SC wants ruling in Babri Masjid case in 9 months

SC wants ruling in Babri Masjid case in 9 months

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that a judgement in the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and others should be delivered in nine months from Friday. A bench headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman observed that the trial court judge had made substantial […]

Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights Bill

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A Bill to protect the rights of “right people”, including vulnerable, farmers and financially backward persons, was on Friday passed in the Lok Sabha with voice vote. The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides amendment to the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 so that “terrorists” and “rapists” […]

Centre’s reply sought on parenting norms over divorce

Centre’s reply sought on parenting norms over divorce

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and sought its response on a plea seeking framing of a law for joint parenting of a child in the event of a divorce. The petitioner insisted that the affection of both father and mother was important for the child […]

Priyanka-Yogi battle looms over Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka-Yogi battle looms over Uttar Pradesh

Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sits on a dharna after meeting the victims of Sonbhadra firing which claimed 9 lives, in Sonbhadra on Friday. (ANI Photo) Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) What the Congress could not do during the Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi has done now — she has pitted […]

Sonebhadra carnage: 200 men on 32 tractors fired for an hour

Sonebhadra, July 19 (IANS) The bloody clashes that left 10 persons dead in Murtiya village in Sonebhadra now seem like a scene straight out of a Bollywood potboiler. According to reports, the village head and the main accused in the massacre, Yagya Dutt, had brought about 200 men on 32 tractor trolleys to take possession […]

India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

People wait to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files NEW DELHI, July 19 (Reuters) – India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become […]

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

One-horned rhinos rest on a highland in the flood affected area of Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district in Assam, July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika DHAKA/GUWAHATI, INDIA, July 18 (Reuters) – One of Bangladesh’s main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as […]

If not Sonia, Congress old guard may want Priyanka to lead

If not Sonia, Congress old guard may want Priyanka to lead

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Congress may be veering towards Priyanka Gandhi becoming the new party President to end the current impasse, but there are no signs of leadership crisis ending anytime soon with Rahul Gandhi leaving for the United States. Priyanka Gandhi’s name has come up after the old guard failed to convince […]

Rajya Sabha passes bills to make India hub of arbitration

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 that seeks to make India a hub of arbitration for settling commercial disputes in a shorter period of time. The Upper House also cleared another bill for setting up the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) for […]

Fully committed to get Mallya extradited from UK: India

Fully committed to get Mallya extradited from UK: India

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India said on Thursday that its commitment to extradite fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya “is very strong” and it will continue to make all efforts to bring him back from the UK. The reply from Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar came as a UK court said that Mallya’s […]

Deploy less security officials in my cavalcade: Priyanka to Yogi

Deploy less security officials in my cavalcade: Priyanka to Yogi

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanking him for the security arrangements made during her visit to the state while also asking him not to deploy too many security personnel in her cavalcade so that the general public is not inconvenienced. […]