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Delhi court issues fresh death warrants, Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged March 3

New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday issued fresh death warrants for March 3 at 6.00am against the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued fresh warrants against death row convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31). This is the third time that death warrants have been issued against them. The first...

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Bettering strained ties: Mamata Banerjee meets Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a one-on-one meeting with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar here Monday, in what is being seen as a sign of thaw in their frosty relationship. Though what exactly transpired at the hour-long meeting at Raj Bhavan was not immediately known, sources said the two discussed ‘various issues’. It was for the first time since Dhankhar assumed office in July last year that the two had...

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Protest in a democracy is fundamental right, but roads should not be blocked: SC on Shaheen Bagh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said people have the fundamental right to protest in a democracy but they should not be blocking roads. “There must be a balance. This could create chaos,” a two-judge bench comprising justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph observed in course of a hearing on the Shaheen Bagh protest that has been blamed for causing inconvenience to people. “The question is where should they protest......

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Best wishes to Arvind Kejriwal for a fruitful tenure, tweets PM Modi

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi chief minister and extended him best wishes for a fruitful tenure. Kejriwal thanked Modi for the wishes and said the Centre and the AAP government must work together to make Delhi a city of pride for all. “I congratulate Shri @ArvindKejriwal on taking oath as Delhi’s CM earlier today. Best wishes to him for a fruitful...

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BJP wants lottery system for questions in House

Bhubaneswar: Non-execution of the lottery system for the members of Odisha Assembly rocked the House Monday forcing Speaker SN Patro to adjourn the House twice during the pre-lunch session. The lottery system would enable House members to place their questions. As the members assembled for the day at 10:30am, Opposition BJP members rushed to the well and...

BJD determined to use Biju logos in PMAY houses

Bhubaneswar: Undeterred by the Opposition criticism, Treasury Bench members in the Odisha Assembly, said Monday that the state government has been using logos of Biju Housing Schemes on the houses constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and that they will continue to do so. When Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Pradipta Naik (BJP) complained in...

Unit-IX assault case: 7 held by police including a juvenile

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police arrested Monday seven persons including one minor for their involvement in the alleged murderous attack on a youth over past enmity at Unit-IX area under Sahidnagar Police limits here, Saturday night. The accused were identified as Suvam Das alias Babu, 19, of Mancheswar Industrial estate, Soumyaranjan Moharana, alias Bapu of Chakeisiani area, Punit...

BJP, Congress engage in war of words over ‘Jamia videos’

New Delhi: A major political row broke out Monday over some videos clips showing purported thrashing of Jamia students in the university library by security personnel in December, with the BJP accusing the Congress of giving “political colour” to the incident and the opposition party alleging that the government was “misusing” the police force as its “muscle...

Huge mass graves in Burundi with 6,000 bodies found

Nairobi: Authorities in Burundi have said they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred decades ago, the largest such discovery in years of work. The East African nation has been unearthing such graves from a past that includes massacres along ethnic lines. Some have warned that the work can be...

Sedition case: 3 Kashmiri engineering students studying in Karnataka, re-arrested

Hubballi (Karnataka): The three Kashmiri engineering college students here, facing sedition charges, were re-arrested Monday after protests broke out against police for releasing them on executing a bond. “They (Kashmiri students) have been arrested again, produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody,” Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner R Dileep informed. The trio, students of a private engineering...

CDS General Bipin Rawat unveils big ticket military reform plans

New Delhi: India will have two to five theatre commands to deal with future security challenges along the western and northern borders and the first one is expected to be operational by 2022, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said Monday. He also announced plans for big ticket military reforms. The COD said the Western...

 

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