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Jain community protests ban on religious fast to death

Jaipur/Lucknow/Bhopal: Thousands of Jain community members took to the streets on Monday in various parts of the country to protest against a Rajasthan High Court (HC) ruling earlier this month declaring 'Santhara' or a fast-unto-death religious practice followed by the community for years, as "unconstitutional".

Naga peace accord will help entire northeast: Modi

New Delhi: Acknowledging the role of previous governments in the peace process in Nagaland, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hoped that the successful talks with the NSCN-IM will pave the way for development in the entire northeast.

Gogoi to ask Centre for Rs.500 crore over flood damage

Guwahati: Assam will seek financial assistance of Rs.500 crore from the central government to repair the damage caused by the current wave of floods that has affected 18 districts in the state and over 6.5 lakh people, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

He said the flood situation has been improving in the state gradually.

"As of now, 1,071 villages in 14 districts are reeling under floods... flood waters have started receding in most of the places," Gogoi told newsmen on Monday.

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Nationwide campaign to demand repeal of draconian UAPA

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LJP, RLSP miffed over delay in finalising seats

Patna: The LJP and RLSP on Monday expressed their unhappiness over delay in finalisation of seats for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections, saying the BJP must contest only 102 of the 243 seats and leave 141 for its three allies.

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) expressed discomfort with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders' slogan -- "Abki bar Bhajpa sarkar", saying it was wrong to raise such a slogan as the next government would be formed by BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Justice M.L. Tahaliyani, who awarded death to Kasab, is Maharashtra Lokayukta

Mumbai: Retired Bombay High Court judge Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani, who was hailed for his exemplary conduct of the trial of hanged terrorist M. Ajmal Amir Kasab, was sworn-in as Maharashtra's new Lokayukta on Monday.

He was also praised as "a true flag-bearer of the rule of of law in this country".

He was sworn-in by Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at a function in Raj Bhavan attended by top dignitaries including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, judges of various courts, ministers and Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

Tripura CM meets Kejriwal

New Delhi:Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday met his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss centre-state relations.

A Delhi government official said: "Sarkar was positive about the upcoming chief minister's conclave on the federal structure to be organised by the AAP."

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also present at the meeting at the Delhi secretariat.

The Aam Aadmi Party will organise a chief minister's conclave on centre-state relations in September.

भाजपा-संघ का बिहार गेम-प्लान

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पटना: राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ ने बिहार में मोदी की नाव पार लगाने की ठान ली है. संघ के स्वयंसेवक बिहार के हर ज़िले के हर ब्लॉक तक पहुंच चुके हैं. मक़सद सिर्फ एक है, बिहार में भाजपा की सरकार बनवाने के खातिर अधिक से अधिक संख्या में दलितों, पिछड़ा वर्ग व युवाओं को हिन्दुत्व के नाम पर पार्टी के साथ जोड़ना व भाजपा के समर्थकों को पोलिंग बूथ तक ले जाना और अनंतः बिहार की सत्ता पर क़ाबिज़ होना. इसके लिए संघ के लोकल काडर को सीधे तौर पर नागपुर से इस बाबत आदेश दिए जा चुके हैं.

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu region

Jammu: The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at the Indian positions overnight on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region, a defence spokesman said.

"The Pakistani Army used 60 mm mortars and automatics to target our positions in Balakote sector of Poonch district yesterday (Sunday)," defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

"The Pakistan shelling and firing started at 7 p.m. and continued till 7.10 p.m. Our troops responded effectively and appropriately," he added.