Lawyer moves HC for NHRC intervention in Thoothukudi

New Delhi , May 24

A lawyer on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court to seek the National Human Rights Commission's (NHRC) intervention or a probe by an independent agency into the death of 13 persons in police firing in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu.

Minorities secure, their rights safe in India: Centre

New Delhi , May 24

The central government on Thursday said that the rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India compared with the rest of the world, and that "secularism, social and communal harmony and tolerance" are in the country's DNA.

MHA official suspended in bribe-for-visa case

New Delhi , May 24

The Union Home Ministry has suspended an official who was arrested last week for his involvement in illegalities in granting Indian citizenship or extending Long Term Visa (LTV) to Pakistani immigrants.

Over 70 illegal immigrants nabbed in Manipur

Imphal , May 24

The Manipur Police on Thursday said it nabbed over 70 undocumented persons suspected to be illegal immigrants. The arrests came a few hours after a stern warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh over illegal migrants entering the state after passing through various police booths.

TN toll rises to 13, Thoothukudi tense

Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) , May 24

Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi remained tense for the third day on Thursday as one more person injured in police firing in protests against the Sterlite factory died, taking the toll to 13.