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Parliament condemns Peshawar school attack

New Delhi : Both houses of parliament Wednesday condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city Tuesday, and observed brief silence in memory of those who were killed.

As soon as the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan condemned the attack and asked the members to observe silence in the memory of the victims of the dastardly terror attack.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the house.

Maha BJP MLA cries ‘Love Jihad’, alleges 5000 Hindu girls sold in Gulf after conversion

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Nagpur: In yet another controversial remark, BJP MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha has claimed that Hindu girls in the state are being converted to Islam through ‘Love jihad’ and sold off in Gulf countries.

Government misleading parliament over Navodaya issue: Opposition

New Delhi : The controversy over Navodaya Vidyalayas being asked to remain open on Christmas to mark 'Good Governance Day' figured in parliament again Tuesday, with the opposition accusing the government of "misleading" both houses.

According to reports, the government issued a circular asking the Navodaya Vidyalayas to remain open on Christmas, Dec 25 to observe 'Good Governance Day'.

The day also happens to be the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the National Democratic Alliance government has decided to celebrate it as "Good Governance Day".


Don't cross 'Lakshman rekha', Modi again tells party MPs

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday again warned BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, party sources said.

In his speech at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said that the party will not allow any deviation from government's development and good governance agenda.

On party membership, he said that every booth in the country should have at least 10 primary members and party activities should be given utmost priority.

India condemns Peshawar school attack, says against tenets of humanity

New Delhi : There was all-round condemnation in India, including from President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for Tuesday's dastardly terror attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city that left nearly 140 people, mostly school children, dead.

Mukherjee expressed "deep anguish" and strongly condemned the incident in which heavily armed terrorists launched a brazen attack on the army-run school.

Sukhbir Badal wants Modi to stop drugs inflow into Punjab

Chandigarh : Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about the acute drug problem in Punjab in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme on radio, state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said Modi and the home minister should take steps to stop the entry of drugs into the state.

"I will raise the issue of cross border 'narco-terrorism' with Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and write a letter to stop pilferage of drugs and narcotics in the state as Punjab is being used as a transit route by the drug peddlers," Badal told reporters here.


Congress approaches SC against Trinamool's bid to hinder CBI probe

New Delhi/Kolkata : Alleging that West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was hindering the CBI probe into the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Congress Tuesday filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking its intervention.

Dubbing the Trinamool's rallies protesting against arrest of Transport Minister Madan Mitra as tantamount to contempt of court, Congress leader Abdul Mannan, who filed the petition, said it has been submitted to ensure the probe is carried out unhindered.


SIT asked to also probe black money in elections

New Delhi : The battle against black money will be incomplete without addressing the "free flow" of unaccounted money into the electoral process, ADR has said in a letter to the SIT probing unaccounted money of Indians abroad.

In a letter to Justice (retd.) M.B. Shah, chairman of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money, Jagdeep Chhokar, founder-trustee of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), said that SIT's work cannot be completed unless due attention is paid to the possible use of unaccounted money in the electoral and political process of the country.


Lok Sabha passes bill protecting Delhi unauthorised constructions

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha Tuesday passed a bill to extend protection to unauthorized constructions in the national capital till 2017.

Passed by voice vote, the amendment to the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011, seeks to maintain the status quo with respect to encroachment or unauthorized development or construction from various dates.

Protection has also been provided against punitive action by any local authority.


Punjab Congress wants longer assembly session

Chandigarh : The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Punjab has sought a longer session of the state assembly to discus major issues like the increasing drug problem and non-payment of dues to farmers for the paddy procured, a senior Congress leader said Tuesday.

In a letter to Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab assembly and CLP leader Sunil Jakhar, said there are "so many burning issues in the state that need to be discussed immediately in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha".