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UP police launch criminal tracking app

Ghaziabad : Uttar Pradesh Police here on Sunday introduced a criminal tracking app which is hoped to offer help, especially to the office going women who commute by auto rickshaws.

Launching the app here, Inspector General of Uttar Pradesh Police (Meerut zone) Sujeet Pandey claimed the app is first of its kind in the country.

Stating that the app works offline too, Pandey told media its important feature is that it opens a person's criminal record on voice sense.

Himachal chief minister distributes computers to students

Sundernagar : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched 'Rajiv Gandhi Digital Student Yojna' here in this town in Mandi district, said an official statement.

The chief minister launched the scheme by giving away laptop computers to 86 students who achieved distinction in Classes 10 and 12 examinations.

The government will provide 10,000 laptops to the toppers of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education with an outlay of Rs.18.32 lakh, the statement said.

Modi gives LPG connections, vows to help poor

Ballia (Uttar Prdesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed LPG connections here on Sunday and pledged to ensure a better life for the poor.

"This is a government for the poor. Whatever we do will be for the poor," the prime minister said here, launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
"We have worked a lot on labour related issues.

The scheme will provide free LPG connections to five crore women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families between 2016 and 2019.

The prime minister gave away some cooking gas connections to people on the occasion.

सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष : भाजपा ने भुलाया गांधी को

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बेतिया (बिहार) : राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी के सत्याग्रह का तपोस्थल चम्पारण अपने गौरवमयी इतिहास के 100 साल पूरा कर रहा है. केन्द्र व राज्य सरकार दोनों ने ही इसे ‘सत्याग्रह शताब्दी वर्ष’ मनाने का फैसला लिया है.

Assam’s Bengal origin Muslims choose poetry to confront stereotypes and prejudices

By M Reyaz for,

New Delhi: A few months after the infamous Bodoland riots in 2012, I visited Assam for my maiden out-station assignment for to do a series on post-riot ground realities. Amidst despair and desolation, I found one positive story that I had titled as Assam Spring? The message is loud and clear, published on January 1, 2013.

Mehbooba Mufti seeks RBI support for youth empowerment

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) support for youth empowerment in the state, while urging premier banking institutions to reach out to young, budding entrepreneurs and help them establish viable business units.

She said she expects the RBI to do more in exerting pressure on banking firms operating in the state so that small and medium enterprises have hassle-free access to loans.

BJP destroying peaceful communal atmosphere in Kerala: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram : Hitting out hard at the BJP, former defence minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said the party is "trying to destroy the peaceful communal atmosphere of the state and hoped the party is not able to open its account in the Kerala assembly.

Talking to reporters here, Antony also attacked the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). He said that in order to keep up the tempo of the development activities in Kerala, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is the "best bet.

Former Bengal minister Debabrata Bandyopadhyay dead

Kolkata : Former West Bengal minister and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) veteran Debabrata Bandyopadhyay died here on Saturday, the party said. He was 90.

Bandyopadhyay died at a city hospital, said RSP state secretary Kshiti Goswami.

He became the panchayat minister in 1977 under chief minister Jyoti Basu when the Left Front came to power in the state.

Kanhaiya Kumar meets Nitish, Lalu in Bihar

Patna : JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is out on bail, met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad here on Saturday.

Visiting his home state Bihar for two days, Kanhaiya Kumar is also scheduled to meet other politicians who have been supporting him in a shared campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

He also visited his father Jaishankar Singh who is suffering from paralysis.

A person can change religion, but not caste, rules Supreme Court

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Punjab: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that a person can change religion and faith but not the caste to which they belong.

The Supreme Court has said that caste has linkage to birth and person changing religion can't change his caste.

The Judgment came in the case of Mohammed Sadique, who had contested election from a constituency reserved for Scheduled Castes in Punjab.