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In M’rashtra, Sena gets Home, NCP Finance, Cong Revenue

Mumbai: Portfolios in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra were allotted on Thursday, two weeks after Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as Chief Minister, with his party, Shiv Sena, getting the important Home Ministry. Thackeray, along with six ministers – two each from Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – took oath of office on November 28. A statement from …

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SC orders judicial inquiry into Hyderabad encounter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed on Thursday a three-member inquiry commission headed by former apex court judge V S Sirpurkar to inquire into the circumstances leading to the encounter killing of the four accused in the gangrape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana. The commission, which also included former Bombay High Court judge Rekha Sondur Baldota and ex-CBI …

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Spike in crime against women in Bihar

Patna: Bihar is fast turning into a graveyard for girls with many of them being  killed allegedly by their own family members or their lovers. In a horrific incident, a pregnant girl was burnt to death allegedly by her boyfriend at a village  under Sikarpur police station in Bihar’s West Champaran district on Tuesday.  West Champaran superintendent of police said, …

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Indo-US dialogue on Dec 18

New Delhi: The second two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US will take place on December 18 in Washington during which the two sides will make a comprehensive review of cross-cutting foreign policy and defence and security issues in bilateral ties. The Indian side will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MEA spokesperson …

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South Indian mosques help citizens prepare for NRC

Bengaluru: Several mosques in Karnataka and South India are helping the  citizens correct official records through rectification exercise for all people, to root out errors and  attain uniformity ahead of the National Register of Citizens exercise, said an Imam here  on Thursday. “Correct name is important. For instance, a name like Mohammed is mentioned as Md, Mohd and  Mohamed in …

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Parliament clears Citizenship Bill

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative process for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, with Home Minister Amit Shah asserting that Indian Muslims have nothing to fear, as they will not be affected by the law. The Opposition termed the Bill, which was passed by …

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Assam burns over CAB

Guwahati/Agartala: Guwahati, the epicentre of anti-CAB protests, was placed under indefinite curfew while Army was called in at three places and Assam Rifles personnel were deployed in Tripura on Wednesday as the two northeastern states plunged into chaos over the hugely emotive Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. Army PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said two Army columns have been deployed …

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Post-Godhra riots: Nanavati panel gives clean chit to Modi

Ahmedabad: Over 17 years after the post-Godhra riots, the Nanavati Commission has given a clean chit to the then chief minister Narendra Modi’s government for the violence that killed 1,000 people in Gujarat, but said local Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal workers were involved in incidents in their areas. The two-member inquiry commission’s report, which runs into more …

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Former SC judge may probe Hyderabad killings

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it is considering appointing a former judge of the apex court for inquiry into the encounter killings of the four accused in the gang rape-and-murder case of a veterinarian in Telangana. “We are conscious of the fact that the Telangana High Court had taken note of it,” a bench headed by Chief …

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Sena dismisses Joshi’s musings on reunion with BJP

Mumbai: A day after former chief minister and former Lok Sabha speaker Manohar Joshi predicted that the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party may reunite in the near future, the party (Sena) rejected it outright as “his personal views”, here on Wednesday. Senior leader and deputy chairperson of the Maharashtra legislative council Neelam Gorhe  said in a statement that there’s …

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