Patna, Aug. 1 (ANI): Mocking animal rights group PETA for challenging his plan to take out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said he will take out 50, 000 such processions.
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- Manipur: Landslide wreaks havoc, kills 21
Imphal, Aug. 1 (ANI): Persistent rainfall over the past few days has caused a massive landslide in Manipur's Chandel district, bordering Myanmar, killing at least 21 people.
- 'Don't rake death penalty debate when a hanging is on …
New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said the debate over the death penalty should not be raked up when a hanging is on the cards, adding that the best time to discuss the matter is when there is no such punishment on the horizon. The best time to discuss these matters is when there is nothing on the horizon by way of a hanging," Khurshid told ANI. According to reports, BJP MP Varun Gandhi had earlier stated that capital punishment only legalises revenge and, therefore, ought to be done away with.
- BJP dubs Congress' 'diversionary tactic' remark as …
New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it was 'appalling' that the Congress has accused it of using diversionary tactics on terrorism, adding that the latter has been speaking out of turn whenever the issue of terrorism cropped up. "It is absolutely appalling to learn that the Congress is accusing BJP of using diversionary tactics on terrorism. It has been Congress party, in fact, which has been all these years using diversionary tactics and speaking out of turn whenever the issue of terrorism cropped up," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI.
- PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on sugar sector
New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to review issues related to the sugar sector.
- Immunisation rate in Bihar has improved in past decade, claims …
Patna, Aug. 1 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the immunisation rate in the state had witnessed a jump from a measly 18 percent to 78 percent since he took over the reins of the state. "When I took over reins of Bihar 10 years back, the immunisation was just 18 percent, one of the lowest in the country. Now it is 78 percent, which is higher than national average....Not only pulse polio but he entire routine immunisation of the state has improved.
- Jammu: Protesters clash with cops, Section 144 imposed
Jammu, Aug. 1 (ANI): Section 144 was imposed in Jammu on Saturday as the AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) clashed with security forces in the city.
- Yoga taught in Gujarat juvenile homes
Surat (Gujarat), Aug. 1 (ANI): A juvenile home in Gujarat is teaching children yoga to transform them. Surat Child Welfare Society and District Probation and Aftercare Associate arranges different activities for minor criminals who are sent to juvenile homes for correction. There are instructors who teach them meditation and yoga to keep their mind at peace.
- Death penalty prevents many crimes from taking place: KTS Tu …
New Delhi, August 1(ANI): Voicing his disagreement with BJP MP Varun Gandhi's comments about the death penalty, senior lawyer KTS Tulsi on Saturday said capital punishment should not be revoked as it serves as a deterrent against crimes. It is this punishment which prevents many crimes from taking place," Tulsi told ANI. In 65 years, we have executed less than 50 people," said Tulsi.
- BJP must get over 'phobia' of Rahul Gandhi: Congress
New Delhi, Aug. 1 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government must get over the phobia of Rahul Gandhi and get down to tackling terrorism with a meaningful resolve. "Modi government must get over the phobia of Rahul Gandhi and get down to tackling terrorism in a meaningful resolve. Purely by viewing terrorism from the prism of religion is unpardonable, is pitiable, is condemnable," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.
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