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India Politics

Bengal Left demands polls to twin civic bodies

Kolkata: Claiming that the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was "afraid", the Left Front on Friday demanded that the civic polls for the reconstituted Asansol Municipal Corporation and the newly-constituted Bidhannagar civic body be held on October 3.

Expressing alarm over the galloping power tariff, Left Front chairman Biman Bose also called upon to build a statewide peoples' movement to rein in the hike.

PM to launch solar-equipped Badarpur-Faridabad Metro corridor

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Delhi-NCR's first solar-equipped Badarpur-Faridabad Metro corridor on Sunday, which is hoped to provide relief to 1.95 lakh passengers per day by December.

It will be the first corridor in which all the stations and depot have been equipped with solar power plants and would ensure commuting to the Delhi suburb takes lesser than usual time.

The 13.87 km Delhi (Badarpur)-Faridabad (Escorts Mujesar) Metro corridor is equipped with solar power generation facilities in all stations and depots.

Government on right track but economic model needed: RSS

New Delhi : Rejecting criticism that it was acting like a "remote control", the RSS said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government was on the right track and that three days of discussions with government leaders had been "very useful".

"Only 14 months have passed (since the government took power). There is more time and a lot more is to be done. Whatever has been done so far, the government's direction is fine, so is its dedication, commitment and thinking. Its achievements are good," RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale told the media here.

50 injured in police, protestors clash in Patna

Patna : At least 50 people, including 12 police officers, were injured here on Friday afternoon when police in a bid to disperse protestors resorted to batoncharge, fired in the air and lobbed teargas shells, police said.

The incident occurred as hundreds of supporters of Nishad Adhikar March, demonstrating in support of their charter of demands, blocked a main road near Gandhi Maidan, known for rallies, here for three hours.

'Celebrate this Teacher's Day in Kalam's memory'

New Delhi : Ahead of Teacher's Day that celebrated on September 5 every year, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited is holding a contest in memory of "great Inspiration" and former Indian president A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

The company has asked particiapnt to express “the best lesson by your favorite teacher” on TPDDL'S Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Apart from sharing experience with one's best teacher, the 10 best messages will also get an opportunity to win gift vouchers worth Rs.,1000. The contest will run September 5-10.

Protest against Lokmat Chairaman Vijay Darda for his anti-reservation article

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Pune: An editorial written by editor and chairman of Lokmat Vijay Darda has come under severe criticism from Dalit activists.

The editorial published on August 31, 20015 titled “Jaitiya arakshan aampayala havey” argued that caste-based reservation must come to an end.

Teenager dies in accidental grenade blast in Kashmir

Srinagar: A teenaged boy on Friday succumbed to injuries sustained when a grenade exploded at the site of a gun battle between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

According to police, 14-year-old Junaid Ahmad Dar came in contact with a grenade at Ladoora village (Rafiabad) which exploded and left him with serious injuries.

"The boy was taken to district hospital in Baramulla town where he succumbed to his injuries," a senior police officials told IANS here.

BRAOU, Telugu universities asked to continue in Andhra

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Friday directed B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) and Potti Sriramulu Telugu University to continue their services in Andhra Pradesh.

Passing the interim orders, the court asked Andhra Pradesh government to pay salaries of the employees of the two universities at their study centres located in that state.

While adjourning the case for final hearing, the court asked the central government to solve the issue in eight weeks by finalising modalities for the functioning of the two universities as per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Tripura court bans private tuitions, guardians protest

Agartala: The Tripura High Court has banned private tuitions by teachers of government and government-aided schools, evoking a strong opposition by the pupils' guardians, an official said here on Friday.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Utpalendu Bikash Saha in a judgment on Thursday also banned private tuitions by private school teachers to students of their own school.

However, the teachers of private schools could give lessons to students from other schools.

A section of guardians strongly opposed the court decisions.

Film on Parsi community screened for Heptullah

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah attended a special screening here of "The Path of Zarathustra", a film that centres around the Parsi community and their ancient faith Zoroastrianism.

The movie was screened on Thursday.

Directed by Oorvazi Irani and released under the banner of PVR Director's Rare, "The Path of Zarathustra", aims to create an authentic picture of the Parsi community who are often portrayed as stereotypes and caricatures in popular Indian films and television.