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Move to appoint Lokpal comes after pressure on govt: Anna Hazare

Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 18, 2019, 11:49 am IST Updated: Mar 18, 2019, 11:49 am IST Ralegan Siddhi: After the Lokpal selection panel reportedly cleared the name of a retired Supreme Court Judge for the ombudsman’s post, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has said that the …

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Robert Vadra ‘endorses’ Rahul’s statement on equality before law

Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 15, 2019, 1:41 pm IST Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 1:41 pm IST New Delhi: Businessman Robert Vadra on Friday “endorsed” Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s statement on equality before the law. During an interaction with students of Chennai’s Stella Maris College earlier …

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SC adjourns hearing on bail plea of Sajjan Kumar in anti-Sikh riot case

Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Mar 15, 2019, 2:10 pm IST Updated: Mar 15, 2019, 2:10 pm IST New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned till March 25 the hearing on the bail application of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is undergoing life imprisonment in …

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India welcomes France’s freeze of JeM chief’s assets

Category: India Posted by Shameen Published: Mar 15, 2019, 11:58 pm IST Updated: Mar 16, 2019, 12:03 am IST New Delhi: India on Friday welcomed France’s decision to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. “We welcome the decision taken by France to sanction Masood Azhar, Chief of …

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Muslim bodies condemn New Zealand mosques attack

New Delhi : A number of prominent Muslim bodies in India on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch in which at least 49 people were killed. Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mehmood Madni said that the incident was painful and condemnable. “This is very painful …

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A compromise is still possible: on Ayodhya dispute

The Supreme Court’s attempt to maintain Hindu-Muslim harmony through a mediated settlement of the long-standing Babri Masjid dispute deserves appreciation. But it has raised a couple of concerns too. One relates to the choice of a mediator, and the other to the efficacy of mediation at this stage. Mediator neutrality …

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US agents faked trail to infiltrate as LeT recruits

NEW YORK: US intelligence agents laid a cyber trail all the way to a fake terror camp in Pakistan, mastered idioms and style of Islamic terrorists giving a convincing portrayal of jihadis in a bid to infiltrate a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) recruitment ring. In what seemed to read like a spy-thriller …

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HC seeks response on plea seeking women’s entry into Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Delhi government to respond to a plea seeking directions to allow the entry of women into the sanctum sanctorum of the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. The court was hearing a plea seeking directions for framing of guidelines …

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Jammu University professor suspended for terrorist remark on Bhagat Singh

Jammu : A professor of Jammu University was suspended on Friday for his alleged terrorist remark against freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The action came after some students complained against the professor, Mohammad Tajuddin, of the university’s political science department, on Thursday. The incident came to light after a video clip …

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