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Ayodhya dispute: SC closes contempt case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday closed a contempt case against an 88-year-old retired public servant for writing letters cursing senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for appearing for Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said the man had expressed regret for using such objectionable words in …

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Farooq has potential to create public disorder, says PSA order

Srinagar: Statements mobilising people against the state and the “tremendous potential” to create public disorder in the valley are among the charges listed against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who has been booked under the Public Safety Act. The 81-year-old Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar, under detention since August 5 when the Centre revoked the state’s special …

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Adityanath says he pulled UP out of identity crisis

Lucknow:  Marking the completion of 30 months in office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said his government has changed the “perception” of the state considerably and “restored its identity”. Addressing a press conference, he claimed Uttar Pradesh has set a record in implementation of various central schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Saubhagya Yojana, Kisan insurance, …

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Karnataka woman given triple talaq from Dubai over Whatsapp

Bengaluru: A Muslim woman in the district headquarters town of Shivamogga in Karnataka has approached the police accusing her husband of giving her “triple talaq” from Dubai over WhatsApp. The couple had been married for about 20 years, and the woman’s husband had left for Sharjah-Dubai in January but did not come back, the police said quoting the woman’s complaint. …

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CBI conducts searches for Rajeev

Kolkata: CBI sleuths on Thursday conducted searches at various locations across the city for top West Bengal police officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha ponzi scheme scam and asked him to appear before it on Friday at 11 am. Kumar, who is the additional director general of CID and is alleged to have suppressed crucial evidence required for …

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Apex court sets Oct 18 deadline to complete Ayodhya case hearing

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set October 18 deadline for completion of all arguments in the protracted Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute, a move that has raised the possibility of a verdict in the politically-sensitive case in the middle of November. As it offered to hear the case on Saturdays as well, the court at the same time …

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NRC to be introduced throughout country: Shah

Ranchi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that the NRC will be introduced throughout India and all illegal immigrants will be thrown out of the country through legal means. He also said that people of the country have given its stamp of approval for the nationwide-implementation of the National Register of Citizens through the verdict of the 2019 …

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Rajinikanth says Hindi can’t be link language

Chennai: Veteran actor Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the concept of a common language in India was “unfortunately” not possible and asserted any attempts of Hindi imposition would be not only resisted by southern states, but even many in the north. The actor’s remarks came in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent pitch for Hindi as a common language, …

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Shahjahanpur student threatens self-immolation

Shahjahanpur (UP): The student who has levelled rape charges against Swami Chinmayanand threatened on Wednesday to set herself on fire if the BJP leader is not arrested immediately. She also asked if the government was waiting for her to die even after her statement was recorded before the magistrate. “Even two days after I recorded my statement before a magistrate, …

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SC speaks out against manual scavenging

New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over people dying during manual scavenging and sewage cleaning in India, the Supreme Court Wednesday said nowhere in the world people are sent to “gas chambers to die”. Although over 70 years have passed since the Independence, caste discrimination still persists in the country, the apex court said while making scathing observations on the practice. …

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