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Former J&K militants' Pakistani wives hold protest

Srinagar : The Pakistani wives of many former militants who returned home under the state government's rehabilitation policy staged a protest in summer capital Srinagar Tuesday, alleging that the government has done nothing to help their families.

Dozens of women who came to the Valley along with their husbands who had gone across the border to obtain weapons training but returned home in response to the rehab policy for former militants announced by the state government, gathered at the Press Enclave in Srinagar threatening suicide if their demands were not met.


Poll campaigns in Maharashtra a family affair

By Quaid Najmi,

Mumbai : India's national election has not been only about parties and their candidates. Spouses, children, parents, relatives and friends are also slogging it out in the campaigns in Maharashtra.

Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari was accompanied by his family - his wife, sons and daughters-in-law - when he came to vote in Nagpur April 10.

Shivani, the 18-year-old daughter of Congress MP from Mumbai North Sanjay Nirupam, went a step ahead by leading a rally April 14 with thousands of youth, including many first-time voters.

Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam

Lucknow : Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced".

Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers would "become Azam Khan". He was speaking during election rallies in Shahabad and Rampur cities Monday.

Bismillah's crumbling birthplace: Testimony to broken promises in Bihar

By Imran Khan,

Dumraon (Bihar) : Jawaharlal Nehru had invited him to play at Delhi's Red Fort on India's Independence Day on Aug 15, 1947. The Indian government conferred on him its highest civilain award - the Bharat Ratna. But, eight years after shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan's death, his crumbling birthplace here is an abject lesson in how politicians break their promises once elections are over.


Rajnath meets Muslim clerics

By Staff Reporter,

Lucknow: Bhartiya Janta Party President Rajnath Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Lucknow today met top Muslim clerics of the city.

Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi

New Delhi : BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Monday said that a solution needed to be found to the Ram temple issue within the constitutional framework.

Interacting with women journalists at India Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Naqvi said also tried to shift responsibility of Babri mosque demolition in 1992 to then ruling Congress central government, saying it was responsible for monitoring the mosque site.

Modi ‘wave’ at India TV Studio, Editorial Director resigns in protest

By Staff Reporter,

New Delhi: Qamar Waheed Naqvi, Editorial Director of India TV has resigned in, purportedly in protest of a “staged interview,” with the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Rajat Sharma’s famous programme “Aap Ki Adalat.”

Kejriwal to start Varanasi campaign Tuesday

New Delhi : AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will begin campaigning against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi from Tuesday, his colleagues said Monday.

With senior colleagues including Sanjay Singh and Manish Sisodia already in the temple town, Kejriwal will reach Varanasi Tuesday after an overnight train journey from New Delhi.

“Though campaigning is already on in Varanasi, Arvind’s presence will boost the morale of party members,” a member of the AAP told IANS on phone from the Hindu holy city.

BJP will probe allegations against Robert Vadra: Naqvi

New Delhi : Asserting that the "corrupt will not be spared" once a BJP government comes to power, party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Monday that there will be a probe against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

"We will not spare the corrupt. Each one who has looted public money will be booked," Naqvi said during an interaction with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC).

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said they will probe into allegations against Vadra.

Curfew continues in Haryana town for third day

Gurgaon : Curfew clamped in Haryana's Punhana town to curb any flare-up between two communities following the killing of a youth continued for the third day Monday, police said.

Mewat district authorities had Saturday imposed curfew as a precautionary measure in Punhana, some 95 km from Gurgaon.

Tension escalated in the Meo-dominated region after a 22-year-old youth, Wajid, was found dead Friday night with bullet injuries.

Wajid, a resident of Nakanpur area of Punhana, was shot in the head, police said. His body was buried Saturday after post-mortem examination.