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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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Nirbhaya convicts to be executed together: Delhi HC

PTI New Delhi The Delhi High Court Wednesday said all the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case have to be executed together, not separately, and dismissed the Centre’s plea against the trial court’s order staying the execution of their death sentence. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, while reading out the operative portion of the decision, directed the …

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PM announces trust for Ram temple in Ayodhya

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced in Lok Sabha the formation of a trust to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya as directed by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in November last year. Making a statement in the Lower House soon after a meeting of the Union cabinet, …

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No decision on NRC, says central govt

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, on Tuesday clarified that the government has not taken any decision on preparing a National Register of Citizens (NRC). The clarification came in response to a question in the Lok Sabha, regarding preparation of the NRC. “Till now, there is no decision on the preparation of NRC for Indian …

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‘Love Jihad’ not defined in laws: govt

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said the term ‘Love Jihad’ is not defined under the extant of laws and no case of ‘Love Jihad’ has been reported by any of the central agencies. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the Article 25 of the Constitution provides for the freedom to profess, practise and propagate religion …

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Live streaming of cases: SC refers matter to CJI

New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra has declined to pass any order on a plea for live streaming of important national and constitutional cases, and instead placed it before the Chief Justice on the administrative side. Senior advocate Indira Jaising had moved an application before the top court to frame rules live streaming of national …

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Aerobridges to be used to screen passengers at 7 international airports

New Delhi: Aerobridges will be used at dedicated gates of seven international airports (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Cochin, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai) to screen passengers from China, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong for novel coronavirus (nCoV) to ensure effective prevention, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The decision was taken at a meeting held by Health Secretary Preeti Sudan to …

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Delhi HC dismisses BJP leader’s plea to remove defamatory content

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of a BJP leader, who is contesting the Delhi Legislative Assembly election on February 8, to direct a news daily and Internet giant Google to take down allegedly defamatory content relating to him. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Talwant Singh rejected the plea challenging an interim order …

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Anurag Kashyap refuses to fly IndiGo

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has lent support to comedian Kunal Kamra by not flying in IndiGo Airlines. He chose Vistara instead. “No @IndiGo6E.. on @airvistara .. in solidarity with @kunalkamra88,” Kashyap tweeted on Monday.   Kashyap came out in support of Kamra after the latter was banned from four airlines including IndiGo, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet. Kamra was banned after …

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Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests are by design: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the protests against the new citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh and other areas here are not a coincidence but an “experiment” and a political conspiracy to destroy the country’s harmony, as he accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress of fuelling the stir for vote bank politics. Addressing his …

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