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SC will hear plea in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case today

SC will hear plea in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case today

28 Mar 2017 | 9:53 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon, one of the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Earlier, the apex court directed the Centre to deposit more than 190 files in connection with this case.

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New Delhi, March 28

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea filed by Gurlad Singh Kahlon, one of the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Earlier, the apex court directed the Centre to deposit more than 190 files in connection with this case.

Expressing serious concern over the closure of more than 190 cases, out of a total of the 293 cases referred to the SIT on the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases, the court asked the Centre to produce on record on April 25 all the files related to closure of these cases by SIT.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court that the SIT in as many as 263 cases had no case files and there was no trace of any victim or witness.

On February 20, the Centre filed a status report in the top court on the investigation conducted by the SIT into anti-Sikh riots cases.

The court had asked the government to brief it within four weeks on the steps taken in the matter, after the Centre had said that the SIT’s work was “in progress”.

Earlier, the apex court directed petitioner Gurlad Singh Kahlon to file his suggestions in connection with the riot cases.

Kahlon had sought the court’s direction for setting up of the SIT to ensure speedy justice to the riot victims.

Anti-Sikh riots that broke out after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi had claimed 2,433 lives in Delhi alone. ANI

UP forced to turn veg as meat sellers go on strike

UP forced to turn veg as meat sellers go on strike

28 Mar 2017 | 1:15 AM

LUCKNOW:At least seven licensed slaughterhouses have been closed down in Meerut alone, putting a question mark on the Uttar Pradesh Government’s claim that only unlicensed ones were being targeted.

US announces scholarship programme for Indian women

28 Mar 2017 | 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON: A top US body in international education and global investment banking has announced a scholarship and mentoring programme for the Indian women university students in science and technology-related fields.

MSY, Akhilesh call separate meets; SP may formally split

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

LUCKNOW:A split in the Samajwadi Party appears to be just a formality.

Oppn gears up for amending Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha

Oppn gears up for amending Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha

28 Mar 2017 | 11:10 AM

NEW DELHI: The Opposition in Rajya Sabha is making a concerted effort to amend the Finance Bill flagging objections to move by the government incorporating several amendments, including linking Aadhaar to tax work, altering rules to set up tribunals and relaxing company law to remove ceiling on companies to make anonymous political donation.

Party poll: Cong gets more time

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission today allowed the Congress additional time to complete the process of its organisational elections by December 31 this year, extending the previous deadline of June 30.

Indian pvt firms to supply ammo, imports to be cut

28 Mar 2017 | 9:54 AM

NEW DELHI: In a major development towards self-sufficiency in ammunition, the Army has asked Indian firms to supply locally made ammunition and has done away with import-dependency.

Bill decriminalising suicide bid passed

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: With the Lok Sabha giving its nod, Parliament today passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which seeks to recognise the rights of mentally-challenged persons, including decriminalising suicide and also providing them affordable treatment.

Bhagwat will make good Prez: Sena MP

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

MUMBAI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will be a good choice for President to make India a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut today said.

Uproar over vacancies in minority panels

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The morning session of the Rajya Sabha, including Question Hour, remained disrupted today after the Congress-led Opposition created uproar over delay in filling vacancies in statutory commissions for SCs, STs and OBCs.

CM Yogi may be tasked with wooing Guj voters

CM Yogi may be tasked with wooing Guj voters

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh won, BJP’s new star campaigner Yogi Adityanath is now expected to be given the responsibility of wooing voters in Himachal and in PM Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat where the saffron party is facing several challenges, including a massive anti-incumbency sentiment.

Delhi gangrape: Verdict on appeals reserved

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on appeals of four convicts against the conviction and award of death penalty in the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case that had shaken the nation's conscience.

Personal Law Board defends triple talaq

28 Mar 2017 | 1:16 AM

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday defended the practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, saying the Supreme Court cannot consider the constitutional validity of the principles of Muslim Personal law.

Choice posting for CRPF jawans in Maoist areas soon

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans deployed on Maoist front for years together will now be posted to places of their choice, according to CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad.

Delhi’s AAP legislator Ved Parkash joins BJP

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

New Delhi: In a setback to the AAP ahead of the crucial MCD polls, its MLA Ved Parkash on Monday resigned from the party and the Delhi Assembly to join the BJP, alleging the Arvind Kejriwal government has “failed” to deliver on poll promises.

‘Below normal’ monsoon this yr

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI:The monsoon will be below normal this year and the western India is likely to experience a deficient rainfall, Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said today.

Parlour owner arrested for ‘molesting’ Austrian tourist

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

JAIPUR: An Austrian tourist who had gone for acupressure massage on Monday alleged she was molested by the parlour’s owner at Udaipur’s Hanuman Ghat area.

Loyalty pledge for Guj Cong nominees

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: Fearing factionalism and rebel effect in the upcoming Gujarat elections, the Congress has resolved to get the loyalty of state candidates on oath.

Canadian Sikh minister on India visit from today

Canadian Sikh minister on India visit from today

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: Punjabi-origin Bardish Chagger, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, will visit India from March 28 to 31.

No guidelines against award return: Delhi HC

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today refused to direct the Centre to frame guidelines for protecting the honour of Sahitya Akademi Awards by preventing recipients from returning the awards, citing growing intolerance or other reasons.

No BJP help for flight-barred Sena MP

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The NDA government did not oblige ally Shiv Sena MPs, who urged in the Lok Sabha for lifting ban imposed on party member Ravinder Gaikward by air carriers for abusing and beating up an Air India employee, on Thursday.

Rs 10 lakh prize for Odisha artisteby the way...

Rs 10 lakh prize for Odisha artiste

28 Mar 2017 | 1:13 AM

New Delhi: Odisha-based installation artist Sitaram Swain has been chosen as the Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year 2017.

Sena MP leaves train midway, untraceable

Sena MP leaves train midway, untraceable

26 Mar 2017 | 12:47 PM

MUMBAI:Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was forced to take a train from Delhi after all major airlines in the country put him on their no-fly list for assaulting a senior Air India official, on Saturday did not get down at the Mumbai Central station here as expected.

Cong ticket seekers in Guj to pledge not to turn ‘traitor’

27 Mar 2017 | 10:11 PM

NEW DELHI: Congress ticket aspirants in Gujarat will take an oath in public not to turn a “traitor” in the event of denial of nomination and work for the party’s official candidate.

Muslim personal law board defends triple talaq, polygamy

Muslim personal law board defends triple talaq, polygamy

27 Mar 2017 | 10:02 PM

NEW DELHI:All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)on Mondaydefended the practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, saying the Supreme Court cannot consider the constitutional validity of the principles of Muslim Personal law.

Skymet predicts below normal monsoon this year

Skymet predicts below normal monsoon this year

27 Mar 2017 | 9:44 PM

NEW DELHI:The monsoon will be below normal this year and the western India is likely to experience a deficient rainfall, Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, said on Monday.

Govt likely to provide clarity on norms for unruly fliers

27 Mar 2017 | 9:25 PM

NEW DELHI:The government plans to tweak the norms to deal with unruly fliers as it looks to provide more clarity on regulatory powers amid debate on airlines barring an MP from flying for assaulting an Air India staff.

Present a plan of action on farmers’ suicide in 4 weeks: SC to Centre

Present a plan of action on farmers’ suicide in 4 weeks: SC to Centre

27 Mar 2017 | 9:22 PM

NEW DELHI: Terming farmers’ suicide a “serious issue”, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to prepare a comprehensive plan of action to be followed by states to prevent it.

Parliament passes bill decriminalising suicide attempt by mentally-ill

Parliament passes bill decriminalising suicide attempt by mentally-ill

27 Mar 2017 | 9:04 PM

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday passed a bill that seeks to decriminalise suicide attempt by mentally-ill people and provides for the right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness.

Govt can insist on Aadhaar for DL, passport, but not for welfare schemes: SC

Govt can insist on Aadhaar for DL, passport, but not for welfare schemes: SC

27 Mar 2017 | 9:04 PM

NEW DELHI: In a boost to the NDA government’s attempt to link its services to Aadhaar, the Supreme Courton Monday endorsed its decision to make it mandatory to provide the UID number for opening bank accounts, issuance of passports and driving licences.

CBFC's e-cinepramaan to censor corruption: Naidu

CBFC's e-cinepramaan to censor corruption: Naidu

27 Mar 2017 | 8:12 PM

NEW DELHI:Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday launched the online film certification system, 'e-cinepramaan', with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema.

Oldest plane circumnavigating the globe lands in Nagpur

Oldest plane circumnavigating the globe lands in Nagpur

27 Mar 2017 | 7:43 PM

NAGPUR:A March 1940-make Dakota C-43, the oldest aircraft in the world attempting circumnavigation of the globe, touched down here on Monday.

SC reserves verdict on appeals in December 16 gangrape case

27 Mar 2017 | 7:37 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on the appeals filed by four death row convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder case that shook the country's conscience.

Question in RS: Can a minister take up part-time work?

Question in RS: Can a minister take up part-time work?

27 Mar 2017 | 7:28 PM

NEW DELHI: Questions were raised in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as to whether a minister can take up part-time work. Raising the issue without naming Navjot Singh Sidhu, Samajwadi Party member Naresh Agrawal said there is a discussion in the media about a case in Punjab.

BJP may use Adityanath as star campaigner to clinch Gujarat, Himachal

BJP may use Adityanath as star campaigner to clinch Gujarat, Himachal

27 Mar 2017 | 7:05 PM

NEW DELHI: With Uttar Pradesh under its belt, BJP's new star campaigner Yogi Adityanath is expected to be given the responsibility of wooing the electorate in the next states in line, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

Austrian tourist alleges molestation at massage parlour in Udaipur

27 Mar 2017 | 6:47 PM

JAIPUR:An Austrian woman on Mondayalleged that owner of an acupressure massage parlour molested her in Udaipur's Hanuman Ghat area.

No guidelines against return of Akademi awards, says Delhi HC

27 Mar 2017 | 6:14 PM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to direct the Centre to frame guidelines for protecting the honour of Sahitya Akademi Awards by preventing recipients from returning the awards, citing growing intolerance or other reasons.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will make good President: Shiv Sena MP

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will make good President: Shiv Sena MP

27 Mar 2017 | 5:57 PM

MUMBAI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will be a good choice for President to make India a 'Hindu Rashtra', Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday said.

13 arrested for Gujarat communal clash

27 Mar 2017 | 3:52 PM

AHMEDABAD: Thirteen persons have been arrested in connection with the communal violence at Vadavali village in Patan district which left one dead, the police said on Monday.

Kerala govt to order judicial probe into sexual misconduct charges

27 Mar 2017 | 3:49 PM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPI(M)-led LDF government on Monday decided to order a judicial probe into the sleaze allegations against AK Saseendran, who resigned as Transport Minister.

12 killed, 30 injured in MP road accident

27 Mar 2017 | 3:35 PM

JABALPUR: At least 12 persons were killed and 30 others were injured when a truck veered off the road and fell into a gorge in Madhya Pradesh on Monday.

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