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UP Congress leader gets Rs 1.04 cr notice for anti-CAA protest

The notice issued by additional city magistrate (first) Rajesh Kumar, asks Pratapgarhi 'why Rs 1.04 crore spent on deploying force to maintain law and order in and around the Eidgah should not be recovered from him'.

Akhilesh claims threat from BJP leader

The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister made the disclosure while addressing a function at his party office in Kannauj on Saturday.

Tourists can visit Goa Carnival without worry, says CM

Sawant also promised to review the existing administrative procedure for the imposition of prohibitory oredrs, while urging tourists to travel to Goa for the upcoming Carnival without worry.

Stripping of Bhuj college students serious issue, says CM

"We have taken prompt measures. Such issues of sexual harassment could not be tolerated. The education department is also looking into it," Rupani told the media at an event.

Altaf Bukhari to launch ‘Aapki Party’

"A five-member team has been constituted to draft the constitution of the party. The announcement will be made in Srinagar in the next few days," Bukhari told IANS.

Anti-CAA protests held across TN

According to the police, during the anti-CAA protest in Chennai on Friday, some protesters hurled stones and chappals injuring some policemen. This prompted the police to resort to mild baton charge and some protesters were detained, as they had assembled for protest without permission.

Stalin condemns police action on anti-CAA protesters

He also said the state government should permit holding of democratic peaceful protests.

Police complaint against former NRC coordinator Hajela

The complaint against Hajela was lodged by an NGO, Assam Public Works, the original petitioner to the Supreme Court about the NRC updation.

BJP attempting religious conversion, says Mamata

Addressing BJP legislature party leader Manoj Tigga while speaking in the state Assembly, Banerjee said "stop religious conversions".

SC decides to fast-track hearing of criminal appeals in death penalty...

A circular was issued on Friday by the apex court saying all appeals must be listed for hearing not later than six months, no matter if the appeal is ready or not, a significant departure from the past when appeals from high courts did not come up for hearing for years.

Passengers from Japan, S Korea, Thailand to be screened at airports

According to a circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation: "Universal screening of all passengers coming in flights directly from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore besides the flights from China and Hong Kong shall be ensured immediately once they step out of the specific identified aerobridge.

EC to implement SC directive on candidates’ criminal cases

If any party fails to submit such compliance report, the poll body said it would bring such "non-compliance by the political party concerned to the notice of the Supreme Court as being in contempt of this Court's orders or directions".

DCW sends notice to police, DMRC in molestation case

The incident was reported by a woman passenger on Wednesday on social media in a series of tweets. She alleged that while she was travelling in a metro on Yellow Line, a man flashed his private parts facing her.

Coronavirus: Third Indian tests positive on Diamond Princess

The embassy tweeted: "Update (as on 14 Feb 2020) On #Indian Nationals On-Board the Quarantined Cruise Ship #DiamondPrincess at #Japan" and attached the health bulletin in the tweet, which said: "As of 14 February 2020, altogether 218 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including 3 (three) Indian crew members. All 2018 people including Indian nationals have been taken to hospitals for further treatment and quarantine."

Congress youth wing demands roll-back of LPG price hike

The workers in the protest displayed gas stove and cylinder placed on a cart and demanded the roll-back of the increased price.

Pune court transfers Koregaon-Bhima case to NIA

The ruling came a day after the Maharashtra government indicated it had no objection to the NIA taking over the case and conducting the further proceedings.

Bombay HC Judge Dharmadhikari quits

Justice Dharmadhikari made the announcement of his resignation in the open court, saying he had demitted office and Friday was his last day in office.

No relief for Omar Abdullah; SC seeks reply from J&K

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to entertain submission by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Sara, seeking immediate relief in the Habeas Corpus petition.

Petition soon in SC to seek Babri rubble

He said that he would soon discuss the issue with senior lawyer Rajiv Dhawan and would file a petition in the Supreme Court later this month.

74 people in Odisha under observation for coronavirus

74 travellers who have returned from Coronavirus affected countries after January 15 have been identified by the state surveillance system and kept under home quarantine, said the Health Department official.

Gargi molestation: HC agrees to hear plea seeking CBI probe

Sharma on Friday made an urgent mentioning before a division bench of the high court presided by Justices G.S. Sistani and C. Harishankar.

Green tribunal pulls up Defence Ministry

The Principal Bench of the NGT headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goyal observed: "In view of repeated failures, coercive measures have become necessary against the concerned Joint Secretary including attachment of salary and issuance of the warrant.

Cong blames Goa govt for Kashmir-like prohibitory orders

Drawing a parallel between the government's decision and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said: "So, is the government trying to say that the situation in Goa is as bad as the situation in Kashmir?"

Unhappy by admin’s response, Gargi protest to enter day 5

"Gargi College has continued to strike for its fourth consecutive day, to reiterate that the students aren't happy with the answers given to them by the administration," the student body said in a statement.

J&K Panchayat by elections to be held in March

He said the elections would be held in eight phases beginning March 5.

Parties must publish candidates criminal cases on sites, says SC

A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said the parties would have to clarify on reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases and upload this information on their websites.

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks dies in Goa

Speaking to IANS on Wednesday Nilakanth Halarnkar, BJP MLA from the Thivim Assembly constituency and a longtime associate of the 60-year-old designer confirmed his death.

Karnataka shutdown for jobs to Kannadigas begins

"The 12-hour shutdown across the state is being observed for implementing the Sarojini Mahishi report, which recommended the majority of jobs to Kannadigas in the public sector undertakings, private firms and multinationals across the state," Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkoota secretary H. Nagesh told IANS here.

Internet shutdown in Kashmir again

The Internet was suspended last week for a few hours on the death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and JKLF leader Maqbool Bhat.

Beware this Valentine’s Day, Hindu Sena workers may be after you

Warning against the public display of affection, the outfit claimed that its workers will "hand them over to police".

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre not taking threat seriously accuses Rahul Gandhi

The virus which is said to be originated from the seafood market of Wuhan in China has already claimed 1,113 lives. 44,653 people are said to be affected with the virus.

A defeat of “ego, arrogance”; Shiv Sena slams BJP’s poll debacle

Delhi: Shiv Sena, the erstwhile ally of the Bharathiya Janatha Party called BJP’s poll debacle a defeat of “ego, and arrogance." Commenting on the recent...

Other routes to Shaheen Bagh intentionally blocked, Chandrashekhar Azad moves plea...

Delhi: Seeking an intervention in the petition filed before the Supreme Court concerning the removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh, Bhim Army Chief Chandra...

‘Gangothri of Terrorists’; Union Minister Giriraj Singh Surfaces with Provocative Comments

Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh slammed the anti-CAA protesters yet again with his comment on an Islamic Seminary in...

Poll victory celebrations at AAP office

Outside the AAP office at ITO, celebrations could be seen in different hues and shades.

Politics of hatred did not work in Delhi: Mamata

Banerjee, who made a phone call to AAP supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him on his party's resounding success, later told media here that the BJP was losing every poll now.

Bouquets are passe, gift a plant this Valentine’s Day

If you are thinking of gifting your loved ones a beautiful bouquet of flowers this season, think again. This Valentine's Day, gift a live plant rather than a bouquet.

Mayawati slams BJP, Congress over Ravidas Jayanti

Mayawati's comment came in the wake of Saturday's exit polls that predict setbacks for the BJP as well as the Congress in Delhi Assembly polls.

Former Bengal power minister Sankar Sen passes away

Sen (92), a noted electrical engineer who was credited with having largely resolved in the 1990s the problem of frequent load shedding in the state, left behind two daughters.

No fundamental right to claim quota in promotions: SC

The top court observed the state government has the absolute discretion to decide whether or not to provide for reservation in jobs or reservations in promotions. Also, the state government is not under any obligation to do so.

Sisodia’s OSD held after middleman named officer: Source

The agency had arrested OSD Gopal Krishna Madhav, a senior Delhi government officer, on Thursday on the charge of accepting Rs 2 lakh in bribe. The CBI is slated to present Madhav in a Delhi court later in the day.

SC will hear PIL against Shaheen Bagh protesters after Delhi polls

On a lighter note, the court, deferring the petition, said: "Let the cat be out of the bag."

Odisha govt issues advisory for rainfall, thunderstorm

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena, in a letter, asked the district collectors to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate steps to face any eventuality.

DSP Davinder Singh to be produced in NIA court in Jammu

Davinder Singh, whose police remand ends on Thursday, is likely to be brought to Delhi in the next few days.

Nirbhaya: SC to hear Centre’s plea challenging HC order

In its appeal, the Centre said the question is whether a convict who has exhausted all his remedies can still frustrate the mandate of law merely because the mercy petition of one of the co-convicts is pending before the President and another co-convict has not even filed the mercy petition.

Mamata orders probe after microphone malfunctions

Banerjee got disturbed after the microphone started emanating noise while she was speaking at the Nadia district administrative meeting in Krishnanagar, where top bureaucrats and police officers were present.

Shaheen Bagh infant death: Bravery award winner writes to CJI

Bobde to issue directions to stop children and infants from participating in the demonstration. Shaheen Bagh has been the epicenter of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests.

Lakhs descend on Telangana’s Medaram for tribal fair

Devotees were having a holy dip in Jampanna Vagu, a tributary of Godavari river. Jampanna was the tribal warrior and the son of tribal Goddess Sammakka who was killed in a war with the Kakatiya Army. The tribals believe that a dip in the stream washes off their sins.

‘Kashmir changes unconstitutional as people not consulted’

While abrogating Article 370, the government of India and the Parliament forgot the elementary fact that India got legal right to enter the state only because of the condition of Instrument of Accession

Change in design of Jaipur Walled City upsets experts, residents

The people noticed the change after the area in the Walled City was opened to the public following the culmination of the work on Jaipur Metro.

No existence of drug mafia in Goa: CM

Sawant, however, told the Goa legislative assembly in a written reply that since Goa is a tourism destination drugs could be "smuggled" into the state.

Woman army major molested in Raj; Court orders reinvestigation

According to sources, the accused named in the FIR has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. It was learned that the victim is in the Engineering Corps of the Indian Army while the accused Lieutenant Colonel is posted in the Army Supply Corps in Allahabad.

No decision on NRC at national level, says govt

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai replied that so far the government has not taken any decision on the NRC.

Sex racket busted in Taj city: 3 foreigners nabbed

The arrests were made on Monday evening. However, during the action, one male and three female members of the gang managed to escape, while the manager of the hotel was arrested.

Trinamool, DMK give suspension notice in RS on CAA

The DMK notice was given by Trichi Siva and the Trinamool's by Derek O'Brien. The opposition has kept the pressure on the government to roll back the Citizenship Act which was passed by Parliament in the winter session.

Congress-led opposition stages walkout over CAA

Trinamool Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party, Biju Janata Dal and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), however, kept sitting in the House.

Sabarimala case: SC to frame issues for arguments

Many senior advocates -- Fali Nariman, Kapil Sibal, and Shyam Divan -- strongly opposed the nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde attempting to broaden the contours of the issue.

Third case of coronavirus confirmed in Kerala

Shailaja, in a special mention in the Kerala Assembly, said that a third case has tested positive for Coronavirus and has been under isolation at the Kanhangad in Kasargode district and the condition of the youth, who was a student in Wuhan, is stable.

NIA raids underway in valley, Davinder’s house searched again

Searches were also being carried out in Tral in Pulwama district at the ancestral house of suspended Deputy SP Davinder Singh, sources said.

13 Delhi-bound trains delayed due to fog

According to northern railway officials, Gaya-New Delhi Mahabodhi Express was delayed by 4 hours, followed by Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express running behind its schedule by 3 hours.

Air India brings back 324 Indians stranded in Wuhan

Accordingly, the flight ferried back 324 Indian nationals.

Youth Cong files police complaint against Anurag Thakur

The Youth Congress chief was accompanied by National Office bearers of the frontal organization along with several other youth congress members.

Special AI flight with 5 doctors to evacuate Indians from China

A senior Air India official said that the national carrier's Boeing B747 aircraft with a capacity of 423 passengers will fly from New Delhi at 12.30 p.m. for Wuhan in China and then return on Saturday morning around 2 a.m.

UP hostage crisis ends: Captor, wife die

According to eyewitness, the villagers lost patience as the evening ended into the night without any solution in sight. The locals broke open the gate of Subhash Batham's house, where the children were being kept hostage, despite the police effort to stop them.

Pak terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu

The incident took place at around 5.45 a.m. when a police team was randomly checking vehicles near the Nagrota toll post on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and intercepted a Srinagar-bound truck.

UP hostage crisis: All 23 children rescued, captor shot dead

According to the police, the incident took place at Mohamadabad area here when Batham had invited about 20 children to his house for a party and then locked them in.

Jamia firing: Shooter’s FB post on ‘ending’ CAA protest

The man, who goes by the name of Rambhakt Gopal on Facebook, has written several posts that he would "end the protest" at Shaheen Bagh by January 31.

Court seeks status report on Nirbhaya convict application

Additional Sessions Judge A.K. Jain directed jail authorities to file the report by 10 a.m. on Friday.

3 suspected of coronavirus at RML test negative, discharged

Smriti Tiwari, RML Hospital spokesperson, told IANS that the tests on the three patients have shown negative for the virus.

Over 1,600 NDFB activists lay down arms

State Finance Minister and Convenor of North-East Democratic Alliance Himanta Biswa Sarma and top police officers were present at the programme held at Guwahati Medical College Hospital auditorium here.

AAP to approach EC against BJP’s ‘terrorist’ remark

Party leader Sanjay Singh told media that they have sought time from the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to submit their complaint.

Noted activist Vidya Bal dies

She was 84 and breathed her last around 5.30 a.m. at a private hospital where she was undergoing treatment.

SC rejects Nirbhaya convict’s plea on stay on death penalty

A five-judge bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices Arun Mishra, R.F. Nariman, R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan, considered Akshay's petition in-chambers.

Rahul Gandhi undertakes march against CAA at Wayanad

Accompanied by senior party leaders and workers from the state, Gandhi began his march from the SKMJ High School road to the new bus stand at Kalpetta -- a distance of two km.

Anti Corruption Bureau books AAP MLA for alleged financial irregularities

ACB chief Arvind Deep said: " Irshad Qureshi, a resident of Azad Market area, lodged a complaint against Khan alleging misappropriation of Waqf Board's funds. Besides, some other serious allegations were also levelled against the AAP legislator."

Situation worsens in AMU, VC threatens closure

UP Labour Minister Raghuraj Singh stoked another controversy on Wednesday by saying that "anti nationals will die a dog's death".

UP court grants bail to 48, questions police claims on CAA...

On Wednesday, while hearing the bail applications of 48 of the 83 accused, the judge made some scathing observations against the police investigation so far.

Child panel asks parents to send kids home from protest site

The CWC has directed parents to send children home from the protest site without further delay.

Rahul Gandhi backs Kunal Kamra after airlines ban him

He has attacked the airlines for their acts.

Nirbhaya case: Convict Vinay Sharma files mercy petition

Tihar Jail authorities have already started preparations to hang the four convicts facing death row for their involvement in the horrific incident of December 16, 2012 -- wherein a 23-year-old para-medical student was gang-raped in a moving bus.