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SC tightens grip on Bihar and Chhattisgarh govt over missing children case

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar and Chhattisgarh government for not registering FIRs in connection of cases related to missing children. The court was not satisfied by the filed affidavit and asked Bihar government to submit fresh affidavit by 13 November. The SC also asked Chhattisgarh government to file a fresh affidavit by November 13 as the data filed by government in the apex court has difference with a data surfaced in a reply to question in the Rajya Sabha earlier. The SC had also summoned chief secretaries and DGPs of Bihar and Chhattisgarh. Oct 30, 2014
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Kerala HC upholds ban on Liquor, at least 700 bars to be shut

Kochi, Oct 30 (ANI): Kerala High court on Thursday upheld the state government's ban on liquor in the state. The state government had earlier put a ban on bars serving liquor in the state and has said that only bars in four and five star hotels would still be permitted to function, effectively sealing the fate of at least 700 bars in the state for now. Through the abkari policy, the state government had limited sale of liquor to five-star bar hotels and government-run retail outlets. Bar owners in Kerala had earlier approached the court challenging the government's decision to close over 700 bar hotels in the state, maintaining that it was discriminatory. Oct 30, 2014
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Politicos urge govt to take action as Lankan court awards death penalty to five Indian fishermen

New Delhi/ Chennai, Oct 30 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday urged the Indian government to take quick action after a Sri Lankan court awarded death penalty to five Tamil fishermen. The fishermen have been given death penalty for drug smuggling reportedly. Earlier in the day, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin had stated that the Indian government feels the fishermen are innocent and a legal process will be followed by the Indian government through the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka to appeal against this judgement. Oct 30, 2014
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Modi govt announces Rs 5 lakh additional compensation to kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): In a significant move, Narendra Modi headed government on Thursday announced additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. Over 3,000 victims of the 1984 violence, triggered by the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, are likely to benefit from the government's announcement. This announcement comes a day ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh riots. The order was passed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who took the decision after a high-level meeting where the issue of compensation to civilian victims of communal, terrorist or Naxal violence was discussed. Oct 30, 2014
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Kashmir flood victims await assistance to rebuild homes

Rajouri, Oct 30 (ANI): People continue to live in makeshift tents and are demanding compensation from the government, a month after the worst floods in a century hit Jammu and Kashmir. A resident, Mohammad Kabir, said they were concerned about their safety, especially children, as winters were approaching. Kabir said the government should take immediate measures to rebuild their houses and ensure regular water and power supply. The victims also complained that the government was not paying any heed to their losses and not issuing compensation for the same. Meanwhile, another resident, Haji Mohammad Alam Khan, said due to floods in local Thana Mandi area, 13 people died and with the help of the army restoration work had started. Oct 30, 2014
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BJP leaders detained by police in West Bengal's Birbhum District

Birbhum, Oct 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were detained on Thursday for defying prohibitory orders in Birbhum District. West Bengal Police later took all BJP leaders, including Kirti Azad in buses to ensure that no untoward incident takes place. They are expected to submit a report about the incident to the central leadership of the party. Earlier this week, three persons were reportedly killed and many injured, and at least five houses were set on fire when the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP supporters fought a gun battle at Makra village in Birbhum District. Oct 30, 2014
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PM Modi appreciates leading citizens for participating in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan among others for participating in his pet project 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. Modi took to twitter to appreciate the efforts of leading citizens for giving a boss to the Clean India Campaign. He twitted saying, "Who won't get inspired when @SrBachchan himself wields the broom and joins Swachh Bharat Mission! Very significant effort." The prime minister also retweeted Bachchan's tweets. Prime Minister Modi also lauded 35-year-old Laila Shah who wielded broom in the streets of violence-hit Trilokpuri area in Delhi. He tweeted, "Good effort by Laila Shah and her friends towards Clean India. Such efforts are a big strength for Swachh Bharat Mission!" The prime minister also praised hockey player Sardara Singh. "After the hockey stick, Sardara Singh scores with the broom! A great effort towards a Swachh Bharat", he tweeted. Oct 30, 2014
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Speculations over alliance in Maharashtra remain intact

Mumbai/ New Delhi/ Kolkata, Oct 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said it was not concerned about any party's support to them while forming government in Maharashtra as its former ally warns it to form alliance with any other party. In its editorial mouthpiece, 'Saamna', Shiv Sena warned BJP of forming government in Maharashtra with the support of NCP. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said they were fine with any party's support. The BJP announced name of Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister on Tuesday and will stake claim to form the government on Friday. However, NCP Leader Majid Memon rubbished any significance of the editorial. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister-designate Fadnavis, saying the state can expect good days, or 'acche din', cautioning them of accepting NCP's support. Oct 30, 2014
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Yasin Malik's supporters protest his arrest by police in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik's supporters protested against their leader's arrest on Thursday. Malik was reportedly leading a campaign to boycott assembly elections scheduled to be held in Jammu and Kashmir next month, for which he was taken into preventive custody today.The supporters even pelted stones at the police in the city's Maisuma area, after which the police resorted to firing of tear gas shells and a baton charge to disperse the mob.Malik was previously arrested earlier this month, ahead of Eid prayers at Abi Guzar near Lal Chowk while he was preparing to hold an anti-election protest. Oct 30, 2014
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Rajnath Singh appeals people to participate in 'Run for Unity' campaign tomorrow

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday appealed people of Delhi to participate in 'Run for Unity' campaign to be held tomorrow. The program is to take place on Friday to mark the birth anniversary of his idol Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to join 'Run for Unity' as part of a series of events planned for the day. Singh appealed people to join the same and make the program a success. Oct 30, 2014
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Concerned dept began work, process time consuming: SIT on Black Money

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The member of SIT on Black Money, Arijit Pasayat said that the concerned department has begun working and it has now reached the stage of investigation. He said that the investigation involves Income Tax department and added that the report will be submitted by the date given by Supreme Court. Pasayat stated that the process is a time consuming one and the committee will try to do it as soon as possible. On being asked about government's will to reveal names, he said that there was a miscommunication in the case. Oct 30, 2014
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BJP leader visits Kolkata to assess damage to his partymen in clashes with TMC

Kolkata/Birbhum, Oct 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visited West Bengal on Thursday to assess the killing of party workers allegedly by members of the regional Trinamool Congress (TMC) and called the state government a party of militants, mafias and criminals. Naqvi said that TMC should use their efforts in helping the people there, instead of attacking them. Three persons were killed and many severely injured in a clash between the TMC and BJP supporters at Makra village in Birbhum district in West Bengal. Several houses were also burnt down. Reportedly, the clash continued for more than two hours and country-made guns were used. Oct 30, 2014
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UP Police hold clothes, mobile, internet responsible for rise in rapes

Meerut, Oct 30 (ANI): In a RTI filed on increasing rapes by an activist in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh the state Police has held factors like improper dressing, use of mobile phones and internet responsible for such crimes. RTI Activist Lokesh Khurana who had filed the RTI, said that the police giving such improper statements on increasing crime shows its irresponsibility in handling law and order in the state. Oct 30, 2014