Monday , 18 February 2019

National News

SC keeps pending petitions challenging notification on entry of minorities

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance a challenge to two notifications on the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act that permitted religious minorities facing persecution in the neighbouring countries, except Muslims, to stay in India even if they had entered without valid documents. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan ... Read More »

JNU sedition case: Kanhaiya, nine others chargesheeted

PTI   NEW DELHI Nearly three years after former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others were accused of raising anti-India slogans, the Delhi police on Monday charged them with sedition. Kumar described the chargesheet as “politically motivated” and questioned its timing, just months ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The 1,200-page chargesheet in which former Jawaharlal Nehru University ... Read More »

SC refuses to quash FIR against Teltumbde

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash the Pune police’s FIR against civil rights activist Anand Teltumbde in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima violence and for his alleged Maoist links. The apex court also refused to interfere with the ongoing investigation in the case. However, a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices ... Read More »

AAP to tell voters ‘reality’ of Modi govt

IANS   NEW DELHI The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it will come out with details of how the Modi government destroyed institutions and democracy in the last five years so that voters know the “reality” before they decide the country’s future in 2019. Blaming the BJP-led Central government for leaving no stone unturned in targeting its ... Read More »

Opposition alliance opportunist: Modi

IANS   NEW DELHI Calling the Opposition alliance “opportunist”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the parties coming together ahead of the Lok Sabha polls of practicing negative politics for their own existence and said the BJP was not in politics for “divide and rule” or building vote banks. The Prime Minister’s attack come during his interaction with booth ... Read More »

‘Only 73 women judges in High Courts’

PTI NEW DELHI Only 73 judges out of the 670 judges serving in various high courts are women, the government has informed a parliamentary committee. The government also pointed out that against the sanctioned strength of 1,079 judges as on March 23, 2018, only 670 judges are working in 24 high courts of the country, leaving 409 vacancies. “There are ... Read More »

Ekla chalo re: Congress to contest all 80 LS seats in UP

PTI LUCKNOW Left out of the SP-BSP pre-poll tie-up in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday announced that it would go it alone on all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the upcoming general election. After a brainstorming session with senior party leaders, Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad, however, said his party would ... Read More »

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

PTI MUMBAI Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him on his 2018 film ‘Sanju’ and the filmmaker has denied the allegations, terming them “false” and “malicious” and aimed at destroying his reputation. In an article on HuffPost India, the woman, who calls herself “an assistant”, alleged that Hirani sexually abused her more ... Read More »

Verma removal row: Sikri turns  down govt offer

PTI NEW DELHI Justice A K Sikri on Sunday withdrew his consent to a government offer to nominate him for president/member in the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal.       The government is understood to have recommended Supreme Court Justice Sikri’s name for CSAT late last year. Taking note of the development, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet that “when ... Read More »

SP, BSP to contest 38 seats each in UP

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: Once arch-rivals, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance. Please like & share: Read More »