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Myanmar national arrested for helping terror group

New Delhi: A 55-year-old Myanmar national who had been living in India illegally for 40 years has been arrested here for assisting the HuJI terrorist group, police said on Tuesday.

Shaik Noor was taken into custody on August 21 from his residence at Abul Fazal Enclave in south Delhi.

Under the garb of selling Muslim skull caps, Noor used to facilitate members of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said.


BJP to contest 170 seats in Bihar

Bhagalpur (Bihar): A day after two of its allies said seat sharing in Bihar must conclude within a week, a BJP leader announced on Tuesday that his party will contest 170 of the 243 assembly seats.

"The BJP will contest nearly 170 seats, there is no question of anything less than that," Ashwani Kumar Choubey, an MP and a former minister, said here.

Government has vitiated political atmosphere, Modi an autocrat: Jairam Ramesh

By Prashant Sood,

New Delhi: The country's political atmosphere has been vitiated by the "confrontationist attitude" of the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an "autocrat" who is not making efforts to reach out to the opposition, Congress leader and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has said.

Ramesh also slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks about "indirectly elected" Rajya Sabha holding up reform proposals passed by the "directly-elected" Lok Sabha.

Manjhi elected HAM's president, resigns from JD-U

Patna: Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha's leader, was elected national president of the party after resigning on Tuesday from the primary membership of the JD-U and from the Bihar assembly.

"Manjhi has formally resigned from JD-U's primary membership and as a legislator. He was unanimously elected national president of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) in a meeting of the national executive here," HAM's spokesperson Danish Rizwan said here.

Mangaluru: Muslim youth stripped, tied and thrashed by Bajrang Dal for travelling with woman

By TCN News,

Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, over a dozen activists swearing allegiance to a saffron outfit assaulted a Muslim youth in broad daylight in the heart of the city on Monday, for allegedly travelling in a vehicle with a woman belonging to another community.

मदरसा शिक्षक आंदोलन : नितीश कुमार के गले की हड्डी

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,,

पटना: सोमवार को पटना के गर्दनी बाग का इलाक़ा ‘नितीश कुमार मुर्दाबाद’ के नारों से गूँज उठा. नौबत लाठीचार्ज तक आ गई. लेकिन कुछ लोगों के सूझ-बूझ से स्थिति नियंत्रण में आई. फौरन सरकारी अधिकारी हाज़िर हुए. प्रदर्शनकारियों को काफी समझाने की कोशिश की गई लेकिन प्रदर्शनकारी किसी भी बात को मानने के लिए बिलकुल तैयार नहीं हुए. वे सड़कों को जाम करके बैठ गए. यहां तक कि अचानक तेज़ बारिश भी उनके हौसलों को पस्त नहीं कर सकी बल्कि उनके जोश में और इज़ाफ़ा हो गया.

Bhupathi-Sania to team up against Leader and partner in Kolkata

Kolkata: Indian tennis aces Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza will team up against compatriot Leander Paes and his fancied partner at an exhibition mixed doubles match 'Tennis Masters 2015' here on November 25.

Fresh from winning his 16th Grand Slam at Wimbledon last month partnering Swiss star Martina Hingis to the mixed doubles title, local boy Paes would either pair up with Hingis or Slovak Daniela Hantuchova at the Netaji Indoor stadium.

Political parties not covered by RTI act, Centre tells SC

New Delhi: The central government on Monday told the Supreme Court that political parties were not covered under RTI as they were not public authorities and any attempt to bring them under the transparency law was fraught with dangers of misuse with "malicious intention" of thwarting their "smooth internal working".

"During the enactment of the RTI Act, it was never visualised or considered to bring the political parties within the ambit of the said (RTI) Act," the government said in its affidavit.

Gogoi to ask Centre for Rs.500 crore over flood damage

Guwahati: Assam will seek financial assistance of Rs.500 crore from the central government to repair the damage caused by the current wave of floods that has affected 18 districts in the state and over 6.5 lakh people, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

He said the flood situation has been improving in the state gradually.

"As of now, 1,071 villages in 14 districts are reeling under floods... flood waters have started receding in most of the places," Gogoi told newsmen on Monday.

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