Muslim body moves SC, seeks to be party in pleas against State laws on religious conversion

Muslim body moves SC, seeks to be party in pleas against State laws on religious conversion

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

A Muslim body moved the Supreme Court Wednesday seeking it be made a party in the batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of controversial new laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regulating religious conversions in inter-faith marriages. The top court earlier in the day, issued notice to the two states,...

Dense foggy weather, poor visibility from Jan 7 to 10 in northwest India

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecast dense foggy weather and poor visibility from January 7 to 10 in northwest India. The minimum temperatures are likely to fall by 4 to 6 degree Celsius in northwest India during the next 4-5 days. The western disturbance that was affecting northwest...

People have rejected Opp's lies, hypocrisy, says BJP after local polls’ win in Karnataka

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Showcasing their “success” in the Gram Panchayat polls in Karnataka, the BJP on Wednesday claimed that the people have rejected the Opposition’s politics of “lies and hypocrisy” in the ongoing farmers’ agitation and asserted that voters had put their faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “development politics”. Addressing a press conference...

Cong appoints Gehlot, Baghel as observers for Assembly polls in States, Union Territory

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Congress on Wednesday appointed its senior leaders including Chief Ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel as observers to oversee the party’s election campaign management for the upcoming Assembly polls in several States and a Union Territory. Assembly elections are due to be held in the States of Assam, West...

Work for Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM to 7 JSs

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | Deepak Kumar Jha | New Delhi

nConcerned over the resignation of lateral entry bureaucrats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a ‘rare’ direct interaction with seven Joint Secretaries (JS) who joined the Government of India after quitting private sectors 14 months ago. Modi interacted with the officers after The Pioneer reported on December 16, 2020 about one of...

10,000 Govt offices to be declared green in Kerala on January 26

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

A total of 10,000 state  Government offices and public sector undertakings in Kerala will be declared “green” on January 26, the Republic Day.     Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would make the official announcement in this regard at a virtual function, which would be chaired by LSGD minister A C Moideen on...

Mason kills labourer for demanding dues

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PTI | Muzaffarnagar (UP)

A 26-year-old labourer was allegedly stabbed to death by a mason in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Wednesday after he asked him to clear his dues of Rs 2,500, police said.  The labourer was identified as Salman and the incident took place at Mandwarin Budhana police station area, they said.   Circle...

AP logs 289 new cases,428 recoveries

Thursday, 07 January 2021 | PTI | Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh reported 289  Fresh cases of COVID-19, 428 recoveries and three deaths in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday.  The overall infection positivity rate slid to 7.30 per cent after 1.21 crore sample tests for the virus so far turned out a total of 8,83,876 confirmed cases, the...

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