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SC extends house arrest of rights activists till Sep 19

New Delhi, Sept 17: The Supreme Court Monday said that it will examine two days later whether there is material supporting the arrest of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra extended till September 19 the house arrest of the five rights activists--Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves,...

PM Modi turns 68, to celebrate birthday in Varanasi

New Delhi/Mysuru, Sept 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday on Monday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi where he will interact with school children.

Modi will reach Narur village this afternoon where he will interact with children of a primary school, which is aided by a non-profit organisation, Room to Read.

Later, at the Diesel...

Killed by upper-caste father-in-law, Dalit youth laid to rest; pregnant widow vows to fight caste system

Miryalaguda, Sept 17: Peramalla Pranay Kumar, the 23-year-old Dalit man, who was killed on Friday afternoon, eight months after he married upper caste girl, was laid to rest here on Sunday.

His pregnant wife Amrutha, who was brought home from hospital on Saturday night, was inconsolable.

“I can’t live without him, but I will, for my baby, and...

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CBI charge sheet against Mallya likely in a month, bank officials may be included

New Delhi, Sept 16: Many senior bank officials who had dealt with loans given to liquor baron Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines may be named as accused in a CBI charge sheet which is likely to be filed within a month, sources said.

This would be first charge sheet in the case pertaining to loans of over Rs 6000 crore...

Mob lynching in name of cow vigilantism 'blot on democracy':Mayawati

Lucknow, Sept 16: Terming mob lynching in the name of cow vigilantism as a "blot on democracy", BSP supremo Mayawati Sunday accused the BJP governments of

laxity and indifference on the issue.

"The increasing tendency of indulging in mob lynching in the name of cow vigilantism in the BJP-ruled states is a blot on democracy, yet the governments...

BJP works for all castes, communities: Amit Shah

Jaipur, Sept 16: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said his party works for all castes and communities.

"This is the speciality of the BJP. It is not the party of any one caste or community. Our leader Prime minister Narendra Modi says the mantra for development is 'sabka sath sabka vikas'. Everyone in the country should...

JNU students’ union polls: Left wins all 4 key posts; Balaji is prez, Ahmed is gen sec

New Delhi, Sept 16: The united front of Left student groups AISA, SFI, AISF, DSF won all four central panel posts in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) polls, the election committee announced on Sunday.

The grouping's presidential candidate N Sai Balaji won after bagging 2,161 votes.

Sarika Choudhary bagged 2,692 votes and was elected the vice president....

'Emergency, Op Blue Star; Indira's two mistakes'

New Delhi, Sept 16: Indira Gandhi made two "serious mistakes -- declaring the Emergency in 1975 and allowing Operation Blue Star to happen", but regardless of these she was a great and powerful prime minister and a considerate humanist, feels veteran Congressman K Natwar Singh.

Singh worked in her office from 1966 to 1971 as a civil services officer...

Prashant Kishor, the man behind Modi's 2014 LS win, joins JD(U)

New Delhi, Sept 16: Political strategist Prashant Kishor, the man who played an instrumental role in the victory of Narendra Modi in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and Nitish Kumar in Bihar assembly elections, on Sunday announced that he will be starting a new political journey with Janta Dal (United).

A trained public health expert, Kishor was earlier associated with...

Under fire for Vijay Mallya, Mehul Choksi escape, CBI puts out its defence

New Delhi, Sept 16: The CBI said its officers had no hand in the escape of diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in connection with the $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Under attack from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who has accused the agency of deliberately weakening the lookout circular against fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya,...