Uttar Pradesh: Names of perpetrators will follow, says Mulayam

The Dadri lynching was a conspiracy planned by three people belonging to a particular organisation, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed on Thursday. He said that his government would reveal the names of the individuals and the organisation after its investigation was over. Yadav added that the same three people were behind the 2013 riots in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district.

Bihar: Grand Alliance set to win polls, predicts survey

The "Grand Alliance" of the Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress is projected to win 137 of the 243 seats in the Bihar assembly, a CNN IBN/IBN7-Axis survey stated. To get a majority, a party or coalition would need to win 122 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance coalition is expected to win 95 seats, according to the survey. The survey involved over 24,000 respondents and covered all Bihar's 38 districts and 243 constituencies.

Kerala: Cannot prevent beef festivals, says Home Minister

Kerala does not have any mandate to prevent beef festivals from being organised, and will intervene only if they turn violent, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Thursday. Beef festivals began to be conducted across the state last week when the student wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) organised one at a Thrissur college. The event met with opposition from the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, leading to the college authorities suspending six students for hosting it.

Maharashtra: Pune cancels Ghulam Ali show

A concert featuring Pakistani ghazal legend Ghulam Ali scheduled for October 10 in Pune was cancelled on Thursday, the day after the organisers had scrapped the Mumbai performance on threats from the Shiv Sena. The concert had been sold out. The Shiv Sena's film wing had asked the organisers to cancel the events with the threat that a "Sena-style" protest would follow if their demands were not met. The organisers said that full refunds will be provided.

Delhi: AIIMS head told to respond in perjury case

The Central Administrative Tribunal on Thursday asked the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, MC Misra, to respond to a plea by former chief vigilance officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking perjury proceedings against him. Chaturvedi had earlier approached the CAT demanding the work ascribed to the post of Deputy Secretary at AIIMS should be allocated to him. In response to the CAT notice, Misra had said that work allocation of the Health Ministry had been implemented in "letter and spirit". Producing documents to prove otherwise, Chaturvedi had then moved the CAT labeling Misra's claims "blatantly false" and sought perjury proceedings.