Bombay High Court upholds conviction of 11 persons in Bilqis Bano case

AMN / Bombay High Court today upheld conviction of 11 persons in the Bilqis Bano gang-rape case and refuses CBI’s request of death penalty for the three convicted for murder. The court also set aside acquittal of six persons, including doctors and policemen, convicting them for tampering of evidence in the case. 12 persons were … Continue reading Bombay High Court upholds conviction of 11 persons in Bilqis Bano case

SC rejects plea to make Hindi compulsory

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre, the states and union territories to make Hindi compulsory for students of class I-VIII across the country to promote national unity. The bench, comprised Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, said the people speaking other languages may also … Continue reading SC rejects plea to make Hindi compulsory

ECI calls all-party meet on May 12 on EVM issue

AMN Election Commission has called an all-party meeting on 12th of this month over the issue of Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs). The meeting takes place amid opposition parties’ allegations of EVM tampering. Last month, sixteen opposition parties had urged the Election Commission to revert to the paper ballot system. They say the alleged tampering has created … Continue reading ECI calls all-party meet on May 12 on EVM issue

SC issues notice to Kerala on TN’s plea seeking maintenance of Mullaperiyar dam

AMN The Supreme Court today sought response from Kerala on a plea of Tamil Nadu alleging that the neighbouring state is not allowing it to maintain the historic Mullaperiyar Dam. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to Kerala and fixed the plea … Continue reading SC issues notice to Kerala on TN’s plea seeking maintenance of Mullaperiyar dam

Indore is Cleanest City of India; Gonda in UP Dirtiest

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Indore city of Madhya Pradesh has bagged the first position in the top ten clean cities of the country. Bhopal is ranked second and Vishakhapatnam is in the third position. Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, New Delhi Municipal Council, Navi Mumbai, Vadodara and Chandigarh are also among the Top 10 clean cities … Continue reading Indore is Cleanest City of India; Gonda in UP Dirtiest

AITAF urges FM to protect confidentiality under the GST

ADITYA RAJ DAS /NEW DELHI The All India Tax Advocates’ Forum (AITAF) has urged the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to ensure confidentiality of the details furnished by the assesses with the tax authorities under the new tax regime of the Goods and Service Tax (GST). ‘While framing the GST Rules, adequate safe guards of … Continue reading AITAF urges FM to protect confidentiality under the GST

‘आजाद मीडिया के महत्त्व को समझने से कतरा रहे लोग’

नई दिल्ली विश्व प्रेस स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर गुरुवार को हुए कार्यक्रम में ‘द वायर’ के संस्थापक संपादक सिद्धार्थ वरदराजन ने कहा कि आम लोगों के साथ पत्रकार भी इस बात से राब्ता नहीं रखते कि पत्रकारिता खतरे में है। आज के दौर में हम खतरा इस बात का महसूस कर रहे हैं कि आम लोग … Continue reading ‘आजाद मीडिया के महत्त्व को समझने से कतरा रहे लोग’

Prof. Tariq Mansoor is new Vice-Chancellor of AMU

AMN President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday appointed Professor Tariq Mansoor as Vice-Chancellor of prestigious Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Mansoor will succeed Lt Gen (retd) Zameeruddin Shah, who will retire on May 17. Mansoor is currently, the principal of AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. He has been associated with the university for more than three deacdes. … Continue reading Prof. Tariq Mansoor is new Vice-Chancellor of AMU

Journalists express concern over threat to media

World Press Freedom Day   AMN Senior media professionals expressed concern over the shrinking of spaces for the media. They said hat the challenges had become far more acute for media professionals in the era of neo liberalization. They expressed concern over the violence and insecurity of employment faced by a large number of journalists … Continue reading Journalists express concern over threat to media

Triple talaq: SC asks Salman Khurshid to assist in case

AMN The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked former union minister and senior advocate Salman Khurshid to assist it as amicus curiae before a Constitution Bench scheduled to hear a batch of petitions arguing that the practices of Triple Talaq and polygamy violate the fundamental rights of Muslim women. The court allowed Mr. Khurshid to file … Continue reading Triple talaq: SC asks Salman Khurshid to assist in case