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Sujab: First boy from a slum in Guwahati to successfully finish class X

Sujab wants to continue his study further and become an IT Engineer, but finance is holding him back.

By Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: There are hundreds others in this slum in Guwahati which was set up some 40 years back; but Sujab Ali was always different from the rest. Son of a rag picker, Sujab recently cleared the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exam and became the first person from this slum called Hafiznagar in city’s Bamunimaidam area to achieve the feat.

95 widows remarried with help of NGO in Andhra-Telangana living happily

By Syed Khaled Shahbaaz for,

Hyderabad: A widow is no less than a destitute in an impoverished society, especially the young who are subject to occasional jeering in addition to being blatantly ignored by the society they live in. Without money - and in most cases - food and shelter, they have nowhere to go. Those with young children - innocently incognizant of their mother's suffering - are coerced to do menial chores to survive the whip.

Over 2,200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu : Another batch of over 2,200 Amarnath pilgrims left from here on Sunday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

"The fourth batch of 2,219 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu at 4.50 a.m. today (Sunday) in an escorted convoy," a senior police officer told IANS here.

Over 480 women and 27 children are part of the convoy.

The annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath started on July 2 and will end on August 29 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals.


Goa 'examining' pardon for convicted former minister

Panaji : The Goa government is "examining" a request from the partner of former minister Francisco Pacheco, who is serving a six month sentence following his conviction in an assault case, seeking the latter's pardon.

Chief Secretary R.K. Srivastava told IANS on the sidelines of a media function here on Saturday that he had received the application for pardon forwarded to his office by Goa Governor Mridula Sinha.

Bihar court orders FIR against Sunny Deol, others

Patna: A court in Bihar on Saturday directed the authorities to file an FIR against actor Sunny Deol, director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi and writer Kasinath Singh, saying their movie "Mohalla Assi" hurt religious sentiments of people.

The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad, after hearing the complaint case filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, directed police to file a first information report (FIR) against the three people and other actors who had roles in the movie.


Nine candidates from J&K in UPSC final list of 1236

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar : Nine candidates from the state of Jammu and Kashmir have been selected for the coveted the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examinations 2014.

Journalist covering Vyapam scam dead

Bhopal : A journalist from a Delhi-based TV channel who was covering the recruitment scam in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) fell ill and died in a hospital on Saturday, officials said.

Akshay Singh of TV channel Aaj Tak died in Jhabua on Saturday afternoon.

He was in Madhya Pradesh for coverage of the recent deaths due to the scam in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) or Vyapam.


Security tightened at Hyderabad prison to foil Bhatkal's escape

Hyderabad : Authorities have beefed up security at Cherlapally prison here following reports that Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal might try to escape.

The security was stepped up in the wake of reports that Bhatkal told his wife over phone that he would be out soon with help from Damascus. The telephonic conversation, reportedly intercepted intelligence agencies, triggered fears that he may get help from Islamic State (IS).

The jail officials, however, said National Investigation Agency (NIA) or other agencies have not shared any information with them.

BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna appointed party poll officer

New Delhi : A day after reshuffling the party in-charge of state units, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday appointed Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna as the national election officer for organisational elections.

Khanna, an MP from Punjab, was recently elevated as party vice president and given additional responsibility as the in-charge of Rajasthan along with Jammu and Kashmir.

The Bharatiya Janata Party's organisational elections are set to take place between September and December.

Haryana police finally picks up 68 men form Atali in massive combing operation

No ‘arrest’ so far, 68 men have been picked up for ‘interrogation,’ confirmed Faridabad Police Commissioner

By Staff Reporter,

Faridabad: On Saturday, Haryana Police led by Faridabad Commissioner Subhas Yadav led a ‘massive’ combing operation in Atali village and ‘picked up’ around 68 men for ‘interrogation’ after two communal clashes in a month.