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Ratul Puri’s anticipatory bail plea dismissed

New Delhi: A Delhi Court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland chopper scam noting that the investigation is at a crucial stage, paving the way for his arrest. Special Judge Arvind Kumar also junked two separate applications filed by Puri …

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Centre scraps Article 370, moves to bifurcate J&K into 2 UTs

New Delhi: The government on Monday revoked Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, and proposed the bifurcation of the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, a bold and far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of a protracted militancy movement. Fulfilling an electoral …

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‘Bold’, ‘historic’ and ‘monumental’: BJP leaders

New Delhi: “Bold”, “historic” and “monumental” — this is how BJP leaders described on Monday the government’s decision to revoke Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, with party president Amit Shah asserting that it has corrected a long-overdue “historic wrong”. Party leaders also fondly remembered their ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee, who had died in a Jammu …

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‘Union of states’ idea in danger: Cong

New Delhi: Describing the revoking of Article 370 as a “black day” in the country’s constitutional history, the Congress on Monday alleged that the government “dismembered” Jammu and Kashmir by “mischievously misinterpreting” articles in the Constitution, and cautioned that the idea of India as a union of states is in “grave danger”. Senior Congress leader and former home minister P …

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‘Anyone who plays with law, order will not be spared’

Lucknow: A day after the Uttar Pradesh government shunted out the District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Sonebhadra district, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned that anyone who tries to fiddle with law and order in the state will not be spared. “Let me assure you once again that those who play with law and order of the …

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Leaves of UP govt employees cancelled till Aug 15

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government has cancelled the leaves of all personnel related to law enforcement agencies and other government officials till August 15. In a circular issued late Sunday night, the state’s Chief Secretary Anup Pandey said that in view of the festival season, leave of all government employees stands cancelled till August 15.  The circular …

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Unnao rape survivor airlifted to Delhi

Lucknow: The Unnao rape survivor, who suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week, was airlifted to New Delhi Monday evening following Supreme Court directives in this regard. She was airlifted in an air ambulance, which arrived at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport from New Delhi earlier in the day, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma told PTI. “Special …

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SC agrees to consider live streaming of proceedings

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider on administrative side a plea filed by RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) ideologue, K Govindacharya, for live streaming or recording of the Constitution bench proceedings in Ayodhya dispute case. The apex court said that it is not possible to take up the matter on judicial side, ‘‘but we may consider or …

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CWC meet on Aug 10 to elect Rahul’s successor

New Delhi: Amid a leadership crisis, the Congress’ top decision-making body CWC will meet here on August 10 when it is likely to deliberate on finding Rahul Gandhi’s successor as the party president. The meeting comes after several senior party leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Karan Singh voiced concern over lack of clarity on the leadership issue ever since …

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CWC meet on Aug 10 to elect Rahul’s successor

New Delhi: Amid a leadership crisis, the Congress’ top decision-making body CWC will meet here on August 10 when it is likely to deliberate on finding Rahul Gandhi’s successor as the party president. The meeting comes after several senior party leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Karan Singh voiced concern over lack of clarity on the leadership issue ever since …

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