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CWG 2014: Jitu Rai's gold extends the domination of shooters
Jitu Rai's gold takes India up to No. 4 in the medals tally with 7 gold and a total of 25 medals after Gagan Narang's silver in men's 50m air rifle prone.The in-form shooters kept the tri-colour flying, clinching a gold and two silvers while Vikas Thakur also won a silver in weightlifting on Day 5.


Rajnath meets protesting UPSC civil services aspirants, exam may be postponed
The aspirants want the CSAT scrapped as they feel it is biased towards technical and managerial student.


Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare
The Mumbai-Delhi flight which carrying 172 passengers, was suffered engineering problems and delayed by about five hours in June.


3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2
Image credit: Getty ImagesIan Bell returned to form in style, scoring 167 in England's huge first innings total of 569/7 declared after which under-pressure India lost Dhawan cheaply.


IAF receives 6th C-17 Globemaster III aircraft
The government accorded approval to buy 10 C-17 Globemaster III along with associated equipment for the IAF in June 2011.


India's Vikas Thakur wins silver in men's 85kg weightlifting
Photo Credit: Getty Images.Vikas produced the lift of his lifetime to clinch the bronze medal in men's 85kg weightlifting, as Indian lifters continued their spectacular show.


Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post
Under Pakistani law, Ahmadis are banned from using Muslim greetings, saying Muslim prayers or referring to his place of worship as a mosque.


India's mission in Tripoli advises all Indian nationals to leave Libya
Referring to increasing incidents of violence, it also said that all Indians should avoid the conflict zones in Tripoli and Benghazi


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Sexual offences brought under Goonda Act
The State Legislature on Monday passed an amendment to the Goonda Act, seeking to bring sexual offences, including rape, under its ambit. The Bill was passed without any discussion, as the proceedings in both Houses—the Assembly and the Council—were disrupted for most part of the day. Acid attacks, illegal sand mining, quarrying, land grabbing and money laundering have also been included under the amended law — the Karnataka Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug-Offenders, Slum-Grabbers and Video or Audio Pirates Act, 1985 (widely known as Goonda A

Change collegium system: Jurists
The government on Monday is learnt to have arrived at a “broad consensus” that the existing collegium system of appointment of judges in high courts and the Supreme Court needs to be amended.The four-hour deliberation, attended by eminent jurists and former Chief Justices of India, was organised by the Law Ministry. The government was represented by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.After the meeting, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said, “It was an exchange of ideas. We have reached a broad consensus. Everybody is of the opinion that the

CM orders judicial probe into Arkavathy denotification
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday ordered a judicial investigation into the alleged denotification of 541 acres in the remodified Arkavathy Layout but dismissed the Opposition’s demand for a CBI probe.Soon after the House assembled, the BJP continued its dharna for the third day charging that Siddaramaiah has no right to continue in the office as he has illegally denotified the land to get benefits. The party was in no mood to allow either the chief minister to speak or the House to transact any business. Amid the din, the chief minister said a retired high court judge woul

Norms soon for B'lore Rural, Ramanagara schools
The Bangalore Rural and Ramanagara police have decided to issue safety guidelines to all educational institutions in their respective districts on the lines of those issued by the Bangalore City Police Commissioner. Hundreds of international, residential and other private schools located on the outskirts of the City are under the jurisdiction of Bangalore Rural and Ramanagara district police. Hence, the guidelines issued by Bangalore City Police Commissioner will not apply to them.Thus, to prevent any untoward incidents in educational institutions in their jurisdiction and to ensure

Saharanpur riots may be preplanned: Cops
Saharanpur may be limping back to normalcy after a day of large-scale, violence but officials here feel that the unrest in the communally sensitive town, which is very close to Muzaffarnagar, may have been “preplanned”.The magnitude of the violence and the places targeted make the police officers believe that the rioters may have planned the whole thing in advance and may have been “waiting for a suitable opportunity”.To buttress their contention, officials pointed out that the rioters torched the local fire station when the violence erupted, as a result of which the ad

Modi wants key schemes' rollout before August 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to provide a glimpse of what his more than two-month-old government has done so far in his maiden Independence Day speech.To pursue the matter, Cabinet Secretary  Ajith Sethi  has directed all the ministries to give feedback of the schemes rolled out by them. Sethi has asked the ministries to start acting on the key decisions taken by the government and report to him by August 10. Coming to power with a sweeping mandate and great expectations, Modi is aware that time is premium for him and that is why the Prime Minister’s Office is pu

Empty chairs at ministries irk Naidu
Union minister Venkaiah Naidu conducted a surprise check of his Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation ministries located at Nirman Bhavan on Monday, and found many officials and employees absent.Naidu instructed senior officials to immediately install a biometric attendance system in the ministries which report to him. This was the second surprise check at the said ministries by Naidu, who has been focusing on the need for punctuality.On finding many empty chairs, the urban development minister ordered that the names of missing officials and employees be noted and an

Declare disputed Karnataka area centrally administered: Sena
The police action against Marathi-speaking people at Yellur in Karnataka has prompted protests by political parties in Maharashtra, with the Shiv Sena calling it as an act of "terror" and seeking Centre's intervention in the "disputed" region."It is the reign of goondas. Even we can do this goondagiri but we won't do that. We demand that the Centre immediately declare the border area in Karnataka where 20 lakh Marathi-speaking people live, as Centrally administered region and appoint a Central representative as administrator," Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut told reporters."Brutal atrocit

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Taxmen to focus on pay and perks of corporate bosses
The income tax department is launching a city-specific drive focused on certain categories of spending and investment to unearth concealed income and widen the tax base.

Legal eagles, ministers on one page, want SC collegium junked
A high-level meeting of top jurists, academics, ministers and former chief justices of India supported scrapping of the present SC collegium system of appointing judges.

Maharashtra chief minister's office knew of force-feeding incident same day
Mallick also sent a confidential report to the CMO the next day, and the incident was brought to the notice of Chavan when he himself visited the Sadan three days after the incident.

RSS-backed iftar parties liven up Eid in Gujarat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel may have refrained from hosting iftar parties but these symbolic functions for sadbhavana have found support from an unlikely quarter.

Calcutta HC orders FIR against Tapas Pal
In a major setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, Calcutta high court on Monday ordered an HC-monitored CID probe into Trinamool MP Tapas Pal’s rape speech, remarking that if a lawmaker acts like a law-breaker, no court can close its eyes to it.

532-year-old woman recipient of Chhattisgarh CM's free sewing machine
Believe it or not, many centenarian women aged 100, 200 and even 500 years are sewing and riding bicycles in Chhattisgarh.

Chinese intruders went back after flag meeting: Rajnath
“The Chinese went back after the flag meeting,” home minister Rajnath Singh told reporters when asked about the reported incursion.

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LeT man arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal
A 42yearold alleged to be a motivator for the LashkareToiba LeT was arrested from southeast Delhis Sarai Kale Khan a week ago police said
Shah sends team to Haryana may still side with HJD
Desperate to avoid a split in the antiJat votes in Haryana which will go to polls between September and October the BJPs central leaders appear open to continuing its alliance with Kuldeep Bishnois Haryana Janhit Congress
AAP workers arrested for pasting posters
Four members of the Aam Aadmi Party AAP were arrested early on Monday morning for allegedly pasting posters on public property and at restricted places Police said the posters were related to a rally scheduled at Jantar Mantar on
Kerry harps on Modis development mantra stresses strong IndiaUS ties
Calling India an indispensable partner for the 21st century US secretary of state John Kerry said on Monday that the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of this bilateral relationship was needed to solve some of worlds greatest ch
Preparations on in Nepal for Modi visit
With external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj wrapping up her Nepal visit on Sunday Nepal has already begun preparations to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Saharanpur riots Daily wagers bear the brunt
Clashes between Muslim and Sikh mobs on Saturday have shattered the hopes of an Eid celebration for thousands of people who had laboured throughout the year in anticipation of the holy occasion
Exjudges lawyers for scrapping collegium system
The NDA governments move to scrap the twodecadeold collegium system under which judges appoint judges got a boost on Monday with former judges and senior advocates unanimously supporting it
Maharashtra Dhangars want ST tag govt in fix
A weeklong protest by members of the Dhangar community for their inclusion in Scheduled Tribes ST category turned violent on Monday after agitators burnt a state transport bus and damaged a police van
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Senior Police Officer Accused of Rape by Mumbai Model Questioned for Four Hours
Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar was questioned by Mumbai Police's Crime Branch for four hours today in connection with the rape and molestation complaint filed against him by a 26-ye...
Deepening Ties With India is Strategic Imperative: John Kerry
Calling India an indispensable partners for the 21st century, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today said the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of this bilateral relationship is needed to solve...
India Keen to Work With Uganda For Development Partnership: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields.
Law and Order Failure Responsible for Saharanpur Clashes, Says BJP
Hitting out at the Uttar Pradesh government over the recent communal clashes in Saharanpur, the BJP today alleged that the clashes were a result of the "administrative laxity" and "failure" of the law...
Trinamool Congress Silent on High Court's Order Against MP Tapas Pal
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal today declined to comment on the Calcutta High Court's order of filing an FIR against party Member of Parliament Tapas Pal for his controversial comments a...
Trinamool Congress Refuses Comment on High Court Order on MP Tapas Pal
Ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal today declined to comment on the Calcutta High Court order of filing an FIR against party MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and its dir...
Enforcement Directorate Attaches Rs 100 Crore Assets of Former Jharkhand Minister
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached properties estimated worth is Rs 100 crore of former Jharkhand Minister Anos Ekka in connection with its money laundering probe against him based on a d...
Man Facing 19 Criminal Cases Walks into Rajasthan Assembly, Meets Leader of Opposition
A political row has erupted in Rajasthan after a man booked under the stringent Prevention of Anti-Social Activity Act or PASA managed to enter the state assembly and meet Leader of Opposition Rameshw...
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Chhattisgarh home minister meets with an accident
Aurangabad, July 28 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra met with an accident near Aurangabad today.

Lucknow Imam confirms sighting of Eid-ul-fitr moon
Lucknow, July 28 (ANI): Lucknow Eidgah Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali confirmed that the Eid-ul-fitr moon has been sighted on Monday evening. "The moon has been sighted and according to that Eid-ul-fitr will be celebrated tomorrow," said Mahali. Eid is a time for visiting friends and family and receiving guests. Ramadan is the ninth of 12 months in the Islamic calendar.

Decision to make Sania Mirza ambassador rushed: G. Kishan Reddy
Hyderabad, July 28 (ANI): Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G. Kishan Reddy on Monday said that the decision to make Tennis star Sania Mirza the ambassador of Telangana was rushed. "I am not against Sania Mirza.

Eight people injured after communal clashes break out in Kashmir
Kathua, (Jammu and Kashmir), July 28 (ANI): Eight people were injured after communal clashes broke out in between two groups Phoond village of Kathua on Monday after rumors of cow slaughter spread in the area.

IAF receives 6th C-17 Globemaster III in Jaitley's presence
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The IAF received its Sixth C-17 Globemaster III when it touched down at 1205 hrs at Palam Airbase today. On its arrival, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited the Airbase and familiarized himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha conducted Jaitley through the aircraft and briefed him on the Strategic Capability and Role of the aircraft. This aircraft will enhance the operational potential of the IAF with its payload carriage and performance (about 75 Tones) and would augment the strategic reach (about 4500 Kms) of the nation during Operations, Disaster Relief or any similar mission.

Francis D'Souza apologizes for calling India a Hindu country
Panaji, July 28 (ANI): Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his statement in which he called India a Hindu country and that all Indians are Hindus, describing himself as a Hindu Christian. "I have said that Hinduism is my culture not religion then where did the question of religion come from? My religion is 2000 years old and Hindu culture is 5000 years old. On Friday, D'Souza had stated that all Indians are Hindus, and also said that India is a Hindu country and all Indians are Hindus while describing himself as a Christian Hindu.

Rajnath Singh confirms withdrawal of Chinese herdsmen from Indian Territory
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh confirmed here on Monday that those Chinese herdsmen who had entered the Indian territory in Ladakh last week have withdrawn from the position. On Sunday, it was reported that the Chinese herdsmen pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The reports further say that a flag meeting between the commanders from both sides finally resulted in the Chinese agreeing to move back the herdsmen a day after.

Salman Khurshid criticizes govt. over lack of transparency in Gadkari issue
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid criticised the government for lack of transparency over the news of bugging devices found inside Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence. "What comes as a surprise is that a government that is committed to transparency, is so not transparent," said Khurshid. He added that as said earlier by former Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, the government must come up clean in the parliament over the issue.

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Shocking: 8-month pregnant woman given abortion pills in Jammu
Shocking: 8-month pregnant woman given abortion pills in Jammu Jammu: In a shocking case of alleged medical negligence in Jammu, a leading hospital ‘accidentally’ gave abortion pills to an 8-month pregnant woman.

Narendra Modi government asks ‘Babus’ to declare assets on or before September 15
Narendra Modi government asks ‘Babus’ to declare assets on or before September 15 New Delhi: The Central government has set September 15 as the deadline for all government servants to declare their assets and liabilities.

Saharanpur clash: Situation still tense, curfew relaxed for 3 hours, drone cameras deployed
Saharanpur clash: Situation still tense, curfew relaxed for 3 hours, drone cameras deployed Lucknow: As the situation has shown improvement, curfew was being relaxed from 10 AM to 2 PM in the new city and from 3 PM to 7 PM in the old town areas, District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said “This is being done to allow people to pick up their items of daily need from the markets.”

Humiliated over affair with teacher, 15-year-old girl commits suicide
Humiliated over affair with teacher, 15-year-old girl commits suicide New Delhi: Disgraced over the public humiliation meted out to her by one of her female teacher, a 15-year-old schoolgirl committed suicide by drinking phenyl and later hanging herself with a ceiling fan at her residence in Titagarh area of North 24-Parganas district in West Bengal.

Ind vs Eng: England pile up massive 569/7 after Bell, Buttler cut loose
Ind vs Eng: England pile up massive 569/7 after Bell, Buttler cut loose Southampton: Ian Bell rediscovered his form with sparkling 167 as England piled up a mammoth first innings total of 569/7 to take control of the third cricket Test against India here today.

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PHOTOS: After riots, eerie calm in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur
With the situation improving a bit in violence-hit Saharanpur, curfew was relaxed for a few hours to allow locals to buy essentials.

Southampton Test: Bell recaptures form as England punish India
Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third Test on Monday.

Moeen Ali wears bands supporting Palestine, ICC to investigate
In what has so far been a non-controversial Test match in Southampton, there was a whiff of the same on the second day.

Narendra Modi ko gussa kyon aata hai
'It is heartening to know that from Narendra Modi downwards every significant leader in the BJP is angry with the gushers of that nonsense about a 'Hindu Rashtra' or the questioning of Sania Mirza's credentials,' reveals Virendra Kapoor.

PHOTOS: How Muslims break their Ramzan fast the world over
We bring you a series of portraits of Muslims observing Ramzan in different countries around the world with the food they most liked to eat when breaking their daytime fast.

A look at P Chidambaram's legacy as finance minister
In Mr Chidambaram's third stint as finance minister, which lasted till his government was voted out in May this year, he had a fairly pressing crisis to deal with.

LG G3 is the best phablet money can buy!
The phone is big but doesn't feel so in the hand.

Rajesh Khanna's bungalow sold, signals end of an era
Superstar Rajesh Khanna's bungalow Aashirwad has been sold and will now be occupied by an unknown businessman.

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India Threatens to Block Global Trade Deal
New Delhi is making its support for an agreement at the World Trade Organization conditional on addressing a dispute over its food security program.

Indian Air Force Helicopter Crashes, Killing 7
The helicopter possibly hit a high-tension wire, and witnesses said they saw it explode before it crashed.

Text and Ride in India
In a country with heavy traffic congestion and poor public transportation, companies are finding new ways to better connect drivers and passengers.

Britain Brings Corruption Charges Against Unit of Alstom
The Serious Fraud Office said it had charged Alstom Network UK with six corruption-related offenses linked to contracts in India, Tunisia and Poland.

Pictures of the Day: Gaza City and Elsewhere
Photos from Gaza City, Israel, Taiwan and India.

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LeT member sent to police custody in Delhi terror plot case

Police arrested Asahbuddin in connection with a case of conspiracy of LeT to kidnap a businessman or industrialist to generate funds for buying weapons and explosives to carry out the attack


Bengal cop injured in clash dies, opposition blames Mamata

The Congress, BJP and the Left Front demanded the arrest of the Trinamool's unit chief who earlier had asked his partymen to bomb the police if they prevented attacks on political rivals


Aam Aadmi Party claims BJP using police to harass party workers

AAP has decided to hold a rally at the Jantar Mantar to put pressure on the ruling BJP and call for fresh elections


Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price

The ministry has arranged a meeting with the states to impress upon them on the need for a uniform taxation policy and doing away with state specific multiple levies


Injectable polio vaccine to be part of Immunisation Programme

The introduction of pentavalent vaccine, which offers protection against five diseases, under the immunization programme will also be completed across the country by April next year


Benevolent ‘Raja Saab’ always game for charity

A scion of the royal family, Virbhadra Singh's generosity has been an open secret. The chief minister's aides say that every day, a number of people meet him to get some monetary assistance


Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM

The machine will dispense a litre of water for 50 paise


Hooda govt attacked over administering commissioners’ oath

Opposition parties attacked the govt for showing ‘haste’ in making appointments and pointed out that even Haryana's Secretary, Administrative Reforms, has also red-flagged the appointments


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Gadkari says no bugging device found in my house

Union Minister for Shipping, and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari arrives to inspect the condition of NH 8 in Gurgaon on July 25, 2014. (Photo: IANS)A news report said that the high-powered listening devices found in Gadkari's house were planted by a foreign agency.



Situation under control in Saharanpur: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a seminar organised in the memory of journalist Udyan Sharma in New Delhi on July 11, 2014. Also seen veteran journalist Rahul Dev and others. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday that the situation was under control in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where three people have been killed in communal violence.



Pakistan mob kills girls over 'blasphemous' Facebook post

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of ZenicaA Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim but believe in a prophet after Mohammed. A 1984 Pakistani law declared them non-Muslims and many Pakistanis consider them heretics. Police said the late Sunday violence in the town of Gujranwala, 220 km (140 miles) southeast of the capital, Islamabad, started with an altercation between young men, one of whom was an Ahmadi accused of posting "objectionable material".



Jitu Rai clinches men's 50m pistol gold, Gurpal Singh silver

cwgShooters Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India's medal count Monday by clinching the men's 50-metre pistol gold and silver respectively in the finals of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here. It was once again shooting that brought India more laurels as the duo bagged the country's 10th and 11th medals from the discipline at the 2014 Games. India are now placed fourth in the standings behind Australia, England and Scotland with a total of 24 medals -- 7 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze. Armyman Rai won the gold in style setting a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points.



Curfew relaxed for four hours in Saharanpur

Indians stand near a burning motorcycle, set on fire during a protest between two communities in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh state, India, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Officials say a land dispute triggered the violent clash that left two people dead and a dozen injured in northern India. Police fired rubber bullets to break up the groups, who were hurling bricks and beating each other with fists while also setting fire to shops Saturday. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)Curfew was Monday relaxed for four hours at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh following easing of tension in the city, which witnessed communal clashes Saturday, officials said. Curfew was eased between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the new city while it was relaxed from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the old city, so that people could buy essential items like milk, vegetables and medicines, an official told IANS. He had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday and briefed him on the violence. In the 30-minute meeting, both leaders were learnt to have shared their concern over the rising number of incidents of communal nature in Uttar Pradesh.



Will resolve UPSC exam row in a week: Rajnath

President Pranab Mukherjee with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during an Iftar Party at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on July 21, 2014.Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said the UPSC civil services exam issue will be resolved within a week. "UPSC issue will be resolved within a week," he told reporters here. Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday of the measures being taken to address the issues raised by civil services aspirants who are protesting the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT). The aspirants have been demanding the CSAT be scrapped as they term it discriminatory.



Ahead of Mamata's visit Maoist leaflets found in Purulia

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and New Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi during Governor's oath taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata on July 24, 2014. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Purulia district, about 50 Maoist leaflets and banners calling to observe martyrs's week were found Monday in Purulia, police said. The chief minister's visit to Purulia is scheduled July 30. "The leaflets and banners were found strewn on a roadside in Bandwan Monday. The security has beefed up," said Superintendent of Police Sudheer Kumar Nilkanta.



Former CJI was adamant on elevating corrupt judge: Katju

Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju addresses a press conference in Amritsar on Jan.10, 2014. (Photo: IANS)Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju Monday again complained of interferences in the appointment of judges, saying former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan tried his best to elevate a judge to the apex court despite allegations of corruption against him. Katju said in his blog post that he told Justice Kapadia that the said judge had a "very bad reputation about his integrity". "I told Justice Kapadia that a chief justice of a high court, who had earlier been a judge of the Madras High Court, had a very bad reputation about his integrity," Katju wrote in his blog. "I knew this because I had been the chief justice in Madras High Court," Katju said.



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Deepening ties with India is strategic imperative: Kerry - Zee News

Financial Express

Deepening ties with India is strategic imperative: Kerry
Zee News
Washington: Calling India an indispensable partners for the 21st century, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today said the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of this bilateral relationship is needed to solve some of world's greatest challenges. Laying out ...
Kerry harps on Modi's development mantra, stresses strong India-US tiesHindustan Times
Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikelyReuters
Kerry seeking to 'reset US relationship with India'Deutsche Welle
Reuters UK
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Legal eagles, ministers on one page, want SC collegium junked - Times of India

Times of India

Legal eagles, ministers on one page, want SC collegium junked
Times of India
NEW DELHI: A high-level meeting of top jurists, academics, ministers and former chief justices of India on Monday overwhelmingly supported scrapping of the present Supreme Court collegium system of appointing judges. "There was a consensus that the ...
Ex-judges, lawyers for scrapping collegium systemHindustan Times
'Collegium system should go'The Hindu
Top jurists want change in collegium systemZee News
The Asian Age
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Shivpal made in charge of Mainpuri seat - Times of India

Shivpal made in charge of Mainpuri seat
Times of India
LUCKNOW: In what could either be a revamp before the assembly bypolls or a design to place his own men on key posts within the party, Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Mulayam Singh Yadav held a meeting of his known loyalists who are part of the ...
Family first: In Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam picks his other Yadav heirFirstpost
Mulayam holds meeting with ministers in view of by-pollsBusiness Standard

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'Tapas Pal disrespected Constitution in a vulgar way' - Times of India

Times of India

'Tapas Pal disrespected Constitution in a vulgar way'
Times of India
KOLKATA: Tapas Pal isn't an ordinary citizen. Had he been one, his rape remark could have been viewed as an aberration. The politician in Pal should have realized that they are constantly in public glare with little room for any error. Calcutta high court's ...
Rape remark: HC wants FIR against Tapas Pal in 72 hoursFirstpost
Rape remark: HC orders probe against TMC MPDeccan Herald
Trinamool Congress Silent on High Court's Order Against MP Tapas PalNDTV
Peninsula On-line -The Asian Age -Zee News
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Fishers backtrack on handing over boat RC books, continue strike - Times of India

The Hindu

Fishers backtrack on handing over boat RC books, continue strike
Times of India
RAMESWARAM: Fisher folk of Rameswaram who had earlier announced to hand over their registration certificate (RC) books to the district administration as a sign of protest over the detention of their boats and counterparts, backtracked stating that state ...
'Press Centre to get fishermen freed'The Hindu
Fishing Boycott Enters Fifth Day in TNOutlook
Fishermen Hold Demonstration in Tamil Nadu; Fishing Boycott Enters Fifth DayNDTV

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Sikh Gurdwara Act Central or provincial subject, asks HC - Chandigarh Tribune

SikhSangat News

Sikh Gurdwara Act Central or provincial subject, asks HC
Chandigarh Tribune
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today wanted to know whether the Sikh Gurdwara Act was enacted as a Central or provincial subject. The Act was enacted nearly 90 years ago. Acting on a petition filed in public interest against the Haryana Sikh ...
Haryana Sikh panel: Centre may seek Presidential referenceThe Hindu
UK Sikh body call for fundamental review to strengthen Sikh institutionsSikhSangat News
SGPC row: HC issues notices to govt, ...Economic Times
IBNLive
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Snooping: Cong seeks PM's reply - Chandigarh Tribune

Chandigarh Tribune

Snooping: Cong seeks PM's reply
Chandigarh Tribune
The controversy surrounding the alleged bugging of union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence snowballed today with the Opposition Congress seeking an inquiry into the matter and asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the issue in Parliament.
BJP closes ranks over Gadkari bugging rowPune Mirror
No snooping devices found: GadkariTimes of India
Nitin Gadkari denies snooping at his residenceDeccan Chronicle
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Police Officer Accused of Rape by Mumbai Model Questioned for Four Hours
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Mumbai: Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar was questioned by Mumbai Police's Crime Branch for four hours today in connection with the rape and molestation complaint filed against him by a 26-year-old model. In a complaint filed at the ...
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“Anybody but Jogi policy” cripples Congress in Chhattisgarh
Despite losing three consecutive Assembly elections and the subsequent Lok Sabha elections in the last 11 years in Chhattisgarh, the Congress party looks a divided house in the State. The...
Lawyers in lower courts to dress down for summer
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Probe cases against Virbhadra: BJP
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Monday demanded an immediate and independent inquiry into corruption charges against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family. ...
No memorandum from states on impact of deficient monsoon: Centre
The Centre has not received any memorandum from any state seeking drought relief on account of delayed and deficient monsoon, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said here on Monday.
Army deployed in J&amp;K town over alleged cow slaughter
The Army was deployed in Basohli area of Kathua district in Jammu division, following protest and arson over an alleged incident of cow slaughter. In Jammu and Kashmir, cow slaughter is prohibit...
Ex-Minister’s property worth 100 cr. attached
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Stray cows to be housed in cattle centres
Centre to give States Rs. 150 crore this year for development of native cows
‘Shoddy’ probe by police, Akhilesh hands over Mohanlalganj case to CBI
With the forensic report in the Mohanlalganj rape and murder case pointing towards major laxity in police investigation, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday recommended a Central Bureau of Inve...
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SGPC row: HC issues notices to Centre, Punjab, Haryana
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, the SGPC and HSGMC on a petition seeking quashing of an act that paved the way for formation of a separate Sikh body in Haryana to manage affairs of gurdwar
Indian sailor missing off Australian coast
A 41-year-old Indian sailor fell off from a Liberian crude oil tanker off Western Australia`s northern coast and authorities today said chances of his survival are bleak.
AP Minister bats for Guntur-Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana, heading a government panel to build a new capital city, today said Guntur-Vijayawada cluster is being considered as a possible location given its easy accessibility from all the 13 districts of
Naidu releases white paper on irrigation sector
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today released a white paper on the irrigation sector to highlight the "follies" of the erstwhile Congress government.
Our generation sullied reputation of lawyers: Harish Salve
Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former Solicitor General of India Harish Salve on Monday said that the reputation of lawyers has been lowered by his generation, but expressed hope that the new talent joining the legal system would
President greets people on Eid-ul-Fitr
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and expressed hope that the festival will reinforce the nation`s commitment to mutual harmony and radiate the message of India`s composite culture
Top jurists want change in collegium system
Several top jurists on Monday pushed for scrapping the existing collegium system where judges appoint judges but government`s plans to bring a bill to make the process of appointments more transparent may take some more time.
Top Lashkar operative Abdul Subhan held in Delhi
Delhi Police have arrested a top operative of Lashkar-e-Toiba who was allegedly involved in indoctrination and recruitment of youths and planning and execution of terror strikes across the country.
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Court Stays Election Commission's Notice to Ashok Chavan
The Delhi High Court Monday stayed the Election Commission's show cause notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan asking him to explain why he should not be disqualified in a 'paid news' case.

Taiwan Plane Crash: Black Box Data Deciphered
Taiwan has finished decoding the data from the two black boxes of its ill-fated plane that crashed last week, the island's aviation council said Monday.

Three Dead, 16 Injured in Nigerian Suicide Attacks
At least three people were killed and 16 others injured in two suicide bombings Monday in northern Nigeria's Kano state, officials said.

Sebi Bars NGHDL, Directors from Collecting Money from Public
Sebi has received complaints that Nicer Green Forest Ltd or NGFL is substituting the certificates issued to its investors with the bonds of NGHIDL.

Israeli PM Speaks of 'Prolonged' Campaign in Gaza
Netanyahu said Israel will not end the operation without neutralizing the tunnels whose only purpose is to kill civilians.

Several Top Jurists Want Change in Collegium System
Several top jurists pushed for scrapping the existing collegium system where judges appoint judges but government's plans to bring a bill to make the process of appointments more transparent may take some more time.

Chandrababu Naidu Releases White Paper on Irrigation Sector
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today released a white paper on the irrigation sector to highlight the "follies" of the erstwhile Congress government.

New Capital: Andhra Pradesh Minister Bats for Guntur-Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana, heading a government panel to build a new capital city, today said Guntur-Vijayawada cluster is being considered as a possible location given its easy accessibility from all the 13 districts of the truncated state.

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LeT man arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus terminal
A 42yearold alleged to be a motivator for the LashkareToiba LeT was arrested from southeast Delhis Sarai Kale Khan a week ago police said
Shah sends team to Haryana may still side with HJD
Desperate to avoid a split in the antiJat votes in Haryana which will go to polls between September and October the BJPs central leaders appear open to continuing its alliance with Kuldeep Bishnois Haryana Janhit Congress
AAP workers arrested for pasting posters
Four members of the Aam Aadmi Party AAP were arrested early on Monday morning for allegedly pasting posters on public property and at restricted places Police said the posters were related to a rally scheduled at Jantar Mantar on
Kerry harps on Modis development mantra stresses strong IndiaUS ties
Calling India an indispensable partner for the 21st century US secretary of state John Kerry said on Monday that the dynamism and entrepreneurial spirit of this bilateral relationship was needed to solve some of worlds greatest ch
Preparations on in Nepal for Modi visit
With external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj wrapping up her Nepal visit on Sunday Nepal has already begun preparations to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Saharanpur riots Daily wagers bear the brunt
Clashes between Muslim and Sikh mobs on Saturday have shattered the hopes of an Eid celebration for thousands of people who had laboured throughout the year in anticipation of the holy occasion
Exjudges lawyers for scrapping collegium system
The NDA governments move to scrap the twodecadeold collegium system under which judges appoint judges got a boost on Monday with former judges and senior advocates unanimously supporting it
Maharashtra Dhangars want ST tag govt in fix
A weeklong protest by members of the Dhangar community for their inclusion in Scheduled Tribes ST category turned violent on Monday after agitators burnt a state transport bus and damaged a police van

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