The ruling DMK established clear leads as the State Election Commission today commenced counting of votes polled in rural local bodies in nine reorganised districts from 8 am at 74 counting centres. The entire process is being done under CCTV surveillance.
Sleuths of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted raids in southern states in places linked to maoists and in connection with the seizure of arms and drugs from a Sri Lankan fishing boat off Vizhinjam in Kerala recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a ‘selective’ approach to human rights dents the country’s image. He hit out at ‘some’ who viewed human rights ‘with an eye on political gains and loss’ and were therefore harming the practice of such rights and democracy.