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Modi government hasn't fulfilled any promises: Rahul Gandhi

Patna: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had failed to fulfil any of its promises till date and he had no time for the poor, workers and farmers but plenty of time to travel abroad.

Addressing his first election rally in Bihar in Bachwada assembly constituency in Begusarai district since dates of the assembly polls were announced last month, Gandhi said: "Modi-led government has failed to fulfil any of its promises in last one-and-a-half years but even today wherever goes he makes promises."


Shiv Sena threatens Ghulam Ali's concerts in Maharashtra

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday threatened to disrupt Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali's proposed live concerts in Mumbai and Pune this week.

"We have met and asked authorities at Shanmukhananda Hall, Matunga, to cancel the show proposed to be held on October 9, failing which we shall protest in our own style," Shiv Sena's film wing Chitrapat Sena president Aadesh Bandekar told IANS.

UP Police seek to file FIRs against leaders for Dadri speeches

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police have sought to book Union minister Mahesh Sharma, BJP legislator Sangeet Som and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for their speeches and actions in the aftermath of the Dadri lynching.

Officials here told IANS on Wednesday that police sought to file first information reports (FIRs) against these leaders as they had breached the prohibitory orders clamped in Bisahada village after the killing of 52-year-old Mohd. Akhlaq over allegations that he and his family members are beef.

Suspension of two NC members from J&K assembly revoked

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday revoked the suspension of two members from the opposition National Conference (NC).

Gupta revoked his Tuesday's order to suspend Altaf Ahmad Kaloo and Abdul Majeed Larmi for the remaining period of the assembly session after requests from Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and opposition members, Yusuf Tarigama of the CPI-M and Hakim Yaseen of Peoples Democratic Front (PDF).

The speaker asked Tarigami and the assembly secretary to inform the National Conference legislators of his decision.

Rajnath assures 'strict action' in lynching case

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said "strict action" will be taken in the case of lynching of a Muslim man in a Uttar Pradesh village over rumours that he ate beef.

At the inauguration of a two-day national conference on human trafficking here, he said: "Be it the central or state governments, whoever tries to spread communal tension or create any such problem or involve in crime, strict action will be taken. This is nothing new."

Congress members walk out of J&K assembly over law and order

Srinagar: The opposition Congress members on Wednesday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly during its on-going session after the speaker turned down the party's adjournment motion to discuss law and order situation.

As the assembly started its day's sitting here, Congress members stood up at their seats, displaying placards that read "Stop innocent killings".

The members sought an adjournment of the normal proceedings so that the law and order situation in the state could be discussed in the house.

Bihar polls: Nominations for fourth phase begin

Patna: The filing of nomination papers for the fourth phase of the Bihar assembly elections, slated to be held on November 1, began on wednesday, an official said.

In the fourth phase, elections will be held in 55 of the 243 assembly constituencies.

The last date for filing nominations for the fourth phase is October 14. While the scrutiny of papers will be held on October 15, candidates can withdraw their nominations till October 17.

National Conference protests suspension of its lawmakers

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference (NC) legislators, including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the state legislature here to protest the suspension of its four lawmakers.

"We are protesting against the suspension of four of our legislators from the session. Until the suspension of our legislators is revoked, we will continue to sit on protest," Abdullah said.

बनारस में बलवा – 2 : गिरफ्तारियों - कार्रवाई से उठते सवाल

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वाराणसी: पिछले हिस्से में हमने घटनाक्रम से फौरी तौर पर रूबरू होने का प्रयास किया था. बनारस में हो रहे धार्मिक और प्रशासनिक हिंसक उथलपुथल के बाबत हमारी कड़ी के इस दूसरे भाग में हम मामले के अन्य पहलुओं को जानने का प्रयास करेंगे.

Dadri: Candle-light protest rally held in Kolkata

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: To protest the brutal lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq a candle light rally was organised by human rights organisation `Human Rights Protection Association’ in Kolkata on Monday.