Paper balls, loud slogans against Yogi Adityanath mark first session of UP assembly

Paper balls, loud slogans against Yogi Adityanath mark first session of UP assembly

LUCKNOW: Opposition MLAs flung paper balls at Governor Ram Naik and marshals frantically deflected the projectiles with files as the opening day of the maiden session of the new Uttar Pradesh assembly presented a spectacle of complete mayhem. The ear-splitting sound of a whistle and uninterrupted slogan-shouting continued through the 35-minute customary address by the […]

CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, his son in TN

CBI conducts raids at premises of P Chidambaram, his son in TN

CHENNAI: The CBI Tuesday launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Finance Minister of India P Chid-ambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. Official sources in Delhi said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram. The raids are also taking […]

‘Govt targeting my son to silence my voice’

CHENNAI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Tuesday alleged that the government was using investigating agencies to target his son and his friends to “silence” his voice against the government. “All I will say is, I shall continue to speak and write,” he said in a statement here. Chidambaram said Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval […]

JNU students welcome HC order, but still wary

JNU students welcome HC order, but still wary

NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Tuesday welcomed the Delhi High Court order transferring the Najeeb Ahmad case from the Delhi police to the CBI, but wondered if the government’s investigation agency would be given a free hand to probe the disappearance of the JNU student. “It is a good move, but we were […]

Our job is to separate and target ‘terrorists’: Gen Rawat

Our job is to separate and target ‘terrorists’: Gen Rawat

NEW DELHI: Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, on Saturday said that that their job is to separate the ‘terrorists’ from the Kashmiri people and target them. He also rejected claims that the Army has returned to Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) in the Valley as part of its counter-insurgency strategy. Taking to Indian Express, […]

Aadhaar not a must for PAN for J&K residents

Aadhaar not a must for PAN for J&K residents

New Delhi: The revenue department has exempted residents of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, and citizens above 80 years from mandatory quoting of Aadhaar to obtain PAN cards and file tax returns. A notification in this regard has been issued by the government. This comes at a time when a case challenging mandatory use of […]

SC starts triple talaq hearing; may not debate polygamy

SC starts triple talaq hearing; may not debate polygamy

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today commenced its historic hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq and nikah halala among Muslims, saying it would first determine whether the practice is fundamental to Islam. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, however, made […]