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Welfare Party demands Modi’s resignation over alleged fake votes in Varanasi

By TCN News,

New Delhi: Welfare Party of India has demanded the resignation of Prime Minster Narendra Modi in the wake of the stunning revelation that the Election Commission has traced 3,11,057 fake voters who did cast their votes in Varanasi in the recently held Lok Sabha election.

Kashmir outcome may provide Mufti, Modi with new opening

By Saeed Naqvi,

Srinagar-New Delhi, India-Pakistan and Hindu-Muslim are basically one complex of issues. That there is a symbiotic relationship between the three becomes apparent every now and then. But there is, at policy levels, an aversion to see the glaring reality.

Meghalaya CM to share dais with Modi Saturday after political spat

Shillong : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who had said Narendra Modi would never become the prime minister, would share the dais with him Saturday to flag off the first passenger train between Assam's Guwahati and his state's Garo Hills.

Sangma however made light of it.

"Sharing the dais with the prime minister is nothing extraordinary," Sangma said when journalists sought for his comments on his sharing the dais with Modi at Maligaon in Assam's main city of Guwahati.

Court appoints special officers for Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court Friday appointed two special officers from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and West Bengal Fire Services Department for ensuring compliances of rules for BJP national president Amit Shah's proposed Nov 30 Kolkata rally.

Denied permission to hold the rally at Victoria House, where the ruling Trinamool Congress usually organises its annual martyrs' day rally, the Bharatiya Janata Party's state unit had moved the bench of Justice Debangshu Basak alleging discrimination by the administration.

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Parliament passes bill simplifying labour laws for small firms

New Delhi : Parliament Friday passed a bill which simplifies labour laws for establishments employing up to 40 workers.

The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011, was approved by the Lok Sabha after rejection of amendments moved by Trinamool Congress' Saugata Roy.

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Pakistan must move beyond shaking hands to improve ties: Rajnath

Srinagar : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday that India wants to have good neighbourly relations with Pakistan, but cautioned that mere shaking of hands would not restore such relations between the two countries.

Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party election rally in Uri town on phone after inclement weather prevented his scheduled arrival to the border town in Kashmir, he said: "Our prime minister (Narendra Modi) shook hands with the prime minister of Pakistan (during SAARC summit yesterday).

"But just shaking hands won't help. The hearts should come together.

Vasan names his new party Tamil Maanila Congress

Chennai : Expelled Congress leader G.K.Vasan Friday said his new party will be called Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) and its symbol will be a bicycle.

Addressing a rally in Tiruchirappalli, around 350 km from here, Vasan unveiling the party's name and its symbol said the party would strive for the bright future of Tamil Nadu.

The new party would follow the path laid down by his late father G.K. Moopanar and the late Congress leader K. Kamaraj, a former Tamil Nadu chief minister whose name is synonymous with good governance in the state, he said.

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Will restore Article 370 to original form, promises PDP

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Friday it would restore Article 370 in its original form, if it wins power, as this provision of Indian constitution provides special status to the state and is "necessary for the empowerment of thepeople here".

"Article 370 impacts everything in Jammu and Kashmir, from political discourse to personal responses, from economy to emotions, from society to sensibilities and from institutions to ideologies," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti while releasing her party's poll manifesto here.

Massive turnout in polls a victory for democracy: Modi

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the massive turnout in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections had proved a decisive victory for democracy in the state.

Addressing a BJP election rally in this border town of Jammu region, Modi said the 70 percent-plus voter turnout in the first phase of elections had not only proved the victory of democracy over guns and bullets, but had also opened the eyes of the outside world that had some misgivings and had been misled about the real situation in the state.

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Mass tree felling: CPI-M seeks sacking of Himachal minister

Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh unit of the CPI-M Friday demanded sacking of Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri over mass illegal felling of trees on the outskirts of Shimla and sought a judicial inquiry into the matter.

"We are asking the chief minister to sack the forest minister for making such an irresponsible statement that the trees can be ordinarily cut in private premises.

"This smacks of nothing but deep rooted connivance between him and the land owner," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.

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