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TN BJP leader abuses women journalists in facebook post
TAMIL NADU, Apr 20 (Agencies): His shared Facebook post, reportedly put out yesterday but later found removed, makes insinuations against the media and women journalists in light of the 'patgate' row involving Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The Facebook post shared by Shekher is reportedly titled “Madurai University, Governor and the Virgin Cheeks of a Girl” and claimed that a woman cannot be a reporter without sleeping with bigwigs. “This ugly truth has come out through the complaints raised recently. These are the (using a derogatory word) women who have come out to question the Governor. Media people are the cheap, lowly, ugly, vulgar beings of Tamil Nadu. There are only few exceptions. I respect only them. Otherwise, the whole of TN media is in a regressive path caught in ...
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Decision to not conduct re-exam of Class 10 Maths paper based on trend analysis: CBSE
NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that its decision not to conduct a re-exam of the Class 10 mathematics paper which was allegedly leaked was taken after doing a trend analysis of Science, Maths and English papers. The Board also told the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Gita Mittal, and Justice C Hari Shankar that it cannot put lakhs of students in difficulty just for the sake of one student who wanted a re-test in maths. The Board made this submission during a hearing on a batch of petitions filed by a group of students seeking re-test of Class 10 Mathematics. The high court then listed the matter for next hearing on July 23. The Delhi High Court had on Monday had dismissed a plea seeking ...
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There is hope: Rahul Gandhi tweets on Judge BH Loya death case
NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): Amid intense politics over the death of Judge BH Loya, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that there is still hope as millions of "Indians can see the truth" relating to his death. Rahul's reaction came a day after the late special CBI Judge BH Loya's family said that "there is no hope left". The family had said this after the Supreme Court dismissed a batch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge BH Loya. The apex court said that there is no reason to disbelieve the Judicial Officers in the Judge Loya death case and ruled that investigation reveals that he died of natural causes. The top court of the country also said that frivolous and motivated petitions should be discouraged. The late special CBI jud...
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BJP dominates polls, CM credits Modi, Amit Shah for victory
RANCHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): Counting for Jharkhand municipal election or Nagar panchayat election results 2018 is currently underway. The Bharatiya Janata Party, ruling party of the state, has managed to maintain a strong lead in several civic bodies since the counting commenced. Later on, Opposition parties including Congress, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha or JMM and Jharkhand Vikas Morcha or JVM have also made considerable gains. The polling of the keenly contested Jharkhand Municipal Elections 2018 (Jharkhand Nagar Nikay Chunav 2018) was held on April 16. The elections were held for five Municipal Corporations (Nagar Nigam), 16 Municipal Councils (Nagar Parishad) and 13 Nagar Panchayats in Jharkhand on April 16. Bypolls were also held at four local bodies – Jhumri Tilaiya, Deoghar, Dhanbad a...
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BJP wins all 5 mayoral posts in Hazaribagh, Giridih, Aadityapur, Ranchi and Medininagar
NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): In a huge success for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), it has won all five mayoral seats in the Jharkhand Nagar Nigam elections, the counting for which was held on Friday. The BJP won both the mayor, deputy mayor posts in Hazaribagh Municipal Corporation. It has also bagged the mayoral polls in Giridih with Sunil Paswan emerging as the winner. In Adityapur, BJP's Vinod Srivastava is leading on mayoral post, while party's Amit Singh is leading for the Deputy Mayor's post. BJP candidate Asha Lakra who was initially trailing against her Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's Varsha Gari, won the elections with a huge margin. Polling for the five Nagar Nigams - Medininagar, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ranchi, Adityapur - was held on April 16. Ahead of the counting of votes, all th...
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EC conspiring with Modi to destabilise Delhi govt, alleges AAP
NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): A day after accusing Lt Governor Anil Baijal of running a parallel government in Delhi, the ruling Aap Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday alleged that the Election Commission was conspiring with the Narendra Modi dispensation to destablise the Arvind Kejriwal government. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said that the poll panel was "biased" in its approach towards Delhi's ruling party. ''The EC is in a conspiracy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destabilize the AAP government in Delhi,'' Bharadwaj said. While attacking the poll panel, Bharadwaj also referred to remarks made by the poll panel's former legal advisor, SK Mendiratta, that his opinion was not taken before the Election Commission disqua...
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Modi-Xi to have unprecedented one-on-one ‘meeting’ by month-end
NEW DELHI, Apr 20 (Agencies): The unprecedented meeting between the two leaders can significantly help in re-defining Sino-Indian relations in the coming days. Modi is also scheduled to travel to China in June this year for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit. But the coming meeting on April end is a separate one and precedes the engagement the two leaders may have at the SCO Summit. Sources say the main aim of this high-level engagement is to bring the two neighbours in a more cooperative plane where they face the challenges of the world together and how they want to help their respective people in meeting their aspiration and dream. The Indian PM and Chinese President’s meeting slated to take place in less than 10 days, is being compared with the one Rajiv Gandhi had w...
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Bihar Legislative Council elections 2018: Nitish, Rabri Devi, 9 others elected unopposed
PATNA, Apr 19 (Agencies): Several top leaders in Bihar, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Health Minister Mangal Pandey and former chief minister Rabri Devi have been elected unopposed as members of the legislative council. Candidates on all 11 seats have been elected unopposed in the elections. The Congress had fielded just one candidate – Premchand Mishra – while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had fielded Sanjay Paswan, Sushil Kumar Modi and Mangal Pandey as its candidates. The JDU had named Nitish Kumar, Rameshwar Mahato and Khalid Anwar. On the RJD quota, Rabri Devi, Ramchandra Purve, Syed Khurshid Mohseen and former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi’s son Santosh Manjhi were fielded. According to Prabhat Khabar, all the parties in this election made attempts t...
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48 MPs, MLAs have declared cases of crime against women: ADR
NEW DELHI, Apr 19 (Agencies): Amid the country-wide uproar over rape cases, some allegedly involving even lawmakers, a study has revealed that as many as 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women. According to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), among the 48 lawmakers facing charges of crime against women, 45 are MLAs and three are Members of Parliament. The information released by ADR has further revealed that recognised political parties gave tickets to 327 candidates with declared cases related to crime against women while 118 candidates with similar charges got tickets as independents in the last five years. “Among these candidates, 40 candidates were given tickets by parties for Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha elections. Various recognised par...
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SC rejects pleas seeking SIT probe in Judge Loya death case, says he died of natural causes
NEW DELHI, Apr 19 (Agencies): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge BH Loya. The apex court said that there is no reason to disbelieve the Judicial Officers in the Judge Loya death case and ruled that investigation reveals that he died of natural causes. The SC also said that frivolous and motivated petitions should be discouraged. The CBI judge was hearing the high-profile Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case at the time of his death. While dismissing the petitions the three-judge bench, of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar, also questioned the motive behind the pleas and observed that it was an attack on judicial independence. In a strongly-worded observa...
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NIA blind and deaf: Owaisi
HYDERABAD, Apr 19 (Agencies): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi has sought a re-trial in the Mecca Masjid blast case or an appeal against the verdict which set free all the five accused. Addressing a public meeting here last evening, the Hyderabad MP said he would meet Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E S L Narasimhan and place before him the facts of the case. "Re-investigation can be taken up under the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)," he said, adding, "we have also told Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and Deputy Chief Minister that they should take up the matter with the Centre seeking a re-trial or to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against this verdict." A special NIA court here last Monday acquitted all the five accused...
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HC rejects Mecca Masjid verdict judge’s resignation, tells him to get back to work
NEW DELHI, Apr 19 (Agencies): The resignation of NIA special court judge Ravinder Reddy, who delivered verdict in Mecca Masjid Blast case, has been rejected by High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He has been asked to attend to his duties immediately, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. On Monday, the judge had submitted his resignation hours after acquitting Hindutva preacher Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, citing 'lack of evidence'. A powerful blast, triggered by remote control, had ripped through the over four centuries-old mosque here during an assembly of devotees on May 18, 2007 when they had gathered for Friday prayers, killing nine people and wounding 58. His surprise resignation comes amid an ongoing inquiry by the High Court ...
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Gagan Shakti 2018
IAF shows no border area too desolate for its fighter jets
NEW DELHI, Apr 19 (Agencies): With more than just an eye on India's rather remote border areas with China in the north-east sector, the Indian Air Force deployed Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) in several areas here as part of the ongoing Gagan Shakti 2018 exercise. ALGs are unprepared airstrips usually placed at a short notice in areas with challenging terrain and with limited rail and road connectivity. Their need is critical because India has many border areas with limited connectivity but which could be transformed into forward strike bases for the IAF if and when required. Showcasing this ability, the IAF operationalised and utilised several ALGs for conducting Inter Valley Troop Transfers (IVTT), Special Heliborne Operations, Air Landed Operations and Special Operations to simulate...
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Pakistan again denies surgical strikes across LoC, calls Modi's claims false and baseless
NEW DELHI, Apr 19 (Agencies): A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Pakistan had been informed about the surgical strikes carried out by India, Islamabad on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" PM's claims of having launched an attack on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory. Pakistan`s Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal told the media that the claims about the surgical strike by the Indian Army was a "lie" and "repeating it doesn't turn it into the truth". He added, "Repeating a lie doesn`t turn it into the truth. It is the other way around and India is backing terrorists in Pakistan. The whole world knows who the terrorists are and who their head is. Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav is a proof of Indian state-sponsored terrorism," IANS reported. Warning Paki...
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All accused in Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case acquitted
HYDERABAD, Apr 16 (Agencies): A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday acquitted all the ten persons in Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case, including Swami Aseemanand. "All accused persons have been acquitted," said the defence lawyer, adding that a copy of the judgement will be available after 15 days. Ten persons are - Nabakumar Sirkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Devender Gupta, Lokesh Sharma alias Ajay Tiwari, Lakshman Das Maharaj, Mohanlal Rateshwar and Rajender Chowdhary. All of them are members of right-wing Hindu organization Abhinav Bharat. The Hyderabad-based court set them free over lack of evidence. Reacting to the development, former Under Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs RVS Mani said, "I had expected it. All the pieces of evidence were engineered, other...
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Pathankot on high alert after local claims he gave lift to 2 suspected terrorists
NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (Agencies): Security forces on Monday put the city of Pathankot in Punjab on high alert after a local claimed to have given lift to two suspected terrorists. The local claimed that he gave lift to two men on Sunday night. The duo got down at a place nearby Kathua region in neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. "We are on alert and the matter is being investigated. A local told us that he gave lift to two youths. The local felt that the duo could be terror suspects as they were apparently carrying weapons and got down at a place nearby Kathua," Pathankot SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said. "At this stage, we are treating the two as possible suspects and proceeding accordingly," he said. The Pathankot police has been checking vehicles at key places. Notably, the Punja...
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Lessons from Bhagwad Gita added to Rajasthan civil services curriculum
JAIPUR, Apr 16 (Agencies): Revising the curriculum for RAS 2018 examination, the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has included lessons from Bhagavad Gita to the General knowledge and general studies paper. The excerpts of Gita have been added to a new unit called 'Niti Shastra'. Along with Bhagavad Gita, the curriculum will also include - lessons from Mahatma Gandhi's life, life sketch of national icons, social reformers, and administrative officers. The syllabus for RAS 2018 exam has been amended by adding a sub-unit, 'Role of Bhagavad Gita in management and administration'. Aspirants preparing for RAS 2018 exam can be asked questions on management and administrative lessons from as the 18 chapters that deal with the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjun ahead of the ...
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Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: BJP announces second list of candidates for 82 constituencies
KARNATAKA, Apr 16 (Agencies):b The BJP has announced its second list of candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections 2018. The second list contains the names of candidates for 82 constituencies. With this, the party has now named its candidates for 154 of the 224 seats in the Karnataka Assembly. The party had released its first list of candidates, containing 72 names, on April 9. It now has to finalise its ticket distribution for 7 more seats. Karnataka goes to the polls in a single phase on May 12, with the counting of votes scheduled for May 15. Here is the second list of candidates of the BJP: (Constituency number - Constituency name - Candidate name) 1. 2 Chikkodi-Sadalga - Anna Saheb Jolle 2. 9 Gokak - Ashok Pujari 3. 10 Yemkanmardi (ST) - Maruthi Astagi 4. 18 Ramdurg - M...
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Mohan Bhagwat says Indian Muslims did not demolish Ram Mandir, vows to 'fight' for it
MUMBAI, Apr 16 (Agencies): Muslims in India did not demolish the Ram Mandir, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat while raking up Ayodhya dispute once again on Sunday. "The Muslim community in India did not destroy the Ram Mandir. Indian nationals can't do such a thing. Foreign forces destroyed temples here to demoralise Indians," said Bhagwat while speaking at a Viraat Hindu Sammelan at Dahanu in adjoining Palghar district. Bhagwat further stressed that it is the nation's responsibility to restore the Ram Mandir. “The temple in Ayodhya was demolished by those outside India. It is our responsibility to restore what was demolished within the country. The temple should be built where it actually was. We are ready to fight for it,” he added. "If the Ram Mandir (in...
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Rapes of minors shameful, is Modi serious about 'justice' for daughters: Rahul
NEW DELHI, Apr 17 (Agencies): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over increasing incidents of violence and sexual assault of minors. Citing that there have been 19,675 cases of rapes of minors in 2016, the Congress chief said that PM Modi must fast track the cases and punish the guilty. He tweeted, “There were 19,675 rapes of minor children reported in 2016. This is shameful. PM should fast track these cases and punish the guilty if he is serious about providing “justice for our daughters.” Last week as well, Rahul Gandhi had targeted PM Modi saying his silence over growing violence against women and children was unacceptable. Taking to Twitter, he had asked as to why accused rapists and murderers are protected by the sta...
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‘Darkest hour, failed as a Nation’
Ex-bureaucrats write ipen letter to Modi after Kathua, Unnao rape cases
NEW DELHI Apr 16 (Agencies): Amid criticism against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s delayed response to the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, a group of 50 retired bureaucrats has written a strongly worded open letter to the Prime Minister questioning him, his government and the party. The letter accused the PM of choosing to remain silent and said he broke silence only when public outrage both in India and internationally reached a point when he could no longer ignore it. “We had hoped that as someone sworn to upholding the Constitution, the Government that you head and the party to which you belong would wake up to this alarming decline, take the lead in stemming the rot and reassure everyone, especially the minorities and vulnerable sections of society that they need not fear for their lif...
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How Perverted Is India?
Kathua victim's name becomes top trending search on porn websites
NEW DELHI, Apr 16 (Agencies): On Monday morning, a Facebook post shocked and left the author speechless. The post had a screenshot of a popular porn website's trending searches. On top, even above the celebrities and sought-after porn genres, was the name of the little girl who was gangraped and murdered in Kathua. As India grieves the death of 8-year-old who was kidnapped, sedated, gang-raped and then brutally killed, porn websites have seen a surge in searches linked to her name. The trending search proves the large voyeuristic and sadistic consumer base for miseries of other people in India, which according to a recent study are among the most "prolific consumers" of internet pornography, accounting for 40% of the website’s 14.2 billion visits. So are we living among sociopaths...
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Dalits 'cleanse' Ambedkar statue with milk after tributes by Maneka, BJP leaders
Vadodara, Apr 14 (Agencies) Members of Dalit community on Saturday "cleansed" BR Ambedkar's statue in Vadodara soon after Union minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary, a Dalit leader said, claiming that their presence had "polluted" the atmosphere. Thakor Solanki, general secretary of SC/ST the Employees Union of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, claimed that they had gathered at the venue to pay their tributes before the BJP leaders. The members of the Dalit community raised slogans at the GEB Circle area on Race Course against other party leaders and Gandhi, the Women and Child Development minister who is in the city to attend a number of events. She arrived at Ambedkar's statue along with BJP MP Ranjanben Bhatt, city may...
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Yogi honoured with title of 'Dalit Mitra' on Ambedkar Jayanti
LUCKNOW, Apr 14 (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was honoured with the title of 'Dalit Mitra' by the Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow on Saturday on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. Addressing the event, Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits. "The BJP government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has worked tirelessly for the emancipation and upliftment of Dalits by the construction of more than 40 lakh toilets in the rural areas," he said. Remembering the role that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar has played for the lives of Dalits he added: "Babasaheb has made a number of provisions in the Constitution of India to remove social disparities and provide social justice to the oppressed sections of the soci...
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Yogi honoured with title of 'Dalit Mitra' on Ambedkar Jayanti
LUCKNOW, Apr 14 (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was honoured with the title of 'Dalit Mitra' by the Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow on Saturday on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. Addressing the event, Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits. "The BJP government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has worked tirelessly for the emancipation and upliftment of Dalits by the construction of more than 40 lakh toilets in the rural areas," he said. Remembering the role that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar has played for the lives of Dalits he added: "Babasaheb has made a number of provisions in the Constitution of India to remove social disparities and provide social justice to the oppressed sections of the soci...
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