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Centre notifies three new criminal laws; to come into force from July 1

New Delhi: Three new criminal laws – Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) and Bharatiya Saksha Adhiniyam (BSA) – which seek to replace the colonial era Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence act, will come i

Child rights body seeks FIR against Deoband's Darul Uloom over Ghazwa-e-Hind fatwa

The fatwa in question discusses the concept of 'Ghazwa-e-Hind' and allegedly glorifies "martyrdom in the context of India's invasion". The apex child rights body NCPCR has issued directive to the Uttar Pradesh government to register an FIR and take legal action against Darul U

Ameen Sayani, the voice of radio's golden era, passes away at age 91

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS): Ameen Sayani, the iconic radio personality, passed away at the age of 91 due to cardiac failure. He suffered a heart attack on Tuesday evening after which he rushed to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai. He reportedly suffered a heart attack on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. The doc

Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate projects worth Rs 13,000 cr in K’taka

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is taking up Karnataka tour on Thursday to participate in various programmes across the state. Gadkari will give green signal to the commencement of 15 projects of Rs 6,975 crore in north Karnataka region. He w

France Tops World's Most Powerful Passports List, India's Rank Is...

New Delhi: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Spain have the world's most powerful passports. Allowing visa-free entry to 194 global destinations, these nations have occupied the top slot on the latest Henley Passport Index. These nations are followed by Finland, Netherlands, South Ko

Paytm shares crash 10% to all-time lows as ED may initiate probe

Paytm shares went deeper into the red, hitting its lower circuit of 10  percent on February 14 to touch a lifetime low, as crisis looked far from over for parent One97 Communications. Sources told  CNBC-TV18 that the Enforcement Directorate has initiated preliminary inquiry against Payt

Addicted to online gaming Class 12 student in UP ends life

Lucknow, Feb 14 (IANS): A Class 12 student allegedly ended his life by suicide after sending a message to his parents. The student, Mohammed Daniel, 19, hanged himself on Tuesday and was declared dead when he was rushed to the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre. A

Qatar court releases 8 former Indian Navy personnel; 7 back in India: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS): India on Monday has welcomed the decision of the Qatar court to release the eight former Indian Army personnel, who were previously sentenced to death, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement. The Qatar court on Monday released all eight former In

CAA will be implemented before 2024 Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) will be implemented before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The CAA, which became law in December 2019, aims to provide citizenship to persecuted refugees from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Specifically,

Traffic Jams At Delhi-Noida Border As Cops Prep For Big Farmers' Protests

  New Delhi: Traffic has been severely hit in some parts of Delhi and surrounding areas ahead of the farmers march to the national capital to protest against land acquisition policies. The farmer groups have called for a 'kisan mahapanchayat' on Wednesday and a protest march to

Uttarakhand Assembly passes Uniform Civil Code Bill

The Uttarakhand Assembly on Wednesday passed the UCC Bill, becoming the first state to do so after the independence. So far, only Goa had UCC, which was enacted by the Portuguese in 1867. The UCC Bill in Uttarakhand was tabled in the Assembly by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday. 

Karnataka govt stages protest against Centre at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS): The Karnataka Congress government began its protest at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday to demand a judicious share of resources and funds to the state by the Centre. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated that the protest was not political. “Today inevitably

Centre launches 'Bharat' rice at Rs 29 per kg

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS): Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal, on Tuesday launched the sale of rice under the ‘Bharat’ brand at an MRP of Rs 29/kg in 5 kg and 10 kg packs. The minister flagged off 100 mobile vans through which the rice w

Everyday household items behind rising cancer cases, say experts

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS): Everyday items used in households such as plastic bottles, tea bags; beauty products, and e-cigarettes and hookahs are contributing to the escalating danger of cancer, warned health experts on World Cancer Day on Sunday. World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 eac

Muslim leaders respond to interim judgment on Gyanvapi Mosque, say courts appear biased, systems compromised

New Delhi: 2 February 2024 (Press Release) Muslim leaders respond to interim judgment on Gyanvapi Mosque, say courts appear biased, systems compromised Prominent Muslim leaders express their deep regret and concern over the abrupt initiation of puja in southern cellar of Gayanvapi mosque, marked

Interim Union Budget 2024: FM leaves tax structure untouched

New Delhi, Feb 1: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today, February 1 presented the Union Budget 2024 in the Lok Sabha. This was an interim budget as it came just ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections. In her Budget speech, she said that Indian economy has witnessed a profound transformation in th

Ready for alliance with BJP, says Karnataka mining baron Janardhana Reddy

Koppal, Jan 29 (IANS): Mining baron and founder of the Kalyan Rajya Pragathi Paksha (KRPP) Gali Janardhana Reddy has said that he was ready to forge an alliance with BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Speaking in Koppal on Monday, Reddy said, “Even I wish to see Prime Minister Naren

Gyanvapi case Hindu plaintiffs move Supreme Court seeking survey of Shivling

The Hindu plaintiff in Gyanvapi case has filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking directed to vacate its May 19, 2023 order by which it had put on hold the scientific survey of a “Shivling” said to have been found at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi during a videographic