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Chief Election Commissioner rules out Simultaneous polls amid BJP push

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat today rules out Simultaneous elections saying they are not possible without a legal framework as any extension or curtailment of the term of assemblies will require a constitutional amendment. Rawat’s remarks came a day after the BJP made a strong pitch for simultaneous polls, with … Continue reading Chief Election Commissioner rules out Simultaneous polls amid BJP push

Hapur lynching case: SC issues notice to UP govt; Directs IGP Meerut to conduct probe

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today directed IGP Meerut range to investigate the alleged Hapur lynching case, in which one person was killed and another brutally assaulted by a mob on the pretext they were involved in cow-slaughter. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, asked the IGP to file a … Continue reading Hapur lynching case: SC issues notice to UP govt; Directs IGP Meerut to conduct probe

Chief Secy assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia named as accused in chargesheet

Agencies / New Delhi The Delhi Police today named Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia as accused in its charge sheet in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February. The charge sheet was filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal. It has also named as accused … Continue reading Chief Secy assault case: Kejriwal, Sisodia named as accused in chargesheet

Veteran Communist leader Somnath Chatterjee passes away

AMN / Kolkata Former Lok Sabha speaker & veteran Communist leader Somnath Chatterjee passed away here this morning. He was 89. Chatterjee was admitted to a private hospital a few days back on Tuesday. He was suffering from age related ailments of heart, lung and kidney. Chatterjee suffered a mild heart attack yesterday. A former … Continue reading Veteran Communist leader Somnath Chatterjee passes away

Will return with bigger numbers, PM Modi tells TOI

Lynching is a crime, no matter the motive’ PM WEB DESK Prime Minister Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that BJP will win 2019 Lok Sabha elections by a bigger margin than in 2014. in an interview to Times of India Mr Modi said, Mahagathbandhan is a failed idea which cannot succeed because people want … Continue reading Will return with bigger numbers, PM Modi tells TOI

Maharashtra ATS averts major terror attacks, arrest 3 with links to Hindu groups

MAHARASHTRA POLICE WEB DESK The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Friday said that it has arrested three men affiliated to radical Hindu outfits from Nallasopara and Satara. Arrests were made following multiple raids at different place. The ATS also said that with the recovery of a huge cache of explosives, including live crude bombs and gelatin sticks, … Continue reading Maharashtra ATS averts major terror attacks, arrest 3 with links to Hindu groups

SC expresses serious concern over cases of sexual abuse at shelter homes

Our Correspondent / New Delhi The Supreme Court today expressed serious concern over recent cases of rape and sexual abuse of girls at shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The apex court’s observation came while hearing a matter relating to sexual abuse of children at orphanages. A bench of justices Madan B Lokur, S … Continue reading SC expresses serious concern over cases of sexual abuse at shelter homes

‘This must stop’, says SC on vandalism by protesters

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday came down hard on “grave incidents of vandalism” of private and public properties by various groups across the country, particularly in light of the fortnight-long Kanwar Yatra which led to a spate of violence in parts of western Uttar Pradesh and the National Capital Region, and … Continue reading ‘This must stop’, says SC on vandalism by protesters

Monsoon Session of Parliament comes to an end

Lok Sabha Speaker describes Session as productive AMN / New Delhi The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die today. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described the Monsoon Session as productive and satisfactory. She said, during the session, the Lok Sabha passed 21 bills including the legislations related to granting the National Commission for Backward Classes status of … Continue reading Monsoon Session of Parliament comes to an end

Parliament passes SC/ST amendment Bill

AMN / NEW DELHI Parliament today passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, with the Rajya Sabha approving it by voice vote. Lok Sabha has already passed it. The amended bill has done away with the provision of seeking prior permission for the arrest of those committing atrocities against … Continue reading Parliament passes SC/ST amendment Bill

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