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ISIS not immediate threat in Kashmir: Deputy CM

Panaji : Terror group ISIS is not an immediate threat to Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said here on Thursday, and urged the media to ignore the waving of the ISIS flag by a mere "one or two people".

"There is no immediate threat (from the ISIS)," Nirmal Singh said, when asked about the terror group's activity in his state.

Nawazuddin ready to act in Hollywood

Mumbai : Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has made his mark in Bollywood with films like "Gangs of Wasseypur 2", "Kick", "Kahaani" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", to name a few, says he would love to be part of a Hollywood project, provided he lands a "performance-oriented" role.

Nawazuddin, whose movies are usually loved at international film festivals, was present at the success party of his latest film "Manjhi- The Mountain Man" here on Wednesday when he was asked about his Hollywood plans.

Congress accuses Kejriwal of using money power in DUSU polls

New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of using money power in the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls following his promises of higher education loans and free wi-fi in colleges.

The party termed them misuse of state machinery for political gains.

"It has become a habit of Arvind Kejriwal and his government, how to bend rules and talk of morality. The way the concert (DU Rock) was organised, it was like vitiating the whole atmosphere of the university," Congress leader Haroon Yusuf told news channel Times Now.

The burden of history: Aurangzeb to Abdul Kalam

By Wahidul Islam for

History cannot be repeated neither we can go back to time to check its credibility. We can demonise and discredit the people who will never come back to this world to defend. It is our will and conscience.

Neither greatness of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was less before the renaming of the Aurangzeb Road nor we can deny the fact that the latter was one of the most powerful rulers of India whose Kingdom was so strong that the mighty British were not able to shake it till many generations later.

बिहार में भाजपा : साधो घर में झगड़ा भारी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार में चुनाव से पहले ही भाजपा ने अपने रंग और तेवर दिखाने शुरू कर दिए हैं. पार्टी अपने सहयोगियों के साथ ही नहीं है. जो सहयोगी दल इस चुनावी महाभारत में भाजपा के साथ कंधे से कंधा जोड़कर खड़े हैं, पार्टी ने उन्हीं को खारिज कर दिया है. पार्टी की किसी भी प्रचार सामाग्री में सहयोगी दलों का दूर-दूर तक कोई ज़िक्र नहीं है.

यानी इरादा बेहद साफ़ है कि अगर चुनाव जीते तो सारा श्रेय भाजपा का. यहां तक कि सरकार में भी सिर्फ़ भाजपा ही भाजपा होगी और अगर बाज़ी हाथ से निकल गई तो कारण गिनाने के नाम पर कई कंधे तलाश लिए जाएंगे.

Bihar polls: SP quits Janata Parivar, to fight alone

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Thursday walked out of the Janata Parivar and decided to contest the Bihar elections on its own, a leader said here.

SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said: "We will fight the (Bihar) election independently and with our full might."

He said that they neither met BJP chief Amit Shah nor Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to their decision to leave the Janata Parivar.

To a query, Yadav said: "We will definitely meet the prime minister whenever there is an administrative need or for (financial assistance) for the state."

Soldier, four guerrillas killed in Kashmir

Srinagar : An Indian Army soldier and four guerrillas were killed in a night-long gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, an official said on Thursday.

"Security forces, including troops of the army's para regiment, Special Operations Group of state police (SOG) and CRPF, surrounded Vilgam (Handwara) village late Wednesday following information about a group of guerrillas hiding in the village," a police officer told IANS here.

Flood situation further worsens in Assam, 10 lakh people in 19 districts affected

Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam further deteriorated with 19 of the 32 districts of the state reeling under water. People in different places taking shelter in make-shift relief camps have complained of not having sufficient support from the state government.

The children have become highly vulnerable to diseases. Mothers’ have complained of not having sufficient number of baby foods and shelter materials.

MLA, ex-MP injured in the clashes during one-day strike in West Bengal

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: General strike called by seven Left trade unions affected the normal lives in all districts of West Bengal including Kolkata. There are reports of clashes between striking workers and ruling party workers in several places. The strike was part of nationwide one-day strike by workers to protest anti-worker policies of the government.

Shops in Kolkata closed supporting the strike. Suburban train services were disrupted due to railway stations blocked in several places.

तैयारियां पूरी, 7 दिनों के भीतर होगी बिहार चुनाव की घोषणा

By Staff Reporter,

पटना/नई दिल्ली: बिहार में विधानसभा चुनाव की तैयारियां मुकम्मिल हो चुकी हैं. सूत्रों के मुताबिक अब चुनाव आयोग अगले 7 दिनों के भीतर चुनाव की तारीखों का एलान कर देगा.

पहली अधिसूचना के ऐलान के दिन से चुनाव आयोग आमतौर पर तीन सप्ताह का अंतराल रखता है, लेकिन यह अंतराल चार सप्ताह का भी हो सकता है.

चुनाव आयोग की विज्ञप्ति के मुताबिक मंगलवार को बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव -2015 के सफल संचालन एवं क्रियान्वन हेतु चुनाव आयोग द्वारा राज्य के 12 जिलों के साथ वीडियो-कांफ्रेंसिंग के ज़रिए तैयारियों की समीक्षा की गई.