‘Decision on convicts will be fair’

Governor denies referring matter to Home Ministry Clarifying that no reference had been made to the Union Home Ministry in connection with the release of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday said a decision would be taken in a just and …

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BJP’s outreach to OBCs, Dalits

The BJP’s booth campaign strategy in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election will also involve an outreach to the Other Backward Classes and the Dalits. The strategy, prepared and circulated among members of the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit, makes this clear. The note lays down an explicit requirement: …

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SC poser to judge on Babri trial deadline

The court said Mr. Singh should face charges as soon as he ‘ceases’ to be Governor. In its 40-page judgment in April 2017, the Supreme Court had invoked its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142. It had evoked the maxim — ‘Let justice be done though the heavens fall.’ Besides …

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377 verdict has inbuilt firewall

SC thwarts any future attempts to bring back criminalisation of homosexuality Within the pages of the Supreme Court judgment decriminalising homosexuality contains a safeguard against any attempts by governments, present and future, to enact laws to make homosexuals criminals again. The five-judge Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of Dipak …

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Doubt if panchayat polls are on track: Mir

J&K Cong. to clear its stand next week Jammu and Kashmir Congress president G.A. Mir on Saturday expressed doubt over the holding of panchayat and local bodies elections in the State, saying the party would clear its stand after a review meeting next week. He said the administration had announced …

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KCR can’t decide poll dates: CEC

Rawat terms remarks preposterous Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O.P. Rawat on Friday termed caretaker Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s remarks about the schedule of fresh polls preposterous. He said an EC team would visit the State on September 11 to assess poll preparedness to decide the timing. “The Commission …

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SC puts off hearing on Kashmir special status

The Supreme Court on Friday bowed to the Centre’s wish to postpone hearing on the legality of Article 35A, giving special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, till the panchayat elections in the State are over in order to avoid law and order problems. Appearing before a Bench …

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Governor to take oath in J&K today

Satyapal Malik, the newly-appointed Governor of J&K, will be administered the oath of office on Thursday, ending the five-decade-long practice of retired bureaucrats being appointed to the post, officials said on Wednesday. Mr. Malik,72, has experience of working with almost all political hues of the country, and will be the …

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Jitters over Article 35A eclipse Id festivities

SC to hear plea on August 27 Violence-marred Kashmir valley witnessed a rare buzz in the markets on Tuesday, eve of Id-ul-Azha. However, festivities were eclipsed by anxiety about the fate of Article 35A, scheduled for hearing in the Supreme Court on August 27. Women and children were seen swarming …

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