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  • Shashi Deshpande resigns from Sahitya Akademi for silence over …

    New Delhi, Oct. 9, (ANI): Acclaimed writer Shashi Deshpande on Friday resigned from Sahitya Akademi in protest of literary body's silence over Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi's murder. In a letter to Akademi's chairman, Deshpande stated that Akademi should stand up against growing intolerance in the nation. Earlier on Saturday, six writers had returned their Arulu Sahitya awards to the Kannada Sahitya Academy over the delay in the arrest of the accused in the murder of Kalburgi.

  • Will bring law against cow slaughter if voted to power in Bihar, …

    New Delhi, Oct.9 (ANI): In a firm statement amid ongoing beef row, Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will bring adequate laws against cow slaughter if voted to power in Bihar. "Wherever, there is BJP government in the country, we have brought laws against cow slaughter.

  • Conspiracy behind my sacking, alleges Asim Ahmed Khan

    New Delhi, Oct.9 (ANI): Hours after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sacked Asim Ahmed Khan from his cabinet following allegations of corruption, the latter said that it was a conspiracy against him by the opposition. "It is a very big conspiracy against me and I will present infront of the media by tomorrow evening everything in detail," Khan told media here. Kejriwal on Friday sacked Delhi Food and Civil Supplies Minister from his Cabinet on charges of corruption.

  • NHRC alarmed over increasing pesticides in food items, issues …

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, that claimed that there has been an almost two-fold increase in the number of samples containing pesticides above the permitted Maximum Residue Level (MRL) in vegetables, fruits, meat and spices in the last six years. Considering it a serious issue of human rights violation, member of the Commission, Justice D. Murugesan, has issued notices to the Chairperson of Food and Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) and has asked them to inform about the action taken to minimize the residue level in vegetables, foods, meat and spices within eight weeks.

  • True face of Congress towards farmers has been exposed, says …

    New Delhi, Oct.9 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi on Friday said that the true face of the Congress party with regard to the poor farmers of the country has been exposed through the fact that several hectares of agricultural land were destroyed to facilitate party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's rally in Karnataka. "Rahul Gandhi is on a tour of Karnataka.

  • Asim Ahmed Khan's sacking exposes true face of AAP: BJP

    New Delhi, Oct. 9 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the sacking of Delhi Cabinet Minister Asim Ahmed Khan by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal exposed the true face of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). "Some minister is facing corruption charges, some with fake degree, some with assault charges. This is AAP's real face," BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi said while commenting on Asim Ahmed Khan's sacking.

  • Karnataka home minister apologises for controversial rape-linked …

    New Delhi, 0ct.9 (ANI): Karnataka Home Minister K J George on Friday apologised for his controversial remark that rape by two men is not gang rape. George told media here, "We have arrested the people who have committed the crime and strong action will be taken against them." The Karnataka Home Minister had earlier said that he does not consider a rape as 'gang-rape' unless more than two people are involved. "How is it a gang-rape if two people rape?

  • Will take all necessary steps for farmers' sake, says Shivraj …

    Bhopal, Oct. 9 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said he will take all necessary steps for the sake of farmers in the state, including asking for financial assistance from the central government to overcome the current agrarian crisis.

  • Modi Govt. is 'Soojh Boojh ki Sarkar' and not 'Suit …

    Patna, Oct. 9 (ANI): Union Communication and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the Modi Government at the Centre is 'Soojh Boojh Ki Sarkar'( who takes decision with wisdom) which is only concerned about poor and the development of the nation. "Narendra Modi Government is neither 'suit boot ki sarkar' nor 'suit case ki sarkar' but it is a government of 'soojh boojh'(one who takes decision with wisdom) which is only concerned about poor and the development of the nation," Prasad told a press conference here. "I want to tell Rahul Gandhi that ours is not a 'suit case' government .

  • We wish to see India having a clear policy on Balochistan, says …

    London, Oct. 9 (ANI): London-based Baloch Nationalist leader Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri on Friday said he was looking forward to the day when India would have a clear policy on Balochistan, and insisted that New Delhi needs to diplomatically and morally support the Baloch freedom struggle. In a statement given a day after the Indian Ministry of External Affairs had confirmed a report published in The Hindu of the presence of a Baloch representative in India, Marri said, "We wish that India have a clear policy about Balochistan because Pakistan's policies about Kashmir are clear and their interference in Kashmir is not a secret or hidden from anyone." Marri further said, "If Pakistani officials can openly meet the Kashmiri leadership, then why shouldn't India do the same?



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