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India Politics

UC Raman, the Dalit face of IUML, aims to strengthen Dalit-Muslim alliance in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: Hardly a day after his candidature was announced, U C Raman made a beeline to Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, seeking in earnest the blessings of the descendant of Prophet Mohammed like every IUML candidate.

Tracks clearing begin after train derailment near Ghaziabad

Lucknow : Clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express began on Monday morning, police said.

The train had derailed between Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur on Sunday night.

The derailed coaches included two sleeper, four air-conditioned coaches, guard, and seating and luggage rake (SLR) coach, a railway official informed IANS.

Following the derailment, traffic hit the busy rail route. On Monday, workers were trying to clear the track at the earliest, officials added.

Two Years of Narasingbari Killings: Heart-wrenching story of little Rashida

Abdul Kalam Azad

Today is the second anniversary of Narasingbari Killings. On 1st May, 2014, at around 8:00pm three people were killed and several injured. Narasingbari was the beginning – within less than 24 fours 49 people were killed in Khagrabari (Baksa) and Balapara (Kokrajhar) in BTAD area of Assam. Most of the victims were children and women. Here is the story of Rashida Khatun (13), who survived the attack. More stories will follow…

Seven-year-old girl beaten up in Bengal, family blames Trinamool

Kolkata : A seven-year-old girl was beaten up allegedly by miscreants allied to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress after her grandfather - a CPI-M supporter - voted in the fifth phase of assembly polls in the southern outskirts Aof the city.

The victim's family alleged that the miscreants attacked the house in the Haridevpur area of the Behala East constituency on Saturday night.

"They were angry as my father-in-law cast his vote in the elections earlier in the day. The attackers are Trinamool activists," said the child's mother Basanti Bor.

Two workers die cleaning manhole in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : In a tragedy on May Day, two workers died while cleaning a manhole here, police said.

The sanitation workers died of suffocation in the manhole in Koti area of the city.

Police retrieved the bodies and took them to government-run Osmania Hospital for autopsy.

The deceased, identified as Veeraswamy and Kotaiah, both in their early 40s, were engaged to clean the manhole as it was a holiday for regular sanitation staff of Hyderabad Metropolitan Supply and Sewerage Board.

Mamata threatens police, draws flak from opposition, civil society

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday issued a virtual threat to the police and accused them of creating pandemonium, saying those who declared prohibitory orders during the ongoing assembly polls and locked local clubs and Trinamool Congress offices will have to suffer.

Addressing election meetings in East Midnapore district, Banerjee said she had never in the past seen "so much atrocities being perpetrated during the polls".

I don't even have a cell phone, says Kanhaiya

Patna : Jawaharlal Nehru University students leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday refuted allegations that he has hired a public relations officer (PRO), carries an iPhone and travels in business class in flights.

"I don't have a PRO, what is the use for me? Those who are spreading such rumours are part of a powerful force that is against my campaign, which I along with 8,000 students of JNU and others across the country began," Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is currently out on bail, told IANS here.

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.