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AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan, arrested on charges of threatening a woman, and directed him not to create any law and order problem in his area.

Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi granted bail to Khan and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

"Accused (Khan) is directed not to create any law and order problem in the area and further directed not to incite his supporters to indulge in any criminal offence," the court said.

Indian embassy to appeal to Qatar SC for two on death row

New Delhi : The Indian embassy in Qatar is making preparations for an appeal to the country's Supreme Court on behalf of two Indians on death row and a third serving a life sentence in Qatar, the government said on Thursday.

While Subramanian Alagappa and Chilladurai Perumal have been sentenced to death, Sivakumar Archunan has been sentenced to life in prison on charges of murder of an elderly Qatari woman.

All the three convicted persons hail from Tamil Nadu.

Taslima Nasreen, Amitav Ghosh condole Mahasweta Devi's death

Kolkata : Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi and remembered the litterateur's support during "bad times."

"Mahasweta Devi died. Stood by me during my bad times," Nasreen tweeted.

Nasreen, who has been living outside Bangladesh for many years, said the Ramon Magsaysay Award winner wanted to see West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as India's Prime Minister.

Four-doctor team conducting free surgeries of pellet victims in Kashmir

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In an initiative that could be termed as sigh of relief for many youths in Kashmir, Pune-based Borderless World Foundation in collaboration with its Jammu and Kashmir chapter and Department of Ophthalmology, SMHS Hospital in Srinagar is conducting free Retinal surgeries of victims who have been injured by pellet guns.

बनारस को हथियार बनाकर नरेंद्र मोदी पर हमला कर रही है कांग्रेस

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनावों के मद्देनज़र अब कांग्रेस ने अपनी चुप्पी तोड़ दी है. कांग्रेस भाजपा पर किसी भी स्थिति में वार करने से नहीं चूक रही है.

कांग्रेस ने अपने कैम्पेन की शुरुआत '27 साल यूपी बेहाल' के नारे के साथ कर दी है और साथ ही कांग्रेस ने अपनी बस यात्रा की शुरुआत भी कर दी है. इस दफा भाजपा पर प्रहार करने में कांग्रेस ने मोदी की लोकसभा संसदीय सीट बनारस को चुना है.

Student commits suicide, teacher booked

Ghaziabad : A humiliated girl student committed suicide here after a teacher barged into her house demanding unpaid school fees, police said on Thursday.

The father of the 16-year-old Class 9 student at the DSP Higher Secondary School in Ghaziabad could not pay her school fees. He then shifted the daughter to another school.

On Wednesday night, the DSP School teacher along with three accomplices barged into the student's house and demanded Rs 11,000 in outstanding fees from her father.

गुजरात के दलितों से कब सबक लेंगे मुसलमान

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

गुजरात के दलितों से सबक़ लीजिए. गाय की खाल उधेड़ने के नाम पर ऊंचे तबक़े की गुंडागर्दी का किस क़दर क़रारा जवाब दिया है उन्होंने. गुजरात से लेकर दिल्ली तक राजनीति की भाषा पलट दी. संसद में इस क़दर शोर हुआ कि बहरे कानों को भी आवाज़ सुनाई देने लगी. मगर मुसलमानों के हिस्से में जहां इनसे भी ज़्यादा नाइंसाफ़ियां और अत्याचार बरपे हैं, वहां अब तक किसी ने सबक़ लेने की ज़रूरत नहीं समझी है.

Establishment of Block Institute of Teachers Education lagging in Minority Concentrated Blocks

By Amjad Suri and Mohammed Imteyaz Ahmed for

The Sarvasiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was introduced in 2000 to bridge the gap between the social category and the quality of education in response to the growing demand for quality education. The aim of SSA was to allow children to learn, harness the human potential to its maximum and working on the principle of community solidarity with opportunity of free expression and communication.

Mumbai court convicts 12, acquits eight in decade-old Aurangabad Arms case

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Thursday convicted twelve accused and acquitted eight in a decade old Aurangabad arms haul case. The convicted include 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.

However, none of the accused has been found guilty of offences under stringent sections of MCOCA. The case of two accused is separated while eight other accused are acquitted from the case.
Court convicted seven under sections of UAPA while other five are found guilty under Explosive Substance Act and Arms Act.

Tabla maestro Pt Lacchu Maharaj dies in Varanasi

Lucknow : Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi on Thursday. He was 72.

His family members said that he was being treated at a private nursing home where he passed away at 1 a.m.

One of the frontline tabla players in the world, Pt Lacchu Maharaj's funeral will take place on Friday.

Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

He had married French woman Teena and she, along with their only daughter, is in Switzerland.