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Mamata questions Rajnath's Bengal tour

Kolkata : Questioning the motive behind Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to the state, including to enclaves on the India-Bangladesh border, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the central government for not holding any "prior discussion" on the tour.

"Today Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Ji has visited Chhit-Mahal areas (border enclaves) in Cooch Behar, along with BJP MPs. Is it an official visit or a political visit?

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NHAI to build Bengaluru-Chennai expressway: Gadkari

Bengaluru : A world-class expressway would be built by NHAI between Bengaluru and Chennai to reduce travel time, save fuel and trigger economic activity, Union Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

"The 260-km Bengaluru-Chennai expressway will be built on the lines of the Mumbai-Pune expressway, which had reduced travel time from eight hours to two hours," Gadkari said here after laying foundation stone for upgrading two national highways in northern and southern Karnataka.

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पंच-नामा : गुजकोक, बाबरी विध्वंस पर नोटिस, हाशिमपुरा पर कांग्रेस, तम्बाकू-कैंसर और कश्मीर के हालात

By TwoCircles.Net staff reporter,

गुजरात के एंटी-टेररिज़म बिल में ऐसा क्या है जो उसका पास होना एक बड़ी खबर बनता है, सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने की बाबरी मस्जिद मामले पर एक बड़ी चोट, हाशिमपुरा मामले में कांग्रेस का विरोध कितना सही, विज्ञान और सरकार में दूरी कैसे और क्या है घाटी की आज की कहानी....पांच खबरों की पड़ताल, आपके लिए.

Mamata government traded national security for vote bank: BJP

Kolkata : In the wake of the NIA's claim that the terrorists involved in the Burdwan blast had conspired to overthrow the government in Bangladesh, the BJP on Tuesday charged West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of trading national security for the sake of vote bank.

AAP to regularise city's unauthorised colonies

New Delhi : The AAP government on Tuesday said it would work towards the regularisation of the national capital's unauthorised colonies by initiating steps like boundary fixation and asking the MCD to prepare layout plans for such colonies.

Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said: "We are dedicated towards regularising the irregular colonies by fixing their boundaries and asking the MCDs (municipal corporations of delhi) to prepare a layout plan for such colonies."

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Rajnath visits Bangladesh border, talks to enclave dwellers

Siliguri : A day after the NIA claimed that the terrorists involved in the Burdwan blast had conspired to overthrow the government in Bangladesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.

Visits to the border outposts in Cooch Behar district and the Tin Bigha corridor as well as the border enclaves were on the itinerary of Rajnath Singh during his two-day tour of the state.

He met enclave dwellers in Cooch Behar on Tuesday.

Tripura chief minister denies involvement in chit funds

Agartala : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday denied his government's involvement in the activities of chit fund groups and illegal non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

His statement came after media reports quoted Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman and published photographs of Sarkar attending the inaugural function of a park set up by Kolkata-based Rose Valley group, a chit fund organisation.

Modi meets ministers holding independent charge

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met ministers of state with independent charge for feedback on the funcctioning of their ministries, sources said.

"He discussed different issues with all ministers. The prime minister asked ministers to maintain transparency in work," said a minister who was present in the meeting.

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SC notice to Advani, Joshi over Babri demolition

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 17 others on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging them of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.

Besides the two, union minister Uma Bharti and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh -- who was Uttar Pradesh chief minister when the mosque was razed -- have also been issued notice.

Goa Congress questions BJP's world's largest party claim

Panaji : The Congress in Goa has questioned BJP's world record membership drive, citing the recently concluded local Zilla Panchayat election, where the BJP netted far less votes than its four lakh registered members.

Congress secretary Durgadas Kamat in a statement issued here said there was a big gulf between the four lakh voters registered by the BJP in January this year and the total number of votes polled by the party in the March Zilla Panchayat (ZP) polls.

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