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Bihar liquor ban should be 'participatory', not agenda: Experts

By Bhavana Akella and Sushil Kumar

New Delhi : Bihar on Thursday joined the states that have banned liquor, with newly elected Chief Minister Nitish Kumar prohibiting sale and consumption of alcohol from April 1, 2016. But experts feel the decision should be "participatory" and not a "political agenda".

Gujarat, Nagaland, Manipur (in some parts), and Union Territory of Lakshadweep have banned liquor while Kerala has since August 2014 been implementing the ban in a phased manner.

Communalism Combat re-launched on the occasion of Constitution Day

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Social activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand have launched a re-invented online version of Communalism Combat, on on the occasion of Constitution Day.

Jamia Millia alumni to write to University VC against invitation to PM Modi for annual convocation

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

NewDelhi: The move by Jamia Millia Islamia University to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to its annual convocation has initiated a backlash from the its alumni who are going to soon submit a letter to Vice Chancellor of JMI against it.

Ex-students of Jamia Millia Islamia, who are soon submitting a letter to the VC, accused Modi along with his party members of being involved in spreading rumours and hatred about Jamia Millia Islamia.

Seed companies involved in child labour in India, reveals study

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, a study has pointed out the grim realities on the use of child labour grim reality in seed-producing companies, along with the non-payment of minimum wages to workers, especially women.

According to study “Soiled Seeds - Child Labour and Underpayment of Women in Vegetable Seed Production in India”, conducted by Dr. Davuluri Venkateswarl, almost 1.56 lakh Indian children are producing vegetable seeds out of which 50,000 are below 14 years of age.

Islamic State can aid infiltration into Kashmir: BSF

Jammu : Ceasefire violations by Pakistan has doubled this year, and the Islamic State can help push militants into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, a senior BSF officer said on Thursday.

Speaking to the media, Border Security Force Inspector General Rakesh Gupta said violation of the 2003 truce by Pakistani troops on both the international border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir had increased by 100 percent this year as compared to last year.

He said infiltration attempts by guerrillas from Pakistan to Jammu and Kashmir had gone up by 45 percent this year.

मुस्लिम राजनीति में चूकते ओवैसी

By काशिफ़ युनूस

ओवैसी के लिये बिहार चुनाव एक दुखद हादसे की तरह था. ओवैसी इस हादसे को टालना चाहते थे. वह उन नेताओं में हैं जो बहुत नपी-तुली चाल चलना चाहते हैं. कर्णाटक में मिली शर्मनाक पराजय से सबक सीखते हुए ओवैसी उत्तर प्रदेश पर ही अपनी पूरी तवज्जो रखना चाहते थे लेकिन अख्तरुल ईमान द्वारा किए जा रहे बारहा आग्रह को ओवैसी ठुकरा न सके. अख्तरुल ईमान की मदद करने मैदान में उतरे ओवैसी ने ज़बरदस्त हार का सामना किया और अब बिहार चुनाव के नतीजों के उत्तर प्रदेश में पड़ने वाले असर से ओवैसी खासे चिंतित हैं.

Mumbai remembers heroes, victims of 26/11 terror attacks

Mumbai : The heroes and victims of the 26/11 terror attacks that left 166 people, including 28 foreigners, dead were solemnly remembered at various commemorative events held here on Thursday.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis led the main commemoration at the 26/11 memorial in the Police Gymkhana on Thursday morning, along with his cabinet colleagues and senior police officers.

He paid homage to the policemen who lost their lives during the 60-hour long operation that began on the night of November 26, 2008 when 10 Pakistani gunmen laid siege to south Mumbai.

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.