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Modi greets nation on first Constitution Day

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the Constitution Day being marked here for the first time.

"Greetings to people of India on the historic occasion of 1st Constitution Day. May this day inspire you to know more about our Constitution," Modi said in a tweet.

The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949 before it came into force on January 26, 1950.

He said this day was in honour of all the great people who worked tirelessly towards making the Constitution.

Proud of Aamir Khan, says Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday continued his support for Bollywood star Aamir Khan whose remarks on "growing despondency" triggered a controversy, saying he was proud of him.

"We are proud of u @aamir_khan," Kejriwal wrote on his Twitter handle on Wednesday along with a picture of the statement issued by the actor.

Earlier in the day, Khan came out with a statement, saying he is "proud to be an Indian".

जानिए! बिहार के मंत्रियों की शैक्षिक योग्यता

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना:बिहार में नीतीश सरकार ने शपथ ले ली है. पटना के गांधी मैदान के ऐतिहासिक शपथ-ग्रहण समारोह में पिछले 20 नवम्बर को 28 विधायकों ने कैबिनेट के मंत्रीपद के लिए शपथ लिया.

लेकिन इन 28 मंत्रियों की योग्यता को लेकर इनदिनों सोशल मीडिया पर कई चीज़ें प्रसारित हो रही हैं. जिनमें इन मंत्रियों की शिक्षा पर सवाल उठाए जा रहे हैं और यह बताने की कोशिश की जा रही है कि नए मंत्रिमंडल में 2-4 को छोड़ सारे अनपढ़ हैं.

Gujarat CM faces women's protest in home district

Mehsana (Gujarat) : A day after Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel asserted there was no question of providing quota in jobs and education to Patidars, men and women from her community on Wednesday demonstrated as she campaigned in her home district of Mehsana.

Police charged with canes at over 500 protestors, more than half of them women, who broke through barricades here as they vented their anger against the chief minister as she campaigned in north Gujarat for the second phase of the local government bodies elections slated for November 29.

Kashmir lawmaker Engineer Rashid attacked again

Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir legislator Engineer Rashid, who was assaulted by BJP legislators in the assembly after hosting a beef party, sustained minor injuries on Wednesday after being attacked by unidentified assailants in the state's Kishtwar district, police said.

Rashid, an Independent legislator from Langate, was attacked in Bhaderwah town in Kishtwar.

We love India, won't leave: Aamir Khan

Mumbai : Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan on Wednesday clarified his stance on "intolerance", saying he and his wife Kiran Rao love India and won't leave the country.

Aamir said that while he stood by the interview that triggered a huge row, the avalanche of criticism directed at him and his wife only proved what he had said of the situation in the country.

"First, let me state categorically that neither I nor my wife Kiran have any intention of leaving the country. We never did, and nor would we like to in the future," he said in a statement.

Former IAS officer moots pressure group of Indian Muslims

By Mohammad Shafeeq

Hyderabad : A group of educated Muslims is planning to float a pressure group which will subsequently lead to a pan-India political party to take care of the community's interests in a country where it constitutes 14 percent of the 1.2 billion population.

A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has sought opinion from members of the community, including NRIs, on the proposed group.

Resolution in parliament to condemn intolerance accepted: CPI-M

New Delhi : The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Wednesday called for passing a resolution in parliament to condemn the rising intolerance and communal polarisation in the country.

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said his notice to Rajya Sabha chairperson Hamid Ansari on adopting a resolution on the issue in the house had been accepted.

"On the issue of rising intolerance and communal polarisation, I gave a notice that has been accepted by the Rajya Sabha chairperson. It is a one-line resolution," he said.

Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Head Hunters Calling' shoot

Mumbai : Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has been in the news for lambasting Aamir Khan on his "intolerance" remark, has wrapped up his shooting for "The Head Hunters Calling" in Toronto.

The actor took to Twitter and wrote: "#TheHeadHuntersCalling shooting over. On my way back to my India. Have travelled almost all over the world. No place like my country. #JaiHo."

Anupam's "no place like my country" seems like a dig at Aamir's recent statement that his wife Kiran Rao had asked them if they should move elsewhere in the state of insecurity that India is in.

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.