n New Delhi (PTI): At least 75 cases of sexual harassment have been reported in higher educational institutes across the country between April 2014 and March this year.
n Jaipur (PTI): The Khandelwal community of Rajasthan has written to Hema Malini and the chief minister demanding compensation for Hunuman Khandelwal, whose four-year-old daughter was killed when their car collided with the actress's on July 2. Hunuman said he was not aware of any such demand.
n New Delhi (PTI): Puducherry has become the first city to send its nomination to the Centre for the Prime Minister's smart city programme, less than a month since the launch of the mission. Puducherry has received 75 of 100 in the first stage of evaluation.
n Mumbai (PTI): Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra anti-corruption bureau and the Enforcement Directorate to continue their inquiries against former minister Chhagan Bhujbal and his family for alleged money laundering and land-grabbing. The agencies had closed their probes in five of the nine cases against Bhujbal citing lack of evidence.
n Erode (PTI): Carcasses of 10 peacocks have been found on a farm in Erode, with forest officials suspecting that the birds might have died after consuming some leftover food laced with poison.