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Tripura CPM Secy Requests CEC For Probe In NSA’s Presence At BJP-RSS Meet

New Delhi: Tripura CPM state secretary has shot off a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, demanding an inquiry into the reasons for National Security Advisor AjitDoval's presence at a BJP-RSS meet to discuss elections in the north eastern states of Tripura, Mehghalaya and Nagaland.

Earlier, the Left had sought a clarification from Union home minister Rajnath Singh over the episode.

Attaching copies of newspaper reports that claim Doval was present at the BJP-RSS' election strategy meeting for the poll-bound north eastern states, Tripura state secretary of CPM, BijanDhar referred to the move as a "misuse of administration" that is a "real threat to the democratic system of the country".

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Hardik Says Not Hindutva But Hindustan Is Certainly Is In Danger

New Delhi: Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel has asserted that not Hindutva but Hindustan (India) is in danger as various sections of the society are under threat.
After meetingVishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president PravinTogadia- who had mysteriously gone disappeared for around 12 hours on Monday,  Hardik said, "I do not believe that Hindtuva is in danger but I firmly believe that chief of the Hindu organisation is in danger. I must say that farmers are in danger and unemployed youths are in danger. Thus entire Hindustan (India) is in danger. People know who conspired this plan of making Togadia disappeared," said Hardik before reporters on being asked if he thinks that 'Hindutva' is in danger.

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Government To Deregister 1.20 Lakh More Companies In Its Fight Against Black Money

New Delhi: The government has decided to strike off the names of 1.20 lakh more companies from the official records for various non-compliances as part of its continuing fight against the black money menace.

Nearly 2.26 lakh companies have already been deregistered and around 3.09 lakh directors associated with these entities have been disqualified. The latest decision to strike off more 1.20 lakh companies from official records came after a review meeting of the actions taken with respect to deregistered firms last week.

Minister of State for Corporate Affairs P PChaudhary, who chaired the review meeting, has directed officials to expedite action against the companies that are to be struck off the records.

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Sharif Dismisses As 'Flop' Corruption Charges Against Him

New Delhi: Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has compared the corruption cases against him with a 'flop' movie as he appeared before an accountability court trying him for graft in the Panama Papers scandal that compelled him to resign.

The cases were launched on September 8 following the Supreme Court verdict of July 28 that disqualified Sharif as prime minister and ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for institution of cases against him.

Sharif, 68, arrived in the court - his 13th appearance - in Islamabad.

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Tharoor ‘Likes’ Pak Foreign Minister’s Tweet, BJP Snubs

New Delhi: A war of words broke out between BJP's AmitMalviya and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Twitter after the latter "liked" a tweet by Pakistan foreign ministerKhawaja M Asif where he condemned the statement made by Indian Army Chief General BipinRawat.

Terming it a "shameful" act, Malviya, who is BJP's national information and technology in-charge, posted a screen grab of a tweet liked by the Congress leader. The tweet, liked by Tharoor, was from the foreign minister of Pakistan where he had condemned the statement by Indian Army Chief BipinRawat.

Tharoor refuted Malviya's allegation and said that he uses Twitter's like feature as a bookmark to revisit them (the liked tweet) at a later time.