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Almost all appointments, decisions of PM Modi involve tearing of Constitution, convention: Cong

Almost all appointments, decisions of PM Modi involve tearing of Constitution, convention: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress alleged on Thursday that almost all appointments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and decisions taken by him were done by “tearing” convention and the Constitution without consultation. The remark comes on a day the Supreme Court observed that the appointment of a new election commissioner was effected in a “tearing […]

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Delhi’s Jama Masjid bans entry of ‘girls’, Shahi Imam says doesn’t apply to those offering prayers

Delhi’s Jama Masjid bans entry of ‘girls’, Shahi Imam says doesn’t apply to those offering prayers

New Delhi: The administration of Delhi’s famed Jama Masjid has put up notices outside the main gates banning the entry of ‘girls’, whether alone or in groups. As controversy escalated, the mosque’s Shahi Imam on Wednesday said the order is not applicable to those coming to offer prayers. The issue led to an outrage in […]

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BJP should clarify its stand on Shivaji Maharaj: Jairam Ramesh

BJP should clarify its stand on Shivaji Maharaj: Jairam Ramesh

Dhulhar Phata (MP): Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should make its stand on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj clear instead of questioning the Congress over V D Savarkar. Speaking during the Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district, Ramesh also said Rahul Gandhi’s controversial statements about Savarkar were […]

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Inclusion of CJI in consultative process for CEC appointment will ensure independence: SC

Inclusion of CJI in consultative process for CEC appointment will ensure independence: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the inclusion of the Chief Justice of India in the consultative process for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner would ensure independence of the poll panel. The apex court was of the view that any ruling party at the Centre ”likes to perpetuate itself in power” and […]

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After SC’s observations on EC appointments, Oppn parties accuse BJP govt of weakening poll body

After SC’s observations on EC appointments, Oppn parties accuse BJP govt of weakening poll body

New Delhi: Opposition parties on Wednesday accused the BJP government of weakening the Election Commission and raised doubts over the selection of poll panel members after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to produce the file on the recent appointment of Arun Goel as election commissioner. The Congress, TMC, JD(U), RJD and the Left parties […]

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Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi

Congress model means casteism and vote bank politics which creates rift among people: PM Modi

Mehsana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the “Congress model” meant casteism, division, and vote bank politics which has “ruined” Gujarat and the entire country. Canvassing for BJP candidates at Mehsana in poll-bound Gujarat, Modi said the Bharatiya Janata Party never endorsed the policy of “favouritism and discrimination” which is evident in youths reposing […]

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Kerala Governor says ordinance seeking his removal as Chancellor ‘infructuous’

Kerala Governor says ordinance seeking his removal as Chancellor ‘infructuous’

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Wednesday said the ordinance issued by the Left government seeking to remove him as the chancellor of universities has become “infructuous” now as the Assembly is summoned. The government, earlier this month, had issued an ordinance stripping the Governor of the chancellorship of state universities. It also […]

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4 killed in violence in Assam-Meghalaya border; Assam police on ‘alert’

4 killed in violence in Assam-Meghalaya border; Assam police on ‘alert’

Guwahati: Four persons, including a forest guard, were killed in violence at the Assam-Meghalaya border in West Karbi Anglong district in the early hours of Tuesday after a truck transporting illegal timber was intercepted, officials said. Following the incident, the Assam police sounded an alert in all the districts bordering Meghalaya to thwart any possible […]

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PM Modi distributes appointment letters to over 71,000 recruits under ‘Rozgar Mela’

PM Modi distributes appointment letters to over 71,000 recruits under ‘Rozgar Mela’

New Delhi: As part of the government’s ‘Rozgar Mela’ (employment fair), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday distributed over 71,000 appointment letters to new recruits via video conferencing. Physical copies of appointment letters were handed over at 45 locations across the country, except Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh where the Model Code of Conduct is in […]

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Congress left no stone unturned to insult Sardar Patel: Amit Shah

Congress left no stone unturned to insult Sardar Patel: Amit Shah

Khambhat (Guj): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday alleged that the Congress did everything possible to “insult” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and it has started praising him only now in view of the  Gujarat Assembly elections. Even the last rites of the country’s first deputy prime minister were performed in “unceremonious” way, the BJP leader […]