Kamal Hasan says ‘shocked’ at SC Cauvery verdict, but warns against politics of water

Kamal Hasan says ‘shocked’ at SC Cauvery verdict, but warns against politics of water

2018-02-17T10:31:39+00:00 On

Upcoming politician Kamal Hasan expressed ‘shock’ that the Supreme Court has reduced the quota of water allocated to Tamil Nadu from the river Cauvery, but said the matter should not be exploited for votes. “Like the farmers in Tamil Nadu, I am…

Income Tax dept identifies millions of non-tax payers using software

Income Tax dept identifies millions of non-tax payers using software

2018-02-10T08:52:12+00:00 On

The income tax department has been able to identify millions of non-tax-filers and collect Rs 26,425 cr of self-declared tax by using software to analyze third party financial and transaction data over the last six years, the finance ministry said. The income…

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

2018-02-06T13:46:18+00:00 On

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgradeĀ 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is…

PADMAAVAT PROTESTS: Haryana DGP warns of ‘strict action’ against miscreants, 31 arrested

PADMAAVAT PROTESTS: Haryana DGP warns of ‘strict action’ against miscreants, 31 arrested

2018-01-25T16:20:38+00:00 On

Haryana Police denied rumors of widespread violence in the state associated with the exhibition of the film Padmaavat and reassured cinema-goers of ‘full protection’. The assurances come a day after malls and vehicles in Gurgaon, the commercial capital of Haryana, came under…

Hardik Patel meets Praveen Togadia, deplores attempts to silence VHP leader

Hardik Patel meets Praveen Togadia, deplores attempts to silence VHP leader

2018-01-16T15:15:50+00:00 On

Hardik Patel, who recently joined with the Congress Party to give a scare to the BJP in Gujarat state elections, said attempts are being made to silence Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia. Gujarat state Congress President Arjun Modhwadia was also present…

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

2018-01-15T09:10:24+00:00 On

Organizers said they were forced to cancel an event against superstitions and miracles in Kerala after members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Front of India, threatened to “level” those behind the event. “They…

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

2018-01-14T20:37:07+00:00 On

Hundreds of protestors turned out to seek justice for a 27-year-old boy allegedly killed by a team of Kerala policemen for getting romantically involved with a girl who was related to one of them. In a rare occurrence in Kerala — where…

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

Judges blow the whistle on alleged improprieties in Supreme Court

2018-01-12T13:30:35+00:00 On

Four of the most Supreme Court judges today held a press conference for what they said was to “discharge their debt towards the nation” and to put it on the record that they had not “sold their souls”. They alleged that there…

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

Masood Azhar warns Pakistan against ‘kneeling before Trump’

2018-01-11T11:49:52+00:00 On

Maulana Masood Azhar, the founder of terror-cum-charity group Jaish-e-Mohammed, has warned the Pakistan government against giving in to the demands of the Americans, who want it to destroy all terror groups. Azhar said Pakistani media and intellectuals are trying to scare the…

Govt schools in India get Supreme Court notice for forcing students to pray

Govt schools in India get Supreme Court notice for forcing students to pray

2018-01-11T06:58:47+00:00 On

The Supreme Court of India has issued notice to the center in a petition questioning the imposition of a prayer to be sung by all students of Central School network or Kendriva Vidyalayas. The petition was filed by Veenayak Shah of Madhya…

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

Potential Trouble for Congress as SC directs reinvestigation of 1984 riot cases

2018-01-11T14:59:12+00:00 On

Congress Party leaders could find themselves attracting unwelcome attention and scrutiny after the Supreme Court today decided to order a reinvestigation of 186 cases out of the 241 cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Out of the 241 cases, 42 are…

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

Congress wants taxpayers to fund Muslim divorces – RS Prasad

2018-01-09T07:05:56+00:00 On

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he has had official talks with the Congress Party on the ‘triple talaq’ bill, but the opposition party has raised two demands that amount to incentivizing Muslim men to abandon their women. The first…

Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati

Rajput Karni sena threatens Gujarat-like stir over reservations, Padmavati

2018-01-08T18:23:31+00:00 On

The apparent success of Hardik Patel-led campaign for reservations seems to be emboldening other groups to start similar campaigns. Shri Rajput Karni Sena, which was in the news for threatening have artists associated with the film Padmavati beheaded, has now warned the…

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

TRIPLE TALAQ: 4-hour discussion today in Rajya Sabha at 5 pm

2018-01-04T13:51:05+00:00 On

Opposition parties will get their chance besiege the government on the controversial Triple Talaq bill for four hours today as part of a discussion in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament where the opposition parties enjoy a majority. The government…

Mumbai Police block Mevani event, organizers threaten to hold it in the open

Mumbai Police block Mevani event, organizers threaten to hold it in the open

2018-01-08T18:28:16+00:00 On

Mumbai Police have denied permission to the Chhatra Bharati, a students’ organization in the city, to hold an event today featuring Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and JNU student Omar Khalid. Police have started rounding up the organizers into vans and taken possession…

BJP attempting to divide Dalits and Marathas – Congress

BJP attempting to divide Dalits and Marathas – Congress

2018-01-08T18:28:50+00:00 On

The Indian National Congress today alleged that the ruling dispensation at the centre, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, was trying to create enmity between Marathas and Dalits — two prominent communities in Maharashtra that comprise nearly half the population. Senior Congress…

India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

2018-01-08T18:35:18+00:00 On

The Indian government has awarded all the contracts under the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway over the last three months and the highway is likely to be ready in three years, the external affairs ministry said. “Government of India is implementing two projects as part…

Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode

Maharashtra violence: BJP fears a repeat of Gujarat episode

2018-01-08T18:34:51+00:00 On

BJP leaders have expressed worries that the Maharashtra Bandh called by Dalit organizations and some political parties in the state could be part of a political conspiracy by opposition parties to achieve a caste-based polarization in the state similar to what was…