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Hyderabad University revokes suspension of students, is rejected

The decision of the Hyderabad University Executive Council to revoke the suspension of five research students, one of whom was Rohith Vemula who committed suicide on Sunday, was rejected by students, reports The Indian Express. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice, which represents the protesters, said: "In our opinion, Prof Appa Rao Podile (vice chancellor of the university) is not the legitimate vice chancellor anymore. He has been on the run, not seen in the campus since Sunday. He should immediately surrender to police." Rohith Vemula committed suicide on Sunday, creating a storm about Dalit student issues that quickly turned political.

Delhi Jal Board joins hands with MobiKwik for bill payments; Kejriwal to launch mobile app soon

The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has joined hands with MobiKwik to make payment of all water bills by the citizens easier.

MobiKwik, in a report said it is one of its kind first such partnerships with a state government in the country whereby citizens using the wallet can digitally pay water bills.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch Delhi Jal Board mobile app on January 21, 2016. The launch of the DJB mobile app is touted to be the next big project launch for the Arvind Kejriwal government.

Prashant Kishor to be advisor to Nitish Kumar, likely to lead Congress' Punjab campaign

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Strategist Prashant Kishor - who helped the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) trounce the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar Assembly polls will be inducted as an advisor to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

According to media reports, Kishore may also take charge of the Congress' campaign in Punjab assembly elections due next year.

According to senior Congress leaders, at least three rounds of meetings have already taken place between Singh and Kishor and the latter has all but formally agreed, Mint reported.

Mumbai hit and run: Police nab driver who fled after running over sleeping pavement dwellers

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Five people were injured after being run over by a car in Mumbai's Mohammad Ali road last night at around 12:45 am.

A Mercedes car ran over five people sleeping on the roadside, which included four women and a child, and fled the scene.

Driver Amin Khan, who was behind the wheel of the speeding Mercedes car, was arrested on Friday. A case has been registered at Pydhonie Police Station.

All five have been admitted to the hospital.

Terror alert: 3 passengers who booked Pathankot taxi go missing, driver dead

Delhi Police on Friday issued an alert ahead of the 26 January Republic Day celebrations. Police are on the hunt for a missing white colour Alto taxi.

The cab was hired from Pathankot earlier this week by three unknown people. (Seen in the photo above).

The car - with a registration number HP01D2440 - remains untraceable. The driver, who was hired along with the cab, has been found dead at Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.

The Delhi Police has tweeted a warning along with the details of the car.

Redo your astrological calculations, there's a new planet to account for

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A completely new, never seen planet, is the latest change to the solar system, reports the Hindustan Times. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) discovered its existence via computer simulations and mathematical models, after they observed 13 objects in the Kuiper Belt (the region beyond Neptune) behaving mysteriously. The unusual behaviour of these objects could only be explained by the presence of another planet, they thought , and went on to look for it. The new planet is 93 billion miles from the sun and takes 10,000 to 20,000 years to fully orbit the sun.

50 per cent of the population of the Central African Republic faces starvation: UN

The United Nations World Food Programme has reported that half the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) - nearly 2.5 million people - faces hunger.

According to the report, one in every six persons in CAR is battling severe or extreme food insecurity. The UNWFP also reports that one in three is moderately food insecure. The UNWFP also reports that the shortage has been caused by a poor harvest and subsequent hike in food prices in 2015.

Want to get married? Get tested for HIV first!

The Chandeni village in Bhivani, Haryana, has announced that couples who wish to wed must first undergo an HIV diagnosis test before they tie the knot.

PTI quoted the village head, Mamata Sangwan, as saying that the move was an attempt at increasing awareness about the ailment and curbing the spread of the virus. While the test is not compulsory, it is strongly encouraged. The sarpanch has also appealed that neighbouring villages adopt the policy.