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Punjab govt orders state's security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh

Punjab govt orders state’s security clampdown in view of tomorrow Bandh   Chandigarh, April 1: The Punjab Government has ordered a security clampdown across the state as a precautionary measure in view of Monday’s bandh, with the Army and Paramilitary forces asked to be on alert, and all educational institutions and banks to remain closed. While

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

Plea in SC against CBSE move to conduct re-examinations

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel and re-conduct the economics exam of Class XII held on March 26 and the mathematics paper of Class X on March 28 over suspicion of alleged question paper leak. The petition, filed by

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

Disclose beneficiaries of anti-Sikh riots compensation, says CIC

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to disclose the list of victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots who have received the compensation. On a complaint filed by one Navdeep Gupta, Information Commissioner Yashovardhan Azad issued the orders to disclose details sought by him.Gupta had sought to know from the Ministry complete

SC dismisses petitions filed over CBSE paper leak

SC shocked at over 600 per cent overcrowding in jails

NEW DELHI: Prisoners cannot be kept in jail like animals,’ a shocked Supreme Court said after it was informed that many of the over 1,300 prisons across the country were overcrowded, even to the extent of more than 600 per cent. “What is the point in talking about prison reforms when we cannot keep them

Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira

Justice Narang report tabled on last day to avoid discussion: Khaira

Chandigarh – Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has said the way the state government mischievously tabled the Justice Narang Commission report on the last day of the Budget session, only goes to show that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has completely lost the willpower to fight corruption in high places.Khaira said it is a matter of

SC snubs Khap Panchayat’s interference in marriage

SC snubs Khap Panchayat’s interference in marriage. Sending out a stern message to Khap Panchayats, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an assembly intended to scuttle the marriage of two consenting adults will be deemed illegal. The ruling was pronounced while hearing the matter related to Khap Panchayats in connection with cases pertaining to

SC to continue hearing Sidhu’s plea in road rage case

SC to continue hearing Sidhu’s plea in road rage case. The Supreme Court will on Tuesday continue hearing an appeal filed by cricketer-turned-politician, Navjot Singh Sidhu in three decades old road rage case. Earlier on March 22, Sidhu concluded his arguments in connection with the case before the apex court.Sidhu, a minister in the Punjab

BJP widens gap with Congress in Rajya Sabha

BJP widens gap with Congress in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi – The BJP is set to consolidate its position as the largest party in the Rajya Sabha as the results of biennial elections to 58 seats in the House have widened the gap between it and the Congress, even though a majority will continue to elude the ruling NDA. The BJP has won 18

SC Rohingya refugee camps report

SC directs Center to file detailed report” on Rohingya’s refugee camps

The Supreme Court today directed the Center to file a “comprehensive status report” giving details of conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in various states.A bench comprising the Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of senior advocate Colin Gonsalves that conditions at the camps are unhygienic

India ranks 133 in World Happiness Report

India ranks 133 in World Happiness Report

LONDON: India continues to lag behind most of its neighbours, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, ranking 133 in the latest World Happiness Report released by the UN. The report ranked Finland as the happiest country, closely followed by Norway and Denmark. Burundi was listed as the least happy country. According to the report produced by the United

SC rejects PIL seeking two-child policy mandatory

SC rejects PIL seeking two-child policy mandatory

SC rejects PIL seeking two-child policy mandatory. The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought making of two-child policy mandatory across the country. The apex court dismissed the petition after hearing one of the petitioner Prathviraj Chauhan, in regards to the same. According to media reports, the apex court said it

SSC exam paper leak: SC to hear plea on March 12

SSC exam paper leak: SC to hear plea on March 12. The Supreme Court to hear a plea seeking an investigation into the alleged Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak on March 12 . On Sunday, SSC also decided to recommend a CBI inquiry into the allegations of exam paper leak in the examination held on held on February 21.

Court issues non-bailable warrants against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

Court issues non-bailable warrants against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

MUMBAI: A special court on Saturday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in the alleged Rs 12,700 crore Punjab National Bank scam. The court, set up under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), issued the NBWs on applications filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), one of the agencies

Woman employee of his firm was arrested illegally, alleges Nirav Modi

Woman employee of his firm was arrested illegally, alleges Nirav Modi

Mumbai – Diamond trader Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of the Rs 12,700-crore scam at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), has alleged that he was right in being concerned about the “unfairness of process”, going by the way a woman employee of his firm was arrested.Modi, against whom a special court today issued

Gurugram school murder: Relief to bus conductor after court absolves him

Gurugram school murder: Relief to bus conductor after court absolves him

GURUGRAM: His eyes were moist and he thanked god after a court on Wednesday discharged bus conductor Ashok Kumar in a case related to the murder of a seven-year-old boy at a private school at Bhondsi. Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu exonerated him of charges pertaining to the murder of the minor boy after

Priya Varrier's plea

SC likely to hear Priya Varrier’s plea today

Priya Varrier’s plea: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday is likely to hear Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier’s plea seeking quashing of FIRs and all other criminal proceedings initiated against her in connection with the viral song scene from her upcoming movie. Yesterday, the actress had filed a plea in the Apex Court over the case registered against

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees

SC allows HP to carry out silviculture felling of trees: The Supreme Court today allowed Himachal Pradesh government to permit “silviculture felling” of trees to a very limited extent and said this activity should be monitored very carefully to see whether it helps in regenerating forests. The apex court, which had in December 1996 directed the

Cauvery verdict: Tamil Nadu expresses shock, Karnataka welcomes SC verdict

CHENNAI/BENGALURU: The Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict on Cauvery water sharing widened the rift between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with the the former welcoming the apex court’s ruling and the latter, of course, expressing deep anger at it. Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday expressed shock over the verdict on the Cauvery water dispute which

Cauvery dispute

Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu. The apex Court further said that 20 TMC of ground water in Tamil Nadu had not been accounted for and hence needed to be seen.“The allocation of Karnataka which used to

Supreme Court to Resume Hearing in Ayodhya Dispute Case

The Supreme Court will resume hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute today, the Indian Express has reported. The apex court will hear cross-appeals against the Allahabad High Court order which partitioned the disputed site in Ayodhya three ways among the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Lord Ram