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Assam government will work to tackle illegal immigration: Sonowal

New Delhi: The new BJP-led government in Assam will give top priority to finding a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into the north-eastern state, BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal has said.

"The sealing of borders with Bangladesh will get top priority," Sonowal, who was elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, said in an interview to ETV.

He said the issue of "identity crisis" in Assam vis-a-vis bona fide citizens of India and infiltrators from Bangladesh was a matter of concern.

BJP-RSS national leadership behind Kerala violence: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP-RSS' national leadership is behind the organised violence unleashed against the CPI-M in Kerala, said top party leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday.

Addressing reporters here after a party meeting, Balakrishnan, who is state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), claimed that this organised attack against the party here and in Delhi was a planned one.

Modi Government’s development plans systematically erasing Tribal identity

By Rajaraman Sundaresan for,

Mission Mukhyamantri: BJP has task cut out in UP

By Mohit Dubey

Lucknow: The question is ringing loud and clear. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has Sarbananda Sonowal in Assam. But what about Uttar Pradesh?

With several faces jostling in the BJP landscape for the UP top job, the party has a task cut out: to choose the right chief ministerial face for the 2017 assembly election. Assam has shown the way: the right one can win the election for the party. And the BJP leadership understands it all too well.

Verdict 2016: How did the Urdu Dailies report Assembly poll results?

By Mahtab Alam for

While there is a lot of discussion happening around on how ‘Muslim voters’ polled in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states, there is hardly any talk of how Urdu (and Hindi) newspapers reported these results. As Hindi is not the primary language for the non-Muslim population of these areas, so too is Urdu not the primary language of the Muslims in these states.

NIA arrests alleged Indian Mujahideen operative Abdul Wahid Siddibapa

New Delhi: An alleged senior operative of the banned organization Indian Mujahideen was arrested when he flew in here on Friday after being deported from Dubai, officials said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took into custody Abdul Wahid Siddibapa at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Siddibapa, a resident of Maqdoom colony in Bhatkal in Karnataka, was wanted on charges of conspiring to stage terror attacks at various places in India.

'Sadhvi can go bathe in Kumbha mela, but my son can’t be moved out of solitary confinement?’ questions mother of 26/11 accused

By Special Correspondent,,

Mumbai: The mother of Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, an accused in 26/11 Mumbai attacks has reacted sharply to the fulfillment of Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s demand of being taken out of prison for making bathe in the Simhastha Kumbh Mela after she sat on hunger strike. Ansari’s mother questioned if there is different law to deal with his son whose demand to move him out of solitary confinement was never considered during the last 40 months.

120 Muslim lawmakers elected in five state Assemblies in India: Can't elected Muslims exhibit leadership qualities, become leaders in true sense?

Over 120 Muslims have been elected as MLAs in the recent Assembly elections.

The five states that went to polls included Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

It was an election to elect 822 members of legislative assemblies [MLAs] in these states.

India has around 14-15% Muslim population. However, three of these states that went to poll had a much higher percent.

Assam has around 37% Muslims, West Bengal has 29% and Kerala has 27%. Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have nearly 6% each.

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अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

पटना: बिहार में नीतिश-लालू सरकार के छः महीने पूरे हो चुके हैं. लेकिन इस छोटी अवधि में ही नीतिश और लालू की दोस्ती धीरे-धीरे खटाई में पड़ती दिखायी दे रही है.

बिहार बना नशाखोरों का नर्क, शराब के बाद गुटखे-पान मसाले पर पाबंदी

फहमिना हुसैन,

पटना: बिहार में नीतिश सरकार द्वारा लिए जा रहे कदमों को देखते हुए लग रहा है कि राज्य सरकार किसी भी सूरत में अपने मतदाताओं को खफ़ा नहीं करना चाह रही है. शराब पर पूरी पाबंदी के बाद बिहार सरकार ने अब गुटखे व पान मसालों पर लगे प्रतिबन्ध को एक साल के लिए बढ़ा दिया है.