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AIMPLB, Jamiat to seek review of Ayodhya verdict

Lucknow/New Delhi: A review petition will be filed against the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind announced on Sunday, stressing that mosque land cannot be given up as per the Sharia. The board, after a meeting in Lucknow, also said that it was against accepting the five-acre alternative land given for …

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Farooq should be allowed to attend Parliament: Oppn

New Delhi: A day before Parliament’s winter session, the Opposition on Sunday said it will raise issues of economic slowdown and farm distress, and demanded that detained Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah be allowed to attend the House. Speaking with reporters after a government-convened all-party meeting,  Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also said that former finance minister …

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Parliament’s winter session begins today

New Delhi: Parliament’s winter session starting Monday is expected to witness much heat as the Opposition looks to corner the Union government over issues like economic slowdown and situation in Kashmir while the Modi dispensation seeks to push through the contentious citizenship (amendment) bill, a key part of the BJP’s ideological agenda. After the BJP-led NDA left the Opposition stunned …

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NDA allies pitch for better coordination

New Delhi: The shadow of an imminent divorce between the BJP and the Shiv Sena loomed large over an NDA meeting on Sunday ahead of the Parliament session, with allies pitching for a mechanism to improve coordination and Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the ruling alliance as “one big family”. In his introductory remarks at the meeting, not attended by …

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‘Ayodhya verdict example of judiciary’s hard work’

Ahmedabad: Justice M R Shah of the Supreme Court said on Sunday that the verdict in the Ayodhya case was an example of the quality of judgments delivered by the Indian judiciary, and the hard work which made it possible cannot be imagined. Addressing the students of Nirma University here on `Judicial Delay and Judicial Recusal’, Shah also said that …

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Sena, BJP leaders pay tributes to Bal Thackeray, avoid each other

Mumbai: Leaders of the Shiv Sena and the BJP paid tributes to late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary at Shivaji Park here on Sunday, but evidently took care to avoid each other. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his family members including son and newly-elected MLA Aaditya visited Bal Thackeray’s memorial at Shivaji Park alongwith several …

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Give Rs 2,500 per acre to Haryana farmers for not burning stubble: Hooda

Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday demanded that the Haryana government give compensation of at least Rs 2,500 per acre for crop residue management to small and marginal farmers who did not burn stubble. If Punjab can give Rs 2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers who refrained from burning crop residue, why …

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Meeting reviews facilities for Sabarimala devotees

Sabarimala (Kerala): A high-level meeting of the officials at Sabarimala was held on Sunday during which various issues relating to the facilities arranged for devotees for the annual two-month-long pilgrimage season were discussed. Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran, who chaired the meeting at Sannidhanam area, assessed the flow of crowd and the facilities put in place. “We had discussed the …

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JNU teachers say admin open to talk to elected hostel representatives

New Delhi: A section of Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers on Sunday said the JNU administration was open to dialogue with elected hostel representatives but not with the “non-notified” students’ union to end the standoff by students over the hike in hostel fees. Umesh Kadam, the dean of students, said he has not yet notified the students’ union. “The (poll) results …

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Govt working on policy to push MSME exports: Gadkari

PTI Nagpur The government is working on two policies to increase MSME exports and bring down imports by encouraging local production, Union MSME and Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday. While addressing the gathering at Small Micro Enterprise (SME) conference at Nagpur, Gadkari mentioned that the MSME sector has 29 per cent contribution in country’s growth and 48 …

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