60 tribal children rescued in Madhya Pradesh, 8 arrested

Bhopal, May 23 Government Railway Police (GRP) have rescued 60 tribal children belonging to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh who were allegedly being taken for religious conversion, police said on Tuesday. Eight persons have been arrested. “Sixty children, of which 28 are boys and 38 girls, were being taken from Jhabua via Megh Nagar to

NHRC seeks report over ‘Maoist child soldiers’

New Delhi, May 23 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Jharkhand government over children being abducted and recruited as Maoist cadres. Taking cognisance of a media report about children being forced into being Maoist cadres, the NHRC asked the Jharkhand government to submit a report within two weeks

BJP accuses Lamba of ‘obstructing’ firefighting; AAP defends her

New Delhi, May 23 AAP legislator Alka Lamba courted controversy by climbing atop a firefighters’ platform when a blaze broke out in the Chandni Chowk area late Monday night. The BJP filed a police complaint against her on Tuesday for “obstructing” the firefighters. Informed sources said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal summoned the legislator and

Six injured in clash in UP village after Mayawati’s visit

Lucknow, May 23 At least six persons were injured, one of them from gunshots, as caste tension flared again in Shabbirpur village and surrounding areas in Saharanpur district after BSP supremo Mayawati’s visit. Members of two communities again fought a pitched battle in which many were injured, soon after the Dalit leader concluded her visit

Delegation of DANICS presenting a memorandum to MoS 
Dr Jitendra  Singh during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday

DANICS officers seek Dr Jitendra’s intervention

Newspoint Bureau New Delhi, May 22 A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers today met Union Minister of State MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh and sought his intervention for issues related to their delayed promotions and upgradation of seniority lists. Led by V.K. Jain and others, the officers complained that they