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Fri
20
Jan

Narendra Modi would have claimed credit for Taj Mahal, Red Fort: Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying "he would have claimed credit" for construction of the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal "had they not been built long ago".

Addressing a public rally at the Gandhi Park here, he also attacked Modi over his picture replacing that of Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Udyog's calendar and table diary.

He said everybody knows that charkha is run with both hands but Modi is "seen running it with one hand" in those pictures.

"Thankfully the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal were built years ago, otherwise the Prime Minister would have claimed credit for them," he said.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader claimed the Prime Minister has not fulfilled the promise he made to the people before the elections.

He also attacked the PM over demonetisation saying "nobody knows when he would scrap the 2,000-rupee note".

Fri
20
Jan

No objection if bail granted to Sadhvi Pragya: NIA tells Bombay HC

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, today told the Bombay High Court that it has no objection if the HC grants bail to accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.

Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for NIA, said the agency has already held that the provisions of stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) are not applicable in the case.

A division bench of Justices R V More and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing an appeal filed by Sadhvi challenging a sessions court order rejecting her bail.

"The earlier probe agency, Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), had applied MCOCA on the ground that the accused persons were involved in other blasts also and hence were part of an organised crime syndicate. However, the NIA probe has revealed that the accused persons were only involved in Malegaon blast and hence MCOCA is not applicable," Singh said.

Thu
19
Jan

Delegation of Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals and academicians calls on PM

PM says Indian youth has successfully resisted radicalization

A delegation comprising Muslim Ulemas, intellectuals, academicians and other eminent people called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on the steps taken by the Union Government for inclusive growth, socio-economic and educational empowerment of all sections of the society including Minorities.

The delegation was appreciative of the Saudi Governments decision to increase the number of Haj pilgrims from India, and thanked the Prime Minister for having successfully pursued the same.

The delegation, in one voice, supported wholeheartedly the campaign launched by the Prime Minister against corruption and black money. The delegation agreed that the fight against corruption will benefit the poor people including the Minorities the most.

Thu
19
Jan

Tamil lawyers, students protest against Jallikattu ban

(PTI) The Jallikattu protests today reached Delhi with scores of people including students from Tamil Nadu demonstrating against the ban on the bull-taming sport.

The protesters, led by Tamil lawyers in Supreme Court, took out a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar raising slogans against People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the ban on Jallikattu.

Protesters, numbering more than 200, claimed that they don't have any affiliation to any political party or organisation.

"We don't have any political affiliation. We have gathered here for the protection of Tamil culture and its rich heritage," advocate Mayilsamy, a Supreme Court lawyer, who was among the protesters told PTI.

"The intention of PETA is to destroy the Tamil culture.

They want to eradicate the local breed of cattle and introduce foreign breeds into Indian markets," lawyer Anandaselvam said.

Thu
19
Jan

Zakir Naik may be quizzed; IRF has Rs 100 cr worth of real estate: NIA

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is likely to be questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is scanning his 78 bank accounts, and real estate investments worth at least Rs 100 crore in and around Mumbai by him and his associates.

The probe agency, which had in November last year registered a case against Naik and others under anti-terror law for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony, has found role of 23 entities including individuals and corporates linked to the preacher, NIA sources said today.

The NIA has questioned around 20 associates of Naik, including his sister Nailah Naushad Noorani, in connection with its investigation, they said.

Thu
19
Jan

TN govt to soon take steps to allow conduct of Jallikattu:CM

Tamil Nadu government will soon take steps to enable holding of Jallikattu event with support from the Centre, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"We will take steps with the backing of the Centre. You will soon see (the steps). Wait, good will happen," he told reporters after the meeting in which he urged the Central government to issue an ordinance to enable the sport to be conducted.

Modi told the Chief Minister that he fully understood the sentiments of Tamil Nadu people on the Jallikattu issue.

"I am aware of the feelings of the people," Modi was quoted by the Chief Minister as having told him.

After the Chief Minister pressed for immediate steps for promulgation of an ordinance, the Prime Minister told him that the matter was in the Supreme Court but the Centre would support any steps taken by the state government on this.

Thu
19
Jan

Jammu-Srinagar national highway open for one-way traffic

The nearly 300-km long Srinagar- Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was thrown open for one-way traffic, three days after heavy snowfall led to its closure on Monday.

"Traffic has been allowed to ply on the national highway after the road was cleared off snow yesterday," an official of the Traffic Department here said.

He said only one-way traffic was allowed to ply on the highway today.

"While the stranded vehicles were cleared yesterday, this morning, one-way traffic from Jammu was allowed to ply," the official said.

Meanwhile, there was slight snowfall and rain across Kashmir during the night and the minimum temperature at most places in the Valley went down.

Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, recorded a minimum of minus 3.3 degrees Celsius compared to the previous night's minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department said here.

Thu
19
Jan

Advocates to boycott court tomorrow in support of jallikattu

The Madras High Court Advocates Association today announced boycott of the courts tomorrow in support of state wide protests demanding a lifting ban on Jallikattu.

President of the Association G Mohanakrishnan, however, made it clear that the boycott was not against Supreme Court's order banning the bull taming sport but only against PETA, which is opposing sport.

A section of lawyers also held a procession outside the High Court raising slogans against PETA.

PTI

Thu
19
Jan

J-K Assembly passes resolution for return of Kashmiri Pandits

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution for creating a conducive atmosphere for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants to the Valley.

Soon after the House met in the morning, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the Assembly should pass a resolution for the return of Kashmiri Pandits and other migrants, rising above party politics.

The working President of National Conference (NC) said 27 years ago "unfortunate" circumstances in Kashmir had forced the migration of Kashmiri Pandit community, members of Sikh community and some Muslims.

"Today it has been 27 years since they (Kashmiri Pandits, some Sikhs and Muslims) left the Valley and we should rise above politics and pass a resolution in the house for their comeback," Omar said.

As the Question Hour came to an end, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri approved that the resolution should be brought in the House.

Thu
19
Jan

"No development, no vote", says villagers boycotting UP polls

The residents ofTaharpur village in Shamli district in UP have decided not to vote for any candidate in the upcoming Assembly elections, alleging the area has been neglected and there has been to development.

A group of villagers held a meeting yesterday and decided not to vote for any candidate in Thana Bhawan constituency in Shamli.

In protest, posters have been put up on electric poles and village walls, carrying the boycott message.

PTI

Thu
19
Jan

25 feared dead after school bus collides with truck in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district

NEW DELHI: At least 25 people including 18 school children were killed and 50 injured as a school bus was hit by a truck on Thursday in Etah district.
The bus was ferrying students to Aliganj's JS Public School in Etah. Thirty six among the 50 injured are stated to be critical, sources said.
According to eyewitnesses, it took an hour to take out the bodies from the mangled school bus.
The victims were identified as students of J S Public school, Aliganj.
The school was open even after the district magistrate declared three days holiday considering the extreme weather.
After the incident, DM, SSP, Aliganj CO and other officials visited the spot and government hospital where the victims were brought.

Arvind Chauhan
indiatimes

Thu
19
Jan

Jallikattu Matter Is Sub-Judice, PM Modi Tells Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually indicated his government's inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub-judice as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met him here seeking Centre's intervention.

"While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is at present sub-judice," the PMO said after the meeting.

At the same time, it said, "The Centre would be supportive of the steps taken by the state government."

As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu spread across Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister rushed here last night to meet the Prime Minister with a request for ordinance.

With regard to the drought situation in Tamil Nadu, Modi assured Paneerselvam that all possible assistance would be provided to the state.

Thu
19
Jan

Posters in Varanasi: Rahul as Krishna, Akhilesh as Arjuna

With SP and Congress are engaged in finalising the nitty-gritty of a pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh, posters have appeared at several places in the city depicting Rahul Gandhi as Lord Krishna and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as Arjuna on a chariot.

Akhilesh holds bow and arrow on the back seat, whereas Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is driving the chariot.

The posters also carry Samajwadi party poll symbol 'cycle' and slogan 'Vikas Se Vijay Ki Ore Chale Do Maharathi'.

These posters appeared at Beniyabagh, Chetganj and other places in the city.

PTI

Thu
19
Jan

Uttar Pradesh: 4 killed, 6 injured after tourist bus turns turtle

Four persons, including a woman, died and six others were injured today after a tourist bus hit a tractor trolley in Fatehpur Sikri area here, police said.
As per an eyewitness, the tourist bus carrying the victims tried to overtake the tractor trolley following which the bus turned turtle near the toll plaza in Fatehpur Sikri area, they said.
Four persons died on the spot, while six others were injured and rushed to the hospital, police said.
The bus driver has been taken into custody, they added.

PTI

Wed
18
Jan

BJP leader Sangeet Som shows '13 riots clippings, booked

MEERUT: An FIR was today registered against controversial BJP leader Sangeet Som and two others for violating the poll code by screening a documentary containing parts of his speech related to the Dadri lynching case and his arrest during the Muzaffarnagar riots.

"Som, Virendra Kumar and Chandrshekhar Singh have been booked for violating the poll code under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act.

"Kumar and Singh while campaigning screened a documentary on Muzaffarnagar riots, Kawal killings, mahapanchayat in Khera village and Som's arrest during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots," SSP J Ravindra Kumar said.

The vehicle used for canvassing and the CD of the documentary has been seized by police.

District Magistrate B Chandrakala said she has sought a detailed report on the matter from SDM Meerut.

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