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On National Science Day, students bring power to M’rashtra school

PTI Beed A science project by four students with help from teachers on Friday brought electricity to a school in Maharashtra’s Beed district after nearly a year, coinciding with National Science Day. The television set as well as loudspeakers at the Zilla Parishad school in Beed’s Kurla area were lying unused after power supply was disconnected a year ago, and …

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AAP councillor booked for murder of IB officer

IANS New Delhi Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced it had suspended its municipal councillor Tahir Hussain, who has been accused of involvement in the northeast Delhi violence and also been booked in the murder case of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) staffer. “Tahir Hussain has been suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party for the duration of the …

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Mhadei project to get adequate funds, says BSY

AGENCIES  Bengaluru/Hubballi Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Friday said the state will allocate funds in the upcoming budget towards utilising the water allocated by the Mahadayi (Mhadei) Water Disputes Tribunal. The Union government on Thursday notified the Mahadayi tribunal’s final award. Speaking on the sidelines of an event in Bengaluru, he thanked the Union government and said the …

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AAP councillor denies involvement in killing of IB staffer

PTI New Delhi Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain on Thursday denied any involvement in the riots or the killing of an Intelligence Bureau staffer whose family accused him of being behind the murder, saying these are “baseless accusations”. He called for an impartial probe into the incident and said action should be taken against the guilty. “It is …

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Petrol bombs, acid found in AAP councillor’s home

IANS New Delhi The house of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) municipal councillor from Nehru Vihar, Tahir Hussain, in Chand Bagh still has a number of petrol bomb bottles, acid pouches, and stones scattered on the rooftop and inside. Hussain’s house has come under the scanner after a number of videos on social media showed over 100 to 150 people pelting …

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Delhi riots: Class 8 student goes missing

PTI New Delhi A 13-year-old girl, who had gone to school to take an examination in the Khajuri Khas area three days ago, has gone missing amid the violence in northeast Delhi, police said. The girl, a Class 8 student, lived with her parents in Sonia Vihar suburb and had gone to her school, some 4.5 km from their home, …

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Pleas in Delhi HC challenging Kejriwal’s election as CM

PTI New Delhi Two petitions have been filed in the Delhi High Court challenging election of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia for allegedly violating poll campaign norms in the recent assembly elections in the national capital. Justice V K Rao issued notice to Sisodia, the Election Commission›s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) and the …

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Cong leaders meet President, demand Shah’s resignation

PTI New Delhi Accusing Home Minister Amit Shah of “abdication of duty” during the communal violence in Delhi, a Congress delegation led by party chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to call for his resignation and remind the Centre of its “raj dharma”. Reading out parts of the memorandum that the party submitted to the president, …

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CENTRE ISSUES NOTIFICATION ON MHADEI DISPUTE

Agencies Bengaluru The Centre on Thursday issued a notification on sharing the waters of the Mahadayi (Mhadei) river among Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. In its order of August 14, 2018, the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal allocated 13.42 tmcft of water from the Mahadayi to Karnataka. The notification said the demand by Karnataka for diversion of 5.27 tmcft of water of …

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Two SITs to probe Delhi riots

PTI New Delhi The death toll in Delhi’s worst riots in more than three decades climbed to 38 on Thursday as the violence ebbed but did not subside completely and thousands of people began picking up the pieces of their shattered lives and livelihoods. Four days after communal clashes that began in north-east Delhi over the amended citizenship law and …

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