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Court attack: Gauhati HC Chief Justice visits Mizoram

Aizawl : Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh on Wednesday visited Mizoram in the wake of a mob attack at Lunglei court and subsequent withdrawal of all judges from there, an official said.

"Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Ajit Singh arrived here today (Wednesday) from Guwahati and held a series of meetings with senior officials to study the situation arising out of the mob attack in the Lunglei court on September 22," a Mizoram Law Department official told IANS over phone.


Pakistan committed to support Kashmiris: Sharif tells Parliament

Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday told a joint session of Parliament that Pakistan has a firm commitment to continue its support to "Kashmiris for their legitimate" struggle.

Sharif said the UN resolutions on Kashmir are still on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the international community should take immediate steps for implementation on these resolutions, Radio Pakistan reported.

Kashmir is "burning continuously like a volcano and a convoy of Hurriyat is on its way to achieve the objectives", Sharif said.


Akhilesh launches app Dial 100

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched the mobile application Dial 100 and unveiled the logo of the service which is to be started soon.

The Dial 100 service, government officials claim, would ensure that police reach the crime scene in 15 minutes in both rural and urban areas.

For this, hundreds of new mobiles and four wheelers are being provided to the state police.

शादी-ब्याह तो दूर, जनाज़े में भी कोई नहीं बुलाता -शोऐब जागीरदार

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

नई दिल्ली : 'भले ही बरी हुए दो साल से अधिक हो चुके हैं, लेकिन आज भी लोग मुझसे मिलने-जुलने में घबराते हैं. कोई अपने घर शादी-ब्याह में भी नहीं बुलाता.'

ये दर्द है महाराष्ट्र के जालना ज़िले में रहने वाले शोएेब जागीरदार का. जागीरदार को 2007 में जालना से मक्का मस्जिद विस्फोट केस में गिरफ्तार किया गया था. पूरे सात जेल में रहने के बाद जागीरदार जुलाई, 2014 में अदालत द्वारा बाइज़्ज़त बरी हुए.

Anna Hazare condemns Kejriwal's demand to prove surgical strikes

New Delhi : Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday disagreed with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give a "befitting reply" to Pakistan over the surgical strikes, saying it is not good to ask for proof of such actions and the army should not be mistrusted.

"I don't know whether Kejriwal has said it or not. But we should not mistrust the army. I will condemn those who speak against army or doubt the army," said Anna, who was in the capital to promote his upcoming biopic "Anna".

PM Modi to attend Ram Leela on Dussehra in Lucknow

Lucknow : In a first by any Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be celebrating the festival of Dussehra in Lucknow, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice president and city Mayor Dinesh Sharma said on Tuesday.

Sharma also said that Modi would witness the famous 'Ram Leela' at Aishbagh and thereafter stay back for the 'Ravan Dahan', burning of Ravana effigies.

It is for the first time any Prime Minister is celebrating the festival in the state capital. Even Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was Lok Sabha member from Lucknow when he was Prime Minister, did not visit the city on Dussehra.


AAP protests against Pakistan, its media

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday protested against Pakistan and its media here outside Pakistani High Commission accusing it of spreading false propaganda on the Indian Army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"AAP stands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi against terrorism," the party leader Dilip Kumar Pandey told reporters.

Shouting slogans like "Pakistan Murdabad" and "Pakistan Hai Hai", the party said that whole country salutes the ambition of Indian Army and supports the decision of the Prime Minister.

Stop politicising surgical strikes: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday asked the BJP-led government to desist from politicising the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) and asked it to counter the "malicious propaganda" by Pakistan denying they had taken place.

The Congress reiterated that it totally supports the Indian armed forces on the surgical strikes.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of making "irresponsible" statements on the issue. He also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if Parrikar had his support in making such statements.

Surgical strikes trigger BJP-Congress-AAP 'war'

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call the "Pakistani bluff" on the surgical strikes as the BJP asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal whether he trusts the Indian Army or Islamabad's propaganda.

The political slugfest involving the Congress, the BJP and the Aam Aadmi Party erupted days after the army's September 28-29 surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistani territory.

Madras High Court cancels local body polls in Tamil Nadu

Chennai : The Madras High Court on Tuesday cancelled the local body elections in Tamil Nadu over irregularities in the poll notification.

Elections to the local bodies were slated for October 17 and 19, 2016, and a total of 497,840 nominations were filed.

The DMK had moved to the Madras High Court alleging inadequate reservation of seats for the Scheduled Tribes and had raised objection to the hurried manner in which the polls were called.