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. 

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.

UP cop suspended after video of woman falling at his feet goes viral

Lucknow: A UP police inspector was on Sunday suspended after a viral video showed an elderly woman touching his feet, urging him to register an FIR.

Brahma Devi (75) had approached Tej Prakash Singh posted at the Gudamba Police Station here to register a case after her 20-year-old grandson, Akash Yadav, was crushed to death at a plywood factory where he worked on January 18.

Opposition 'vilifying EVMs' to explain impending defeat, says PM Modi

Margao: Unfazed by the Opposition's show of unity at a rally in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 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.

PM 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.

Indian groups in UAE miss deadline to suggest changes in new draft Immigration Act

Dubai: Several Indian expatriate groups in the UAE have missed the deadline to recommend changes in India's new draft Immigration Act and demanded the extension of the last day for rasing concerns, said a media report.

The new draft bill is slated to replace the Immigration Act of 1983. Indian Government had invited public feedback for the new draft law that proposes, among other things, mandatory registration of Indians going abroad for work, setting up of an Emigration Management Authority to ensure the welfare and protection of emigrants.

Mukesh Ambani Among 100 CEOs From India To Attend Davos Summit

Davos: The rich and powerful from across the globe will flock to the ski resort town of Davos on the Swiss Alps for five days beginning Monday to discuss what's ailing the world amid fears of the global economy sleepwalking into a crisis, with more than 100 CEOs from India expected to be in attendance.


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