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Top 10 news today: Shiv Sena blasts Modi over Ghulam Ali words, Irani vs Nirupam, Chandigarh thunderstorm, govt blocks two websites, more

Fri October 16 2015, 7:51 am
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    Shiv Sena invokes Modi's past over his views on Ghulam Ali event cancellation
    Stepping up its ante against the government after Narendra Modi termed as "unfortunate" the cancellation of Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena today invoked the Prime Minister's past saying he "is known and respected due to Godhra and Ahmedabad". Sena MP Sanjay Raut termed as "unfortunate" Modi's views on cancellation of Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali's concert. "The world knows Narendra Modi due to Godhra and Ahmedabad and we respect him for the same reason. If the same Narendra Modi has called the controversy surrounding Ghulam Ali and (former Pakistan minister) Khurshid Kasuri unfortunate, then it is indeed unfortunate for all of us," he said. (PTI)

  • delhi high court

    No settlement reached between Irani and Nirupam: HC told
    No compromise could be reached between Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam, who have filed defamation cases against each other, their counsel informed the Delhi High Court today. Justice Suresh Kait had referred the matter to mediation on August 13, but the counsel for Irani and Nirupam told him a compromise could not be worked out. Following this, the court issued a formal notice to Nirupam on Irani's plea for quashing of the summons issued to her by a trial court on a complaint filed by the Congress leader. As Nirupam's counsel told the court that a response on behalf of the Congress leader has already been filed, Justice Kait noted since it was not on record it should be filed again within two weeks. (PTI)

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    "The five persons had attached a plastic awning to a dilapidated wall of an Eidgah under which they used to sleep at night", said Dinesh Sah, Deputy Superintendent of Police and Circle Officer in-charge of Jhusi police station. (Representative Image; Source: Reuters)

  • isis

    Govt blocks two websites, Facebook pages of ISIS propaganda
    Cracking its whip on terror propaganda being carried on Internet, government today ordered banning of two websites and some pages on social networking site Facebook after it was found that they contained material detrimental to the country's sovereignty. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting in which officials from Department of Telecom, Home Ministry and central security agencies participated. The meeting was convened by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a nodal agency under Ministry of Communications, that deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing. (Reuters)

  • black money

    Black money: India seeks Swiss a/c details of ex-minister's kin
    In the latest disclosure on suspected black money cases being probed by India, Switzerland today said it has received a request for information about former union minister Vasant Sathe's son and daughter-in-law. The request for 'administrative assistance' in the case of Subhash Vasant Sathe and his wife Indrani Vasant Sathe has been disclosed by the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) in its latest gazette notification about such matters. This is the latest in a series of such disclosures made by the FTA about information requests from India and other countries with which Switzerland has mutual assistance treaties in tax-related cases. (Reuters)

  • Shobhaa De

    Clarify to Maha Assembly your tweets: SC to Shobhaa De
    The Supreme Court today asked author Shobhaa De to respond to the breach of privilege notice issued by the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly against her to clarify that her tweets on Marathi movies has "remotely nothing" to do with the conduct of the House. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant told the socialite-columnist to file her reply within a fortnight. "To put the controversy at rest, we require the petitioner (De) to file a reply before the 1st Respondent (Maharashtra Assembly) stating that whatever she had stated has remotely nothing to do with the conduct of the Maharashtra State Legislative Assembly. (Reuters)

  • arun jaitley

    Writers returning awards a "manufactured paper rebellion": Arun Jaitley
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today termed the steady stream of writers returning Sahitya Academy awards as a "manufactured paper rebellion" against the government in the wake of a "manufactured crisis". In a Facebook post titled "A manufactured revolt – Politics by other means," he said, "The death by lynching of a member of minority community at Dadri was extremely unfortunate and condemnable. No right thinking person can ever rationalise and condone such an action. Such incidents bring a bad name to the country." (PTI)

  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad

    Opposition to uniform civil code an 'insult' to judiciary: VHP
    VHP today said opposition to the introduction of a uniform civil code in the country was an "insult" to the judiciary, and alleged that Congress was doing so for its vote bank politics. The VHP also accused the Congress of instigating Muslims, and appealed to the opposition party and the community to shed their obstinacy and come forward in paving the way for bringing uniform civil code while following Supreme Court directions. "The reaction by Congress and Muslim fundamentalists on the Supreme Court direction for bringing about the Uniform Civil Code is an insult to the judiciary and also against the country's interests. "VHP appeals to the Congress and the Muslim community to leave aside their obstinacy and follow the Supreme Court directions and come forward to pave the way for common civil code," VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jail said.
    (Image Caption: VHP leader Sadhvi Pragya Bharati leads a dharna of Sadhus over various demands in Bhopal on Thursday. (PTI))

  • narendra modi subhash chandra bose

    Process to declassify Netaji files to begin in Jan next year
    The secret files related to Subhas Chandra Bose will be declassified by the central government beginning January 23 next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today as he met Netaji's family members and declared "there is no need to strangle history". He said he will also urge foreign governments to declassify files on Netaji available with them by writing to them and personally taking up with foreign leaders, beginning with Russia in December. His announcement regarding an issue that has been hanging fire for seven decades came when he received 35 family members of Bose at his official residence here and interacted with them for an hour.
    (Image Caption: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a portrait of Netaji by the family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, at 7, Race Course Road, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI))

  • shiv sena

    BJP to discuss probability of parting ways with ally Sena
    Amidst signs of growing fissures between the two allies in Maharashtra, the BJP-led state government will discuss the "probability of snapping ties" with the Shiv Sena after it asked BJP to opt out of coalition government if they have any problems with their ally. The "probability of snapping ties" with the Shiv Sena would be discussed in a joint meeting of BJP ministers and party functionaries tomorrow, a top BJP leader has said. According to the party functionary, BJP wants the Shiv Sena to "quit" from power. On the contrary another senior BJP leader has said that Sena would not "dare" to take the extreme decision.
    (Image Caption: Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray pay homage to martyrs of 1857, outside CST in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI))

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