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Centre proposes 12 special courts to hear criminal cases against politicians

Centre proposes 12 special courts to hear criminal cases against politicians

India December 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 12 Ticked off by the Supreme Court for its lackadaisical approach on the issue of weeding out criminals from politics, the Centre has proposed to set up 12 Special Courts to expeditiously decide criminal cases pending against lawmakers in terms of its March 10, 2014 order. InRead More

Undercurrent against BJP in Guj; results will be ‘zabardast’: Rahul

Undercurrent against BJP in Guj; results will be ‘zabardast’: Rahul

India December 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

Ahmedabad, December 12 There is a “tremendous undercurrent” against the BJP in Gujarat, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi claimed on Tuesday, and predicted a “zabardast” victory for his party in the Assembly elections. Addressing a press conference on the last day of campaigning for the second phase of the poll onRead More

Gujarat campaigning dust settles; stage set for ballot duel

Gujarat campaigning dust settles; stage set for ballot duel

India December 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

Ahmedabad, December 12 The curtains came down on campaigning for the second phase of polling in Gujarat on Monday, where the canvassing saw charges flying thick and fast with the top brass of the BJP and the Congress launching no holds barred attacks against each other. Top leaders from theRead More

‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous but govt-orchestrated’

‘1984 anti-Sikh genocide not spontaneous but govt-orchestrated’

India December 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 12 The 1984 anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that claimed the lives of an estimated 8,000 people in Delhi and around the country were not spontaneous as has been made out but were government-orchestrated, says a scathing new book on the fourRead More

HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Jaitley’s reply

HC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Jaitley’s reply

India December 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 12 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed Arvind Kejriwal’s plea to strike down Arun Jaitley’s reply filed in response to his written submission in the second Rs 10 crore defamation suit against the chief minister. Justice Manmohan held that the averments in the replication, or Jaitley’sRead More

Six sentenced to death in TN honour killing

India December 12, 2017 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Chennai, December 12 A court in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district on Tuesday sentenced six people to death in an honour killing. Of the six, one is the father of the girl, S. Kausalya, whose husband Shankar was murdered in 2016. The court acquitted Kausalya’s mother S. Annalakshmi and two others.Read More

3 soldiers missing after avalanche in Kashmir, 2 fall down slope

3 soldiers missing after avalanche in Kashmir, 2 fall down slope

India December 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Srinagar, December 12 Five soldiers have gone missing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Gurez and Naugam sectors, following heavy snowfall in the valley since yesterday, a defence official said on Monday. Jammu and Kashmir is experiencing widespread snowfall and rain with the meteorological (MeT) office forecasting presentRead More

Sharad Yadav moves HC against disqualification from Rajya Sabha

Sharad Yadav moves HC against disqualification from Rajya Sabha

India December 12, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 12 Former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha. Yadav, in his plea, said he was not given any chance by the authorities before passing an order against him. Yadav, along with anotherRead More

Will prayers reach God from illegally built temples, asks HC

India December 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 12 Will prayers reach God if you pray from temples built illegally on pavements?This was a question posed by the Delhi High Court today as it dealt with a case of removing encroachments from around the 108-feet tall Hanuman statue in the Karol Bagh area of centralRead More

Apologise to nation for spreading canards, Manmohan Singh tells Modi

Apologise to nation for spreading canards, Manmohan Singh tells Modi

India December 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, December 11 Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday lashed out at incumbent Narendra Modi for “spreading canards to score political points in a lost cause” and asked him to apologise to the nation. Referring to the discussions at a dinner hosted by suspended Congress leader Mani ShankarRead More