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Didn‘t say anything against secularism: Meghalaya HC judge

Didn‘t say anything against secularism: Meghalaya HC judge

Facing flak over his recent controversial order, Meghalaya high court judge S R Sen on Friday issued a “clarification”, saying neither was his judgment politically motivated nor did he say anything against secularism, and asserted that his order had been “misinterpreted”. In the ‘clarification from the bench’ posted on the high court website, Justice Sen said he does not belong to […]

BJP to move SC as Mamata govt says no to rath yatras

BJP to move SC as Mamata govt says no to rath yatras

The West Bengal government on Saturday refused permission for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s plan to take out a rath yatra. IMAGE: BJP workers conducting a mass programme in West Bengal. Photograph: PTI Photo In a letter to state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, the West Bengal government said it was unable to allow the yatra as proposed by the party. Intelligence […]

Kamal Nath should get same benefit of doubt as Modi in 2002: Tharoor

Kamal Nath should get same benefit of doubt as Modi in 2002: Tharoor

IMAGE: Congress leader Kamal Nath displays victory sign after party‘s win in Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. Photograph: PTI Photo Defending Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath over allegations of his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has asserted that the former should get the same “benefit of doubt” which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given in […]

Will Congress, AAP join hands for 2019 LS poll? Talks are on, say sources

Will Congress, AAP join hands for 2019 LS poll? Talks are on, say sources

The bone of contention is believed to have been the number of the seats the Congress wants to contest in the national capital.  IMAGE: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared a stage together during the Kisan Mukti March in New Delhi on November 30, 2018. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo Bitter rivals, the Aam Aadmi Party […]

Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram CM for third time

Zoramthanga sworn in as Mizoram CM for third time

The MNF came to power in the state winning 26 of the 40 seats in the state assembly uprooting the Congress from its last bastion in the Northeast. Mizo National Front president Zoramthanga was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister, heading a 12-member ministry. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan […]

Prasad poisoning: Toll rises to 11, police probe suspected foul play

Prasad poisoning: Toll rises to 11, police probe suspected foul play

Police are probing suspected foul play in the death of 11 people due to food poisoning after consuming ‘prasad’ at a temple in Chamarajanagar district, a senior official said on Saturday. IMAGE: A woman is shifted to a hospital in as she complained of sickness after consuming prasad at Maramma temple in Chamrajanagar district, in Mysuru. Photograph: PTI Photo Two […]

VVIP chopper case: Court extends CBI custody of Michel by 4 more days

VVIP chopper case: Court extends CBI custody of Michel by 4 more days

A Delhi court on Saturday extended the Central Bureau of Investigation custody of Christian Michel, alleged middleman charge-sheeted and arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, by four days. The 57-year-old British national was produced before Special Judge Arvind Kumar. The probe agency told the judge that Michel needs to be confronted with various documents in the case and had […]