Thursday , 14 June 2018

National News

Firm action will be taken against criminals, no matter how influential they may be: Yogi

PTI   LUCKNOW Facing severe flak over delay in action against his party MLA accused in the Unnao rape case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government has not deviated from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and will firmly deal with criminals, no matter how influential they might be. Adityanath’s remarks came amidst criticism by political ... Read More »

SC/ST verdict of Supreme Court is basically wrong: ex-CJI Balakrishnan

PTI NEW DELHI Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial SC/ST verdict of the Supreme Court was “basically wrong” as the decision will enable perpetrators to get away from the clutches of law. Balakrishnan, the first Dalit to become CJI (January 14, 2007 to May 12, 2010) also said that this decision of the ... Read More »

PM, Shah lead BJP’s fast

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday led their party MPs across the country for a ‘save democracy fast and protest’ against the washout of the second part of Parliament’s budget session, which they blamed on the Congress. Please like & share: Read More »

FIR filed against BJP MLA in Unnao gangrape case

LUCKNOW: The police in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday registered an FIR against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in Unnao, hours after the government said it would hand the probe over to the CBI. Please like & share: Read More »

Shah attacks Congress, says it has no ‘internal democracy’

DHARWAD: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday lambasted the Congress for the washout of the second half of the Budget session of Parliament, saying a party which lacks “internal democracy” cannot protect democracy in the country. Please like & share: Read More »

Kovind’s intervention sought for ordinance against SC ruling

NEW DELHI: Dalit and civil society representatives on Thursday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind and urged his intervention to ensure an end to suppression of Dalits and an ordinance to nullify a Supreme Court ruling diluting the SC/ST Act. Please like & share: Read More »

Forget farcical fast, reconvene Parliament for debate: Cong to BJP

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday demanded that Parliament be reconvened to debate and legislate on key issues and said the time had come for the BJP to “repent and apologise” to the people instead of indulging in the “theatrics of a farcical fast”. Please like & share: Read More »

CJI has exclusive prerogative to set up benches, says SC

PTI   NEW DELHI Asserting the superior authority of the Chief Justice of India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the CJI is an “institution in himself” and occupies a “unique position” having the “exclusive prerogative” to allocate cases and set up benches. Rejecting a plea for guidelines on the setting up of benches and allocation of work to ... Read More »

Atrocities against minorities, Dalits rising: Manmohan Singh

PTI   CHANDIGARH Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said atrocities against minorities and Dalits were increasing in the country and such incidents, if unchecked, could harm democracy and called for rejection of “divisive policies and politics”. Delivering the first S B Rangnekar Memorial lecture at the Panjab University, his alma mater, here, Singh also said a “dangerous and ... Read More »

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