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Nirbhaya case: major jolt to Centre, Delhi govt

New Delhi: The Centre and the Delhi government suffered jolts on Friday in the Nirbhaya case with a trial court refusing to issue fresh death warrants against the four convicts and the Supreme Court not favouring issuing notice to the prisoners on the plea against stay of their execution. The first setback came from the apex court, which did not …

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nCoV: Centre directs ports to put in place quarantine system

New Delhi: The government on Friday directed all 12 major ports to immediately put in place screening, detection and quarantine system for disembarking seafarers and cruise passengers to prevent the novel coronavirus even as officials said the situation was under control in the country and was being regularly monitored, including by the Prime Minister’s Office. A detailed statement regarding the …

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Delhi polls today

New Delhi: The national capital votes Saturday to elect a new government, after a campaign in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled no punches against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is eyeing another term in office. The Congress is the third main force in the contest in which 672 candidates are in the fray for 70 assembly seats. …

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SC to hear pleas for removing protestors from Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear the pleas seeking removal of anti-CAA protestors from Shaheen Bagh on February 10, after the Delhi assembly elections as it did not want to “influence” the polls. “We understand there is a problem and we have to see how to resolve it. We will take it up on Monday. …

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‘Prepare inventory of jewellery at Sabarimala temple’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered for the preparation of an  inventory of the sacred jewellery that adorns Lord Ayyappa at the Sabarimala temple and  appointed retired Kerala High Court judge C N Ramachandran Nair to supervise the work. Justice Nair will also appoint the person to prepare the inventory, a bench headed by Justice N V  Ramana …

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CAA protests leading to anarchy, says PM

New Delhi: Hitting out at Pakistan as well as Opposition parties for misleading Muslims on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the act will not harm “any Indian” as well as the “minority” and instigating such protests could lead to “anarchy”. Addressing the Lok Sabha while speaking on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath …

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BJP takes a leaf out of AAP poll campaign to regain Delhi

New Delhi: A group of 12 young men and women, dressed in white kurtas and blue jeans, singing “Kya hua tera vaada?”, a popular old Bollywood song, at a street corner in Janakpuri was amusing for many. But it’s just a slice of Bharatiya Janata Party’s  poll micro engagement plan, which is focusing on street plays, small meetings, medium-sized rallies …

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Bombay HC grants bail to Peter Mukerjea

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora killing case, observing that prima facie there was no evidence of his involvement in the crime. Justice Nitin Sambre granted bail to Peter Mukrjea on a surety of Rs two lakh and directed that he should not contact his children …

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Crimes against children rising, says Centre

New Delhi: Crime against children rose in the year 2018 as compared to 2016 and 2017, the Ministry of Women and Child Development said on Thursday. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani informed Rajya Sabha in a written reply given in the Rajya Sabha that the total number of cases registered under crimes against children in the …

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