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Parents of missing children hold protest march in New Delhi

Parents of missing children hold protest march in New DelhiNew Delhi, Apr 24: Under the aegis of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a non-governmental organisation working to eradicate child labour, parents of missing children held a protest march here on Friday against the apathy of the politicians.

Chanting slogans, the parents whose children have been missing for several years gathered at the Jantar Mantar.

They say New Delhi has become a safe haven for traffickers and abusers of children.

Renuka Choudhary deplores death of Modern school girl

Renuka Choudhary deplores death of Modern school girlNew Delhi, Apr 24: Amid an outrage over the death of Akriti Bhatia, Union Minister of State for Women and Children Development Renuka Choudhary on Friday said that such incidents should never happen.

"What can be done is that if there are five or six schools in an area and there is a nursing home or a hospital there then the schools can be linked to that. But we must examine the feasibility of this. We must ensure that something like this never happens," said Renuka.

Special court orders medical test to determine Kasab’s age

Special court orders medical test to determine Kasab’s ageMumbai, Apr 24: A special court on Friday ordered an inquiry to determine the age of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only survivour attacker of Mumbai terror attacks, by April 28.

The court’s order came after Kasab claimed to have been a minor at the time of Mumbai carnage.

Judge M. L. Tahiliyani said a radiologist and a forensic dentist would examine Kasab. Tahiliyani has also allowed special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to examine witnesses comprising doctors and jailor.

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Bihar killing five policemen

Maoists trigger landmine blast in Bihar killing five policemenMuzaffarpur, Apr 24 : Five policemen were killed when Maoists triggered a landmine blast on a vehicle carrying a police patrolling party in Bihar''s Muzaffarpur District late on Thursday.

Five policemen died on the spot while the vehicle driver was reported as seriously injured.

"When the security personnel were returning from duty an Improvised Explosive Device blast took place near a bridge. The blast killed everybody except the driver who got seriously injured," said Sudhanshu Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Muzaffarpur.

Shree Cement books 1000 Nanos for rewarding its employees

Shree Cement books 1000 Nanos for rewarding its employeesRattan Tata's dream small car Nano has been scaling new milestones due to heavy interest shown by common people and some corporate houses. Recently, Shree Cement Managing Director, HM Bangur announced to place a bulk order of 1000 Nanos on the eve of Earth Day on Wednesday.

55 % voter turn out in second phase of Lok Sabha polls

55 % voter turn out in second phase of Lok Sabha pollsNew Delhi, Apr 23: The Election Commission on Thursday declared that the average turn out in the second phase of Lok Sabha election held in 12 States for 141 seats stood at 55 per cent of the total electorate of 19.5 crores (195 millions).

A million polling staff was deployed ensured a successful conduct of polls across 12 states—Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka, Goa, and Tripura.

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