FE Online | April 18, 2018 5:15 PM
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has demanded that the central government grant 15 per cent quota to poor people who belong to upper caste.
Tamil Nadu Governor says ‘sorry’ for pat on cheek, female scribe accepts apology but ‘not convinced’; read full statementFE Online | April 18, 2018 5:20 PM
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who came for serious flak from several quarters for patting the cheek of a woman journalist instead of responding to her question at a presser, on Wednesday apologized.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 4:45 PM
In a shocking incident, an executive officer of the Barabanki Nagar Panchyat was allegedly thrashed by a number of people during a board meeting.
Who was Tahir merchant? 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict and Dawood aide who played key role in conspiracyFE Online | April 18, 2018 4:46 PM
Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case, passed away early on Wednesday morning. Merchant, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, was extradited to India from Abu Dhabi and was arrested by the CBI in 2010.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 6:39 PM
Headed by Justice BS Chauhan, the Commission has recommended that BCCI should be classified as “state” under Article 12 of the Constitution so that it is answerable to authorities like the Supreme Court.
IANS | April 18, 2018 3:57 PM
Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 3:42 PM
A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb suggested that internet was present even during the time of Mahabharata, which drew criticism for him from several quarters, the state’s Governor has come out in his support.
Mecca Masjid case: Javed Akhtar takes brutal jibe at NIA, says ‘they can now probe inter-community marriages’FE Online | April 18, 2018 6:15 PM
Country’s top organisation to probe militant attacks, National Investigative Agency, is facing heat from a section of Opposition parties for not being able to prove charges against all accused of 2007 Mecca Masjid Blast case.
PTI | April 18, 2018 3:30 PM
Under fire for patting the cheek of a woman journalist, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit today tendered an apology to her.
Kathua rape case: Six months imprisonment for those who disclose victim’s identity, rules Delhi High CourtFE Online | April 18, 2018 3:28 PM
The Delhi High Court has said that anyone who discloses the identity of the rape victim in the gruesome rape and murder case from Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir, can be imprisoned for a period of 6 months.
Ram Nath Kovind in Jammu: President terms Kathua rape shameful, says society responsible for safety of childrenFE Online | April 18, 2018 2:44 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind termed the Kathua rape and murder case a ‘shameful’ incident. “After, 70 years of independence such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing.”
Kathua, Unnao cases: Rape, murder dehumanise societies in profoundly dangerous ways, says UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPTI | April 18, 2018 2:18 PM
Acts of rape and murder “dehumanise societies” and letting the perpetrators of such crimes go unpunished is a “warning” sign for all, the head of UN’s agency on women empowerment said, amid the outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 2:08 PM
SC ST Act: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, three states which have BJP governments, will be seeking a review of the Supreme Court order on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 1:59 PM
Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav is today getting engaged in Bihar’s capital city of Patna. The 30-year-old is getting engaged to Aishwarya Rai, the daughter of former Bihar minister Chandrika Rai.
IANS | April 18, 2018 1:57 PM
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who has been battling left-wing extremists in the state for the last 15 years, says he is ready to talk to Maoists — but only if their top leadership comes to the table.
IANS | April 18, 2018 1:49 PM
Indian animation pioneer and multiple National Award winner Bhimsain Khurana is dead. He was 82.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 1:54 PM
The Congress party released a video criticising Modi government’s decision, it said, “As ATMs across the country bleed dry, it appears like the ghost of Modi Govt’s demonetisation has returned to haunt the country. Who is to blame for this financial turmoil?”
PTI | April 18, 2018 1:37 PM
A 26-year-old man, who died in an accident, has given a fresh lease of life to four other persons, by donating his heart, liver and kidneys, doctors of a city hospital today said.
Air India shocker: Junior pilots say commander threatened to hit them with axe mid-air, probe orderedFE Online | April 18, 2018 1:42 PM
An Air India commander has landed the national carrier in the thick of cotroversy over reports suggesting that he allegedly threatened junior trainee pilots with an axe on more than one occasion.
Kolkata thunderstorm: 15 killed, 50 injured as 100 kmph winds batter city, alert issued in West Bengal; top developmentsAnirban Halder | April 18, 2018 12:59 PM
Kolkata thunderstorm: A massive thunderstorm hit West Bengal’s capital city of Kolkata on Tuesday night bringing back the memories of 2009’s Cyclone Aila killing at least 15 people and injuring 50 others.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 12:36 PM
The personal sword of Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, that former liquor magnate Vijay Mallya had bought in an auction amid much fanfare, has vanished and no one knows where it’s gone.
‘Mahabharata’ over Tripura CM Biplab Deb’s remarks on internet, satellites! Twitter digs out Modi connectionFE Online | April 18, 2018 3:56 PM
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has sparked a row by saying modern technologies like the internet and the satellites existed during the Mahabharata era.
Simultaneous Lok Sabha, Legislative Assembly elections in 2019? Narendra Modi’s idea gets Law Commission boostFE Online | April 18, 2018 12:11 PM
Prepared by law panel, the document proposed amending the Constitution (Articles 83 (2) and 172 (1) dealing with tenures of Lok Sabha and state assemblies) and the Representation of the People Act to extend the terms of state legislative assemblies to effect the move.
FE Online | April 18, 2018 11:38 AM
Under fire for not speaking enough on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday came in for a rap on his knuckles from his predecessor, Manmohan Singh.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi assures Amethi will be as developed as Singapore, California in 15 yearsANI | April 18, 2018 11:35 AM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday assured the people of Amethi that in 15 years the constituency will be as developed as Singapore and California.
Delhi Shocker! Three arrested for raping 12-year-old mentally challenged girl, sending video to familyFE Online | April 18, 2018 11:28 AM
Three men from west Delhi were arrested by the police for raping a 12-year old mentally challenged girl. The arrests were made by the Delhi Police on Monday night.
Kathua, Unnao & Surat cases: Rally in New York demanding swift justice; expresses outrage at horrific incidentsPTI | April 18, 2018 11:29 AM
Several women’s rights and advocacy groups, civil society and inter-faith organisations have joined hands to hold a rally here protesting against the rapes of young girls in Kathua, Unnao and Surat towns, expressing outrage at the horrific incidents and demanding swift justice.
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