CBI, ED can also arrest Shajahan Sheikh apart from state police: Calcutta HC

Shajahan Sheikh

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court Wednesday directed that Trinamool Congress leader Shajahan Sheikh, the main accused in sexual atrocities on women and land grabbing at Sandeshkhali, can be arrested by the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) or the West Bengal Police. On a prayer by the state's advocate general, the court clarified its order of February 26 in which it had ordered the arrest of Sheikh by the police authority. A...

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Mizoram Assembly adopts resolution against Centre’s decision to fence India-Myanmar border

Mizoram Assembly

Aizawl: The Mizoram Assembly Wednesday adopted a resolution opposing the Centre's decision to fence the India-Myanmar border and scrap the Free Movement Regime (FMR) with the neighbouring country. The resolution, moved by Home Minister K Sapdanga, urged the Centre to reconsider its decision. It urged the Union government to instead take steps to ensure that Zo ethnic people, "who have been divided in different countries, are unified under one administrative unit"....

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Law panel may propose simultaneous polls in 2029, adding chapter in Constitution

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New Delhi: The Law Commission is likely to recommend adding a new chapter to the Constitution on 'one nation, one election' and holding the gigantic democratic exercise of simultaneous polls for Lok Sabha, state assemblies and local bodies across the country by mid-2029, sources said Wednesday. The Commission, under Justice (retd) Ritu Raj Awasthi, would recommend an amendment to the Constitution to add the "new chapter or part" on simultaneous elections,...

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Trump defeats Indian-American Nikki Haley in Michigan primary, Biden wins Democratic primary

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Washington: Incumbent US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump won their respective parties' Michigan's presidential primaries Tuesday, and the two candidates continue marching toward a likely rematch in the November 2024 race for the White House. Trump easily defeated his main rival, Indian-American Nikki Haley, winning yet another early contest and additional delegates — bringing him one step closer to being able to formally secure the Republican Party's nomination....

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Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA and former Odisha minister Prafulla Samal Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Bhubaneswar in connection with its probe into alleged financial irregularities in an educational institution in Bhadrak district. Samal's son Prayaskanti has been named as the main accused in the corruption of Barpada School of Engineering and Technology (BSET) and is...

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Baripada: President of India Droupadi Murmu Wednesday arrived in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj on a four-day visit. Governor of Odisha Raghubar Das, Additional DG of police and Mayurbhanj Collector were among others present at the temporary helipad at a football ground in Sukruli to receive the President, who arrived there by a Special Indian Air Force flight from Ranchi....

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Hockey India refutes allegations levelled by Janneke Schopman and Elena Norman

New Delhi: Hockey India Wednesday dismissed the allegations levelled by former women's team coach Janneke Schopman and departing CEO Elena Norman. Schopman and Norman had earlier reportedly stated that there is a "discord within the organisation". To this, the national federation released a joint statement by HI president Dilip Tirkey and secretary general Bhola Nath Singh, denying...


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