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Police foil Hyderabad varsity students’ march

Hyderabad: The police detained a group of students of the University of Hyderabad on Sunday when they tried to take out march to ‘save the Constitution’ to mark the Republic Day. Police stopped the students at the main gate as they wanted to march to Ambedkar statue at Masjid Banda near the university. The march was called by the students’ …

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Corona virus scare: over 100 people under observation

New Delhi: Over 100 people have been kept under observation in Kerala and Maharashtra following screening for a possible exposure to novel corona virus as the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with any situation amid mounting global concern over rising cases in China. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said no positive case has been detected …

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10 held from anti-CAA protest site; FIR against 100 women

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested ten persons including a woman from Ghantaghar in the state capital, where a sit-in against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been on since January 17, and booked 100 women protestors for allegedly violating prohibitory orders. A woman protestor claimed that police personnel suddenly arrived at the site and arrested volunteers. She alleged that …

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Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley; Parrikar gets Padma Bhushan

New Delhi: Former Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer Mary Kom and former Mauritius prime minister Anerood Jugnauth were among seven prominent personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan on Saturday, the Home Ministry announced. Famous classical bhajan singer from Varanasi Channulal Mishra and Vishveshateertha Swamiji Sri Pejavara Adhokhaja Matha Udupi, who passed away recently, have also …

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Kerala to move resolution against Governor over CAA

Thiruvananthapuram: Welcoming the Opposition Congress’ plan to move a resolution against him in the state assembly over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday said he was functioning as per the Constitution. The Governor’s statement came hours after leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said the party will move a resolution in the assembly, seeking …

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Pawar upset as NIA to probe Koregaon-Bhima

Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar alleged on Saturday that the Union government transferred the probe of the Koregaon-Bhima violence case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) fearing that fresh investigation by the Maharashtra government would expose dubious actions of the previous BJP-led dispensation. The Union Home Ministry transferred the probe to the National Investigation Agency soon after …

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EC to SC: parties must not give tickets to tainted candidates

PTI New Delhi The Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court Friday that the direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in the media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics, and said political parties should be asked not to give tickets to those with criminal background. Despite the apex court’s direction in 2018, the criminalisation of politics …

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‘Concerned citizens’ urge President to take action against violent anti-CAA protestors

PTI New Delhi A group of 154 “conscious, responsible and concerned citizens” on Friday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to take action against those indulging in violence in the name of protests against the CAA and the NRC and “safeguard” the country’s democratic institutions. The group consists of people who have retired from top government and constitutional posts and intellectuals. …

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Buses stoned during bandh in Maharashtra against CAA-NRC

PTI Mumbai/Solapur/Pune Stray incidents of stone pelting were reported from parts of Maharashtra on Friday during the statewide ‘bandh’ called by Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar’s party against the CAA and the NRC, but normal life remained largely unaffected, officials said. A bus driver was injured in stone pelting in Mumbai. The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi called for the statewide shutdown to …

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Probe on into phone tapping of politicians in Maharashtra

PTI Mumbai Accusing the previous BJP-led government in Maharashtra of tapping phones of senior NCP and Congress leaders during the 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said he has ordered a probe into the matter. He said there are also allegations that the then government had sent some officials to Israel and brought …

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