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Speaker asks MPs to 'behave decently' in winter session

New Delhi : Ahead of the winter session of parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to MPs, urging them to "behave decently".

"In ever aspect of life, we expect decent and sober behaviour from each other...," Mahajan said in the letter.

"As the speaker, can I expect from all of you that this highest symbol of democracy - Lok Sabha - which is also the temple of democracy, all of us will behave according to the accepted decency, so that the prestige and uprightness of parliament remains intact," the speaker said in the letter, which was written in Hindi.

Modi government as 'terrible' as UPA, says AAP

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government has proved "just as terrible" as the UPA regime it replaced, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Monday.

A resolution passed at its National Council meeting also dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) strategy of "manufactured intolerance ... a grave threat to the Idea of India".

In its strongest ever attack on the Modi government, the AAP said people replaced in 2014 "the most corrupt government in Indian history with an alternative that promised development and good governance.

BJP slams Congress over Rahul Gandhi being with Imran Masood

Lucknow : The BJP on Monday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of siding with individuals known for making hate speeches and who have even been booked for the same and slammed the Congress party over it.

Soon after Rahul Gandhi was seen with Congress leader Imran Masood, the state Bharatiya Janata Party sought an explanation from the party on Masood's presence near Gandhi.

FTII students are not criminals, talk to them: Benegal

Panaji : Students are not criminals or crooks and should be engaged in dialogue, veteran award-winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal said on Monday.

He also questioned the students for their quantum of outrage against FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan.

Benegal, who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an International Film Festival of India event in Panaji, said political ideology has no role to play in the discharge of duties of the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Kerala students’ body starts campaign to get EFLU to revise decision of cancelling off-campus centre

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) student’s wing, Muslim Students Federation (MSF), has launched a campaign to ask the Hyderabad-based English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to revise its decision of cancelling the plans of starting an off-campus centre in Malappuram. The ‘send a mail, save EFLU’ campaign kick started in various districts of Kerala with an aim to press the authorities to take favourable action in this regard.

Kerala Government ask employees to get sanction before performing literary, artistic activities

By Staff Reporter,

Fascivadi Virodhi Manch launched in Delhi

By TCN News

Delhi: About 95 activists, writers of various religious and democratic groups along with individuals came together on Wednesday, November 18, to form the Fascivadi Virodh Manch in Delhi to counter the onslaught of fascist forces perpetrating all walks of the society.

Kejriwal opposes Lalu's dynasty politics

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told his party that he was opposed to RJD leader Lalu Prasad's dynasty politics and he couldn't help if the latter hugged him.

"At Nitish Kumar's swearing in, Lalu Yadav was on the stage. He shook hands, pulled me towards him and hugged me. And held my hand and raised it," Kejriwal told the AAP National Council meeting here.

"This was projected and questions were asked.

Bihar to initiate moves to ban liquor

Patna : The Bihar government will soon take steps to impose a ban on liquor in the state, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said on Monday.

The minister made the comments soon after taking office.

"We will start work to impose a ban on liquor in Bihar. It would be visible in the next six months," he told the media here.

In July, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had declared that prohibition would be imposed if he retained power in the assembly elections.

Helicopter crash kills seven near Katra

Jammu : Seven people were killed on Monday when a helicopter ferrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi temple crashed near Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A police officer told IANS that the pilot was among the dead. The crash took place in Reasi district. Police personnel rushed to the site to see if there were any survivors.