New Delhi, Dec 17 : Thirty-four years after the gruesome killings, the Delhi High Court on Monday convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in an anti-Sikh riot case of 1984 here and sentenced him to imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life, holding that the violence was a “crime against humanity” engineered by politicians with […]

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Jaipur/Bhopal/Raipur, Dec 17 : Congress veterans Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel were on Monday sworn in as new Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, ending BJPs rule in the Hindi heartland. The occasions were marked by opposition bonhomie, with a host of prominent opposition leaders sharing the stage with Congress President […]

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Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 : Cyclonic storm ‘Phethai crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast in East Godavari district on Monday, causing widespread rains, uprooting trees, paralyzing transport and damaging crops. ‘Phethai’ made the landfall near Katrinekonda in East Godavari district with a wind speed of 80 kmph and re-emerged into the Bay of Bengal before crossing the […]

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Mumbai, Dec 17 : At least six persons were killed and 147 others, mostly patients and staffers, injured in a major fire that engulfed the state government-run Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital at Andheri East here on Monday, officials said. A majority of those injured, who have been admitted to various hospitals in the […]

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Kolkata, Dec 17 : The BJP on Monday kick-started a week-long protest by taking out a rally in Hooghly district against the Mamata Banerjee-government’s denial of permission to the party’s proposed “Rath Yatra” in West Bengal and threatened to hold law violation programmes wherever they are stopped. State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh, […]

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New Delhi, Dec 17 : After a complete washout of the first week of the winter session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed little business although it passed the Transgender Persons Rights Bill and introduced the Triple Talaq Bill amid din. Throughout the day, the Congress, the AIADMK and the Telugu Desam Party […]

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Bhopal, Dec 17 : Immediately after taking over as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath on Monday waived loans of farmers to the tune of Rs 2 lakh each, delivering on the Congress pre-poll promise of cancelling farm loans within 10 days of coming to power. “The Madhya Pradesh government hereby takes […]

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New Delhi, Dec 17 : The ruling BJP has declared a total income of over Rs 1,000 crore in 2017-18 spending over Rs 750 crore in the year. However, the income and expenditure of the Congress party was not known with the party yet to submit its audited reports to the Election Commission. According to […]

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New Delhi, Dec 17 : Terming the 1984 killings of Sikhs the “first major state-sponsored riots”, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday said the 2002 Gujarat violence would not have happened if the 1984 guilty had been given exemplary punishment without delay. On Monday, the Delhi High Court held Congress leader Sajjan Kumar guilty […]

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