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Modi to address education meet of RSS-affiliated body

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS.

Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the conference, being held from February 11 to 14, is to discuss the role of school principals so as to "develop a society wherein children grow up to be ideal citizens on the basis of their grooming in schools".

Backward classes panel for quota in private sector

New Delhi : The National Commission of Backward Classes has written to the social justice ministry to bring a bill for providing 27 percent reservation for backward classes in private sector jobs, a member said on Tuesday.

Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari said that panel had sent its recommendation for a bill for private sector quota to the ministry ahead of the budget session of parliament that begins February 23, adding the decision to make the recommendation was taken at a meeting of the panel held earlier this month.

Congress alleges corruption, seeks resignation by AAP minister

New Delhi : The Congress party on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Delhi's Food and Supplies Minister Imran Hussain, alleging that his staffer had been caught on camera demanding bribe on his behalf.

The party also demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken told reporters here that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should seek Hussain's resignation.

"Our demand to the chief minister is simple. Hussain must resign and there should be a CBI probe into this," Maken said.

Gurgaon official fined for stonewalling RTI query

Gurgaon : The Haryana state information commission has imposed a Rs.5,000 fine on Gurgaon's District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) Narender Singh for not replying to an RTI request.

Sudhir Yadav had sought information, through a request made on January 31, 2015, about how much money was drawn and spent by members of the Zila Parishad and the Block Samiti in the last financial year.

He was called on first appeal but DDPO Singh missed the meeting without any justified reason and kept him waiting for over two hours.

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.

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