Pakistan violated international norms while building Mangla dam in Azad Kashmir

Mirpur/ Azad Kashmir, July 28: It's been five decades now, the people of Mirpur District in Azad Kashmir continue to remain victims of the Mangla Dam. The multipurpose dam constructed on the Jhelum River at a cost of 1.47 billion USD, generates electricity and provides water for irrigation to Pakistan's rich landlords and industrialists. However, thousands of people from Mirpur who were displaced are living a miserable life. Experts blame Pakistan for vehemently exploiting the resources of Azad Kashmir. In 2009, Pakistan raised the height of Mangla Dam from 1210 feet to 1270 feet increasing the maximum water conservation level from 1202 feet to 1242 feet. Jul 28, 2014

UPSC aspirants protest outside board office demanding removal of CSAT

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Continuing their agitation which started June 27, UPSC aspirants demanding removal of CSATs staged protest outside UPSC office in Delhi on Monday. The protesters shouted slogans against CSAT and burnt effigies of the 'advocates of English language' and also the admit cards issued by the board, demanding cancellation of exams. Meanwhile, police trying to control the crowd detained them from the spot. The protest by the civil services exam aspirants is getting momentum as four aspirants are observing fast unto death. Jul 28, 2014

Sanjay Raut criticizes Karnataka police for mishandling Belgaum border dispute

Mumbai, July 28 (ANI): Shiv Sena Member leader Sanjay Raut criticized the Karnataka police on Monday for taking an anti-Marathi stand over the ongoing Belgaum border dispute. Condemning the behavior of the local police, Raut appealed to the centre to remove them and deploy the central police or Border Security Force (BSF) in the area. He also warned that although currently the Shiv Sena is working with patience but if the situation in Balgaum continues to worsen then it might lose their patience. The border row against the Karnataka government is going on since 1960s and their dispute s with Belgaum's Marathi speaking leadership is also quite frequent. The issue fueled again when the local administration on Saturday pulled down a 50-year-old concrete signboard reading Maharashtra Rajya from its Yellur village. Upset with the move, locals re-erected the signboard on Sunday, after which the police resorted to lathi charge as they protested against the removal of a Marathi signboard. Jul 28, 2014

Kidnapped Kanpur woman found murdered in car

Kanpur, July 28 (ANI): Kanpur police recovered the dead body of a woman who was kidnapped by a gang of bikers late on Sunday night after she had gone out for dinner. The woman had reportedly gone for dinner after which some bikers attacked her car, taking the woman along with them. Her companion was thrown out of the car. After kidnapping her in the car, the bikers allegedly killed her but no signs of loot were found. Further investigations are on in the case. Jul 28, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu makes surprise visit to Nirman Bhawan

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made a surprise visit to the ministry and expressed "displeasure" over the late arrival of officials and poor maintenance of the place. Naidu reached Nirman Bhawan, which houses the urban development ministry without informing and began taking a round of several floors of the buildings and even checking some rooms to get a first hand experience of how government officers are maintained. Jul 28, 2014

Congress KK Mishra gets bail in defamation suit by Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Bhopal, July 28 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson KK Mishra was on Monday granted bail in a defamation suit filed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Chouhan had filed a case against Mishra after he accused him of involvement in the Vyapam scam. Mishra was granted a Rs. 25,000 bail by the court. Meanwhile, Mishra said that he will stand by his opinion and would not budge in any condition. Jul 28, 2014

Politicos express concern after Mumbai Police chief gets threat letter

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Politicos on Monday expressed concern and asked the Mumbai Police to take precautionary measures after Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria received a threat letter. The letter challenged the police to avert a terror attack. The letter received on July 25 said, "Stop us this time if you can, you were lucky in 1993." As a precautionary measure, all anti-terror cells in Mumbai have been put on high alert. Jul 28, 2014

RJD, JD (U) coming together to create an illusion: BJP

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The BJP on Monday targeted RJD Chief Lalu Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar over their alliance in Bihar. The two former chief ministers will share stage while campaigning for by-elections to 10 assembly seats to be held on August 21. JD (U), RJD and Congress have formed a "grand alliance" to take on BJP in the bypolls in Bihar. Bihar BJP President Mangal Pandey said that two people who have lost have come together to save their political status. They are just making this alliance to create an illusion. Jul 28, 2014