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Cong leader Shivakumar sent to judicial custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sent Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case by the ED, to judicial custody. Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar directed the Enforcement Directorate to take Shivakumar to hospital first and see whether the doctor suggests admitting him there. The probe agency claimed in the court that his interrogation …

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Commissioning of 2nd Scorpene-class submarine ‘Khanderi’ on Sept 28

New Delhi: India’s second Scorpene-class submarine INS Khanderi that has superior stealth and other major combat capabilities will be commissioned into service by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 28 in Mumbai, the Navy said on Tuesday. Interacting with reporters here, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, the vice chief of the Navy, also said that INS Nilgiri, the first ship …

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Restore normalcy in J&K: SC to Centre

New Delhi: The Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration were on Monday asked by the Supreme Court to restore normalcy in the valley as early as possible. As the apex court asked the authorities to keep in mind national interest while taking the necessary steps on a “selective basis”, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he himself will visit Srinagar, …

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Ex-J&K CM Farooq Abdullah arrested under stringent PSA

Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah, a three-term chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and five-time parliamentarian, was arrested on Monday under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) and his residence was declared a jail, officials said here. Abdullah has been under detention since August 5, the day the Centre abrogated special status of the state, and the PSA was slapped against him …

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Regional leaders slam Amit Shah for Hindi pitch

New Delhi: Upping the ante, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Monday announced demonstrations across Tamil Nadu on September 20 against Home Minister Amit Shah’s pitch for Hindi as a common language, while Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Haasan warned of “an exponentially bigger battle” than the 2017 pro-Jallikattu protests against “imposition” of the language. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar …

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We will never compromise on importance of Kannada: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru:  Amid a raging debate over Hindi as a common language for the country, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday asserted that Kannada is the principal language in the state and its importance would never be compromised. “All official languages in our country are equal. However, as far as Karnataka is concerned, #Kannada is the principal language. We …

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SC allows Azad to visit J&K

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Monday allowed by the Supreme Court to visit four districts in Jammu and Kashmir for assessing the impact on life of daily wagers due to the present situation prevailing after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions. The top court noted Azad’s submission that he will not indulge in any political …

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SC seeks report from J&K HC CJ on its ‘inaccessibility’

New Delhi: Terming as “very very serious” the claim that people are finding it difficult to approach the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, the Supreme Court on Monday decided to verify it by asking the Chief Justice there to “forthwith” submit a report in this regard. “If you are saying so, we are bound to take serious note of it. …

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Plea in NGT against implementation of odd-even scheme in Delhi

New Delhi: A plea was filed in the National Green Tribunal on Monday challenging the AAP government’s decision to re-launch from November 4-15 the odd-even road rationing scheme, which has been implemented twice before in the national capital. The plea filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal said the CPCB had done an assessment of the impact of earlier odd-even scheme …

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Maharashtra CM slams Pawar on ‘hospitable Pak’ remark

Pune/Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s recent statement on his experience with Pakistani people has heated up the hustings in poll-bound Maharashtra with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday linking it with vote bank politics. Fadnavis also said big politicians should bear in mind whether their statements are benefitting India or Pakistan, and added that Pakistan had used the remarks of …

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