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Crowds cheer Modi in tribal Gujarat, but silent to other BJP leaders

Limkheda (Gujarat) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shed all security and proceeded in an open vehicle from the helipad, waving at the cheering crowds at his rally in this Gujarat tribal town and sought to invoke Gujarati pride by noting a local lad had come to meet them on his birthday.

However, the event also saw a continuous trickle of people leaving the venue.

Lalu prefers Nitish over Rahul as next PM candidate

Patna : A section of Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance, comprising JD-U, RJD and Congress, has disapproved of the projection of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as the likely prime ministerial candidate in the next parliamentary election.

Barely a month after the state presidents of the three constituents of the Grand Alliance publicly differed over the next prime ministerial candidate, this time RJD chief Lalu Prasad has backed the candidature of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the young scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family.


Has any previous PM ever spent birthday among disabled: Modi in Gujarat

Navsari (Gujarat) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking his 66th birthday in the presence of over 11,000 disabled people here, asked if any of his predecessors had ever marked an occasion like this.

The Prime Minister's birthday celebration in the agricultural city of south Gujarat marked world records for the most number of people fitted with hearing aids, differently-abled provided with kits and a logo formation through wheelchairs.

Ansari calls on Venezuelan President

New Delhi : Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit being hosted by the South American nation.

"Warmer ties with Venezuela. VP Ansari calls on President Nicoals Maduro Moros in his first engagement in Venezuela," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders.

Ansari is leading the Indian delegation at the 17th NAM Summit being held at the Venezuelan island of Margarita on September 17-18.

Kejriwal government misusing public funds: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday demanded that an FIR be lodged by the CBI against persons in the Aam Aadmi Party government responsible for siphoning off public funds for private purposes.

Addressing a press conference here, Congress Delhi Chief Ajay Maken said that the amount being used for advertising under the AAP government's tenure in Delhi has increased 14.5 times as compared to previous governments.

The Congress also accused the Arvind Kejriwal government of misusing public funds for "political activities of the Aam Aadmi Party".


Failure of governance - from Kashmir to Karnataka

By Amulya Ganguli

Be it Kashmir or Karnataka, poor governance has been responsible for making a bad situation worse.

Such administrative lapses are true of minor incidents of lawlessness as well like the antics of the "gau rakshaks" or the cow vigilantes, who have been running amok from Mewat in Haryana to Bengaluru in Karnataka.

Similarly, the inept rulers have let down Delhi at a time of dengue and chikungunya outbreaks.

बिजनौर : ‘वो अचानक घर में घुसे… और फिर सबकुछ ख़त्म हो गया’

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

Rajnath, Gadkari lay foundation of outer ring road project in Lucknow

ArrayLucknow : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the Lucknow MP, laid the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 5,000 outer ring road project for the state capital on Friday.

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari was also present on the occasion.

The civil cost for this project is Rs 2,555 crore and the 94-km-long road would be linked to the Sultanpur, Nagram, Rae Bareli, Kanpur, Mohan, Hardoi, Sitapur, Kursi and Dewa roads along with the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

‘जिग्नेश मेवाणी की गुजरात पुलिस द्वारा ‘अवैध हिरासत’ लोकतंत्र की हत्या है’ Staff Reporter

नई दिल्ली : ऊना दलित अत्याचार लड़त समिति के संयोजक जिग्नेश मेवाणी को दिल्ली से लौटते हुए गुजरात पुलिस द्वारा हिरासत में लिए जाने की ख़बर है. इस ‘अवैध हिरासत’ को लखनऊ की सामाजिक संगठन रिहाई मंच ने लोकतंत्र की हत्या क़रार देते हुए तत्काल इस दलित आंदोलन के नेता की रिहाई की मांग की है.

BJP promotes mobile app ahead of PM visit to Gujarat

Ahmedabad : With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set for a two-day visit to Gujarat from Friday evening, the ruling BJP leadership is busy promoting a mobile app to enable supporters to connect with him to wish him on his birthday on September 17.

The ruling party aims to rope in at least five lakh people to upload the app.

The aggressive promotion of the app comes in the backdrop of a flop BJP programme in Surat recently when Patel youngsters disrupted a show of strength in the presence of party president Amit Shah amid the simmering Patidar and Dalit agitations.