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Delhi HC dismisses BJP leader’s plea to remove defamatory content

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of a BJP leader, who is contesting the Delhi Legislative Assembly election on February 8, to direct a news daily and Internet giant Google to take down allegedly defamatory content relating to him. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh rejected the plea challenging an interim order …

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Anurag Kashyap refuses to fly IndiGo

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has lent support to comedian Kunal Kamra by not flying in IndiGo Airlines. He chose Vistara instead. “No @IndiGo6E.. on @airvistara .. in solidarity with @kunalkamra88,” Kashyap tweeted on Monday.   Kashyap came out in support of Kamra after the latter was banned from four airlines including IndiGo, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet. Kamra was banned after …

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Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests are by design: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the protests against the new citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh and other areas here are not a coincidence but an “experiment” and a political conspiracy to destroy the country’s harmony, as he accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress of fuelling the stir for vote bank politics. Addressing his …

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Third coronavirus case in India detected in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: India reported a third novel coronavirus case on Monday with another Kerala student from Wuhan university in China testing positive for the infection as the Left from government declared the epidemic as a “state calamity”. Hours after the confirmation of the third coronavirus case from the state, where over 2,000 people are under watch at houses and hospitals, Health …

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BJP notice to Hegde over Gandhi freedom struggle remark

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday demanded a sedition case against BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde for his swipe at Mahatma Gandhi, while a red-faced BJP initiated disciplinary proceedings by serving him a show-cause notice seeking an explanation. A senior BJP leader said its top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is “upset” with the sixth-term Lok Sabha MP, who was …

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Bedlam in RS over CAA, NPR

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out on Monday as Opposition members raised slogans against the government, demanding a debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act  and the national population register. As soon as the House assembled at 3 pm after repeated adjournments, Opposition members including those from the Congress, TMC, CPI-M started raising slogans against the NPR and CAA …

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VHP identifies 30 places in UP for religious re-conversion

Prayagraj: After announcing that it would end ‘forced conversions’ by 2024, the  Vishwa Hindu Parishad has now identified 30 places in eight districts of eastern Uttar  Pradesh where alleged religious conversions by Christian missionaries are taking place. Some of the identified districts include Sonebhadra, Mirzapur, Chandauli, Varanasi city,  Varanasi rural, Prayagraj, Kaushambhi, Amethi and Jaunpur. The list was compiled on …

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SC to frame legal questions on bias against women in religious places

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it will frame legal questions to be adjudicated by a nine-judge bench on religious discrimination against women at various religious places, the larger concerns which have arisen during the Sabarimala temple case. The nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it will inform the parties about the …

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BJP’s Hegde demeans freedom movement

New Delhi: The Congress hit out at the ruling BJP on Monday over its leader Anantkumar Hegde’s remarks against the Mahatma Gandhi-led freedom movement, saying a sedition case should be slapped against the former Union minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise for it. The Opposition party demanded that Modi must come to Parliament and clarify his position on …

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India’s second case of coronavirus confirmed

New Delhi/Thiruvanathapuram: India on Sunday reported its second coronavirus case with another student, who had returned to Kerala from Wuhan testing positive, while 323 more Indians and seven Maldivians were brought back by air from the Chinese city, epicentre of the outbreak, taking the number of evacuees to 654. The government also announced temporary suspension of e-visa facility for Chinese …

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