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Centre seeks report from AMU over prayer meet for Hizb terrorist

The human resource development ministry has asked Aligarh Muslim University to send a report on the mourning prayers in AMU campus over the death of terrorist Manan Wani. AMU had on Thursday suspended three Kashmiri students, who tried to offer ‘Namaz-e-Jan

India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from t
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India rejects Pak claim that New Delhi ready for talks with Islamabad

India on Thursday rejected a Pakistani media report claiming New Delhi is ready for talks with Islamabad, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar made no such reference in their response to congratulatory messages from their counterparts in that country.

Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital aft
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Sacked Gujarat IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt convicted in 1990 case

The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as the additional superintendent of police in Jamnagar. According to the prosecution, Bhatt had detained more than hundred people during a communal riot and one of the detainees had died in hospital after he was released. On Thursday, a Jamnagar sessions court sentenced him to life imprisonment. Bhatt was sacked in 2015.

Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.
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Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109 million

An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.

US mulling 15% cap on H-1B visa for Indians

In a move that could widen the row over tariffs and trade, the United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store data locally. India, which has upset firms such as Mastercard and irked t
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US mulling 15% cap on H-1B visa for Indians

In a move that could widen the row over tariffs and trade, the United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for countries that force foreign companies to store data locally. India, which has upset firms such as Mastercard and irked the US government with stringent new rules on data storage, is the largest recipient of these temporary visas.

Why Muslims in this UP village are burying the dead in their homes

A clutch of houses in Chah Pokhar in Achnera block of Agra have turned into graveyards as families are forced to bury their departed in their homes due to lack of a burial ground. As a result, the dead here are a constant part of day-to-day life. TOI found wo
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Why Muslims in this UP village are burying the dead in their homes

A clutch of houses in Chah Pokhar in Achnera block of Agra have turned into graveyards as families are forced to bury their departed in their homes due to lack of a burial ground. As a result, the dead here are a constant part of day-to-day life. TOI found women cooking next to where their children were buried while the elderly rested on cots in a backyard full of graves.

Athawale's promise to new Speaker: Will make you laugh

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday left PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with other Lok Sabha members in peals of laughter by his witty remarks. He began his speech reciting a poem and promised to make the new Speaker laugh. &laq
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Athawale's promise to new Speaker: Will make you laugh

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday left PM Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi along with other Lok Sabha members in peals of laughter by his witty remarks. He began his speech reciting a poem and promised to make the new Speaker laugh. «You (Birla) do not laugh, but I will make you laugh,» said Athawale.

Congress eyes DMK help to get Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha

Congress is learnt to have asked ally DMK for a Rajya Sabha berth amid indications that it may be used to bring former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who retired recently, back to the Upper House. Sources said Congress has sought one of the three seats that D
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Congress eyes DMK help to get Manmohan Singh to Rajya Sabha

Congress is learnt to have asked ally DMK for a Rajya Sabha berth amid indications that it may be used to bring former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who retired recently, back to the Upper House. Sources said Congress has sought one of the three seats that DMK is set to win out of the six seats that would go for voting this month.

BJP MP Om Birla elected Lok Sabha speaker

On June 19, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was elected after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed his name on Day 3 of Lok Sabha session
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BJP MP Om Birla elected Lok Sabha speaker

On June 19, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Om Birla was elected the Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was elected after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed his name on Day 3 of Lok Sabha session

Army to raise new battle formations along Pakistan border by October

Aiming to further strengthen its ability to carry out swift strikes during wars, the Indian Army is going to raise new lethal battle formations along the borders with Pakistan by October. The formation will also be simultaneously raised on the China border to
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Army to raise new battle formations along Pakistan border by October

Aiming to further strengthen its ability to carry out swift strikes during wars, the Indian Army is going to raise new lethal battle formations along the borders with Pakistan by October. The formation will also be simultaneously raised on the China border too. The first three IBGs to be raised will have elements from the different formations of the Western Command.

Karnataka Congress dissolved; state chief, working president retained

Amid growing rumblings in the Karnataka Congress, the grand old party dissolved its unit in the southern state on Wednesday, while retaining its president and working president. «The president and working president remain unchanged,» the statemen
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Karnataka Congress dissolved; state chief, working president retained

Amid growing rumblings in the Karnataka Congress, the grand old party dissolved its unit in the southern state on Wednesday, while retaining its president and working president. «The president and working president remain unchanged,» the statement read. Rumblings within the Karnataka Congress have grown ever since the Lok Sabha poll debacle in the state.

No threat to Cong-JD(S) government: Siddaramaiah

Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that there is «no threat» to the Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka. «There is absolutely no threat to the government in Karnataka. There is no problem. Th
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No threat to Cong-JD(S) government: Siddaramaiah

Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that there is «no threat» to the Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka. «There is absolutely no threat to the government in Karnataka. There is no problem. They (BJP) are trying desperately but they will not succeed,» Siddaramaiah said.

Mandaviya says will urge new MPs to pedal to Parliament

Union minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, who more often cycles to Parliament, says he will encourage more members to pedal to the House, a cause pushed by a little-known group of parliamentarians, Climate Club. The club fellowship has risen to 46 and it needs t
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Mandaviya says will urge new MPs to pedal to Parliament

Union minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, who more often cycles to Parliament, says he will encourage more members to pedal to the House, a cause pushed by a little-known group of parliamentarians, Climate Club. The club fellowship has risen to 46 and it needs to be strengthened, Mandaviya, who rode a bicycle to Rashtrapati Bhavan last month for taking oath as a minister, said

Will run House impartially, safeguard interests of all members: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Addressing the House after being unanimously elected as the Speaker, Om Birla assured the members that he will preside over the proceedings in accordance with rules and regulations and «safeguard the interests of the members irrespective of the strengt
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Will run House impartially, safeguard interests of all members: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Addressing the House after being unanimously elected as the Speaker, Om Birla assured the members that he will preside over the proceedings in accordance with rules and regulations and «safeguard the interests of the members irrespective of the strength of their parties in the House». Everyone should be heard and the government should respond to them, he added.

Protests greet Nitish Kumar at Bihar hospital; encephalitis toll at 107

As «brain fever» killed four more children, pushing the toll to 107 on Tuesday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar faced angry protests from parents and attendants of children undergoing treatment at a Muzaffarpur hospital.​ Protesters raised slo
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Protests greet Nitish Kumar at Bihar hospital; encephalitis toll at 107

As «brain fever» killed four more children, pushing the toll to 107 on Tuesday, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar faced angry protests from parents and attendants of children undergoing treatment at a Muzaffarpur hospital.​ Protesters raised slogans such as «CM wapis jao» as Nitish arrived at the hospital to take stock of the situation.

Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday said the rise of populism presents a challenge to independence of courts and asked the judiciary to stand up to populist forces and protect constitutional ethos. Gogoi referred to the growing trend of populists d
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Rise of populist forces poses a challenge to judiciary: CJI Gogoi

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday said the rise of populism presents a challenge to independence of courts and asked the judiciary to stand up to populist forces and protect constitutional ethos. Gogoi referred to the growing trend of populists disparaging judges as the «unelected who overturn acts of elected majority».

'Jai Shri Ram', 'Allahu Akbar' chants fill Lok Sabha

Taking off from where they had left on Monday, BJP MPs shouted «Jai Shri Ram» every time an opposition member prepared to take oath. TMC MPs countered with slogans of «Jai Hind», «Jai Bengal» and «Jai Ma Durga»
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'Jai Shri Ram', 'Allahu Akbar' chants fill Lok Sabha

Taking off from where they had left on Monday, BJP MPs shouted «Jai Shri Ram» every time an opposition member prepared to take oath. TMC MPs countered with slogans of «Jai Hind», «Jai Bengal» and «Jai Ma Durga». AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi chanted «Jai Bheem, Jai Meem, Takbeer Allahu Akbar, Jai Hind» as BJP members greeted him with «Jai Sri Ram and Vande Mataram».

4 LeT men get life imprisonment for 2005 Ayodhya shrine attack

Fourteen years after the makeshift Ram Lalla temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya was attacked allegedly by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a special court in Allahabad on Tuesday convicted four of the five accused and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The fifth
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4 LeT men get life imprisonment for 2005 Ayodhya shrine attack

Fourteen years after the makeshift Ram Lalla temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya was attacked allegedly by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), a special court in Allahabad on Tuesday convicted four of the five accused and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The fifth accused in the attack was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

It's business for government at 9.30am

Following the instruction of PM Narendra Modi, Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ram Vilas Paswan have rescheduled their morning engagements in order to reach their offices by 9.30am. TOI found that several ministers have made it a point to reach offic
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It's business for government at 9.30am

Following the instruction of PM Narendra Modi, Union ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ram Vilas Paswan have rescheduled their morning engagements in order to reach their offices by 9.30am. TOI found that several ministers have made it a point to reach office by 9.30am since Modi advised all ministers to be in office in time and avoid doing office work from home.

Congress suspends Roshan Baig for 'anti-party' activities

The Congress Tuesday suspended rebel MLA R Roshan Baig from the party with immediate effect for «anti-party» activities. «All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by KPCC to take action against R Roshan Baig, MLA on accoun
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Congress suspends Roshan Baig for 'anti-party' activities

The Congress Tuesday suspended rebel MLA R Roshan Baig from the party with immediate effect for «anti-party» activities. «All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by KPCC to take action against R Roshan Baig, MLA on account of his anti-party activities,» the state Congress said in a release.

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