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Pappu Yadav to join NDA?

Patna : Lok Sabha member Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, who was expelled from Lalu Prasad's RJD for six years for anti-party activities, is likely to join the BJP-led NDA ahead of the Bihar assembly polls.

Asked by the media about joining the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Pappu Yadav, who was acquitted in the murder of a CPI-M leader in 2013, said: "Talks are going on... results would be positive, but it has not been finalised yet."

Journalist's death: Press Club of India seeks CBI probe

New Delhi : The Press Club of India (PCI) and the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday expressed concern over the death of journalist Akshay Singh under mysterious circumstances in Madhya Pradesh and demanded an impartial, time-bound probe preferably by the CBI.

At a meeting at the PCI premises here, journalists said the inquiry should be conducted by an agency that does not belong to the state.

Akshay Singh died in Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday soon after interviewing the family of one of the accused in the Vyapam scam.

Scared by deaths connected with Vyapam scam: Uma Bharti

New Delhi : Union minister Uma Bharti said on Monday she was scared by the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.

"There is panic in Madhya Pradesh due to the deaths. I am scared for the lives of people connected to me. I am a minister, but still I am scared. I will convey my fears to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan," Uma Bharti, the water resources minister, told an English news channel.

Uma also said she was the first person to have suggested a CBI probe into the scandal.

Vyapam scam: SC moved for Madhya Pradesh governor's removal

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a plea by a group of lawyers seeking removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav over allegations against him in the Vyapam scam.

A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu on Monday said the matter will be heard on July 9, after the plea by the lawyers was mentioned before the court.

The public interest litigation (PIL) was filed by five Gwalior-based lawyers practising in the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Ex-servicemen brave rain to continue OROP protest

New Delhi : Scores of ex-servicemen braved rain on Monday to continue with a relay fast to protest against the delay in implementation of their demand for 'One Rank One Pension'.

The ex-servicemen were hopeful of a meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar soon, said Col. Anil Kaul (retd), spokesman of the United Front of Ex-Servicemen Morcha(UFESM).

"We are waiting for an appointment; it may be on Tuesday or Wednesday," the retired officer told IANS.


Author of album on 155 Muslim freedom fighters felicitated

By TCN News,

Chennai: Syed Naseer Ahmed, the historian from Andhra Pradesh who has compiled a new album of photographs of 155 Muslim freedom fighters in a coffee table book titled ‘The Immortals’, was felicitated here by the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

His splendid work reveals the scarifies of Indian Muslim community in the struggle for India’s freedom contains beautiful pictures with a brief sketch of all 155 Muslim freedom fighters, simultaneously in Telugu and English.

SIO Kota organises Iftaar

By TCN News,

Kota (Rajasthan): The Students’ Islamic Organisation of India’s (SIO) city unit organized a grand iftaar party on the occasion of 17th Ramzan (the day of Badr) here.

Campaign on ‘Building resources across the communities – Exploring the power of Zakat’ launched

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Islamic Relief India has launched its two-year long campaign on ‘Building resources across the communities – Exploring the power of Zakat’ with the objective of sensitizing Muslim’s about the importance of charity in Islam and how it can be utilized in a strategic way.

An hour long discussion was held on the theme on July 4, 2015 at Hotel Metro Star Hotel, Jasola, New Delhi, a release said here on Monday.

Modi visit: India, Uzbekistan to boost security, defence ties

Tashkent : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and Uzbekistan have agreed to intensity security cooperation, as well as in the fields of defence and cyber security.

In a media statement following talks with Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Modi said both countries will also seek to work in the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Black money: Disclosers to get immunity under FEMA, PMLA

New Delhi : The government on Monday said immunity from prosecution would be given under specific laws to those declaring undisclosed foreign assets under the compliance window of the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) Act.

Releasing a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), the finance ministry said disclosures made under the said Act would have "immunity from prosecution under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Income Tax Act, Wealth Tax Act, Companies Act and Customs Act".