Despite assurance by CM, Manipur Human Rights Commision yet to be revived

By Iboyaima Laithangbam Imphal, March 30 : Despite an assurance by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh that a chairman for the Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) would be appointed soon, no such step has been taken by the government. The commission has been lying defunct since May 2010 with hundreds of complainants having nowhere to […]

Extremism is taught in school textbooks: AAP lawmaker

New Delhi, March 30 : Aam Aadmi Party legislator from Palam Bhavna Gaur on Wednesday said that extremism is taught in school textbooks and the Delhi government must work to stop it. “This is a very grave situation and it is the responsibility of every government to keep a check on it. Therefore, the Delhi […]

Before seeking pistol licence, ensure toilet at home in MP

Neemach (Madhya Pradesh), March 30 : In a novel initiative, police in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemach district have asked people to ensure they have toilets at home before applying for licences of pistols or passports. The move has been introduced as part of cleanliness drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that requires discouraging people from […]

Passenger train service from Agartala likely from April

Agartala, March 30 : The much awaited passenger train service between Tripura and the rest of India is likely to start in April, a railway official said on Wednesday. “After completion of all technical, logistical and administrative formalities by mid-April, the train will start running via Guwahati,” said spokesman Pranav Jyoti Sharma of the Northeast […]

Congress candidate selection runs into hurdle in Kerala

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 : The Congress party’s selection of candidates to contest the upcoming Kerala assembly polls on Wednesday ran into an unexpected hurdle as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy desired to withdraw from the electoral fray. Chandy expressed the desire in the light of state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran raising issues of criteria for […]

Suicide jacket found in Sri Lanka’s north

Colombo, March 30 : Security forces on Wednesday found a suicide jacket and explosives from a house in Sri Lanka’s north where the Tamil Tigers once held sway. The discovery was made at a house in Chavakachcheri town, Xinhua news agency reported. Police said three parcels seized from the house had 12 kg of explosives. […]