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Hours after Congress reaches out to Hardik Patel, 2 Patidar leaders join BJP

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In a blow to Hardik Patel, Patidar leaders Reshma Patel and Varun Patel join BJP. Both the leaders met BJP President Amit Shah at the BJP office in Ahmedabad.

The news will also come as a blow to the Congress, as it had spoken of approaching Hardik Patel to join their cause in defeating the BJP in the upcoming elections.

Addressing a press conference here today, state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki expressed confidence that the party would easily win over 125 seats, out of total 182, with the “support and blessings” of all these leaders and parties.

“Though the BJP is trying its best to win the polls, it will not succeed in stopping the Congress’ victory march to Gandhinagar.

“We respect as well as endorse the cause for which Hardik Patel is fighting. I appeal to Hardik to support the Congress during the polls. We are also ready to give him a ticket if he wants to fight elections in the future,” Solanki told reporters.

However, speaking to ANI, Patel said that he could not contest elections because of his age, but agreed with Congress to unite against the saffron party in the elections.

He said, “Constitutionally speaking, I can not contest the …read more

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State government trying to institutionalise corruption: Sachin Pilot in response to Raj govt’s ordinance

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Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who is also the Rajasthan party chief, on Saturday criticised Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s decision to replace The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance with a Bill.

“Absolutely shocked by how the state government is trying to institutionalise corruption. The state government is trying to safeguard the interest of people through whom they conduct corruption scandals in Rajasthan,” he was quoted while speaking to ANI

Earlier, the chief minister issued an ordinance that will prevent cases being lodged against officers and judges for any act commited by them while they were in service. The ordinance also prevents courts from issuing directions to register cases against them. Further the ordinance prevents that the names or pictures of the persons to be made public.

The Ordinance was implemented on September 7 and is likely to come up for discussion in the coming assembly session to take the form of a Bill.

The ordinance titled Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 is an Amendment in the section 156 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and provides that “no magistrate shall order an investigation against a person who is or was a judge or magistrate or a public servant, …read more

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Italy look for some Milan magic

AC Milan’s museum sits on the ground floor of the club’s gleaming administrative headquarters, Casa Milan, in a smart district to the north of the city. It is a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of fans before most home games.

Those who visit shuffle past jerseys worn by some of the team’s legends, cluster around displays showing video of its most famous games and lean in for selfies with a scale model of a helicopter owned by its former owner Silvio Berlusconi.

The grand finale sits behind a screen. Every few minutes, it pulls back to reveal a circular room filled with glass-fronted cabinets, each one containing a trophy. The star attractions, the ones that catch the eye, are on the left-hand side: seven replicas of the European Cup, one for each of Milan’s victories. It all looks a little like something out of the “Indiana Jones” films, a hidden trove; you expect smoke to billow from the floor and ominous music to strike.

A few floors above, Marco Fassone, the club’s managing director, feels the pull, and the pressure, from below. In recent years, it has felt as if that is where Milan’s best days are: in the museum, relics of …read more

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Darjeeling unrest: West Bengal police launch manhunt to nab GJM chief Bimal Gurung

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The West Bengal Police has launched a massive manhunt in Darjeeling and its surrounding areas for the fugitive GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, who has been on the run for the past two months.

Gurung has been evading arrest since August when cases were lodged against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling hills and adjoining areas.

A fresh FIR was lodged against him earlier this month for his alleged involvement in the death of a police sub- inspector, who was killed during an exchange of fire with alleged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters on October 13.

“Combing operations in the hills are on. We are keeping a track on the movements of some of the suspects who are in touch with Bimal Gurung and his close associates who are absconding,” a senior police official said.

Police are also keeping a close watch on the movements of senior GJM leaders.

The exchange of fire between police and Gurung’s supporters on October 13 in which the sub-inspector was killed was the first incident of violence after the 104-day indefinite shutdown in the hills was called off on September 26 by the GJM supremo following an appeal …read more

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Afghanistan: 24 hours after Shia mosque blast, car bomb at top military training centre kills 15 soldiers

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A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives on Saturday outside Afghanistan’s top military training centre in Kabul, killing at least 15 soldiers, a military spokesman said.

Coming after a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan’s security forces, it was the second major attack in the capital in 24 hours after a suicide attack at a Shi’ite mosque killed more than 50 worshippers on Friday night.

“Army personnel were coming out of Marshal Fahim University when a suicide bomber in a car targeted them. Fifteen soldiers who were there for training were killed and four others were wounded,” Ministry of Defence spokesman Dawlat Wazari said.

The university, on the western outskirts of Kabul, is home to the Afghan military’s officer training school and other training academies.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Taliban insurgents have conducted a wave of attacks this week on Afghan forces who have been struggling since most foreign troops left at the end of 2014.

On Thursday, the Taliban stormed a military base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 43 of the 60 soldiers manning the base, which was left in ruins.

Two days earlier, at least 36 security personnel were killed and scores wounded in Taliban …read more

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Hyderabad: Cops arrest Uber driver for masturbating while ferrying female passenger

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Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested an Uber cab driver for allegedly masturbating while ferrying a 25-year-old woman.

“The arrested accused Prem Kumar (26), is the owner and not the driver of the car. He was driving on that day as the regular driver was not on duty,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) P. Viswa Prasad told ANI.

As per the complaint, the woman boarded the cab around 7:00 am to board a flight from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to New Delhi. The driver slowed down the car on entering the Outer Ring Road, and the woman noticed him unzipping his pant and masturbating.

In the FIR, the complainant admitted to have felt digusted by the act, and yelled at him to stop the car. The driver, instead started to drive in a zig-zag manner.

DCP informed that the accused checked on his behaviour only after the woman threatened him with Police complaint.

The woman, however, continued with the trip lest she should miss her flight, and later lodged a complaint at Safdarjung Police Station on October 19, after reaching Delhi.

Delhi Police forwarded the complaint to Hyderabad Police which took to action and tracked down the accused.

DCP Prasad added that Uber did not respond to …read more

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Mersal row: Criticising GST, demonetization does not make you anti-national: Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha

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Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday spoke out on the Mersal row that has triggered a nationwide storm, given that GST was criticised in a Tamil film.

Some support GST,some don’t.Some support Demonetization some don’t. This doesn’t mean critics are anti-national,” he told news agency ANI.

References to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in ‘Mersal’ have not gone down well with the BJP. The party objected to what it termed “untruths” about the central taxation regime in the film and demanded that the references be deleted. Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan demanded the removal of the “untruths” about the GST, rolled out by the BJP-led NDA government on July 1, while his party colleague H Raja claimed the film exposed Vijay’s “anti-Modi hatred”.

In a scene in Mersal, where Vijay says people in Singapore get free treatment although the country charges only 7 per cent GST, whereas people are charged 28 per cent GST in India, but still don’t get free treatment. In another scene, the movie takes a swipe at the digital India policy.

Meanwhile, actor Vijay’s father and film director SA Chandrasekhar said, “Censor board has members of all parties and it’s reviewed by them. If there is something objectionable they …read more

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Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Congress invites Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, Jignesh Mevani to join hands

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The Gujarat Congress on Saturdayday invited Patidar quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel, Thakor community leader Alpesh Thakor and dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to join hands with the party to defeat the ruling BJP.

Apart from these leaders, the Congress also hinted at forging a pre-poll alliance with Sharad Pawar-led NCP and bringing on board Chhotu Vasava, the lone JD(U) MLA from the state.

Addressing a press conference here today, state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki expressed confidence that the party would easily win over 125 seats, out of total 182, with the “support and blessings” of all these leaders and parties.

“Though the BJP is trying its best to win the polls, it will not succeed in stopping the Congress’ victory march to Gandhinagar.

“We respect as well as endorse the cause for which Hardik Patel is fighting. I appeal to Hardik to support the Congress during the polls. We are also ready to give him a ticket if he wants to fight elections in the future,” Solanki told reporters.

“Similarly, we also invite Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani to join hands with the Congress. I also invite Chhotu Vasava, who helped us in the Rajya Sabha polls, to support the Congress,” he said
Though the NCP …read more

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Ghazipur: Local journalist, also an RSS worker shot dead, brother sustains injuries

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An RSS worker was on Saturday shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur and his brother suffered a bullet injury while trying to save him, police said.

The three assailants brandishing firearms attacked RSS worker Rajesh Mishra (40), who is also a journalist, when he and his brother were sitting in their building material shop in Brahmanpura Chatti this morning, circle officer Hridayanad Singh said.

Mishra was shot in his head.

When his brother Amitesh Mishra (35) intervened, he was shot in the abdomen, Singh said.

The brothers were taken to the district hospital, where Rajesh was declared brought dead, while Amitesh was referred to Varanasi for treatment.

ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said in Lucknow that two of the attackers have been identified.

“Of the three assailants, two have been identified, and soon all of of them will be arrested,” he added.

Earlier this week, a senior RSS worker was killed in Punjab, while Kerala has been reeling over attacks on RSS workers

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Local residents rush Rajesh Mishra and his brother Amitesh to hospital in Ghazipur’s Karanda …read more

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From failing Class X to a distinction. How this Bihar girl challenged the board by approaching the Patna HC

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In another case that highlights the ineptitude of the Bihar board, a Class X girl who had been failed by the board in two subjects – science and Sanskrit – has won a case against the board after the Patna High Court intervened. The board has also been ordered to pay the girl Rs 5 lakh as compensation.

According to an NDTV report, Priyanka Singh scored 29 in science and 4 in Sanskrit. Singh, however, knew she had fared better in the examinations and had even applied for a revaluation. However, in her revised scores, her Sanskrit scores rose from 4 to 9 and science dropped from 29 to 7.

The girl then approached the Patna High Court, which ordered her answer sheet to be produced. However, the court also noticed that her handwriting was different from the handwriting in the sheets. Officials then tried pass off her answer sheet as someone elses, but the court ordered them to revaluate the papers.

The board then conceded that she should have scored 80% in science and 61% in Sanskrit.

Bihar made international headlines in 2015 when parents and friends were seen scaling the walls of examination centres to pass cheat sheets to students …read more