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NHRC issues notice to Karnataka, TN on recent violence

Chennai : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notice to governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, seeking reports on people injured and properties damaged in the recent protests.

In a statement, the apex human rights body said it has taken suo moto cognizance of reports of large-scale violent protests, arson and destruction of public and private property valued several crores in Bengaluru against directions of the apex court on release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu.

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Rajnath, Gadkari lay foundation of outer ring road project in Lucknow

ArrayLucknow : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the Lucknow MP, laid the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 5,000 outer ring road project for the state capital on Friday.

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was also present on the occasion.

The civil cost for this project is Rs 2,555 crore and the 94-km-long road would be linked to the Sultanpur, Nagram, Rae Bareli, Kanpur, Mohan, Hardoi, Sitapur, Kursi and Dewa roads along with the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

Quota for faculty members at IIMs on anvil: Javadekar

Ahmedabad : The Union Human Resources Development Ministry is considering introducing reservation for faculty positions at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters here on Friday that the ministry would shortly hold talks with the chiefs of the prestigious B-schools in this regard. The Chairmen and Directors of IIMs will first meet at IIM-Shillong on September 20 to discuss the matter.

The minister was at IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with faculty members and students.

‘जिग्नेश मेवाणी की गुजरात पुलिस द्वारा ‘अवैध हिरासत’ लोकतंत्र की हत्या है’

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नई दिल्ली : ऊना दलित अत्याचार लड़त समिति के संयोजक जिग्नेश मेवाणी को दिल्ली से लौटते हुए गुजरात पुलिस द्वारा हिरासत में लिए जाने की ख़बर है. इस ‘अवैध हिरासत’ को लखनऊ की सामाजिक संगठन रिहाई मंच ने लोकतंत्र की हत्या क़रार देते हुए तत्काल इस दलित आंदोलन के नेता की रिहाई की मांग की है.

BJP promotes mobile app ahead of PM visit to Gujarat

Ahmedabad : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set for a two-day visit to Gujarat from Friday evening, the ruling BJP leadership is busy promoting a mobile app to enable supporters to connect with him to wish him on his birthday on September 17.

The ruling party aims to rope in at least five lakh people to upload the app.

The aggressive promotion of the app comes in the backdrop of a flop BJP programme in Surat recently when Patel youngsters disrupted a show of strength in the presence of party president Amit Shah amid the simmering Patidar and Dalit agitations.

Odisha CM appreciates Mamata Banerjee's support to Haj pilgrims

ArrayBhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday appreciated the support provided by his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to Haj pilgrims from Odisha at the embarkation point in Kolkata.

"I will like to place on record my deep gratitude for all the outstanding arrangements for our Haj pilgrims which have been personally supervised by you. I specially appreciate the sincere efforts undertaken by Haji Shaikh Nurul Islam, the Chairman of the West Bengal State Haj Committee, and his entire team, in this regard," said the Chief Minister in a letter to Banerjee.

Akhilesh seeks power to pick candidates

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday demanded the "power to distribute party tickets" in the forthcoming assembly elections.

Replying to questions from India TV, Akhilesh Yadav said: "I am ready to return party posts and even portfolios but I must have the power to distribute tickets, because the forthcoming poll is after all a test for me and my party."

Asked how he would respond if someone demanded the Chief Minister's post, Akhilesh Yadav replied: "Probably I will give away that too, provided the one who wants it really deserves it."

Four killed in communal violence in UP

Lucknow : Four persons were shot dead on Friday in Bijnore in Uttar Pradesh in communal clashes after some boys allegedly teased a group of school girls, police said.

Some people opened fire during the violence, leaving four persons from the minority community dead and at least five others injured, the police said.

The injured were rushed to nearby medical facilities, a Home Department official told IANS.

The deceased were identified as Ehsaan, Sartaaz, Anees and Rizwan. The injured were identified as Furkan, Ansar, Saleem, Aladdin, Shahnawaz and Sarfaraz.

600 kids die from malnutrition: So what? asks Maharashtra minister

Palghar (Maharashtra) : Maharashtra's Tribal Welfare Minister Vishnu Sawra faced the ire of tribals in Palghar whose children have perished due to malnutrition.

When he visited a tribal hamlet in Khoch village in the worst-hit Mokhada sub-district on Thursday evening, angry locals confronted the minister and demanded answers.

Some infuriated tribals asked him: "600 children have died here (in 2016) what have you done for us?"

Global movement against animal abuse from September 18

New Delhi : Thousands of people from across the world have decided to launch a movement against animal abuse in over 60 cities across the globe on Sunday.

India Unites For Animals (IUFA), a citizens' initiative, said in a release here the movement is being launched to achieve an inclusive world that compassionately coexists with animals and nature, inspired by the Indian ideology of 'Vasudhaïva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family) to end all forms of cruelty and abuse of animals.

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