To Protest Mandatory Helmets, AIADMK Lawmakers Are Smashing Them

Puducherry:  Legislators belonging to the opposition AIADMK Tuesday broke helmets on the premises of the Assembly to protest against the rule making wearing of the headgear mandatory without creating awareness on its use. The MLAs staged the protest to also condemn Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi’s action to implement the rule and flayed her style of functioning which, they said, was arbitrary. Leader of the legislature wing of the AIADMK A Anbalagan and his colleagues in the Assembly A Baskar and Vayyapuri Manikandan brought a helmet each and smashed them on…

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Kerala Cleric Lured Schoolgirl To Forest, Sexually Assaulted Her: Police

Thiruvananthapuram:  A Muslim cleric was booked today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Kerala, police said. Shafeeq Al Qasimi, who was serving as the Imam of a rural mosque at Tholicode in Vithura, over 30 km away from Thiruvananthapuram, was removed after the incident came to light, they said. A case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered against him based on the mosque committee’s statement. According to the statement, he had lured a 15-year-old girl to an isolated forest area in Vithura…

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Kiran Bedi Turns Traffic Cop In Puducherry, Stops Motorists And Asks Where’s Your Helmet

Kiran Bedi asked police personnel to check motorists and ensure that traffic rules are followed. Puducherry:  Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, turned traffic cop on Sunday to raise awareness on road safety. During a campaign to mark National Road Safety Week, Ms Bedi stopped two-wheelers on a busy road in the Union Territory and asked bikers to wear helmets. She also took a swipe at the Puducherry government and said Chief Minister V Narayanasamy is stopping the enforcement of road safety rules. A video shared by her on…

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