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India Politics

'Effect of Modi government's reforms beginning to be felt now'

New Delhi : The impact of the Narendra Modi government's reforms is beginning to be felt now, taking India closer to eight per cent growth this fiscal, a top finance ministry official said here on Saturday.

"A number of structural reforms have been undertaken by the government over the last two years. The impact of all this is beginning to be felt now. We are hoping to better our growth from last year and get closer to eight per cent," Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told reporters.

BJP has ushered in era of politics of development: Amit Shah

New Delhi : BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that his party has ushered in an era of "politics of performance" in the country and asked the states to play a big role in the implementation of schemes and to bring in good governance.

Shah also urged BJP Chief Ministers to replicate schemes which are running successfully in other BJP ruled states.

Owaisi asks government to initiate dialogue on Kashmir

Hyderabad : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said the central government should immediately initiate a dialogue to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Voicing concern over the situation in Kashmir where curfew continued for the 50th day on Saturday, the Hyderabad MP said if no initiative was taken now there may be nobody with whom the government can have a dialogue as political parties were losing space.

Kashmir continues to seethe on 50th day of unrest

Srinagar : Curfew and restrictions continued for the 50th day across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday with no let up in separatist-called shutdown as the death toll rose to 71 after the body of a man, allegedly chased by security forces during a stone-pelting protest a day ago, was fished out from Jhelum river.

Residents said the body of Shahnawaz Khan, 24, was retrieved from the river near Sangam village in south Kashmir's Bijbehara area - the home town of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Kejriwal known for faking pre-poll surveys: Digvijay

Panaji : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for engineering fake pre-poll surveys some of which are projecting the AAP winning the next assembly elections in Goa and Punjab, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Saturday.

He also said Kejriwal fell out with Yogendra Yadav, a well known psephologist, because the latter refused to fabricate a poll survey -- and that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader is part of the RSS-BJP nexus out to eliminate the Congress party from Indian politics.

Jharkhand BJP chief sacked for speaking against own government

By Nityanand Shukla

Ranchi : Tala Marandi's sacking as Jharkhand BJP chief just 13 weeks after his appointment has a lot to do with his criticism of his own government over proposed changes in the laws safeguarding tribal land rights, observers say.

The Santhal leader, who represents the Borio assembly constituency, was replaced by Lakshman Gilua, another tribal leader who represents the Chaibasa constituency in the Lok Sabha. The sacking came after a string of controversies involving Marandi, including charges of sexual exploitation against his son.

High hopes from Modi on Kashmir: Mehbooba

New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday and said she was happy the central government was reaching out to all stakeholders to restore peace in the troubled state.

The meeting came just two days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Srinagar during which he met with Mehbooba, among others, as the Valley continued to remain on the boil and curfew continued for the 50th day.

कानपुर-झांसी में बरामद विस्फोटकों का ‘रोहतास कनेक्शन’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

आगे कुछ भी जानने के पहले एक विशिष्ट घटनाक्रम पर नज़र डालें, जिसमें विस्फोटकों की बड़ी मात्रा बिहार के एक ख़ास इलाके से बरामद की जा रही है.

Journalist hints weapon data present in leaked Scorpene documents

New Delhi : Hours after Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that the leaked information on Scorpene submarines does not contain weapon data, Australian journalist Cameron Stewart, who broke the story, hinted at its presence in the leaked documents.

"When I say we will release a leaked document on Scorpene weapons systems, they will of course be redacted by us of sensitive information (sic)," Steward said in a series of tweets.

Maneka launches online complaint system for child sexual abuse

New Delhi : An online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), e-Box, was launched here on Friday by Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi.

The POCSO, e-Box, is an online complaint management system for easy and direct reporting of sexual offences against children and timely action against the offenders under the POCSO Act, 2012.

Speaking on the occasion, Gandhi said the idea of an e-Box came out of a police initiative in which physical complaint boxes were placed in schools.