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Make boys more responsible: PMPM Narendra Modi hands over a cheque for Rs 2 lakh, under the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana, to a woman during National Panchayati Raj Day celebrations at Mandla, MP, on Tuesday. PTI
Rape menace

Make boys more responsible: PM

Says ordinance demonstrates govt’s determination to act25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

MANDLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government’s determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for a safer atmosphere.

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Mandla, April 24

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government’s determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for a safer atmosphere.

Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls while the National Panchayati Raj Sammelan at Ramnagar in the tribal-dominated Mandla district.

“Shivraj ji (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it (the remark) received cheers from everyone present here,” he said.

“There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent,” he said while referring to the recent ordinance.

The Union Cabinet on April 21 approved the ordinance under which the death penalty could be awarded to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors.

PM Modi, however, called upon the people to create an atmosphere for the safety of daughters. “Families will have to enhance the honour and respect of daughters. Families should also make their sons more responsible. In this way, the safety of daughters would not be a difficult task. We have to launch a social movement in this direction,” he said.

He also talked about the welfare of tribals and farmers and asked the elected representatives of Panchayats to educate villagers to become self-dependent in farming. — PTI

Panchayats told to use NREGA funds for conserving water  

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested panchayat representatives that funds provided under the MGNREGA scheme be used for water conservation during April, May and June to curb water shortage in villages and boost farm activities. He said human power available in rural areas could be harnessed to realise Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a village-centric model of development. PM Modi said people living in rural areas should focus on ‘jan dhan, van dhan and gou dhan’ to develop villages.  

Don’t name, shame rape victims: SC

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Noting that even the dead have dignity, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to disclosure of identity of rape victims, including the eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hanging safer, quicker way to execute: Govt to top court

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday defended “hanging by the neck till death” — the practice of execution of death sentence — before the Supreme Court, terming it a safer and quick method for termination of life of a death row convict.

Why UIDAI needs to gather citizens’ meta data, asks SC

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) why it needed to collect ‘meta data’ of personal transactions of citizens which go for Aadhaar authentication to avail services and benefits.

Decision timely, not hasty: NaiduImpeachment

Decision timely, not hasty: Naidu

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: A day after he rejected Congress-led opposition parties’ impeachment motion seeking the removal of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said his decision was “timely and not a hasty one” and one that came after over a month of due diligence.

Identify terror havens, says Sushma

Identify terror havens, says Sushma

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

BEIJING: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India on Tuesday asserted that arguments of “political convenience” to provide an alibi for terrorist organisations are no longer tolerable and the international community should identify states that provide “sanctuary” to terror groups.

No joint statement when Modi meets Xi

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Wuhan City in central China on Friday for a first informal summit meeting with President Xi Jinping, there will be no set agenda for discussions, no burden of producing a joint statement and no pre-negotiated outcome document.

UGC releases list of 24 fake universities

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake universities across the country, including eight in the national capital.

CBSE Class 12 economics exam today

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct a re-test of Class 12 economics paper on Wednesday, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage among students.

Siddaramaiah not automatic choice, Cong top guns to pick CM: KhargeKarnataka polls

Siddaramaiah not automatic choice, Cong top guns to pick CM: Kharge

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

KALABURAGI:The Congress stands a very good chance of winning the Karnataka Assembly polls and the high-command will take a call on the next Chief Minister, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday, indicating incumbent Siddaramaiah may not be the automatic choice.

BJP appoints Yeddy son youth wing gen secy after ticket denialKarnataka polls

BJP appoints Yeddy son youth wing gen secy after ticket denial

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

BENGALURU: In an apparent placatory move, the BJP appointed state unit chief BS Yeddyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra as its youth wing general secretary on Tuesday, a day after protests erupted over denial of party ticket to him for the May 12 assembly polls.

Parliament isn’t immune to casting couch: Cong leader

Parliament isn’t immune to casting couch: Cong leader

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday said the casting couch was the “bitter truth” of not just the film industry, but all workplaces and even Parliament was not immune to it.

Rape: Asaram verdict today, 3 states on alert

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI/JAIPUR: On the eve of verdict in a rape case against Asaram by the SC-ST Court at Jodhpur Central Jail, the Union Government on Tuesday asked Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana to beef up security and deploy additional forces, an official said.

Police probing phone talk to ‘eliminate’ PM

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

COIMBATORE: The police on Tuesday said they were examining a recorded telephonic conversation in which a 1998 serial blast convict is purportedly heard telling a contractor that he was planning to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Acquisition: 5K Guj farmers ‘seek death’

Acquisition: 5K Guj farmers ‘seek death’

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

AHMEDABAD: Over 5,000 people in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district, battling acquisition of their land by a state power utility, have written letters to authorities seeking permission to die, a farmers' body leader claimed on Tuesday.

Panel wants one-window solution for inter-country removal, retention of kids

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: A multi-member committee set up by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has recommended the establishment of an “Inter-Country Parental Child Removal Disputes Resolution Authority”.

Over 5,500 dead voters in MP segment, EC told

25 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

BHOPAL:Over 5,500 dead voters and 1,900 multiple entries were found on the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh’s Kolaras Assembly constituency, where bypolls were held on February 24, according to a letter from the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to the Election Commission (EC).

India not keen to revive SAARC

India not keen to revive SAARC

24 Apr 2018 | 10:30 PM

NEW DELHI: India resetting ties with China does not imply Delhi will soften its position on Pakistan and terrorism sponsored from its soil, said sources.

UGC releases list of 24 ‘self-styled’, fake universities

UGC releases list of 24 ‘self-styled’, fake universities

24 Apr 2018 | 10:20 PM

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission has released a list of 24 “self-styled” and fake varsities across the country, including eight in the National Capital.

Casting couch exists in industry but only among 10 per cent of people: Manoj Tiwari

Casting couch exists in industry but only among 10 per cent of people: Manoj Tiwari

24 Apr 2018 | 10:09 PM

NEW DELHI: It cannot be denied that the casting couch exists in Bollywood and there is a section that makes films solely for the purpose of exploiting women, BJP MP and popular Bhojpuri actor-singer Manoj Tiwari said on Tuesday.

Pre-2006 retiree Major Gens to get pension parity with post-Jan 1, 2006, retirees

Pre-2006 retiree Major Gens to get pension parity with post-Jan 1, 2006, retirees

24 Apr 2018 | 10:06 PM

NEW DELHI: Pre-2006 retiree Major Generals will finally get parity with post-January 1, 2006, retiree Major Generals in pension benefits.

Even the dead have dignity: SC on disclosure of rape victims’ identity

Even the dead have dignity: SC on disclosure of rape victims’ identity

24 Apr 2018 | 9:53 PM

NEW DELHI: Noting that even the dead have dignity, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to disclosure of identity of rape victims, including the eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mamata dubs impeachment move ‘wrong’; Jaitley slams ‘misconceived’ motion

Mamata dubs impeachment move ‘wrong’; Jaitley slams ‘misconceived’ motion

24 Apr 2018 | 9:33 PM

NEW DELHI: As Congress geared up to approach the Supreme Court against rejection of its notice to impeach CJI Dipak Misra, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday criticised the impeachment bid as “wrong” and said she had cautioned Sonia and Rahul Gandhi against the move.

Why does UIDAI need to collect meta data of citizens, asks SC

Why does UIDAI need to collect meta data of citizens, asks SC

24 Apr 2018 | 9:49 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) why it needed to collect 'meta data' of personal transactions of citizens that go for Aadhaar authentication to avail services and benefits.

China fails to get India's support for Belt and Road ahead of Modi-Xi meet

China fails to get India's support for Belt and Road ahead of Modi-Xi meet

24 Apr 2018 | 9:07 PM

BEIJING: China failed to get India’s support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a Foreign Ministers’ meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pak extends visa of Punjab woman pilgrim who married during her visit

Pak extends visa of Punjab woman pilgrim who married during her visit

24 Apr 2018 | 9:38 PM

LAHORE: Pakistan has extended for six more months the visa of an Indian woman, who had embraced Islam after marrying a local man during her visit to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Modi likely to address close to 20 poll rallies in Karnataka

Modi likely to address close to 20 poll rallies in Karnataka

24 Apr 2018 | 8:45 PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address about 20 rallies in Karnataka to boost the BJP's campaign in a state where his party is locked in a keen fight with the Congress.

Sharad to support Congress in Karnataka to defeat BJP

Sharad to support Congress in Karnataka to defeat BJP

24 Apr 2018 | 9:49 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Tuesday announced he would support the ruling Congress in poll-bound Karnataka, saying he was doing so to defeat BJP.

Indian position on Dalai Lama and Tibet unchanged: Sources

Indian position on Dalai Lama and Tibet unchanged: Sources

24 Apr 2018 | 8:34 PM

NEW DELHI: India has not changed its position on Tibet and the Dalai Lama, sources said on Tuesday.

Centre supports hanging by death, rules out other execution modes

Centre supports hanging by death, rules out other execution modes

24 Apr 2018 | 8:25 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday strongly supported a legal provision that a death row convict would only be hanged to death and told the Supreme Court that other modes of execution like lethal injections and firing were not less painful.

No joint statement when Modi-Xi meet informally

No joint statement when Modi-Xi meet informally

24 Apr 2018 | 7:59 PM

NEW DELHI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Wuhan in central China for a first informal summit meeting with President Xi Jinping on Friday, there will be no set agenda for discussions.

Gadchiroli encounter: 15 more bodies of Maoists recovered; toll 31

24 Apr 2018 | 7:59 PM

GADCHIROLI: Fifteen more bodies of Maoists, who were killed in an encounter with C-60 squad of commandos of the Maharashtra Police, have been recovered, taking the total number of casualties of Naxals in the Gadchiroli encounter to 31.

NGT directs 4 states, including HP, to submit ambient air quality data

NGT directs 4 states, including HP, to submit ambient air quality data

24 Apr 2018 | 7:56 PM

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Goa to submit ambient air quality analysis data and inform it about the levels of pollution in the states.

2,407 in fray for Karnataka assembly polls

24 Apr 2018 | 7:51 PM

BENGALURU: A record number of 2,407 candidates are in the fray for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, as per the nominations received by the Election Commission till Tuesday, the last day for filing nominations.

BJP makes Yeddyurappa's son BJYM gen secy after ticket denial

24 Apr 2018 | 7:39 PM

BENGALURU: The Bharatiya Janata Party appointed state unit chief BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Vijayendra as its youth wing general secretary today, a day after protests erupted over denial of party ticket to him for the May 12 assembly polls.

Hanging is safer and quick method to execute death row convicts, SC told

Hanging is safer and quick method to execute death row convicts, SC told

24 Apr 2018 | 7:38 PM

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday defended “hanging by the neck till death”— the practice of execution of death sentence — before the Supreme Court, terming it a safer and quick method for termination of life of a death row convict.

UK High Court hears bookie Sanjeev Chawla extradition appeal

24 Apr 2018 | 7:18 PM

LONDON: An appeal opened on Tuesday against a lower court’s decision to deny India’s extradition request for against UK-based alleged bookie Sanjeev Kumar Chawla, a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hanse Cronje in 2000.

Over 29 per cent of India's area under degradation: Minister

24 Apr 2018 | 7:18 PM

NEW DELHI: As much as 29.32 per cent of India's total geographic area is under degradation, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Tuesday.

Re-exam of CBSE Class 12 economics paper on Wednesday

Re-exam of CBSE Class 12 economics paper on Wednesday

24 Apr 2018 | 7:07 PM

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct a re-test of Class 12 economics paper on Wednesday, nearly a month after it was leaked triggering widespread outrage and confusion among students across India.

Identify states that provide ‘sanctuary’ to terror groups: IndiaShanghai Cooperation Organisation

Identify states that provide ‘sanctuary’ to terror groups: India

24 Apr 2018 | 9:54 PM

BEIJING: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India on Tuesday asserted that arguments of “political convenience” to provide an alibi for terrorist organisations are no longer tolerable.

Over 5,000 Gujarat farmers battling land acquisition seek ‘death’

Over 5,000 Gujarat farmers battling land acquisition seek ‘death’

24 Apr 2018 | 6:42 PM

AHMEDABAD: Over 5,000 people in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, battling against the acquisition of land by a state power utility, have written letters to authorities seeking permission to die, a farmers’ body leader on Tuesday claimed.

3rd tranche of electoral bonds sale from May 1 to 10: Finance Ministry

3rd tranche of electoral bonds sale from May 1 to 10: Finance Ministry

24 Apr 2018 | 6:17 PM

NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry on Tuesday said the third tranche of electoral bonds sale will take place from May 1-10.

CJI impeachment: Decision to reject notice not hasty, came after due diligence, says Naidu

CJI impeachment: Decision to reject notice not hasty, came after due diligence, says Naidu

24 Apr 2018 | 5:40 PM

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said his decision to reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was “timely and not a hasty one” and came after over a month of due diligence, according to sources.

Govt acts against rape, but make sons more responsible: Modi at Mandla rally

Govt acts against rape, but make sons more responsible: Modi at Mandla rally

24 Apr 2018 | 5:44 PM

MANDLA (MP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government’s determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety.

Man pushed before a Mumbai local train after spat

24 Apr 2018 | 5:02 PM

A Mumbai commuter lost his life after two commuters pushed him on the path of an oncoming train following an argument on Saturday morning, according to the Government Railway Police.

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