CJI’s office comes under ambit of RTI Act, SC says

CJI’s office comes under ambit of RTI Act, SC says

New Delhi: Observing that judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the office of the Chief Justice of India(CJI) is a public authority and falls within the purview of the Right to Information(RTI) Act. Pronouncing a landmark verdict, the apex court at the same time said transparency […]

Mass protest outside JNU over fee hike, dress code ahead of convocation

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of students staged protests outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday over fee hike, curfew timings and dress code restrictions in the varsity. Students wanted to march towards the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), where Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is addressing a convocation, but the gates have been barricaded. […]

DMK accuses GoI of turning Kashmir into a ‘huge prison’

Demands release of detained persons

DMK accuses GoI of turning Kashmir into a ‘huge prison’

Chennai: The main opposition DMK on Sunday condemned the government of India for what it called “turning Jammu and Kashmir region into a huge prison’ and demanded the release of all those arrested, including former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. The M K Stalin-led party, which has all along been critical of the BJP government’s action […]

PM inaugurates Kartarpur corridor, flags off first ‘jatha’ of pilgrims

PM inaugurates Kartarpur corridor, flags off first ‘jatha’ of pilgrims

DERA BABA NANAK (GURDSAPUR): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor, flagging off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrimsm here, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, […]

Manmohan Singh says opening to ‘enormously improve’ Indo-Pak ties

KARTARPUR (PAKISTAN): The opening of the Kartarpur corridor will “enormously improve” relations between India and Pakistan, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday after he arrived here as part of the first batch of the Indian pilgrims through the cross-border pathway. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate the […]

Clerics, priests ask people to respect SC verdict

Lucknow: Clerics and priests here have appealed to people to honour the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid dispute and respect religious sentiments. The judgment in the case is expected to be pronounced before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17. “We should all respect the judgment. We should exercise restraint […]

Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor checkpost today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the integrated check post of the Kartarpur Corridor which will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The prime minister will inaugurate the check post at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur in […]

SC seeks report on plying of public transport in JK during restrictions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the GoI and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to apprise it on Thursday how many public transport vehicles like buses and trucks plied there after restrictions were imposed following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions. The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam […]

Communications shutdown for 90 days not temporary measure, SC told

New Delhi: Shutting down mobile, landline and internet services for 90 days in Jammu and Kashmir was “by no means a temporary measure” following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. The orders passed by the IGP, Kashmir range, shutting down the telecommunications services in the state, […]

FSSAI proposes ban on sale, ads of junk foods in school canteens

NEW DELHI: Food regulator FSSAI on Tuesday issued draft regulations proposing a ban on sale as well as advertisements of junk foods in school canteens and within 50 metres around school campuses as part of its objective to ensure safe and wholesome food for children. The Food and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought […]