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Nitish formally takes over as JD-U chief

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday formally took over as President of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) at a party meeting in Rajgir in Nalanda district.

The two-day JD-U National Council meeting, that began on Sunday in Rajgir, ratified Nitish Kumar's election to the top post, after JD-U Electoral Officer Anil Hegde made an announcement in this regard.

Upbeat over the development, several Bihar JD-U leaders said Nitish Kumar was the Prime Minister material, with a few even claiming that he would be the next Prime Minister.


'Triple talaq' should be judged on yardstick of equality: Jaitley

New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the practice of "triple talaq" will have to be judged on the yardstick of equality and the right to live with dignity.

"Personal laws have to be constitutionally compliant and the institution of 'triple talaq', therefore, will have to be judged on the yardstick of equality and the right to live with dignity. Needless to say that the same yardstick would be applicable to all other personal laws," Jaitley said in a Facebook post.

AAP MLA arrested in Surat ahead of Kejriwal rally

Surat : Gulab Singh, an AAP MLA from Delhi and the party in-charge in Gujarat, was arrested here on Sunday, hours before a rally by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

A Delhi Police team which had flown from the national capital made the arrest after Gulab Singh, who has been in and out of Gujarat for months, made himself available at the Umra police station.

Aam Aadmi Party leaders confirmed Gulab Singh's arrest. He becomes the 14th AAP legislator in Delhi to be arrested.


President condoles stampede deaths in Varanasi

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed grief over the deaths in a stampede in Varanasi.

At least 24 persons died and 60 others were injured in a stampede during a religious procession in Varanasi on Saturday.

"I am sad to learn about the stampede in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in which a number of persons have lost their lives and others are injured. I understand relief and rescue operations are currently underway," Mukherjee said in his message to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.


क्या हमने साम्प्रदायिक तनाव की ये ख़बरें देखीं, पढ़ीं और जानी हैं?

नासिरूद्दीन हैदर खान

क्या हमें पता है कि पिछले हफ़्ते तीन दिनों में कई जगहों पर हिन्दू और मुसलमान आमने-सामने आए हैं? दोनों समुदायों के टकराव की ये बातें हमें अलग-अलग माध्यमों से आ रही ख़बरों से पता चल रही हैं. खास तौर पर उत्तर प्रदेश और बिहार में साम्प्रगदायिक तनाव की ख़बरें बड़े पैमाने पर मिल रही हैं. यूपी के पूर्वी इलाक़े में तनाव ज़्यादा फैला है. वहीं बिहार में अरसे बाद इतनी सारी जगहों से तनाव की ख़बरें हैं.

मानवाधिकार आयोग की रिपोर्ट सांसद हुकूम सिंह की पर्सनल रिपोर्ट

कलीम अज़ीम

मुंबई: राष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोग के 'कैराना हिन्दू पलायन' रिपोर्ट को मुंबई के एक सामाजिक संगठन 'बेबाक कलेक्टीव' ने आधारहीन बताते हुए इस रिपोर्ट को निरस्त करने मांग की है.

शुक्रवार 14 अक्टूबर को मुंबई में आयोजित एक प्रेस कांफ्रेंस में सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ ने इस रिपोर्ट को सत्तापक्ष के दबाव आकर बनाने का आरोप लगाया है. उनके मुताबिक़ पूरी रिपोर्ट झूठी है.

Now Katju describes Odias 'smart with a sense of humour'

Bhubaneswar : Former Supreme Court justice Markandey Katju, who had triggered a controversy over his anti-Odia comments, on Saturday regarded Odias as smart people with a sense of humour.

Katju took to Facebook to praise Odias after he received a bouquet of flowers and a note from Delhi Odia Students Association at his residence in Noida on Saturday.

The words written on the note were "Get well soon Mr. Katju. Jai Jagannath"


Uniform Civil Code not acceptable at any cost: AIMPLB

New Delhi : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday reiterated its opposition to the Uniform Civil Code, with General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani saying it is not acceptable to the Muslims at any cost.

Speaking at a conference organised by NGO Peace Foundation to deliberate on the code and triple 'talaaq' issues here, Rahmani said the Muslim personal law is based on divine law and hence cannot be altered.

Congress promises quota for UP's most backward classes

New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday announced that if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, it will implement reservation for the most backward classes from the existing 27 per cent quota for other backward castes (OBCs).

Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that leaders of the most backward communities met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his recent tour of the state and told him that only a few groups or sub-castes get all the benefits of the 27 per cent OBC quota.

Christian leaders meet Rajnath Singh, ask for protection and safeguarding places of worship

By TCN News

New Delhi: The All India Christian Council held a national Christian leaders meeting in New Delhi with the Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the Chief Guest and Dr. Udit Raj as the Guest of honour on Friday, attended by over 1,000 leaders from all over India.