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Kanhaiya attacks PM over 'jumlas'

Mumbai : Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar on Saturday demanded that the government stop 'jumlas' (idioms) and start "working" as public patience was wearing out.

Addressing a students rally in Tilak Nagar, he said the people don't want false promises or 'jumlas' in the name of Stand-Up India, Make In India, Skill India or communal-casteist politics, but need education, jobs, and development.

Rahul changes ideology like T-shirt: Trinamool

Kolkata : On a day when Rahul Gandhi castigated West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government over corruption, the ruling Trinamool Congress hit back at the Congress vice president for "changing his ideology like a T-shirt".

Within hours of Gandhi's poll rallies in Howrah and North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien mocked the Congress leader's ideology and played videos of two of his contrasting speeches -- one made in Kerala in February and other in Bengal earlier in the month.

Another parliament washout looms over Uttarakhand, Ishrat Jahan issues

By Nirendra Dev

New Delhi : With the Congress set to corner the government over the dismissal of the Uttarakhand government and the ruling BJP intending to strongly counter it over "faulty" investigation in cases related to Ishrat Jahan and Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit, yet another parliament session, this one beginning on Monday, looks set for a washout.

670 companies of central forces for Bengal fourth phase

Kolkata : Over 670 companies of central forces will be deployed in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls on April 25, Election Commission officials said on Saturday.

A total of 672 companies of central forces and 23,000 state police personnel will be deployed, in addition to other measures, to ensure free and fair polls.

Rajya Sabha seat would be a great honour: Salim Khan

Mumbai : Veteran actor-scriptwriter Salim Khan says being nominated to the Rajya Sabha would be a “great honour” but he has not been approached for this by any political party.

Salim, who is father of actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and is married to yesteryear's dancing diva Helen, took to Twitter on Saturday to deny reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party had offered him a Rajya Sabha seat.

"News 'Salim Khan snubs BJP by refusing Rajya Sabha' is wrong,” Salim tweeted on Saturday.

97-year-old man in Bihar appears for MA exam

Patna : A 97-year-old man, who had graduated in 1938, has has appeared in an exam for a post-graduate degree of Nalanda Open University (NOU).

Clad in a light coloured shirt and dark trousers, Raj Kumar Vaishya wrote in English and used 23 sheets in his M.A. economics part one exam, an NOU official told IANS here on Saturday.

He sat for three hours in the examination centre like the others, most of them younger than his grand-children, the official said.

Shiv Sena rejects party activist's 'chappal' threats

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena on Saturday distanced itself from its senior leader, Haji Arafat Shaikh, who threatened to "welcome with slippers" prominent woman activist Trupti Desai if she dared to enter the tomb of the Haji Ali Dargah, here next Thursday.

Shortly after his remarks created a furore in various circles, party spokesperson and legislator Neelam Gorhe rejected Shaikh's statement and even warned of action against him.

Modi to address panchayati representatives in Jamshedpur amid shutdown call

Ranchi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conference of panchayat representatives at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on Sunday amid a shutdown called by the opposition JMM to protest the domicile policy and also against Modi using a corporate house stadium to address rural bodies representatives.

Around 3,000 Panchayati Raj representatives from across the country are expected to attend the conference at the Tata Sports Stadium, Jamshedpur, on Sunday.

Along with them, Modi will address 2,58,000 gram sabhas of the country live through radio and Doordarshan.

Nitish Kumar formally takes over as JD-U president

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday was officially coronated as the national president of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) here.

JD-U general secretary K.C. Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD-U national council meeting in Patna.

"Nitish Kumar's election as national president was endorsed by the party at its national council meeting," Tyagi said.

Mamata government looted people through Saradha scam: Rahul

Kolkata : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, saying it has "snatched people's money and savings through the Saradha chit fund scam".

"A government's job is to provide you with health, education and jobs; this government did not do that. But this government snatched all your money, all your savings through the Saradha chit fund scam," Gandhi said at an election rally in Howrah district.

He said the government had failed in bringing jobs to the state.