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Artistic tribute to Dr. Ambedkar planned to celebration his 125th birth anniversary

Yogesh Maitreya,

Mumbai: Photography Promotion Trust (PPT) and Ambedkar Institute for Social and Economic Change (AISEC) are planning to organise a massive exhibition of various art forms to commemorate and celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. This event will be one of its kind to celebrate Dr. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary as both these organisations are planning to pay an artistic tribute to him at one of the bests and reputed art gallery in India, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (NGMA) on April 14, 2016.

OROP stir: Another veteran's health deteriorates

New Delhi: Col. Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over the non-implementation of One Rank One Pension, is stable but the health of retired havildar Major Singh has worsened.

Col. Singh was rushed to the Army Research and Referral Hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday. "He is stable now and recovering," a hospital spokesperson told IANS.

Spokesperson for the ex-servicemen front, Col. (retd.) Anil Kaul, said the veteran has refused to break his fast.


Modi hails BJP win in Bengaluru

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the BJP's winning show in the Bengaluru civic polls, saying people's faith in his party "is humbling and gladdening".

"People's continuous faith in the BJP is humbling and gladdening," Modi tweeted as results showed the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Congress in the election.

"We are fully committed to fulfilling (the) aspirations of 125 crore Indians," he said.

Challenge to Gujarat CM as Patidars on warpath

Ahmedabad: Keeping their promise, the agitating Patidar community on Tuesday swamped the city in a 10-km long revolution rally demanding caste reservations, posing a direct challenge to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Hundreds of thousands of Patidars swooped down on the city since Monday night. Police and district officials made stringent security arrangements to avoid inconveniencing people.

Mangaluru: Muslim youth stripped, tied and thrashed by Bajrang Dal for travelling with woman

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Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, over a dozen activists swearing allegiance to a saffron outfit assaulted a Muslim youth in broad daylight in the heart of the city on Monday, for allegedly travelling in a vehicle with a woman belonging to another community.

Manjhi quits as legislator

Patna: Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha's leader, resigned on Tuesday from the primary membership of the JD-U and also from the Bihar assembly.

"Manjhi has formally resigned from the primary membership of the JD-U and also as a legislator," HAM's spokesperson Danish Rizwan said here.

Manjhi's HAM has joined hands with the BJP led NDA in Bihar ahead of state polls.

He has pledged to work to ensure the defeat of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United and Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Five coaches to get Dronacharya award

New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday confirmed the names of five eminent coaches who will be given the prestigious Dronacharya Award on National Sports Day - August 29.

Naval Singh (para-athletics), Anoop Singh (wrestling), Harbans Singh (athletics), Swatantar Raj Singh (boxing) and Nihar Ameen (swimming) will receive the award, which was instituted in 1985.

The award is to honour eminent coaches who have successfully trained sportspersons or teams and enabled them to achieve outstanding results in international competitions.

Kejriwal meets PM, complains against Delhi Police

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Delhi Police seemed to be at war with the Delhi government and vowed to make Delhi "a shining city" if he had the central government's cooperation.

Kejriwal met Modi to thrash out issues of governance which have pitted the Aam Aadmi Party government against Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, an appointee of the central government.

"It seems Delhi Police is at war with the Delhi government," Kejriwal said. "This is harmful for democracy."

BJP maintains lead in Bengaluru civic poll

Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintained its lead in the Bengaluru civic corporation's election as the counting of votes crossed the half-way mark in 197 wards across the city on Tuesday.

As per trends available for 195 wards at 1 p.m., BJP was leading in 99 wards, Congress in 74, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) in 14 and Independents in eight.

Currency note bundles found in Vyapam office

Bhopal: Bundles of currency notes and some incriminating documents were found in a table drawer while furniture was being repaired at the Vyapam office here in Madhya Pradesh, police said on Monday.

A carpenter found the currency notes while repairing furniture at the office of the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam), and immediately informed an official there, a police source said.

A public relations officer of Vyapam informed police that the notes were found wrapped in a plastic packet.