Date wise Archive

The Supreme Court turned down a plea seeking its intervention in passing a judgment on Jallikattu before Saturday, news agency said. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport practised during the Tamil festival of Pongal.
The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi High Court to decide within two months the plea of a death row convict seeking commutation of his sentence to life imprisonment on the ground of delay to decide his mercy petition.

The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Centre on a plea seeking its direction for allowing private FM radio stations, including community radios, to broadcast news like television channels.


The procedure involved in raising  the bills for chartered flights for Prime Minister's visit  abroad cannot be disclosed because of "important security concerns", the Central Information Commission has held.


Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu today indirectly hit out at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi saying some people were speaking of "Achche Din" only with an intention to "loot again".


A 34-year-old man has been sent to five years in jail for repeatedly sexually assaulting his minor niece by administering medicines to numb her senses.


The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to set up a statutory mechanism to deal with citizens' complaints against TV and radio programmes.


A day after Chief Justice J S Khehar expressed concern over judicial work being affected by the shortage of judges, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today hoped that concerns regarding appointments and infrastructure would be addressed expeditiously.

Khagaria (Bihar)

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order liquor ban in all BJP-ruled states in order to create a "favourable environment" for prohibition in the entire country. "I thank prime minister for praising bringing prohibition in Bihar.


The Election Commission today "censured" BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial remarks indirectly blaming Muslims for the population growth and warned that it would take stern action against him using all powers available to it if he violates the model code agai


Amid a row over a BSF jawan's allegation of poor-quality food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas, defence minister Manohar Parrikar  today said he personally monitors quality of food served to Army and has ordered serving of only FSSAI-approved chicke


Photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on hoardings at petrol pumps in poll-bound Goa and on certificates issued by oil companies in Uttarakhand are violative of the model code, the Election Commission said today and asked the Cabinet Secretary to ensure complian

Stating that Chennai was facing a grave drinking water crisis even before the onset of summer, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today requested Andhra Pradesh to immediately release at least two TMC ft of Krishna water from the Telugu Ganga project.

In order to check the casualties caused by the snow avalanches at Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, Army has inducted a special rescue force, 'Avalanche Panthers, Mountain Rescuers' to respond in case of an emergency.

Sultanpur (UP)

Samajwadi Party MLA Santosh Pandey has been booked for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by using social media for campaigning for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, police said today.


Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today refused to join issues with Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi over the use of social media by government officials, saying he would not like to comment on administrative issues.

Many leaders who switched over to the party from Akali Dal figure in Congress's third list of 23 candidates for the Punjab assembly polls on February 4. With this, the total number of candidates announced by the party has gone up to 100 out of total 117 seats.

Madras High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to nationalise the immovable and movable properties of late Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, saying these were self-earned by her and the court could not interfere.


A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court against the Maharashtra government's ambitious Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial project, wherein a 192-metre-high statue of the Maratha warrior king will be constructed in the Arabian Sea at a total cost of Rs 3,600 crore.

A National Conference legislator today staged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Legislative council for "unsatisfactory reply" to her question on police recruitments.

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi here today, with party leaders saying the former BJP MP is expected to join the party anytime soon and is likely to play a crucial role in Punjab which goes to poll on February 4.

Sushil accuses CM of giving into 'hardliners in minority community'
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today shot off a letter to the Law Commission chairman conveying his government's inability to form an opinion on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the absence of any specific or concrete information about its contours as also due to lack of consensus among religious groups on it.


A CISF jawan allegedly opened fire on his colleagues, killing four of them at their unit at a thermal power station in Aurangabad district of Bihar today.


Income Tax (I-T) officials today raided the residence of former RJD MLC Anwar Ahmad, a close aide of RJD president Lalu Prasad.


The North-East Frontier Railway (NFR) has invested around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the railway line beyond Tripura capital Agartala and up to the state's southern temple city Udaipur, a top official said here on Thursday.


Three cadres of NSCN-IM and one sympathiser was apprehended from different locations of Thoubal district following three search operations by Manipur police commandos, a police officer said today.


A man walking along the track and a woman guard of a local train were run over and killed at the same spot by separate trains within a span of a few minutes in Howrah district today, South Eastern Railways (SER) officials said.


Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that no leniency from officers of any rank will be tolerated in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process, as he asked the district deputy commissioners to immediately remove employees who are casual in


Budget carrier IndiGo in association with Delhi Police today launched 'Akhiri Ahuti', a social service under which the Gurgaon-based airline would ferry free of cost the bodies of North-East residents who die in Delhi to their homes.


Ahead of the three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha, senior BJP leader Ramachandra Panda today joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Panda met BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence and announced that he has joined the ruling party.