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Some leaders’ silence on Tejpal issue conspicuous: Jaitley

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Sunday questioned the “conspicuous silence” of some leaders on the sexual assault of a journalist by Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal, saying they were very vocal on the rape and murder of Nirbhaya last year but are not speaking out now. Without naming the Congress, senior leader Arun Jaitley...

‘Ganguly need not resign as rights panel chief’

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Facing charges of sexual harassment of an intern, former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly has found support from former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee. The legal luminary has said Ganguly should not resign from the chairmanship of West Bengal Human Rights Commission as it would set a “dangerous precedent.” “No. I don’t...

Hasty statements by PC unbecoming: BJP

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

The BJP on Sunday criticised Finance Minister P Chidambaram for his “wrong and hasty” statement that Narendra Modi was giving lessons in economy and sought an apology from him. The BJP’s barbs at Chidambaram came after a newspaper admitted having incorrectly quoted Modi. He had not mentioned inflation and only said...

All incidents should be probed by experts: Parl panel

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | PNS | New Delhi

Amid raging demand from private medical practitioners for a cap on compensation amount in cases of medical negligence, a Parliamentary panel has recommended that all such incidents should be probed by a committee of experts like social activists and patients’ representative. Since the Supreme Court directed four doctors and Kolkata’s...

Centre to order probe into Snoopgate: Shinde

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | PTI | New Delhi/Mumbai

The Centre may order a probe into the alleged illegal surveillance and phone tapping of a woman in Gujarat in the wake of demand from certain quarters, including Congress. The “snooping” on the woman architect, allegedly by the Gujarat Police at the behest Amit Shah, a close aide of BJP’s Prime...

Grapevine

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | Pioneer

CBI eyes AG CBI has its hope pinned on Attorney General GE Vahanvati in two crucial issues. The probe agency is s banking on the legal acumen of the AG to overturn a Gauhati High Court judgement that rendered CBI unconstitutional. It also depends on the AG’s good office to convince...

Is Paswan mulling to dump Lalu?

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | Amarnath Tewary | Patna

Ever since some of the top Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders expressed their belligerence against alliance partner RJD at party meeting on Thursday in Patna, speculation is rife in Bihar whether both the parties would strike a seat-sharing arrangement in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls or choose to go separate...

Centre can’t interfere in Tehelka issue: Shinde

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here on Sunday that the Centre would not interfere in the sexual assault case against Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal, as it was a matter relating to a State. Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a function here, Shinde said: “Like I have told you...

No regrets, did right thing: Shunted Siliguri top cop

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Unfazed by his ‘punishment’ transfer within hours of arresting IAS officer and Malda DM Godala Kiran Kumar and “embarrassing” the State Government, Siliguri Police Commissioner K Jayaraman, cocked a snook at his bosses in Kolkata, asserting publicly that he had “done the right thing” and had “no regrets for discharging...

BOPEE ex-chairman’s involvement in selling question papers stirs protest

Monday, 02 Dec 2013 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

A number of students pursuing medical courses in Kashmir boycott classes everyday and resort to protests. Their protest is against many of their classmates and a faulty system that allowed them to secure seats to pursue the elite course through illegal means. The protests began after Crime Branch of Jammu &...


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‘Ban entry into Puri temple Garvagriha’

17 Dec 2017 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government has recommended to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to stop entry of devotees into the sanctum sanctorum (Garvagriha) of the shrine. In a letter to the SJTA, the Government has asked for restrictions on darshan of the deities by devotees, including VIPs...

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State of World Children Report 2017 released in Bhopal

19 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The State of World Children 2017 Report was released here on Monday in Madhya Pradesh in the presence of children and young people at a Children Carnival in Bhopal on Monday. Around 150 children and young people from Bhopal, Itarsi and Harda participated...

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