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UP elections: BJP going all out to claim Poorvanchal, the gateway to power

By Faisal Fareed,

Poorvanchal, the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh is referred as gateway to power at Lucknow. The reason being that it commands the highest number of seats-117-in nearly 28 districts.

With poor result in 2012, this time BJP has thrown all its weight behind conquering the region. From inducting ministers in cabinet to rolling out projects and rallies by senior leaders, Poorvanchal now remains first priority of the saffron brigade.

Centre not allowing Delhi government to work: AAP

New Delhi : Flaying the Centre for shunting out Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma, the AAP on Tuesday accused it of creating circumstances which don't let the AAP government to work in the capital.

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh told the media that ever since the AAP came to power in Delhi, officers who worked well had been removed by the Centre and replaced by those who do not even want to work.


People are against corruption, want progress: Modi

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked voters for reposing faith in the BJP after it fared well in different polls across the country and said the results suggest that people want "progress" and are against "corruption".

"Over the last few days, we have seen the results of various polls -- parliamentary, assembly and civic polls -- across India," Modi said in a series of tweets.

"Be it the Northeast, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat... the BJP has performed very well. I thank the people," he said.


Note ban is now voluntary income declaration scheme: AAP

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is issuing new "farman" every other day to cover up the failure of demonetisation, which has now become a "voluntary income declaration scheme", the AAP said on Tuesday.

AAP leader Dilip Pandey said touts earlier took commission to convert black money into white but now the government had begun an income declaration scheme where "black money hoarders" could get their money exchanged at 50 per cent commission legally.


Continue protests against demonetisation: CPI-M

New Delhi : The CPI-M on Tuesday hailed the "lakhs of people" for taking to the streets a day earlier against demonetisation but clarified that there never was a Bharat Bandh on Monday.

"The CPI-M greets the ... people who came onto the streets to protest against the attack on their livelihood and the burdens imposed upon the people through the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes," it said.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP had misleadingly called the national protest day on Monday as a 'Bharat Bandh'.


Modi tells BJP MPs, MLAs to submit bank transaction details

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told all BJP MPs and MLAs to provide details of their bank transactions between November 8 and December 31, informed sources said on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister's instruction came at a BJP Parliamentary Party meeting held here.

According to informed sources, Modi asked the BJP lawmakers to submit the details to party President Amit Shah.

The Prime Minister announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 and December 30 is the deadline for submitting the banned notes to banks.


उत्तर प्रदेश: शीला दीक्षित किसी भी सीट से नहीं लड़ेंगी चुनाव

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी : यूपी में आगामी विधानसभा चुनाव के मद्देनज़र अभी तक की सबसे बड़ी खबर कांग्रेस के खेमे से निकलती नज़र आ रही है. खबर है कि मुख्यमंत्री पद के लिए कांग्रेस की प्रत्याशी शीला दीक्षित आगामी विधानसभा चुनाव में किसी भी सीट से चुनाव नहीं लड़ेंगी.

‘अस्तित्व, अस्मिता और जनआन्दोलन’ के मुद्दे पर 2-4 दिसंबर को पटना में जमावड़ा

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पटना : जन आन्दोलनों का राष्ट्रीय समन्वय यानी एनएपीएम का 11 वां राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन 2-4 दिसंबर को पटना के ऐतिहासिक अंजुमन इस्लामिया हॉल में होने जा रहा है. इस अधिवेशन में देश के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में चल रहे जन आन्दोलनों से जुड़े संगठन और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता भाग लेंगे. देश भर के 250 से अधिक गैर-दलीय जन संगठन इससे जुड़े हैं.

Left-called strike affects rail-road traffic in Bihar

Patna : A strike call given by the Left parties and others on Monday to protest against the demonetisation decision of the Narendra Modi government evoked a mixed response in Bihar.

Although normal life was hit in some rural areas, urban areas in the state remained largely unaffected. Movement of trains was disrupted at some places.

Road traffic was affected in Bihar during the nation-wide 12-hour strike that started early on Monday morning, a senior police official said.


SC to hear plea to transfer Shahabuddin to Delhi jail

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea for transferring Mohammad Shahabuddin from Siwan district jail to Tihar Central Jail and his trial in Delhi, the apex court said on Monday.

The Supreme Court will also hear a plea for the handing over the cases of the RJD strongman to the Central Bureau of Investigaion.

The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy said this while senior counsel Shekhar Naphade appearing for Shahabuddin opposed the plea.