Post-mortem report confirms Minhaj Ansari was tortured, no mention of encephalitis as officials claim

By Amit Kumar,

Mohammed Ilyas has barely had a moment to sleep in the past ten days. Between consoling family members, his job and running from pillar to post to seek justice for the death of his family member Minhaj Ansari, Ilyas has been left tired, sick and wishing this is all a dream that he wakes out of one day.

Delhi court trashes fake degree case against Irani

New Delhi : In a relief to Union Minister Smriti Irani, a trial court here on Tuesday dismissed a plea to issue summon against her for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualifications in her affidavit to the Election Commission of India.

The complaint was filed to harass the Minister, the Patiala House district court said.

NHRC notice to Maharastra over death of 740 students

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to Maharastra over the death of 740 students in residential schools located in tribal areas in the last 10 years, due to lack of basic health services and amenities.

The commission, taking the knowledge of the issue through media reports, said that as per the norms, students should be screened at least twice a year but government agencies are not following it.

Security forces strip search youth, arrest ones with pellet injuries in Baramulla

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Baramulla: As the ongoing unrest in Kashmir completes its 100th day, thousands of protesters continue to be put inside the jails, arrested during night raids.

The security forces in Baramulla district of north Kashmir in the wee hours of Monday morning took an unprecedented decision to crackdown on the historic old town to arrest the protestors.

As per the locals, this kind of crackdown is the first of its kind to take place in the old town of Baramulla city.

Mayawati slams Centre, UP government for Ayodhya projects

New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday criticised the BJP-led central government's decision to build a Ramayana Museum in Ayodhya and the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government's plan to construct a Ramleela Theme Park there as only for electoral gains.

"Decision to build a Ramayana Museum and Ramleela Theme Park in Ayodhya by the BJP and the SP just before the assembly elections shows their intentions," the BSP chief said in a statement.

She also said that these promises would remain unfulfilled due to the lack of the budget.

DU student among 5 persons arrested for robbery

New Delhi : Five persons, including a Delhi University student and an employee of a businessman, were arrested for robbing Rs 33 lakh here at Vikas Marg, in east Delhi, Police said on Monday.

Police identified the accused as Harsheet, 19, a B.Com student of Delhi University; Sonu Malik, 20, a professional bike stuntman; Mohan, 28; Iilayash, 34; and Devender Kumar, 42, a businessman's employee -- all residents of different areas of Nabi Karim (central Delhi) and Karawal Nagar (east Delhi). Police have recovered Rs 33 lakh and a motorcycle used in the crime from those arrested.

Surgical strikes should not be a political issue: Bihar CM

Patna : JD-U President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday targeted thed BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit of the army's surgical strikes and making it a political issue in the country.

According to Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal-United fully supports the central government's action against terrorism and salutes the Indian Army for its success in the September 28-29 strike across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

RSS ideology inspired us to do surgical strikes: Parrikar

Ahmedabad : Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar on Monday said the RSS ideology inspired Prime Minister Narendra Modi and him to carry out the September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

It was not possible that a Prime Minister from the land of Mahatma Gandhi and a Defence Minister from Goa with a common RSS orientation would not take such a strong decision, he said.

The minister was addressing students and teachers of Nirma University here during a 'Know Your Army' programme.

Court frames charges against JNU rape case accused

New Delhi : A local court on Monday framed charges against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Anmol Ratan, who allegedly raped a 28-year-old Ph.D student.

Additional Sessions Judge Devendra Kumar Sharma framed rape and criminal intimidation charges against accused Ratan.

"It is clear that there was threat given by the accused, causing alarm to the prosecutrix (victim) that the accused would kill any person who would come in his way and that he had beaten a lot of persons earlier also," the court observed.

BJP a party of greedy people, not Hindus, says Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at the BJP, saying it claims to be a party of the Hindus, but it is actually a party of people greedy for power and money.

"The BJP is not a party of the Hindus. It is a party of the people, who are greedy for power and money. Forget the Hindus, the BJP will not spare even its own for power and money," Kejriwal said in a Facebook post on Monday.

On Sunday, speaking at Surat also, Kejriwal had made fun of the BJP's assertion that it is a pro-Hindu party.