New Delhi, Jan 5 : The winter session of Parliament saw the opposition targeting the government on a number of issues, including the triple talaq bill, which could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha despite strenuous efforts by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The government was, however, able to push some of its legislative […]

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As a protest against vigilantism Goa traders to stop selling beef from tomorrow

Panaji, Jan 5 : Harassed by vigilante groups, Goa’s only beef traders association on Friday said they will go on an indefinite strike from Saturday, until the government cracks down on vigilante groups who hamper bringing in beef from neighboring states. The association said the strike would go on till the government eases procedures to […]

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Mumbai, Jan 5 : Mumbai police on Friday denied permission for a lecture by pro-Hindutva leader and Shri Shiv Pratisthan chief Sambhaji V. Bhide, two days after it cancelled a lecture by Gujarat Dalit legislator Jignesh Mewani and JNU student leader Umar Khalid. Bhide was scheduled to deliver a lecture in Lalbaug on Sunday in […]

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Malappuram Jan 5 : Police experts are examining the five explosive devices, which seem to be small “mines”, that were recovered from the river near a railway bridge at Kuttipuram in this Kerala district late on Thursday night, a police officer said. Speaking to IANS, a police official attached to the Kuttipuram police station said […]

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New Delhi, Jan 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said uplifting backward districts of a region will transform the entire state and urged government officials to challenge themselves by taking postings in those districts. Modi said that by creating success stories in such backward districts — which he dubbed the aspirational districts — […]

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New Delhi, Jan 5 : The CBI on Friday arrested a key member of Tamil Nadu-based banned terrorist organisation Al-Ummah for his involvement in 1993 bomb blast at the Chennai RSS headquarters in which 11 people were killed, an official said. Mushtaq Ahmed, 56, was arrested from the outskirts of Chennai. A Central Bureau of […]

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Hyderabad, Jan 5 : city court on Friday refused to grant bail to well-known singer Ghazal Srinivas in sexual harassment case. The magistrate rejected the bail petition filed by Srinivas, who was arrested on January 2 for sexually harassing a woman in the office of Save Temples Organisation here. He was remanded to judicial custody […]

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New Delhi, Jan 5 : Taking note of the critical situation of women prisoners in the country, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), in association with the National Commission for Women (NCW), is planning to introduce new jail reforms. “There have been many disturbing reports on how women are treated inside jails. There […]

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Kolkata, Jan 5 : The West Bengal government on Friday launched its official emblem, conceptualised and designed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, two days after getting the approval from the central government. Terming the occasion as “historic”, she said the state emblem – the “Biswa Bangla” logo with Ashoka Pillar of the national emblem – […]

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