SC sets Oct 18 deadline for completion of Ayodhya hearing, judgement likely in mid-November

New Delhi, September 18: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set an October 18 deadline for conclusion of hearings in the protracted Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land title dispute, a move that has raised the possibility of a verdict in the politically…

Cabinet decides to ban e-cigarettes

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: The Union Cabinet has given the approval to ban e-cigarettes in the country, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in New Delhi on Wednesday. The production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes…

SC raps Centre on manual scavenging

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the number of deaths of manual scavengers and for not providing them with protective gear, PTI reported. The top Court said over 70 years have passed since…

Rajnath Singh gives the nod for writing the history of India’s borders

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given approval for initiating the work of writing the history of the country’s borders, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. “It is proposed that the work will cover various aspects of…

Fact-finding team picks holes in Assam’s foreigners tribunals

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: A civil society group called United Against Hate that sent a fact-finding team to check on allegations against foreigners tribunals in Assam today said these bodies were trying to declare “as many Bengali Hindus and Muslims…

Yashwant Sinha asked to return from Srinagar Airport

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday reached the Srinagar airport from where he was asked to return to Delhi. Sinha arrived at the Srinagar Airport along with Air Marshal Kapil Kak (Retired) and social activist…

Army of youth being formed to deal with traitors in India: BJP MLA Raja Singh

HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 18: BJP MLA in Telangana Raja Singh on Tuesday said an “army of youths” is being set up to deal with traitors inside the country and to ensure that youngsters come forward for the nation’s security. He said…

CJAR expresses concern over judiciary

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 18: The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms, an NGO, has expressed serious concern over the functioning of the Supreme Court, questioning its approach to issues that it says has raised doubts in the minds of the…

PM Modi says Kashmir decision inspired by Sardar Patel

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday visited the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat to mark his 69th birthday. Addressing a public rally in Kevadiya, Modi spoke on the Statue of Unity, the abrogation of Jammu & Kashmir’s…

Hospitals indulging in fraud will be named and shamed, says Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI, September 17: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said that names of hospitals found involved in any kind of fraudulent practices in the Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme will be put up on its official website to “name and…