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Katju faces flak for his Bihar comments

Patna : Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has invited criticism from Bihar politicians, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for his 'humiliating' comment on Bihar on the social media.

The Chief Minister, along with his deputy and even the opposition, slammed Katju on Tuesday reacting strongly against his 'humiliating' comments against the state and its people.

Katju had on Monday posted a sarcastic comment on Bihar offering Pakistan "a package to solve the Kashmir crisis".

Rs 1 cr for family of stabbed Delhi teacher

New Delhi : The Delhi government will provide Rs 1 crore to the family of a school teacher stabbed to death by two of his students, it was announced on Tuesday.

The government has also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.

The teacher, Mukesh Kumar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Tuesday, a day after he was attacked.

"There can be no compensation for the family's agony... The government will give Rs 1 crore to his family as immediate financial assistance," Sisodia said.

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First of its kind ‘Peoples’ Tribunal on Acquitted Innocents’ to be held on Gandhi Jayanti

By A Mirsab, TwoCircles.net,

New Delhi: Innocence Network, an all-India collective of individuals and organisations working for the rights of the people wrongfully prosecuted or convicted especially under charges of terrorism, is going to organise ‘Peoples’ Tribunal on Acquitted Innocents’ on the occasion of 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Manipur CM attacks BJP for neglecting northeast

Imphal : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India.

He claimed that in the last two and a half years of the Narendra Modi government, nothing worth mentioning has been done.

Addressing women workers at the Congress office here, Ibobi Singh said: "Central ministers have been coming to the NE region frequently and we hoped that something positive would come out. So far nothing has materialised."

SC notice to government on plea seeking guidelines for raids, searches

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the central government on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines on how CBI, Enforcement Directorate and other law enforcement agencies should go about in conducting raids, searches, and seizures of documents and unaccounted cash and valuables.

Issuing notice to the government, the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C. Pant said, "We will examine it."

In Modi, nation has got a selfie machine : Rahul Gandhi

Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday once again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he was not bothered about anyone but himself and termed him a "selfie machine".

Addressing a rally in this Uttar Pradesh district adjoining Lucknow, he said that though the people of India had elected a prime minister, they got a "selfie machine" in return.

BJP-run MCDs failed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi : Blaming Delhi's Municipal cCorporations for the poor sanitation conditions in the city, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the BJP-run civic bodies have "miserably failed" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Jain said the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) do nothing "except harassing people" and "making money" through corruption.

Jharkhand's healthcare system in a shocking state

By Nityanand Shukla

Ranchi : The shocking photograph of a mentally-challenged patient, Munni Devi, being served meals on the floor at a local hospital here has once again brought to the fore the dismal state of Jharkhand's healthcare system -- despite all the tall developmental talk by the state's BJP government.

When a newspaper carried the photograph, the Jharkhand High Court took suo motu cognizance, converted it into public interest litigation (PIL) and has now served notice on the state government.

Irom Sharmila, youth from war zones to join global peace fest

Chandigarh : Manipur's Irom Chanu Sharmila and other civil rights activists, as well as youth from war-ravaged countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, will participate in the 11th edition of the Global Youth Peace Festival (GYPF), which opens here on Wednesday.

‘जो चचा अपने भतीजे का नहीं हो सका, वो यूपी का कैसे हो सकता?’ -ओवैसी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter

खलीलाबाद : उत्तर प्रदेश की सत्ताधारी समाजवादी पार्टी जहां अपने घरेलू कलह से जूझ रही है, वहीं ऑल इंडिया मजलिस-ए-इत्तेहादुल मुस्लिमीन (मजलिस) प्रमुख व सांसद असदुद्दीन ओवैसी ने सूबे में अपने धुंआधार प्रचार का आगाज़ कर दिया है.

आज पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश के ख़लीलाबाद के एक स्कूल में उन्हें सुनने के लिए हज़ारों लोग आएं. ओवैसी के निशाने पर ख़ासतौर पर अखिलेश व मुलायम यादव रहें, वहीं मायावती पर भी कई कटाक्ष किए. इसके अलावा भाजपा व कांग्रेस की भी क्लास लगाई.

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