SC lifts ban on rallies, dharnas at Jantar Mantar, Boat Club

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today lifted a blanket ban on rallies, dharnas or sit-ins at the Jantar Mantar and Boat Club areas, saying there could not be an “absolute” ban on protests in such localities. The top court also asked the Centre to frame guidelines within two months for according sanctions to such events. A […]

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Jantar Mantar bungalow never alloted to Agnivesh, NGO: Centre

The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that its records show a bungalow on Jantar Mantar Road in the heart of the national capital was allotted to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Smarak Trust and was not allocated to either activist Swami Agnivesh or his NGO. The response of the Ministry of Urban Development to […]

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Justice Verma report’s potency being diluted: Shabana Azmi

Actor-activist Shabana Azmi accused the government of “diluting the potency” of Justice Verma Committee report on sexual crimes by “cherry-picking” its recommendations. “Women activist were happy about the suggestions, but government diluted the potency of the recommendations by cherry-picking suggestions. We must keep pressure on the government so that it implements the report in its […]

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Delhi gangrape: Protests held across the country

Over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old student all angry protests erupted across India with the national capital being the epicentre of demonstrations outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s residence, Police Headquarters and at India Gate. BJP’s Delhi unit also staged protests at Jantar Mantar. Water cannons had been used by the Police to disperse the protesters outside Dikshit’s […]

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Gang-rape case: Delhi Police Commissioner meets Shinde

A meeting of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar held  in the wake of the brutal gang-rape of a girl in Delhi during which it was decided that a drive will be launched to ensure removal of tinted glasses and curtains from buses. It was also decided that the mobile number and […]

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New constitution sought to check corruption

On Sunday an apolitical organisation held a debate to seek a new constitution to eradicate corruption. Dev Nandan said that in order to prevent the nation from “further annihilation, a new constitution is necessary”, at the “Jan Samvidhan Sabha” at Jantar Mantar, president of Prism (Prototype Revolutionary Innovative Sankranti Movement) He said. “It should be […]

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Six Delhi Metro stations to remain shut on Sunday

Six Metro stations in central Delhi will be closed for most part of the day on Sunday, an apparent precautionary step following a call by erstwhile Team Anna to gherao residences of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari over the coal block allocation issue. Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Patel Chowk, Race Course, […]

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Delhi all set for its first Slutwalk

The virtual world was Saturday abuzz with last minute invitations, even as preparations were in full swing for the capital’s first Slut Walk or ‘Besharmi Morcha’ Sunday — a campaign to protest the random use of the word ‘slut’ and sexual violence against women. The official page of the campaign on Facebook, with over 1,450 […]

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Indians continue to support Hazare through SMSes

Despite the recent controversies surrounding civil society members of the Lokpal Bill drafting committee, support for Anna Hazare’s anti-graft campaign continues unabated, as evident from the thousands of SMSes pouring in from across the country, the organisers said Tuesday. An SMS that read – ‘Do you want to volunteer for Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption […]

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Government’s nod to joint panel not end of struggle: Kejriwal

The central government’s acceptance of a joint committee to frame a strong anti-graft legislation is not the end of the struggle as the bill has to be passed by parliament where many “corrupt leaders” are present, social activist Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday. Addressing the gathering at Jantar Mantar where social reformer Anna Hazare has […]

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