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Nirbhaya case convicts can’t be hanged on Jan 22: High Court told

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS): The Tihar Jail authorities here on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that “hanging of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case can’t take place on January 22.” “Execution of convicts ...

15 Jan 2020

Four arrested for duping SBI of INR 40 lakh by forged NSCs

Kolkata, Jan. 14 (IANS): Four persons have been arrested from the city and its nearby areas for allegedly duping the SBI of INR 40 lakh which they obtained as loan by submitting forged National Savings Certificates (NSC) as collateral, a police offic...

14 Jan 2020

SC asks states to respond to questionnaire on inclusion of sports in edu. curriculum

New Delhi, Jan. 14 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states to respond to a questionnaire prepared by a senior advocate, who is assisting it as amicus curiae, on whether to include sports in curriculum from elementary to higher educati...

14 Jan 2020

Nirbhaya case: One of four gang rape convicts moves HC against death warrant

New Delhi, Jan. 14 (PTI): One of the four Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts, who are scheduled to be hanged on January 22, moved the Delhi High Court on Tuesday for setting aside the death warrant issued by a trial court. The four convicts ̵...

14 Jan 2020

Probe begins into JNU violence; Aishe Ghosh questioned

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (PTI): A team of Delhi Police’s Crime branch on Monday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru University and questioned three students, including JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh in connection with the January 5 violence on the varsity̵...

13 Jan 2020

Opposition parties demand CAA withdrawal, stoppage of NPR

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (PTI): Opposition parties, led by the Congress, demanded on Monday that the amended Citizenship Act should be withdrawn and the process of NPR immediately stopped, asserting that it was all part of an “unconstitutional packag...

13 Jan 2020

Will approach court for FIR against police ‘brutality’- Jamia VC

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (PTI): Jamia Millia Islamia VC Najma Akhtar on Monday said the varsity administration will explore the possibility of moving court for registration of an FIR against the “police brutality” on campus last month after hun...

13 Jan 2020

Shah goes into huddle again; CEC put off

New Delhi, Jan 13 ((IANS): After BJP held a core group meeting on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday which lasted till 3 am, the party reconvened the meeting on Delhi polls at Amit Shah’s residence. However, the party postponed its central ...

13 Jan 2020

Commissions for protection of child rights can’t become means to obtain power — SC

New Delhi, Jan. 13 (PTI): Terming as “so sad” the fight between National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and West Bengal State CPCR over jurisdiction, the Supreme Court Monday said these forums cannot become means of obtaining ...

13 Jan 2020

Govt won’t rest until Pak refugees made Indian citizens — Shah

Jabalpur, Jan. 12 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said however much the Congress opposes the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the government “will not rest” until all the refugees from minority communities from Pakistan a...

12 Jan 2020

CAA stir: Inter-faith prayer to uphold values of Preamble

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (PTI): People of different faiths came together on Sunday to participate in a ‘sarva dharma sambhava’ ceremony at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, where anti-citizenship law protestors have been demonstrating for almost a mo...

12 Jan 2020

PM renames KoPT after Syama Prasad Mookerjee, draws criticism from oppn.

Kolkata, Jan. 12 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rechristened Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, drawing criticism from the opposition camp, which said he was more of a “name-changer” than a &...

12 Jan 2020

FinMin may use more CMBs in FY21 to meet debt obligations

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (IANS): The government is likely to opt for auctioning of more cash management bills (CMBs) to meet the debt obligations of government bonds in the next fiscal standing at INR 3.02 lakh crore to avoid putting pressure on higher bor...

12 Jan 2020

Killers, rapists among majority of convicts jailed in 2018—NCRB

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (IANS): The majority of convicts lodged in various jails across India in 2018 were convicted for the offences of murder and rape, and Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states and Union Territories for the number of convicts jailed und...

12 Jan 2020

Need to have exclusive special public prosecutors for POCSO cases — SC

New Delhi, Jan. 12 (PTI): Public prosecutors must be trained to deal with child victims and witnesses in sexual harassment cases, the Supreme Court has said and laid emphasis on the need to develop a programme to train them. The top court said there ...

12 Jan 2020

Anti-CAA protests welcome Modi in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan. 11 (IANS): Amid swirling “go back” protests across the city against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here under heavy security protection for a two-day trip to West Bengal during which he would take part in a nu...

11 Jan 2020

Mamata asks PM to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR; joins TMC dharna after meeting

Kolkata, Jan. 11 (PTI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink on the issue of amended Citizenship Act and urged him to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR. Modi told her to come to New Delh...

11 Jan 2020

CAA discriminatory, divisive law; NPR is ‘disguised NRC’ — Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan. 11 (PTI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as a “discriminatory and divisive” law whose “sinister” purpose was to divide people on religious lines, and asser...

11 Jan 2020

1.5 lakh people die in 5 lakh accidents every year in India — Gadkari

Nagpur, Jan. 11 (PTI): Every year, around 1.5 lakh people are killed in five lakh accidents that take place across the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, and expressed remorse that his ministry could not reduce these numbers despite taking s...

11 Jan 2020

Ready to take PoK — Army Chief Naravane

New Delhi, Jan. 11 (IANS): While maintaining that both Northern and Western frontiers are equally important for India, Army chief General M M Naravane on Saturday said whenever government gives the go-ahead, his force is ready to take away Pakistan o...

11 Jan 2020

Our demand for VC’s resignation stands — JNUSU

New Delhi, Jan. 10 (PTI): The JNU Students’ Union stands on its demand for the removal of Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, but any decision on whether to call off the agitation against the fee hike will be taken later, said its president Aishe...

11 Jan 2020

Budget session to begin in Jan-end; officials told to gear up

New Delhi, Jan. 4 (IANS): With the first half of the budget session expected to begin in the last week of January, the ministries have started asking officials to gear up for response to the possible questions from members of Parliament (MPs). “As ...

04 Jan 2020

Vijayan writes to 11 non-BJP chief ministers on CAA

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 3 (IANS): Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to the Chief Ministers of 11 non-BJP ruled states in the country seeking support against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and wanted these states ...

03 Jan 2020

Won’t budge an inch on CAA — Shah

Jodhpur(Raj), Jan. 3 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said the government will not budge an inch on its decision to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act despite the opposition’s misinformation campaign . Launching an “awareness p...

03 Jan 2020

At 67,385, India records highest number of babies born on New Year’s Day—UNICEF

United Nations, Jan. 2 (PTI): India recorded the highest number of babies born worldwide on New Year’s Day with the world’s second most populous country registering an estimated 67,385 births out of the nearly 400,000 babies born globally on that...

02 Jan 2020