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MoS home denies charge, says, “did nothing wrong”
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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today came under attack over allegations that he influenced Power Ministry to clear bills related to a power project in Arunachal Pradesh, with Congress demanding his sacking but the minister denied any wrongdoing.

NEW DELHI

Rejecting graft charges against Kiren Rijiju as "baseless", BJP today said Congress was trying to blame the Union Minister for its "sins" as it was in power at the Centre as well as in Arunachal Pradesh when the project under question was sanctioned.

NEW DELHI

Dismissing Rahul Gandhi's assertion that he is not allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha on demonetisation as "rubbish", HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has said the government wants the Congress Vice President to speak as "the more Rahul speaks, the more Congress will get

NEW DELHI

The CBSE Board would meet at the end of this month and a resolution is set to be passed to make class X board exams compulsory for all its students from next academic session, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has said.

Vijayawada

Terming the recent defence cooperation agreement signed between India and the US as "dangerous", CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today demanded that the Centre immediately make its contents public and take the opinion of Parliament before going further on it.

Hyderabad

In the first ever conviction of banned Indian Mujahideen cadres in a terror case, a special NIA court here convicted Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal and four others for being involved in 2013 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar which had claimed 18 lives.

NEW DELHI

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who underwent a kidney transplant three days ago, was today shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at AIIMS here and was recovering well.

NEW DELHI

A child born out of rape is entitled to compensation, independent of any such relief granted to the mother, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

Rajnath reviews situation of the Cyclone-hit areas
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Eighteen people were killed in six districts of Tamil Nadu in rain-related incidents linked to Cyclone Vardah that crossed the coast, as Chief Minister O Panneerselvam held a meeting of top officials today to speed up work to ensure return of normalcy in storm-hit regions.
Panaji

Goa chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said he dropped two MGP ministers from his Cabinet to prevent the BJP cadres from getting demoralised by their outbursts in the poll-bound state, even as the ally chose to continue support to the government, citing "coalitio

NEW DELHI

Amid growing demands for quota from Jats, Patidars and Marathas, Union minister Ramdas Athawale today pitched for constitutional amendment for raising the reservation ceiling by 25 per cent to include the poor from general categories.

Nainital

Former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna today gave a written undertaking to the Uttarakhand High Court saying he will vacate the government bungalow allotted to him by the deadline set by it and also pay nearly Rs 40,000 as occupation charges to the state government.

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today claimed that BSP "transfered" votes to BJP which is why the latter won the majority of seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and he could prove it. "BSP used to transfer its votes to BJP.

Lucknow

Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav favouring an alliance for the coming Assembly elections, BSP supremo Mayawati today said it proves that ruling Samajwadi Party is in a very bad shape in the state.

Jammu

The decision of Jammu and Kashmir government to demolish a girls school in the heart of the city to create parking space has evoked criticism from several quarters including students and their parents.

NEW DELHI

Students, the academic fraternity and Delhi University have dubbed the verdict allowing sale of photocopies of textbooks as a "big victory" but foreign publishers who have moved Delhi High Court against the practice have kept their cards close to the chest on the opti

Patna

Bihar is planning to form the world's longest human chain, which will be over 3,000 km long, on January 21, involving more than two crore people, to express its commitment towards liquor ban, chief minister Nitish Kumar said today.

Bhubaneswar

Hundreds of school teachers today gheroed residences of six Odisha ministers, including the school and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra demanding regularisation of their services.

Kolkata

A home guard of the Kolkata Police was arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl, the police said today.

Kolkata

Not only sales, but supply of books in regional languages will be less in the International Kolkata Book Fair next month due to demonetisation, the organisers said today.

Author: 
Sarita Brara

According to the Census 2011, there are 2.68 crores (2.21%) persons with disabilities in India, though according to some estimates, the actual number may be as high as five per cent of our population. However, there has been a paradigm shift in the approach towards the persons with disabilities (PWDs) during last some years. The government’s focus now is on rights based economic empowerment of PWDs as we observe the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3rd of December this year.

Author: 
S Sethuraman

The distress for the millions worsens –getting cash from banks, even within the weekly limits set by RBI, to meet their urgent needs – into the second month of the “revolutionary” demonetisation of November 8.

It goes to the credit of the AIADMK that the political transition after Jayalalithaa’s death was smooth. As it now transpires, the announcement of Amma’s death was delayed to ensure that her successor was nominated and elected first without any hassle. In this, Jaya’s close friend and aid Sasikala Natarajan took a prominent part. There is speculation whether she would be formally elected to the all-powerful post of party general-secretary which Jayalalithaa occupied.