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Aamir Khan's remark has no factual basis, says Rijiju

New Delhi : Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday contradicted film star Aamir Khan's suggestion that there has been enough sense of "insecurity" in the society to make his family discuss the possibility of leaving India, saying the record shows otherwise.

"The record shows that the number of incidents of communal violence in country have come down since NDA came to power. Just to make a blatant statement that during NDA rule the country has become intolerant, it unnecessarily tarnishes the image of the country," said Rijiju, who is minister of state for home affairs.

चंपारण के बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बियों ने दिया विश्व शान्ति का सन्देश

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

चंपारण विश्व में फैली अशांति को लेकर बिहार के पश्चिम चम्पारण के बेतिया शहर में बौद्ध धर्म के अनुयायियों ने ‘बौद्ध धम्म संस्कार सम्मेलन’ का आयोजन कर विश्व शांति का पैग़ाम दिया.

इस सम्मेलन को संबोधित करते हुए डॉ. परमेश्वर भक्त ने कहा, ‘आधुनिक भौतिकवादी विकास युग से उत्पन्न आतंकवाद भावना को रसातल में ले जाना चाहता है, जिसमें मुक्ति के लिए बुद्ध दर्शन की आवश्यकता है.’

Separatist shutdown affects life in Srinagar

Srinagar : Normal life across the Kashmir valley was partially affected on Tuesday due to shutdown called by separatists to protest the killing of guerrillas in south Kashmir.

Private vehicles were plying on capital Srinagar's roads, but only partial public transport was seen in uptown and civil lines areas of the city. However, markets in old city remained closed.

Banks, post offices, schools and government offices were also impacted due to the strike in the city and other places in the Valley with reduced attendance due skeletal traffic availability.

Speaker asks MPs to 'behave decently' in winter session

New Delhi : Ahead of the winter session of parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to MPs, urging them to "behave decently".

"In ever aspect of life, we expect decent and sober behaviour from each other...," Mahajan said in the letter.

"As the speaker, can I expect from all of you that this highest symbol of democracy - Lok Sabha - which is also the temple of democracy, all of us will behave according to the accepted decency, so that the prestige and uprightness of parliament remains intact," the speaker said in the letter, which was written in Hindi.

Modi government as 'terrible' as UPA, says AAP

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government has proved "just as terrible" as the UPA regime it replaced, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Monday.

A resolution passed at its National Council meeting also dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) strategy of "manufactured intolerance ... a grave threat to the Idea of India".

In its strongest ever attack on the Modi government, the AAP said people replaced in 2014 "the most corrupt government in Indian history with an alternative that promised development and good governance.

BJP slams Congress over Rahul Gandhi being with Imran Masood

Lucknow : The BJP on Monday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of siding with individuals known for making hate speeches and who have even been booked for the same and slammed the Congress party over it.

Soon after Rahul Gandhi was seen with Congress leader Imran Masood, the state Bharatiya Janata Party sought an explanation from the party on Masood's presence near Gandhi.

FTII students are not criminals, talk to them: Benegal

Panaji : Students are not criminals or crooks and should be engaged in dialogue, veteran award-winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal said on Monday.

He also questioned the students for their quantum of outrage against FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan.

Benegal, who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an International Film Festival of India event in Panaji, said political ideology has no role to play in the discharge of duties of the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Kerala students’ body starts campaign to get EFLU to revise decision of cancelling off-campus centre

By Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) student’s wing, Muslim Students Federation (MSF), has launched a campaign to ask the Hyderabad-based English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) to revise its decision of cancelling the plans of starting an off-campus centre in Malappuram. The ‘send a mail, save EFLU’ campaign kick started in various districts of Kerala with an aim to press the authorities to take favourable action in this regard.

Kerala Government ask employees to get sanction before performing literary, artistic activities

By Staff Reporter,

Fascivadi Virodhi Manch launched in Delhi

By TCN News

Delhi: About 95 activists, writers of various religious and democratic groups along with individuals came together on Wednesday, November 18, to form the Fascivadi Virodh Manch in Delhi to counter the onslaught of fascist forces perpetrating all walks of the society.