SC extends Aadhaar linking deadline to March 31, 2018

SC extends Aadhaar linking deadline to March 31, 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the Aadhaar linking deadline to March 31, 2018. The Centre had on Thursday offered to extend the deadline from December 31, 2017. The apex court is hearing a host of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. On Thursday, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice […]

Rahul Gandhi trains guns at PM, Amit Shah at Kerala rally

Rahul Gandhi trains guns at PM, Amit Shah at Kerala rally

Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that he was facing a “crisis of credibility” and had stopped talking about corruption. Rahul, who was on his first visit to Kerala after being elected as the Congress president, was also unsparing of BJP chief Amit Shah. At a meeting of party […]

Exit polls predict BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls predict BJP win in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh

The BJP looks headed for facile victories in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, exit polls by various media houses concluded unanimously after a rancorous campaign which saw sharp exchanges between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress’s president-elect Rahul Gandhi. Almost all exit polls predicted more than 100 seats for the BJP in Gujarat where the […]

Set up 12 special courts to hear cases of MPs/MLAs by Mar 1: SC

Set up 12 special courts to hear cases of MPs/MLAs by Mar 1: SC

The Supreme Court directed that 12 special courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving lawmakers, should start functioning from March 1 next year and asked the Centre to “forthwith” allocate Rs 7.80 crore proportionately to the respective states. Immediately after the allocation of the funds by the Centre, the concerned state […]

Bridge connecting Uttarkashi to China border collapses

Bridge connecting Uttarkashi to China border collapses

The lone bridge linking Uttarkashi to the China border collapsed today, disconnecting dozens of villages and causing inconvenience to daily commuters, especially school-going children and teachers. The makeshift Gangotri bridge collapsed around 6 am when two trucks were crossing it, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said. No one was hurt in the incident, he said. […]

Amarnath cave shrine not declared as ‘silent zone’, clarifies NGT

Amarnath cave shrine not declared as ‘silent zone’, clarifies NGT

Following protests over its decision, the National Green Tribunal clarified it has not declared a “silence zone” at the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that due silence has to be maintained only in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the ‘ShivaLinga’. The […]

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, with […]

Trump promises giant tax cut as Christmas gift to Americans

Trump promises giant tax cut as Christmas gift to Americans

U.S President Donald Trump has promised a giant tax cut for Americans as a Christmas gift that he said would deliver more jobs and higher wages. Congressional Republicans reached a deal on final tax legislation], clearing the way for final votes on it next week. Trump recognised the tax reform as a campaign promise during […]

Jisha case: Accused gets death sentence

Jisha case: Accused gets death sentence

A court in Kochi awarded death sentence to Ameerul Islam, the lone convict found guilty in the rape and murder case of a 30-year old Dalit law student in Kerala last year. Ernakulam Principal Sessions court judge N. Anil Kumar awarded death penalty to Islam, a migrant labourer from Assam, for committing murder of the […]

Rahul Gandhi visits cyclone-hit areas in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi visits cyclone-hit areas in Kerala

Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi visited some places hit by the Cyclone ‘Ochki’ in southern Kerala that has claimed 66 lives, most of them fishermen, and pitched for a better warning system to prevent recurrence of such tragedies. Addressing the families of fishermen who died in the cyclone and interacting with them, Rahul said the state […]

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