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Kejriwal moves back to Kaushambi house

Ghaziabad : AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday moved back to his apartment in Kaushambi here, as he had to vacate his Tilak Lane residence before July 31, a party leader said.

As Delhi's chief minister, Kejriwal shifted to a Tilak Lane house from his apartment, but after resigning from the post in February, he sought some time to stay in the house due to his daughter's examinations.


Sonia, Rahul greet people on Eid

New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Congress chief extended her greetings to the people on the festival, while Rahul Gandhi wished peace and prosperity to all.

"I wish everyone peace and prosperity on the auspicious occasion of Eid," he said in a message.

BJP central team to submit report on Tripura to PM

Agartala : A BJP central team Tuesday said it would submit to the prime minister its report on the situation in Tripura following attacks on party supporters by cadres of the ruling CPI-M, and seek suitable action.

The three-member team, led by Bharatiya Janata Party's national vice president s.S. Ahluwalia, visited Tripura Monday-Tuesday and asked the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) to stop the "terror and attacks" on opposition party supporters.

Lalu's son seeks PM intervention in CSAT row

Patna : RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's son, Tejashwi Yadav has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in resolving the ongoing row over the aptitude test in the civil service entrance examination.

In a letter dated July 27, Tejashwi Yadav, who is leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) youth wing, appealed to the government to consider the demands of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants for scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).

The letter was shared by Lalu Prasad on his Twitter account Tuesday.


RPI slashes seat demand in Maharashtra polls from 47 to 20

Mumbai : Virtually conceding its shrinking bargaining power, the Republican Party of India-A Tuesday drastically reduced its demand for seats for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections from 47 to 20.

RPI-A chief Ramdas Athawale said though his party had demanded 47 seats, now it was ready to settle for just 20, including 13 in the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra.

"We want that even the other alliance partners (barring Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party) should also reduce their quota demands and ensure that we contest the elections unitedly," he urged.


Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to receive Modi

By Anil Giri,

Kathmandu : Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu Aug 3 on a two-day visit.

A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be accompanied by a delegation.

Dinesh Bhattarai, the foreign relations advisor to Koirala, told IANS that the prime minister himself would welcome Modi.

"This reflects the importance Nepal is attaching to Modi's visit," he said.


Haryana power minister resigns, blasts Hooda

Chandigarh : Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav Tuesday resigned from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda ministry but said he will remain with the Congress party.

Yadav said he resigned as he was being sidelined in the government.

"There are many issues due to which I have taken this step," he said after submitting his resignation to the chief minister.

Yadav said Hooda refused to accept his resignation. "He told me he won't accept it and that I should reconsider the decision.


Congress fires at BJP over adverse audit report on Gujarat

New Delhi : Using an official audit report on Gujarat, the Congress party lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday and said the adverse remarks on favours to industrialists suggested how its recent mega election campaign was funded.

The remarks came after some reports by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) were tabled in the state assembly last Friday, which it alleged that there was severe mismanagement of state's finances.

The findings pertained to the time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the state's chief minister.


Indian ports' capacity to be doubled in five years: Gadkari

Mumbai : Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday announced an ambitious plan to double the capacity of 12 major Indian ports from the current 800 million metric tonnes to 1,600 mmts in the next five years.

In this context, the ports have already drawn up action plans for capacity addition of 500 mmts, of which projects to the tune of 350 mmts will commence from the current fiscal, he said.

"Ports and roads play a key role and country's GDP can be boosted by two percent if these key infrastructure sectors are developed to their potential.


UP government in denial mode over riots: BJP

Lucknow : The BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Monday lashed out at the SP government for alleging the former had a role in the communal clashes in the state.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party (SP) government for billing the communal clashes in Saharanpur as a "caste conflict", state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters the Akhilesh Yadav government had gone in a denial mode.

He said the state government is shirking away from its responsibility and blaming other parties without any proof or evidence.