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Punjab Kesari group donates Rs.2 crore for Kashmir flood relief

Jammu : Punjab Kesari and Hindi Samachar group chairman Vijay Chopra Monday donated Rs.2 crore for flood relief in Jammu and Kashmir to Governor N.N.Vohra.

Chopra called on Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here and handed over drafts and cheques valuing Rs. 2 crore for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, said an official statement.

"This significant amount, collected by Punjab Kesari and Hind Samachar Group, represents donations from all over the country for helping the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir," said the statement.


Jamia student commits suicide

New Delhi : An 18-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, who was reportedly under depression, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home, a police officer said Monday.

The body of Bharat Nagpal was found hanging from a ceiling fan by her mother Monday morning at their east Delhi residence in Shakarpur area. Police said that no suicide note was found.

Nagpal, a second-year student of bachelor of computer application (BCA) was under depression for the past few days, a family member told the police.

President to inaugurate anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of eminent freedom fighter from Haryana Ranbir Singh Hooda Nov 27, a release said.

The function will be organized at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital. Besides Mukherjee, it would also be attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Hooda, the father of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was a member of the constituent assembly that framed the Indian constitution. He was also a member of the Haryana assembly from 1947 to 1978.


Our outgoings costs are much more than tariff, BSES tells SC

New Delhi : Power discoms BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna Monday told the Supreme Court that there was a mismatch in the cost of the power supplied by it to the consumers in the national capital and the tariff it was getting for the same, leaving a big revenue gap.

"Our outgoings are much more than the returns we got for supplying power," the power distribution companies told a bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice S.A. Bobde pointing to the cash crunch being faced by it.


Course launched to train people in basic life support

New Delhi : The Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here launched a course Monday to improve emergency medical services in trauma centres across India and train citizens in basic life support during accidents,.

The course was introduced two months after RML was designated the nodal hospital by the health ministry to study the gaps in the basic life support being given to victims both in the trauma centers and in their absence.


Adani Power buys Avantha's 600 MW Chhattisgarh unit

Ahmedabad : Adani Power Monday said it has entered into a binding agreement with the Avantha Group to purchase its 600 MW Korba West unit in Chhattisgarh for over Rs.4,200 crore.

Korba West Power owns the 600 MW thermal power plant at Raigarh in the state, where an expansion project is underway.

The deal makes Adani Power the largest private sector power utility in the country with an installed capacity of 11,040 MW, it said in a stock exchange filing.

Use of technology has become game changer for polls: EC

New Delhi : Appropriate use of technology has become a "game changer" in elections and can help in meeting many challenges, Election Commissioner H.S. Brahma said Monday.

During an interaction with a delegation of MPs from Bangladesh, Brahma underscored the need for increased voter enrollment and encouraging the registered voters to come out to vote, a release said here.

The delegation of ten MPs from Bangladesh was led by Muhammad Faruk Khan.

Besides Brahma, they also met Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi.


PM meets chairman of Nippon foundation

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday met Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of The Nippon Foundation, who has worked extensively for the leprosy-affected in India.

Modi expressed deep appreciation during the meeting for Sasakawa's personal commitment to the cause of eradication of leprosy, both in India and across the world, an official release said here.

Sasakawa had initiated in 2005, the establishment of the National Forum of People Affected by Leprosy in India, a nationwide network of leprosy colonies.


Bengal lynching: Rights group moves court seeking justice

Kolkata : A city-based rights group Monday filed a petition seeking a Calcutta High Court-monitored probe into the lynching and alleged bobbitisation of a man at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.

Alleging that the West Bengal administration and the hospital authorities were destroying crucial evidences to hush up the matter, the petition was filed before the bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Arijit Banerjee, by the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR).


Srinivasan visits Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram : As the Supreme Court Monday questioned whether sidelined BCCI chief N. Srinivasan was not in a position of conflict while heading the cricket body and also holding a franchise in the IPL, he made a quick visit Monday evening to the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Kerala capital.

Srinivasan was in the temple in the evening for about 25 minutes, but did not oblige the media there.

Later at the airport, he said he would be unable to speak on any issue as the court was looking into the matter.