The supreme council is an umbrella body of khap panchayats across the state. Khaps have no legal sanction but often function like kangaroo courts and issue social diktats that are enforced in the villages.
A meeting called for Saturday in Sonipat, about 40 km from Delhi, to discuss the reservation issue will focus instead on the marriage age issue and how the government could be compelled to get the bar lowered in Haryana, where at least 15 rapes have been reported in the past month.
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Clash of titans as CLT20 enters main stage
After their not so memorable outing in the just-concluded ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka, it will be a test of character for the Indian boys in the Champions League Twenty20 which enters the business stage from Saturday.
There are four Indian Premier League teams in the fray in the cash-rich tournament, including defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and this season's IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The other two IPL sides are Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Daredvils (DD).
But the interesting to watch in the tournament will be the desperation of the Indian cricketers, who will be eager to erase the scars of their Super Eight elimination in the Twenty20 World Cup.
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AI staff refuse to waive charges of excess baggage of 3 MPs
Notwithstanding pressure, Air India staff today refused to waive the charges for 193 kg of excess baggage being carried by three MPs from Guwahati to Delhi and flew the goods in cargo after they made the payments.
Three Lok Sabha MPs -- UP Congress chief and Faizabad MP Nirmal Khatri, Congress MP from Almora Pradeep Tamta and BJP MP from Meerut Rajendra Agrawal -- were returning from Guwahati in Air India's flight (AI 9612), airline sources said.
They wanted to check-in together with 268 kg of baggage but an economy class passenger is allowed to carry only 25 kg of checked-in luggage as per airline policy. Read More
Congress MP flashes gun to avoid paying toll, is caught on camera
Congress Lok Sabha MP from Porbandar Vitthal Radadia was caught red-handed on camera brandishing a gun to threaten the employees of a toll plaza who dared him to show his identity card before waiving payment.
Radadia, apparently enraged at the temerity of the toll plaza attendant, who asked for the original I-card after his driver had shown a photocopy, was seen on national TV menacingly flashing his gun while stalking the area in front of the booth and repeatedly tapping the glass enclosure with the barrel.
The incident that happened near Karjan on National Highway 8 on the intervening night of October 10-11, was caught on CCTV cameras installed outside the toll plaza.
Radadia, considered a 'strongman' in the Saurashtra region, had recently helped the party organise a massive farmers rally in Rajkot. Read More6. 00 pm
Congress leader in Haryana says 90 per cent of rape incidents are consensual sex
In fresh embarrassment for ruling Congress in Haryana, which is already on the backfoot over growing incidents of rape, a state leader has now sparked outrage by claiming that 90 per cent of the cases involved "consensual sex".
"90 per cent of rape cases are (a case of) consensual sex between the girl and boy.... The girl gets into an affair with a boy and she goes with him without knowing that he is of criminal mindset," Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee member and Congress Hisar district spokesman Dharambir Goyat told reporters in Hisar late last night.
"It's not the state government which is responsible for rapes. In fact in most of the cases it is consensual sex," he said. Read More5.51 pm
Briton held for plotting terror attack on airport
A 41-year-old Briton has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack on an airport, after chemicals like nitric acid and sulphuric acid were found at his house.
Police raided the houise of Duncan Railton, who works at a chemical company, in Warlingham, Surrey, and found the acids and yellow phosphorous sticks, The Sun reported.
The man shared the house with his mother and brother.
Officials also alleged that Railton intended to target a bus.
"Many of the items are capable, when mixed, of producing explosives. Railton had the materials, capability and knowledge to carry out the attacks," prosecutors told a court in Surrey.
He was charged with possessing chemicals with an intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The man was remanded in custody till Nov 7.