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1,600 pregnant women perform yoga in Gujarat city, set world record

Ahmedabad : More than 1,600 pregnant women in Gujarat's Rajkot city claim to have set a new Guinness record on the International Yoga Day by performing a special kind of "pre-natal" yoga on Tuesday.

With this they broke a world record set by around 900 pregnant females by taking part in group yoga.

Rajkot District Collector Vikrant Pandey said the exercise session by the pregnant females was carried out under the observation of over 100 doctors and guidance of yoga trainers from Haridwar.

Cabinet decisions to come under RTI: Kerala information panel

Thiruvananthapuram : In a path-breaking move, Kerala Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Vinson M. Paul on Tuesday ruled that all state cabinet decisions will come under the purview of the Right to Information Act.

Acting on certain queries by RTI activists, the Kerala CIC has directed state authorities to make public within 10 days all cabinet decisions made during three months starting January 1.

Paul, who retired in the Director General of Police rank recently, was appointed the CIC just before the Kerala assembly elections notification came into effect.

BJP MP ends hunger strike on Rajnath's 'persuasion'

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party's Lok Sabha member from East Delhi Maheish Girri on Tuesday broke his fast-unto-death outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday evening reached the Civil Lines where Girri was sitting on a hunger strike and persuaded Girri "not to put his life at stake".

गैंगस्टर मुख़्तार अंसारी की पार्टी का सपा में विलय, गुस्से में मंत्री बलराम यादव बरखास्त

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी : आज उत्तर प्रदेश के चुनावी माहौल में एक नाटकीय मोड़ आया. एक तरफ जहां माफिया मुख़्तार अंसारी की पार्टी 'कौमी एकता दल' का विलय समाजवादी पार्टी में हो गया, वहीं दूसरी ओर इसी फैसले की वजह से मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव ने माध्यमिक शिक्षा मंत्री बलराम यादव को मंत्री पद से हटा दिया.

बताया जा रहा है कि मुख्यमंत्री अखिलेश यादव इस विलय के फैसले के सख्त खिलाफ थे. माध्यमिक शिक्षा मंत्री बलराम यादव ही वह व्यक्ति थे, जिन्होंने क़ौमी एकता दल और सपा के इस विलय का रास्ता साफ़ किया था.

IMRC organizes Iftaar program for 1200 people in a Kashmir village


Sumbal (Kashmir): In order to reach out to the poor in villages and to feed them, a US based Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC) conducted a grand Iftaar cum dinner at Zalpora village in Sumbal Sonawari area of Kashmir under its “Village Iftaar Program”.

Pink autos launched for women in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad : The Ghaziabad police on Tuesday launched pink auto-rickshaws exclusively for women passengers to ensure their safety at night.

Flagging off the service, Ghaziabad SSP KS Emmanuel said 20 auto-rickshaws have been put on the roads in the first phase of the project. "We launched this service keeping in mind the crimes committed against women. This is a measure to counter that," Emmanuel said.

BJP does not have enough talent to fill top institutional posts: Ashis Nandy

New Delhi : Political psychologist Ashis Nandy said the BJP does not have enough competent people in its ranks and does not want to take the risk of depending on people from outside the party to fill top institutional posts.

In an interview with Firstpost, Nandy said that RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's decision not to seek another term was an example of trust deficit by the BJP government.

यूपी में साम्प्रदायिक ध्रुवीकरण : समाजवादी पार्टी आखिर करना क्या चाहती है?

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: उत्तर प्रदेश में विधानसभा चुनावों की कोई घोषणा नहीं हुई है, लेकिन भाजपा और सपा के बीच की टक्कर साफ़ देखी जा सकती है. कैराना मसले पर भाजपा का एक दल कैराना पहुंचने वाला था. यह दल पहुंचा और इसे भारी विरोध झेलना पड़ा. इसके बाद राजद, जदयू और राष्ट्रवादी कांग्रेस पार्टी जैसे दल भी ठीक अगले दिन कैराना पहुंच गए.

Kerala health minister objects to ‘Keertan’ during Yoga Day celebrations

By Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health minister K K Shyalaja has expressed her discontent over the recital of a Hindu ‘Keertan’ (prayer chants) during International Yoga Day celebrations held at the Thiruvananthapuram Central Stadium.

Without identity: Hindu migrants from Pakistan live on hope

By Anand Singh

New Delhi : In a settlement of 30 rickety huts near Majnu ka Tilla in north Delhi, Hindu refugees from Pakistan are waiting for a change. And that change is possible when they receive the Aadhaar cards as has been promised by the Narendra Modi government.

Ran Singh is one among these 400 refugees and has been hoping that once the Aadhaar cards are issued to them, the displaced families can apply for jobs and have access to education and other facilities like any other Indian citizen.