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President, Vice-President condole death of Mahasweta Devi

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Thursday condoled the passing away of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi.

In a message to Mahasweta Devi's grandson Tathagata Bhattacharya, the President said: "I am sad to learn about the passing away of acclaimed writer and social activist, Mahasweta Devi, who enriched Bengali literature through her prolific writing and unique style."

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail

New Delhi : A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan, arrested on charges of threatening a woman, and directed him not to create any law and order problem in his area.

Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi granted bail to Khan and asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of like amount.

"Accused (Khan) is directed not to create any law and order problem in the area and further directed not to incite his supporters to indulge in any criminal offence," the court said.

Writer returns award, says Dalit suffering won't end

Ahmedabad : Gujarati writer Amrutlal Makwana has returned a state award he got to protest against the beating of some Dalit youths in the state by cow vigilantes even as he said the age-old discrimination of the community will continue for generations.

"Dalits have had a history of being discriminated, treated shabbily as second-rate citizens and tortured. They have suffered from time immemorial. And this is irrespective of the ruling party of the day," the 44-year-old Dalit writer told IANS on Thursday.

AAP MLA alleges death threats from Kejriwal and aides

New Delhi : AAP legislator from Matia Mahal Asim Ahmed Khan on Thursday alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his aides have given him death threats.

"Me and my family members are receiving death threats from Kejriwal and his aides. If anything happens to me and my family members, he (Kejriwal) and his aides shall be responsible," said Khan.

He was a ministeer in the Delhi government till the Chief Minister sacked him in October for allegedly demanding bribe from a builder.

Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi : A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

Four-doctor team conducting free surgeries of pellet victims in Kashmir

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In an initiative that could be termed as sigh of relief for many youths in Kashmir, Pune-based Borderless World Foundation in collaboration with its Jammu and Kashmir chapter and Department of Ophthalmology, SMHS Hospital in Srinagar is conducting free Retinal surgeries of victims who have been injured by pellet guns.

बनारस को हथियार बनाकर नरेंद्र मोदी पर हमला कर रही है कांग्रेस

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनावों के मद्देनज़र अब कांग्रेस ने अपनी चुप्पी तोड़ दी है. कांग्रेस भाजपा पर किसी भी स्थिति में वार करने से नहीं चूक रही है.

कांग्रेस ने अपने कैम्पेन की शुरुआत '27 साल यूपी बेहाल' के नारे के साथ कर दी है और साथ ही कांग्रेस ने अपनी बस यात्रा की शुरुआत भी कर दी है. इस दफा भाजपा पर प्रहार करने में कांग्रेस ने मोदी की लोकसभा संसदीय सीट बनारस को चुना है.

गुजरात के दलितों से कब सबक लेंगे मुसलमान

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

गुजरात के दलितों से सबक़ लीजिए. गाय की खाल उधेड़ने के नाम पर ऊंचे तबक़े की गुंडागर्दी का किस क़दर क़रारा जवाब दिया है उन्होंने. गुजरात से लेकर दिल्ली तक राजनीति की भाषा पलट दी. संसद में इस क़दर शोर हुआ कि बहरे कानों को भी आवाज़ सुनाई देने लगी. मगर मुसलमानों के हिस्से में जहां इनसे भी ज़्यादा नाइंसाफ़ियां और अत्याचार बरपे हैं, वहां अब तक किसी ने सबक़ लेने की ज़रूरत नहीं समझी है.

Establishment of Block Institute of Teachers Education lagging in Minority Concentrated Blocks

By Amjad Suri and Mohammed Imteyaz Ahmed for

The Sarvasiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was introduced in 2000 to bridge the gap between the social category and the quality of education in response to the growing demand for quality education. The aim of SSA was to allow children to learn, harness the human potential to its maximum and working on the principle of community solidarity with opportunity of free expression and communication.

Mumbai court convicts 12, acquits eight in decade-old Aurangabad Arms case

By A Mirsab,,

Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Thursday convicted twelve accused and acquitted eight in a decade old Aurangabad arms haul case. The convicted include 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.

However, none of the accused has been found guilty of offences under stringent sections of MCOCA. The case of two accused is separated while eight other accused are acquitted from the case.
Court convicted seven under sections of UAPA while other five are found guilty under Explosive Substance Act and Arms Act.