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BJP charges Mamata with "dividing" people; CPI-M says TMC has nexus with saffron outfit

BJP charges Mamata with "dividing" people; CPI-M says TMC has nexus with saffron outfit

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The BJP today slammed Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for what it said her attempts to "divide" the people of West Bengal on communal lines even as the saffron party said Ms Banerjee will soon realise that her appeasement politics has backfired. "She will realise her folly. Probably she is already realising. Now she has overdone her appeasement so much that today she has to say, 'I am a Hindu'. She has to prove her credential," senior BJP leader in the state Rahul Sinha told Times Now news channel. Mr Sinha accused that the Mamata Banerjee government in the state has tried to "divide" people right from the school level. "Her government today says they will give bicycle to Muslim students but not Hindus," Mr Sinha said. 'Let her speak against us. The more she targets BJP, we will be benefiting more," Mr Sinha said. The BJP leader was reacting to Ms Banerjee's appeal earlier that all regional and like-minded parties should come together to fight the BJP. "I have met Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) several times in Delhi. We have extended our cooperation, but what did we get in return? The Centre is bypassing the state government. It is violating the federal structure. It is interfering in State matters," Ms Banerjee alleged. Meanwhile, CPI-M leader Ritabrata Banerjee in his reaction to Ms Banerjee's appeal for united efforts to counter the BJP said, Trinamool Congress supremo is a "pathological liar". He further alleged that there is a "tacit" understanding between Trinamool Congress and the BJP. "On the eve of 2016 elections, she said if names of tainted leaders were out earlier; she would not have given them tickets. But now she has come out with a conspiracy theory," he said. Earlier, BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said Mamata Banerjee is playing "victim card" as regard the CBI cases against Trinamool leaders. Besides on-going probe into the Sharada chit fund scam, the CBI has this week filed an FIR to launch an investigation against Trinamool leaders on Narada cash-for-job scam under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code. UNI DEVN ADG 1645

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Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

New Delhi/Auraiya, Aug 23 (UNI) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed senior officials to rush to Uttar Pradesh where Delhi-bound 12225 Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya this morning and take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:16 AM
Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Auriyya, Aug 23 (UNI) Around 74 passengers were injured, four of them critically, when Delhi-bound Kaifiyat express train derailed after hitting a loader between Pata and Achalada stations on the busy Kanpur-Delhi grand trunk route under North-Central railway today.

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23 Aug 2017 | 8:52 AM
Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Jammu, Aug 22 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged protest against the BJP here blaming them for 'double standards' on Article 35-A.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:09 PM
SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) In a 3:2 majority judgement, the Supreme Court today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, declaring it unconstitutional, illegal and void.

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22 Aug 2017 | 2:19 PM
Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) More than seven lakh teachers today observed 'black day' across the nation to protest against the privatisation of education and demanding implementation of Seventh Pay Commission.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:41 PM
1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

Mumbai, Aug 22 (UNI) A special TADA court today fixed September 7 as the date for awarding the sentences and final verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, which includes gangster Abu Salem among seven convicts.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:01 PM
DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief  for kin of  sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief for kin of sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) Blaming the AAP led Delhi government and BJP led MCD for the deaths of sanitation workers in recent months, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded Rs 1 crore as compensation for the families of the deceased.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:30 PM
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