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Court rejects plea claiming threat to sacked AAP minister's life

New Delhi : A Delhi court here on Tuesday rejected a plea -- moved by a lawyer claiming to represent former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar -- that alleged there was a threat to Kumar's life and sought directions for installing CCTV cameras in the jail and videotaping of his court appearance.

Bihar raises compensation for three soldiers killed in Uri

Patna : Following criticism on social media for announcing a Rs 5 lakh each compensation for the three martyred soldiers in the Uri attack, the Bihar government on Tuesday raised the compensation to Rs 11 lakh, officials said.

"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered to increase the compensation from earlier announced Rs 5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh each for the kin of the three soldiers from the state, who lost their lives in the terror attack on Sunday," said an official.

Bombs explode in two Kathmandu schools

Kathmandu : Bombs exploded at two schools in the Nepalese capital on Tuesday while suspicious objects were found in five other schools, media reported.

Cylinder bombs exploded at the Akash Deep Boarding School and Manakamana Higher Secondary School in Jorpati, Kathmandu, at around 3.45 a.m, Kathmandu police chief Bikram Singh Thapa said.

Explosives were also recovered from five other schools in the valley, Kathmandu Post reported.

No human casualties have been reported.


Zero tolerance policy on terrorism international obligation: India

Geneva : In wake of the cross-border terror attack from Pakistan on the Uri army base in Jammu and Kashmir that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, India on Monday said that a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism is an international obligation.

"India firmly believes that a policy of zero tolerance to terrorism is as much an international obligation as it is a commitment to our own people," India said in its statement under the Agenda Item 4 during the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council here.

No rivalry with Justice Katju, says Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said on Monday that he has no rivalry with former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who recently commented that the actor is a man with "nothing in his head".

On September 17, Katju, in a Twitter post, commented: "Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, and since most mediapersons praise him, I doubt there is anything in their heads."


35 dead in Bihar accident, Modi expresses grief

Patna : Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the loss of 35 lives in a 50-seater bus's accident in Bihar on Monday.

The bus was going from Madhubani to Sitamarhi when the driver lost control over the vehicle and it slipped off the road and fell into a pond, submerging it, a state Home Ministry official said.

The accident occurred on Monday at about 1200 hrs near Basakha Chowk in Benapatti area, about 250 km from here, Basaitha village in Madhubani district, the official said.


BJP, CPI-M cadres in Kerala should lay down arms: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram : A day after the BJP sought a probe by the CBI or a high court judge into violence against its cadres in Kerala, the Congress on Monday said peace in the state could be ensured if supporters of both the BJP and CPI-M "laid down their arms".

Addressing reporters here, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said political violence and killings in Kerala have increased ever since the Left Front government led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist assumed office after the May assembly elections.

Sisodia faces ink attack after meeting LG

New Delhi : A man threw ink on Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia outside Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's office on Monday in what the AAP alleged was a planned attack.

Sisodia was speaking with journalists after meeting Jung when the man, identified as Brijesh Shukla, sneaked up and quickly threw the ink from a bottle he was holding.

The ink scattered mostly on Sisodia's left arm and a part of his face, taking the Deputy Chief Minister by surprise.

पाकिस्तान से सारे संबंध ख़त्म कर उसे मुंहतोड़ जवाब दिया जाए –शाही इमाम पंजाब

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लुधियाना : कश्मीर के उरी में आतंकवादियों द्वारा किए गए आतंकी हमले की कड़े शब्दों में निंदा करते हुए पंजाब के शाही इमाम मौलाना हबीब-उर-रहमान लुधियानवी ने कहा कि भारत सरकार को चाहिए कि वह पाकिस्तान से सभी राजनीतिक व कूटनीतिक संबंध ख़त्म करके उसे मुंहतोड़ जवाब दे.

फील्डगंज चौक स्थित लुधियाना जामा मस्जिद में एक सभा का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें आतंकवाद के ख़िलाफ़ प्रस्ताव पारित कर शहीद हुए सैनिकों को श्रद्धाजंलि दी गई.

World schooling the new form of learning

By Lina Asher

To start with a whole load of people will ask what world schooling is. I define it as homeschooling on the go: Educating your child through experiential learning whilst travelling in the world.

World schooling is the new way of home schooling children, an unconventional way of education, where the child learns while travelling the world and interacting with people of different cultures. It is a form of experiential learning.