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19 cops removed over clash in Rajasthan
Jaipur: Nineteen policemen including two Assistant Sub Inspectors and a Head Constable of Merta police station in Nagaur district of Rajasthan were removed for negligence during a clash which killed six persons including five Dalits. The cops were removed on Saturday on charges of negligence during the clash in Dangawas village and sent to police lines, SP Nagaur Raghvendra Suhasa said, adding SHO of the police station, Nagaram, had already been suspended. “The cops were charged with negligence in discharging duties during the incident on May 14,” he said. The incident occurred near Merta town on May 14 when two persons, Kanaram Jat and Ratna Ram Meghwal, and their supporters armed with sharp-edged weapons and guns, clashed with each other over a property in possession of Meghwal while Kanaram also staked a claim on it.  (PTI)
BJP leader’s son nominated for 2015 CNN heroes award
Thiruvananthapuram: Adarsh Alphons, a New York based artist and son of BJP leader Alphons Kannathanam, has been nominated for the 2015 CNN Heroes award for providing free art classes to schoolchildren. Adarsh Alphons who heads a nonprofit outfit ProjectArt Inc, has been nominated with nine others for the 2015 CNN Heroes award. His organisation provides free art classes to school children in New York. The group holds classes in libraries and the children exhibit their art in galleries at the end of each semester. ProjectArt has expanded from a branch in Harlem in New York in 2011 to 11 libraries throughout the city.”The group has reached roughly 1,000 children,” Kannanthanam, BJP national executive member and a former IAS officer, said on Sunday. On receiving the honour, Alphons said, “I believe art is essential to a well-rounded education because it lets a child learn things that they wouldn’t learn through other fields”. The BJP leader Alphons Kannathanam earned the monicker ‘Demolition man’ when he demolished illegal buildings and reclaimed land worth crores of rupees while he was the Commissioner of Delhi Development Authority (DDA). (PTI)
 PM condoles death of US Vice President’s son
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the death of Beau Biden, the eldest son of US Vice President Joe Biden. In his message, the prime minister said, “Saddened to learn about the passing away of Beau Biden at a young age. Apart from a deep loss to the family, a promising public career has been tragically cut short.””I extend my deepest condolences to the Biden family,” the prime minister said.According to media reports, Beau Biden died of brain cancer on Saturday evening. (IANS)
400 police stations to be built in naxal-affected states
New Delh:  To strengthen the security situation in 10 naxal-affected states, the Centre has given approval for setting up of 400 police stations and posts, an RTI query has found. According to information received from the Left Wing Extremism Division of Union Home Ministry, the government is building 400 fortified police stations in the 10 states, each of which will be allocated Rs 2 crore each. The 10 states identified under the plan are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. (PTI)

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