Kapil Sibal: No state can deny the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act(CAA) when it is already passed by the Parliament, said Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday. “If the CAA is passed no state can say ‘I will not implement it’. It is not possible and is unconstitutional. You can oppose it, you can pass a resolution in the Assembly and ask the central government to withdraw it. But constitutionally saying that I won’t implement it is going to be problematic and going to create more difficulties,” said the former minister of law and justice on the third day of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF).
A Delhi court on January 17 issued fresh death warrants for February 1, at 6 am against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution scheduled for January 22. Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmed informed the court that Mukesh’s mercy plea was rejected by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 17. Then the warrant was issued.
NATIONAL Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh on January 16 became one of the states to ratify the Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill that proposes to extend quota to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe in Lok Sabha […]
Nirbhaya case: The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain the plea of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case against the death warrant and gave him liberty to challenge it in session’s court. The Delhi government informed the high court during the hearing that the execution of convicts will not take place on January 22 as a mercy plea has been filed by one of them.
Section 144 : The West Bengal state police have enforced prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code(CrPC) to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from holding two back-to-back rallies since Sunday in support of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Cases have also been registered against BJP leaders for violating the orders. Both incidents have taken place in the north Bengal region where the BJP wrested all the Lok Sabha seats from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in 2019.
Kanakapura Chalo: A massive rally of Hindutva outfits, supported by the BJP and RSS, was held in Kanakapura town of Ramanagara district in Karnataka Monday to oppose the building of a Jesus […]
Syama Prasad Mookerjee: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rechristened Kolkata Port Trust after Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.”I announce that the Kolkata Port Trust will now be known as Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee […]
Mamata meets Modi: After facing protests by students for meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Raj Bhawan Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said she was the only leader to meet […]
CAA notified: The provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into effect from Friday after the Home Ministry issued a gazette notification. The CAA, which has led to widespread protests in […]
In 1975 Indira Gandhi entered inside the JNU with police and compelled JNU student Union president Sitaram Yechuri to resign and read an apology letter for speaking against Emergency. TMC: Trinamool Congress […]
Many are tweeting and urging others to boycott her upcoming movie Chhapaak, the hashtag #boycottchhapaak is also trending on the micro-blogging site
USA Judge: Two Indian-origin women have been appointed as judges to the criminal and civil courts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Judge Archana Rao has been appointed to the […]
Bounty on Trump: Iran has offered an $80 million bounty on US President Donald Trump for the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike, […]
Bihar starts NPR: Bihar will launch a data collection drive for the National Population Register (NPR) on May 15 and the exercise will conclude on May 28, deputy chief minister and BJP […]
SGPC: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body of the Sikh community, will be sending a four-member delegation to Pakistan to take stock of the situation following a mob attack on […]
Forex Reserve: The country’s foreign exchange reserves swelled by $2.520 billion to touch a record high of $457.468 billion in the week to December 27, according to RBI data. In the previous […]
CDS: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by June 30 to create an air defence command to enhance the security of India’s skies. He […]
Population growth: On New Year’s day, January 1, an estimated 67,385 babies were born in India — 17% of the estimated 392,078 babies born in the world that day, according to Unicef. […]
Chief of Army: General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday took over as the 28th Chief of Army Staff, helming the 1.3 million-strong force at a time India faces evolving security challenges such […]
TIRUPATI: Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has demanded that the State government allow the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to audit the accounts of the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD) for the past five years and make the report public.