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Cong workers protest NDA Govt withdrawing Indira stamps
Belagavi (Karnataka): The Congress Party workers staged a protest in the city on Monday against the union government’s move to discontinue commemorative postal stamps of Former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. The party workers condemned the BJP-led NDA Government saying it was an insult to the first woman Prime Minister of the country and women in general. They questioned why the government banned or discontinued the Former Prime Ministers’ stamps, and central government should answer to the people. Both Ms Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi had sacrificed their lives for the cause of the nation. While the former built ‘Modern India’ the latter as responsible for ushering technology revolution in the country, they said. The Centre should immediately review its decision, they demanded. Angry agitators burned in effigy Prime Minister Narendra Modi and posters of Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Smrithi Irani. They also formed a human chain at Rani Chennamma Circle and shouted slogans against the Centre. (UNI)
Netaji: SC negates PIL to declassify documents
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which sought a direction to the Union government to declassify the confidential documents related to the mystery surrounding the death of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. A division bench, of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel, said, “Let the Ministry of Home Affairs and Principal Secretary, PMO, reply to the representation of the petitioner.” Petitioner Snehasis Mukherjee had approached the apex court, seeking a direction to the Central government to declassify the confidential documents related to the famed revolutionary who, for decades, was believed to have died in an aircrash in the late 1940s. The division bench told petitioner Mukherjee to either go to the state High Court or wait for the response of the Centre to the representations on the issue. Mr Mukherjee has alleged that the past governments had not disclosed the facts in the case. He also told the apex court that “non-diclosure of such information amounted to denial of fundamental right.” The petitioner, however, referred to the recent disclosure of confidential files by the West Bengal government and sought a direction to the Centre to follow suit. (UNI)
Maharashtra CM tweets, praises kid for unique donation
Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis through his latest tweet has lauded the unique donation made by an eight year old child, Rashika for the welfare of drought- affected farmers of the state. Mr Fadnavis tweeted that, the move of a small child who came with her piggy bank to offer her savings for the cause of farmers was surprising. The tweet reads, ”Touched by the surprise contribution form Rasika Manohar Joshi. She donated her piggy bank for farmer’s welfare”.  Rashika, who was too happy to donate her piggy bank said, she sould again collect money from her savings to donate for the welfare of the drought-hit farmers. Surprised by the move and dedication of the child, the CM said, “the donation of Rashika would reach to the farmers for their help.” (UNI)
Murder accused killed in court campus in TN
Dindigul (TN): In a suspected revenge attack, a 30-year-old murder accused was on Monday brutally killed allegedly by a five-member gang in the campus of a court here in full public view. Police said Sesuraja was leaving the Judicial Magistrate court after it extended his bail in a murder case when the gang fatally attacked him around noon and fled the scene. As he emerged out of the court through the rear gate, he saw the accused standing on the road, following which he ran back into the campus to escape, they said. He was pursued by them, but he fell down in the chase, following which they then hacked him with sickles and ran away as the public watched in horror, police said, adding, Sesuraja died on the spot. Sesuraja had been arrested along with four others in connection with the murder of a person in June last year and had subsequently obtained bail. Police said they suspect the killing to be an aftermath of the last year’s murder and added that they were on a lookout for the five accused. (PTI)

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