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Himachal's literacy rate touches 88 per cent

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh has emerged as role model in the field of education since the literacy rate there has reached 88 per cent while the net enrolment ratio in respect of elementary education has touched almost 100 percent, the state government claimed on Sunday.

The state is poised to achieve universal access to secondary education by 2017 as targetted, an official statement said.

Sisodia, 51 AAP MLAs arrested, released

New Delhi : Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 51 other AAP MLAs were detained on Sunday while marching towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence and freed after some four hours, police said.

All the legislators were taken to the Parliament Street police station in the heart of Delhi after being stopped just over one kilometre from Modi's residence.

Accusing Delhi Police of arresting Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on fake charges, Sisodia said they wanted to go to Modi's residence to offer themselves for en masse arrest.

In UP, Bihar and Jaharkhand, 2,680 poor and needy families benefit from IMRC's 'Ramadan Feeding Program'

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Bihar: For Zubaidah Bibi, every day is a struggle for survival. A reident of a remote village--Humajaan--in Chatra Distirct of Jaharkhand, Bibi is too old to work and this year due to droughts, the crops have also failed.

“Since last many years, due to droughts and less rains, our crops usually fail and we don’t have another source of income leaving us with less or no ration at all,” said Bibi.

महज़ चार दिन चला सपा व क़ौमी एकता दल का करार

सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net

वाराणसी: हाल में ही हुए समाजवादी पार्टी और गैंगस्टर से नेता बने मुख़्तार अंसारी की पार्टी क़ौमी एकता दल के विलय के समझौते पर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव ने पूर्ण विराम लगा दिया है. अखिलेश यादव ने सपा और क़ौमी एकता दल में महज़ चार दिनों पहले हुए विलय को खारिज कर दिया है.

इसके साथ ही हाल में ही बर्खास्त किए गए कैबिनेट मंत्री बलराम यादव को फिर से कार्यभार देने का निर्णय अखिलेश यादव ने किया. ये सभी फैसले समाजवादी पार्टी की संसदीय बोर्ड की मीटिंग में लिए गए.

कैराना की आर्यापुरी में छिपा है पलायन का असल दर्द

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

कैराना(उत्तर प्रदेश):पलायन की असली त्रासदी मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर दंगों में छिपी हुई है. इन दंगों के ज़ख़्म अभी भी ताज़ा हैं. कैराना की आर्यापुरी पंचायत के पास बसी मुनव्वर हसन कॉलोनी इसका जीता जागता उदाहरण है.

इस कॉलोनी की ख़ासियत यह है कि यहां 2013 के मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर दंगों से विस्थापित हुए तक़रीबन 250 से अधिक परिवार बेहद बुरे हालातों में ज़िन्दगी काटने पर मजबूर हैं. दंगों के दौरान इनके घरों को उजाड़ दिया गया था. सरकार ने इनकी रिहाइश के सिर्फ़ वायदे भर किए मगर ज़मीनी हक़ीक़त यह है कि ज़मीन पर अब तक हुआ कुछ भी नहीं है.

Ram temple construction only possible by legislation: Togadia

Patna : VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Saturday said that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will be possible only by legislation.

"Neither the court order nor mutual consent will pave way for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, it is only possible by bringing a law in parliament in this regard," he told media after a three-day VHP meet here.

SP parliamentary board sets aside merger with Ansari's party

Lucknow : Bowing to the wishes of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday took a u-turn on the merger of mafia don Mukhtar Ansari's Quami Ekta Dal (QED) with it, setting it aside.

At the parliamentary board meeting of the party here on Saturday, it was decided that the merger be negated. A decision was also taken to revoke the dismissal of senior cabinet minister Balram Yadav.

Sants receive threat calls over Kairana 'exodus' report

Ghaziabad : Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday.

The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and Kalyan Dev, who were returning by Shatabdi Express from Lucknow on Friday night after submitting a report on Kairana "exodus" to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, lodged a complaint in Kotwali police station.

Punjab town tense after alleged Quran sacrilege incident

Chandigarh : Punjab's Muslim-dominated town of Malerkotla remained tense on Saturday following violence triggered by an alleged incident of desecration of Muslim holy book, the Quran.

Miscreants resorted to burning of vehicles and damaging property following rumours that torn pages of the holy book were found in a cemetery.

Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh alleged that the local Akali Dal legislator Farzana Khatoon's husband and former DGP Izhar Alam's security personnel fired indiscriminately at people, injuring many.

Beef-eaters, TRS government will cease to exist in Telangana: BJP MLA

Panaji : If beef is not banned in Telangana, both the TRS government and the "beef-eaters" in the state will cease to exist, Telangana BJP legislator T. Raja Singh Lodh warned on Friday.

Addressing a press conference organised by the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti here, he also threatened to torch slaughter houses, where, he alleged, cows were being illegally slaughtered in his state, if the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti government does not close them down.

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