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Bihar cabinet nod for Patna Metro Rail project

Patna : The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday gave the long awaited nod to the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail Project, an official said.

"The DPR of the Patna Metro Rail project was approved in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The decision was much awaited," the official in the chief minister's office said.

The proposal on the Rs.16,960 crore project will now be sent for clearance to the union government.

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) last year submitted the DPR to the Bihar government.

Incumbent on us to maintain sanctity of constitution: President

New Delhi : The Indian constitution is an enduring document that reflects our aspirations and it is incumbent on those holding constitutional positions to maintain the sanctity of this sacred text, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.

"Our nation has grown from strength to strength since Independence. It is primarily due to our steadfast adherence to the principles enshrined in our constitution," he said at the inauguration of the 47th Conference of Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

निदा फ़ाज़ली, जिसकी कविता भी जैसे कोई जादू

महेंद्र कुमार 'सानी'

हालांकि किसी शायर को शहर का शायर, गांव का शायर या जनता का शायर जैसे खानों में विभाजित करना शायर के साथ अन्याय होगा. लेकिन समाज जब ख़ुद किसी शायर को अपना शायर कहने लगे तो ये किसी शायर के लिये सौभाग्य और सम्मान की बात होगी. 12 अक्टूबर 1938 को दिल्ली में जन्मे निदा फ़ाज़ली को समस्त हिन्दोस्तान की जनता ने स्वतः ही ये ख़िताब दिया है. विभाजन के बाद उनका परिवार पाकिस्तान हिज्रत कर गया मगर निदा फ़ाज़ली ने हिन्दोस्तान में ही रहना पसंद किया. ग्वालियर कॉलेज से M.A. किया और रोज़गार की तलाश में 1964 में मुम्बई चले आये.

Beaten by teacher, Bengal boy dies

Kolkata : A student of a residential school in West Bengal's Murshidabad district died on Tuesday after allegedly being beaten by teachers for indiscipline.

Two teachers were arrested in this connection, police said.

The incident occurred at the Al-Islamia Mission near Dak Bungalow More.

According to the police complaint, 12-year-old Shamim Malik was beaten mercilessly by the headmaster of the school Halif Sheikh and warden Liton Sheikh after the class eight student met his parents outside the school on Monday evening.

Harvard India Conference sees protests against Rohith Vemula's suicide

By TCN News,

Cambridge (USA): The 13th annual edition of the Harvard India conference saw protests against the death of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit research scholar who was suspended by the Hyderabad Central University, leading him to commit suicide on January 17.

BJP calls Samajwadi rule in UP a 'Mughal sultanate'

New Delhi : The BJP on Tuesday compared the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh to "Mughal sultanate", stressing lawlessness prevails.

The party's national secretary Shrikant Sharma addressed the media persons here in the context of a 10-year-old boy's killing on Sunday by a stray bullet from a gun fired allegedly by Samajwadi Party supporters in Shamli district to celebrate the party's win in zila panchayat elections.

A television crew which had gone to cover the incident was also attacked, beaten up and held hostage for hours.

Separatists call for shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Srinagar : A protest shutdown called by the separatists on the third death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Tuesday adversely affected life across the Kashmir Valley as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city.

Shops, public transport, and other business establishments remained closed here and all other major cities and towns in the Valley. Attendance in government offices, banks and post offices also ran thin because of non-availability of public transport.

'Equal participation in solar projects can empower women'

By Sahana Ghosh

Kolkata : Women in Indian villages can challenge patriarchy and discriminating gender roles if their participation in solar electricity projects, from planning, implementation to maintenance, is absolute and equal, Norwegian researchers contend.

Karina Standal and Tanja Winther from the Centre of Development and Environment, University of Oslo, examined in a recent study how introduction of electricity in new contexts (solar power) affected gender relations in rural communities in Uttar Pradesh in India and in Bamiyan in Afghanistan.

Economy of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh

By Amitava Mukherjee

Bangladesh is now at the crossroads.

The war crimes tribunals, set up to punish those who had committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971, have already sent to gallows three leading lights of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) -- Abdul Quader Mollah, Mohammed Qamruzzaman and Ali Ahsan Mujahid -- while death penalties have been awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, the chief of the JeI in Bangladesh. However, the Jamaat's enormous financial clout has created a dangerous situation for the Awami League-led government.

Former Nepali president Sushil Koirala dies

Kathmandu : Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala died late Monday. He succumbed to Pneumonia at 12.50 a.m, Koirala 's private secretary Atul Koirala told the Kathmandu Post.

Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Koirala was not able to attend formal events on Monday.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress postponed its electoral process prior to the General Convention, General Secretary Prakas Man Singh said.