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India Politics

BJP building martyrs' memorial in Karnataka

Bidar (Karnataka) : The BJP's youth wing is building a martyrs' memorial at Gorata, 65 km from here in northern Karnataka, as a tribute to about 200 freedom fighters who were massacred by Nizam soldiers (Razakars) in the village in 1948 when it was part of the erstwhile Hyderabad state.

The BJP's Yuva Morcha (youth wing) is also constructing a statute and a building in the sleepy hamlet in memory of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was instrumental in liberating the Hyderabad state from Nizam's suzerainty.

'Skill development leads to inclusive growth'

New Delhi : BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi Wednesday said the dream of inclusive growth can be achieved only through skill development.

"The dream of inclusive growth can only be achieved by skill development. There is no shortcut to success. We develop people and together we develop our country," she said at the launch of 'Learn to Earn' vocational programme in her New Delhi constituency.

"I would encourage people to register in these courses and sincerely train themselves for today's competitive environment," she added.


BJP approaches Bengal governor seeking Jadavpur VC's removal

Kolkata : The BJP Wednesday strongly condemned the police assault on students of Jadavpur University, and sought West Bengal governor and university chancellor K.N. Tripathi's intervention for the removal of the vice chancellor.

Many students had to be hospitalised and a few girl students were allegedly molested when police beat them up early Wednesday for laying siege to vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty's office seeking a fresh inquiry into the purported sexual harassment of a female student.


Don't ascribe political angularity to Indian oil scouting: President

By Vikas Datta,

On Board Air India One : India has been searching for oil and gas in the South China Sea for nearly three decades now and the move has no "political angularity", President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday.

AchheDin? cops who helped in fake encounters probe are shunted and charge-sheeted cops reinstated

By Staff Reporter,

Ahmedabad: Couple of weeks before Gujarat state government has finally shunted out two IPS officers Rajnish Rai and Satish Verma, who earlier probed the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter cases, respectively. In contrast other two IPS officers G L Singhal and Abhay Chudasama who are charged by central investigating agency CBI with the criminal offences related to these fake encounters have been reinstated in the state after coming out on bail.

Hooda objects to eviction notice to Ajit Singh

Chandigarh : Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has objected to the manner in which the central government has issued an eviction notice to former civil aviation minister Ajit Singh to vacate a ministerial bungalow in New Delhi's Lutyen zone.


Xi, Modi stroll on riverfront

Ahmedabad : Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday took a stroll on the picturesque Sabarmati riverfront, sat on a swing and watched traditional folk dances of Gujarat.

The two leaders took a leisurely stroll on the riverfront, which looked resplendent.

Xi arrived in Ahmedabad Wednesday afternoon and began a three-day India sojourn that would also see him visiting New Delhi.

Sources told IANS that there was very informal talk between the two leaders against the backdrop of different cultural presentations.


Himachal reclaims Prashant Bhushan's land

Shimla : In a setback to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, the Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday reclaimed a chunk of prime land in a tea garden allotted to the senior counsel and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader for constructing an educational institute.

"The government ordered to take over the possession of the land allotted to Prashant Bhushan," Deputy Commissioner C. Paulrasu told IANS.

He said the government found a number of discrepancies in purchase of land under Section 118 of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972.


Xi pays tributes to the Mahatma at Sabarmati

Ahmedabad : Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and sat bare feet to spin charkha during his visit to Sabarmati Ashram here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries received Xi at Sabarmati Ashram.

Source at the ashram told IANS that the Chinese president was taken to the black and white photograph exhibition on the Indian freedom struggle and historic Dandi march.


BJP’s defeat is seldom analyzed deeply

By Soroor Ahmed,,

When the Bharatiya Janata Party performed badly in the August 21 by-polls in Bihar––it could win only four out of 10 seats––it was attributed to the coming together of RJD, JD(U) and Congress. But how will the BJP explain losing three out of nine seats in prime minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, three out of four in Rajasthan and eight out of 11 in Uttar Pradesh. After all the BJP-led alliance had won 124 out of 131 Lok Sabha seats in these three states in the parliamentary election held in May 2014.