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बिखर गया ‘झाड़ू’ का तिनका

शादाब अहमद मोइज़ी,

….. अभी गर्मी आई भी नहीं और गर्मी की आहट सुनते ही ‘झाड़ू’ मुरझाने लगा. क़रीब 50 दिन पहले ही तो झाड़ू खरीदा था लेकिन न जाने क्यों बरसात के पानी में भींगे बिना ही झाड़ू कमज़ोर पड़ने लगा. एक-एक करके उसके सारे तिनके निकलने लगे, लेकिन अब आप ही बताइये हम क्या करें? इस झाड़ू को खरीदते वक्त पांच साल की गारंटी मिली थी, लेकिन पाँच साल की गारंटी वाला झाड़ू अभी से ही अपना ब्रांड या यूँ कहें कि अपनी ‘हैसियत’ बताने लगा.

Retaining controversial clauses, Gujarat govt set to introduce amended anti-terror GUJCOC Bill in Assembly

By Staff Reporter,

Gandhinagar: Aiming to strengthen state anti-terror laws, Gujarat government has decided to reintroduce the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime (GUJCOC) Bill in an amended form in the Assembly, while retaining some of the controversial provisions twice rejected by President.

Renamed as Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill 2015, it will come up for discussion on the last day of the ongoing budget session on March 31.

Re-probe of Hashimpura killing case

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

The conspiracy of silence among the political parties of UP regarding Hashimpura judgment that has acquitted the accused for want of evidence is intriguing. More intriguing is the silence of the social activists and intellectuals baring a few.

There is hardly any reaction from the left parties on this issue. It appears an

Former legislator shot at in Delhi, critical

New Delhi: Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Bharat Singh was on Sunday battling for his life in a hospital along with two of his aides after they were shot at by unidentified gunmen here during a religious programme, police said.

Bharat Singh was shot at around 8.10 p.m. when the 38-year-old was attending a religious programme at Abhinandan Vatika in south Delhi's Najafgarh from where he was elected as a legislator in 2009.

Around 8-10 unidentified people indiscriminately fired over 15 rounds, police said.

Government will try to ban cow slaughter: Rajnath

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) : The central government will try to build consensus on banning cow slaughter, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday.

Cow slaughter has always been against the principles of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and that was why the BJP-led government will try to discuss the issue with all parties concerned, Rajnath Singh said during an event organised by the Shwetambar Jain Samaj.

Giving the example of Madhya Pradesh, he said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had banned cow slaughter in the state a long time back.

My sole aim is to end corruption: Khattar

Chandigarh : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people.

Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy.

"In the very first month of formation of the new (BJP) government, many people came to me with various kinds of offers, wanting me to follow the old 'give-and-take' system," he said, while addressing a gathering after inaugurating a hospital in Sonipat town.


AAP member files police complaint

New Delhi : An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member on Sunday filed a complaint against unidentified people for manhandling and attacking him during the party's National Executive meeting held here on Saturday, police said.

Ramzan Choudhary, in a two-page written complaint, alleged that some "bouncers" of the AAP assaulted him at the meeting.

A probe has been initiated by the Kapashera police station, where Choudhary lodged the complaint.


Maneka Gandhi asks home ministry to consider women's quota in police

New Delhi : The women and child development ministry has requested the home ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 percent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday.

In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was cited to have said: "I request you to take up the issue of 33 percent reservation for women in police forces at your level so that together we can address the problem of violence against women."

Bhushan, Yadav worked against AAP for one year: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had been conspiring against the AAP for the past one year, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said.

In a 44-minute, partly emotional speech at Saturday's National Executive meeting here, the video of which was released on Sunday, Kejriwal made several accusations against the other two co-founders of the party.

He alleged that the two men had made every leadership meeting of the Aam Aadmi Party a cantankerous affair. He had bowed to many of their demands but they never appeared to relent.


CSR funds not for BJD's election expenditure: BJP

Bhubaneswar : After the ruling BJD expressed its dissatisfaction over central PSUs backing out from the Aahar scheme, the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday hit out at the former, stating that the PSUs' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds were not meant for election expenditure.

The much-hyped Aahar scheme, under which the state government plans to provide lunch at Rs.5 per person in five urban centres from April 1, has hit hurdles after three central public sector companies MCL, NALCO and Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) backed out of a commitment to provide funds.