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Cost of prosecuting 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed too great, says ex-ISI chief

Former chief of Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) does not think his country will hand over Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in which 164

22 May 2018

Caught unawares by sudden notice, forces keep fingers crossed 

Will the ceasefire be able to serve its purpose and restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir?

20 May 2018

As suicides mount, Centre extends benefits to paramilitary personnel

Reacting to the alarming number of suicides in paramilitary forces deployed often in very hostile conditions, the government has decided to extend more salary linked benefits to them. Widening

13 May 2018

National Commission of Minorities orders police protection to Josna Sibi

The seven accused had allegedly assaulted Sibi, on January 28 when she tried to intervene in a dispute over a boundary wall between them and her husband.

10 May 2018

Engage youth in talks, sports: Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma

The Kashmir interlocutor met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and briefed him about the prevailing volatile situation in the state.

09 May 2018

Soon, you may get SMS alerts about weather disturbances

The  National Disaster Management Authority has come out with a proposal to ask telecom service providers to send localised SMS alerting people about weather disturbances like storms and cyclones.

09 May 2018

Centre receives pleas opposing proposal to declare Hindus as minorities in 8 states

The government has received suggestions advising it to not clear the proposal of declaring Hindus as minorities in eight states, according to top sources.

06 May 2018

Sea route for Haj may be revived from 2019

The sea route for Haj may be revived from 2019 as the government has floated global tender seeking applications from shipping firms in this regard. The sea route option —which will be

01 May 2018

After Centre scraps subsidy, now new Saudi tax adds to Haj pilgrims’ woes

The Haj pilgrimage will be costly this time not just due to abolition of subsidy but also because of the new costs imposed by the Saudi Arabia government. 

29 Apr 2018

Mass conversion of 300 Dalits from Gujarat’s Una to Buddhism today

Around 300 Dalits from Gujarat’s Una town plan to convert to Buddhism on Sunday to protest against discrimination and caste-based violence.

29 Apr 2018

Law panel asks Centre to bring BCCI under RTI

In July 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the commission to recommend whether the cricket board can be brought under the Right to Information Act.

18 Apr 2018

Term of commission on sub-categorisation of OBCs extended till June 20

This is the second time that the five-member panel has been granted an extension.

16 Apr 2018

Law panel’s proposal for joint polls inspired by SA, Sweden & Belgium

The Law commission of India has drawn inspiration from various countries such as South Africa, Sweden and Belgium while recommending restoration of simultaneous polls in the country, The

15 Apr 2018

Law Commission wants contempt Act left untouched 

The Law Commission is not in favour of restricting the contempt of court law as it has the potential to “lesson the respect for courts”.

12 Apr 2018

Anti-defection law hurdle for joint poll: Law Commission of India report

The anti-defection law could be the biggest hurdle in conducting simultaneous elections in India, according to a ‘working draft’ report prepared by the Law Commission of India.

12 Apr 2018

Opposition rejects law panel’s proposal on simultaneous state and Parliament elections

The Law Commission’s ‘working draft’ report, which gives a green signal to simultaneous polls has stirred the hornet’s nest. Opposition parties have termed the idea of simultaneous polls,

12 Apr 2018

Orissa High Court topped criminal contempt list, says report

The report also cites statistics to show “there are glaring occurrences of criminal contempt,” making all provisions of the Act relevant. 

12 Apr 2018

Law panel draft for Lok Sabha, Assembly polls in 19 states together in 2019

Commission meeting next Tuesday to review the proposal; 12 states, including BJP’s recent acquisitions in Northeast and UP, to be part of the simultaneous pool in 2024 general elections.

11 Apr 2018

Islamic scholars warn against ‘interference’, favour internal reform 

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala has created a stir among the Muslim community. 

08 Apr 2018

Centre asks states and UTs to identify ‘no-selfie zones’

The Centre has asked the state governments to identify tourist spots where accidents occur frequently when people take selfies, following reports of several such incidents.

04 Apr 2018

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