Nation news in Brief
Rs 2 lakh compensation for Delhi blaze victim kin: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the victim of a blaze that gutted more than 30 shanties here on Sunday. Kejriwal also announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 each for those whose shanties were gutted in the fire. “Those who are injured would be treated free of cost and all possible help would be given by the government. Financial compensation as per government policy would also be given,” the Aam Aadmi Party convenor said.
2 burglars held, ambulance used in crimes, jewellery recovered
Ghaziabad, April 30 (PTI): Two persons were arrested for allegedly breaking into houses and gold and silver ornaments, cash and an ambulance used in the commission of crimes recovered from them, police said today. Based on a tip-off, a joint team of crime branch and police nabbed the two burglars identified as Adesh and Manoj around 5 pm yesterday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Manish Mishra said. Gold ornaments weighing 555 grams, coins, and one kg silver, having a combined worth of Rs 20 lakhs were recovered from the duo, he said, adding that an ambulance was also seized from them.
Ex-MLA, suspended Cong leader from Dhenkanal joins BJD
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (PTI): Suspended Congress leader and former MLA Sudhir Samal today joined the BJD in Odisha. Samal, who was the president of Dhenkanal district unit of Congress, joined BJD along with a large number of supporters in the presence of party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here. Samal, who had been suspended from Congress for alleged anti-party activities, said he decided to join BJD as many leaders and workers in Congress were unhappy over the state of affairs in the party stung by infighting.
Sukma Naxal attack case may be handed over to NIA for probe
New Delhi, April 30 (PTI): The Centre is likely to hand over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) the probe into the killing of 25 CRPF personnel in Sukma in Chhattisgarh by the Naxals. A senior Home Ministry functionary said it was a fit case to be handed over to the NIA as so many security personnel were killed in a single incident. The NIA is mandated to probe terror attacks anywhere in the country. The government considers the CPI (Maoists), which perpetrated the violence, as a terrorist organisation.
DMK slams move to carry Hindi subtitles in regional films
Chennai, April 30 (PTI): The DMK today took exception to a proposal to dub or carry Hindi subtitles in regional movies, calling it an attempt to “force” the language on regional cinema and sought a clarification from the Centre. The DMK will resist any attempts of Hindi imposition, its working president M K Stalin said, referring to the proposal. Stalin, whose party had successfully led an anti-Hindi agitation in the state in the 1960s, said the DMK was ready to “resist and defeat” any efforts of Hindi “dominance.”