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Kashmiri youth protesting against militants' killing hoist Pakistan flag over CM's ancestral house

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In an incident that is likely to leave Kashmir’s ruling party People’s Democratic Party and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed red-faced, protestors hoisted the Pakistani flag on the Chief Minister’s ancestral home in Bijbehara earlier today.

Aamir Khan's remark has no factual basis, says Rijiju

New Delhi : Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday contradicted film star Aamir Khan's suggestion that there has been enough sense of "insecurity" in the society to make his family discuss the possibility of leaving India, saying the record shows otherwise.

"The record shows that the number of incidents of communal violence in country have come down since NDA came to power. Just to make a blatant statement that during NDA rule the country has become intolerant, it unnecessarily tarnishes the image of the country," said Rijiju, who is minister of state for home affairs.

Indian youth detained in Dubai for IS link

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi : At a time when Indian government has expressed concern over radicalisation of Indian youths towards Islamic State terror activities, Dubai police has claimed that it detains an Indian youth having credible IS link.

Dubai police claims Adnan Hasan Damudi, 33, allegedly a former SIMI member, to have acted as an online recruiter and propaganda agent for the IS.

चंपारण के बौद्ध धर्मावलम्बियों ने दिया विश्व शान्ति का सन्देश

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

चंपारण विश्व में फैली अशांति को लेकर बिहार के पश्चिम चम्पारण के बेतिया शहर में बौद्ध धर्म के अनुयायियों ने ‘बौद्ध धम्म संस्कार सम्मेलन’ का आयोजन कर विश्व शांति का पैग़ाम दिया.

इस सम्मेलन को संबोधित करते हुए डॉ. परमेश्वर भक्त ने कहा, ‘आधुनिक भौतिकवादी विकास युग से उत्पन्न आतंकवाद भावना को रसातल में ले जाना चाहता है, जिसमें मुक्ति के लिए बुद्ध दर्शन की आवश्यकता है.’

Separatist shutdown affects life in Srinagar

Srinagar : Normal life across the Kashmir valley was partially affected on Tuesday due to shutdown called by separatists to protest the killing of guerrillas in south Kashmir.

Private vehicles were plying on capital Srinagar's roads, but only partial public transport was seen in uptown and civil lines areas of the city. However, markets in old city remained closed.

Banks, post offices, schools and government offices were also impacted due to the strike in the city and other places in the Valley with reduced attendance due skeletal traffic availability.

Speaker asks MPs to 'behave decently' in winter session

New Delhi : Ahead of the winter session of parliament, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan wrote a letter to MPs, urging them to "behave decently".

"In ever aspect of life, we expect decent and sober behaviour from each other...," Mahajan said in the letter.

"As the speaker, can I expect from all of you that this highest symbol of democracy - Lok Sabha - which is also the temple of democracy, all of us will behave according to the accepted decency, so that the prestige and uprightness of parliament remains intact," the speaker said in the letter, which was written in Hindi.

Mobile phone-based alerts for pregnant women launched

Kolkata : A mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched here on Monday to help them stay healthy till delivery.

Called 'M-Health Service', the service requires the would-be mothers to register via a cellphone. Periodic text messages will convey to them necessary treatment details to take care of issues that crop up during pregnancy.

Modi government as 'terrible' as UPA, says AAP

New Delhi : The Narendra Modi government has proved "just as terrible" as the UPA regime it replaced, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Monday.

A resolution passed at its National Council meeting also dubbed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) strategy of "manufactured intolerance ... a grave threat to the Idea of India".

In its strongest ever attack on the Modi government, the AAP said people replaced in 2014 "the most corrupt government in Indian history with an alternative that promised development and good governance.

BJP slams Congress over Rahul Gandhi being with Imran Masood

Lucknow : The BJP on Monday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of siding with individuals known for making hate speeches and who have even been booked for the same and slammed the Congress party over it.

Soon after Rahul Gandhi was seen with Congress leader Imran Masood, the state Bharatiya Janata Party sought an explanation from the party on Masood's presence near Gandhi.

FTII students are not criminals, talk to them: Benegal

Panaji : Students are not criminals or crooks and should be engaged in dialogue, veteran award-winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal said on Monday.

He also questioned the students for their quantum of outrage against FTII chairman Gajendra Chauhan.

Benegal, who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an International Film Festival of India event in Panaji, said political ideology has no role to play in the discharge of duties of the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).