Police crack down on Bengaluru youth for ‘pakoda’ protest against PM Modi

Bengaluru: As many as 10 youths were detained by police here on Sunday for holding protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling ‘pakodas’ to condemn his recent remark that ‘pakoda’ selling was also employment. Donning graduation caps and robes, the youths were selling the fritters on the roads, just a few metres away from the Palace Grounds, where Modi was addressing a massive BJP rally. In a recent interview with a television channel, Modi…

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Schools are unsafe for children: AIPMC

If we don’t act now, let’s brace ourselves for more gruesome crimes against India’s youngest citizens. Unsafe at workplaces, public spaces and everywhere else, but certainly not the school is what you and I always thought. But a spate of crimes against children, from murder to rape to sexual assault, makes us rethink if the school is indeed a child’s second home. Crimes against children on campus, spread over a period of just the past…

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Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer ‘admits’ some mismatch in EVMs and VVPAT slips in Gujarat, sparks controversy

Gujarat’s Chief Electoral Officer, BB Swain, first claimed that there was ‘100% match’ between the EVMs and the slips of VVPAT machines. But, the same PTI report also quoted Swain as saying that at least on four booths, there were mismatch of paper slips and votes counted on EVMs. Swain said that they were at Vagra, Dwarka, Ankleshwar and Bhavnagar- Rural seats. “There was a mismatch of some votes on one booth each of these…

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Darjeeling crisis: Cops raid GJM office, Bimal Gurung hits back with bandh call

Police raided the main office of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) near Darjeeling on Thursday, sparking a strike call that could fuel further violence in the hill town rocked by protests for a separate state. A big team led by the police superintendent of Darjeeling, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, raided the house in Patlebas, about 5 kms away from Darjeeling town and claimed to have seize bows, arrows, sharp weapons and explosives. Gurung does not stay here…

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Tipu Sultan mosque trustee board will not hurry to find Barkati’s replacement

Chastened by the bitter experience with former imam Syed Noor- ur Rehman Barkati, the trustees of Kolkata’s Tipu Sultan mosque trustees have become extremely cautious in selecting a new imam. Arif Ahmed, chairman of Prince Gulam Mohammed Waqf Estate, the custodian body of Tipua Sultan Masjid told HT that they are not in a hurry to appoint an imam. A muezzin is administering namaz temporarily in the mosque that was built in 1842 in the…

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Hackers Launch Global Cyberattack, Computers Infected In Nearly 100 Countries

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600…

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Awareness programme on Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) held

The Dignity Foundation recently organised an event about BVG-MEMS Ambulance awareness and demonstration. The objective of the event was to create awareness about the Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) project. The meet covered the “Dial 108” project and the reach of services across the state. The audience was then presented with the First Responder programme, that deals with first aid kits and its awareness. The project will help supply specialist ambulance services to a larger…

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Told to deposit Rs 51,000 for RSS event in Agra, say private colleges

There are 250 colleges of Agra and Aligarh divisions associated with the SFCAA. A controversy has erupted over a four-day programme of RSS in Agra where the outfit’s chief Mohan Bhagwat would interact with over 2,000 teachers and professors of universities and colleges in Agra, Bareilly and Aligarh divisions between August 20 and 24. The controversy erupted after managers of private degree colleges, under the banner of Self Financed College Association of Agra (SFCAA), accused…

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