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Man shot at by ‘miscreant’ amid clashes between police in Aligarh

Aligarh (UP), Feb. 23 (PTI): A 22-year-old man was shot at and injured by a miscreant amid clashes that broke out in the old city area here on Sunday between anti-CAA protesters and police after incidents of arson and stone pelting, said officials. T...

23 Feb 2020

As world changes, judiciary needs to keep pace with change in expectations — Justice Kaul

New Delhi, Feb. 23 (PTI): Just as the world is changing, the judiciary has to keep pace with the change in the expectations of society and needs of the vulnerable while also playing the role of a powerful, stabilising and moderating influence, Justic...

23 Feb 2020

CJI says privacy a concern, proposes one law on environment

New Delhi, Feb. 23 (IANS): Chief Justice SA Bobde said the widespread use of technology has also brought with it concerns over mass data collection and an individual’s right to privacy; and also insisted on a single system law cutting across va...

23 Feb 2020

Terrorists, corrupt have no right to privacy — Law minister

New Delhi, Feb. 22 (PTI): Terrorists and corrupt people have “no right to privacy” and these people should not be allowed to abuse the internet, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday. Speaking at the inauguration of the ...

23 Feb 2020

In letter, activists protest Modi-Trump ‘fascist alliance’

Ahmedabad, Feb. 22 (PTI): The “fascist alliance” between”forces attempting to erode democracy and curb freedom of speech and religion” is dangerous not just for India but the world as a whole, a group of over 160 academicians,...

22 Feb 2020

Nationalism, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ being misused to construct militant idea of India — Manmohan

New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI): Nationalism and the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ are being misused to construct a “militant and purely emotional” idea of India that excludes millions of residents and citizens, former prime minister...

22 Feb 2020

For first time, no Opposition delegation to meet US President during official visit

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (PTI): For the first time, no Opposition delegation will officially meet a US President during his visit to India, Congress sources said here on Friday, as no such meeting is scheduled with Donald Trump. According to sources, this ...

21 Feb 2020

Uddhav meets PM Modi for first time since Sena-BJP split

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (IANS): Amid a growing rift between the Shiv Sena and its ideologically opposite alliance partners — Congress and the NCP, Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday....

21 Feb 2020

Shaheen Bagh protesters want SC order on their security if road parallel to protest site is opened

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (PTI): The Shaheen Bagh protesters told the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Friday that if the road parallel to the protest site was opened, the apex court should pass an order ensuring their security. The interlocutors &#...

21 Feb 2020

Move over Nehru-Gandhis; BJP govt. paints the town saffron

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (IANS): An RTI query in 2012 revealed that 12 central and 52 state schemes, 28 sports tournaments and trophies, 19 stadiums, five airports and ports, 98 educational institutions, 51 awards, 15 fellowships, 15 national sanctuaries a...

20 Feb 2020

Rahul sole contender for party president’s post; Cong. on anxieties over leadership issue

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (PTI): Amid concerns in the party over leadership issue and calls for elections to the top post, the Congress Thursday said Rahul Gandhi was a clear successor for party president’s post to his mother and incumbent Sonia Gandh...

20 Feb 2020

SC order on commissioning of women will give clarity in moving forward — Naravane

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI):  Army Chief General M M Naravane on Thursday said a roadmap has been prepared to implement the Supreme Court’s judgement to grant permanent commission to women officers, asserting that the force does not discriminate a...

20 Feb 2020

Avoid ‘nationalism’, it refers to ‘Hitler, Nazism’ — RSS chief

Ranchi, Feb. 20 (IANS): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said people should desist from using the word “nationalism” as it has connotations of “Hitler and Nazism”. “Do not use the word ”Nationalism”. Use &...

20 Feb 2020

About 100 Indians to be brought back from Wuhan by military aircraft — MEA

New Delhi, Feb. 20 (PTI): The aircraft India is sending to Wuhan with medical supplies will evacuate about 100 Indians from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the a...

20 Feb 2020

Tears and defiance as Shaheen Bagh protesters meet SC interlocutors

New Delhi, Feb. 19 (PTI): There were tears and defiance too as the women of Shaheen Bagh poured their hearts out to the two Supreme Court appointed interlocutors on Wednesday, the first attempt to reach out to those sitting in protest against the cit...

20 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal meets Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi, Feb. 19 (PTI): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the first time after taking oath and discussed various issues pertaining to the national capital. Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said both of the...

20 Feb 2020

Guarantee card a priority for Kejriwal cabinet

New Delhi, Feb. 18 (IANS): The ‘Kejriwal ka Guarantee Card’, released by Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls is the top priority of the newly formed government. Just a day after taking charge of the dep...

19 Feb 2020

No train reservation on basis of religion — Piyush Goyal

Hyderabad, Feb. 18 (IANS): Amid row over reports that a berth in Kashi-Mahakal Express is reserved for Lord Shiva, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday made it clear that neither a train was reserved on the basis of religion nor will be reserved ...

19 Feb 2020

Will win battle against coronavirus — Chinese envoy

New Delhi, Feb. 18 (PTI): Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong on Tuesday asserted that China has put in place multi-level control and prevention mechanisms and will win the battle against coronavirus. The envoy said China has allocated RMB 80 billion to c...

19 Feb 2020

Akhilesh dares BJP to take back his security cover

Lucknow, Feb. 18 (PTI): Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he does not need any security cover and dared the BJP to take it back. He said this when asked about the security risk to him as the leader had claimed that he had receive...

19 Feb 2020

At 93, CI Subramanian finishes his masters from IGNOU

New Delhi, Feb. 18 (PTI): “Family responsibilities kept me from pursuing my passion for studies, but at 87, finally, that opportunity knocked on my door,” said 93-year-old CI Sivasubramanian who was the oldest student at the IGNOU convoca...

19 Feb 2020

Suspense looms over execution of Nirbhaya convicts even after issuance of fresh death warrants

New Delhi, Feb. 17 (PTI): A Delhi court on Monday directed the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case to be hanged on March 3, but a cloud of suspense hangs over their execution as one of the condemned prisoners is yet to exhaust his ...

17 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: First batch of 200 Wuhan evacuees discharged from ITBP quarantine

New Delhi, Feb. 17 (PTI): A batch of about 200 people, who were among over 400 quarantined at an ITBP facility in Delhi after being evacuated earlier this month from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, were discharged on Monday, a senior official said. The centre...

17 Feb 2020

Congress mulling to send Priyanka Gandhi to Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (IANS): After its rout in the Delhi Assembly election, a major reshuffle is expected in the Congress where more faces from GenNext are set to be inducted in the party organisation and the Rajya Sabha as well. The Congress is weighi...

17 Feb 2020

India set to host UN’s first biodiversity summit

New Delhi, Feb. 16 (IANS):  India is set to host the UN biodiversity summit that will bring together more than 1,200 delegates from over 110 countries to deliberate on the alarming decline of migratory species in Gandhinagar in Gujarat from Mond...

16 Feb 2020