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    Kargil's Mass Protest in Sub-Zero Temperatures Over Leh's HQ Status Continues

    Jammu: The decision to make Ladakh an administrative division - on par with the two divisions of Jammu and Kashmir - with its headquarters in Leh, has sparked fury in other parts of the region. Protests began in Kargil last week, the second district within Ladakh, to demand that the HQ rotate between the two towns. The new division is to be established on February 18....

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Manipuri Student Who Led Protests Against Citizenship Bill in Delhi Arrested

    New Delhi: A four-member joint team of the Delhi police and Manipur police picked up a student leader from Manipur from his rented accommodation in south Delhi on February 15 evening without citing any reasons. Thokchom Veewon, formerly the president of the Manipur Students' Union of Delhi (MSAD) and now an advisor for the outfit, has been at the forefront of protests...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    SC Directs Centre to Make Appointments of Information Commissioners More Transparent

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued a slew of directions to the Centre and the state government to make the appointment process of information commissioners and chief information commissioners to the central and state information commissions more transparent and timely. It also directed that the process of filling up the posts of information commissioners...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    EC Sets Aside Plea Seeking De-Recognition of Ruling Party NDPP in Nagaland

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (EC) has dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of registration of the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which leads the alliance government in Nagaland. The petition, under Section 29A of the Representation of People's Act, 1951, was filed by a resident of the state, Zeneisilie Ate Louchii, in December...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Bhupen Hazarika's Son: Would Be a 'Tremendous Honour' to Receive Father's Bharat Ratna

    New York: Tej Hazarika, son of famed Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has said he has been invited by the Indian government to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father and it will be his 'tremendous honour' to receive the country's highest civilian award. 'The Government of India has graciously extended me an invitation to accept the...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    With Jaipur Gaushala in Fund Crunch, Hundreds of Cows Starve to Death

    Jaipur: Hundreds of cows have died, allegedly due to starvation, at the Hingonia cattle rehabilitation centre as the Akshay Patra Foundation, the outsourced agency for its maintenance, has run out of funds. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has not paid the agency's bills since October and the dues now stand at Rs 11.8 crore. After the matter came to light, the mayor has...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    In UP, a Well's Water Turned White, but Official Says It's 'Too Cold' to Inspect

    'People noticed that the water changed colours that very morning. It has never happened before,' said Rajendra, a resident of Baktakhurd village in Chitrakoot's Pahari block. He was describing the water of an age-old well, which went from being clear to cloudy white almost overnight on January 30. 'It has a very foul smell, but I don't know what it has been...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Assam Court Asks Union Minister Rajen Gohain to Appear in Rape Case

    New Delhi: A local court in Assam on Thursday ordered Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain to appear before it on April 5 in the hearing of a rape case. On Thursday, Gohain, a four-time BJP MP from the Nagaon parliamentary constituency of the state, failed to appear before the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Nagaon. Later, speaking to local media, Gohain...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    SC to Hear Plea Against 1993 Central Law on Land Acquisition Near Disputed Site in Ayodhya

    New Delhi: The Supreme court on Friday, decided to hear a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of a 1993 central law by which the government acquired 67.703 acres of land, including the disputed premises of Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid, in Ayodhya. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi tagged the matter, with the main petition on...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    AMU Sedition Row: The Sequence of Events

    Aligarh: On Thursday, senior superintendent of police Aligarh Akash Kulhary hinted that the sedition charges against 14 students of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) may be dropped. 'We are not so casual that we will sustain such charges against students if there is no evidence. We will absolutely drop it. But we need to confirm that there is no evidence to back this charge,' he told NDTV. The students...

    • 13 hrs ago

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