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Bihar polls: SP quits Janata Parivar, to fight alone

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Thursday walked out of the Janata Parivar and decided to contest the Bihar elections on its own, a leader said here.

SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said: "We will fight the (Bihar) election independently and with our full might."

He said that they neither met BJP chief Amit Shah nor Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to their decision to leave the Janata Parivar.

To a query, Yadav said: "We will definitely meet the prime minister whenever there is an administrative need or for (financial assistance) for the state."

Soldier, four guerrillas killed in Kashmir

Srinagar : An Indian Army soldier and four guerrillas were killed in a night-long gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, an official said on Thursday.

"Security forces, including troops of the army's para regiment, Special Operations Group of state police (SOG) and CRPF, surrounded Vilgam (Handwara) village late Wednesday following information about a group of guerrillas hiding in the village," a police officer told IANS here.

Flood situation further worsens in Assam, 10 lakh people in 19 districts affected

Abdul Gani,

Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam further deteriorated with 19 of the 32 districts of the state reeling under water. People in different places taking shelter in make-shift relief camps have complained of not having sufficient support from the state government.

The children have become highly vulnerable to diseases. Mothers’ have complained of not having sufficient number of baby foods and shelter materials.

MLA, ex-MP injured in the clashes during one-day strike in West Bengal

By Zaidul Haque,

Kolkata: General strike called by seven Left trade unions affected the normal lives in all districts of West Bengal including Kolkata. There are reports of clashes between striking workers and ruling party workers in several places. The strike was part of nationwide one-day strike by workers to protest anti-worker policies of the government.

Shops in Kolkata closed supporting the strike. Suburban train services were disrupted due to railway stations blocked in several places.

तैयारियां पूरी, 7 दिनों के भीतर होगी बिहार चुनाव की घोषणा

By Staff Reporter,

पटना/नई दिल्ली: बिहार में विधानसभा चुनाव की तैयारियां मुकम्मिल हो चुकी हैं. सूत्रों के मुताबिक अब चुनाव आयोग अगले 7 दिनों के भीतर चुनाव की तारीखों का एलान कर देगा.

पहली अधिसूचना के ऐलान के दिन से चुनाव आयोग आमतौर पर तीन सप्ताह का अंतराल रखता है, लेकिन यह अंतराल चार सप्ताह का भी हो सकता है.

चुनाव आयोग की विज्ञप्ति के मुताबिक मंगलवार को बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव -2015 के सफल संचालन एवं क्रियान्वन हेतु चुनाव आयोग द्वारा राज्य के 12 जिलों के साथ वीडियो-कांफ्रेंसिंग के ज़रिए तैयारियों की समीक्षा की गई.

'स्वाभिमान रैली' ने बदली बिहार की हवा

By Staff Reporter,

पटना: प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी द्वारा बिहार की जनता के स्वाभिमान को ललकारने के विरोध में महागठबंधन के ‘स्वाभिमान रैली’के बाद बिहार के विभिन्न सामाजिक संस्थाओं द्वारा ‘नागरिक पहल’ के बैनर तले नागरिक मार्च निकाला जा रहा है.

पटना में मंगलवार को यह मार्च जेपी गोलम्बर, गांधी मैदान से निकाला गया, जिसे बुद्ध स्मृति पार्क तक जनसभा में तब्दील होना था लेकिन बिहार पुलिस ने इस मार्च को गोलम्बर के पास ही रोक दिया. काफ़ी बहस के बाद इस रैली को गांधी मैदान के बाहर चक्कर लगाने की इजाज़त दी गई.

AAP condemns RSS, VHP remarks on Hamid Ansari

New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday condemned the RSS and the VHP for their "demeaning" remarks on Vice President Hamid Ansari, who pitched for "affirmative action" for Muslims in India.

"The demeaning remark made by the Rastriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) against Hamid Ansari is a sad development for democratic norms. The comments made by the right-wing hardliners amounts to mockery of the Constitution," Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh said in a statement.

Workers in India strike to protest anti-worker policies of the government

By staff reporter

Kozhikode: Public life has derailed in Kerala following the 24 hour strike, called by ten central trade unions to protest the anti-worker policies of the government. The workers strike was felt in different parts of India including Rajasthan, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Karnataka.

Action being taken over illegal animal slaughter, HC told

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court was informed on Wednesday by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation that it has been taking action to stop illegal slaughter of animals in a residential area in the capital.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was also informed by the municipal body that its officers have conducted surprise inspection of Qasabpura area during night hours and people involved in illegal slaughter have been penalised.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

New Delhi : A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"We handed over Geelani sahab's letter for PM Sharif to the officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi," Ayaz Akbar, spokesperson for the Hurriyat Conference, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Geelani's top aides -- Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah and Altaf Ahmad -- met Basit at his office and stayed for more than an hour.