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SP bickering over pocketing loot of public money: Amit Shah

Lucknow : Amid the ongoing internal bickering in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the power struggle between the 'chacha-bhatija' (Shivpal Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav) was primarily for cornering the loot from the state coffers.

Shah, attending a rally organised by former Bahujan Samaj Party leader Swamy Prasad Maurya who has since joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, said all the central funds sent to the state for welfare schemes and development projects were pocketed by the uncle-nephew duo.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan arrested in sexual harassment case

New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amanatullah Khan was on Wednesday arrested after a sexual harassment complaint by his brother-in-law's wife, police said.

"We arrested Khan today (Wednesday). We had called him for questioning after his brother-in-law's wife filed a complaint," a senior police officer told IANS.

After his arrest, Khan, who represents Okhla constituency in south Delhi, took to Twitter and wrote: "Came here at (the) DCP office Sarita Vihar for general discussion. But they arrested me."

Satyashodhak OBC Council pays homage to Maharashtra radical thinker Prabodhankar Thakare

Video and text by Shiva Thorat,

Mumbai: Satyashodhak OBC Council paid homage to Prabodhankar Thakare (17 September 1885 – 20 November 1973), a rationalist who wrote against religious practices and the concept of God. The Council, established by Hanumant Upare, garlanded his statue located in Dadar.

आदिवासी बच्चों को उनकी जड़ों से अलग करते बस्तर के ये स्कूल

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

दंतेवाड़ा/सुकमा (छत्तीसगढ़) : बस्तर में चल रहे स्कूल ज्ञान के केंद्र होने के बजाय अज्ञान के कीड़े साबित होते जा रहे हैं. ऐसा मानना हमारा नहीं, बल्कि यहां रहने वाले आदिवासी मानते हैं. ज्ञान की रोशनी बिखेरनी वाले आदिवासी क्षेत्र के इन स्कूलों में शिक्षा के नाम पर बच्चों को भगवाकरण का टॉनिक पिलाया जा रहा है. ऐसा टॉनिक जो उन्हें समझदार इंसान व आदिवासियों का हमदर्द होने के बजाय अपने मां-बाप से नफ़रत करने वाला, बेहद ही कट्टर और रूढ़िवादी हाड़-मांस के टुकड़ों में तब्दील कर चुका है. और यह सब राज्य सरकार की शह पर हो रहा है.

Kejriwal figures in FIR, targets Modi

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his name was included in a FIR regarding alleged illegalities in the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

"Don't know why my name is in the FIR," the Aam Aadmi Party leader told reporters here. "Without the Prime Minister's approval, a Chief Minister's name doesn't comes in an FIR."

PDP-BJP regime in J&K undoing UPA's work, says Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday accused the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir of "undoing" the work done by the previous UPA government and said this had led to "emboldening of separatists and militants" in the valley.

"The current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) coalition has just managed to embolden the separatists, militants and Pakistani groups to disturb Kashmir," Congress leader R.P.N. Singh told reporters here.

Assam government warns all encroachers across the state

ArrayGuwahati : In a strong warning to all encroachers of government lands across the state, the BJP-led Assam government on Tuesday said that it is taking steps to remove all the encroachments in a phased manner.

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that after evicting three villages near the Kaziranga National Park, the government is now focusing on the illegal encroachments in Mayong area in Morigaon district.

Mulayam appoints Amar Singh SP general secretary

Lucknow : In a major decision that is set to further add to the ongoing turmoil in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav appointed Amar Singh as the national general secretary.

The appointment comes days after a bitter power struggle in the ruling party of the state, during which many including General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had made Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh the villain of the piece, holding him responsible for triggering the fight in the party.

Intense campaign on to free Waqf properties from mafia: Naqvi

New Delhi : The government has initiated an "intense campaign" to free Waqf properties grabbed by "Waqf mafia" in several states, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

"A campaign on a war footing has been started to free the Waqf properties from the clutches of mafia across the country so that these properties can be used for the welfare of the Muslim community and ensure their socio-economic and educational empowerment," he said.

Stop twisting history in school books: BJP to Tripura government

Agartala : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday organised a rally in Agartala, demanding among other things that the distortion of history be stopped in school curriculum in Left-ruled Tripura.

"The Left Front government in Tripura while preparing the syllabuses for the schools under the state government is distorting the facts of the Indian history, freedom struggle and freedom fighters," BJP's state President Biplab Deb told reporters here.