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Government prepared for CBI probe into Dadri lynching: Rajnath

New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said anyone seeking to disturb communal amity will not be spared and the government was prepared for a CBI probe into the lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri so that the truth comes out.

Replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on intolerance, Rajnath Singh said the allegations against the government over intolerance started with the lynching.

He said the preliminary report of the Uttar Pradesh government did not mention communalism, beef or any planned murder.

AMU delegation submits letters to Smriti Irani over lack of funds, new hostel

By TCN News,

New Delhi: A delegation from Aligarh Muslim University met Smiriti Irani, the Union Minister for HRD, to hand over letters written by the regarding lack of funds for the University and her approval for a new hostel.

Narendra Modi's government has failed us, say Bhopal Gas survivors

By TCN News,

Bhopal: On the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of five organisations jointly fighting for the rights of the survivors, today condemned the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for its failure in resolving the lingering issues of the disaster. They said that the amendments proposed in Environmental and Labour laws by the Modi government would increase the possibility of the recurrence of Bhopal disaster in the country.

Why I don’t want my PM to visit my campus

By Sadiq Zafar for

An initiation has been made by the administrative authorities of Jamia Millia Islamia to invite the Prime Minister of our nation to be the honorary guest for the annual convocation ceremony. The Prime Minister’s Office is yet to revert to the invitation from the administrative authorities of the university.

Delhi assembly passes amendment to scrap 'No Detention Policy'

New Delhi : The Delhi assembly on Tuesday passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Delhi Amendment) Bill for scrapping the 'No Detention Policy' up to Class 8.

This bill proposes to bind the state government to ensure quality education and to provide that children may not be promoted in higher classes unless they have acquired the appropriate learning level in class.

Identify children with Bhopal disaster defects: Group

Bhopal : There is an urgent need to identify and treat children with congenital malformations born to parents exposed to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, an experts group said on Tuesday.

The Sambhavna Trust Clinic said far too many children were being born with malformations to parents with acute exposure to toxic gas that leaked from the now-shut Union Carbide factory or chronic exposure to contaminated water.

The night of December 2-3 will mark the 31st anniversary of the disaster when tonnes of toxic gas leaked from the Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, killing thousands.

Emergency can never be imposed again: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi : Another emergency can never be imposed in India and the country can run only as a democracy, union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.

Participating in the discussion on commitment to the Constitution as part of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar, the minister said there were some things about India that were certain now.

"This country will run on democracy, there will be no military coup, and there cannot be another emergency," said the communications and information technology minister.

Home toilets must for contesting Maharashtra civic polls

Mumbai : In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday made domestic toilets compulsory for all those aspiring to get elected to municipal corporations, councils and panchayats.

This has already been implemented at the village level for contesting local bodies elections, under the Centre's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the state's Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan.

Ustad Sabri Khan no more

New Delhi : Renowned sarangi maestro Sabri Khan, who was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, died here following a brief illness. He was 88.

The critically acclaimed sarangi player died on Monday night, his son Kamal said.

“He died last night. He had trouble breathing when we took him to a hospital in Saket where doctors pronounced him dead. My father had some breathing problems,” Kamal told IANS.

The body of Sabri Khan will be buried on Thursday.

Godfathers of Intolerance

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam

There is a parliamentary ritual, a customary courtesy of the government represented by the parliamentary affairs minister made right before beginning of each session of this august body. Under this custom the parliamentary affairs minister goes to every member of the opposition and tells them about the agenda, seeking their cooperation. The minister repeats the ritual every time a bill is passed or budget is to be presented.