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Congress asks why CISF for Ramdev's park; No favour done, says government

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday questioned the need to deploy the CISF to guard a food park belonging to Baba Ramdev at Haridwar as the government maintained that it was "no special favour" to the yoga guru or to his manufacturing unit.

Answering supplementaries from Congress member Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said: "We have a long list of 11,000 private enterprises and industries that have been provided with security cover by CISF personnel".

Lok Sabha members express concern over police suicides

New Delhi : Members, including from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Tuesday expressed concern in the Lok Sabha over police personnel committing suicide. The government maintained that steps are being taken to improve the working conditions of the police, especially with regard to their housing.

"It is unfortunate and a matter of deep concern that police personnel who provide security to people often commit suicide," BJP member Satyapal Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner, said during question hour in the Lok Sabha.

Murder of young woman in Kerala galvanises politics

Ernakulam (Kerala) : The brutal murder of a poor law student in this district last week has galvanised politics in election-bound Kerala as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy promised a thorough probe while the opposition alleged "inaction".

Jisha, a 27-year-old woman, was found murdered on April 28 at her home near a canal in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam by her mother who works as a casual labourer.

Her body was badly mutilated; there were injuries on her private parts, according to the police.

When it comes to UGC fellowships, government is high on promises, low on delivery

By Twocircles.net Staff Reporter

BJP supporting fringe Hindu groups in violence on minorities, says US govt. report

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Twocircles.net

New Delhi: In a major blow to India's Secular image globally, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) annual report has categorized India as ‘Tier 2 country’ where religious violations engaged in or tolerated by the government are serious.

The report says that religious tolerance has deteriorated and religious freedom violations have increased in India in 2015.

"जनता का पैसा उद्योगपतियों के लिए खर्च कर रही है सरकार" - कन्हैया कुमार

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

पटना : अन्तर्राष्ट्रीय मजदूर दिवस पर जेएनयू छात्रसंघ अध्यक्ष कन्हैया कुमार ने पटना के श्रीकृष्ण मेमोरियल हॉल में कल एक सभा को संबोधित किया. एआईएसएफ और एआईवाईएफ द्वारा आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम को संबोधित करते हुए उन्होंने कहा कि ज्यादा कन्हैया-कन्हैया नहीं कहिये, नहीं तो मोदी-मोदी सुनाई पड़ने लगेगा.

1,203 candidates to fight for Kerala's 140 assembly seats

Thiruvananthapuram : A total of 1,203 candidates were left in the fray and will now fight for the 140 Kerala assembly seats on May 16, officials said on Monday, the last day for withdrawal of nominations.

The principal fight is between the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front and the CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front. The BJP-led NDA is also in the fray.

The maximum number of 145 candidates is in Malappuram district, which also has the maximum number of constituencies (16).

NDA to tread Ambedkar's path; favours quota in private sector

New Delhi : The government on Monday asserted that it was unequivocally committed to upholding the principles as laid down in the Constitution by the founding fathers, including B.R. Ambedkar, and said it had no problems if the private sector also gives reservation.

The government is also in favour of reservation in promotions, Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said in the Lok Sabha.

"If the corporates willingly create an atmosphere for giving reservation, we will have no problem," he said.

103-year-old enclave dweller to voter for first time in Bengal polls

Kolkata : Asgar Ali is 103 but will vote for the first time on May 5 in the final phase of the West Bengal assembly elections when the erstwhile enclaves in the state's Cooch Behar district goes to polls.

"Asgar Ali is a 103-year-old and is a first time voter from Madhya Mashaldanga enclave in Dinhata assembly constituency of Cooch Behar. A total of 9,776 voters in the erstwhile enclaves are eligible to cast their votes across five assembly constituencies involving 38 polling stations," said additional chief electoral officer Dibyendu Sarkar.

Over 75 percent child rehab centres in India defunct

New Delhi : Over 75 percent of 11,652 child rehabilitation centres across 21 states of India are non-functional, the labour minister informed parliament on Monday.

"As per information received from various National Child Labour Project (NCPL), at present there are 2,876 special training centres functional," Minister Bandaru Dattatreya told the Lok Sabha.

The minister also stated that the government had issued a communication to all the concerned labour departments of state governments to assess the number of the child labourers.

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