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Himachal CM launches save girl child programme

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday started a programme to save the girl child in the Kangra district - the state's largest.

The programme named 'Kangre Di Munni' or girl child of Kangra, a social campaign of the district administration under the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', was launched from Jwalamukhi, the town known from the popular Hindu shrine.

Lauding the efforts of the district administration, the chief minister said such an initiative would help saving the girl child and would go a long way in improving the sex ratio.

Haryana Jats to renew job quota protests from June 5

New Delhi : The Akhil Bharatiya Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (ABJASS) on Sunday announced resumption of their agitation for job quota in Haryana from June 5.

"We will hold 'Jat Nyay' rally in Haryana from June 5 as promises made by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar have not been fulfilled," ABJASS president Yashpal Malik told reporters here.

He, however, did not reveal the details of the agitation programme.

The Jats had earlier agitated in Haryana in February to press their demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

Manipur woman injured in police firing loses hearing

Imphal : A woman injured in police firing in Manipur during an agitation over what the protestors call anti-migrant bills has suffered hearing loss, officials said on Sunday.

Sources told IANS that the woman -- K. Thoibi, 40, of Imphal West district -- has become deaf in the right ear after sustaining the injury on Saturday. It is being feared that her hearing may be impaired permanently.

Twenty-four girl students were also hospitalised when police resorted to firing of mock bombs and tear gas shells. Most of the injured girls were later discharged.

HRD ministry rejects list for IIM-A chairman's post

Ahmedabad : The HRD ministry has rejected a list of names forwarded by Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad (IIM-A) management for its chairman's post and sought a fresh list of candidates, sources said on Sunday.

The rejected list included the names of Infosys Board of Directors chairman R. Seshasayee, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh and Hero MotoCorp CMD Pawan Munjal.

Humayun's tomb, Iskcon temple in Delhi found to breed mosquitoes

New Delhi : The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Sunday issued notice to the authorities maintaining Humayun's tomb, Iskcon temple, Gandhi Darshan and the Zoological Park for failing to prevent mosquito breeding in their premises.

"SDMC inspected nine historical, tourist and religious places with substantial foot fall. On finding mosquito breeding at Humayun's tomb, Iskcon temple, Zoological Park and Gandhi Darshan, notices were issued to their authorities," said an official SDMC statement.

The inspections were conducted during the last couple of days.

With elections in mind, Akali Dal becomes religious

By Jaideep Sarin

Chandigarh : Having been in power for nearly 10 years at a stretch may have given a lot of political and administrative experience to Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, but the outfit seems to be becoming 'religious minded' as the state's assembly polls draw closer.

The party's government in the state is already in the middle of a major exercise to offer religious junkets to nearly 125,000 people.

Congolese man's murder: India to help family receive body

New Delhi : The government on Sunday said it will help the family of the Congolese national Masonda Ketada Olivier, who was murdered here on May 20, to receive his mortal remains.

"In the unfortunate death of Masonda Olivier, the government will assist his family to travel to India to receive his mortal remains," external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Olivier, 29, was beaten to death by three men on May 20 after a quarrel over the hiring of an auto-rickshaw in Vasant Kunj area here turned violent.

Chandrababu Naidu not sure if Andhra will get special status

By Nirendra Dev

Tirupati : Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is doubtful if the central government will give Andhra Pradesh a special category status to end the sufferings of the people brought on by the bifurcation of the state. But, he is also avoiding any confrontation or a legal battle with the centre over the issue.

Automated laundry in Kolkata run by people with mental illness

Kolkata : An automated laundry service launched in a mental health hospital here seeks to give the inmates an opportunity to work and earn a daily wage, organisers say.

Called 'Dhobi Ghar', the spacious automated laundry has been set up in state-run Calcutta Pavlov Hospital here and was inaugurated on Saturday by West Bengal's Minister for Social Welfare Shashi Panja.

“लाइब्रेरी का मुद्दा प्रायोजित, आन्दोलन भड़का रहे पॉलिटिकल लोग” – बीएचयू के कुलपति से बातचीत

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net

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