In State vs Activists, Supreme Court To Decide Today On House Arrest

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce today, its verdict on a plea by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking the immediate release of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case and an SIT probe into their arrest.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved the judgment on September 20 after counsel for both parties, including senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harish Salve and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, concluded their submissions.

US reviewing India's development of Chabahar port, says official

Washington: The Trump administration, which is determined to impose fresh set of sanctions on Iran and countries and entities engaged in business with Tehran, is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic, a senior government official has said. 

The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. 

Indian billionaires' wealth rose by Rs 2,200 crore a day in 2018: report

New Delhi/Davos: Indian billionaires saw their fortunes swell by Rs 2,200 crore a day last year, with the top 1 per cent of the country's richest getting richer by 39 per cent as against just 3 per cent increase in wealth for the bottom-half of the population, an Oxfam study said on Monday.

Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season; political war on

Sabarimala: After witnessing unprecedented protests over the entry of women of menstruating age, the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed on Sunday marking the culmination of the over two-month-long stormy annual pilgrimage season.

As the temple closed, the opposition BJP ended its 49-day-long relay hunger strike staged in front of the Secretariat, the administrative hub in Thiruvananthapuram, demanding the lifting of prohibitory orders and restrictions at Sabarimala, which the LDF government rejected.

Lunar Eclipse 2019: Sangam to Bask Under Full Moon Today as Kumbh Devotees Mark Paush Purnima

Allahabad: Sangam — the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati — will bask under the full moon on Monday on the occasion of Paush Purnima, which will mark the second auspicious bath of Kumbh.

Mahagathbandhan an alliance of corruption, negativity: PM

Margao (Goa): Unfazed by the Opposition's show of unity at a rally in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday dismissed it as an alliance of corruption, negativity and instability, saying while those parties have "money power", the BJP has "people's power".

He also said that seats in educational institutes will be increased to implement the 10 per cent general category quota. Modi was addressing BJP's booth-level workers from Lok Sabha constituencies of Kolhapur, Hatkanangle, Madha and Satara in Maharashtra and South Goa through video-conference.

To Avenge Scolding, Thane Teen Allegedly Kills 2-Year-Old Girl

Thane: A girl studying in Class 10 was detained by Murbad police in the Maharashtra district on Sunday for allegedly strangulating neighbour's two-year-old baby.

The incident took place at Tulai village, a police officer said.

The 2-year-old girl went missing while playing near her house on Saturday evening following which local people along with the police launched a search in the area, he said.

NRIs can vote in LS polls through proxies? Key bill awaits Rajya Sabha test

New Delhi: The Law Ministry is looking at a small window for the passage of a key bill to allow proxy voting rights to overseas Indians and make electoral law gender neutral for service voters.

The bill assumes importance as Lok Sabha elections are due in summer.

The Budget session of Parliament, the last session of the present government, will have 11 sittings between January 31 and Februray13.

The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in August, 2018 and has been awaiting Rajya Sabha nod.


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