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JAIPUR, 23 May 2017/--/Information and Broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu today asked the Rajasthan government to ensure proper monitoring of cable TV so that no objectionable content or illegal channel is broadcast, especially in the border districts Naidu also asked the state government to...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today termed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's affidavit in the Supreme Court on its advisory on triple talaq a "mere eyewash" and said it was an attempt to gain "legal sanctity among the community". The Attorney General also...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/The Election Commission has invited all the seven national and 49 state parties to participate in the challenge to prove that its EVMs can be tampered with. Earlier, the commission had said that it would invite all the national and state recognised parties which had...

Ooty (TN), 23 May 2017/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today asked students not to be just like informed robots without any soul but to become personalities the nation would feel proud of. Addressing students of Lawrence School located in this picturesque hill station, he told them that education is...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/The Delhi High Court today sought the response of Arvind Kejriwal on a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley over the use of an objectionable word by the Chief Minister's lawyer Ram Jethmalani recently. Joint Registrar Pankaj Gupta issued...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Centre for the delay in holding a meeting with all states and union territories to frame a national policy to prevent the "rapid decline" in population of indigenous breeds of cattle across the country."We had asked you (Centre...

Bengaluru, 23 May 2017/--/Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today described himself as a "son of India" and the country a 'guru' for his people who are its 'chelas' (disciples). The 81-year-old Nobel Laureate, whose visit to Arunachal Pradesh last month had angered China, also called himself...

Aurangabad, 23 May 2017/--/Cow vigilantes are not above the law and if they came across any illegal activity they should report the same to police, said Union minister Ramdas Athawale today. "No one, including the gau rakshak (cow vigilante), is above the law. So if anybody feels that some illegal...

Lucknow, 23 May 2017/--/A special CBI court will tomorrow hear the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition cases, including the one against BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti. The Supreme Court had last month directed that Advani, Joshi, Bharti and others will face trial on conspiracy...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/Controversial godman Chandraswami -- close friend of a Prime Minister and allegedly involved in the assassination of another -- died here today. Chandraswami, who had suffered a stroke, died at the Apollo Hospital at the age of 66. "Spiritual leader Jagadacharya...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/A Delhi court today sent a chartered accountant (CA), arrested in connection with a Rs 8,000 crore money laundering racket allegedly involving two Delhi-based brothers, to ED custody for three days. CA Rajesh Agarwal, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED),...

Sambhal (UP), 23 May 2017/--/A man who allegedly made a fake Facebook account and posted derogatory content about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been arrested, police said today. Responding to a complaint on May 15 that objectionable comments and a picture of the chief minister...

Chandigarh, 23 May 2017/--/Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today appealed to the debt-ridden farmers in the state not to commit suicide and assured them that the government was working on fulfilling its poll promise of debt waiver. Asserting that there would not be any 'kurki' - auction of...

Chennai, 23 May 2017/--/Tamil Nadu government has issued orders for conducting public exams for students of class XI, and proposed to revise school education syllabus "on par with CBSE standards" in the coming years. School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan said in order to ensure that students...

Hyderabad, 23 May 2017/--/The ruling TRS has convened a meeting of its members of Parliament and legislators on May 27 to discuss organisational matters and various schemes of the Telangana government. The meeting has been called against the backdrop of BJP chief Amit Shah's ongoing visit to...

Rishikesh, 23 May 2017/--/More than seven lakh pilgrims have visited the chardham or four Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand in less than a month since the yatra began on April 28. Till yesterday, a total of 7,10,271 pilgrims have visited the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/The CPI today hit out at the BJP-led Central government ahead of its third anniversary, claiming that the Modi dispensation's tenure so far has proved to be "three years of disaster" in all spheres of life. The party said there has been a decline in the GDP growth rate...

NEW DELHI, 23 May 2017/--/Jawaharlal Nehru University will shift its entrance exams for all courses from the usual period between May and June to December, starting this year. The move comes two years after it was put forward at a meeting of the varsity's Academic Council (AC) and approved at a...

Mumbai, 23 May 2017/--/The municipal corporation elections in Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Panvel will be held tomorrow.  Altogether 1,251 candidates are in fray in the three civic bodies, a State Election Commission official said here today.This will be the first election of the Panvel City Municipal...

Srinagar, 22 May 2017/--/Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani today criticised Union home minister Rajnath Singh and other BJP leaders for their statements on the Kashmir issue, alleging that their "narratives" reflect "negative and egoistic approach". Geelani said the Kashmir...

NEW DELHI, 22 May 2017/--/From "social boycott" of Muslims who resort to triple talaq to the appointment of an arbitrator to settle marital disputes are some features of the new guidelines issued by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for married couples. The AIMPLB today told the...

NEW DELHI, 22 May 2017/--/Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi, her daughter Priyanka, and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee of practising "vote bank politics" by keeping silent on the issue of triple talaq. Prasad also lashed out at Congress...

NEW DELHI, 22 May 2017/--/Having reached out to the masses with his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now get people's feedback on his government's programmes and policies through 'Jann ki Baat'. 'Jann ki Baat' will form part of the 20-day celebrations the BJP has...

NEW DELHI, 22 May 2017/--/Union minister Arun Jaitley today filed a fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 crore against Arvind Kejriwal over the use of an "objectionable" word by Delhi chief minister's lawyer Ram Jethmalani in the Delhi High Court recently. Jaitley, who holds twin portfolios of Finance...

Lucknow, 22 May 2017/--/In a move likely to trigger a political storm, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to end the 20 percent quota for minorities in social welfare schemes. The quota was fixed by the earlier Samajwadi Party government. Informed sources here today said social welfare...