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Muslim spiritual heads meet Home Minister, to visit Kashmir for peace efforts

By TCN News

A delegation of heads of eminent Khanqahs and Dargahs led by the Chief of Ajmer Sharif have appealed the people in the Kashmir Valley to keep calm and peace there and help the Government to return normalcy in the state. Calling on the Union Home Minister here today, they assured Shri Rajnath Singh that they would go to Kashmir to request their brothers and sisters to contribute in creating peace.

EC tells UP officials to ensure fearless environment for polls

Lucknow : Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Naseem Zaidi on Monday held a long and exhaustive meeting with all District Magistrates and district police chiefs in Uttar Pradesh to discuss the coming assembly elections scheduled for early next year.

The CEC and other officials of the election panel are on a three-day visit to the state.

In his interaction with officials of all the 75 districts in the state, Zaidi reviewed the security situation in all the assembly constituencies and urged the officials to ensure that a fearless environment is created ahead of the polls.


Why urgency to stay Shahabuddin bail now, SC asks Bihar government

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday mocked the avowed seriousness of the Bihar government in pursuing its petition challenging a Patna High Court order granting bail to RJD strongman and former party MLA Mohammad Shahabuddin, asking if it was so serious then why did it not challenge the order in the first instance.

As senior counsel for the state government Dinesh Dwivedi said that "it's a matter of extreme urgency and we are pursuing the matter seriously", the bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said "You should have acted before" and challenged it.

Manipur CM attacks BJP for neglecting northeast

Imphal : Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government for neglecting the northeastern region of India.

He claimed that in the last two and a half years of the Narendra Modi government, nothing worth mentioning has been done.

Addressing women workers at the Congress office here, Ibobi Singh said: "Central ministers have been coming to the NE region frequently and we hoped that something positive would come out. So far nothing has materialised."

Prajapati's reinduction into UP ministry challenged

Lucknow : A social activist filed a petition on Monday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court against the re-induction of Gayatri Prajapati in the Uttar Pradesh Council of Ministers.

In her petition, social activist Nutan Thakur has contended that Prajapati was removed as a minister on serious corruption charges, which surfaced after an Allahabad High Court-ordered CBI inquiry was conducted into the allegations against him.


SC notice to government on plea seeking guidelines for raids, searches

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the central government on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines on how CBI, Enforcement Directorate and other law enforcement agencies should go about in conducting raids, searches, and seizures of documents and unaccounted cash and valuables.

Issuing notice to the government, the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Prafulla C. Pant said, "We will examine it."

Malegaon 2008 blast prime accused Purohit refused bail

Mumbai : A Special NIA Court here on Monday rejected the bail application filed by Col. Prasad S. Purohit (retd.), one of the prime accused in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case.

Purohit has sought bail on grounds that the National Investigation Agency had dropped charges against him under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and the sanction obtained for prosecution under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was defective.

Another picture of Lalu's sons with scribe-murder accused

Patna : Another photograph has surfaced of RJD chief Lalu Prasad's sons -- Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav -- with an absconding accused in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan.

The photograph of Lalu's younger son Tejaswi and elder son Tej Pratap with accused Jawed Bhath on Monday went viral on the social media.

A CBI team probing the murder of the journalist in Siwan district had visited Bhath's house in search of him last week.


In Modi, nation has got a selfie machine : Rahul Gandhi

Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday once again targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he was not bothered about anyone but himself and termed him a "selfie machine".

Addressing a rally in this Uttar Pradesh district adjoining Lucknow, he said that though the people of India had elected a prime minister, they got a "selfie machine" in return.

BJP-run MCDs failed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi : Blaming Delhi's Municipal cCorporations for the poor sanitation conditions in the city, Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said the BJP-run civic bodies have "miserably failed" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Jain said the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) do nothing "except harassing people" and "making money" through corruption.