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Upendra Kushwaha Announces, He Is Reaching Delhi To Discuss Seats With Amit Shah

New Delhi: Amid ugly spat between Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief (RLSP) Upendra Kushwaha and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the RLSP chief said that he was heading for New Delhi where he would seek to meet BJP president Amit Shah to discuss seat-sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

His announcement, made in a tweet, set off speculation that he was trying to reach out to the BJP leadership after his hard stand on the seat adjustment formula within the coalition.

Over the last few days, Kushwaha, also a Union minister, has come under fire from National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders for launching a tirade against chief minister Nitish Kumar. Sources said the BJP leadership is also annoyed with the RLSP chief over his meeting Bihar’s opposition leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav.

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Around A Dozen Jaish-e-Mohammad Terrorists Trying to Move Towards Delhi

New Delhi: Counter intelligence wing of Punjab Police has put the state on high alert about the presence of at least half-a-dozen terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the state. They said that terrorists could be moving towards the national capital.

The reports suggest that the terrorists entered India from the international border in Ferozepur area. A letter issued by the Counter Intelligence Inspector General said: “At least six to seven terrorists are reportedly in Punjab (possibly Ferozepur area) and planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side.”

The note advised the authorities to step up security, especially along the border, and checking across the state.

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Former Law Minister Says, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Has To Learn A Lot Before Becomes Acceptable

New Delhi: Sidelined Congress leader and former law minister Hans Raj Bhardwaj on said that party president Rahul Gandhi has to learn a lot and will become a leader only when the people accept him.

“I don’t consider Rahul Gandhi a leader yet. He’ll understand when he gets a post,” Bhardwaj said.

“Whatever he does in the name of religion, is always wrong …. Congress fails because it indulges in the politics of religion. Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and even I was here. But we never did politics in the name of religion ...” the senior leader said when asked whether the Congress party is trying to counter the BJP by wading into the same territory.

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Tejashwi Yadav Accuses CCTV Camera Installed Atop CM’s House Breaching His Privacy

New Delhi: Former minister in the Bihar government and leader of opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav questioned the location of the CCTV camera installed atop chief minister Nitish Kumar’s house, alleging his privacy was being breached.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, whose house is right behind the chief minister’s 1 Anne Marg residence, claimed that the camera can see all parts of his house, including the bedrooms and kitchen.

“Nitishji, you and your police have all the right to ensure your security, but no right to constantly peep into my bedroom, the main entrance to the house, the kitchen, the residential office through a 360 degree HD camera. I have no problem if you install a camera at the main gate of my house,” he said in a tweet.

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Government And The Central Bank Ironing Out Some Of Their Policy Differences

New Delhi: After Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel’s meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and central bank are getting close to ironing out some of their policy differences. They seek to defuse worsening tensions that had threatened to unnerve investors.

While the rift is far from healed, the sources said enough progress had been made to avoid acrimony at a board meeting of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) next Monday. The threat that RBI Governor Urjit Patel would quit, as reported by some newspapers last week, is also thought to be off the table for now, they said.