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  • ‘79% women, 78% men want a daughter’
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    About 79% of women aged 15 to 49 and 78% of men in the 15-54 age group in India want to have at least one daughter, according to recently released National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data. […]

  • Sedition FIR for threat to destroy Parl, SC
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Police have lodged an FIR under sedition charges against an unidentified person for uploading an inflammatory video on Facebook on Sunday evening against the release of Padmaavat. In the video, the man has allegedly threatened to destroy Parliament and Supreme Court if the film was released and screened. […]

  • Karni Sena offers to watch Padmaavat, but ‘after 5 yrs’
    on January 22, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Shree Rajput Karni Sena said on Monday it is ready to watch the pre-screening of Padmaavat only if it is shown the version of the controversial film which will be released on January 25. It added that it shouldn’t be misguided by being showed any other version. […]

  • Amid stir, theatres in MP & Raj refuse to show Padmaavat
    on January 22, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Three days before its scheduled release, “Padmaavat” faced uncertainty on Monday in at least four states, Rajasthan, MP, Gujarat and Jharkhand, with a majority of distributors and exhibitors unwilling to take the risk of releasing controversial film in the face of protests by Rajput groups. […]

  • MP, Raj move SC, seek right to stall Padmaavat release
    on January 22, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Days after the Supreme Court greenlighted country-wide screening of Padmaavat, the film appears to have run into fresh problems as two states rushed to the SC for an urgent hearing on restoring their right to suspend exhibition of the movie if the law and order situation worsened. […]

  • Ex-judge interfering in graft case probe: CBI
    on January 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    The CBI on Monday said the plea of former Odisha high court judge, IM Quddusi, seeking a court-monitored probe into the leak of confidential transcripts to media, was a “clear attempt at fishing and roving inquiry to gain knowledge of what forms part of case diary”. […]

  • Loya death serious issue, says SC, transfers all cases to itself
    on January 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    The Supreme Court said on Monday that PILs seeking an independent probe into special CBI judge B H Loya’s death raised serious issues which should be decided by looking objectively into all documents without being distracted by allegations. […]

  • J&K: Civilian injured in cross-border firing dies, toll climbs to 15
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    The deceased has been identified as Ram Dass Bawa, a resident of Kanachak. Another civilian was injured in the fifth consecutive day of ceasefire violation, which began on Sunday evening and lasted till Monday. […]

  • Lashkar-e-Taiba issues burqa diktat to Kashmiri women
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    The terror outfit circulated handwritten posters, asking women to follow the Taliban-type dress code and wear loose robes, which only leave the eyes exposed. The poster threatens that if women do not observe complete 'purdah', they will be "responsible for the consequences." […]

  • J&K: Soldier who went missing after avalanche hit Kargil rescued
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    His colleague, however, is still missing. The avalanche, which was triggered by a mild earthquake on January 17, had swept away the army post in Kargil located 17,500 feet above the sea level. […]

  • India’s first-ever women fighter pilots gear up for solo MiG-21 flights
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Within a month or so, an Indian woman will tear into the skies on a supersonic fighter jet all alone for the first time in the country. Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh have already scripted history by becoming the first-ever women to undergo fighter pilot training in IAF.​​​ […]

  • Madhya Pradesh budget session to begin on February 26
    on January 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    "The 31-day budget session will incorporate 18 sittings where state budget for the financial year 2018-19 would be presented to transact government and non-government work. This would be the 16th session of the 14th legislative assembly of MP," according to a communique by Vidhan Sabha secretariat. […]

  • BHU symbol of 'Indianness', JNU of 'un-Indianness': RSS
    on January 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    There are two ideas of India, one that comes from the West which is un-Indian in nature, and the one which is completely Indian, senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya said on Monday. […]

  • 'Leave Congress alone’, Prakash Ambedkar tells parties
    on January 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar aid the Congress’s failure to look beyond appeasing major castes in every state had led to smaller caste groups craving recognition being antagonized. […]

  • BJP nominees for Mungaoli, Kolaras Lok Sabha bypolls likely by February 1
    on January 22, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    "We are ready to face the battle and the party would finalise the names of the candidates during the state election committee meeting and forward them to the national committee for final approval. The names will be declared soon," said BJP state spokesperson Deepak Vijayavargiya. […]

  • After Hegde's 'barking dog remark', Jignesh Mevani calls upon Dalits to defeat BJP in Karnataka
    on January 22, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde targeted the Dalit community and referred to its members as "dogs". In a release, Mevani said, "I call upon the Dalits and other oppressed communities to defeat the BJP, that views Dalits as dogs, in the upcoming election in Karnataka." […]

  • Independent & impartial judiciary must for survival of democracy: Justice Chelameswar
    on January 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    The senior-most judge of the Supreme Court Justice J Chelameswar, who had, along with three other judges, revolted against the Chief Justice of India on allotment of cases to benches of his preferences, said on Monday that "impartial and independent judiciary is must for survival of liberal democracy" and expressed concern over apex court chocking with growing number of pendencies. […]

  • Collegium sends Indu Malhotra, K M Joseph's name as SC judges
    on January 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The collegium had on January 11 decided to recommend the names of Joseph and Malhotra for appointment as apex court judges. The sources said these two names have now been formally sent to the government. […]

  • Displaced border dwellers demand land, bunkers in Jammu and Kashmir
    on January 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    12 persons, including five security personnel, have been killed and over 50 others injured in the unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by Pakistan in the five districts of Jammu, Kathua and Samba along the IB and LoC since Thursday last. […]

  • Srijan scam: CBI grills Bhagalpur DM office nazir, says first FIR was lodged by him
    on January 22, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    The CBI sources are, however, tight-lipped on whether the nazir - Amrendra Kumar Yadav - has revealed names of senior officials on whose direction the money transfer from government bank to Srijan's account began. […]

  • 12th grader kills principal in Pak over 'blasphemy'
    on January 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    The incident occurred within the premises of privately-run Islamia College in Charsadda district. Principal Sareer Khan was killed by Fahim Ashraf who was later arrested with a gun, district police chief Zahoor Afridi said. […]

  • Rival student groups clash at elite Pakistan university
    on January 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Zakaria Zakir, vice chancellor at the University of Punjab, said a group linked to a radical Islamic party clashed with another linked to a nationalist movement in the eastern city of Lahore. Students also turned on the police when they tried to quell the violence. […]

  • US will 'never allow' Iran to have nukes: Pence
    on January 22, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    "I have a solemn promise to Israel, to all the Middle East and to the world -- the United States of America will never allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon," Pence said to applause from Israeli MPs. […]

  • Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed
    on January 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    The Rohingya Muslims have long been treated as outsiders in largely Buddhist Myanmar, derided as "Bengalis" who entered illegally from Bangladesh, even though generations of Rohingya have lived in Myanmar. […]

  • Death toll in Syria's Afrin climbs to 18
    on January 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    The death toll from a Turkish offensive in the Afrin region of northwestern Syria stands at 18 civilians, including women and children, the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia alliance said on Monday. […]

  • US Embassy in Israel to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence says
    on January 22, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    The US Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, US Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern. […]

  • Tillerson visits London embassy after Trump snub
    on January 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    US President Donald Trump earlier this month canceled a trip to London to open the new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse a bad deal agreed by the Obama administration to sell the old one for "peanuts". […]

  • Snowstorm in Tokyo disrupts road, rail and air transport
    on January 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    A rare snowstorm hit Tokyo on Monday, snarling train services, forcing the cancellation of scores of flights and prompting hordes of workaholic Japanese to heed official advice to head home early. […]

  • Turkey detains 24 over social media comments on Syria
    on January 22, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Turkish police have detained 24 people for allegedly "spreading terrorist propaganda" on social media related to Ankara's military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, the interior ministry said on Monday. […]

  • Former Pakistan envoy to US booked for 'maligning' Pakistan
    on January 22, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Pakistan's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, was named in FIRs lodged by three people in two police stations in Kohat district of northwest Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, accusing Pakistan of "maligning" in his books, the Dawn News reported. […]

  • France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles
    on January 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Speaking on arrival at a European foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the 28 ministers would reiterate their concerns over Iran's activities in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria, which he described as destabilising. […]

  • Catalonia's ex-leader Puigdemont named candidate to lead region
    on January 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is the first candidate whose name will be put to a vote in parliament to be the region's president, the house's speaker Roger Torrent said on Monday. Puigdemont's candidacy will be voted on no later than Jan 31. […]

  • US shutdown extends into Monday as crunch vote delayed
    on January 22, 2018 at 10:49 am

    The impasse, the first of its kind since 2013, had already cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president on Saturday. […]

  • Sacked Catalan leader arrives in Denmark
    on January 22, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen today, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid. […]

  • 'Chinese Navy gets new electronic warfare aircraft'
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:59 am

    China has built a new type of electronic warfare aircraft which can cover bigger combat areas such as the South and East China seas and greatly enhance the Navy's capabilities in modern warfare, a media report said on Monday. […]

  • Tokyo gets first 'heavy snow' alert in four years
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Japan's weather agency on Monday issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years, urging people to go home early amid fears of public transport chaos. Japan's northern regions frequently see heavy blankets of snow but such weather is rare in Tokyo. […]

  • Pence, on Israel visit, meets Netanyahu
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

    US Vice President Mike Pence met Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Monday, the 2nd day of a visit to Israel that has been boycotted by the Palestinians. The two men made no comment as Netanyahu welcomed Pence to his office in Jerusalem, where the US Vce President reviewed an honour guard. […]

  • Start of Rohingya return to Myanmar delayed: B'desh 
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:04 am

    The decision comes as tensions have risen in camps holding hundreds of thousands of refugees, some of whom are opposing their transfer back to Myanmar because of lack of security guarantees. […]

  • Tokyo simulates first military attack since WWII
    on January 22, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Hundreds of Tokyo residents scrambled for cover today in the Japanese capital's first evacuation drill for a military attack since World War II, amid ongoing tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme. […]

  • Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Republicans have appeared increasingly confident that Democrats were bearing the brunt of criticism for the shutdown and that they would ultimately buckle. The White House and GOP leaders said they would not negotiate with Democrats on immigration until the government is reopened. […]