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Fadnavis Demands Unconditional Apology From Rahul Gandhi Over His ‘My Name Is Not Rahul Savarkar’ Remark

New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday demanded an “unconditional apology” from Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his ‘My name is not Rahul Savarkar’ remark.

Talking to reporters here, Fadnavis also announced that the BJP would boycott the customary tea party to be hosted by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, on the eve of the winter session of the state Assembly.

“Congress leader Rahul Gandhi should tender an unconditional apology over his remarks on Savarkar. He does not seem to have studied India’s history of the Independence movement,” Fadnavis said.

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Guest Teachers And Research Scholars Get Support From 100 Varsities Against Unjust Demand Of Ad Hoc Absorption

New Delhi: The government has shifted higher education secretary R Subrahmanyam to department of social justice and empowerment as it is being said that he reportedly failed to manage situation in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) during students protest on fee hike and given them lots of concession to Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) still neither JNU students nor DU teachers called off their strike. DU teachers are protesting for the demand that is legally untenable.

But actually the demand for which DU ad hoc teachers are protesting from the first week of December has caused another protest in Delhi as they ignored guest teachers and allegedly some such demands were put before the MHRD and accepted that appeared injustice to researchers. So the guest and researchers have mobilized people from across the country to oppose the DUTA shenanigans. “We are doing everything to connect with such people who are at the receiving end due to the compromise reached upon between the MHRD and DUTA. We are also against absorption as it is illegal and unconstitutional,” said Aman Kumar, one of the protesting activists.

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Well Educated Unemployed Youths Made Tea And Pakora In Their Graduation Robs During Congress’ Rally

New Delhi: Monty Shukla and Sanjay Yadav, law graduates, Nagesh Kariappa, an MBA holder and Manish Kumar, who has a PhD in international relations, stood on the road outside central Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Saturday dressed in their graduation robes making tea and pakodas (fritters). They loudly called out to every passerby, “berozgaaron ki chai...pakode” (tea and fritters by the unemployed). They were there as part of the Congress’ ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally, which was addressed by senior party leaders.

“I do not come from a very affluent family, but my parents pushed me to pursue higher education so that I do not have to face the fate they had to. Even after completing their post-graduation, young people in the country are unemployed, and the BJP government is responsible for it,” said Kariappa, who travelled from Kerala to attend the rally.

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PM Says Lot More To Be Done For Conservation Of Ganga Even As Namami Gange Project Gives Some Encouraging Results

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that much was left to be done regarding the conservation of the Ganga even as the Namami Gange project for it has so far given some encouraging results. He added that the results included zero waste creation by paper mills and a reduction in pollution from tanneries on the banks of the river.

Modi emphasised on the need for greater awareness regarding the project and added that the public participation was a must for a clean Ganga. “Efficiency of district Ganga committees should be improved in all the districts for effective implementation of the project,” he said as he reviewed the progress of works under the Namami Gange project here.

Modi said that cleaning of the Ganga was long pending and the Namami Gange was brought in as a comprehensive initiative for it.

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Kerala HC Pulls Up Government Asking How Many More Must Die Before Pothole-Ridden Roads Are Repaired

New Delhi: Kerala High Court pulled up the state government and asked how many more must die before the state’s pothole-ridden roads are repaired. Friday’s stinging condemnation comes after a 23-year-old motorbike rider was crushed to death while negotiating a pothole in Kochi a day earlier. The court also tendered an oral apology to the parents of the deceased.

“A young man has lost his life on the road. The pillar of a family has been lost. We bow our heads in shame. The court apologizes to the parents of the young man on behalf of the society,” Justice Devan Ramachandran observed while hearing another accident case.

The court slammed the government and said some of its recent orders on damaged roads had not been implemented properly and added that it had “lost faith” in government officials who “roam around in AC cars”.