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Land bill anti-farmer, needs major changes: AAP

Kolkata: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Friday said the land bill which has been brought by the NDA is "anti-farmer" and needs "major changes".

"In the present form it is not good at all... it needs major changes and we are requesting the government that if it wants the land bill to become a reality then it must make certain fundamental changes.

"It (government) cannot have a bill where farmers are not safe, in fact, it's a very anti-farmer bill in that sense," he told the media here when quizzed on the party's support for the bill.

SC raps government on discrepancy in figures on missing children

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to huge discrepancy in the number of missing children given to it and those placed in parliament, saying such a situation would "not be tolerated".

The apex court's social justice bench, comprising Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, imposed a fine of Rs.25,000, to be paid to the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee.

Observing that "ideas can change but numbers can't change", the apex court said somebody was "misleading" the court.

Samajwadi Party legislator booked

Ghaziabad : Ruling Samajwadi party legislator Gulam Mohammad and his five accomplices have been booked by the Ghaziabad police in Uttar Pradesh in a criminal case.

In a First Information Report (FIR) lodged by Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Kunwar Ayub Ali, it was claimed that Gulam Mohammad, his son Sarique, Afzal and three others barged into the emergency ward of Yashoda Hospital in Kaushambi on July 24, ransacked it and beat up Ayub Ali's son Azhar, son-in-law of Gulam Mohammad, and forcibly took away the latter's daughter to Meerut.

BJP asks Rahul: Explain your merits to be Congress VP

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Friday sought to know from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi the merits on which his party promoted him to the post of vice president.

The question was raised in response to Rahul Gandhi attacking the BJP-led union government and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman.

Malegaon, Mecca Masjid blast accused Swami Aseemananda enjoyed luxury hotel stay in WB when on parole

During the stay of Swami Aseemananda

He stayed at Joyrambati for a week to see his ailing mother

By Staff Reporter

Tripura governor slammed for tweets on Yakub Memon

Agartala : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, evoked sharp reactions on Friday on the social networking site.

"Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists," Roy tweeted on Thursday hours after Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra.

In their gloomy isolation after Memon hanging, Muslims turn to Owaisi

By Saeed Naqvi

In the night of the tyrants,

Who calls my name from afar?

I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets.

Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn?

"Majrooh Sultanpuri"

I had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia editor of Blitz and journalist Olga Tellis, at the US Club in Cuff Parade, I tried to engage with my Muslim taxi driver. "How were Muslims reacting to the blasts."

Parliament logjam: Government to convene all-party meet on Monday

New Delhi : With parliament's current monsoon session almost washed out in the last two weeks, the Narendra Modi government said an all-party meeting would be convened on Monday to try and end the stalemate over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues.

"The government is always willing to find a reasonable way out of this impasse. We are ready for an all-party meeting," union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu told the media here on Friday.

Sex scandal accused gained from CM's influence: Congress

Bhopal : The Congress here on Friday alleged that a 2012 sex scandal accused turned government approver using his links with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra told media persons here that Manoj Nema, an accused in the 2012 Chandori sex scandal for which a case was registered in Varasivani police station, was facilitated as he was a friend of a relative of Chouhan.

Protests in Goa over grants for schools

Panaji: Parents of students demanding government grants for all schools with English as a medium of instruction on Friday held a protest in Goa, blocking major roads and creating traffic snarls across the state.

Currently Church-run schools, where the medium of instruction is in English, form the bulk of educational institutions which are entitled to government grants.

The agitation by Forum for Rights of Children's Education (FORCE) also resulted in criticism from legislators during the ongoing monsoon session of the Goa legislative assembly.