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Islamic school in Britian gives students anti-IS classes

London : An Islamic school in Britain is holding classes for students as young as 11 years old in order to help them recognise violent propaganda to prevent jihadis from grooming them online.

More than 600 students aged between 11 and 16 attend the Al-Hira Educational and Cultural Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire, each week for weekend and evening classes on the Quran and anti-Islamic State (IS) for the last eight months, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.

गरीब और बेबस समाज के आईने में स्मार्ट सिटी योजना

जावेद अनीस

पिछले साल केंद्र सरकार द्वारा शहरी विकास के लिए 3 नए मिशन ‘अटल नवीकरण और शहरी परिवर्तन मिशन (अमृत)’, ‘सभी के लिए आवास मिशन’ और बहुचर्चित ‘स्मार्ट सिटी मिशन’ की शुरुआत करते हुए इन्हें शहरी भारत का कायाकल्प करने वाली परियोजनाओं तौर पर पेश किया गया था. इनके तहत 500 नए शहर विकसित करने, 100 स्मार्ट शहर और 2022 तक शहरी क्षेत्रों में सभी आवास उपलब्ध कराने का लक्ष्य रखा गया है.

'Girri should sit on hunger strike for 20 days'

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Monday took a dig at BJP MP Mahesh Girri and said that the lawmaker must sit on hunger strike for 20 days.

"Mahesh Girri should sit on hunger strike for 20 days. Arvind (Kejriwal) sat for 15 days," Ashutosh tweeted.

"Arvind is diabetic. He sat on hunger protest twice for 15 days. Mahesh Giri should definitely sit on hunger dharna (strike) for at least three weeks."

The AAP leader further said, "Those who are murder accused they don't sit on dharna but are interrogated and arrested."

Andhra police officer's bit to promote yoga

Kurnool : A top police officer in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district has come out with an album to encourage people to practise yoga.

Ake Ravi Krishna, the Superintendent of Police of Kunrool, released the album on the eve of the World Yoga Day.

As someone who has been practising yoga for several years, the Indian Police Service (IPS) believes the age old discipline can help one overcome stress and contribute to healthy living.

Veterans clash at CPI-M conclave

New Delhi : A major clash between members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the "Bengal brigade" broke out at the three-day central committee meet of the party here where veterans also exchanged heated words over the party's poll debacle in West Bengal.

At the meeting, Surjyakanta Mishra, former Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, was charged with being "architect of the massive electoral defeat" for the party and "embarrassment" for his insisting for the alliance with the Congress.

Bihar toppers scam: Former board chairman, wife arrested

Patna : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested Bihar School Examination Board's former chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife Usha Sinha from Varanasi, in connection with Class 12 toppers' scam, police said.

Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj, who is heading the SIT, confirmed the arrests.

"Both will be brought to Patna on Monday itself and police will interrogate them," Maharaj said.

Tension in Jammu village over use of loudspeakers

Jammu : Tension gripped a village in Jammu region's Poonch district on Monday as members of one community tried to prevent use of loudspeakers by the other community.

Members of the majority Muslim community reportedly objected to the use of loudspeakers in a Hindu temple in Jhulas village.

Police said youth led by a local woman tried to intervene physically to prevent the use of the loudspeaker by temple management, but their entry was resisted after which the members of the two communities started sloganeering against each other in the village.

Those who have nothing to do with Lord Ram using his name: Lalu

Patna : Attacking the BJP, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday said saying that those who have nothing to do with Lord Ram have been repeatedly using his for their vested interests.

"They have nothing to do with Lord Ram but repeadly using name of Ram for vested interest," he said, without naming the BJP, at Hindu saint Morari Bapu's Ram Katha here.

Attending the Ram Katha on the saint's invitation, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief lauded the Hindu deity.

"Ram's story is our legacy and part of age old culture," he said.

Katheria calls for saffronisation of education

Lucknow/New Delhi : In remarks that are likely to stoke controversy, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Ram Shankar Katheria has said that "if saffronisation of education was good for the country, it would happen".

Katheria made the remarks on Saturday at a function in Lucknow University.

"Reporters told us that some people are saying that our government is saffronising education in the country. I am saying that saffronisation will definitely take place in both education and in the country.

BJP MP Girri sits on protest outside Kejriwal's residence

New Delhi : BJP MP Mahesh Girri on Sunday sat on protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after the AAP leader did not take up his challenge of "open debate" over his allegations concerning murder of NDMC official M.M. Khan.

After Kejriwal had written to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, accusing him of trying to shield Girri and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) vice-chairman Karan Singh Tanwar in the murder case,
Girri had dared Kejriwal to a public debate over the allegations levelled against him.