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Rahul lauds Modi, says he acted like PM for 1st time

Bulandshahr : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terrorist launch pads across Line of Control (LoC), saying it is first time in two-and-a-half years that he took action befitting the stature of a Prime Minister.

Addressing a gathering here as part of his Kisan Yatra in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi said the whole country and Congress was with the government.


SC orders Shahabuddin back to jail

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday ordered RJD strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin back to jail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.

The Bihar government along with Rajiv Roshan's father Chandrakeshwar Prasad had challenged the bail granted to Shahabuddin in the apex court.

A September 7 order of the Patna High Court had granted bail to Shahabuddin and he was released on September 10 from the Bhagalpur jail.

Patna High Court strikes down Bihar liquor ban

Patna : The Patna High Court on Friday struck down the liquor ban imposed by the Nitish Kumar administration in April.

A high court bench, after hearing a petition against the ban, termed it "illegal".

The court also criticised the stringent provisions in Bihar's new excise law.


Kerala Assembly applauds 'surgical strikes'

Thiruvananthapuram : The Kerala Assembly on Friday unanimously applauded the "surgical strikes" across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir.

Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan, soon after question hour, invited Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to move a resolution to this effect.

"We offer our full support and also applaud the efforts of the Indian Armed Forces... What happened at Pathankot and Uri should not happen again and for that the Union government should make all efforts," said Vijayan.


It's not war yet, but Punjab border villages face war-like situation

By Jaideep Sarin

Amritsar : There has been no gunfire, no alert sirens and no fighter jets dropping bombs. It is not war time yet but tens of thousands of villagers in Punjab's border belt with Pakistan are already experiencing a war-like situation.

Over 400,000 people in Punjab's border belt, comprising Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Fazilka districts, have been evacuated from their homes to "safer areas".

UP on high alert, increased vigil on Indo-Nepal border

Lucknow : A state of high alert was issued across Uttar Pradesh, following the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), an official said on Friday.

Security was heightened in all districts, fearing retaliation from Pakistan.

The Seema Shashastra Bal (SSB) was also asked to step up vigil along the Indo-Nepal border.

Special focus was on security of historical monuments, tourist destinations, public places like railway and bus stations, malls, shopping complexes and film theatres, an official told IANS.


Indian Army, IAF on high alert in Punjab

Chandigarh : The Indian Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Border Security Force (BSF) were put on high alert in Punjab and neighbouring states to counter any escalation of the situation following the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC), sources said on Friday.

Army convoys, carrying artillery guns, could be seen moving towards the border belt in Punjab on Thursday and Friday in preparation of thwarting any move from Pakistan to retaliate the LoC strike.


Modi should give Jinnah House to Jinnah's daughter: Swamy

New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should hand over Jinnah House in Mumbai to the only daughter of founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

"Now I suggest PM hand over the Jinnah House in Mumbai to Jinnah's only daughter Dina Wadia who refused to go to settle in Pakistan," Swamy tweeted.

Swamy's tweet came after India carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan and inflicted heavy casualties.

Political parties in UP support cross-border surgical strikes

Lucknow : Political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday extended their support to the surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terrorist launchpads in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Raj Babbar said his party saluted the Indian Army for the surgical strikes and expressed hope that Pakistan would now mend its ways and stop supporting and patronising terror groups.

He congratulated the army personnel, saying their act of valour had reassured the people of the nation against terror threats from its neighbourhood.


Revolt in JD-U against Nitish Kumar

New Delhi : A revolt seems to be brewing in the Janata Dal-United with several of its state units opposing re-election of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as its national president and demanding proper organisational polls for election of the next party president, informed sources said.

Nitish was nominated the party's president at its national executive meeting in New Delhi on April 10 this year, replacing party veteran Sharad Yadav. His nomination was later ratified by the party's national council.