Non-BJP states voice reservations about enemy property Bill

NEW DELHI: States ruled by parties other than BJP voiced their reservations about various provisions of the contentious enemy property amendment Bill at a meeting of the Rajya Sabha Select Committee today. BJP-ruled states, however, strongly favoured the Bill which seeks to guard against claims of succession or transfer of ‘enemy’ properties belonging to those […]

Allowing unauthorised places of worship is “insult to god”: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today expressed anguish over inaction of authorities for allowing the existence of unauthorised places of worship on roads and pavements across the country, saying “it is an insult to god.” “You have to demolish such structures. We know you are not doing anything. None of the states are doing anything. […]

FCAT refuses to clear documentary on Modi’s election

NEW DELHI: Kamal Swaroop’s take on the high- pitched 2014 Narendra Modi-Arvind Kejriwal poll battle in Varanasi has been denied the nod by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) as it felt the documentary may cause “communal disharmony”. The makers, who had approached FCAT after censor board refused to certify “Battle for Banaras”, are now planning […]

Kohinoor given to East India by Punjab rulers: Govt tells SC

Kohinoor given to East India by Punjab rulers: Govt tells SC

NEW DELHI: Government today told the Supreme Court that Kohinoor diamond was neither “forcibly taken” nor “stolen” by British rulers but given to the East India Company by the rulers of Punjab. “Kohinoor cannot said to be forcibly taken or stolen as it was given by the successors of Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India […]

Enemy Property Bill 2016 to be discussed today

NEW DELHI: A number of states are expected to express their views on the contentious Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 at a Select Committee meeting of the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. “States have been asked to give their response on the bill. We will move forward on the issue after we get the […]

Naidu, Prasad attack Bihar CM over call for RSS-free India

NEW DELHI: Two central ministers today attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his call for ‘RSS-free’ India, saying the JD-U leader never spoke against organisations like Simi, ISIS and LeT who spread terror and want to break the country. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said Kumar had no qualms in joining hands with a […]

2 held over death threat to Kanhaiya, Umar

2 held over death threat to Kanhaiya, Umar

New Delhi: Police have arrested two persons in connection with a death threat to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, conveyed through a letter which was recovered with a loaded gun in a bus operating on a route between an ISBT and the varsity’s campus. “We have arrested two persons under provisions of Arms […]

Curfew in Mehsana, Patel agitation turns violent

Curfew in Mehsana, Patel agitation turns violent

MEHSANA: Curfew was on Sunday clamped in Mehsana town in Gujarat and mobile internet service banned as a massive rally of the Patel com¬munity demanding reserva¬tion and immediate release of their jailed leaders turned violent with two buildings be-ing set ablaze and some police vehicles damaged. “We have imposed a cur¬few in Mehsana town till […]

Clash in Birbhum leaves eight injured

KOLKATA: A clash between BJP and TMC workers on Sunday left eight persons injured in Dumrut village in Birbhum district where polling is underway, police said. Three workers from both sides were arrested, they said. BJP has claimed all the injured as their supporters. Tension also prevailed at Sian village under Nanoor constituen¬cy in Birbhum […]

No toilet in groom’s house, woman refuses to tie knot

KANPUR: A woman refused to tie the knot with a man here because he failed to get a toilet built at his residence in time for the wedding, agreeing instead to a match with another suitor who had a toilet at home. Facilitated by a local NGO, the match between the 25- year-old woman hailing […]

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