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SC to begin hearing Maratha quota case on January 22

Senior advocate Arvind Datar, representing one of the parties opposing the quota, said the case required detailed hearing as the Maharashtra law breached the 50 per cent reservation limit set by the top court in the Mandal judgment.

BJP trying to divide Bengal on NRC, CAB, says Mamata Banerjee

Speaking at an administrative meeting in north Bengal's South Dinajpur district, Banerjee said that CAB will make those coming under the provision a foreigner for six years before a final decision is taken on their citizenship rights.

Priyanka’s tribute to Indira with throwback picture

"In memory of the bravest woman I have known," she posted on her Twitter handle @priyankagandhi. The accompanying black-and-white picture showed her having fun with her grandmother while playing.

Will march to Parliament 10 times if demands not met, says...

The students, who are demanding the resignation of JNU Vice-Chancellor Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, have alleged that Delhi Police are "trying to break the backbone" of the protests by taking union members into detention.

Congress, DMK stage walkout from LS over Gandhis SPG cover

The two parties walked out of the House during the Zero Hour as Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla did not heed to their demands for a discussion on the issue. Despite the denial, they continued their protest for over an hour in the House, disrupting the proceedings.

Techie in Pakistan’s custody was in depression, missing since 2017, says...

Prashant, working for a software company in Hyderabad, was missing since April 29, 2017, and his family had lodged a complaint with the police.

Prayagraj: Anand Bhawan gets Rs 4.35 crore tax notice

According to PMC officials, the notice has been served on the ground that Anand Bhawan and the adjoining buildings are being used for commercial purposes and hence enhanced house tax is payable.

Consider our plight, says JNUSU in appeal to law makers

"The students of JNU cannot survive with the present structure of fees that are sought to be pushed down their throat. We urge you to consider our plight and endorse our demands," the JNUSU appealed in the memorandum.

NGT imposes Rs 10 crore fine on UP govt, Rs 280...

The NGT has also slapped a fine of Rs 280 crore on 22 tanneries for causing pollution.

BHU’s Muslim professor in Sanskrit gets AMU support

While the students of the BHU are opposing his appointment because he is a Muslim, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students have come out in his support.

Sena, BJP have to choose their path, says Pawar

Speaking to media in Parliament, Pawar said, "The BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together in the elections. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics."

11 people dies in vehicle collision in Rajasthan

The collision was so intense that both vehicles caught fire. The police and fire brigade rushed to the site after being informed by locals, said SHO Ghulam Nabi, Sheruna station.

Justice Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 had recommended Justice Bobde, the second senior-most Judge of the apex court, as his successor.

Chidambaram urges Congress to lead attack on Modi government

"When Parliament opens today, @INCIndia must lead the Opposition to expose the utter mismanagement of the economy," the former Finance Minister said.

Mahagathbandhan will come to power in Jharkhand, says Sanjay Paswan

If it comes to power, the Mahagathbandhan's roadmap would be about taking Jharkhand on the top of the country, Paswan said.

Narmada Bachao Andolan back on indefinite protest

"We want the people in MP affected by Sardar Sarovar Dam built in Gujarat should be provided relief, and rehabilitated according to the book," Patkar said on Sunday evening. The protests would continue, the NBA said.

Congress names another candidate for Karnataka bypolls

On Saturday, the party has six more candidates for contesting the 15 Assembly by-elections across Karnataka on December 5.

Jammu and Kashmir: Trains to resume in remaining sections from November...

Firozpur Division will commence a limited passenger service of running three pair of trains between Banihal-Baramulla-Banihal on November 18.

Congress asks TRS government to prove conspiracy charges

Taking serious note of the affidavit filed by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) in-charge Managing Director Sunil Sharma, state Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy appealed to Chief Justice to take cognizance of the affidavit, saying it is baseless and full of lies.

SC Collegium gets woman member after over a decade

Before her, Justice Ruma Pal, one of the longest-serving women SC judges, was the part of the Collegium system for three years until her retirement on June 4, 2006. She had been appointed apex court judge on January 28, 2000.

Ayodhya: AIMPLB to file review plea, rejects land offer

The AIMPLB also decided not to accept the five-acre land for the mosque at an alternative site since it is against the tenets of Islam.

Opposition raises Farooq’s detention at All Party meet

Farooq Abdullah is under detention along with two other former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti since the abrogation of Article 370 and re-organisation of the state.

A Muslim can not shift a mosque, says Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

He also said that a Muslim cannot shift a mosque, hence, there is no question of accepting land for it.

Amnesty got Rs 36 cr in violation of guidelines, says CBI

A senior CBI source related to the development told IANS, "Indians For Amnesty International Trust (IAIT), Amnesty International India Foundation Trust (AIIFT), Amnesty International South Asia Foundation (AISAF) received foreign contributions amounting to Rs 36 crore from Amnesty International U.K. through Amnesty International India Pvt. Ltd."

Nirbhaya parents seek fast-tracking of rapists’ execution

Nirbhaya's parents on Thursday approached the Patiala House Court to expedite the procedure for the hanging of the four rapists, as the two judges hearing the case earlier were transferred.

Navy’s Mig 29k crashes in Goa, pilots safe

The two pilots Captain M. Sheokhand and Lt. Cdr. Deepak Yadav have ejected safely. The Indian Navy has instituted an enquiry into the incident, a statement said.

Complaint against JNU students for vandalizing and defacing Swami Vivekananda’s statue

The complaint, received by Vasant Kunj North police station, is being examined by senior officers so that they can take a decision whether to file a case, sources said. "We are examining the merits of the complaint," said a senior IPS officer, adding a decision will be taken very soon.

Congress to hold mega rally in Delhi on November 30

Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the general secretaries, in-charges, secretaries, frontal organisation chiefs and the state unit chiefs, party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal said, "We have decided to hold a mega rally against the anti-people policies of the government to highlight the people oriented issues against the central government."

Andhra opposes national status to Telangana project

Andhra Pradesh conveyed to the Supreme Court that the mega project built by Telangana across Godavari river affected its irrigation interests.

IT tribunal rejects charitable tag for Young India

The tribunal ratified the Income Tax Order of cancelling the charitable activities exemption certificate for Young India.

Odisha govt booklet on Mahatma Gandhi’s death sparks row

Congress legislature party leader Narasingh Mishra demanded an apology from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holding him responsible for the blunder.

HC rejects Chidambaram’s bail plea in INX Media case

Justice Kait further observed, "Prima facie, the allegations are serious in nature and he played an active and key role in the offence."

Court tells police to issue notice before arresting Shehla Rashid

The order by Additional Session Judge Satish Kumar Arora came after the court considered the nature of allegations against Rashid and the submission of the Investigating Officer who told the court that the investigation was still at a preliminary stage.

Bhopal gas tragedy activist Abdul Jabbar passes away

Jabbar's parents had died in the world's worst industrial accident. He suffered from lung disease and lost 50 per cent of his eye vision due to the gas emission.

Shiv Sena will rule Maharashtra for 25 years, says Sena MP...

In his media chat, Raut was asked about the crucial Chief Minister's post, to which he declared: "Why only five years? We will rule Maharashtra for 25 years..."

SFI sweeps Presidency University students council election

In elections held on Thursday, the SFI candidates bagged all the five central panel posts after a close fight with the extreme left force Independent Consolidation (IC) amid tight security including a large police presence outside the main gate of the campus.

Police registers criminal case against Banaras Hindu University official for removing...

The official, Kiran Damle, is the deputy chief proctor at the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus of BHU in Mirzapur.

No alternative acceptable for mosque in Ayodhya, says Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind

At its working committee meeting in Delhi on Thursday, the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JuH) said that nothing would be acceptable as an 'alternative' to a mosque -- be it money or land.

JNU protesters charge administration with ‘damaging campus’

The students have also occupied the block that houses offices of the top brass of the university's administration, including Vice-Chancellor, apart from allegedly vandalising Swami Vivekananda bust.

Mathematician Vashishth Narayan Singh passes away

Born on April 2, 1942, Singh had been suffering from schizophrenia for nearly four decades.

SC rules out probe in Rafale deal, warns Rahul Gandhi

The top court said it found no merit in the pleas for review of its earlier ruling in which it had given a clean chit to the government and ruled out any "roving" inquiry into the deal for procuring 36 fighter planes from French company Dassault.

Sabarimala verdict: No stay on 2018 judgement

According to this verdict, women of all ages can visit the shrine till larger bench decides this issue, which is actually no relief to petitioners who had moved the top court seeking a review of its previous judgement.

Don’t try to scare us, Sanjay Raut tells BJP

"We are prepared to fight and die, but will not tolerate threats or coercive tactics", Raut announced sternly to the media.

SC refers Sabarimala verdict to larger 7-judge bench

The Supreme Court in a 3:2 verdict referred the Sabarimala issue to a larger bench.

Political leaders pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniversary

Congress President Sonia Gandhi paid her homage and floral tributes to the late leader's memorial at Shanti Van.

Ayodhya verdict: Muslim litigant to file review petition if AIMPLB supports

The AIMPLB is holding a crucial meeting on Sunday to discuss the court verdict and also whether a review petition should be filed in the matter.

SC says Chief Justice Office under RTI Act

However, the top court used a rider, saying the information commissioner should apply a test of proportionality while acting on applications seeking information from the office of Chief Justice, bearing in mind the right to privacy and independence of the judiciary.

After protests, JNU rolls back proposed hostel fee hike

The move comes as a huge success for the agitating students who have been on strike for over 15 days now.

People denied stable govt, says SC in Karnataka case

The top court also opined that Parliament should reconsider "strengthening certain aspects of the Tenth Schedule so that such undemocratic practices (of defections) are discouraged."

Justice Mohammed Rafiq takes oath as new Chief Justice of Meghalaya...

Governor Tathagata Roy administered the oath of office to Rafiq at Raj Bhavan.

Delhi police arrests man who attacked Sharad Pawar in 2011

The accused had also threatened to kill Pawar.

JNU tension continues, students plan to occupy admin block

The students have also called for "occupying" the administration block of the varsity, popularly known as the 'Pink Palace'.

Tight security arrangements at Sabarimala

The fresh season opens on Sunday and closes on January 21.

Another TSRTC employee ends life; strike enters 40th day

Depressed over not receiving salary for two months and due to fear of losing his job, a driver of TSRTC ended his life in Mahabubabad town

Uttar Pradesh police arrests class 12 student for posting morphed videos...

According to the police, the victims found their morphed videos on social networking sites and lodged a complaint.

Central rule in Maharashtra, assembly under suspended animation

On a day of swift developments, Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari sent his recommendation to the Union Home Ministry calling for imposing President's rule around noon, saying his attempts to put a government in place in the state had failed.

DU, BHU students extend solidarity to JNUSU

"The use of state machineries of oppression like Police and Para-military has been severely increased by the Central University in order to suppress dissent and collective voices of the students," the statement said.

Shiv Sena moves SC against Governor’s decision

The apex court registry is yet to get a nod from the CJI on listing the matter.

Maharashtra Governor recommends President’s rule

Koshyari submitted a report to President Ram Nath Kovind stating that he was satisfied that Maharashtra government cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution.

Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Shashi Tharoor over scorpion remark...

The order was pronounced on Monday by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Naveen Kashyap as the main judge hearing the case was absent. The order copy was made available on Tuesday.

Sonia speaks to Sharad Pawar, sends top leaders to Mumbai

Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal took to Twitter saying: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi spoke to Sharad Pawar today morning and deputed Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge and myself for holding further discussions with Pawar."

NCP meets to discuss govt formation in Maharashtra

Prior to the meeting, Ajit Pawar indicated that if the NCP managed to get the magic figure of 145 in the 288-member Assembly, it could form the government, but cautioned: "Have patience".

Kovind accepts Sawant’s resignation, gives portfolio to Javadekar

In a statement, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said that the President, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted Sawant's resignation from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect.

Maharashtra Governor invites NCP to form govt

"Our delegation has been invited by the Governor and the indication is that a letter of invitation will be given to us. Tomorrow we shall discuss with the Congress on the ways and means to form the next government," Malik told newspersons.

Congress releases 19 candidate list for Jharkhand

The party has named Purnima Neeraj Singh from Jharia Assembly constituency. Neeraj Singh was shot dead on the evening of March 21, 2017 near steel gate area in city.

CBI searches 169 places in bank frauds worth Rs 7,000 cr

The official said the agency has registered around 35 cases related to bank frauds involving Rs 7,000 crore.

Karnataka MLAs disqualification case: SC to look into Yediyurappa’s speech

Sibal, who represents the Congress party, wanted the purported tape of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to be considered in deciding disqualified legislators' plea.

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

With a two-thirds majority, parliament on Monday approved a decree by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend the state of emergency, Efe news reported citing state-run MENA news agency as saying.

Economic Offences Wing arrests former MD of UPPCL in provident fund...

Mishra was arrested and taken to an unknown destination for interrogation.

Employees wear helmets to work in this UP govt office

The photographs are of employees of the electricity department in the Banda district.

Sajjan Kumar moves SC for early hearing on bail plea in...

Kumar's counsel and senior advocate Shekhar Naphade brought up the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who said the bench will consider it.

Nirbhaya case: 3 of 4 convicted to plead before SC today

While Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar Singh are lodged in Tihar Jail, Pawan Kumar Gupta is imprisoned in Mandoli Jail.

Odd-Even kicks off in Delhi

The scheme will remain in force till November 15 and the rules for this will be applicable in Delhi from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chinmayanand case: SIT takes BJP leader’s laptop, pen drive

Rathore was questioned on Sunday for over half a day regarding his suspected role in the extortion bid case lodged by Chinmayanand.

Shah behind the poaching of MLAs in Karnataka, says Congress

Referring to a video which surfaced on Friday, the Congress alleged that in it Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa claimed that the rebel MLAs, who were disqualified by the then Karnataka Speaker, will get relief from the Supreme Court and thus the party will approach the apex court with the new evidence.

EPF money invested in DHFL in whose interest, asks Priyanka

In a tweet, she said, "The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh invested the money from the provident fund of the state's power corporation personnel in a defaulting company like DHFL.

Nirbhaya case convicts to move mercy plea in SC

All the four convicts received the notice and until Friday afternoon, no action had been taken on it.

5-phase poll in Jharkhand from November 30, result on December 23

While the date of polling for the first phase is November 30, second phase polling will take place on December 7.

Jagan Mohan Reddy to appear in CBI court in illegal assets...

The court, which had reserved its order on his petition on October 18, pronounced it on Friday.

TN doctors withdraw strike

The government had held talks with members of the recognised doctor's union and those on strike belonged to an unrecognised union, he added.