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India Politics

Successor will be named after my death: Geelani

Srinagar : Senior Jammu and Kashmir senior separatist leader and chairman of his Hurriyat faction Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said his successor would be nominated by the party only after his death.

Scotching rumours that he was likely to name his successor, the octogenarian separatist leader told reporters here: "The issue of naming my successor will be decided by the office bearers of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat only after my death."

Ansari asks TMC MP to withdraw for creating disturbance

New Delhi : Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari on Monday asked Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Sukhendu Sekhar Roy to "withdraw" from the house for the rest of the day for creating disturbance during question hour.

Roy was standing and asking for a statement from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the AgustaWestland issue.

The Rajya Sabha had just met at 12.30 p.m. after an adjournment when Ansari banished the member from the house for standing and creating a disturbance during the question hour.

Bihar panchayat polls: 10 injured in clashes

Patna : At least 10 people were injured and over a dozen arrested in incidents of violence on Monday during the third phase of the panchayat elections in Bihar, officials said.

More than 30 percent voters cast their vote to elect 40,943 members of the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions, they said.

"Ten people were injured in violent clashes between rival groups and over a dozen, including a home guard, arrested," a state election commission official said.

Former Jana Sangh president Balraj Madhok is dead

New Delhi : Balraj Madhok, a founder leader of the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh who was later sacked from the party, died here on Monday at age 96, the RSS said.

Madhok, who had been ill for some days, died around 9.00 a.m. at his residence in New Rajendra Nagar in central Delhi, a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh spokesman told IANS.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Madhok "was selflessly devoted to the nation and society" and "his ideological commitment was strong and clarity of thought immense".

UC Raman, the Dalit face of IUML, aims to strengthen Dalit-Muslim alliance in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: Hardly a day after his candidature was announced, U C Raman made a beeline to Panakkad Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, seeking in earnest the blessings of the descendant of Prophet Mohammed like every IUML candidate.

Tracks clearing begin after train derailment near Ghaziabad

Lucknow : Clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express began on Monday morning, police said.

The train had derailed between Kakather and Gadhmukteshwar in Hapur on Sunday night.

The derailed coaches included two sleeper, four air-conditioned coaches, guard, and seating and luggage rake (SLR) coach, a railway official informed IANS.

Following the derailment, traffic hit the busy rail route. On Monday, workers were trying to clear the track at the earliest, officials added.

Two Years of Narasingbari Killings: Heart-wrenching story of little Rashida

Abdul Kalam Azad

Today is the second anniversary of Narasingbari Killings. On 1st May, 2014, at around 8:00pm three people were killed and several injured. Narasingbari was the beginning – within less than 24 fours 49 people were killed in Khagrabari (Baksa) and Balapara (Kokrajhar) in BTAD area of Assam. Most of the victims were children and women. Here is the story of Rashida Khatun (13), who survived the attack. More stories will follow…

Seven-year-old girl beaten up in Bengal, family blames Trinamool

Kolkata : A seven-year-old girl was beaten up allegedly by miscreants allied to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress after her grandfather - a CPI-M supporter - voted in the fifth phase of assembly polls in the southern outskirts Aof the city.

The victim's family alleged that the miscreants attacked the house in the Haridevpur area of the Behala East constituency on Saturday night.

"They were angry as my father-in-law cast his vote in the elections earlier in the day. The attackers are Trinamool activists," said the child's mother Basanti Bor.

Two workers die cleaning manhole in Hyderabad

Hyderabad : In a tragedy on May Day, two workers died while cleaning a manhole here, police said.

The sanitation workers died of suffocation in the manhole in Koti area of the city.

Police retrieved the bodies and took them to government-run Osmania Hospital for autopsy.

The deceased, identified as Veeraswamy and Kotaiah, both in their early 40s, were engaged to clean the manhole as it was a holiday for regular sanitation staff of Hyderabad Metropolitan Supply and Sewerage Board.

Mamata threatens police, draws flak from opposition, civil society

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday issued a virtual threat to the police and accused them of creating pandemonium, saying those who declared prohibitory orders during the ongoing assembly polls and locked local clubs and Trinamool Congress offices will have to suffer.

Addressing election meetings in East Midnapore district, Banerjee said she had never in the past seen "so much atrocities being perpetrated during the polls".