SC stays TN govt’s move to free Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

SC stays TN govt’s move to free Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

The Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo and suspended the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam said it will examine the procedural lapse in the Tamil Nadu government’s decision to grant remission and release within three days […]

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul. Ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that India would see a decision to restrict certain temporary visas for skilled workers as a sign that the US economy is becoming less open for […]

Ceasefire violations down, but wait for summer: Antony

Ceasefire violations down, but wait for summer: Antony

There has been substantial reduction in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control after the DGMO-level talks between the two countries but the real test will come only in summer, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Thursday. Answering queries from the media at DefExpo here, Antony said though the violations have come down, ‘we […]

AAP MLA claims BJP offering him Rs 20 cr to topple Delhi govt

AAP MLA claims BJP offering him Rs 20 cr to topple Delhi govt

An AAP lawmaker alleged on Monday he had been approached by BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi, in an attempt to buy him off for Rs 20 crore. Madan Lal, MLA from Kasturba Nagar, claimed that he had been first approached on December 7, a day before the Delhi assembly election results were announced. However, Madan […]

Arunachal legislator’s son dies after Delhi beating

Arunachal legislator’s son dies after Delhi beating

A 19-year-old son of an Arunachal Pradesh Congress legislator died here after being beaten up by two shopkeepers following a row over his appearance and clothing, police said Friday. Activists and people from the northeast termed it a ‘racial attack’ while the region’s parliamentarians said they will take up the matter with the prime minister. […]

Italy blasts India’s handling of marines case as ‘contradictory’

Italy blasts India’s handling of marines case as ‘contradictory’

Ahead of hearing of the case in India’s apex court, Italy has blasted India’s handling of the case of the two Italian marines as ‘contradictory and disconcerting’. Italy has also said that it will work among its international partners to raise awareness of the plight of the marines who are facing trial in India for […]

Bahuguna quits as U’khand CM

Bahuguna quits as U’khand CM

Ending months of speculation about a change of guard, Vijay Bahuguna today resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister amidst indications that Union Minister Harish Rawat has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him. Shortly before going to the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation to Governor Aziz Qureshi, the former High Court judge-turned-politician said he […]

JS Verma’s family refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

JS Verma’s family refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Family of late Justice J S Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award conferred on him by the government posthumously, saying accepting it would be against his principles as he never ‘hankered’ for any such honour. In a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee, Verma’s wife Pushpa said, ‘The greatest honour to him remains […]

Bahuguna quits as U’khand CM

Bahuguna quits as U’khand CM

Ending months of speculation about a change of guard, Vijay Bahuguna today resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister amidst indications that Union Minister Harish Rawat has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him. Shortly before going to the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation to Governor Aziz Qureshi, the former High Court judge-turned-politician said he […]

SC stays 1993 blast convict Bhullar’s execution

SC stays 1993 blast convict Bhullar’s execution

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the centre on 1993 Delhi bomb blast death row convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s curative plea seeking commuting his death sentence to life imprisonment. The plea was on the grounds of inordinate delay in deciding his mercy plea by the President and his mental health. The apex court […]

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