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नीतिश राज में लाचार बिहार के पिछड़े व दलित

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

पटना: बिहार के पिछड़े, दलित और महादलित सूबे के मुख्यमंत्री नीतिश कुमार के बड़े वोट-बैंक रहे हैं. इन तबक़ों ने बीते विधानसभा चुनाव में महागठबंधन को जमकर अपना समर्थन दिया था. नीतिश कुमार ने इनकी स्थिति में सुधार और चमत्कार के तमाम वादे भी कर रखे थे. मगर पिछले एक साल में ऐसा कुछ भी नहीं हुआ, जिसे एक यादगार उपलब्धि के तौर पर गिना जाए.

CBI books AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in Waqf Board recruitment case

New Delhi : The CBI has registered a case against AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan in connection with irregularities in the Waqf Board recruitment, an official said on Friday.

"We have registered a case against Amanatullah Khan and some unknown officials to probe their involvement in the alleged Waqf Board recruitment," Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Devpreet Singh told IANS.

The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Okhla MLA was booked along with unknown officials under charges of criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Gujarat invites Hardik Patel for talks on quota demand

Gandhinagar : The Gujarat government on Friday invited Patel agitation leader Hardik Patel for talks to reach an amicable solution to the community's demand for quotas in government jobs and educational institutions under the other backward classes (OBC) category.

"We are willing to hold talks with Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, including Hardik Patel, to bring about a solution to this long-standing problem," said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.

"In the past too we have maintained that the issues canAbe resolved only through negotiations," he added.

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Jan Dhan account deposits rise to over Rs 64,000 crore

New Delhi : Aggregate deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have increased to Rs 64,252.15 crore as on the eighth day after the announcement of demonetisation of high-value currency, Parliament was informed on Friday.

"As on November 16, 25.58 crore accounts with aggregate deposits of Rs 64,252.15 crore have been opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) across the country," Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Televangelist Zakir Naik terms ban on IRF 'communal'

Mumbai : NRI televangelist Zakir Naik on Friday termed the five-year ban on his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as "communal", and an attack on Muslims, peace, democracy and justice.

In a detailed three-page "open letter" issued here, he alleged that it was timed to coincide with the recent demonetization "fiasco" to prevent resistance and divert the attention of the media.

Friday prayers in Srinagar's Jamia Masjid after 19 weeks

Srinagar : Friday prayers were offered in the historic Jamia Masjid here after 19 weeks since the present turmoil gripped Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

Authorities allowed congregational Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid in the old city Nowhatta area. The ongoing unrest started on July 9 after the security forces gunned down Burhan Wani on July 8.

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Railways to provide some work under MGNREGA

New Delhi : The government on Friday said that the Railway Ministry and the Rural Development Ministry have identified construction and maintenance works to be carried under the national employment guarantee act -- MGNREGA.

"Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Railways have already identified certain railway works, which can be undertaken under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act)," Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gophain said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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Stopping old notes exchange a betrayal: CPI-M

New Delhi : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday dubbed the central government's move to stop the over-the-counter exchange of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes a "betrayal".

The party also reiterated its demand that all transactions with the spiked notes be allowed till alternative arrangements are made.

"The government has betrayed the commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 that people will be allowed to exchange the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes till December 30," the CPI-M said in a statement.

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SC to hear challenge to demonetisation on December 2

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear, on December 2, the challenge to the constitutional validity of the demonetisation decision and the inconvenience caused to the people due to it.

A bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud initially said it would first hold a hearing on the inconvenience being faced by the public and steps taken to address them.

Seeking to know the ground reality, the court said that the hearing on the validity of the note ban could take place later.

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