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'Swach Bharat drives draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi'

Jakarta : Mahatma gave high priority to cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene and the Indian government had thus launched its Swachch Bharat nationwide cleanliness drive on his 145th birth anniversary last year, Indian ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh has said.

He was addressing the 800-odd guests who attended the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture at the Gandhi Memorial International School here on Friday, Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary.

गोमांस के साथ भैंसों की नयी प्रजाति का आगमन

By सिद्धांत मोहन,,

एक गणराज्य है, जहां तारीखें प्रतिबंधों और नए-नए किस्म के फैसलों के नाम से जानी जाती हैं. जहां कभी-कभी किसी हफ्ते का हरेक दिन किसी न किसी किस्म के प्रतिबंध को समर्पित होता है. प्रतिबंधों की चली आ रही इस अंतहीन कतार को हम अक्सर ‘विकास’ का नाम देते हैं. ऐसा विकास जो लोकतंत्र द्वारा परिभाषित और पोषित है. यहां न असहमति की गुंजाइश है, न प्रोटेस्ट की और कई हद तक ज़िंदा न रहने की.

मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव के नाम खुला पत्र

मोहम्मद ज़ाकिर रियाज़,

माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव,

Modi's domestic barbs abroad could undermine his dignity

By Amulya Ganguli

It has now become almost a routine feature of Narendra Modi's trips abroad to take a dig or two at his opponents back home. True, he generally does so while addressing the Indian diaspora who are able to understand his references to a controversial "damaad" (son-in-law) or the sarcastic linking of Sanskrit with secularism.

Mahatma Gandhi's teachings more relevant: Jaishankar

United Nations: Growth of religious bigotry and intolerance has directly fuelled sponsorship of terrorism in many cases, India's Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Friday, as he noted the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings was recognized in the world more than ever before.


Ban Sanatan Sanstha: Goa village serves 7-day ultimatum to its Govt.

By Raqib Hameed Naik,,

Bandora (Goa): In the back drop of arrest of a member of the Hindutva group Sanatan Sanstha on charges of his involvement in the daylight murder of Govind Pansare in Kolhapur, the Villagers of Bandora, where the organisation's headquarters is located have served a seven-day Ultimatum to Goa government to ban the group, failing which they have threatened to start mass agitation.

Delhi government doctors get notices for dereliction of duty

New Delhi : The Delhi government on Friday issued notice to 14 doctors for dereliction of duty in dealing with the dengue crisis.

The action came a day after city Health Minister Satyendra Jain visited some hospitals, a Delhi government official said.

"Jain visited a few hospitals between 11.45 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Thursday to check their preparedness in terms of dealing with the dengue patients and found some doctors sleeping while being on duty while some were found loitering in other wards," the official said.

The government has sought replies from the doctors.

Kolkata police deny baton charge, accuse Left activists of provocation

Kolkata : The Kolkata police on Friday denied baton charging a rally by the CPI-M led Left Front that left several people injured, but blamed the agitators for provoking and assaulting the security personnel. Left leaders called the police response "lies".

Several people including political leaders and policemen were injured after the march to the city police headquarters called by the Left Front on Thursday turned violent, leading to pitched battles between party cadres and the security personnel.

मोदी ने लगाया बिहार के ‘ज़ख़्म’ पर झारखंड का ‘नमक’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: प्रधानमंत्री मोदी की कथित ‘जुमलेबाज़ी’ बिहार के चुनाव में अपने शबाब पर है. बिहार के बांका के सुपहा मैदान से जनसभा को संबोधित कर रहे मोदी के निशाने पर इस बार झारखंड था. दरअसल, बिहार की तुलना झारखंड से करते हुए उन्होंने यह साबित करने की कोशिश की कि झारखंड विकास के रास्ते पर चल पड़ा है और ऐसा झारखंड में भाजपा की सरकार होने की वजह से हो रहा है.

CBI questions Mayawati over NRHM scam

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati here in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam.

Sources said a team of CBI sleuths questioned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for over two hours at her residence in Central Delhi in connection with embezzlement of funds in implementation of the health mission. Mayawati was at the helm of affairs in Uttar Pradesh from 2007 to 2012 when the scam occurred.