Musi River Pavilion – Miscreants have an eye to transform it into a temple

A beautiful pavilion built of stone was constructed at the bank of Musi River to view the flowing waters. It is very regrettable that in the river belt many religious structure have been constructed. Five such beautiful pavilions were constructed near Osmania General Hospital out of which two have been dismantled. In one of the pavilions, a sadhu who has come from Haryana is staying for the past few days. When the reporter of Siasat Urdu Daily talked to him, he said that there are grave of many Hindu saints here and therefore he is taking care of these graves.

President of Urdu Academy Jeddah ( Saudi Arabia) meets Mr. Zahid Ali Khan

Mr. Syed Jamalullah Qadri, President of Urdu Academy, Jeddah met Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily at his office yesterday and congratulate him on social and welfare activities of Siasat Urdu Daily. He also applauded the efforts of Minorities Development Forum of Siasat Urdu Daily for taking steps for the marriages of Muslim boys and girls. He desired to organize a Du-ba-Du (Face-to-face) matrimonial alliances program in Jeddah also. He said that he would talk to Consul General of India at Jeddah in this regard.

–Siasat News

Valedictory function of Chiropractic Doctors

On the successful completion of Chiropractic medical camp held at Abid Ali Khan Eye Hospital, the team of doctors of Palmer Hospital of America was given a warm sendoff. The valedictory function was presided over by Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily. Present on this occasion were Dr. Moin Ansari, Head of the Nutrition Department of Palmer University (USA) and his wife Ms. Shahida Ansari. The team of doctors thanked the management of Siasat Urdu Daily and Abid Ali Khan Eye hospital.

–Siasat News

Workshop at Ravindra Bharti on employment opportunities

A job opportunities workshop will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Ravindra Bharti. Prof. Narendra Naath, Mr. Charan Das, Ms. Sheetla and Mr. Hamid will deliver lectures on employment opportunities. An aptitude test will be held at 3:30 p.m. for which registration would be made at 1 p.m. All the participating students will be given a certificate. Interested candidates may register their names at Ravindra Bharti.

–Siasat News

Minority offices in all districts – Mahmood Ali

Govt. of Telangana has decided to construct offices for Minorities departments in all the districts. This was informed by Mr. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Dy. CM of Telangana State in a meeting held yesterday with the officials of the Department of Minorities Welfare. He instructed the District Minorities Welfare Officers to identify wakf lands in the districts. Govt. will construct offices on these lands at its own cost. He has also instructed them to submit a report by the first week of April.

Unique Heart transplant operation by Yashoda Hospital Doctors – Heart brought from Bangalore

A rare and unique heart transplant operation was performed on a 46-year old woman by a team of doctors of Yashoda Hospital in Secunderabad on Saturday.
A woman from Khammam district was undergoing treatment for heart ailment in the hospital and was in a serious condition. Meanwhile a 35-year old person who met with a ghastly accident in Bangalore was admitted in Victoria Hospital there and he was declared brain-dead.

At party meet, Kejriwal wanted to quit as AAP Convener

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal had tendered his resignation as party’s National Convener in the National Executive meeting held on Thursday, party sources said, a move which was vehemently opposed by members.

The sources said Kejriwal was upset after a section of leaders raised the issue of him playing dual role of the Delhi Chief Minister and the party convener. Kejriwal is believed to have demanded more freedom to run the party.

The meet was held on Thursday and an informal meet continued until yesterday.

Ousted from JD (U), Manjhi forms new party ‘Hindustan Awaam Morcha’

Ousted Janata Dal (United) leader and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday floated a new party, the ‘Hindustan Awaam Morcha’.

According to reports, the HAM has been formed to counter the JD (U) ahead of Bihar assembly polls to be held later this year. Manjhi’s supporters are said to be predominantly Mahadalits and other backward castes.

Child dies of swine flu in Bengal, toll 8

The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Saturday rose to eight with the death of a two and-a-half-year old child at a city hospital while three fresh cases were reported, taking the total number of positive cases to 115, an official said.

“A child died today (Saturday) at a city hospital. Three fresh cases were detected. The total number of cases has reached 115,” said Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Malay Kumar De.

Most of the cases are being reported from the North 24 Parganas district and from Kolkata while some were reported from Howrah and Hooghly districts.

Police identify gunman in US shooting

Police Saturday identified the gunman who killed seven people before committing suicide in a shooting spree in the US state of Missouri earlier this week.

The attacker was identified as 36-year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge, who had “a minor criminal history”, Xinhua reported citing police.

Aldridge, armed with a handgun, reportedly shot and killed seven people Thursday night in four locations in the small town of Tyrone. He then shot himself in his truck.

Hamas slams terror tag decision by Egypt court

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Saturday slammed an Egyptian court’s decision listing the movement as a terrorist organisation, according to media reports.

“The decision is a coup on history,” said Hamas, adding that “the decision is shocking and dangerous and directly targets the Palestinian people and their armed resistance”, Xinhua reported.

The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters made the ruling after an Egyptian lawyer filed a lawsuit last November, calling for banning Hamas and classifying it as a terrorist organisation.

Over 40 killed as Iraqi forces battle IS

At least 41 people were killed and over 100 injured in Iraq Saturday, as Iraqi forces and allied militiamen clashed with Sunni jihadi group Islamic State, security sources said.

In the deadliest militant attack, three suicide car bombers backed by dozens of IS militants attacked positions of the Iraqi army and allied Shia militia in Iraq’s Salahudin province, Xinhua reported.

The attacks in the Sur-Shnas area near Samarra, 120 km north of capital Baghdad, left at least 16 militiamen and soldiers dead and over 40 wounded, according to a security source.

Health budget a boon for public: Experts

The government’s decision to allocate Rs.33,152 crore for health with special emphasis on improving the public health sector was Saturday hailed by health experts who said the decision to set up new medical institutions will be a boon for the public.

“This budget in all is a forward-looking and stable budget. By linking financial inclusion (Jan Dhan Yojna), social security and health insurance agendas, the finance minister has provided a holistic roadmap for greater access for all in the future,” said Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. managing director Suneeta Reddy.

N-talks at crucial stage: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the nuclear talks with the six world powers has entered a crucial stage.

Zarif made the remarks at a joint press conference with his visiting Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, saying that Iran and the US held detailed and fruitful bilateral talks in the Swiss city of Geneva from February 21 to 23, Xinhua reported.

IS to release 29 Assyrian Christians abducted in Syria

Islamic State (IS) has decided to release 29 Assyrian Christians, who were part of over 200 members of the community kidnapped by the radical group earlier this week, a group monitoring the Syrian war said Saturday.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Assyrian Christian leaders have conducted talks with the IS leadership through mediators to secure the release of abducted members of the community, Xinhua reported.

Budget 2015-16: What is costlier, what is cheaper

The national budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday has the potential to increase what you pay for some commodities while also reducing it for certain categories.

Like in the past the levy on tobacco products has been hiked, making it more expensive for smokers and other tobacco product users.

Excise duty on cigarettes has been increased by 25 percent for cigarettes of length not exceeding 65 mm and by 15 percent for cigarettes of other lengths.

This is the fourth consecutive budget which has raised excise duty on tabacco by more than 18 percent hike in duty.