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दो गुजराती चेहरों पर ‘बिहारी अस्मिता’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार चुनाव का रणक्षेत्र तैयार हो चुका है. जंग के लिए सब अपनी तलवार पर धार चढ़ा चुके हैं क्योंकि लड़ाई इस बार ‘बिहारी अस्मिता’ की है. एक तरफ़ महागठबंधन के सिरमौर नीतिश कुमार हैं, तो वहीं भाजपा बिहार की 'अस्मिता' की जंग दो गुजराती चेहरों के दम पर लड़ रही है.

Lifelong struggle against the caste system to create a life of dignity

By Yogesh Maitreya,

Sushma Andhare is well known today among Dalit/Ambedkarite movement. She is a professor and teaches sociology and political science. But that isn’t her only identity; she is an excellent orator too (her speeches especially attract women); she is active in a movement for tribals. And importantly, she is a writer.

Become islands of excellence: Irani to top technology institutions

Warangal (Telangana): Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday urged technology institutions like National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) to collaborate with each other and emerge as islands of excellence.

Manoj Tiwary appointed Bengal captain

Kolkata: Veteran batsman Manoj Tiwary was appointed as the new Bengal captain for the Ranji Trophy opener against Karnataka by the senior selection committee here on Thursday.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla who had been leading the side for quite sometime now wanted to step down from captaincy a few days ago and he had made his wishes known to the selectors via text messages.

His decision to quit came after reports of a friction in the team during their pre-season tour in Sri Lanka.


Pahalgam will attract tourists, film makers in all weather: Sayeed

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said the scenic tourist resort of Pahalgam will attract more tourists and film makers as it readies to become an all weather destination with the modern facilities inaugurated there on Thursday.

Inaugurating the Pahalgam Club-cum-international convention centre in a majestic new avatar to cater to the needs of high-spending travellers visiting the state, he went around the premises and saw various facilities.

FIR registered against Mulayam

Lucknow: After weeks of dilly-dallying, police on Thursday said they have registered an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening an IPS official.

Police, however, said the FIR was registered on September 24 but was not "declared".

The FIR was registered on charges of criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code against the Samajwadi Party chief for threatening Indian Police Service officer Amitabh Thakur over telephone on July 10.

Left Front protest triggers violence in Kolkata, many injured

Kolkata: Many political leaders and workers as well as policemen were injured as a protest programme organised by the Left Front sparked violence leading to pitched battles between the cadres and the security personnel in the heart of the West Bengal capital on Thursday.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretariat member Dipak Dasgupta, and former Kolkata Municipal Corporation councillor Ajoy Saha were hospitalised with serious head injuries following a baton-charge by police.

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price down Rs.42, jet fuel rate up 5.5 percent

New Delhi: State-run oil marketing companies on Thursday cut prices of non-subsidised LPG, or cooking gas by Rs.42 per 14.2 kg cylinder, on a day new reduced prices also came into effect for domestic natural gas and diesel.

The non-subsidised LPG cylider, which consumers purchase after exhausting their quota of subsidised cylinders, now costs Rs 517.50 in Delhi.

The non-subsidised LPG price was last cut by Rs.25.50 on September 1, making the current reduction in rates the fourth in as many months.

India, Pakistan clash at UN over Kashmir

New York/New Delhi: India and Pakistan clashed at the UN General Assembly after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raked up Kashmir in his address, terming the issue "the most persistent failure" of the UN. India hit back, saying Kashmir was unresolved because Pakistan has continuously chosen to disregard its commitments, including the most recent one at Ufa in Russia.

India also gave a rebuttal to Sharif's proposal to de-militarise Kashmir, asking that Pakistan needs to first "de-terrorise" the state.

Pharmacists' strike on October 14 against e-pharmacy

Mumbai : Opposing the central government's move to regularize sale of medicines over the internet through an e-pharmacy, over 800,000 medicine show owners affiliated to the All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) will go on strike on October 14, an association official said here on Thursday.

AIOCD president J.S. Shinde said their protest was in public interest since the sale of medicines through internet was illegal, increases the risk of adverse drug reactions (side-effects), and would ease entry of low quality, unbranded and spurious medicines.