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Nadda takes over as BJP president

PTI New Delhi Jagat Prakash Nadda on Monday was elected unopposed as the BJP’s national president, taking over the reins from Amit Shah whose tenure of five-and-a-half years saw the party turning into a formidable election-winning machinery despite occasional setbacks. The 59-year-old leader from Himachal Pradesh, seen as an affable and low-key politician, enjoys the trust of Prime Minister Narendra …

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Nirbhaya case: convict’s plea he was minor dismissed by SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Monday rejected the plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case challenging the Delhi High Court order, which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of offence saying he cannot reagitate the issue by filing fresh application. The bench dismissed the plea of death …

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Delhi students hold protest denouncing CAA, NRC

PTI New Delhi Hundreds of students marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar on Monday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register for Citizens. Students, belonging to different universities, raised slogans demanding “azaadi” from the new citizenship law and carried posters which read “We stand united against CAA’, ‘Agar tum decent hote toh dissent ko samajhte’ …

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19 people convicted in Bihar shelter home case

PTI New Delhi A Delhi court Monday convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 others for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home. Additional sessions judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha convicted Thakur for aggravated sexual assault under POCSO Act and gangrape. The shelter home was run by Thakur, former MLA of Bihar People’s Party. The court acquitted one of …

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ED arrests Vadra’s close aide

IANS New Delhi In more troubles for Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law  Robert Vadra, who is being probed for laundering money in overseas’ assets case by the  Enforcement Directorate, the central probe agency has arrested NRI businessman C C   Thampi, officials said on Monday.  An ED official told IANS: “Thampi was arrested from New Delhi on Friday evening in  connection …

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Exams not everything, PM tells students

PTI New Delhi A “technology free” room in homes, extracurricular activities chosen on the basis of interest not glamour and realising that exams are not everything were some of the tips Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered students getting ready for exams. Reaching out to students across the country through the third edition of the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ programme …

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Nadda likely to succeed Shah as new BJP president

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to get its new national president in place of Amit Shah on Monday, with its working president J P Nadda expected to be elected to the post unopposed. Top party leaders, including Union ministers and those from states, are likely to arrive at the BJP headquarters to file nominations in support …

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Kejriwal comes out with ‘guarantee card’ to woo Delhites

New Delhi: Free bus ride for students, deployment of mohalla marshals for women security, a 24-hour supply of power and clean piped water for every household and reducing pollution to one-third were among the ten steps “guaranteed” by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday to woo the Delhi electorate. Releasing ‘Kejriwal ka guarantee card’ ahead of February 8 assembly …

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AAP govt ‘trying to save’ Nirbhaya case convicts, alleges BJP

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday accused the Arvind Kejriwal-led government of “trying to save” the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape case instead of ensuring justice to her family, as it trained guns at the AAP over “delay” in their hanging.  At a press conference held at the party headquarters here, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also …

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JNU students’ union to move High Court today

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union on Sunday said it will approach the Delhi High Court on January 20 seeking a direction for quashing the new hostel manual which has provisions for fee hike.    In a statement, the students’ body said it will be filing the plea on Monday against the Inter-Hall Administration manual which, it claimed, …

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