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UPSC protestors torch buses, police booth in Delhi

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Civil service aspirants Wednesday night clashed with police and burnt down two buses and a police booth during their continued protest here demanding scrapping of the aptitude test from the entrance examination, police said.

Grover to be acting Lok Sabha secretary general

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed P.K. Grover to officiate as secretary general of the lower house and its secretariat with effect from July 31, an official release said Tuesday.

Reaching out to the innovators and people: President Mukherjee

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Recounting the steps he has taken during the first two years of his tenure to open up Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday that he is looking forward to having more grassroots innovators, writers and artistes stay a

Bring back workers stranded in Libya, says Andhra

Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has urged the central government to take necessary steps to bring back Telugu workers stranded in war-torn Libya, said a statement Wednesday.

E-rickshaws causing accidents in Delhi, traffic police tells court

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The capital's traffic police has informed the Delhi High Court that the uncontrolled plying of e-rickshaws in the city has led to more than 29 accidents, in which two passengers lost their lives.

Rahul stopped Sonia from being PM in 2004, says Natwar Singh

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi did not become prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul Gandhi did not want her to take up the responsibility as he was afraid that she would be killed like his father Rajiv Gandhi, former minister Natwar Singh has

Rajnath reaches Pune, to tour landslide site Thursday

Pune, July 30 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Pune Wednesday night to take an overview of the rescue operations at Malin village which was buried in a landslide, killing at least 25 people and trapping more than 160 early morning, officials said.

World's maximum child labourers in India: Report

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India has 10.1 million child labourers in the 5-14 age group, the most in the world, a study revealed here Wednesday.

Bangalore to shut down Thursday over rapes

Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) About 50 pro-Kannada organisations have called for a shutdown in the city Thursday to protest the increasing incidents of rape of minors and crimes against women.

DMK demands Katju's removal as Press Council chief

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The DMK Wednesday demanded the removal of former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as chairman of the Press Council to protect the reputation of the judiciary, legislature and the panel.