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Extremism: Islamist SDPI under fire in Kerala

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) political wing of Islamist Popular Front of India (PFI) has come under fire from various political and community organisations for its alleged extremist activities even as the Kerala Police on Wednesday arrested the prime accused in the case pertaining to the killing of...

19 babus taken into custody

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

The Assam Police probing the multi-crore cash for jobs scam has arrested 19 serving Government officers for their involvement in the scam. With these arrests on Wednesday, the total number of arrests in the cash for jobs scam has gone up to 55. Police have summoned these 19 officers for collection...

PM postpones Gujarat visit due to heavy rain

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

Due to heavy rain in Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions of the State, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Gujarat postponed till the announcement of new dates. The Prime Minister was to visit both the regions as well as the State capital Gandhinagar on Friday. Already flood-like situations are prevailing...

Maha students must get priority in NEET, says Raj Thackeray

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Maharashtra Nirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday said students from Maharashtra should be given priority over their counterparts from other states in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) medical entrance examination, failing which his party would “keep an eye” on outside students. Virtually handing a threat to the...

After ‘Hindu Pak’ jibe, Tharoor wonders if Talibanisation has started in Hinduism

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

Days after the walls of his office here were defaced by BJP youth wing members, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has wondered whether “Talibanisation of Hinduism” has started. Tharoor had recently courted a huge controversy with remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will rewrite the Constitution and pave the...

INBRIEF

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Agencies

TN CM: Tough action to be taken in rape case Coimbatore: Condemning the rape of a 11-year old girl here by several men, Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday said tough action would be taken against perpetrators of such a serious offence. 3 killed in ethylene gas cylinder blast Mumbai: Three workers...

MNS chief: Ram Mandir should not be made poll plank in 2019

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Mumbai

Slamming the ruling BJP for reviving Ram Mandir issue, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said the Ram temple issue should not be made an issue in the campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “I am all for the construction of the Ram temple, but the temple issue should not be used...

CRS probe puts blame on BMC

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has indirectly laid the blame at the door of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the Road over Bridge (ROB) collapse near Andheri railway station, in which one person was killed and four others were injured. In his provisional findings, Commissioner of Railway Safety Sushil...

‘Come, pay and stay’ in Kerala prison; proposal on anvil

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

Spending time behind bars in a dark prison cell, wearing a colourless jail uniform and having modest food there, will surely be a nightmare for all. But, that frightening dream may become a tourist attraction in Kerala soon, if everything goes as planned. The State Prison Department is actively considering a...

TDP MPs meet Lalu for no-trust support

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s meeting with three MPs of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday created a controversy as the Opposition called it “contempt of court” and “violation of court’s directives” and demanded cancellation of his bail. Lalu, convicted in four cases of animal husbandry scandal of 90s by the CBI...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Demolition continues, encroachment in gated colonies to be razed too

19 Jul 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

The court ordered anti-encroachment drive continued in Dehradun with 280 encroachments being demolished and 185 being marked on Wednesday. A total of 2196 encroachments have been demolished, 4674 have been marked and 88 buildings have been sealed so far...

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