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PM expresses sadness over Indonesia plane crash

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sadness over an Indonesian plane crash in which 113 people are feared to have been killed.

"News of the plane crash in Indonesia is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with those injured," the prime minister said.

All 113 people on board a Hercules C-130 military cargo aircraft were feared killed when the military plane crashed into a residential area in Medan city on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, media reported.

Come arrest me, Tihar Jail escapee had called his captors

By Rajnish Singh

New Delhi : "I am an inmate. Come and arrest me," 19-year-old Faizan had to call out to security personnel guarding the perimeter wall of Tihar Jail when he got stuck in the drain adjoining jail number 8 during his escape bid.

This was at about 7 a.m. on Saturday. For the next 11 hours, no one in jail number 7 realised that Faizan was missing.

"I fled from your jail," Faizan, one of the two inmates who had escaped from the high security jail, had to literally plead with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel to rescue him from the drain.

Delhi assembly demands action against Tytler in 1984 riot case

New Delhi : The Delhi assembly on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of Sikhs in the national capital during the 1984 riots and passed a resolution asking the central government to register an FIR against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a riot case.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced legal aid to the survivors of the carnage.

State governments indifferent to Anganwadi workers: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said the state governments are adopting a "careless" and "irresponsible" attitude towards making timely payments to Anganwadi workers.

Anganwadi is a government sponsored child-care and mother-care programme.

Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala signs MoU with Kuwait University

By TCN News,

Kuwait: The Dean of the Islamic Studies and Sharia of Kuwait University, Dr Mubarak Al-Hajiri signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dr Bahahuddin Nadwi, vice chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala, for further collaboration in the field of Islamic education between the two Universities.

A day of Ramadan in Mominpura, Nagpur

Photos by Nivedita Khandekar

Nagpur: Mominpura in Nagpur is the place to be during Ramadan. People from across the city and at times, even from surrounding rural areas, flock to Mominpura ahead of Eid during the Ramadan month for purchasing clothes, footwear, ornaments, trinkets, basically anything and everything.

The place is also known for many of its eateries and as happens with other Muslim dominated area of any other city, Mominpura’s biryanis, not to mention sevaiyaan during Ramadan, are famous with the foodies of all faiths.

Now, blood requests, donation at your fingertips at Aligarh

By TCN News,

Aligarh: Now use your smart phones and laptops to request for blood from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC). The ‘Blood and Components Bank’ of Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) JNMC has recently launched its website – – with which requesting and donating blood will become easier.

Steps taken for minority-run institutions' security: HC told

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The central government and Delhi Police have informed the Delhi High Court that adequate steps have been taken for the security and safety of the churches and minority-run institutions in the national capital.

In an affidavit filed by the ministry of home affairs and Delhi Police before a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, it was stated that all the concerned officers, especially DCPs and SHOs, have been directed to take care of the security of these places.

'Indian de-addiction centres lack proper facilities'

New Delhi : Around 70 percent of de-addiction centres in India do not have the standard treatment and care facilities leading to chances of relapse among the drug addicts, health experts said on Tuesday.

They said that most of the centres don't follow norms and are not trained to handle a lot of medical and mental needs of the patients during the treatment process.

Four policemen suspended for assaulting NRI in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : Hyderabad's police commissioner has suspended four police personnel and transferred a sub-inspector of police for beating up four youth including an NRI living in Ireland, a statement said on Tuesday.

V.Sampath, sub-inspector of Musheerabad Police Station has been transferred pending enquiry, said a police statement.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy on Sunday ordered a probe by an assistant commissioner of police after Mallapuram Vasu, one of the victims, complained through email, about the highhanded behaviour of police.