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Jayalalithaa sworn in for 6th term as TN chief minister

Chennai : AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa, 68, was on Monday sworn in for the sixth time as the Tamil Nadu chief minister in a packed hall in Madras University as thousands lined up on the roads outside.

She was administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor K. Rosaiah. Jayalalithaa will head a 29-member ministry in the 15th Tamil Nadu assembly.

She was sworn in as chief minister for the sixth time in her political career.

Jayalalithaa later went to the Secretariat here to sign some papers.

Modi holds talks with Iranian president

Tehran : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a "restricted" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted tete-a-tete,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

India, Iran and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on Monday to develop the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation.

ABVP 'banned' in Jammu based Educational Institutes’

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Jammu: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliated student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been banned from holding any activity or event in almost all the educational institutes of Jammu division of J&K state, reported newspaper, The Tribune.

The ban on ABVP comes in the back drop of BJP sharing power with PDP in the state.

Mission Mukhyamantri: BJP has task cut out in UP

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow: The question is ringing loud and clear. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has Sarbananda Sonowal in Assam. But what about Uttar Pradesh?

With several faces jostling in the BJP landscape for the UP top job, the party has a task cut out: to choose the right chief ministerial face for the 2017 assembly election. Assam has shown the way: the right one can win the election for the party. And the BJP leadership understands it all too well.

BJP protests at CPI-M office over worker's killing in Kerala

New Delhi: Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists on Sunday demonstrated here against the killings of their colleagues in Kerala allegedly by the Communist Party of India-Maxist (CPI-M) workers.

"Our protest is against the killings and harassment of BJP workers in Kerala. We are being targeted there very often. Rising crime against BJP workers should immediately be stopped in Kerala," Delhi BJP's media coordinator Praveen Shankar Kapoor told IANS.

RJD issues show cause notice to MP for attacking Nitish

May: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday issued a show cause notice to Lok Sabha member Mohammad Taslimuddin for repeatedly attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over rising crime in the state, party officials said.

A day after Taslimuddin said his party should walk out of the ruling Ggrand Alliance with the Janata Dal-Unietd (JD-U) and the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal issued notice to him asking to explain within ten days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.

Kiran Bedi appointed Puducherry Lt. Governor

New Delhi: BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has been appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communque said on Sunday.

"The President of India has been pleased to appoint Ms. Kiran Bedi, to be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry with effect from the date she assumes charges of her office," it said.

Happy to see girl students shine: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the students on their success in various examinations, and said he was “happy to see girl students shine”.

“Congratulations to all candidates for their scores in examinations. Happy to see girl students shine,” Modi said in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

He spoke about a student, Gaurav from Madhya Pradesh, who had scored 89 percent but his family was not happy as they wanted him to get 90 percent.

Modi calls for protection of environment

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for protection of the environment and said conservation of water and forests was people's responsibility.

"Let us pledge to conserve every drop of water. Even if a single drop of water is wasted, it should hurt us," Modi said in his 21st radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Citing examples from states including Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the prime minister said: "So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought. This is cutting across party lines."

Jethmalani attacks Modi government on black money

Shillong : Former Union Minister and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Saturday attacked the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for its alleged failure to fulfil its poll promises of bringing black money back to the country.

"Till today, not one dollar of black money has been brought back. The promise of the government to put Rs.15 lakh out of the recovered black money in account of each citizen was only an election gimmick," Jethmalani said.

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