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Delhi eyes Singapore water re-use model, says Kejriwal
Delhi will soon be a city sans any water problem as Singapore water re-use model, in which waste water is filtered and used again, is being studied to be replicated in New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. Interacting with reporters at Rashtrpati Bhavan after attending the Padma awards presentation ceremony, Kejriwal said that his government has already sent teams to Singapore to study its water supply model.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 05:58:06 PM
ABVP shutdown hits rail, road transport in Bihar
Road and train traffic in Bihar was hit on Monday during a shutdown called by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to protest the police action against its members during a rally near the Bihar assembly last week. Thousands of members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's student wing took to the streets, blocked national and state highways at several places, and squatted on railway tracks, officials said. As a result, traffic on highways and roads was severely affected, and train movements were brought to a halt. "The protest derailed rail and road services in nearly a dozen districts so far," a police official said.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 02:01:50 PM
President confers Bharat Ratna on Malviya
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the Bharat Ratna posthumously on Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and the Padma Vibhushan on veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani. The president gave the awards at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan. Earlier, the president presented the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 01:57:58 PM
Do not support Land BIll in Rajya Sabha: Congress to AIADMK
The Congrsse on Sunday asked the AIADMK led by J. Jayalalitha not to lend its supports to the Land Acquisition Bill in its present form proposed by the BJP in Rajyasabha. The Congress reminded AIADMK that if it had to stick to its pro-farmer agenda, then it must not supports the bill. “AIADMK has the opportunity in the Rajya Sabha to demonstrate its support for farmers, farm labourers and land owners,” by opposing the Bill, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.
Source: News Reports2015-03-30 11:20:13 AM
Former Delhi legislator shot dead
Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Bharat Singh was shot at by unidentified gunmen in New Delhi during a religious programme on Sunday evening, and succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, police said. The 38-year-old Bharat Singh and two of his aides were injured when they were shot at around 8.10 p.m. while attending the programme at Abhinandan Vatika in west Delhi's Najafgarh from where he was elected as a legislator in 2009. Around 8-10 unidentified people indiscriminately fired over 15 rounds at them, police said. All the injured were taken to Medanta the Medicity hospital in Gurgaon. Bharat Singh, who received more than two bullets, died during treatment. His aides are in critical condition, said a police official.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:49:34 AM
Mizoram CM pays tribute to policemen killed in attack
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and officials on Sunday paid their last respects to the three Mizoram policemen who were gunned down by militants on Saturday. Announcing an ex-gratia payment of Rs.7 lakh for the families of each of the slain policemen, the chief minister said that security forces have intensified combing operations to nab the militants. "The government and the security forces would give a befitting reply to the challenge thrown by the HPC-D who killed the three policemen," he told reporters.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:44:25 AM
Government will try to ban cow slaughter: Rajnath
The central government will try to build consensus on banning cow slaughter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in Indore on Sunday. Cow slaughter has always been against the principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and that was why the BJP-led government will try to discuss the issue with all parties concerned, Rajnath Singh said during an event organised by the Shwetambar Jain Samaj. Giving the example of Madhya Pradesh, he said that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had banned cow slaughter in the state a long time back. Rajnath Singh said that Jainism believed in ahimsa, and it has always had a deep influence on India's culture.
Source; IANS2015-03-30 10:39:42 AM
My sole aim is to end corruption: Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people. Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said that certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy. "In the very first month of formation of the new (BJP) government, many people came to me with various kinds of offers, wanting me to follow the old 'give-and-take' system," he said, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a hospital in Sonipat town. "But I showed them the door, saying our sole aim is to end corruption and give good governance to the people of the state," Khattar said.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:33:24 AM
In latest makeover, AAP Lokpal Ramdas also goes
In the throes of internal strife, Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday replaced its Lokpal, retired Admiral L. Ramdas, with a team of three ombudsmen, who include two former police officers. A day after it sacked dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, Aam Aadmi Party leaders who met at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence also set up a new disciplinary committee and a panel to study the party's state of affairs in various states. The AAP also decided to lay siege to parliament on April 22 to protest against the land acquisition bill.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:23:55 AM
AAP member files police complaint
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member on Sunday filed a complaint against unidentified people for manhandling and attacking him during the party's National Executive meeting held in New Delhi on Saturday, police said. Ramzan Choudhary, in a two-page written complaint, alleged that some "bouncers" of the AAP assaulted him at the meeting. A probe has been initiated by the Kapashera police station, where Choudhary lodged the complaint. "We have accepted a two-page written complaint given by Ramzan Choudhary this (on Sunday) evening," Deputy Commissioner of Police R.A. Sanjeev said. "Choudhary claimed that he was manhandled and physically attacked by some unknown people. We have initiated a probe but are yet to file an FIR because he came to us more than 24 hours after the purported incident," Sanjeev said.
Source: IANS2015-03-30 10:09:21 AM
Maneka Gandhi asks home ministry to consider women's quota in police
The women and child development ministry has requested the home ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 percent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was cited to have said: "I request you to take up the issue of 33 percent reservation for women in police forces at your level so that together we can address the problem of violence against women."
Source: IANS2015-03-30 09:52:47 AM
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