BJP to appoint women as ‘triple talaq pramukhs’

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LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh BJP will soon be appointing about 100 women as ‘teen talaq pramukhs’ across the state to ensure rehabilitation of the victims and their children, a party leader said on Sunday. Nazia Alam, secretary of UP Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) minority wing, who will be the overall in-charge, said triple talaq pramukhs will be appointed for each of the 93 ‘organisational districts’ and six regional units of the saffron party in the state. “Educated women who have sound knowledge of Shariat and law and who can bring…

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Dead fish at Mathura ghats raise pollution alarm

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MATHURA/AGRA: Environment activists and local authorities are alarmed as dead fish have been found floating in the Yamuna at Mathura, apparently due to the discharge of toxic waste into the river. Thousands of dead fish have been seen since Thursday, they said. People who had gone to the ghats for a bath were the first to spot them that day, an activist said. Mathura district magistrate Sarvagyaram Mishra said officials took note the first day this happened and the district pollution control board was directed to pick samples of river…

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HC seeks reply over CCTVs at police stations

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LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government if it has installed CCTV cameras to monitor police stations in the state and how personnel behave with visitors and victims. The court’s Lucknow bench has asked Additional Advocate General V K Sahi to apprise it of the situation on November 27. A bench of Justice A R Masoodi passed the order Saturday on a habeas corpus petition. Petitioner Rishi Kapoor has alleged that his mother Sudha Kapoor was illegally detained at the Aashiyana police station here and hence,…

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Vrindavan widows celebrate ‘green Diwali’

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MATHURA: The widows of Vrindavan Sunday gathered at the historic Gopinath temple, lit colourful earthen lamps, decorated intricate Rangolis and sang hymns as they celebrated a ‘green Diwali’ to fight against rising air pollution. It was for the first time that the widows, some of them in their 90s and 100s, took part in the eco-friendly festivities at the 400-year-old temple in the holy city of Vrindavan, NGO Sulabh International, which takes care of around 900 widows living in different ashrams of Vrindavan, said. The pollution-free celebrations have come in…

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No clues in Mohali migrant attack case

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MOHALI: Police are groping in the dark to identify 12 armed miscreants, who looted around 12 migrants, a security guard and a truck driver on Friday. The cops said that earlier two similar incidents took place in Mohali city within one month. “We suspect involvement of the same gang as modus operandi in all three cases has remained similar,” said an official of Mohali police. “As of now, we are scanning footage dumps of CCTV cameras installed at nearby places. We are yet to find clues,” said police official. On…

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Chandigarh: Expect fall in temp in coming days

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CHANDIGARH: With 2.38 mm rainfall received in the tricity in last 24 hours the maximum temperature dipped by 4 notches in the city. Met officials stated that the thundershowers and cloudy sky will continue on Sunday which will further reduce the day and night temperatures. Met recorded 25.5 degree Celsius maximum temperature in the city which is 4 notches below the normal and minimum temperature, 17.7 degree Celsius which is five notches above normal. Met officials said that the cold waves and the rain will decrease the temperature in the…

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Civic body asked to remove illegal sealing

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While hearing a case of illegal sealing of a building, the Punjab and Haryana high court has ordered the municipal corporation to remove the seal from a building which was sealed last year in April and November months. The building had been sealed by former joint commissioner Gagandeep Singh, who is presently the general manager of Haryana Roadways in Ambala.

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Medical app by 3 Goan students wins second place at national level

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PANAJI: E-Medikit, an Android app developed by three students of Goa University’s department of computer science and technology, won them recognition at the national-level hackathon for women by Ahmedabad University. The team of the three MCA students — Alisha Lotlikar, Yogeeta Shirodker and Jolwina Fernandes —developed the app which sends reminder notifications to a patient or his/her family members at the prescribed time of taking medicines. It also sends notifications for doctor’s appointments. The app keeps an inventory of the medicines bought by an user and sends notifications in case…

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In a first, fire department conducts audit of offshore casinos

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PANAJI: For the first time, the directorate of fire and emergency services has audited the state’s off-shore casinos for fire safety and rescue. The audit of all six casinos in the Mandovi was completed on Thursday. While the directorate participates in mock drills conducted every three months in the presence of the Captain of Ports on shore, this is the first time the directorate has been permitted on board the vessels to conduct a thorough physical inspection of fire safety equipment on the casinos. This was pursuant to an order…

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