West Bengal: Muslim Body Demands Two Lakh Aid to Each Madrasas in State, Hike in Imam’s Stipend

New Delhi: The All Bengal Minority Youth Federation on Wednesday demanded an aid of Rs 2 lakh each to all the madrasas on the line of the fund provided by the state government to the local clubs. Apart from this demand, the body consisting of Muslim clerics and scholars also sought a hike in the stipend of Imams which is currently pegged at Rs 2,500. The demands came after the Mamata Banerjee government ordered that…

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Old man facing cop with pistol not from Delhi farmers’ protest

Of the many pictures of violence that went viral, one dramatic picture shows an old man with a brick in one hand and a lathi (stick) in the other, facing a security personnel who is pointing his pistol at him. ocial media is still abuzz with pictures and videos from farmers’ protest that choked the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border on Tuesday. Of the many pictures of violence, one dramatic picture shows an old man with a…

"Old man facing cop with pistol not from Delhi farmers’ protest"

Tamil Actor Alleges Sexual Harassment by a Senior Journalist

A 42-year-old actor based in Tamil Nadu has alleged that she was being sexually harassed by journalist Prakash M Swamy since last few years. She went live on Facebook narrating the entire chain of events, seeking action against the said man. In her eight-minute-long video, the actor talks about how she was approached by the journalist soon after her husband’s death in Hong Kong. The journalist had reached out to the actor under the pretext…

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Broadcast Ministry Directs J&K Schools to Celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’

‘All the authorities shall send one page report of all the activities conducted along with pictures and videos to this office through directorates of school education in Jammu and Kashmir and also upload the same on their respective website.’ Srinagar: Schools across Jammu and Kashmir have been directed to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’ on September 29, with strict instructions to heads of all educational institutions to submit proof of the celebrations in form of pictures…

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It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels: AMIT SHAH

While addressing the party’s social media volunteers in Rajasthan’s Kota recently, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said that the group had the power to make any message go viral, whether real or fake. “All of Rahul Gandhi’s followers are foreigners, don’t be afraid of hired goons. It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels. Keep making messages go viral. We have already made a WhatsApp…

"It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels: AMIT SHAH"

Only 16% houses built in four years of urban housing scheme under PMAY

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the forerunner in the urban housing scheme with 1,33,663 homes built in the state, according to the data available on the PMAY website. Only a little over 16 per cent of houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) have been completed in the four years that the scheme has been active. A total of one crore houses for the urban poor are supposed to be constructed by 2022…

"Only 16% houses built in four years of urban housing scheme under PMAY"

Candidates cannot be disqualified on filing of chargesheet, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today ruled that it cannot issue a disqualification to bar those candidates from contesting elections against whom a chargesheet has been filed in criminal offences. The judgment was pronounced by a Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The Court noted that the Indian Constitution clearly provides that it is the Parliament that has to make the law concerning…

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MPs, MLAs not barred from practising law, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today ruled that Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MPs and MLAs) cannot be barred from practicing law. The Court made it clear that Rule 49 of the the Bar Council of India Rules is applicable only to full-time salaried employees, and does not cover legislators within its ambit. The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud in a…

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Debasish Kar Gupta J. to be Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta HC from Sept 25

The Central Government has notified that Justice Debasish Kar Gupta will be taking over as Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court following the impending retirement of Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. Chief Justice Bhattacharya is due to retire from office on September 25. Accordingly, the notification issued yesterday states that Justice Debasish Kar Gupta, being the next senior most judge of the High Court, will be tasked with the duties of the Chief Justice…

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MP CM Chouhan Moves to Dilute SC/ST Act After Protests by Upper Castes

The Supreme Court, on March 20 this year, had placed safeguards on the provisions for immediate arrest under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. In a move aimed at placating protesting upper caste groups in his poll-bound state, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced he will ensure that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is “not misused and no one will be arrested…

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