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Modi prays at Bodh Gaya

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bodh Gaya on Saturday and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, an official said.

"Soon after arriving at Gaya airport , Modi went straight to the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, where he offered prayers," Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee secretary N. Dorjee said.

After offering prayers, Modi circumambulated the Mahabodhi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment 2,550 years ago.

Kerala: Police probing who dumped baby in washing machine

Kozhikode (Kerala): The dumping of a 20-day old baby in a washing machine in Kerala is being probed by the police.

On Thursday (September 3), a baby was found dumped in a washing machine and though there has been some reports that the baby was dumped by the mother, this is yet to be confirmed.

Speaking to IANS on Saturday, Koduvally Circle Inspector Premjith said that at the moment, it is a bit premature to conclude on who did this.

Himachal extends retirement age of award-winning teachers

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh extended the retirement age of national and state awardee teachers, an official said on Saturday, which is observed as Teachers' Day.

The cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday decided to give an extension of two years of service to all the national awardee teachers, said a government spokesperson.

They will also be entitled for a pay increment.

For the state awardees, the government has decided to give one year of extension in service.

These bonanzas will be applicable from the next fiscal, he added.

Reserved thoughts on reservation

By Panchendra Kumar Naik for

India is facing acute political and moral disorders – flared recently by Hardik Patel led agitation for the reservation for the Patels. As a community, every leader has rights to demand their share of the pie, which is inadvertently grabbed by a few. However, leaders, while demanding their community’s political and economic right over the nations’ wealth, had failed to digest the very raison d'être for reservation.

Kashmir to commemorate flood anniversary by observing a shutdown on September 7th

By, Staff Reporter

Srinagar : Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), an amalgam of various trade associations has called for a complete shutdown on September 7th to protest against government’s failure to provide financial assistance to people affected by the last year’s deadly floods which caused havoc in valley by brining life on a stand still for a complete month.

Communal tension in Agra, situation calm now

Agra: Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities. The situation was calm now, police said.

Police said a Facebook group had posted some material described as biased and highly provocative by members of another community. The Facebook group coordinator was roughed up on Thursday by those objecting to the posted material, leading to a clash in Shamshabad town, 30 km from here.

Facebook trains self-help groups in Telangana

Hyderabad: Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space.

The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained in basics of Facebook, and the various features of the platform, at Facebook's office here and given an overview of how to use Facebook to promote their products online.

The SHG representatives were given a step-by-step walk through of Facebook Page creation and also some tips on posting engaging content, said a statement.

DCW urges Bassi to file FIR against BJP legislator

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (SCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday urged Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to register an FIR against BJP legislator O.P. Sharma in Alka Lamba stone pelting case.

"Swati Maliwal wrote a letter to Delhi police commissioner urging him to register an FIR against the BJP MLA for his disgraceful remarks against Lamba," a commission official told IANS.

The move came after the DCW sought a legal opinion of SHO, Kashmere Gate reply in Lamba's case.

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Katiyar to join Hardik's agitation in Gujarat

New Delhi : Agitated over his expulsion from the RLSP, Akhilesh Katiyar on Friday said the entire Uttar Pradesh unit of the party would resign in protest and join Hardik Patel's movement for reservations for the Patel community in the OBC category.

"To register protest against my expulsion, every member of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the party will resign and join Hardik's movement," Katiyar, the expelled Rastriya Lok Samta Party leader said at a press conference.