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Malegaon, Mecca Masjid blast accused Swami Aseemananda enjoyed luxury hotel stay in WB when on parole

During the stay of Swami Aseemananda

He stayed at Joyrambati for a week to see his ailing mother

By Staff Reporter

Haryana to have women police stations from Raksha Bandhan

Chandigarh : The Haryana government on Friday announced it will set up women police stations in all the 21 districts of the state simultaneously on August 29, marking the Raksha Bandhan festival.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday reviewed the preparedness for opening women police stations in the state in a meeting attended by senior police officers.

Khattar said the all-women police stations would operate round-the-clock.

Tripura governor slammed for tweets on Yakub Memon

Agartala : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, evoked sharp reactions on Friday on the social networking site.

"Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists," Roy tweeted on Thursday hours after Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra.

Indian-origin food scientist gets international award

Wellington : A noted Indian-origin food scientist based in New Zealand has been honoured for his contribution in improving the quality, safety and processing efficiency of dairy food, a media report said on Friday.

Harjinder Singh, who was recently named head of Massey University's Institute of Food Science and Technology, was conferred the "International Dairy Foods Association Award" in dairy food processing by the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), technology news website reported.

In their gloomy isolation after Memon hanging, Muslims turn to Owaisi

By Saeed Naqvi

In the night of the tyrants,

Who calls my name from afar?

I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets.

Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn?

"Majrooh Sultanpuri"

I had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia editor of Blitz and journalist Olga Tellis, at the US Club in Cuff Parade, I tried to engage with my Muslim taxi driver. "How were Muslims reacting to the blasts."

Parliament logjam: Government to convene all-party meet on Monday

New Delhi : With parliament's current monsoon session almost washed out in the last two weeks, the Narendra Modi government said an all-party meeting would be convened on Monday to try and end the stalemate over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues.

"The government is always willing to find a reasonable way out of this impasse. We are ready for an all-party meeting," union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the media here on Friday.

Sex scandal accused gained from CM's influence: Congress

Bhopal : The Congress here on Friday alleged that a 2012 sex scandal accused turned government approver using his links with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra told media persons here that Manoj Nema, an accused in the 2012 Chandori sex scandal for which a case was registered in Varasivani police station, was facilitated as he was a friend of a relative of Chouhan.

British-Indian sells food to fund school in India

London : A British-Indian woman is selling Indian street food in London to fund a school for girls in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer town, a media report said.

The food lovers are making a beeline to Tanya Gohil's stall called Devi's at Maltby Street market here.

Gohil's stall sells dishes like the "Mmmmumbai Grill" -- her take on a grilled club sandwich.

According to her, she was born with "the British devotion to Indian cooking", the London Evening Standard reported.

On Rafi's 35th death anniversary, Rishi Kapoor thanks him

Mumbai:On the 35th death anniversary of late legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi on Friday, actor Rishi Kapoor has thanked him for being his voice in several movies.

The 62-year-old posted on micro-blogging website Twitter: "Thank you Rafi sahab for being my playback voice. Still remember you telling me - "Tu ganda hai meri Awaaz ich, bada sona lagda hai". Jinda reh."

Rafi sang songs like "Dard-e-dil" from the 1980 film "Karz" and "Shirdi wale saibaba" from the 1977 film "Amar Akbar Anthony" for Rishi.

Manipur development project spells doom for 11 villages, 12,000 people

By Azera Parveen Rahman

Imphal: One person's manna is another person's poison. This adage couldn't ring more true for the people of Manipur whose fate has been divided along the line of development.

The construction of a multi-purpose dam that promises a better life for people in one part of the state has spelt doom for nearly 12,000 people in 11 villages whose homes will be submerged in the waters and be lost forever.