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Rahul Gandhi said today that he would not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi “sleep or rest” till he gave a reprieve to farmers, holding up as an instance that his party’s new governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which he said have announced farm loan waivers within six hours. The third state, Rajasthan, will also …

Welcoming the sentencing of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday hoped other “big leaders” included would also be punished, as also those who perpetrated communal violence in Gujarat and Muzzafarnagar. Kejriwal stated ordinary people are peace-loving and wish to live in harmony, but such riots are …

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was found guilty in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots today and sent to jail “for the remainder of his natural life” by the Delhi High Court, which canceled an earlier court order acquitting him of charges in what the judges called “genocide”. Sajjan Kumar, 73, was convicted in the murdering of five …

The Hindu Jagran Manch Saturday accused the Trinamool Congress of “Muslim appeasement” and of turning the state into a “mini-Pakistan”. Talking at the Manch’s maiden rally in Kolkata, leaders of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad affiliate set a tone of political rhetoric ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.  “When I was coming to West Bengal, …

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On a day when the BJP’s state unit saw a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala to protest against a man’s suicide near the party’s Sabarimala protest venue in Thiruvananthapuram, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said grassroots workers to “involve” the stakeholders in their fight for people’s rights. The conversation with party workers of the state …

On a day when the Supreme Court dismissed petitions challenging the Rafale deal, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the BJP should also wait for the top court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid matter. In a relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the pleas challenging the deal among India and France …

Global police body Interpol published a red corner notice against fugitive offender Mehul Choksi, wanted in the 13,000-crore bank fraud case, on Thursday. The Interpol arrest warrant has given on a CBI request. The CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) had filed a charge sheet against him in a Mumbai court. Authorities in Antigua are now …

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday denied staying the government-approved formula to compensate patients who received faulty hip implants from healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J). The court stated that there is “no urgency”, and that it needs to wait for the Supreme Court’s findings on the issue. Justice VibhuBakhru also turned down J&J’s request …

The Supreme Court today extended the deadline for filing claims and point for inclusion in the National Register of Citizens or NRC in Assam. The new date for depositing the forms has been extended from December 15 to 31. The top court also elongated the date of the verification process of claims by another 15 …

The Supreme Court Wednesday questioned a former apex court judge, who chaired a committee monitoring the probe into the Gujarat encounter cases, whether he had shared his final report with other members of the panel. Former apex court judge Justice H S Bedi was chosen the chairman of the monitoring committee probing encounter cases from …

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday coined the alleged sexual exploitation of inmates at shelter homes in Odisha a matter of shame and demanded the arrest of staff involved in it. Speaking to reporters, Ms. Gandhi, who was in Daman in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, said: “Sexual exploitation …

Three terrorists were shot killed by security forces in an overnight encounter that broke out on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening. A soldier was injured in the operation that lasted over 17 hours. The security forces set up a search operation on Saturday evening after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists …