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Change in mindset starts within family: Kirron Kher on Haryana rape cases
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (Agencies): With the recent spike in reports of cases of sexual abuse, Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Kirron Kher has once again come forth view her views on the issue. Attacking the root causes of such incidents, Kher said that change needs to come in mindset. “Such incidents have been taking place since forever, only change in mindset can bring about change. Change in society starts from within a family,” said Kher. Kher was been vocal about the views on such subjects. In August 2017, BJP member Ramveer Bhatti's had said parents should take care of their girls. “Children should come home on time, why stay out at night?" he said. Responding to fellow partyman's statement, Kher had said, “Why is there danger at night and not during the day? They should tell boys ...
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Republic Day 2018
Cops urge Delhi commuters to use Google Maps to counter traffic woes
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): The Delhi Traffic Police has urged Google to show and inform people on 'Google Maps' about the traffic restrictions and alternative routes that will be in place for the Republic Day parade. Restrictions will be in place from Tuesday for the full dress rehearsal of the parade, police said. The Republic Day parade will start at 9:50 AM from Vijay Chowk and proceed towards the Red Fort Grounds through the Rajpath, India Gate, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg. Traffic police personnel will be deployed in large numbers to ensure "minimum inconvenience" and "maximum facilitation", Chief Spokesperson and Special Commissioner (Traffic), Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak, said. "We have informed Google about the restrictions as several peopl...
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‘Mujhe bachao': Last words of school principal allegedly murdered by Class 12 student
YAMUNANAGAR, Jan 22 (Agencies): The final words of the school principal, who was allegedly murdered by Class 12 student, was “Mujhe bachao, mujhe bachao (Save me, Save me)” Ritu Chhabra reportedly kept repeating these words till she was conscious and was on her way to the hospital, reported Indian Express. On Saturday, the 47-year-old Swami Vivekanand School principal Ritu Chhabra was sitting in her office, when the alleged minor accused – also a student of the same school walked in. The student pumped four bullets into her with a .32 bore gun. The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school. On Sunday, a local court sent the Class XII student to two days’ police remand. Police said the boy's father is a financier and the pistol used in the incident belonged t...
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India is a Hindu Rashtra, will survive till Hinduism thrives: Bhagwat
Guwahati, Jan 22 (Agencies): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India has forgotten all enmity against Pakistan but same is not the case with the neighbouring country. Addressing a gathering of RSS 'swayamsevaks' in North- East here, days before three states of the region go to polls, the RSS chief said India will survive as long as Hinduism thrives. "Struggle took place. Pakistan was born. 'Bharatvarsh' forgot the enmity with Pakistan from August 15, 1947. Pakistan has not forgotten it yet. This is the difference between Hindu nature and other nature," Bhagwat said at the rally. Bhagwat said all ancient civilisation such as Mahenjodaro, Harappa and our culture developed in places which are now in Pakistan. "Why didn't Pakistan tell (India) to take another n...
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AAP MLAs withdraw plea from Delhi HC seeking stay on their disqualification
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Agencies): The twenty disqualified AAP MLAs on Monday withdrew their application from the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission's recommendation in the office of profit case. Justice Rekha Palli allowed the MLAs to withdraw their plea and termed it "dismissed as withdrawn". Advocate Manish Vashisht, appearing for one of the AAP MLAs, told the court that their application challenging the poll panel's recommendation to the President disqualifying them as legislators had become 'infructuous' as a notification in this regard has already been issued on January 20, 2018, agencies reported. The party said that they would file a fresh plea after examining the notification for their disqualification. In a major setback to the party, President Ram Nath Kovind o...
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Delhi HC turns down petition of 20 MLAs disqualification
No relief for AAP
NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Agencies): The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant relief to the 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators disqualified for allegedly holding offices of profit. The court will hear the matter on Monday. Taking note of the petition, Delhi HC asked the counsel for the poll panel to apprise it urgently whether any such recommendation has been made to the President by the Election Commission. Justice Rekha Palli asked the counsel appearing on behalf of the Election Commission to take instruction and inform about the development so that the hearing can resume soon. Earlier in the day, sources said the Election Commission had recommended 20 MLAs of the party in Delhi be disqualified for holding offices of profit as ‘parliamentary secretaries.’ The party had moved High Co...
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Owaisi asks Muslims to not watch 'bakwas' Padmaavat
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (Agencies): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday called the controversy-hit Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' as 'rubbish and asked Muslims to not waste their time watching it. Owaisi was addressing a public meeting in Warangal district when he said, "Don't go. God has not created you to watch a two-hour film. Mr (Narendra) Modi has formed a 12- member committee for that film. Take out what you can but nobody was consulted when law to end triple talaq was being made against us." He added, "The film (Padmaavat) is 'bakwas' (rubbish) and bad. The Muslim community has to learn from Rajputs, who are united in not letting the film release." On Thursday, the Supreme Court cleared the decks for the all-India release of "Padmaavat" on J...
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Court issues arrest warrant against Mallya
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): A court has directed issuance of arrest warrant against defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya and 18 others in the Kingfisher Airlines case, on a complaint filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO). The probe agency, which comes under the corporate affairs ministry, has come across various violations of companies law in the case related to Kingfisher Airlines, which was grounded in 2012. A Special Court, constituted under the Companies Act, in Bengaluru has directed issuance of arrest warrants against Mallya and 18 others, according to a court document. Mallya, who has been based in the UK for a long time, is wanted in India for Kingfisher Airlines' default on loans worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore and some other matters. As per the document, the amou...
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Pak can't keep eyes shut on Hafiz Saeed: India
NEW DELHI, Jan 19 (Agencies): India on Friday said Pakistan cannot keep its eyes shut over Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. In his weekly media briefing here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar pointed to the fact that Saeed is a globally designated terrorist. "Pakistan has to fulfill its international obligations and demonstrate seriousness in taking action against such global terrorists and not hide behind flimsy excuses," Kumar said. "You can`t close your eyes and pretend that nothing has happened. They have to realise what is there in front of them and they have to take action against such people who are operating and are allowed to freely operate from their soil." The spokesperson`s remarks came after Pakista...
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'Political vendetta, against principles of natural justice': Didi backs Kejriwal
KOLKATA, Jan 19 (Agencies): Extending her support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over MLA disqualification row, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday termed the episode as “political vendetta”. Taking to Twitter, the West Bengal Chief Minister wrote: Earlier today, the Election Commision of India recommended the disqualification of 20 AAP legislators for allegedly holding offices of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. The petition against the AAP MLAs was filed by Delhi lawyer Prashant Patel. Responding to allegations, Kejriwal claimed that the poll panel 'never touched this low'. The party has now moved to Delhi High Court....
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Modi-govt misleading over Doklam issue: Cong
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NEW DELHI, Jan 18: Congress on Thursday accused the Modi-government of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying Indian security and strategic interests have been compromised. "It seems that the government was snoozing while the Chinese troops occupied the Doklam plateau as suggested by satellite images. And it seems China is planning a Doklam 2.0 like retreat near the Indian border," Randeep Singh Surjewala, in-charge of the AICC Communication Department told reporters. The Congress leaders displayed satellite images of the India-China-Bhutan tri-junction showing two-storey structures, watch towers, helipads in the Doklam plateau that was the epicentre of the tense 72-day stand-off between India and China last year. "The satellite imagery and media r...
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Prez to felicitate 112 women achievers including 2 Kashmiris
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NEW DELHI, Jan 18: Two Kashmiri women are among 112 ‘women achievers’ who will be felicitated by President on January 20 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President of India will felicitate 112 women achievers who have achieved a first in any field on 20th Jan 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Known as 'First Ladies', these women have been identified by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India, an official statement said today. "The two women from Kashmir to be felicitated are Ayesha Aziz, the youngest pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir and Ruveda Salam, a doctor and Kashmir’s first woman IPS officer," said the statement said. Ayesha Aziz, at just 16 received her student license to fly in 2011. She flew a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase a...
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Cinema hall in Bihar vandalised as Karni Sena steps up protest against Padmaavat
MUZAFFARPUR, Jan 18 (Agencies): Soon after Supreme Court gave a clean chit for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed Padmaavat, Shri Rajput Karni Sena allegedly vandalised a cinema hall in Muzaffarpur in Bihar. Karni Sena also said that they will appeal against the SC order before a double-bench of the apex court and seek a total ban on the movie. In a video message, Sena president Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi said: "We will also approach the President (to demand ban on screening of 'Padmaavat') ... We shall never allow the movie to be screened." Slamming the decision, Singh also raised questions on "the working of the Supreme Court." "Few days back, we saw four senior judges of the Supreme Court also raising questions about the top court's working," he said in connection with the...
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No state can ban ‘Padmaavat’: SC clears way for film’s pan-India release
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): Supreme Court has cleared the way for the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period film ‘Padmaavat’ as it has ruled that no state has the right to impose a ban on the movie. The decision of the apex court comes after Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana said that they would not allow the film to be released in the states over alleged distortion of historical facts. The states had imposed a ban on the film, starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, despite it getting clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Following the ban by the states, the makers of the film had moved the top court to ensure a pan-India release on January 25. In their plea, the producers had questioned the right of the four state govern...
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'Plenty of evidence' against Hafiz Saeed: Hamid Karzai
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday called out on Pakistan Prime Minister's bluff that there is no case against 2008 Mumbai mastermind Hafiz Saeed. “Oh! There is plenty of evidence. Everyone knows that,” said Karzai. The former Afghan president is in New Delhi to attend the 2018 Raisina Dialogue. In an interview to a TV channel on Tuesday, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly supported Saeed, the Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief and Lashkar-e-Toiba co-founder. Referring to him as “Hafiz Saeed sahab (Sir)”, Abbasi said that there is no case in the country against the JuD chief. His statements were severely critised by the international community. Saeed, a globally designated terrorist with a bounty of $10 million on his head, was rele...
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Pro Islamic State groups are radicalising Kashmiris for lone wolf attacks: MHA
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): Groups sympathetic towards the cause of terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS) may be on the prowl to look for potential recruits in Jammu and Kashmir in order to carry out lone wolf attacks in the state. According to sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), radicalising potential targets in the state is emerging as a priority for groups with nefarious intentions. The Cyber Wing of MHA has intercepted contents like photos and articles posted on telegram channel in J&K which point to youth here being radicalised for carrying out solo attacks. Recently, the Cyber Wing reported one such telegram channel which is supporting IS and wants to establish shariyah J&K. The telegarm was created on 23th of September in 2017 and renamed on 3rd October of the same year....
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EC announces Assembly election dates for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland; results on March 3
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced polling dates for Assembly elections 2018 in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. The announcement was made by the Chief Election Commissioner, AK Joti, on Thursday. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, Joti said, ''Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura all have 60 seats each. EVM and VVPAT will be used in elections for all three states, first level checks have been completed.'' ''The Model Code of Conduct comes into effect in these states from today,'' the CEC said. Here are the dates: Tripura: Polling - February 18 on all 60 seats Meghalaya: Polling - February 27 on all 60 seats Nagaland: Polling - February 27 on all 60 seats Counting of votes for all states - March 3, 2018. Terms of...
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Yogi summons BJP MP Rekha Verma over shoe-fight incident during blanket distribution
LUCKNOW, Jan 18 (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday summoned MP Rekha Verma over a recent tussle between her another BJP lawmakers Shashank Trivedi in Sitapur. Verma will appear at the chief minister's secretariat — known as the Annexe today evening. On January 13, BJP lawmakers Rekha Verma and Shashank Trivedi were in Maholi Tehsil office in Sitapur for blankets distribution when supporters of both leaders got into a tussle with each other while taking credit for the charity work. The brawl between the supporters of the two legislators broke out in the presence of the police and district officials, a video of the incident showed. Police officers requesting anonymity said it started when Dhaurahra MP, Verma and Maholi Nagar panchayat chairman Sarita Gup...
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Give every Dalit 5 acre land, 70% are landless: Mevani
GUJARAT, Jan 18 (Agencies): Gujarat legislator and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani said he, along with other like-minded people, was planning to launch a nationwide alliance for the upliftment of Dalits. Speaking to reporters after visiting Manda Krishna Madiga, a Dalit leader who is currently lodged in a Hyderabad prison, Mr Mevani said land being a major issue, every Dalit should be given five acres of land. 70 out of 100 Dalits are landless, he added. Mr Madiga, founder of the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi, was arrested recently during a protest for Scheduled Caste categorisation. Jignesh Mevani said, "In the coming days, I, along with Krishna Madiga and other Dalit, progressive, like-minded groups, want to launch a broad alliance for the upliftment of Dalits." The newly-elected G...
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Modi, Sushma misled nation on Doklam, India's security compromised: Cong
NEW DELHI, Jan 18 (Agencies): The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying that India's security and strategic interests have been compromised. "The satellite imagery and media reports suggest that China has set up military establishments in Doklam near the Indian border which indicates that India`s security and strategic interests have been compromised," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surhewala told the media here. "It seems that the government was snoozing while the Chinese troops occupied the Doklam plateau as suggested by satellite images. And it seems China is planning a Doklam 2.0 like retreat near the Indian border." In a jibe, the Co...
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China prepares to deploy nuclear submarines at Pakistan's Gwadar Port: True face of CPEC?
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): China has already begun work on infrastructure required to station nuclear submarines at the Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan. This vindicates India's long-standing discomfort over the possibility that the true purpose of China's involvement in Gwadar is strategic more than trade. Gwadar Port, which China has financed and built, would give Beijing the direct strategic access and to the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) that it has always craved, and give it blue water naval capability. The stationing of a submarine fleet there would also allow China to keep close tabs on the operations and influence of the Indian Navy. Nuclear submarines are called so only because they are powered by a nuclear reactor onboard. They do not necessarily carry nuclear weapons. Nucle...
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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against release ban by some states
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): The producers of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which has been embroiled in controversy since the beginning of its shoot, have moved the Supreme Court to challenge the ban on release by some of the states. The top court has accepted the plea and is slated to hear the matter soon, since the film is scheduled to release on January 25. Notably, the film has already been given clearance by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which had formed a panel comprising historians and members of royal family to take a call on certifying the film. Several states, including Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana, have declared that they won’t allow the film to be released in theatres, alleging distortion of historical facts. Also, not refusing to budge from its st...
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Nirmala Sitharaman becomes first woman Defence Minister to fly in IAF's Sukhoi Su 30
JODHPUR, Jan 17 (Agencies): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday took off in the Indian Air Force's frontline combat jet Sukhoi 30 MKI from the air base in Jodhpur. Dressed in the pilot's G-suit, the country's first woman Defence Minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot. She is the first full-time woman Defence Minister to fly the sortie. She is reportedly reviewing the operational preparedness and combat capabilities. Sukoi-30 MKI is a nuclear-capable aircraft which can penetrate deep into enemy territory. She also met the Air Warriors at the Air Force Station in Jodhpur before her sortie on the Sukhoi-30 MKI. This sortie comes soon after she visited INS Vikramaditya last week to witness the naval operations and maritime prowess of the Indian Navy. This flight is ...
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Modi troubling Muslims, says Lalu on Haj subsidy removal
PATNA, Jan 17 (Agencies): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in a fodder scam case, on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Referring to the removal of Haj subsidy by the Narendra Modi government, the RJD supremo said that the Prime Minister was troubling Muslim people with his actions. The former Bihar chief minister made the remarks after his appearance in court in connection with another fodder scam related case. He also targeted Vishwa Hindu Parishad international working president Pravin Togadia, who on Tuesday alleged an encounter bid to assassinate him. Lalu questioned as to where Togadia went leaving his z-plus security. He pointed that Togadia is yet to tell people where...
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India, China bonhomie has returned, but we need to be prepared: Rawat
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Agencies): Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue in the national capital Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday that the bonhomie between India and China has returned to what was prior to Doklam. However, he added that one has to be always prepared. "As far as Doklam is concerned PLA soldiers are there in a part of the area, although not in numbers that we saw them in initially. They have carried out some infrastructure development which is mostly temporary in nature," the Army chief said. He added, "While troops (PLA) may have returned and infrastructure remains, it is anybody's guess whether they would come back there or is it because of the winters that they could not take their equipment, but we are also there, so in case they come, we will face them." Rawat further ...
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