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Ensure essential items for flood-hit Kashmiris, SC tells government

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday said the government should ensure that the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir get food, fuel, drinking water and medicines, and that their damaged houses are restored as it concerned their right to life under article 21 of the constitution.


Jammu and Kashmir governor, CM donate salaries for relief

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday donated their one month's salary to the state government's flood relief fund.

While thanking Vohra for his donation of a month's salary to the chief minister's relief fund, Abdullah also announced similar donation of lakh from his salary to the fund.

The chief minister, who visited the flood affected areas of Srinagar Wednesday, made an aerial survey of the affected areas which could not be reached by road Thursday.


Don't blame 'love jihad' for UP loss: Giriraj Singh

New Delhi : While top BJP leaders have refrained from commenting on the party's performance in Uttar Pradesh by-polls yet, state party leader Giriraj Singh Thursday said it is wrong to blame the 'love jihad' theory for it.

"Yoginath-ji (Yogi Adityanath) alone can't be responsible for Uttar Pradesh debacle. Many go down in other states by changing stance and allegedly chanting 'secular, secular'," Giriraj Singh, who was in the thick of controversy for his threat to send critics of Narendra Modi to Pakistan, said Thursday in a tweet.


Bhopal gas victims chain themselves to CM's house to demand compensation & clean up

By TCN News,

Bhopal: At noon today survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster, neighbourhood residents of the abandoned Union Carbide factory and their supporters locked themselves to the Chief Minister’s residence seeking adequate compensation and cleanup of the contaminated factory site.


Lecture on ‘civilizing Islam’ at AMU

By TCN News,

Aligarh: “Civilization is more than a shibboleth for religious claims or cultural irredentism; it is also an inescapable part of the efforts to forge a ranking of cultures, and even to claim the superiority of one over rival others”, said Prof. Bruce Lawrence of Duke University, USA. He was delivering a University Extension Lecture on “Civilizing Islam Across Time and Space: From Ibn-e-Khaldun to Marshall Hodgson” organized by the Centre for Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University.


Mumbai Dabbawallas' success story coming to land of nawabs

By Mohit Dubey,

Lucknow : Come Saturday and management students, industry captains and representatives of other institutions will be taking tips and lessons here from the success story of Mumbai's dabbawallas, who have gained fame globally for efficiently delivering lunch boxes, colloquially known as dabbas, to thousands of office-goers across the vast metropolis.

The Young Indians (YI) chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Lucknow chapter is organizing an interactive session where the manner in which the dabbawallas operate will be discussed threadbare.

Patna to host ‘secular conference 2014’ in October

TCN News,

Patna: Amidst the growing voices of communalism in the country an exceptional National level convention under the heading of ‘Secular Conference 2014’ is going to be held in Patna on 26th October 2014 where many speakers from all over the country are expected to participate. The conference will result in the establishment of a National Political Alliance of secularists against the Communal and Fascist forces in the country.


BJP building martyrs' memorial in Karnataka

Bidar (Karnataka) : The BJP's youth wing is building a martyrs' memorial at Gorata, 65 km from here in northern Karnataka, as a tribute to about 200 freedom fighters who were massacred by Nizam soldiers (Razakars) in the village in 1948 when it was part of the erstwhile Hyderabad state.

The BJP's Yuva Morcha (youth wing) is also constructing a statute and a building in the sleepy hamlet in memory of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was instrumental in liberating the Hyderabad state from Nizam's suzerainty.

J&K Bank makes 312 branches, 189 ATMS operational in valley

Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir Bank Wednesday said it has made 312 branches and 189 automated teller machines (ATMs) functional in the Valley.

Most branches of the bank had either been submerged or become non-functional due to loss of connectivity during the recent floods.

Sajad Bazaz, spokesman of the bank, told IANS: "While combating post flood situation which had left all banking operations out of gear, J&K Bank has made 312 Branches and 189 ATMs operational in the Valley to pull people out of cash distress situation."

Keen on law to remove Waqf property encroachment: Minister

New Delhi : Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla Wednesday said her ministry is keen on bringing a law for removing encroachment from Waqf properties, and will try to pass a bill in this regard in the upcoming winter session of parliament.

"We need to remove encroachment from the Waqf lands," Heptulla said Wednesday, addressing a press conference in the series of conferences being held on completion of 100 days of her ministry.