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Modi government is anti-farmer: Yogendra Yadav

Bhopal : Swaraj Abhiyan convener Yogendra Yadav on Thursday termed the Narendra Modi government "anti-farmer".

Addressing reporters on completion of the Modi government's two years in power, Yadav said the ruling BJP at the Centre has been anti-farmer since the time it came to power.

"The BJP, in its election manifesto, had promised to serve farmers in many ways but when the party came to power, it failed to deliver on its promises," he said.

Commenting on the union budget, Yadav said it is aimed to favour industrialists and not farmers.

JNU doctored video: Court asks Delhi Police to file report

New Delhi : A court here on Thursday asked Delhi Police to file a status report on investigation being carried out in the JNU sedition cases while hearing a complaint against three news channels which allegedly ran doctored videos of the controversy.

Five killed in Maharashtra chemical factory blast

Thane (Maharashtra) : At least five workers were killed and around 125 others injured when in a massive blast when a boiler at a private chemical company in the MIDC industrial complex here on Thursday morning, police said.

The blast in Probace Enterprises around 11 a.m. caused a devastating fire at the factory, located in the Phase II of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) complex, on the outskirts of the Dombivali city, said an official of the Manpada police.

Faux Pas: Police verify Rahul Gandhi as resident of Indirapuram

Ghaziabad : Does Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi live in Indirapuram locality of Ghaziabad?

Obviously not. But the local police have ended up verifying his address as a servant or a driver.

The police post of Shipra Sun City under Indirapuram police jurisdiction verified the personal details of the tenant written as Rahul Gandhi, son of late Rajiv Gandhi who was originally resident of house number 12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi. The profession mentioned against his name is politics and marital status as unmarried.

Bajrang Dal leader sent to 14-day judicial custody

Lucknow : The Faizabad convenor of Bajrang Dal, Mahesh Mishra, was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a city court on Thursday, police said.

Mishra was arrested on Wednesday for calling a certain community terrorists during 'Shaurya Diwas' celebrations.

Mishra was also accused of exhorting, at a rally at Karsewakpuram a few days back, the Hindu community members to stockpile weapons and arms to take on the “terrorist” community.

Soon after Mishra's arrest, hundreds of his supporters had gathered and raised anti-police slogans.

Madhya Pradesh BJP sends 12 names for Rajya Sabha polls

Bhopal : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday decided to forward a panel of 12 names for the Rajya Sabha polls to the central party leadership.

This was decided at a meeting of the party's state election committee here.

State party leader Nandkumar Singh Chouhan said that during the meeting they brainstormed over the possible candidates and came up with the 12 names, which they have submitted to the BJP central leadership. The selected candidates' names will be announced soon, he said.

Kerala government unhappy over Italian Marine being allowed to leave

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday expressed the state government's displeasure and blamed the Centre after the Supreme Court cleared the decks for Italian Marine Salvatore Girone to leave India.

Girone, alongwith Sergeant Massimiliano Latorre, is accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala's coast in February 2012.

Addressing reporters here in the state capital, Vijayan who assumed office on Wednesday said that they "have always been unhappy" with the way the case was handled by the Centre.

Two years of 'high-flying' Modi short on delivery: Shiv Sena

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena presented its own report card on Thursday on the second anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, terming him a "high-flier” who is strong on announcements but short on delivery.

In the past two years, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has announced around 40 major schemes, but nothing has happened thereafter, the Shiv Sedna said in an edit in the party mouthpiece Saamana. The Shiv Sena is not only a constituent of the NDA but also shares power with the BJP in Maharashtra.

HC puts on hold Haryana's job quota for Jats, others

Chandigarh : The Haryana government's recent notification according 10 percent job reservation on Jat and five other communities was put on hold by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.

The high court order came in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Bhiwani resident Murari Lal Gupta.

The petitioner had argued that the Haryana government's decision was contrary to the basic structure of the Constitution. He cited the Supreme Court ruling last year that the Jats could not be treated as a backward community.

Ex-CM Manjhi's convoy attacked in Bihar, vehicle burnt

Patna : Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's convoy was attacked on Thursday near Dumariah in Bihar.

A police official told IANS that the villagers were angry over the delay by Manjhi, a local legislator, in meeting the family members of two brothers -- Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Sudesh Paswan and his brother Sunil Paswan -- killed by Maoists.

According to police officials in Gaya, a vehicle of Manjhi's convoy was also set ablaze by the angry people.