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CBI questions Mayawati over NRHM scam

New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday questioned former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati here in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam.

Sources said a team of CBI sleuths questioned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for over two hours at her residence in Central Delhi in connection with embezzlement of funds in implementation of the health mission. Mayawati was at the helm of affairs in Uttar Pradesh from 2007 to 2012 when the scam occurred.

Bigger conspiracy behind killing: Greater Noida victim's wife

Greater Noida : The killing of a man in a village here following rumours that his family consumed beef was part of a bigger conspiracy with two right-wing organisations operating in the area to spread communal disharmony, his widow said on Friday.

A mob beat to death 50-year-old Akhlaq and critically injured his 21-year-old son Danish in Bisara village in Greater Noida on Monday night.

Kejriwal slams Modi for ignoring Shastri's birth anniversary

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ignoring late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birth anniversary coincides with Mahatma Gandhi's on October 2.

After paying tributes to Gandhi and Shastri, Kejriwal posted a series of tweets, criticising Modi for not visiting Shastri's memorial at Vijay Ghat.

He also accused the central government of stopping funding for the celebration of t Shastri's birth anniversary. Shastri became india's second prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964.

Jharkhand can show the path to clean environment: Modi

Khuti (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that Jharkhand could show the path to the world for a clean environment as the state was opting for solar power to generate electricity even though it had vast reserves of coal.

Killing over beef: Union minister, Owaisi meet victim's family

New Delhi: Union minister and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday met the family of a man lynched for allegedly eating beef in a Greater Noida area, adjoining the national capital.

"The incident was just an accident and was not planned," said Sharma after meeting the victim's family.

"I have met the mother and other family members of Akhlaq. It is a very tragic incident. Such incidents are like black spots on our society and is also against our 'Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb' (Ganga-Yamuna culture)," the minister said.

दो गुजराती चेहरों पर ‘बिहारी अस्मिता’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार चुनाव का रणक्षेत्र तैयार हो चुका है. जंग के लिए सब अपनी तलवार पर धार चढ़ा चुके हैं क्योंकि लड़ाई इस बार ‘बिहारी अस्मिता’ की है. एक तरफ़ महागठबंधन के सिरमौर नीतिश कुमार हैं, तो वहीं भाजपा बिहार की 'अस्मिता' की जंग दो गुजराती चेहरों के दम पर लड़ रही है.

Uneasy calm in Dadri as BJP leaders issue statements “explaining” lynching of Ikhlaq

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Greater Noida : Three days after the lynching of 50 year old Mohammad Ikhlaq in Bisahara Village in Dadri tehsil of Uttar Pradesh, an uneasy calm prevailed on Thursday in the region with squads of the Uttar Pradesh Police and Rapid Action Force patrolling the streets.

UP Police who is probing the incident said that the “trigger” behind it was the announcement by a local temple that beef was being consumed by the victim’s family, and said the priest and two youths were the “major links” in the case.

Become islands of excellence: Irani to top technology institutions

Warangal (Telangana): Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday urged technology institutions like National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) to collaborate with each other and emerge as islands of excellence.

Pahalgam will attract tourists, film makers in all weather: Sayeed

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said the scenic tourist resort of Pahalgam will attract more tourists and film makers as it readies to become an all weather destination with the modern facilities inaugurated there on Thursday.

Inaugurating the Pahalgam Club-cum-international convention centre in a majestic new avatar to cater to the needs of high-spending travellers visiting the state, he went around the premises and saw various facilities.

FIR registered against Mulayam

Lucknow: After weeks of dilly-dallying, police on Thursday said they have registered an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening an IPS official.

Police, however, said the FIR was registered on September 24 but was not "declared".

The FIR was registered on charges of criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code against the Samajwadi Party chief for threatening Indian Police Service officer Amitabh Thakur over telephone on July 10.