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HC notice to Delhi government on plea for CBI probe against minister

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on a plea seeking CBI probe into charges of bribery against Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain.

Justice Pratibha Rani asked the Delhi government to file the response on the plea filed by Mohammed Qasim, a businessman, from whom Hussain's staffer allegedly demanded Rs.30 lakh.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government sought time to file a status report on the plea. The court posted the matter for hearing on July 27.

Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district gets award for implementing 'Swach Bharat Mission' from PM Modi

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

Srinagar: The district of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir was awarded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 April, Wednesday, for excellence in implementation of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Anantnag administration has been awarded under ‘Swachh Vidyalaya’ category for ‘North East and Hill States’ for constructing separate toilets for boys and girls in over 1,500 schools of the district.

Army takes Mumbai students on adventure tour in Kashmir

Jammu : Over 130 students from Mumbai schools are on an adventure tour of the border areas in Jammu and Kashmir, interacting with war veterans and even trying their hand at firearms and border patrolling as part of the Indian Army's project 'Sadbhavna'.

Spokesman of the army's Udhampur headquartered Northern Command, Colonel S.D. Goswami told IANS in Jammu city: "Students from different schools of Mumbai are on a tour to Jammu and Kashmir these days."

One person dead, three injured in Murshidabad during voting after TMC, CPI (M) supporters clash

By Zaidul Haque, TwoCircles.net

Kolkata/Berhampur: The battle for West Bengal claimed its first victim during the third phase of elections in Domkal, Murshidabad. Tauhidul Islam, a small hawker of conch-shell bangles was killed allegedly by Trinamool goon at a polling booth in Jitpur-Natunpara village, Domkal Murshidabad.

A woman with a mission: She safeguards maternal health in Himachal villages

By Vishal Gulati

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to propagating institutional deliveries and providing health services like intrauterine contraceptive device and other contraceptive methods.

A woman with a mission: She safeguards maternal health in Himachal villages

By Vishal Gulati

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to propagating institutional deliveries and providing health services like intrauterine contraceptive device and other contraceptive methods.

Islamic face veil to be banned in Latavia

Riga : Latvia has banned women from wearing the Islamic full-face veil in public, despite only three people being known to wear them in the entire country.

Authorities say the new legislation was necessary in order to protect Latvian culture and prevent terrorists from smuggling weapons under garments, reports the Independent.

The move follows a similar ban on full-face veils in public spaces implemented by France in 2011.

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In the lanes of Batla House, a mission to empower women

By Sadia Suhail for Twocircles.net

New Delhi: The narrow, dingy lanes of Batla House in Delhi may not look the most appealing for a walk. But for hundreds of women, the maze created by these lanes unravels at a small house, otherwise known as the office of Shikhar Organisation for Social Development (SOSD). Since 2001, Shikhar, founded by Nadeem Akhtar (CEO), has been working to empower the vulnerable sections of the society by cultivating skills in them through vocational training, educational programmes, computer training, health camps, safety camps, etc.

AIUDF supremo denies media report of post-poll alliance with BJP

By TCN News,

Guwahati (Assam): Badruddin Ajmal, a Member of Parliament and President of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has denied media reports that his party may go for alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after polls.

IANS today reported that BJP and AIUDF are exploring post-poll deal in Assam and that they are in talk.

However, soon after this news Ajmal tweeted and distanced AIUDF’s potential post-poll alliance with BJP.

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