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ABVP 'banned' in Jammu based Educational Institutes’

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Jammu: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliated student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has been banned from holding any activity or event in almost all the educational institutes of Jammu division of J&K state, reported newspaper, The Tribune.

The ban on ABVP comes in the back drop of BJP sharing power with PDP in the state.

Assam government will work to tackle illegal immigration: Sonowal

New Delhi: The new BJP-led government in Assam will give top priority to finding a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into the north-eastern state, BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal has said.

"The sealing of borders with Bangladesh will get top priority," Sonowal, who was elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, said in an interview to ETV.

He said the issue of "identity crisis" in Assam vis-a-vis bona fide citizens of India and infiltrators from Bangladesh was a matter of concern.

BJP-RSS national leadership behind Kerala violence: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP-RSS' national leadership is behind the organised violence unleashed against the CPI-M in Kerala, said top party leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday.

Addressing reporters here after a party meeting, Balakrishnan, who is state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), claimed that this organised attack against the party here and in Delhi was a planned one.

Kiran Bedi appointed Puducherry Lt. Governor

New Delhi: BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was on Sunday appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique here said.

"The President of India is pleased to appoint Kiran Bedi to be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry with effect from the date she assumes charge," it said.

The Congress-DMK alliance returned to power in the union territory after the May 16 elections to the 30-member assembly.

Modi Government’s development plans systematically erasing Tribal identity

By Rajaraman Sundaresan for,

Mission Mukhyamantri: BJP has task cut out in UP

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow: The question is ringing loud and clear. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has Sarbananda Sonowal in Assam. But what about Uttar Pradesh?

With several faces jostling in the BJP landscape for the UP top job, the party has a task cut out: to choose the right chief ministerial face for the 2017 assembly election. Assam has shown the way: the right one can win the election for the party. And the BJP leadership understands it all too well.

BJP protests at CPI-M office over worker's killing in Kerala

New Delhi: Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists on Sunday demonstrated here against the killings of their colleagues in Kerala allegedly by the Communist Party of India-Maxist (CPI-M) workers.

"Our protest is against the killings and harassment of BJP workers in Kerala. We are being targeted there very often. Rising crime against BJP workers should immediately be stopped in Kerala," Delhi BJP's media coordinator Praveen Shankar Kapoor told IANS.

RJD issues show cause notice to MP for attacking Nitish

May: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday issued a show cause notice to Lok Sabha member Mohammad Taslimuddin for repeatedly attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over rising crime in the state, party officials said.

A day after Taslimuddin said his party should walk out of the ruling Ggrand Alliance with the Janata Dal-Unietd (JD-U) and the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal issued notice to him asking to explain within ten days why disciplinary action should not be taken against him.

Kiran Bedi appointed Puducherry Lt. Governor

New Delhi: BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has been appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communque said on Sunday.

"The President of India has been pleased to appoint Ms. Kiran Bedi, to be the Lt. Governor of Puducherry with effect from the date she assumes charges of her office," it said.

Modi calls for protection of environment

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for protection of the environment and said conservation of water and forests was people's responsibility.

"Let us pledge to conserve every drop of water. Even if a single drop of water is wasted, it should hurt us," Modi said in his 21st radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Citing examples from states including Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the prime minister said: "So many states have undertaken wonderful efforts to mitigate the drought. This is cutting across party lines."