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India Politics

Ram Madhav calls Omar 'apologist for terrorists'

Srinagar/New Delhi : BJP Leader Ram Madhav on Thursday hit out at former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for saying that the central ministers are provoking Pakistan to launch Nagrota-like terror attacks.

Two days after the terror strike on the army camp in Nagrota, in which seven soldiers including two officers were killed, the National Conference leader said India is paying the price for the statements made by the government post-September 29 surgical strikes on terror launch pads by the Indian Army.


Parliamentary panel to call RBI Governor, Finance Ministry official

New Delhi : The Standing Committee for Finance on Thursday decided to call the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor and a top finance ministry official to review the situation in the country following the government's demonetisation move.

"RBI governor Urjit Patel and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das would be called most likely on December 15 to review the situation in the country following the demonetisation move. The decision was taken unanimously by all the members of the committee," said an informed source.


बसपा की सिरदर्द बनी बुढ़ाना विधानसभा, 5 माह में चौथी बार बदला गया प्रत्याशी

आस मोहम्मद कैफ,

मुज़फ्फरनगर : बुढ़ाना विधानसभा पर अब एक बार फिर बसपा ने अपना प्रत्याशी बदल दिया है. यह वही विधानसभा है जहां से हाल ही में पूर्व सांसद मनव्वर हसन के भाई कंवर हसन ने टिकट काटे जाने पर बसपा सुप्रीमो पर सजदा कराने का इल्ज़ाम लगाया गया था, इससे पहले के प्रत्याशी आरिफ जोला का नाटकीय अपहरण गाथा के चलते और नईम मलिक का 'सिद्दीक़ी सलाम' में कोताही के चलते टिकट काटा गया था, अब मुज़फ्फरनगर के पूर्व सांसद क़ादिर राणा की पत्नी सईदा राणा यहां बसपा की टिकटवाहक होंगी.

Murder in Amroha pits Maliks against Turks, gives Samajwadi Party a headache before UP elections

By Faisal Fareed,

A murder in Amroha has created political storm in the district, and divided the Muslim community on caste lines, which is likely to have an adverse effect on the upcoming assembly polls.

Kejriwal urges UP to vote against BJP

Meerut : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the people of Uttar Pradesh to vote against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections to avenge the demonetisation misery.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also told a public rally here that the spiking of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes was the "biggest scandal in independent India" and was actually meant to help the super rich.


Government encourages digital payment systems post demonetisation

New Delhi : In order to encourage digital payment systems across the country post demonetisation, the central government on Thursday said it will adopt best available practices in this regard.

"As of now, the government is encouraging Unified Payments Interface (UPI), e-wallet, use of debit and prepaid cards and Adhaar enabled payment system among others to promote digital payment systems," Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog, said at a press conference here.

A nationwide campaign has already been launched to spread awareness in this regard, he said.

Christie’s will no longer auction valuables of Rampur kingdom, family wants them back in India

By Faisal Fareed,

In a significant development, Christie’s, the auction company has shelved its plan of auctioning valuable crowns and other jewelleries of erstwhile riyasat of Nawab of Rampur.

The auction of these valuables was scheduled on November 30 and December 1 in London by the company.

Start wrestling championship of parliamentarians: BJP MP

New Delhi : A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday asked the government to start a worldwide wrestling competition of parliamentarians, asserting that he cannot be defeated.

Anguished over the opposition's continued protest in the lower house, Virendra Singh 'Mast', BJP MP from Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh, 'flaunted' his wrestling skills during Question Hour.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel was at that time responding to the queries of the members.


मोदी सरकार की उपेक्षा का शिकार ख़ुदा बख़्श लाइब्रेरी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: पूरी दुनिया में बिहार की शान ख़ुदा बख़्श ओरिएन्टल पब्लिक लाइब्रेरी बदहाली के दौर से गुज़र रही है. इस लाइब्रेरी का प्रबंध तंत्र लगभग नाकाम हो चला है. आलम यह है कि लाइब्रेरी को सम्हालने के लिए एक बेहद ही ज़रूरी निदेशक का पद अरसे से खाली पड़ी है. ऐसे में कोई ज़िम्मेदार अधिकारी न होने के चलते लाइब्रेरी के भीतर संरक्षित दुर्लभ पुस्तकों का भी कोई ख़ैर-ख़्वाह नहीं है.

Manoj Tiwari appointed Delhi BJP chief, takes charge

New Delhi : Actor turned politician Manoj Towari was on Wednesday appointed Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi unit chief in place of Satish Upadhyay. BJP MP Nityanand Rai was appointed the party's Bihar unit chief.

"BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Manoj Tiwari as Delhi BJP chief with immediate effect," an official statement said.

Tiwari represents Northeast Delhi constituency while Rai represents Ujiarpur constituency of Bihar in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, the BJP Bihar unit was headed by Mangal Pandey.