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Housing scheme helps Muslim offenders turn away from crime

Justice secretary Chris Grayling
THE Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has opened a supported housing scheme to help Muslim offenders in London turn their backs on crime. The charity Better Community Business Network (BCBN) have begun The Date Palm Project that will work to rehabilitate offenders by mentoring them in the months before they leave custody, preparing them for life in the community...

Minister conducts surprise check; 80 found missing from work

AROUND 80 staffers of the Urban  Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation ministries were found missing in office when Minister Venkaiah Naidu conducted a surprise check this week. After Naidu found such large number of staff More News »

BJP supports voting for NRIs; Congress, Left oppose idea

CONGRESS and Left parties have vehemently opposed a suggestion by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the easing of the voting process for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to ensure their participation in elections in India. A meeting of representati More News »

Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely

US SECRETARY of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. More News »

Inquiry launched into three-year-old's killing in Scotland

AN independent inquiry has been launched into the murder of a three-year-old boy who was  beaten to death by his mother at their home in  Scotland earlier this year. Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, who had been charged with the murder of her s More News »
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