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Bihar saw new political groupings in 2015

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The triumph of the grand alliance in the hard-fought Bihar poll battle became the biggest news in the state in 2015.

The installation of the JD(U)-RJD-Congress government under Nitish Kumar ended an eventful year as far as politics was concerned.

Nitish was sworn-in as chief minister for the fifth time on November 20 and the ceremony was attended by top leaders of major anti-BJP parties showcasing Opposition unity against the Narendra Modi-led NDA at the Centre.

Campaigning for the high-stakes polls saw Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and a host of central ministers criss-crossing Bihar in a bid to undo the defeat they had met at Delhi and reconfirm that the NDA government has not lost momentum after Lok Sabha elections.

But a formidable social composition of backward castes and Muslims crafted by veterans of ‘Mandal politics’ Lalu Prasad and Nitish succeeded in decimating the four-party NDA as it won 178 of the 243 seats in the Bihar House.

BJP and its allies LJP, Hindustani Awam Morcha and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) could muster only 58.

The results also saw the return of RJD chief Lalu, who has been disqualified from contesting poll after conviction in a multi-crore Fodder scam, to the centrestage.

RJD won the maximum number of 80 seats followed by JD(U) 71, BJP 53 and Congress 27.

Lalu extracted his pound of flesh and managed to install his sons Tejaswi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav as Deputy Chief Minister and at number three in the government respectively.

Tejaswi was chosen over many seniors within his own party like Abdul Bari Siddiqui.

Nitish managed to win the all-important position of Speaker of the 16th Vidhan Sabha for his close aide Vijay Chaudhary.

The biggest gainer was Congress, which had almost lost ground in Bihar politics, as it won 27 seats and got four ministerial berth in the new government.

With chorus of protest against his appointee Jitan Ram Manjhi as chief minister getting shriller, Nitish had to do a course correction and returned to the seat after removing Manjhi.

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Post violence, Lal Quila metro station closed, entry to Jama Masjid station restricted

“Services at Delhi Metro stations, which were closed yesterday, had resumed late night. Lal Quila station has been closed again and entry to Jama Masjid station is restricted as of now. Normal services are there at all other stations,” a senior DMRC official said.

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A day after violence broke out during the farmers’ tractor parade in the national capital, Delhi Metro authorities on Wednesday shut the Lal Quila station and restricted entry to the Jama Masjid station amid heavy security deployment at the Red Fort.

A large number of metro stations in central, north and west Delhi areas, including Lal Quila, ITO, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate, Indraprastha, were shut on Tuesday soon after the tractor parade had taken a violent turn.

“Services at Delhi Metro stations, which were closed yesterday, had resumed late night. Lal Quila station has been closed again and entry to Jama Masjid station is restricted as of now. Normal services are there at all other stations,” a senior DMRC official said.

Security has been beefed up in several places across the national capital especially at the Red Fort and farmer protest sites, with deployment of additional paramilitary forces following the violence.

Delhi Metro also took to social media to inform commuters.

First it tweeted in the morning that “Entry gates of Lal Quila metro station are closed. Exit is permitted at this station. All other stations are open. Normal services on all lines”.

Later in another tweet, it updated that “Entry/exit gates of Lal Quila metro station are closed. Entry gates of Jama Masjid metro station are closed”.

Average waiting time at Saket metro station on Yellow Line was 35 minutes. In case of any fluctuations in crowd, the waiting time will be informed accordingly, the DMRC had informed in another tweet.

However, in a successive tweet, it said: “Peak Hour Update The average waiting time for Saket has normalised”.

The Delhi Metro currently operates on a network of about 390 kilometres with 285 stations spanning 11 corridors (including NOIDA – Greater NOIDA).

The tractor parade on Tuesday that was to highlight the demands of the farmer unions to repeal three new agri laws dissolved into anarchy on the streets of the city as tens of thousands of protesters broke through barriers, fought with police, overturned vehicles and hoisted a religious flag from the ramparts of the iconic Red Fort.

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Delhi Police detains 200 people in connection with tractor rally anarchy

According to police, the detained people are being questioned. Police said they are likely to detain and question more people in connection with Tuesday’s violence in the national capital.

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The Delhi Police has detained 200 people in connection with the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, officials said on Wednesday.

According to police, the detained people are being questioned. Police said they are likely to detain and question more people in connection with Tuesday’s violence in the national capital.

Tens of thousands of farmers broke barriers to storm the national capital on Tuesday, their tractor parade to highlight their demands dissolving into unprecedented scenes of anarchy as they fought with police, overturned vehicles and delivered a national insult – hoisting a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India’s tricolour.

The Delhi Police has registered 22 FIRs so far in connection with the violence that left over 300 policemen injured, officials said on Wednesday.

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Uttar Pradesh: FIR against 3 journos for ‘mischievous’ report

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Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 : An FIR has been filed against three journalists in Kanpur Dehat district for alleged ‘public mischief’ and ‘criminal intimidation’.

The journalists were responsible for a news report, which alleged that several government school students ‘shivered in biting cold while government officials were busy with an event’ last week.

The journalists work for a local TV channel that aired the news report.

In his police complaint, Sunil Dutt, the district Basic Education Officer, has alleged the journalists were not even present at the event, and yet they ‘misrepresented the yoga and exercise programme’ that was conducted on Sunday to mark the ‘UP Diwas’.

According to the visuals shown in the programme that was attended by the District Magistrate, a state Minister and local MLAs, the children, in what appears to be their summer uniform, are seen holding toy guns. Students can also be seen performing Yoga.

Another clip shows them in a room, performing exercises. A third clip, also shot indoors, shows them performing the ‘head stand’ or ‘shirshasana’. They are not seen wearing sweaters or winter wear in any of the visuals.

All the guests at the event can be seen clad in winter wear.

According to the official’s complaint, the children were made to take off their winter wear, only for the exercises.

“It is well-known that yoga and physical exercises cannot be carried out in winter wear and requires loose clothing. Local education officials followed this, and made the children take off their winter clothing and wear loose and light clothes for the exercises and then all the children immediately put on their winter wear again,” the basic education officer said in his complaint.

District Magistrate Dinesh Chandra Singh said, “I am very pained to see that some journalists, who were not even there, have published news that the children were shivering in the cold. You can see that a child who performs Yoga cannot do it wearing a sweater or a coat or pants. These children have performed very well, I appreciate them. And we will see what is to be done for those who have carried this report.”

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