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Yashwant Sinha announces yatra against CAA through six states

PTI Mumbai Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday announced a nationwide ‘Yatra’ (tour) to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register. The campaign, organised under the banner of his organisation Rashtra Manch, will be called ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’, Sinha told reporters here. Former MP Shatrughan Sinha and former Gujarat chief …

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2019 recorded highest ever ceasefire violations by Pak in J&K in last 16 yrs

PTI Jammu Pakistani troops made the highest number of ceasefire violations in the last 16 years along the J&K border in 2019, amounting to over 3,200 instances or an average of nine such violations daily. Shelling and firing by Pakistani troops was “very heavy” in 2019, virtually making the 2003 India-Pakistan border truce “redundant”, officials said. There have been 3,289 …

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BJP MP lashes out at Owaisi over ‘tear BJP barb’

PTI Hyderabad Telangana BJP MP D Arvind has hit out at the AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi over his alleged ‘tear’ the BJP remark, saying he would shave off the latter’s “beard” and “hang him upside down”. In a veiled attack on the ruling TRS, which maintains friendly ties with the MIM and has opposed CAA, the Nizamabad MP said he …

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14-days judicial custody for ASI arrested on rape charge

PTI Puri A suspended assistant sub-inspector of police in Odishas Puri district was on Saturday sent to jail after being arrested on charge of raping a married woman three months ago. The ASI identified as Chittaranjan Dash was produced before the Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Isha Patis court which rejected his bail petition. The judge sent the suspended ASI to …

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Will make Delhi roads like that of London, Tokyo: Kejriwal

PTI New Delhi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said if re-elected he will make roads in Delhi like that of London and Tokyo in the next five years. Speaking at his fifth town-hall meeting, anchored by ABP news channel, Kejriwal said his focus is to beautify Delhi and 40 roads are being redesigned in the city. “The redesigning …

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Sushil Modi dares WB, Kerala CMs over CAA, NPR

PTI Patna Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday dared West Bengal and Kerala Chief Ministers, Mamata Banerjee and P Vijayan respectively not to implement Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Registers if they can. Sushil Modi, who is also the Bihar deputy chief minister, asserted that there is no question of discussing the issue of National …

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Bangladeshis returning after NRC in Assam: BSF

PTI Shillong The Border Security Force on Friday said that some Bangladesh nationals who had entered India are crossing over to their country following the NRC exercise in Assam. An improving economic scenario in Bangladesh was also a reason for the return of its nationals from India, BSF Inspector General of Meghalaya frontier, Kuldeep Saini said. There are fears among …

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Ally Sena, rival BJP attack Cong over insinuation at Savarkar

PTI Mumbai/New Delhi The Congress on Friday came under attack from both, its new ally Shiv Sena and rival BJP over an insinuation by its key frontal organisation Seva Dal about Veer Savarkar’s relationship with Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. The Sena said the Congress had “dirt” in their mind by questioning Savarkar’s credentials as a patriot and his reputation …

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PFI was actively involved in inciting violence: UP DGP

IANS Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh Police has said the Popular Front of India (PFI) was actively involved in the recent violence in the state during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests and said they have enough evidence against the 25 members of the PFI who have been arrested. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, UP DGP O P Singh …

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Ahead of Delhi polls, 20 unauthorised residents get registry papers

PTI New Delhi Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday handed over conveyance deeds and registry papers of houses to 20 residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi, a move that comes ahead of the assembly elections in the national capital. The documents were given to residents from unauthorised colonies in Raja Vihar and Suraj Park at …

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