Month: April 2017

Kashmir protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calls Governor Vohra for talks

As Jammu & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra required the PDP and BJP to meet him separately Tuesday and simplify their stand on government formation in the state, the PDP sent clear signals that the return of the coalition was “just a phone call away.” Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “amenable” to discussions with all stakeholders to reestablish peace in the region but that no dialogue was possible in the face of bullets and stones. Sources in Srinagar told government formation in the state “wouldn’t be so difficult” if PM Narendra Modi or...

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Sukma Ambush – The Final Battle Against Maoists Would Be Fought In Chhattisgarh, Says CM

Chief Minister Raman Singh announced on Friday the final battle against Maoists will be combated in Chhattisgarh, and his government would not sit idle till there was a peaceful development in the Bastar region. Lately, a Chhattisgarh cop mentioned that the Maoist Chief Situ had camped in Sukma to plan the CPRF Ambush. He was responding to a discussion over an adjournment motion notice in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on the recent Maoist attack in the Sukma district, in which about 25 CRPF jawans were killed. The main opposition Congress had also sought the discussion. Singh said, “The final battle...

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Lokpal Can Be Elected Without Leader Of Opposition, Says Supreme Court

India’s anti-corruption watchdog can be designated in the absence of a head of the opposition, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, calling the 2013 law in its current form a useful piece of legislation. A bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi quoted provisions of the law to hold that the appointment of chairperson or member of the Lokpal will not develop a disability “merely because of the reason of any vacancy in the selection committee.” Earlier, The Supreme Court has questioned the Central government‘s logic behind making Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns, asking whether this would indeed be...

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Arvind Kejriwal will Introspect for the Mistake after MCD election loss

In New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party faced with the embarrassing defeat in the Delhi municipal elections, Arvind Kejriwal today admitted that the party had made “mistakes,” also said that would “introspect and course correct” soon. The Delhi Chief Minister, who posted a short statement on Twitter this morning, Mr. Kejriwal stated that based on his interactions with “volunteers and voters,” it was evident that the party “made mistakes” and there was a need to go back to the “drawing board”. Three days after the party was upset by the BJP in the Delhi municipal polls. Read also BJP-No Beef Ban...

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