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Will withdraw 2016 Jallikattu notification, Centre tells SCBull-taming. AFP photo

Will withdraw 2016 Jallikattu notification, Centre tells SC

24 Jan 2017 | 4:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The central government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it would withdraw a 2016 notification that lifted a ban on Jallikattu. The central government’s decision was prompted by Tamil Nadu’s new law that amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, making Jallikattu — a rural bull-taming sport — an exception.

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New Delhi, January 24

The central government told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it would withdraw a 2016 notification that lifted a ban on Jallikattu.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that the central government's decision was prompted by Tamil Nadu’s new law that amends the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act that made Jallikattu  — a rural bull-taming sport — an exception.   

The court said an appropriate Bench would take a decision when the central government’s application came up for consideration.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously adopted The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment), Act, 2017 — a legislation that Chief Minister O Panneerselvam piloted — on Monday as protests against the ban entered its sixth day.

The protests took a violent turn on Monday.

The Bill would now be sent for approval to the President.  

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The central government’s January 6, 2016, notification lifts a ban on Jailikattu, more than a year after the Supreme Court ruled that the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Jallikattu Act was unconstitutional and banned using bulls as performing animals.

(Also read: Kamal Haasan shocked over police action on jallikattu protesters)

Several animal rights organisations, including Animal Welfare Board of India, contested the notification in court. — PTI

 

 

Govt can present Budget on Feb 1, but no talk of schemes in poll states: EC

Govt can present Budget on Feb 1, but no talk of schemes in poll states: EC

24 Jan 2017 | 10:10 AM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India on Tuesday allowed the government to present Union Budget on February 1. The ECI said while doing so specific announcement in regard to the five poll-bound states cannot be made.

SAD manifesto promises regular 10-hr free power to farmers in the day

SAD manifesto promises regular 10-hr free power to farmers in the day

24 Jan 2017 | 3:09 PM

The Shiromani Akali Dal has announced various welfare measures for most sections of society in its manifesto released by the party before the Assembly elections.

Delhi Police launch probe against Kejriwal, brother-in-law for irregularities

Delhi Police launch probe against Kejriwal, brother-in-law for irregularities

24 Jan 2017 | 4:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has launched a preliminary inquiry into allegations of forgery, cheating and fraud against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for alleged irregularities in grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines.

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Akhilesh launches SP campaign, hits out at BJP

24 Jan 2017 | 4:16 PM

SULTANPUR (UP): Kick-starting his election campaign, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying in order to take credit it will incorporate in the Union Budget some of the ambitious schemes announced in the SP manifesto.

President Donald Trump to speak to PM Narendra Modi tonight

President Donald Trump to speak to PM Narendra Modi tonight

24 Jan 2017 | 11:10 AM

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over phone, the White House has said.

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Trump administration warns China over South China Sea dispute

24 Jan 2017 | 4:04 PM

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: In a stern warning to China, the United States of America has vowed to “protect its interests” in the disputed South China Sea.

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24 Jan 2017 | 3:16 PM

SRINAGAR:Two unidentified militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Srinagar outskirts on Tuesday. The gunfight broke out at Hadoora in Ganderbal district, some 20 kms from Srinagar.

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Army foils infiltration bid on LoC; terrorist killed

24 Jan 2017 | 12:29 PM

JAMMU: The Army deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector foiled an infiltration attempt in the early hours of Tuesday.

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24 Jan 2017 | 11:23 AM

MUMBAI: The RBI has admitted it has no confirmed data of the number or value of fake currencies detected since the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a RTI query has revealed.

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24 Jan 2017 | 10:54 AM

VADODARA: One person died and two policemen were injured as crowd went berserk after Shah Rukh Khan arrived at the railway station here on Monday night for promoting his film 'Raees'.


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24 Jan 2017 | 9:25 AM

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24 Jan 2017 | 2:37 PM

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24 Jan 2017 | 3:19 PM

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24 Jan 2017 | 1:04 AM

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24 Jan 2017 | 12:27 AM

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24 Jan 2017 | 12:28 AM

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24 Jan 2017 | 4:13 PM

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24 Jan 2017 | 1:39 AM

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