LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

2018-09-07T11:56:25+00:00 On

The Supreme Court today directed the home secretaries of the states that have not filed compliance reports on anti-mob violence measures to personally appear before it after a week. Hearing a public interest litigation on rising cases of violence by cow vigilantes…

BJP leads in 352 city councils vs 301 for Congress in Karnataka Local Body Election results

BJP leads in 352 city councils vs 301 for Congress in Karnataka Local Body Election results

2018-09-03T12:15:09+00:00 On

Bharatiya Janata Party put up a stronger performance in city councils than in towns and villages in Karnataka local body elections. According to the results as of 11:35 AM, the BJP was leading in or had won 352 seats out of the…

Karunanidhi Burial: TN unlikely to appeal Madras High Court verdict

Karunanidhi Burial: TN unlikely to appeal Madras High Court verdict

2018-08-08T12:40:22+00:00 On

The Tamil Nadu state government is all set to arrange the burial of M Karunanidhi, one of top three leaders of the Dravidian political movement in Independent India, at Marina beach. According to the latest reports from local media, both police officials…

India says WhatsApp giving ‘good response’ on monitoring proposal

India says WhatsApp giving ‘good response’ on monitoring proposal

2018-08-07T12:50:38+00:00 On

Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s minister for law and information technology, said the government has got ‘good response’ from WhatsApp for its proposal to install a monitoring mechanism on the platform. The government has been pushing WhatsApp to put up a monitoring mechanism…

6:30 PM Bulletin: Karunanidhi’s health declines

6:30 PM Bulletin: Karunanidhi’s health declines

2018-08-06T18:51:25+00:00 On

The latest health bulletin from Kauvery Hospital in Chennai at 6:30 PM today has said that there has been a further deterioration in Tamil politician Karunanidhi’s health. “There has been a decline in the medical condition of Kalaignar Dr M Karunanidhi, DMK…

Non-BJP parties likely to jointly ask EC for paper ballot in 2019

Non-BJP parties likely to jointly ask EC for paper ballot in 2019

2018-08-02T16:00:24+00:00 On

An array of politicial parties, including BJP allies Shiv Sena and BJD, are likely to write to the Election Commission to ask for the next general election to be conducted using ballot paper, media reported. The parties include opposition outfits like the…

Supreme Court refuses to ban novel ‘Meesha’, seeks translation

Supreme Court refuses to ban novel ‘Meesha’, seeks translation

2018-08-02T13:58:10+00:00 On

The Supreme Court has refused to stay the sale of ‘Meesa’ (The Moustache), a Malayalam novel that has been in the news for offending certain organisations in Kerala, pending further deliberations. Hearing a public interest litigation filed by Delhi-based Malayali N Radhakrishnan,…

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

Indian govt demands greater access from WhatsApp, Facebook & Twitter

2018-07-27T12:35:59+00:00 On

India’s Information Technology Department today unveiled a new plan of action to combat fake news that would require foreign social media firms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to establish offices in India and actively help in flagging and tracking down people who…

Commission on OBC sub-categorization to report next week

Commission on OBC sub-categorization to report next week

2018-07-25T09:59:33+00:00 On

The ministry of social justice and empowerment said that a committee looking into the need for sub-categorization of OBC groups is expected to submit its report by 31 July. The committee, comprising four members headed by retired Supreme Court Justice G Rohini,…

Govt ‘in the process of finalizing’ Higher Education Commission Bill

Govt ‘in the process of finalizing’ Higher Education Commission Bill

2018-07-23T16:01:20+00:00 On

Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar today said that the government is still in the process of finalizing the draft of a new bill to set up a new higher education body in India. “The Ministry is in the process of finalization…

Indian MPs question govt over stopping crude oil imports from Iran

Indian MPs question govt over stopping crude oil imports from Iran

2018-07-23T12:59:08+00:00 On

Government of India has faced questions from members of parliament on reports that it has asked state-owned refiners to get ready to stop importing crude oil from Iran in the face of pressure from the United States. A question from Lok Sabha…

Anand Sharma warns BJP: Power is not permanent, don’t misuse ED, CBI

Anand Sharma warns BJP: Power is not permanent, don’t misuse ED, CBI

2018-07-19T16:40:37+00:00 On

Former cabinet minister Anand Sharma today warned against what he called the misuse of tax and investigation agencies in the country, and warned BJP leaders that they may not always be in power. He said the BJP government has ‘spoiled the habits’…