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2002 Godhra riots: Convict Yakkub Patadiya awarded life imprisonment

Ahmedabad, Mar 20: A Special SIT court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to convict Yakkub Patadiya in connection with 2002 Godhra train carnage incident.

Patadiya was awarded imprisonment for life for his role in the incident.

In August last year, the court had convicted two people and acquitted three others in the case in which 58 people lost...

Nirav Modi arrested in London: UK Police

London, Mar 20: Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi had been arrested in London on behalf of the Indian authorities, British police said on Wednesday.

India had asked Britain in August to extradite Modi, one of the main suspects charged in the $2 billion loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s biggest banking fraud.

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Setback for BJP in Northeast, Over 25 Leaders Quit After Denial of Tickets

Itanagar, Mar 20: In a setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, two ministers and six MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh have joined the National Peoples’ Party (NPP) of Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma.

The mass desertion followed the saffron party’s decision to not grant party ticket to state General Secretary Jarpum...

BJP fields Ravi Shankar Prasad against sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha

Patna, Mar 20: Putting all speculations to rest, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency against the incumbent MP Shatrughan Sinha.

This is for the first time that Prasad, a four-term Rajya Sabha member, will be contesting a Lok Sabha election.

The rebel BJP MP from Patna Sahib,...

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress Releases Sixth List Of Candidates

New Delhi, Mar 20: The Congress late on Tuesday night released its sixth list of nine candidates, seven from Maharashtra and two from Kerala, for the Lok Sabha elections.

With this, the party has so far released names of 146 candidates for the polls starting April 11.

In Kerala, the Congress announced that Shanimol Usman...

On EC app meant for poll-related complaints, people upload selfies

Chandigarh, Mar 20: People have been posting selfies and random pictures of trees, lamps and computer screens though an app meant for filing poll-related complaints, a senior official said Tuesday.

The Election Commission had launched the citizens' vigil app, also known as 'cVIGIL', to report violation of the model code of conduct. Through the application, people can report any...

Congress MLA Divya Maderna faces ire for making woman sarpanch sit on floor

Jodhpur, Mar 20: A sarpanch body in Rajasthan on Tuesday demanded an apology from a Congress legislator who had asked a village head to sit on the floor instead on a chair beside her at a meeting.

The Rajasthan Sarpanch Sangh's reaction comes after a video went viral where MLA Divya Maderna was asking the Khetasar village...

Kashmir teen Irfan Ramzan Sheikh gets Shaurya Chakra

Jammu & Kashmir, Mar 19: Jammu & Kashmir teenager Irfan Ramzan Sheikh was bestowed with the Shaurya Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind for foiling an attack by three militants on his house in 2017. Irfan was 14 years old then.

On October 16, 2017, three militants arrived at Irfan's door. They wanted to kill his father Ramzan Sheikh....

India's leadership capable to act against terror: Doval

Gurgaon, Mar 19: NSA Ajit Doval said Tuesday the leadership of the country is fully capable to deal with any act of terror and against those who abet it.

Addressing the 80th raising day of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) here, Doval also said India has not forgotten and will not forget the terror attack in Pulwama in...

Sheila Dikshit writes to Rahul Gandhi, says alliance with AAP will harm Congress

New Delhi, Mar 19: Uncertainty persisted in the Delhi Congress over a pre-poll tie-up with the AAP after its chief Sheila Dikshit and her three working presidents wrote to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi against the alliance, sources said. In a letter written last week, Dikshit and working presidents Haroon Yusuf, Devender Yadav and Rajesh Lilothia protested a recent phone...