AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Agriculture Department at Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Free admission. (818) 340-3221. Pumpkin Locomotion, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Sunday, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Caada Flintridge. Event is free with gardens admission. Call (818) 949-4200 or see www.descansogardens.org. Haunted Hike Tour, 7-9:30 p.m., Stough Canyon Park, 1335 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank. Admission: $5. Children 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult; children under 6 not admitted. Call (818) 238-5440. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.com. TODAY: Public hearing on the Los Angeles River master plan, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Goodwill Worksource Center, 342 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles. See www.lariver.org, www.folar.org or www.theriverproject.org. Health and safety fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lanark Recreation Center, 21816 Lanark St., Canoga Park, with free immunizations, dental care and blood-pressure screening. Call (213) 978-1891. Point Mugu Air Show, featuring aircraft from the Air Force, Navy and Marines; civilian performers; and an aerial demonstration by the Blue Angels, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Naval Base Ventura County. Free admission. Call (805) 989-8786 or see www.nbvc.navy.mil. Edwards Air Force Base Open House and Air Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday, featuring aerial and static displays. Call (661) 277-3510 or see www.edwards.af.mil. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The BJP-led coalition government in Assam has purchased biographies of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya worth ₹1.6 crore after coming to power in May 2016.Replying to a question by Congress MLA Debabrata Saikia in the 126-member Assembly on Wednesday, Cultural Affairs Minister Keshab Mahanta said the government bought 4,000 copies of the 15-volume Hindi biography for libraries across the State. The total number of books works out to 60,000. The Directorate of Libraries spent ₹1.6 crore for the purchase on the advice of Cultural Affairs Department, he added.Delhi-based publisher The biography has been brought out by a Delhi-based publisher, the Minister said.“We have not purchased biographies of any iconic person other than Deen Dayal Upadhyaya,” Mr. Mahanta, who represents the BJP’s regional ally Asom Gana Parishad, said.The AGP, ironically, has been vocal about the BJP’s bid to “impose” anything related to RSS and Hindutva on the “people of Assam”. The party had opposed the Sarbananda Sonowal government’s decision to name 12 new colleges in the State after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya in August last year.