Children urge PM to champion their cause

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Over 25,000 children have sent postcards to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to keep issues that concern them in focus at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, NGO World Vision India said. The over 25,000 postcards from children across the country represent the voices of over 400 million children in India,… Read more »

Hindu terror remark: Plea to make PM, Sonia witness

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A plea was on Thursday filed in a Delhi court to seek its nod to examine Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi as witnesses in a private complaint case filed against Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his alleged “Hindu terror” remarks made at Jaipur. Taking up the application, Metropolitan Magistrate Harun… Read more »

Coal blocks scam: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigns

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Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned on Friday following mounting pressure from the opposition, demanding his removal. Kumar has been under severe attack by the opposition for vetting the CBI report on coal block allocation scam, with the Supreme Courtmaking critical observations over it. Kumar’s resignation was the second in Congress’ cabinet on Friday just hours after that of Railway… Read more »

Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s wife moves SC for stay of hanging

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Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s wife moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of his execution, Devinderpal Singh Bhullar was a Khalistani militant. Ram Jethmalani, appearing for the petitioner, mentioned the matter before a bench headed by CJI Altamas Kabir. Jethmalani sought a stay on the hanging of Bhullar who is facing death sentence for a terror attack in New Delhi… Read more »

Sikh protests at 10 Janpath, Congress office

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On the second day of protests, Sikh groups shouted slogans outside Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s residence and the Congress office Thursday, over the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Burning effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sajjan Kumar, different Sikh groups gathered outside Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence. “Over… Read more »

India demands justice from Pakistan after Sarabjit’s death

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Justice for the death of Sarabjit Singh has been demanded by the India from Pakistan  in a “barbaric” attack in a Lahore jail with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying it was “‘particularly regrettable” it did not heed pleas to take a humanitarian view of the prisoner’s case. As an outraged government and political parties across the spectrum showed solidarity with… Read more »

Law to prevent crime against women soon: Sonia

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A law to prevent crime against woman will pass soon in the country according to the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Sonia, who was speaking after the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology here in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said the UPA government had taken various… Read more »

Rioting case: Kejriwal, Bhushan comply with summons & released

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Delhi court released  Amid high drama, Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan and other members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) when they appeared before it following summonses for alleged involvement in rioting cases in New Delhi last year. The court released Kejriwal, Bhushan, Manish Sisodia and 23 others on an undertaking that they will appear before it to… Read more »

Women activists urge president not to sign sexual crime ordinance

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Women groups on Saturday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign the ordinance of Criminal Law amendments passed by the Cabinet. Human rights lawyer Vrinda Grover said, “The ordinance is complete betrayal of the people’s faith.” She also questioned as to why the ordinance remained silent on Armed s Special Powers Act. “Justice Verma Committee… Read more »

BJP may revoke Ram Jethmalani’s suspension

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According to the sources, “the suspension may be revoked of veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani from the BJP, for daring the party to act against him on the issue of appointment of CBI director.” Indications to this effect were available after Jethmalani met senior leader L K Advani and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari this morning. Jethmalani was… Read more »