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BJP president Amit Shah attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today over a court order demanding the publishers of the National Herald newspaper to vacate premises in the national capital, saying those appropriating public property should not target Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr. Shah said while Mr. Gandhi’s entire family lineage was “mired in corruption”, there …

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today accused the central government of “shamelessly unleashing the CBI on Akhilesh Yadav” in its “last weeks in office”. In a tweet this morning, Mr. Kejriwalstated that it was time to throw out the “dictatorial and undemocratic regime”. Mr. Kejriwal was referring to reports that Akhilesh Yadav may be investigated …

The CBI has charged senior officers of the public sector undertaking Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) for stating siphoning off Rs. 22.16 crore through illegal payments routed through a Dhanbad-based company, officials said on Friday. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and BCCL officials organized a surprise check in Dhanbad’s Bastacolla in March last year to …

Approx 40 lakh government workers in Uttar Pradesh will go on strike from February 6, said Harikishor Tiwari, convenor of the old pension restoration forum. The strike, which is being held ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, is helped by many worker organizations, Mr. Tiwari added. The workers are demanding to restore the old pension …

Vijay Mallya may become the foremost tycoon to be charged under a new anti-fraud law if a court in Mumbai today names him as an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018. The anti-corruption court is hearing an allegation by the Enforcement Directorate, seeking a direction to declare Mr. Mallya a fugitive economic offender. …

The CBI has registered 206 cases of corruption against central government employees in January and November last year, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said today in Lok Sabha. Of the total cases registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till November last year, charge sheets have been filed in only 45 of …

Former ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, comprising with advocate Prashant Bhushan, have requested the Supreme Court seeking a review of its December 14 verdict in Rafale case that gave the government a clean chit. The Supreme Court had ruled that there was no reason to doubt the decision-making process behind the Rafale jet deal, …

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has to surrender before Karkardooma Court or Tihar jail authorities in New Delhi today. In view of this, HS Phoolka, one of the petitioners in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case, has appealed to the sufferer of the riot to not go to the court today. In a statement, Mr. Phoolka stated: …

A day before the introduction of the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Vijay Goel Sunday reached out to all parties looking for their support for its passage. Terming the bill landmark legislation for gender justice, the minister of state for parliamentary affairs said Muslim women are seeking towards the Rajya Sabha …

In UP, BJP to appoint 100 women as triple talaq pramukh

The Trinamool Congress has moved a motion for reference of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2018 to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha. The opposition is against the bill’s provision for a three-year-jail term for the husband, arguing that a criminal angle cannot be introduced in a civil matter, generally when …

To avoid again and again of the violence witnessed near the Koregaon Bhima war memorial in Pune district on January 1, 2018, one year later, police have taken preventive action against over 1,200 people. The action covers barring some persons from entering the area and ”externment” (eviction from the district) of some others, senior police …

Days after a bill criminalizing sudden triple talaq was passed in the Lok Sabha, a woman in Bengaluru alleged she was given triple talaq by her US-based husband through a text and voice message. Reshma Azeez said, “He left me at my parents’ place, went back to the USA, and divorced me through a message. …