Centre seeks stay of SC order on SC/ST law

NEW DELHI, May 3: The Centre on Thursday demanded a stay on the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act, with the top court saying it was “100 per cent” in favour of protecting the rights of these communities and…

Rahul never disrespected Deve Gowda, says Congress after Modi’s attack

Bengaluru, May 3: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has not shown any disrespect towards JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda as claimed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party said. Hitting back, the Congress said it was Modi who “disrespected” his two…

Modi plays nationalism card, rakes up surgical strike in Karnataka

Kalaburagi (Karnataka), May 3: Playing the nationalism card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress of “insulting national heroes” and the Indian Army by “questioning” the veracity of cross-border surgical strikes. He also said that Congress president Rahul…

18 journalists killed in India in 5 years between 2012-2016: UNESCO

New Delhi, May 3: The number of journalists killed all over the world has seen a sharp rise in five years, with 530 such deaths — 18 of them in India — being reported from 2012 to 2016-end, a UNESCO…

No question of eulogising Jinnah in India: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, May 3: The controversy over Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait in the union hall of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) refuses to die down. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that there was no question of eulogising, or…

Sushma Swaraj to visit Myanmar; focus on Rohingyas

New Delhi, May 3: Announcing her visit at a media briefing here on Thursday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the two countries would discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as other issues of mutual interest…

SC collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph’s elevation

NEW DELHI, May 2: The Supreme Court collegium has defered its decision on the Centre’s request to reconsider name of Uttarakhand high court Chief Justice KM Joseph for elevation to the top court. The collegium, which comprises Chief Justice Dipak…

After Red Fort, Govt to include more monuments under ‘adopt a heritage’ for private players: Alphons

NEW DELHI, May 2: Notwithstanding criticism over the government’s decision to give Red Fort to a corporate for upkeep, Tourism Minister K J Alphons on Wednesday insisted that his ministry will expand the “adopt a heritage site” project to put…

No breach into Aadhaar database, clarifies UIDAI

New Delhi, May 2: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday said there is absolutely no breach into Aadhaar database from its servers. The UIDAI has clarified regarding media report about the alleged data breach from a website…

J Dey killing: Chhota Rajan convicted, Jigna Vora acquitted

Mumbai, May 2: A Mumbai court today convicted gangster Chhota Rajan in the murder case of journalist J Dey while acquitting former journalist Jigna Vora and another accused in the case due to lack of evidence. Besides Rajan, special MCOCA…