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'Chacha-Bhatija' feud: Rift in UP's first family gets worse

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow : Notwithstanding the public bonhomie and fire-fighting in private, contradictions in the first family in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) are out in the open.

Coming before the state elects a government in early 2017, this does not seem to augur well for the party. Faced with strong anti-incumbency, the family seems ill-prepared to contain the political damage.

तब्लीग़ी जमाअत : अमीर बनने के लिए हो रही है ‘गुंडागर्दी’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दिल्ली : हिन्दुस्तान की एक ऐसी जमाअत जो दुनिया की सबसे मुख़लिस जमाअतों में शुमार है, खुद अपने ही चिराग़ से जल रही है. यह ‘आग’ कोई बाहरी नहीं, बल्कि अंदर से लगाई गई है, जिसकी चिंगारी को सालों से हवा मिल रही थी, जो अब आग में तब्दील हो गयी है. और ये आग है जमाअत के अमीर की दावेदारी की.

ये आग यानी ‘तब्लीग़ी जमाअत’ के अमीर की लड़ाई इस क़दर बढ़ गई है कि इसे लेकर मुसलमानों में काफी बेचैनी पाई जा रही है, क्योंकि पहली बार दिल्ली के हज़रत निजामुद्दीन की गोद में बनी बंगले वाली मस्जिद के सेहन और दरो-दीवार खून के छींटों से लाल हैं.

Akhilesh Yadav to expand cabinet on June 27

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav would be expanding his cabinet on June 27, officials said on Thursday.

While it has been rumoured for some time that Yadav would rejig the ministry, it was only after Governor Ram Naik set the timetable for swearing-in on June 27 that the news was confirmed.

The Parliamentary Board of the Samajwadi Party (SP) will meet on June 25 to deliberate on the potential candidates for the ministry.

कैराना से खुद हुकूम सिंह ने किया था पलायन

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

कैराना(उत्तर प्रदेश): कैराना से पलायन करने वालों की सूची जारी करने वाले सांसद हुकूम सिंह बेहतर जीवन की तलाश में खुद भी कैराना से पलायन कर चुके हैं. लेकिन उन्होंने जो सूची तैयार की है, उसमें उन्होंने अपना नाम नहीं लिखा.

जी हां! कैराना से पलायन की सूची बनाने वाले हुकूम सिंह खुद पलायन के आरोपों से घिरे हुए हैं. कैराना के लोगों का आरोप है कि हुकुम सिंह खुद कैराना से तीन दशक पहले पलायन कर चुके हैं. कैराना छोड़कर हुकूम सिंह का पूरा परिवार मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर में जा बसा था.

Paswan joins Maurya, accuses Mayawati of auctioning party tickets

New Delhi : Hours after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati came under attack from a former colleague for "auctioning" party tickets in the run up to the Uttar Pradesh polls, Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan too accused the former state chief minister of making ticket distribution a "business" before every election.

"Mayawati has never served the interest of Dalits. She has always made this (ticket distribution) a business," Paswan told reporters here.

AIIMS gets new centre for integrative medicine

New Delhi : Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR) at the AIIMS, aimed at seeking convergence of contemporary medicine with India’s ancient and traditional medical practices.

According to the minister, the centre has been envisioned as a “state of the art” research centre where top experts from various disciplines of contemporary medicine will collaborate with yoga and ayurveda specialists, both for disease treatment and for preventive healthcare.

Women defy boycott call as Anantnag votes peacefully

Anantnag : Defying the boycott call of the separatists, burqa-clad women in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag assembly constituency on Wednesday outnumbered men in this historic town in exercising their franchise. The polling ended peacefully with 33.84 per cent votes cast, less than the last time in 2014.

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates new train service in Bihar

New Delhi : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday inaugurated a new train service via video conferencing from Danapur to Saharsa in Bihar.

The new train will cover a distance of 241 kilometre in six hours five minutes.

Prabhu said that the new train will improve the socio-economic conditions of the region.

NDA government is anti-Dalit: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday termed the NDA government at the Centre as "anti-Dalit".

"The NDA government is anti-Dalit. A BJP MLA from Maharashtra, Ravindra Chavan, has compared Dalits to pigs and the party has not taken any action against him. Earlier, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh had compared Dalits to dogs," Congress spokesperson P.L. Punia said while addressing a press conference here.

"Why do they always compare Dalits to animals," he asked insisting "such comments reflect highly of their anti-Dalit mentality".

Cabinet approves rehabilitation of Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Patna

New Delhi : The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the rehabilitation of four-lane Mahatma Gandhi Setu on Ganga River in Bihar, said an official statement.

The rehabilitation of four-lane 5.575 km long Mahatma Gandhi Setu at National Highway No.19 will be done at Patna in Bihar, the statement said.

"The bridge will be constructed after dismantling the damaged pre-stressed cantilever arms superstructure and subsequent re-decking by steel truss," the statement said.