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Kalburgi murder part of larger conspiracy: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday said the murder of Kannada scholar M.M. Kalburgi pointed towards a larger conspiracy aimed at eliminating rationalist leaders.

"Going by reports, there is a striking similarity in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M. Kalburgi. All of them were active rationalists. They wrote and spoke openly against irrational superstition and tried to promote scientific temper, spirit of inquiry and reform," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a statement.


Congress slams government over decision to waive tax of FIIs

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday slammed the central government over its decision to waive Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) on capital gains made by FIIs, saying "it once again proved that the Modi government is indeed a suit-boot ki sarkar".

The decision of the BJP-led alliance "to waive off tax liability of more than Rs.40,000 crore" owed by foreign firms once again proved that "this is a government of flip-flops, acts first - thinks later", Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said in a statement.


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Hyderabad school student dies after clash with classmate

Hyderabad: A class 10 student died after a clash with his classmate at a private school in Hyderabad, police said.

Amir Siddiqui, a student of St. Joseph's Public School, died of brain injury at a private hospital on Wednesday, police said.

The incident occurred in the school premises during lunch hour on Tuesday but it came to light only after Siddiqui died at the hospital.

Police registered a case on the complaint of Siddiqui's parents, who reside in Masab Tank.

DCW chief meets Delhi chief secretary on trafficking

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal on Wednesday met Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma and urged him to reconstitute the state-level coordination committee to combat trafficking of women.

According to a DCW official, Sharma agreed to reconstitute the committee and would hold a meeting as soon as possible in this regard.

He further said that all issues raised by the DCW would be sorted out soon.

Mixed response to shutdown call in Karnataka

Bengaluru: A day-long shutdown called by trade unions received a mixed response in Karnataka on Wednesday. Normal life was hit as buses and autos didn't ply and factories, banks and shops were shut.

With employees of the state-run transport corporations joining the strike, thousands of people were stranded in cities and towns across the state.

The state-run Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corp withdrew its airport service after a mob damaged a few buses by smashing their window panes with stones.

BJP, RSS leaders meet in Delhi

New Delhi: A three-day coordination meeting of BJP and RSS leaders began here on Wednesday.

BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Health Minister J.P. Nadda attended the meeting.

Ram Madhav, a Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary who was formerly with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, was also present.

Around 95 members of the RSS, the BJP's ideological parent, are expected to take part in the event being held in the guest house of the Madhya Pradesh government.

Kerala mulls setting up private universities

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday that the government will discuss whether it should set up private universities in Kerala.

"Kerala is the only state in the country that does not have a private university. In West Bengal, there are six and in Tripura there are two," he said, referring to the other two states where Communists are strong.

"We will discuss this issue with all concerned at several levels before a decision is arrived at," Chandy told reporters.

Jailed Bihar legislator quits JD-U

Patna: A jailed legislator from Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Anant Singh, resigned from the party on Wednesday.

Anant Singh has sent his resignation to state JD-U president Vashisht Narain Singh, a JD-U leader here said.

Anant Singh, known as "Chhote Sarkar" for his muscle and money power, was arrested in June in connection with a kidnapping-cum-murder case. After that, his old criminal cases were also opened.

Country-wide strike cripples life in Tripura

Agartala: A nation-wide 24-hour strike called by 10 central trade unions on Wednesday crippled life in Left ruled Tripura.

Government and non-government offices, shops, markets, banks and educational institutions remained shut, while vehicular traffic went off the roads.

"The strike was spontaneous and total. No untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state," Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) working committee member Tapas Datta told IANS.