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India Politics

Trinamool expels Arabul Islam

Kolkata: Cracking the whip after intra-party factional clashes that left two dead in South Parganas district, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday expelled its controversial leader Arabul Islam for six years.

Announcing the decision, Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee told media persons that the stern disciplinary action showed that people accused of murder had no place in the party.

Government to give full list of foreign account holders Wednesday

New Delhi: The government will give the names of all Indian account holders in foreign banks to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here.

This follows the apex court's order Tuesday directing the government to reveal the account holders' names by Wednesday.

"Since the government had already given, on June 27, the entire list to the (apex court appointed) SIT (Special Investigation Team), it has no difficulty in giving it to the court and the entire list will be placed before it tomorrow (Wednesday morning)," Jaitley said.


SC frowns upon delay in Delhi government formation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday expressed its displeasure at the central government's tactics on delaying formation of a government in Delhi, even as it was told that the President has given consent to invite the BJP for the purpose.

"Just before every date of the hearing, some statement is made about the attempt being made for the formation of a government but why things are not being done well before the date of the hearing?" asked the Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu.


For Sikh survivors, Trilokpuri riots almost a repeat of 1984

New Delhi: Witness to the recent Hindu-Muslim clashes in east Delhi's Trilokpuri, Sikh victims of the 1984 riots living in the area experienced a sense of deja vu, reminding them of a time almost exactly 30 years ago to the day when their neighbours were mindlessly slaughtered by angry mobs.

“Though no one was injured (this time), the situation was similar to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots,” Harminder Singh, 73, told IANS.

He resides in Block 29, opposite Block 36 - which was the most affected during the riots, which killed 150 people in the area.

Devendra Fadnavis is known for keeping his word

By Quaid Najmi ,

Mumbai: Devendra G. Fadnavis, Maharashtra's new chief minister-to-be, is a down to earth man with RSS roots who became a BJP corporator when he was barely 22.

Now 44, Fadnavis is Maharashtra's youngest chief minister after Sharad Pawar, who was only 38 in 1978, and the second Brahmin to preside over the state's affairs after the Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi.

His colleagues in the Bharatiya Janata Party have high regard for Fadnavis, who, they say, keeps his word -- a rare trait in politics -- and has a sound understanding of business matters.


Devendra Fadnavis to be Maharashtra CM

Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis will be Maharashtra's new chief minister following his election as the leader of the BJP legislature party here Tuesday.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and party leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy, O.P. Mathur and J.P. Nadda were at the meeting where the newly elected 121 BJP legislators chose Fadnavis at the Maharashtra Legislature complex.

Hailing from Nagpur, Fadnavis, 44, pipped his mentor and central minister Nitin Gadkari to bag the coveted post. Publicly, however, Gadkari kept saying that he was not interested in becoming the chief minister.


BJP to elect new Maharashtra chief minister Tuesday

Mumbai: The stage is set for the election of the new chief minister of Maharashtra by the BJP here Tuesday.

A meeting of the newly-elected 121 legislators of the Bharatiya Janata party has been scheduled Tuesday afternoon to elect their new leader who would be the next chief minister.

Govind M. Rathod, a newly elected BJP legislator from Mudkhed in Nanded district, died Monday following a heart attack on a train en route to Mumbai.


SC frowns upon delay in Delhi government formation

Newr Delhi: Even as the Centre Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the President has given consent to invite the BJP to form the government in Delhi, the court expressed its displeasure and frowned upon the delaying tactics being adopted by the government.


Rajya Sabha poll process begins in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The electoral process for the Rajya Sabha polls for 10 seats from Uttar Pradesh has been initiated, officials said Tuesday.

As per the schedule, notification will be issued Nov 3, nominations can be submitted till Nov 10, and the last date of withdrawal is Nov 11. Voting will be held Nov 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counting of votes will be held Nov 24.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Rama Kant Pandey told IANS that the election schedule has been sent to concerned departments with directives to complete the process within the deadlines.


Official Delhi’s residence of Owaisi vandalized by Hindu Sena

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: On Sunday, October 26, the official residence of President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi was vandalized by alleged right wing Hindutva activists.