Can’t stop political comments, posts by private individuals on social media: ECI to Bombay HC

MUMBAI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it could not restrain private individuals from making political comments or posts on social media in favour of or against any political party 48 hours before polling day. The commission, through its counsel Pradeep Rajgopal, was responding to a Public […]

Nitish disapproves of Modi govt’s stance on triple talaq

Nitish disapproves of Modi govt’s stance on triple talaq

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday disapproved of the stance adopted by the Narendra Modi government on triple talaq, saying interaction, and not interference, was the way forward on the contentious issue. Kumar said the practice of instant divorce had come under scanner after a Muslim woman came out in protest, but pointed […]

Now, Gujarat students to answer roll call with Jai Hind, Jai Bharat

Ahmedabad: Students of Gujarat schools will answer roll calls with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’ instead of the current ‘yes sir’ and ‘present sir’ from January 1 in order to foster patriotism, a notification issued Monday stated. The notification, issued by the Directorate of Primary Education and Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), […]

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

Bulandshahr violence attempt to instill fear among Muslims, claim human rights bodies

New Delhi: The recent Bulandshahr violence that claimed the lives of a policeman and a 20-year-old man was a “targeted attempt” to “instill fear” in the Muslim community, an umbrella organisation of human rights bodies claimed Sunday and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into it. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi […]

Triple talaq bill will find support in RS, says Prasad

NEW DELHI: The government expressed hope Friday that the triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men, will find support in the Rajya Sabha, whose approval is necessary for the bill to become law. The contentious triple talaq bill was passed by the Lok Sabha for the second time in […]

Rath Yatras meant for God, not to indulge in riot: Mamata

SAGAR ISLAND (WB): Coming down heavily on the BJP for its proposed Rath Yatras in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said such yatras are typically conducted in the name of God, and not meant to indulge in “danga” (riot). The Supreme Court on Monday declined an urgent hearing on a BJP plea […]

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