Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has started a scheme under which informers would alert the state authorities about attempts and incidents of female foeticide. At an event in Lucknow, chief minister Yogi Adityanath expressed concern over the declining sex ratio in the state and launched the ‘Mukhbir Yojana’ (Informer Scheme) aimed at arresting cases of female foeticide. The chief minister also launched 181 Women Helpline and flagged off 64 rescue vans. “The state government is serious about providing a fear- free atmosphere to women so that they can feel secure. The chief minister also planted a mango sapling and released a book of the horticulture department.
June 24, 2017 15:33 UTC
“We are doing all that is needed to financially revive Air India. Besides, there are issues related to amalgamation of Air India and Indian Airlines,” he added. Lohani, however, denied that privatization talks had dealt a setback to the airline’s expansion plans. “Our expansion plans are unhindered. Lohani said Air India was going to launch flights from Delhi to Washington, Stockholm and Copenhagen in coming months.
June 24, 2017 15:22 UTC
HYDERABAD: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said Islamophobia was being spread in the country, resulting in incident of lynching of Muslims.Condemning the lynching of a 17-year-old youth on a train in Haryana, Owaisi said a hate atmosphere was being created. "I called this atmosphere Islamophobia. The were returning to their village in Haryana from Delhi after Eid shopping.Owaisi also condemned the lynching of a police officer by a mob outside Srinagar's Jamia Masjid. "I condemn the lynching of DYSP Ayub and that too on the holy night and near Jamia Masjid," he said adding that there is no difference between those who lynched Ayub and those who are lynching Muslims in the name of cow or religion. "President of India's post is a Constitutional post.
June 24, 2017 15:22 UTC
(Source: Twitter) This will be Kidambi Srikanth’s third successive Super Series final after Singapore and Indonesia Open finals. When is Kidambi Srikanth vs Chen Long Super Series final at India Open? Where is Kidambi Srikanth vs Chen Long Super Series final happening? Which TV channels will do the live broadcast of Kidambi Srikanth vs Chen Long Super Series final? Where can one follow Kidambi Srikanth vs Chen Long online live?
June 24, 2017 15:17 UTC
Petra Kvitova progressed to her first final on grass since 2014. (Source: AP) Petra Kvitova progressed to her first final on grass since 2014. Playing her first tournament on grass, Kvitova led Lucie Safraova 6-1, 1-0 before her fellow Czech player retired hurt. She will face Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the final who caused an upset by defeating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. Her match against Muguruza turned when Barty broke at 2-2 in the second set after the Spaniard had looked comfortable.
June 24, 2017 15:11 UTC
Messi has won the Copa del Ray five times, the Spanish Super Cup seven times, the FIFA Club World Cup three times and the UEFA Super Cup three times. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or a record five times -- in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. In the 2014-15 season, Messi beat the likes of Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the UEFA Best Player in Europe award. Overall for Barcelona, Messi has scored more than 530 goals. A free-kick against Atletico Madrid left everyone stupefied as he put the ball right into the top right corner.
June 24, 2017 15:11 UTC
Four persons, who were sleeping on the pavement, came under the wheels of the car as it veered off the road. (ANI Photo) Four persons, who were sleeping on the pavement, came under the wheels of the car as it veered off the road. (ANI Photo)Two pavement dwellers were killed and as many injured when they were run over by a car in north Delhi today. Four persons, who were sleeping on the pavement, came under the wheels of the car as it veered off the road. In April, two pavement dwellers were killed and as many injured after they were run over by a car allegedly driven by a class XII student in north Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area.
June 24, 2017 15:05 UTC
The visitors are guided by a few museum leaders, such as Mr. Agha, who has the gift of telling stories seamlessly. “What these men have done has nothing to do with Islam,” he said, standing before the headless statues of Buddha. The museum also contains some of the finds from Bamiyan, home of the legendary giant Buddhas that were destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001. “What happened to the big brothers of them, the whole world knows,” said Mr. Agha. “King Amanullah would probably be turning in his grave,” said Mr. Agha.
Malnutrition cases in a block in Varanasi have been neglected, the petition says. The court has directed Varanasi District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra to file a counter affidavit in the matter in two weeks. The team claimed that the malnourished children were not being provided the minimum nutrition. Mr. Mourya claimed the government was trying to underplay the number of malnourished children. The Varanasi District Magistrate was not available for comment.
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, an umbrella organisation for civil society groups, has recorded 25 attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned establishments since April, and the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka has reported over 40 incidents in 2017. He issued an open threat to disbar human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias for pointing to attacks on the Christian community, while on a television show. His view has to be seen alongside the significant influence Sri Lanka’s Buddhist clergy wields on the country’s political affairs. But Sri Lanka’s independent Human Rights Commission noted that the recent incidents amounted to crimes under Sri Lanka’s Penal Code and its ICCPR Act. The question that remains is whether tackling religious intolerance is a legal challenge or a political one.
He directed that the cases similar to that of Joy's pending before the land tribunal be considered and land tribunal adalats be organised at the panchayat level. Kurien later chaired a review meeting of revenue officials at the collectorate. Later, the senior revenue official told reporters that the preliminary probe pointed towards the failure of the officials in the issue. The farmer allegedly took the extreme step after the officials refused to accept the tax for the land owned by him. District Collector U V Jose had subsequently suspended a village assistant and a village officer for "not accepting the land tax".
June 24, 2017 14:48 UTC
“While we are neighbours and friends, dialogue among us has not quite kept pace with the fast-paced developments of the last half-century,” Vijay Gokhale said at the second India-China think-tank meeting in Beijing. A sustained dialogue is a pre-requisite to the “deeply enmeshed relationship”, he said. “We have seen that gaps in understanding due to lack of dialogue are quickly filled by innuendo. The delegation, which included former Indian ambassador to China Ashok Kantha, consisted of Indian scholars and experts on regional, economic, and strategic issues from 11 institutions in India. The forum is a bilateral platform established by an MoU during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China in 2015.
June 24, 2017 14:37 UTC
The accused arrested by police in connection with murder of Junaid Khan. ANI photo The accused arrested by police in connection with murder of Junaid Khan. ANI photoOne of the accused arrested in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old boy on a Mathura-bound train on Thursday evening admitted that he was drunk when the youth was lynched, as per reports in ANI. However, according to a Hindustan Times report, the accused said he was provoked by his friends to attack the boy and others because they were ‘beef-eaters’. 15-year-old Junaid Khan and his three brothers were attacked by a group of 7-8 men on board a Mathura-bound train.
June 24, 2017 14:32 UTC