General Politics

BJP, Trinamool part ways in Bengal

Kolkata : The West Bengal BJP has decided to end its ties with Trinamool Congress. BJP will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls on its own.

"The poll alliance between Trinamool Congress and BJP in Bengal no longer exists," state BJP General Secretary Rahul Sinha told to anews agency.
"Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who is eying on Muslim votebank, has openly declared that she does not want to keep truck with BJP in the state." He added.

Chiranjeevi backs Telangana demand

Privilege Notice against PM rejected

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Friday rejected a Breach of Privilege notice against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The notice on Breach of privilege was given on the issue of Indo-US nuclear deal.

But after that the house witnessed a war of words broke out between speaker and two members of Left parties. And Chatterjee left the proceeding in the mid way of the discussion all of a sudden. The two left leaders include CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta and CPI (M) leader Basudev Acharya.

Railway Minister Lalu Yadav requested Chatterjee not to leave the house, but upset Chatterjee left the house and said that the Left leaders were deliberately making allegations against the Chair.

Seven trains passing through Bihar cancelled

Violence in Bihar has forced the Eastern Railway authorities to cancel seven trains that pass through Bihar.  

"Though there has been no news of any fresh violence on this day, the railway authorities did not want to take any chances," said an Eastern Railway official.

The cancelled trains list includes Bhagalpur-New Delhi Vikramshila Express, the Bhagalpur-Muzaffarpur Jansewa Express, the Sealdah- Balia Express, the Howrah-Patna Janshatabdi Express, the Howrah-Hardwar Puja Special, the Howrah-Raxaul Mithila Express and the Sealdah-Jaynagar Gangasagar Express, an ER press release said. The Sealdah-Udaipur Ananya Express was diverted via Pradhankhunta.

JKLF leaders held after anti-election campaign

Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik and president of Jamiat-e-Ahlahadees Moulana Showkat Shah were arrested on Wednesday night. The police arrested them on the charges of launching an anti- election campaign in north Kashmir.

A senior police officer of the state has confirmed their arrest and said that both of were lodged in Submal Police station.

Their arrests have sparked protests in Maisuma area. Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the angry protesters.

These two break-out factions of Hurriyat Coneference have planned for anti-election campaign through out the valley.

Meanwhile the National Conference has launched its election campaign.

Rae Bareli land controversy: bureaucrat suspended

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