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Kerala diaspora voters can register online

Thiruvananthapuram : With Kerala going 100 percent online in preparing voters list, Keralites working abroad can register their names online in the upcoming special summary revision of electoral rolls, an official said here Thursday.

"Anyone sitting anywhere in the world in front of a computer that has internet facility can log on to and carry out their online registration," chief election commissioner Nalini Netto told reporters here.


BJP team visiting violence hit Birbhum taken into custody

Kolkata : A central BJP delegation led by party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into preventive custody and whisked away by police from the outskirts of Makhra village where the administration has clamped prohibitory orders following a clash Monday that claimed three lives.

An angry BJP claimed West Bengal has turned into a "safe haven for anarchists and terrorists", and said the situation in the state was "very worrisome".

Finally, Shiv Sena welcomes Fadnavis as new CM

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena Thursday said it "wholeheartedly welcomes" Devendra Fadnavis as the new chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, two days after the BJP anointed him.

"We wholeheartedly welcome the new CM of Maharashtra... We are confident that with Narendra (Modi) in Delhi and Devendra (Fadnavis) in Maharashtra, nobody can prevent 'achhe din' (good days) from coming to Maharashtra," the Shiv Sena said in an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' Thursday.


SC suspends defamation proceedings against Swamy

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday suspended defamation proceedings in five cases initiated by the Tamil Nadu government against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for making critical observations against former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

An apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, while suspending defamation proceedings before a Chennai court, also issued notice to the central government, the Tamil Nadu government and Jayalalithaa. The notices are returnable in six weeks.

Positive move, says SC on Delhi government formation effort

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday described as positive the reports that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung would be consulting all the political parties in its efforts to form a government in Delhi.

The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that as per the newspaper reports there is a positive move by the Lt Governor that he is going to consult all the political parties in his efforts to form a government in Delhi.

The court said that there are situations with a party not having majority forms the government with outside support.


Congress names 15 candidates for Kashmir assembly poll

Srinagar : The Congress Wednesday issued its first list of 15 candidates for the forthcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

The list released by Madhusudan Mistry, general secretary incharge of the party central election committee has fielded three sitting legislators and ministers in the state coalition government.

These are Nawang Rigzin Jora for the Leh seat in Ladakh region, Abdul Majeed Wani for the Doda seat and Viqar Rasool for the Bannihal seat, both in the Jammu region.

Kerala's ruling Congress takes up cudgels with governor

Thiruvananthapuram : Differences between Kerala's ruling Congress and Governor P. Sathasivam came out in the open with the former saying that the recent meeting of vice chancellors in the state called by the latter is without precedence.

State Congress party spokesperson M.M. Hassan told reporters here Wednesday that the meeting called by Sathasivam Monday at Kochi was improper.


Set up new panel to unravel Netaji disappearance mystery, Modi urged

Kolkata : Claiming the finds of the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry into the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were "incomplete", a city based organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a new panel to unravel the mystery of the leader's fate.

The Netaji Chetna Mancha - an organisation of researchers - in the letter has claimed existence of evidences suggesting Netaji was active in China, Vietnam and other countries well after the alleged fatal plane crash in Taipei in 1945.


PM, top celebs to witness Fadnavis' swearing in

Mumbai : The swearing-in ceremony of the BJP's first government in Maharashtra promises to be a grand affair with top personalities and celebs expected at the Wankhede Stadium Oct 31, party officials indicated here Wednesday.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Chief Minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis, 44, and a small initial team of cabinet ministers Friday evening.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, union ministers, top BJP leaders and party chief ministers will attend the ceremony.


Shiv Sena 'forgets' to greet Fadnavis!

Mumbai : A day after the BJP anointed Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, its former saffron ally Shiv Sena apparently remained cool to the development.

Even as greetings, congratulations and felicitations pour in for Fadnavis from all over the country and on social networking sites, the Shiv Sena has not officially commented on the CM-designate.