Election Commission rejects Sharad Yadav faction’s claim on party’s election symbol

Election Commission rejects demands of political parties to remove NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

In a set back to rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Tuesday rejected his faction’s claim on party’s election symbol. Official sources said the Commission has disposed off Mr. Yadav’s application as it was not supported with relevant documents. After opposing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s move to break alliance with RJD and join hands with the BJP, the former JD(U) president, had approached the poll body claiming that he represented the real JD(U) and staked claim for party’s symbol. Later, Nitish Kumar’s group had also submitted…

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Tamil Nadu: Cauvery Maha Pushkaram to be celebrated from today on banks of river Cauvery

Tamil Nadu: Cauvery Maha Pushkaram to be celebrated from today on banks of river Cauvery

In Tamil Nadu, Cauvery Maha Pushkaram will be celebrated from today on the banks of river Cauvery. Thousands of pilgrims are expected to throng the bathing ghats at Trichy Srirangam and Myladuturai in Nagai daily. District administrations have made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of the festival. “River Cauvery is the lifeline for delta districts of Tamil Nadu including the rice bowl Thanjavur. No wonder Cauvery is called as Annai Mother Cauvery and worshiped by thousands of people. Cauvery Maha Pushkaram is celebrated from today and is considered auspicious…

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Jammu Srinagar national highway closed for vehicular movement due to landslide

Jammu Srinagar national highway closed for vehicular movement due to landslide

The traffic on the 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain close for vehicular movement today.The traffic was suspended last evening after a massive landslide blocked the arterial road and also damaged a bridge in Udhampur district. A spokesman of the Traffic department said in Jammu that the landslide struck the national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, at Morh Passi near Balli Nallah in Udhampur district damaging a bridge and blocking the road. He said men and machinery have been pressed into service and the road…

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Madras High Court refuses to stay AIADMK General Body meeting

Madras High Court refuses to stay AIADMK General Body meeting

Madras High Court has refused to stay AIADMK General Body meeting to be held today in Chennai suburb- Vanagaram. It will be the first meeting after the merger of its two factions of the party led by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam. The political fate of the party General Secretary VK Sasikala in the party would be decided in the meeting. The plea was filed by a MLA of the party P Vetrivel who is said to be a loyalist of sidelined party leader and…

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Flood fury: Bihar seeks Rs 7,636 cr assistance from Centre

Flood fury: Bihar seeks Rs 7,636 cr assistance from Centre

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said, a memorandum has been sent to the Centre seeking an assistance of 7,635 crore rupees on account of floods in 19 districts of the state. Talking to reporters in Patna today, Mr. Kumar said, the memorandum, incorporating details of damage to crops, houses, damaged roads and other items, has been prepared in a pragmatic manner. The devastating floods claimed 514 lives and left behind a trail of destruction. The Chief Minister said, besides carrying out relief and rescue operation on a war footing,…

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Ruckus in Odisha assembly over flyover collapse issue,Opp demand CM’s resignation

Ruckus in Odisha assembly over flyover collapse issue,Opp demand CM's resignation

The issue of collapse of under-construction over bridge in Bhubaneswar rocked the Odisha Assembly once again today. The Opposition Congress and BJP Members demanded the resignation of Chief Minister and raised slogans in the house. Speaker Pradeep Amad had to adjourn the proceedings four times due to pandemonium in house. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik later made a statement on the issue in which he mentioned that one person died and eleven persons got injured in this incident. He said that a high-level enquiry by a committee comprising the Chief Engineer,…

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Uttar Prdaesh: Ten persons arrest in Kanpur for making fake Aadhar cards

Uttar Prdaesh: Ten persons arrest in Kanpur for making fake Aadhar cards

In Uttar Pradesh 10 persons have been arrested from Kanpur for allegedly preparing fake Aadhaar cards using equipments and devices and ignoring proper process. Our Lucknow correspondent reports that on a FIR lodged by Deputy Directotor UIDAI at Lucknow Special Task Force of state police had initiated probe and busted the racket. FIRs are also lodged at Deoria and Kushinagar districts in this regard. Triveni Singh Additional SP STF told our correspondent that initially the gang had prepared Aadhaar Cards using biometric machines but later on they had developed new…

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Policeman martyred in militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district

Policeman martyred in militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district

In Jammu & Kashmir, one policeman was martyred and some other personnel sustaining critical injuries after militants attacked a police party with automatic weapons near busy Bus Stand in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late this afternoon. Police sources told AIR that unknown militants fired indiscriminately upon a police vehicle near Police Post housed in the Bus Stand. One policeman Imtiyaz Ahmad sustained critical injuries and later succumbed to injuries in the hospital. At least two other police personnel sustained grievous fire arm injuries. They have been admitted in the hospital.…

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Rajnath Singh holds one to one meeting with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar; On four-day visit to review security situation

Rajnath Singh holds one to one meeting with J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar; On four-day visit to review security situation

One to One meeting of Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is underway at Nehru Guest House in Srinagar. The Home Minister arrived Srinagar this morning on a four day visit to review the security situation in the state. He is accompanied by the Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of his Ministry. During his visit to the state, he will also meet the Governor NN Vohra. He will also interact with Jammu and Kashmir Police jawans, CRPF and BSF jawans in the…

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Haryana: Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda arrested for inciting violence in Panchkula after conviction of Dera Chief

Haryana: Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda arrested for inciting violence in Panchkula after conviction of Dera Chief

Two key functionaries of Dera Sacha Sauda and were arrested for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula following the conviction of the sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape case. Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police said, Chamkaur Singh, who is the incharge of Dera centre in Panchkula and Daan Singh, who is also a key Dera functionary, have been arrested from Chandigarh. Special investigation team of Haryana police headed by ACP Panchkula Headquarters Mr Mukesh Malhotra has arrested them. Both were wanted In case of fuelling riots in Panchkula…

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