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Post-Bihar, government to face assertive Opposition in parliament's winter session

New Delhi : Parliament's month-long winter session starting Thursday is likely to see a more assertive opposition taking on the government on a range of issues including “intolerance”, price rise and decision to liberalise norms for foreign investment.

The government will seek passage of its legislative agenda including the long-pending Goods and Services Tax Bill.

The winter session, coming nearly two weeks after BJP's drubbing in the crucial Bihar polls, is expected to witness closer floor coordination between opposition parties to take on the Narendra Modi government.

Aamir is self-appointed mullah: Shiv Sena

Mumbai : Launching another attack on Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for alleging growing intolerance in the country, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday labelled him a "self-appointed mullah".

"In recent past, some individuals have assumed the responsibility of judging whether India is a 'tolerant' or 'intolerant' nation... Aamir Khan has joined this business by becoming a self-appointed mullah, which is sad for those who love him," the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

Mamata to become first West Bengal CM to attend Jamiat-e Ulama’s Conference

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee will become the first West Bengal Chief Minister to attend Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind’s conference on November 26, to be held in the state capital as the state’s largest Muslim organisation looks to discuss a host of issues, including upholding the country’s secularism and uplifting the Muslims of the state.

बिहार मंत्रिमंडल: मुस्लिमों की भागीदारी पर पैदा होता असंतोष

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना:महागठबंधन की जीत में अल्पसंख्यकों का एक रोल रहा है. नतीजों के बाद इस बात की पूरी उम्मीद थी कि मुसलमानों को उनके योगदान के अनुपात में हिस्सेदारी ज़रूर मिलेगी. मगर 28 मंत्रियों के मंत्रिमंडल में सिर्फ़ 4 मुसलमानों को ही हिस्सेदार बनाया गया. इससे एक बार फिर से क़ौम की बेहतरी की उम्मीद कर रहे लोगों में भारी निराशा हुई है.

यह निराशा मुस्लिम नौजवानों में खासतौर पर देखने को मिल रही है. मुसलमानों के साथ होने वाली इस नाइंसाफ़ी पर अब खुलकर सोशल मीडिया पर भी मुस्लिम नौजवान लिख रहे हैं.

MP by-polls: Congress wins Lok Sabha seat, BJP assembly

Bhopal : The Congress won the by-poll held for Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam-Jhabhua parliamentary seat while the BJP won the Devas state assembly seat as the results were declared on Tuesday.

Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuriya won the Lok Sabha seat with 88,832 votes while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gayatri Raje Pawar won the assembly seat by 30,778 votes.

Announcing the results, Chief Electoral Officer Saleena Singh said the counting for the by-polls was conducted at Ratlam, Jhabua, Alirajpur, and Devas district headquarters amid heavy security.

Probe launched as man charged with fraud selected for national award

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat government on Tuesday launched an inquiry into allegations that a person chargesheeted two years ago for committing a fraud of Rs.1,035 crore has been selected by the Centre for the prestigious National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to be given away on December 3.

Modi must break silence on intolerance: Maharashtra Leader of Opposition

Mumbai : Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over the growing issue of intolerance which is assuming serious proportions day by day.

In a statement, the veteran Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly said that in the recent past, intolerance has vitiated the country's atmosphere with artistes and litterateurs experiencing a sense of fear.

BJP leader suspended from Delhi assembly for derogatory remark

New Delhi : BJP lawmaker O.P. Sharma was suspended from the Delhi assembly for making derogatory remarks about his AAP counterpart Alka Lamba in an incident that led to uproar in the house.

An enraged Lamba, who lunged at Sharma with other AAP legislators, tried to slap him. But it did not connect.

Though Sharma's remarks could not be clearly heard, Delhi assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel quoted Sharma as having termed Lamba "a woman who roams in the night".

BJP's Assam MP alleges award returnees took money, apologises

Guwahati : Rameswar Teli, a BJP Lok Sabha member from Assam, on Tuesday alleged that litterateurs from across the country returned their Sahitya Akademi awards for money. He later apologised, saying his statements were not intended to hurt anyone.

Addressing a press conference in Dibrugarh on Tuesday, Teli, who represents Dibrugarh constituency in the Lok Sabha, said renowned litterateurs including Assam's Homen Borgohain had taken Rs.10-Rs.15 lakh and returned the awards to blame the BJP government at the centre.

Mamata slams Modi government over flood relief fund

Kolkata : Lamenting the Centre's financial non-cooperation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday charged the Narendra Modi government with double standards over providing flood relief.

"We have been pleading for release of relief funds for the floods, but the Centre, ignoring our pleas, has preferred to sit over the issue for months. On the other hand, they were happy out help out Tamil Nadu immediately," Banerjee said at an event in Hooghly district's Arambagh.