Current News in India
The Supreme Court of India became "lions under the throne" when Jawaharlal Nehru brought in the fourth amendment in 1955, says T C A Srinivasa Raghavan.
'I can barely see anything in the news about the farmer protests, and all I've seen of Nirav Modi is that he can't come home because he's busy, and that the CBI is writing letters begging him to please at least call the Indian embassy, no?'
"A solution has been put on the table. It is for Andhra Pradesh to decide whether they want the resources or they want to make an issue (out of it)," he said.
Bharatvani, when it is complete, will revive languages in India that are on the verge of extinction.
The TDP supremo said he had not contacted any party yet but given the 'TDP's credibility' they were supporting the no-trust motion.
A White House official said the US is prepared to take actions on its own to safeguard its personnel in Afghanistan.
He said India has a rich tradition and a long history of both discovery and use of science and technology.
The strike is expected to be observed in key cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune among other cities.
Former Union minister Y S Chowdary says TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu is talking to various political parties to gather support for the party's no-confidence motion against the NDA government.
“I do not yet know his political views. But, (my stand is that) I won’t take sides. I have no religion. I believe in all religions, I believe in amity,” Kamal told TOI on Friday, in what seemed a mild dig at Rajinikanth and his avowed ‘spiritual politics’.
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that 307 Pakistani prisoners, including fishermen, are lodged in Indian jails and detention centres, and 56 of them have already completed their jail term but could not be repatriated as Islamabad refuses to recognise them as its citizens.
Brushing aside attorney general K K Venugopal’s objections to the PIL petitioner’s locus standi and argument against judicial intervention at this stage, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked, “Why can’t you file the probe status report in a sealed cover before us? We will not share it with the petitioner.”
The victim's family agreed to pay Rs 8,000 for an ambulance and another Rs 8,000 for a doctor. The family had requisitioned both ambulance and doctor through a nursing home at Nababhaat in Burdwan. It was only on reaching Kolkata hospital the family discovered that the man who claimed to be the doctor was an AC mechanic.
Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the country will soon have potable water from sea at just 5 paise per litre. Trials for conversion of seawater into potable water have started in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
Delhi Police has registered an FIR against a Jawaharlal Nehru University professor after a group of students alleged that he had been sexually harassing them. The women had approached the Vasant Kunj (north) police station claiming that the professor was in the habit of making explicit remarks on their clothes and touched them inappropriately while delivering lessons.
While the current hostility between India and Pakistan has largely been attributed to a raid on an Indian residential complex in Islamabad, it might owe its genesis also to Pakistan’s attempts to block all Indian government websites (gov.in) in May 2017.
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal’s unconditional apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia led to an open revolt in its Punjab unit, with state unit president Bhagwant Mann and co-president Aman Arora resigning from their posts in protest on Friday. Lok Insaaf Party (LIP), which has two MLAs, too announced it would end its alliance with AAP.
After defeating BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, SP and BSP have the opportunity to put their alliance to another trial — bypolls for Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly seats due within next five months. The two seats fell vacant following the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh and MLA Lokendra Singh.