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CPI-ML to back Kejriwal against Modi in Varanasi

Patna : The CPI-ML has decided to support Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Arvind Kejriwal who is contesting the Lok sabha polls against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

"Our party would extend support to AAP's Kejriwal in Varanasi against Modi," CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said Friday.

Bhattacharya told IANS here that the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) had decided to support Kejriwal to ensure the defeat of Modi from Varanasi.

India: Non vegetarian majority with a vegetarian ruling class?

By Saeed Naqvi,

The Hindu newspaper, which has its main office in Chennai, has asked its employees not to bring non vegetarian food to the dining room because the smell offends vegetarian members of the staff.

Is it an illiberal step? In the times we live, dietary restriction, or license, would be the wrong measure to gauge liberalism in a newspaper office.

Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi

Patna : Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

"I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi," said Noor, who is president of Ram India, a newly floated political outfit.

Mehbooba Mufti charges NC with village headman's killing

Srinagar : Mehbooba Mufti, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Friday accused the ruling National Conference (NC) of the murder of a PDP village headman who was gunned down in south Kashmir's Pulwama district Thursday.

Addressing a media conference in summer capital Srinagar Friday, Mehbooba Mufti who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from south Kashmir's Anantnag constituency said: "Yesterday (Thursday) at 2.30 p.m. Farooq Abdullah said in a statement if he had bombs and guns he would target PDP leaders as they deserved to be taught a lesson.

Guerrillas kill sarpanch in Kashmir

Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas killed a sarpanch (village headman) in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Thursday, an official said Friday.

A senior police officer told IANS: "Militants fired at Sarpanch Muhammad Amin Pandit in Gulzarpora (Awantipora) village outside his residence yesterday (Thursday) evening.

"He succumbed to critical injuries although he was immediately shifted to hospital.

Poll panel allows Amit Shah to resume campaign

New Delhi: The Election Commission Thursday allowed BJP leader Amit Shah, a close aide of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, to resume campaign in Uttar Pradesh after he promised not to use derogatory language or do anything violative of the poll code.

Despite ‘good work’ Congress MP might face drubbing in Bareilly

By M Reyaz,,

Bareilly: In one of the streets of Bareilly, young men, who appear to be the workers of different political parties – are sitting side by side, with flags of their respective affiliations – Samajwadi Party and the Congress – and enjoying some light moments. To an outsider, this would appear to pointing to some ‘fixed match’ between the Congress and the SP. The fixed match, no doubt, was there, except that the winner here was the BJP.

Apex Court modifies order to the benefit of Jamia in land acquisition

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In an Okhla village land case (Suit No.2/14) pertaining to the State of Uttar Pradesh v/s Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, the Hon'ble Supreme Court has modified the maintenance of status quo that will facilitate the process of acquisition of about 107 bighas and 7 biswas of prime land to the benefit of Jamia Millia Islamia.


Fighting communalism through social service

By Faisal Khan,

We strongly believe that we can’t fight with communalism only through seminars, symposiums and long discussions in the groups specially those holding the same ideology as us. For the social service in the truest sense, the society at large must be faced in the field itself.

Maharashtra government is negligent towards states’ Wakf board

By A. Mirsab,,

Mumbai: In their 40 page manifesto Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has assured many things for minority such as their party shall continue scholarship scheme to minority students and shall increase fund to Maulana Azad Foundation. The party also assured that they shall look into providing reservations in jobs to Muslims and to work on Justice Rangnath Mishra’s suggestions regarding Muslim community. One more catching assurance in their manifesto is that the party shall help in protection of states’ Wakf property.