Lucknow, Sep 9 (IANS) Students in various girls’
degree colleges across the state will know more about women related
laws through a campaign to be undertaken by the Uttar Pradesh state
women’s commission, an official said Tuesday.
‘The move aims to apprise girls of legal tools,
which they can opt for
fighting any crime related to women,’ Abha
Agnihotri, commission chairperson, told IANS.
‘As far as women-related laws are concerned, even the literate girls
and women do not know much about the legal tools to combat domestic
violence and other women related crimes,’ she said.
The situation is more or less similar in rural and urban areas, added Agnihotri.
According to officials, initially the campaign will start within a
month in girls’ degree colleges in various districts, including
Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra and Bareilly.
Agnihotri said: ‘Degree colleges are the best medium to spread
awareness about the legal system. Girls at this stage can understand
the issues better.’
When these girls get married they will have an understanding of
these laws so that they can act accordingly in case of problems, she
According to a study conducted by the National Crime Record Bureau,
Uttar Pradesh accounts for nearly 10 percent of the crime against women
across the country.
He said the government has already released Rs.3.8 billion for flood-hit regions in the state.
“We want to speed up the process of distributing compensation to those affected by the floods.”
At least 721 people have died due rains and floods in the state since June 1.
Meanwhile, large-scale relief operations were underway to provide
some respite to the nearly two million people across 21 flood-affected
districts of the state. The state has 70 districts.
BSP leader found dead in Uttar PradeshLucknow, Sep 10 (IANS)
A leader of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party
was found murdered in a lake in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district,
the police said Wednesday.”The body of Jeet Lal Singh, who was a member
of the village panchayat, carried several bullet injuries,” police
officer Dhruv Shukla told IANS on phone.
The body was recovered late Tuesday night from the lake in
Maheshganj locality in Tada Bazaar village in Pratapgarh, about 150 km
from Lucknow, he added.
Family members of the deceased had registered a complaint with the
police when Jeet Lal did not return home till 9 p.m., the police said.
The police said the incident can be a fall out of political rivalry.
No arrest has been made in connection with the murder, said Shukla
A college teacher who was posing as a minister and asking policemen to release some criminals was arrested here, the police said Wednesday.
According to the police, Ravikant, a lecturer in a private engineering college
in the Mohanlalganj locality of the Uttar Pradesh capital, was posing
as Urban Development Minister Nakul Dubey, and had phoned two senior
police officials seeking the release of some people in police custody.
“Ravikant called up the Cantonment police station inspector and said
that he is Nakul Dubey, the urban development minister. He told the
inspector to release some people arrested in connection with a criminal
case,” Lucknow police chief Akhil Kumar told IANS, adding that Ravikant
had also called him for the same purpose.
“I received the call on Aug 30 and immediately talked to the
minister. However, he expressed surprise over the issue and clarified
that he did not call any police official,” added Kumar.
Ravikant was arrested Tuesday night after the police traced the calls.
Lucknow: BSP will field party MP C N Singh in Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat and Girish Pasi in Kansuambi constituency.
The names were announced by party spokesman and Cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya here on Monday.
They urge President to intervene to “prevent subversion” of
NEW DELHI: Leaders of Left parties, Bahujan Samaj Party, Telugu
Desam Party and the Janata Dal (Secular) on Tuesday met President
Pratibha Patil and sought her intervention to hold the monsoon session
of Parliament immediately to “prevent subversion” of constitutional
scheme. The Manmohan Singh-led government had decided to call a session
from October 17.
Raising the issue of executive accountability, the leaders, in a
memorandum to the President, said for a variety of important reasons
“such manipulation” of Parliament sessions had serious implications and
it violated the basic principle of governance.
The memorandum said a series of reports suggested that the Prime
Minister’s assurances to Parliament and the country on the nuclear deal
with the United States had been violated and crucial information
“These are serious matters concerning the sovereignty and security
of India and its independent foreign policy. Parliament, therefore the
people, are being deprived of their fundamental right to make the
government accountable and answerable on these matters,” the memorandum
There were also issues such as inflation, agrarian crisis, serious
unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar floods and attacks on Christians in
Orissa that needed to be debated, the memorandum said.
The leaders appealed to the President that as the custodian of the
Constitution, she should intervene urgently to prevent “such a
subversion of our constitutional scheme. We demand that the monsoon
session of Parliament is immediately convened. The winter session must,
as is the practice, convene in the second half of November”, the
memorandum said. The leaders, who called on the President, included
Basudeb Acharya and Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), Gurudas Dasgupta and D.
Raja (CPI), Rajesh Verma and Satish Chandra Misra (BSP), K. Yerrannaidu
and Mysoora Reddy (TDP), Jochim Baxla and Abani Roy (RSP), Debabrata
Biswas (AIFB) and Danish Ali (JS-S).
SAN FRANCISCO: Google is trying to expand the newspaper section of
its online library to include billions of articles published during the
past 244 years, hoping the added attraction will lure even more traffic
to its leading Internet search engine.
The newly announced project extends Google’s crusade to make digital
copies of content created before the Internet’s advent, so the
information can become more accessible and, ultimately, Google can make
more money from advertisements shown on its website.
Google will foot the bill to copy the archives of any newspaper
publisher willing to permit the stories to be shown for free on
Google’s website. The participating publishers will receive an
unspecified portion of the revenue generated from the ads displayed
next to the stories.
On the net, the service is at http://news.google.com/archivesearch — AP