Friday , 20 April 2018

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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 »

Sitharaman brushes aside Army’s concerns over shortage of funds

PTI   THIRUVIDANTHAI Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday brushed aside the Army’s concerns over severe shortage of funds to procure new equipment and weapons, asserting that there was no reason to worry as adequate financial resources are being made available to the armed forces. The Army had told a Parliamentary Standing Committee that it was reeling under severe fund ... Read More »

Rabri, Tejashwi ‘return’ state security, slam Nitish Kumar

PTI   PATNA Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her two sons, Tejashwi and Tej Pratap Yadav, on Wednesday “returned” their state security cover, protesting withdrawal of guards from her residence here. State government officials and the ruling Janata Dal (United) defended the recall of security from Rabri Devi’s house, saying the house guards had been provided to her ... Read More »

Indo-Vietnam pact on transfer of convicted prisoners gets enforced

PTI NEW DELHI An Indo-Vietnam pact for transfer of each other’s sentenced prisoners to serve their remaining terms in their own countries has come into effect with its ratification by the two nations. In a gazette notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs said the treaty between India and Vietnam on mutual transfer of sentenced prisoners has come into effect following ... Read More »

PM to observe fast on April 12 against Parliament washout

NEW DELHI/MOTIHARI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a day-long fast on Thursday with BJP MPs to protest the recent washout of the budget session of Parliament, while party chief Amit Shah will hold a sit-in at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka on the same day. Please like & share: Read More »

Anti-quota bandh evokes poor response

BHOPAL/JAIPUR/LUCKNOW: A nationwide anti-quota bandh call, given largely through social media, turned out to be a damp squib on Tuesday with virtually no impact on the ground amid heavy security arrangements. Please like & share: Read More »