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बनारस के बुनकर : न खाते हैं, न बुनते हैं, न पढ़ते हैं और कमाते हैं बेहद मुश्किल से

सिद्धांत मोहन,

वाराणसी: हिन्दी के कथाकार अनिल यादव की एक कहानी बहुत प्रचलित है. कहानी का शीर्षक है 'दंगा भेजियो मौला'. बनारस की बुनकर बस्ती बजरडीहा की त्रासदी इस कहानी में एक ज़रूरी दस्तावेज़ के रूप में सामने आती है. इस कहानी में ज़िक्र है कि जब बजरडीहा के हथकरघों में सीवर का पानी भर जाता है, सीवर का उफनाया पानी जब घरों को टापू में तब्दील कर देता है तो इस मोहल्ले के लोग मदद के लिए दंगों का इंतज़ार करते हैं.

JNU students' meet with VC fails to resolve issues

New Delhi : The meeting with JNU Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Wednesday, held after a long time, has failed to resolve the issues between the authorities and the students community, JNU Students Union (JNUSU) President Mohit Pandey said here.

"The VC (M. Jagadesh Kumar) didn't give us any assurance. He just heard what we said. We met him to show that JNU students do not believe only in protests, which is a measure of last resort," he told IANS on Thursday.

BJP National Executive meet in Delhi from Friday

New Delhi : A two-day meeting of the BJP National Executive will begin here on Friday, nearly a month ahead of the start of assembly elections in five states.

The meet will begin at around 10 a.m. at the NDMC Convention Centre here, in which office-bearers and state unit presidents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will discuss the assembly elections.

Party sources said the Uttar Pradesh elections are likely to take centrestage at the meeting, apart from demonetisation and surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the Line of Control in September 2016.

Mulayam returns to Lucknow after meeting his lawyers, party colleagues

New Delhi : Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday returned to Lucknow after meeting his lawyers, who are understood to have met Election Commission of India officials over the party's symbol issue.

According to party sources, Mulayam Singh, who was accompanied by his younger brother and loyalist Shivpal Singh Yadav, held a meeting with his two lawyers, who on his instructions went to the EC to claim that he was still the chief of the party and the election symbol 'cycle' belonged to him.

However, the lawyers didn't interact with the media persons here.

Modi's note ban illegal, unconstitutional: Congress leader

Guwahati : Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his demonetisation move, AICC General Secretary C.P. Joshi on Thursday said that his unplanned decision to go for the note ban was not only illegal but also unconstitutional.

Joshi, who is also the AICC observer for Assam, said this after emerging from a meeting of the Northeast Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) held at Rajiv Bhavan in Assam's capital city Guwahati.


BJP's 27-member panel to oversee UP polls

Lucknow : Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharti and Kalraj Mishra will be on a 27-member BJP panel set up to oversee the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Party MP Keshav Prasad Maurya, Lucknow Mayor Dinesh Sharma, Arun Singh, Mahendra Singh, Sunil Bansal, Rajya Sabha member Vinay Katiyar, Om Prakash Singh, Suresh Khanna and Laxmikant Bajpayi are among the members on the panel.

BJP spokesman Harish Chandra Srivastava said the panel was set up by Maurya, who is also the Bharatiya Janata Party state unit chief.

Second phase of UP elections: In 2012, BJP lost on all reserved seats, Moradabad elected only Muslim MLAs

By Faisal Fareed,

The second phase of polling in UP will be held on February 15 for 67 seats in 11 districts.

In 2012, among these 67 seats, SP led with 34 seats followed by BSP with 18 seats. BJP won 10 while Congress got three and Peace Party and Ittehad-e-Millat Council won one seat each. However, bypolls were held and Congress won one more seat while SP also got one seat.

BSP releases first list for UP polls

Lucknow : The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday released its first list of 100 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. The list includes 34 Muslims.

Polling to pick a new 403-member assembly will be held between February 11 and March 8.

The BSP list includes Nawab Qazim Ali Khan from Rampur, Ali Yusuf Ali from Chamaruwa, Mohammad Islam Khan from Gunnaur and Syyeda Begum from Budhana in Muzaffarnagar.

Mulayam flies to Delhi to claim 'cycle'

Lucknow : Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday left for New Delhi to again stake his claim on the party symbol, the 'cycle'.

He was accompanied by his brother Shivpal Yadav.

Close aides said Mulayam Singh would give a sworn affidavit to the Election Commission buttress his claim vis-a-vis his leadership of the party.

The Election Commission has served notices to both the Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav factions to provide supporting documents and evidence in their favour for claiming the party symbol.

JUH welcomes Supreme Court judgment against use of religion; says order will ‘relieve’ Muslims

By TCN News

New Delhi:- Maulana Mahmood Madani, General Secretary of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind lauded the Supreme Court judgment against the use of religion, caste, creed or language for seeking votes and said that it will have far-reaching impact.