Palamu, Mar. 30 (ANI): The bus owners in Jharkhand have suspended their operations in the wake of assaults and extortions by the Maoists. The Maoists have been regularly extorting money from the bus drivers in several districts of the state and allege that the authorities have failed to take any action. The bus drivers, who refused to pay extortion money, are beaten up badly and their vehicles torched. The bus owners have refused to ply the buses till the government assures police protection to them.
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- Naqvi visits flood-affected areas in J-K, says report will be …
Srinagar, Mar. 30 (ANI): Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who today took stock of the flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir, said that an assessment report would be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by tonight. Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed announced the release of an amount of Rs. 225 crores to meet the flood-situation created by incessant rains in the state. "I authorise the release of an amount of Rs. 225 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir and Rs. 10 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and SDRF (State Disaster Relief Fund) for rescue and relief," Mufti said while making a statement on the flood situation in the state assembly.
- Mufti sanctions Rs. 225 crores to meet flood-situation in J- …
Jammu, Mar. 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday announced the release of Rs. 225 crores to meet the flood-situation created by incessant rains in the state. "I authorise the release of an amount of Rs. 225 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir and Rs. 10 crores in favour of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and SDRF (State Disaster Relief Fund) for rescue and relief," Mufti said while making a statement on the flood situation in the state assembly.
- Khurshid defends UPA rule, says BJP 'can't find excu …
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Former union minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should stop saying things which have no basis, adding that the saffron party should not look for excuses by pointing fingers at the UPA's rule. It's time that the BJP stopped saying things which have no basis at all...There is already enough that is being put as a question to the BJP. They were also in power in between, they can't look behind to something of the past, they must look at what is today," Khurshid told ANI. Has anyone in this country ever thought about farmers in the manner in which Sonia Gandhi and the UPA did?" he added.
- 10 killed as bus overturns in Jharkhand
Garhwa, Mar. 30 (ANI): At least ten people lost their lives as a bus overturned after it lost control and fell into a gorge in Jharkhand's Garhwa district on Monday. Eight people died on the spot while two others breathed their last in Garhwa's Sadar Hospital. Neelam, an official at the Sadar Hospital, said most of the injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.
- Abhay K's 'The Seduction of Delhi' becomes bestseller …
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): 'The seduction of Delhi', a poetry book authored by Indian poet diplomat Abhay K, released at the beginning of this year at Jaipur Literature Festival has made it to the best seller. The book contains poems on historic cities of Delhi such as Purana Qila, Feroz Shah Kotla, Shahjahanabad as well as modern landmarks such as Khan Market, Connaught Place, South Block, Shashtri Bhawan, Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park and Jawaharlal Nehru University among others.
- Delhi Police working on 'definite clues' to solve INLD …
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Delhi Police on Monday said that it is working on definite clues to solve the case in which Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Bharat Singh and two of his personal security officers were shot at in Delhi's Najafgarh area. Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi downplayed the speculation that the incident was part of a 'gang-war' in the area, saying that such criminal incidents are a result of disputes between individuals.
- Advani overwhelmed to receive Padma Vibhushan
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani on Monday said that he was overwhelmed by the Padma Vibhushan award given to him for his service to the nation, but added that those in government should ensure that such awards are given in time. "I would link it up with another award given to my senior leader Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence a couple of days back and make this entire occasion which is the consequence of awards announced on last Republic Day a very special honour for my political party. It happens every year no doubt, but this is the first time that my senior leader Vajpayee, another senior leader of my party Sardar Parkash Singh Badal and myself have been honoured by the nation in this manner. I was very happy, extremely happy," Advani told ANI here.
- Atal-Advani team will always be remembered: Pratibha Advani
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Expressing delight over her father Lal Krishna Advani and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being honoured with the Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna awards respectively in the same year, Pratibha Advani on Monday said that their team in the politics of this country would always be remembered. "I have seen them both working together as a team and it's always talked about that Atal-Advani team in the politics of the country will always be remembered. I am happy that both got it together in the same year," she told ANI. Noted educationist and freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya was on Monday posthumously conferred the Bharat Ratna, country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee.
- PM Modi greets people on Rajasthan Diwas
New Delhi, Mar. 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas.
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