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Modi should give Jinnah House to Jinnah's daughter: Swamy

New Delhi : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should hand over Jinnah House in Mumbai to the only daughter of founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

"Now I suggest PM hand over the Jinnah House in Mumbai to Jinnah's only daughter Dina Wadia who refused to go to settle in Pakistan," Swamy tweeted.

Swamy's tweet came after India carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan and inflicted heavy casualties.

Political parties in UP support cross-border surgical strikes

Lucknow : Political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday extended their support to the surgical strikes by the Indian Army on terrorist launchpads in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Raj Babbar said his party saluted the Indian Army for the surgical strikes and expressed hope that Pakistan would now mend its ways and stop supporting and patronising terror groups.

He congratulated the army personnel, saying their act of valour had reassured the people of the nation against terror threats from its neighbourhood.


Revolt in JD-U against Nitish Kumar

New Delhi : A revolt seems to be brewing in the Janata Dal-United with several of its state units opposing re-election of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as its national president and demanding proper organisational polls for election of the next party president, informed sources said.

Nitish was nominated the party's president at its national executive meeting in New Delhi on April 10 this year, replacing party veteran Sharad Yadav. His nomination was later ratified by the party's national council.


Tobacco farmers appeal to Modi, seek participation in FCTC

New Delhi : Over one lakh tobacco growers across the country on Thursday submitted a written appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow their participation in the official Indian delegation to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of Parties (FCTC COP7).

The farmers, under the banner of Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), have demanded the policy makers to promote balanced regulations to safeguard the interests and livelihood of millions of small farmers and rural workers.

Kerry called up Sushma to convey condolences over Uri attack

New Delhi : US Secretary of State John Kerry earlier this week called up External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and conveyed his condolences for those killed in the Uri terror attack and "offered full cooperation", sources said on Thursday.

Kerry called up Sushma Swaraj on September 27 in New York and welcomed her to the US as she had gone there to address the UN General Assembly.

Amit Shah hails Modi, Army

New Delhi : BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army after troops carried out surgical strikes across the LoC.

"I congratulate Modi and Indian Army for surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir," Shah tweeted.

Shah said the Indian Army had inflicted heavy damage on terrorists. The action "reaffirms army's valour and commitment to the nation's security", he added.

He said it was for the first time in the fight against terrorism that India was feeling secure.


Mewat attack was done by Gau Rakshaks, confirms Minorities Commission

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SC order on cancellation of Shahabuddin's bail on Friday

New Delhi : The Supreme Court will pronounce on Friday its order on the Bihar government's plea challenging the bail granted to criminal-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin in Rajiv Roshan murder case.

The ruling by a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy came at the conclusion of arguments in which Shahabuddin's counsel told the court that though cognizance of the case was taken on February 25, 2015, he had not been served the chargesheet till date -- a mandatory requirement under the criminal law.

President, Vice-President briefed on surgical strikes

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were on Thursday briefed on the surgical strikes on launch pads of terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC), sources said.

They said Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti were also briefed about the strikes.

The Indian Army has said it caused "significant casualties" on terrorists and those who support them during surgical strikes on Wednesday night.

President to honour senior eminent citizens

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukharjee will present the National Awards for Senior Citizens -- Vayoshreshtha Samman-2016 -- to eminent individuals and institutions in recognition of their service towards the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens.

The awards will be presented at Vigyan Bhawan here on International Day of Older Persons which is observed on October 1, according to an official statement released by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on Thursday.