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Quality education is imperative in India: Ansari

Aligarh : Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said that in today's India where the operative slogan is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', educational progress starting with quality elementary, secondary and skills education is imperative if all segments of society have to be together.

AAP government committed to provide housing to poor: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi : Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that his government is committed to provide homes to people belonging to poor sections of society.

"It is my endeavour to provide housing to the economically weaker sections of society, with all civic amenities. We aim to resettle the homeless so that no one is without shelter," Jain told reporters while inspecting the land sites acquired by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) for constructing housing for the poor.

Former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh arrested

New Delhi : Former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, whose abusive remarks against BSP chief Mayawati caused an outcry, was arrested on Friday in Bihar after being on the run for days, police said.

Singh was arrested by a joint team of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and the Bihar Police from Chini Mill area in Buxar.

Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma told IANS, "He was arrested around 12 p.m. when he was roaming around in the Chini Mill area of the city."

"The STF team had leads about his position following surviellence," the officer added.

Atrocities on Dalits have increased under Modi regime: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow : Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over increasing attacks on Dalits and price rise, and accused him of failing to fulfil the aspirations of the people.

Taking part in 'Udghosh' -- a first of its kind interactive session with party workers in the state -- Gandhi said BJP-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat have witnessed violence against Dalits and the oppressed but the Prime Minister was mum on these incidents.

Two more arrested in Una case, 24 now in custody

Ahmedabad : The Gujarat Police on Friday arrested two more persons for flogging four Dalit youngsters in Una on July 11, taking the total number of arrests to 24.

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had entrusted the CID Crime Branch to take up the case 10 days ago. It immediately picked up eight persons.

Earlier, the local police in Una had nabbed 16 persons, who were accused of lynching the Dalit youth in full public view.

The incident was captured in a video which went viral on social media, triggering outrage.

Amit Shah's 'nephew' dupes BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal : A man posing as BJP President Amit Shah's nephew helped himself to generous hospitality of Madhya Pradesh legislator Mohan Yadav and thousands of rupees in other assistance, and disappeared.

Yadav, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Ujjain, told reporters here on Friday that a man phoned him on Wednesday morning, identifying himself as "Niraj Shah, the nephew of (party president) Amit Shah".

People defy curfew as protests erupt in Kashmir

By Sarwar Kashani

Srinagar : Fresh protests, some violent, erupted across the Kashmir Valley on Friday as people defied a curfew re-imposed to prevent a separatist-called protest march to Jamia Masjid - the main mosque here.

Witnesses and police said demonstrations and clashes occurred at many places in Srinagar and other villages and towns of north and south of the valley amid an outrage over the July 8 killing of a top rebel commander.

SC seeks status report on ground situation in Kashmir

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar for a status report on the ground situation in the Kashmir Valley as it said that it could not ask the state governor to assume the reins of the administration.

Seeking the report, a bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud told the petitioner, the J&K National Panthers Party, that they "can't direct the Governor to assume the reigns of the state administration".

FIR against Odisha ministers, MLA for assaulting BJP workers

Bhubaneswar : An FIR has been lodged against five persons including two ministers and one Biju Janata Dal MLA for allegedly thrashing some BJP workers in Odisha's Boudh district on Friday.

The youth wing of the BJP in the district lodged the FIR against Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma, Housing and Urban Development Minister Puspendra Singhdeo, BJD MLA Prashant Kumar Jagdev, Bhubaneswar corporator Amaresh Jena and BJD youth wing vice-president Bijay Nayak.

The FIR has been lodged at Manamunda police station in Boudh district.

Former BJP leader Daya Shankar arrested in Bihar

Lucknow : Former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh, wanted in a case with regard to his objectionable comments against BSP chief Mayawati, was on Friday arrested from Buxar district of Bihar.

The operation to nab him was jointly executed by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police and the Bihar Police, an official told IANS.

Singh belongs to Buxar and was last seen by people in Deogarh in Jharkhand performing a puja.