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Delhi election: AAP is down but not out

Emboldened by the show of strength at its first public rally since the Lok Sabha elections at Jantar Mantar on August 3, the Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has instructed volunteers to prepare for a December election. On the mend since its disappointing performance in the Lok Sabha polls where it drew a blank in Delhi despite its dream debut in the assembly polls, the party is desperate for a come-back in Delhi. Kejriwal has announced that the party will launch a door-to-door campaign from Wednesday (August 13) to build public pressure on the Centre to dissolve the assembly and hold elections in the Capital.
AAP, however, seems keen on raising hell over the political impasse in the Capital hoping to capitalise on the backlash against the BJP for the power and water crisis and is expecting to see a further drift of votes from the Congress to itself. But political commentators feel AAP may not be able to pull off a repeat of its December 2013 performance.Delhi has been under Presi…

Maintenance Of Each MP Flat Costs 2.95 Lakhs A Year

NEW DELHI: The average annual cost of maintenance of each flat in North and South Avenues meant for Members of Parliament is 2.95 lakhs, Lok Sabha was informed.

The expenditure incurred per year on the maintenance of the MPs' flats in South and North Avenues per year since 2011-12 has been 17.50 cr, 18.28 cr and 20.45

cr respectively, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply.

He said an expenditure of 3.52 cr has been incurred during April-July 2014 for the maintenance of the flats.

Naidu stated that there are a total of 62,952 dwelling units under Type-I to Type-VIII categories General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in Delhi for allocation to central government employees.

These include-56,261 under Type-I to Type-IV, 183 (Type-VII) and 125 (Type-VIII).

Minister said that out of turn allotment ranged from 1.19 per cent in respect of Type-I to Type-IV accommodation and 4.37 percent in case of Type-VA category.

Naidu further said that ho…

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away.
"Even when she was hit with stones she did not scream or move," said an opposition activist who said he witnessed the stoning near the football stadium and the Bajaa garden in the city of Raqqa, the main Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State group.
The July 18 stoning was the second in a span of 24 hours. A day earlier, 26-year-old Shamseh Abdullah was killed in a similar way in the nearb…

Congress acting at Pakistan's behest: BJP

During the discussion on Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said Congress never spoke up for displaced Kashmiri Pandits. NEW DELHI: Amid uproar over the Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha on August 13, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yogi Adityanath said that the Congress party was 'working at Pakistan's behest', CNN IBN reports.

The MP was quoted by CNN IBN a saying, "There were incidents that took place in Mumbai at Azad Maidan where police people were beaten up but the Congress never spoke on that issue. "

"They also did not speak up when Kashmiri Pandits were displaced from their homes. They are working on 'Pakistan agenda'."

The discussion of the Bill was an unpleasant mud-slinging exercise in the Lok Sabha with the Congress accusing the ruling BJP of  'polarising voters'.

Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha, said there was an attempt to polarise voters in states and re…

DON'T MISS 1 - 6 of 7 Should You Keep Using Your Colgate Total Toothpaste?

By Katie JenningsGetty/ Scott Olson Colgate Total toothpaste contains an antibacterial ingredient called triclosan. As we recently reported, a Bloomberg News story raised concerns over the potentially harmful effects of the chemical.
While long-term research in humans is lacking, several studies of the effects of triclosan in mice and rats found adverse health effects at high concentrations, including reduced fertility and increased cancer risk . But it's difficult to say if these results would translate into humans, especially because we've been exposed to triclosan in various products for decades. Recent headlines with phrases like " cancer-causing chemical " or " cancer-linked ingredient " are overhyped and fail to account for this. And while any link with cancer probably sounds scary, it's important to keep in mind that the compound is in the toothpaste for a reason: It helps fight gingivitis, a common disease that causes inflammation and …

Mulayam is a 'hijra’, says SP leader Azam Khan

The controversial leader was caught on camera calling SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav a ‘hijra’ for not doing enough for the development of Uttar Pradesh.Yahoo India
NEW DELHI: Already under fire for his alleged role in the recent communal riots in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan may land himself in more trouble for his verbal tirade against party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Addressing a gathering at his constituency, Rampur, the controversial Samajwadi Party leader was caught on camera calling Mulayam Singh Yadav a ‘hijra’ (a eunuch, or a pejorative term to denote impotence) for not doing enough for the development of many constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.

Azam Khan also said that Rampur developed because of him and not because of Mulayam Singh Yadav.

He dismissed claims of Mulayam Singh Yadav being the force behind Rampur's development, saying if it was the SP supremo behind the progress of his constituency then why did he prove such a disappointmen…

Azad Maidan riot : Will this treachery go unpunished?

Shravan Krushnapaksha 1, Kaliyug Varsha 5116
On the occasion of two years being completed since the riot by fanatics on Azad Maidan in Mumbai What happened to the violence caused by Raza Academy under the pretext of Fanatic gathering 2 years ago on 11th August ? What happened to the injured police and the lady constable attacked by the fanatics on that day there ? What punishment has been given to those responsible for this kind of unpardonable act ? What punishment has been given to those who were instrumental in preconceiving this riot ? Were all participating in the said riot have been put behind the bar ? Are they punished ? All these questions have remained unanswered.
1. Understand the mentality of kicking and destroying the Monument of Amar Jawan ! It is said that public memory is short; but it is not so with everyone. Where are those intellectuals forgetting Godhra but making furore over Gujarat riots still ? Why the media shouting in the name of Saffron terrorism ha…

Muslim groups plan to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for abolition of regressive personal laws

Fatwas are not law. The Indian Constitution is supreme and more important than all.- Syed Bhai of the Muslim Satyashodhak MandalWith a change of government at the Centre, progressive Muslim organisations are hoping that regressive, anti-women laws will be replaced with those based on gender parity. Syed Bhai of the Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal, which has worked for eradicating social evils like oral, one-sided talaq, nikah halala (wherein a woman divorced by her husband has to marry another man and consummate the marriage before she is divorced by him and can return to her first husband) and fundamentalism, said they were planning to meet prime minister Narendra Modi with like-minded organisations to petition him on legal reform. Syed Bhai spoke to DNA's Dhaval Kulkarni about his expectations from the meeting. 
What are your expectations from the Centre regarding change in Muslim personal laws?
​We hope that laws which are biased against women are changed and measures tak…

Every nation has two tiers, general masses and the rulers.

On Thursday, August 7, 2014 4:11:52 AM, "savarkar vinayak [proudHindu]" wrote:

[Attachment(s) from savarkar vinayak included below]
Every nation has two tiers, general masses and the rulers.
If such wisdom and knowledge, as we see in the e-mail below, remains at the lower level only (masses) but does not touch or move the top level, i.e., the RULERS, such discoveries remain futile and fizzle out. The nation enters another disaster like Partition. rajput  =======
In a message dated 06/08/2014 20:44:55 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

August 5,2014 Yesterday was 100 the anniversary of I st world war, started in 1914. To day, August 5, 2014 Japan is remembering Hiroshima, subjected to Atom bomb attackSuch devastating wars are not things of past. While the news stories about smaller wars like in Ukraine or middle east  are making headlines, behind the glare of such news items, quietly or not so quietly preparations…

Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) : Pastor, four others held for forcing minor girls into prostitution

Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) : Police have arrested a CSI pastor, a youth and three women on charges of forcing two minor girls into prostitution in Cuddalore district. 
The pastor and the youth were also charged of raping the minor girls. 
The arrested were identified as Aruldoss, 60, from Tittakudi, Satishkumar from Vadalur, Dhanalakshmi, Kala and Jameena from Tittakudi. Police arrested them on Tuesday night and produced them before a magistrate, who remanded them in judicial custody. 
Police said the girls, Class 7 and Class 9 dropouts, from Tittakudi went missing on July 8. Their parents lodged a complaint with the Tittakudi police on July 11. 
The police managed to trace the girls, one aged 12 years and other 14 years, by tracking the signal from their cellphone. 
They detained Satishkumar, with whom the girls spoke frequently, and rescued the girls from his custody. 
Inquiries revealed that the girls had been raped by the pastor and Sathiskumar and sold to pimps. 
Police produced the …

The Lost Hindu Empire of Cambodia

Shuklapaksha 13/14, Kaliyug Varsha 5116
Cambodian Hindu Temples : An indescribable charm that one immediately imbibes at first sight. To see all the ruins will take many trips to Cambodia but anyone with curiosity about the eastward spread of the Indian Diaspora in yesteryears must pay at least a visit to Cambodia. Cambodians have not forgotten their history; they still pay their obeisance to god Vishnu and Shiva,
Cambodia : The Lost Hindu Empire A visit to Cambodia is recommended for any Indian with an interest in the erstwhile history of India. For nowhere in the world outside India one can see the glory of its past splendor so well exhibited as in Cambodia. There are several hundred Hindu and Buddhist temple ruins throughout the countryside, especially around the town of Siem Reap near the large lake Tonle Sap. Siem Reap is the heart of the country. Here is where the splendid temple Angkor Wat has stood for nearly nine hundred years.
Mostly neglected for centuries and then …


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