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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

Centre moves SC for withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling

Centre moves SC for withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling

The Central government on Wednesday sought the Supreme Court’s nod for withdrawing the remaining four companies of security forces from West Bengal’s trouble-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong for their deployment in poll-bound states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.The government was permitted to file an application for the withdrawal of central security forces as lawyer Wasim Qadri

SC cancels 88 mining leases in Goa

New Delhi, Feb 7, The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 88 mining leases in Goa that were renewed by the state government in 2015 just before the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act mandated the auction of mining leases.Cancelling the leases that were renewed for 20 years from 2007, a bench of Justice Madan

Give publicity to task force's report on pollution: SC to govt

Give publicity to task force’s report on pollution: SC to govt

Give publicity to task force’s report on pollution: SC to govt. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to give publicity to the report of a high-level task force on prevention of stubble burning in states like Punjab and Haryana to make people aware that “something is being done”. A bench comprising justices Madan B

Supreme Court BJP leader Subramanian Swam Shashi Tharoor Sunanda

SC questions maintainability of Swamy’s plea in Sunanda case

The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the

Padmaavat

Padmaavat: Two petrol bombs hurled at cinema hall in UP

Two petrol bombs were allegedly hurled at a cinema hall here on Sunday when it was screening controversial film ‘Padmaavat’. However, the bombs, lobbed at Shyam Cinema Hall, failed to explode. The cinema had started screening of the film from Sunday itself, according to reports.After the incident, heavy police was deployed at the spot. So far, police have refused to comment on the

PM seeks youths’ cooperation in fight against corruption

PM seeks youths’ cooperation in fight against corruption. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought youths’ cooperation in his fight against corruption, saying none will be spared in his anti-graft exercise and noted that three former chief ministers are “rotting” in jail. Speaking at an NCC rally, Modi also made a strong pitch for the use

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira's plea

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira’s plea

SC gives six weeks to govt to file response to Khaira’s plea NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday gave six weeks to the state government to respond to state Leader of Opposition and AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira’s plea against a Fazilka court order summoning him in a drug Smuggling case. In a relief