RSF unveils list of press freedom’s digital predators

NEW DELHI: To mark this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, celebrated on 12 March, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is unveiling its list of press freedom’s 20 worst digital predators in 2020 – companies and government agencies that use digital technology to spy on and harass journalists and thereby jeopardize our ability to get news and […]

Opposition leaders demand immediate release of former CMs, other political detainees in JK

New Delhi: A number of prominent opposition leaders on Monday demanded immediate release of all political detainees in Jammu and Kashmir, especially former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, and said there is nothing against the three to say that they pose a threat to public safety in J-K or endanger national […]

Pleas challenging CAA to be heard after Sabarimala case: SC

Pleas challenging CAA to be heard after Sabarimala case: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it will hear pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act after arguments in the Sabarimala reference matter are over. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said this after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought urgent hearing of CAA matters while stating that the […]

UN rights chief challenges CAA in Supreme Court

UN rights chief challenges CAA in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the citizenship amendment law, in an unprecedented move which was sharply criticised by India. India’s Permanent Mission in Geneva was informed on Monday evening by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet that her office […]

Cong, BJP members scuffle in LS as Opposition protests against Delhi violence, demands Shah’s resignation

New Delhi: BJP and Congress members pushed and shoved each other in Lok Sabha on Monday as opposition parties vehemently protested over the issue of violence in Delhi and demanded resignation of Home Minister Amit Shah. Lok Sabha was adjourned thrice till 4.30 pm amid continuing ruckus. Speaker Om Birla said that he was pained […]

Delhi communal riots: SC agrees to hear plea seeking lodging of FIRs on Wednesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear on March 4 a plea seeking lodging of FIRs against BJP leaders — Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma, Kapil Mishra and Abhay Verma — for their purported hate speeches which allegedly led to recent violence in Delhi in which over 40 people lost their lives and scores […]

Balakot message that militant infra across border not safe: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Balakot air strikes had sent out the clear message that infrastructure across the border could not be used as safe havens for militants. Addressing a seminar on ‘Air Power in No War, No Peace Scenario’, Singh hailed the 40 CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama attack […]

Delhi riots toll mounts to 38

Govt announces ex-gratia, residents recall arson, bloodshed

Delhi riots toll mounts to 38

NEW DELHI: The death toll in the Delhi communal riots reached 38 on Thursday, according to senior officials. The death count at GTB Hospital has risen to 38. Till Wednesday night, the total count of casualties had stood at 27, 25 of those at GTB Hospital in Dilshad Garden. “Over 215 riot victims have been […]

Eerie calm prevails in riot-hit areas

Eerie calm prevails in riot-hit areas

NEW DELHI: Sporadic violence was reported from riot-hit areas in northeast Delhi, even as an eerie calm prevailed across the neighbourhoods in Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Chandbagh, Gokulpuri and surrounding areas, with the death toll reaching 38 on Thursday. Most shops were closed with their shutters bearing marks of the violence that it had witnessed over the […]

‘Chilling reminder’ of 2002 Gujarat riots

New Delhi: Opposition parties on Wednesday launched a no-holds-barred attack on the government over violence in Northeast Delhi which has claimed at least 22 lives, with Congress president Sonia Gandhi demanding Home Minister Amit Shah’s resignation and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury describing Delhi violence a “chilling reminder” of the 2002 Gujarat riots. The Congress […]