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Seven-year-old girl beaten up in Bengal, family blames Trinamool

Kolkata : A seven-year-old girl was beaten up allegedly by miscreants allied to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress after her grandfather - a CPI-M supporter - voted in the fifth phase of assembly polls in the southern outskirts Aof the city.

The victim's family alleged that the miscreants attacked the house in the Haridevpur area of the Behala East constituency on Saturday night.

"They were angry as my father-in-law cast his vote in the elections earlier in the day. The attackers are Trinamool activists," said the child's mother Basanti Bor.

Two workers die cleaning manhole in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : In a tragedy on May Day, two workers died while cleaning a manhole here, police said.

The sanitation workers died of suffocation in the manhole in Koti area of the city.

Police retrieved the bodies and took them to government-run Osmania Hospital for autopsy.

The deceased, identified as Veeraswamy and Kotaiah, both in their early 40s, were engaged to clean the manhole as it was a holiday for regular sanitation staff of Hyderabad Metropolitan Supply and Sewerage Board.

I don't even have a cell phone, says Kanhaiya

Patna : Jawaharlal Nehru University students leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Sunday refuted allegations that he has hired a public relations officer (PRO), carries an iPhone and travels in business class in flights.

"I don't have a PRO, what is the use for me? Those who are spreading such rumours are part of a powerful force that is against my campaign, which I along with 8,000 students of JNU and others across the country began," Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is currently out on bail, told IANS here.

UP police launch criminal tracking app

Ghaziabad : Uttar Pradesh Police here on Sunday introduced a criminal tracking app which is hoped to offer help, especially to the office going women who commute by auto rickshaws.

Launching the app here, Inspector General of Uttar Pradesh Police (Meerut zone) Sujeet Pandey claimed the app is first of its kind in the country.

Stating that the app works offline too, Pandey told media its important feature is that it opens a person's criminal record on voice sense.

Himachal chief minister distributes computers to students

Sundernagar : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday launched 'Rajiv Gandhi Digital Student Yojna' here in this town in Mandi district, said an official statement.

The chief minister launched the scheme by giving away laptop computers to 86 students who achieved distinction in Classes 10 and 12 examinations.

The government will provide 10,000 laptops to the toppers of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education with an outlay of Rs.18.32 lakh, the statement said.

Modi gives LPG connections, vows to help poor

Ballia (Uttar Prdesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed LPG connections here on Sunday and pledged to ensure a better life for the poor.

"This is a government for the poor. Whatever we do will be for the poor," the prime minister said here, launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.
"We have worked a lot on labour related issues.

The scheme will provide free LPG connections to five crore women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families between 2016 and 2019.

The prime minister gave away some cooking gas connections to people on the occasion.

Mehbooba Mufti seeks RBI support for youth empowerment

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sought Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) support for youth empowerment in the state, while urging premier banking institutions to reach out to young, budding entrepreneurs and help them establish viable business units.

She said she expects the RBI to do more in exerting pressure on banking firms operating in the state so that small and medium enterprises have hassle-free access to loans.

BJP destroying peaceful communal atmosphere in Kerala: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram : Hitting out hard at the BJP, former defence minister A.K. Antony on Saturday said the party is "trying to destroy the peaceful communal atmosphere of the state and hoped the party is not able to open its account in the Kerala assembly.

Talking to reporters here, Antony also attacked the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M). He said that in order to keep up the tempo of the development activities in Kerala, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is the "best bet.

Former Bengal minister Debabrata Bandyopadhyay dead

Kolkata : Former West Bengal minister and Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) veteran Debabrata Bandyopadhyay died here on Saturday, the party said. He was 90.

Bandyopadhyay died at a city hospital, said RSP state secretary Kshiti Goswami.

He became the panchayat minister in 1977 under chief minister Jyoti Basu when the Left Front came to power in the state.

IIT-Guwahati student found hanging in hostel

Guwahati : A student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati (IITG) here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his hostel room, police said on Saturday.

Police said that student, S.I. Alam of West Bengal's Murshidabad, was found hanging around 10.30 p.m. on Friday by a co-resident who informed police. Although the student was rushed to a local hospital, the doctors declared him brought dead.

Alam was a first semester student of M.Sc. (Physics) and he was supposed to sit for his semester examination starting Saturday.