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JNU protests had Hafiz Saeed’s support: RajnathHome Minister Rajnath Singh. — PTI file photo

JNU protests had Hafiz Saeed’s support: Rajnath

14 Feb 2016 | 3:28 PM

ALLAHABAD: Reiterating that anti-national activities would not be tolerated nor the guilty spared, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the anti-national protests in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the backing of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed.

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Allahabad, February 14

Reiterating that anti-national activities would not be tolerated nor the guilty spared, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the anti-national protests in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the backing of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed.

“I also want to make it clear that the JNU incident has the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. We should also understand this reality that Hafiz Saeed has supported this incident and it is extremely unfortunate,” he told the media here.

Singh further said that his government would not pardon all those who have raised slogans against the nation's integrity.

“I have given all the necessary directions to officials to punish the offenders and not to harass the innocents,” he added.

When asked to comment on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the varsity, Singh said that nobody should try and take a political mileage out of this unfortunate incident.

“Whatever happened in the JNU is extremely unfortunate. I appeal to every organisation in the country to speak in one voice if they find any anti-national activity taking place in their surroundings,” he added.

The Home Minister told the CPI (M), CPI and JD (U) members, who met him yesterday seeking the releasing of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar that the court would decide whether further action should be taken against those students arrested.

Kanhaiya was arrested on Friday on sedition charges over a protest organized in the JNU campus on February 9 against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. — ANI

Kejriwal presents one-yr report card, waives pending water bills

Kejriwal presents one-yr report card, waives pending water bills

14 Feb 2016 | 2:49 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who completed one year in power today with the slogan ‘pehla saal bemisaal', said his government would waive off the pending water bills till November.

Chandigarh-born judge in US apex court race

Chandigarh-born judge in US apex court race

14 Feb 2016 | 11:30 AM

WASHINGTON: The sudden death of a US Supreme Court justice has catapulted a Chandigarh-born Indian-American judge to the top of succession stakes amid a major political battle during an election year.

Militant killed in south Kashmir encounter

14 Feb 2016 | 2:37 PM

SRINAGAR: One militant was killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Sunday.

Oppn unites against JNU crackdown

Oppn unites against JNU crackdown

14 Feb 2016 | 2:05 AM

NEW DELHI: The controversy over the Delhi Police’s crackdown on JNU students turned into a wider political battle today with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI secretary D Raja joining the protest on the campus.

Second tranche of 25 Netaji files to be released this month

Second tranche of 25 Netaji files to be released this month

14 Feb 2016 | 11:08 AM

NEW DELHI: The second tranche of 25 secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is likely to be declassified this month, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma has said.

Infiltration into Kashmir is down to a trickle: Army

Infiltration into Kashmir is down to a trickle: Army

14 Feb 2016 | 12:49 PM

SRINAGAR: The Army today said infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) into Kashmir was down to a "trickle" when compared to earlier years, as the Valley is seeing a decrease in the number of militants with less than 100 ultras in terrorist launch pads.

PM promises stable tax regime, easy clearances to investors

PM promises stable tax regime, easy clearances to investors

14 Feb 2016 | 1:52 AM

MUMBAI: Allaying fears of industrialists about taxes being levied with retrospective effect, PM Narendra Modi today said the government was working towards putting in place a transparent and predictable tax regime.

26/11 attacks

LeT knew Pak probe would be superficial, says Headley

14 Feb 2016 | 1:52 AM

MUMBAI: Lashkar-e-Toiba and al-Qaida were convinced that 26/11 attack masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman would face only “superficial” action from the Pakistan authorities and within months plans were afoot for another terror strike in India, Pakistan-American terrorist David Coleman Headley said today.

Teenager drowns while clicking selfie, friend dies saving him

14 Feb 2016 | 2:54 PM

NASHIK: A college student died after drowning in Waldevi dam while taking a 'selfie' and his friend who jumped into the water to save him died too, police said today.

It's official: Kishor is Cong strategist for Punjab polls

It's official: Kishor is Cong strategist for Punjab polls

14 Feb 2016 | 11:11 AM

NEW DELHI: It's now official. Prashant Kishor, the man who steered JDU's Nitish Kumar to victory in Bihar polls, will now help Congress with the 2017 Punjab elections.

Centre conspiring to install ‘khichdi’ govt in Arunachal: Tuki

Centre conspiring to install ‘khichdi’ govt in Arunachal: Tuki

14 Feb 2016 | 12:22 PM

NEW DELHI: Nabam Tuki, ousted Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, today accused the Centre of conspiring to install a government comprising dissident Congress MLAs and BJP by revoking President's rule in the state and said any such move will be "completely unconstitutional".

CITY FOCUS

CBI whisks away NIPER official from press meet

CBI whisks away NIPER official from press meet

14 Feb 2016 | 1:45 AM

MOHALI: Even as the officiating Director of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) here gave himself a clean chit in the alleged multi-crore scam today, CBI officials cut short his press conference midway and whisked him away for questioning.

NoVoters wait for their turn outside a polling booth at Khadoor Sahib on Saturday. Tribune photo: Vishal Kumar

Khadoor Sahib clocks 58%, polling peaceful

14 Feb 2016 | 1:35 AM

KHADOOR SAHIB: Turnout for the byelection in the constituency stood at 58 per cent today as against 80.74 per cent in the 2012 Assembly elections.

EVMs with candidates’ pictures introduced

14 Feb 2016 | 1:35 AM

KHADOOR SAHIB: To check any mischief played by political parties as part of their election management tactics by fielding namesakes of rival candidates, the Election Commission for the first time introduced EVMs carrying pictures of the candidates in Khadoor Sahib byelection today.

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AAP for dialogue with rebels ahead of Assembly elections

14 Feb 2016 | 1:35 AM

AMRITSAR: Eyeing the 2017 Assembly polls, the AAP is contemplating to patch up with its dissidents as part of its strategy to strengthen its base in Punjab.

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Jats call off stir on Dhankar assurance

Jats call off stir on Dhankar assurance

14 Feb 2016 | 12:52 PM

HANSI (HISAR):The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) today announced to call off the agitation after Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar assured it that Jats of Haryana would get reservation under the OBC category if the Centre gave the benefit to community of nine other states.

Drug makers upset over 10-fold hike in licence fee

Drug makers upset over 10-fold hike in licence fee

14 Feb 2016 | 12:33 AM

SOLAN: Pharmaceutical manufacturers have expressed resentment over the 10-fold hike in the licence fee. They said it would impinge on the cost of medicines and should be withdrawn.

Mortal remains of avalanche victims brought to Siachen base camp

Mortal remains of avalanche victims brought to Siachen base camp

14 Feb 2016 | 12:25 AM

JAMMU: On the 11th day since a big avalanche wiped out an Army post on the Siachen Glacier at a height of 19,600 on February 3, mortal remains of nine soldiers were brought down to the Siachen base camp this morning and then taken to the Military Hospital at Hunder where their embalming was done.

Tehri CDO directs officials to utilise allocated funds

Tehri CDO directs officials to utilise allocated funds

14 Feb 2016 | 12:34 AM

MUSSOORIE: Tehri Chief Development Officer (CDO) Ahmed Iqbal today directed various departments to ensure that funds released for various works were utilised in the current year.

Retail inflation hits 16-mth high in January at 5.69%

Retail inflation hits 16-mth high in January at 5.69%

13 Feb 2016 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI: The already lacklustre economy has come under more strain as latest data showed that consumer inflation for January hit a 16-month high while industrial production for December turned negative.

NoThe Indian U-19 team warms up before a practice session in Mirpur on Saturday; captain Ishan Kishan with the trophy. photos: ICC

Boys in blue chase glory

14 Feb 2016 | 2:22 AM

MIRPUR: A seemingly invincible India are primed to win an unprecedented fourth ICC U-19 World Cup when they take on West Indies in the final here tomorrow.

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Sweep for shooters

14 Feb 2016 | 2:22 AM

GUWAHATI: The Indian juggernaut rolled on unabated as the shooters grabbed all the six gold medals on offer today while the triathletes joined the party by winning both the gold medals at the 12th South Asian Games here.

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India eye series win in Vizag

14 Feb 2016 | 2:22 AM

VISAKHAPATNAM: A resilient India would look to continue the momentum and seal off their second successive T20I series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final T20 International here tomorrow.

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Rays first to enter HIL semis

Rays first to enter HIL semis

14 Feb 2016 | 2:22 AM

Sharma finishes 3rd

14 Feb 2016 | 2:22 AM
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