SC grants bail to 17 convicts in 2002 Godhra riots case, sends them to MP for community service

New Delhi, January 28: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 17 convicts in the 2002 Sardarpura post-Godhra riots case in which 33 Muslims were burnt alive and asked them to relocate to Madhya Pradesh and do community service. A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant […]

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Taranjit Singh Sandhu is the new Indian Ambassador to USA

New Delhi, January 28: Seasoned diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed India’s Ambassador to the US, replacing Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. Shringla is set to take over as the next foreign secretary on Wednesday. Sandhu, a 1988-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is currently posted as High Commissioner […]

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Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra ‘heckles’ Arnab aboard IndiGo flight; suspended by airlines

New Delhi, January 28: IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with it for six months after he allegedly heckled journalist Arnab Goswami aboard its Mumbai-Lucknow flight. Air India also suspended Kamra from flying with it until further notice, the national carrier said in a statement. Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took […]

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Nirbhaya convict Mukesh plea on rejection of mercy petition: SC to pronounce judgment on Wed

New Delhi, January 28: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the verdict on a plea of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the President. A three-judge bench headed by Justice R Banumathi said it would pronounce the verdict on […]

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Anurag Thakur in dock over ‘shoot traitors’ remarks; EC issues show-cause notice

New Delhi, January 28: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice to Union Minister and BJP MP Anurag Thakur over his alleged provocative slogan at an election rally. He has been given time till 12 noon on January 30 to respond to the notice. The notice was issued after the Delhi CEO on Tuesday […]

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Modi govt won’t spare anyone involved in instigating people against Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are going on in a planned way, but the Narendra Modi government will not spare anyone involved in instigating the people against the latest law, said former MP Vinay Katiyar. People have been protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Delhi`s Shaheen Bagh area for over a […]

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Rahul, Priyanka visit NHRC office over police action on anti-CAA protesters

New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited National Human Rights Commission office on Monday and filed a complaint ‘against the action of the state police on the protesters during demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act’. The Gandhi siblings were accompanied by senior Congress leaders including Salman Khurshid,  Mohsina Kidwai, Jitin Prasada, […]

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Coronavirus fear intensifies, Centre gears up for ‘possible’ evacuation of Indians from China

Amid the rising number of coronavirus infection cases in China, the Indian government is preparing a plan for “possible evacuation” of Indian nationals living in Wuhan area of China. It is learnt that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) would make a request to the Chinese authorities to help India in evacuating Indians from Wuhan […]

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Kobe Bryant’s Death in a copter crash was predicted in 2012

Kobe Bryant died on Sunday morning in a helicopter crash. The NBA legend, 41, was traveling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers when their helicopter slammed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board. News of Kobe Bryant’s death led to an outpouring of grief on social media. Amidst this, […]

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Parties should not give ticket to poll candidates with criminal background: EC to SC

New Delhi, January 24: The Election Commission told the Supreme Court on Friday that the direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in the media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics, and said political parties should be asked not to give ticket to those with criminal background. Despite the apex court’s direction […]

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