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  • In UP, you can buy communal riots

    A sting operation by India Today shows ministers open to orchestrating communal riots in Uttar Pradesh if they are paid. Ahead of the assembly elections, three leaders from the BJP, Samajwadi Party and Hindu Swabhiman Sangathan are caught on camera agreeing to spark violence in exchange for money—SP’s Hafiz Mohammed[Read More…]

  • RSS affiliate withdraws Iftar invite to Pakistan

    The Rashtriya Muslin Manch has withdrawn its invitation to Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit to attend its Iftar party at the Parliament Annexe on July 2. In the wake of the Pampore attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, the RSS-affiliate body did a quick U-turn citing Pakistan’s failure to condemn the[Read More…]

  • Only 1% drug addicts are in Punjab: State health minister

    Punjab minister of health Surjit Kumar Jayani on Sunday said only 1% of the total population in the state is addicted to drugs. He said it is not a serious problem as it is being projected to defame the state.  Jayani rubbished all claims made by the Opposition, saying that[Read More…]

  • Akhilesh Yadav expands UP Cabinet, inducts new faces ahead polls

    Ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2017, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday inducted three Cabinet ministers and two ministers of state in his Cabinet. Recently axed minister Balram Singh Yadav, along with Narad Rai and Ziauddin Rizve has been inducted as cabinet ministers. It is the seventh time[Read More…]

  • Detained AAP MLAs released by Delhi Police

    Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 51 other Aam Aadmi Party Lawmakers were detained on their way to 7 RCR, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence on Sunday morning. The entire march was planned to protest against the arrest of Sangam Vihar MLA Dinesh Mohaniya and the Centre returning[Read More…]

  • Mehbooba Mufti wins Anantnag bypolls

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday won the Anantnag by-polls by more than 12,000 votes, driving home the point that her popularity remains unaffected even as the Peoples Democratic Party’s allies with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir. The Peoples Democratic Party President polled nearly 17,000 votes[Read More…]

  • ADB approves $500 mn loan to help Bihar build India’s longest river bridge

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $500 million loan to build a bridge across Ganges River in Bihar. “The 9.8 km road bridge in Bihar will be India’s longest river bridge and will provide vital transport link between the northern and southern parts of the state and neighbouring Nepal,”[Read More…]

  • Rohith Vemula row: UoH VC will not be replaced, says Centre

    The Centre has refused to transfer University of Hyderabad (UoH) vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile, even though he has been accused of playing a role in Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide.  The ministry of human resources development (MHRD) said there is “no provision” for the VC’s transfer to another varsity under[Read More…]

  • Around 150 insurgents active, militancy spikes in J&K: Govt

    Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday, while responding to a query, said nearly 150 militants are active in the state including 54 foreigners and over 4,500 youths have crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for arms training in last 30 years. Police said the involvement of locals in militancy has[Read More…]

  • Chhattisgarh: Ajit Jogi launches his new party ‘Chhattisgarh Janata Congress’

    Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and Congress leader Ajit Jogi on Tuesday announced his new party ‘Chhattisgarh Janata Congress (Jogi)’.  He said each word in the party’s name has its own significance that represents 2.5 crore people. While making the declaration, Jogi slammed the BJP government for “lacking in vision” to[Read More…]

  • Maharashtra: Khadse gets Lokayukta clearance in ‘PA’ bribery case

    Lokayukta of Maharashtra, Justice (Retd) ML Tahaliyani has given a clean chit to former state revenue minister Eknath Khadse in the bribery case in which his “personal assistant” Gajanan Patil was involved and Khadse was indirectly linked in the case. Patil was arrested last month for allegedly demanding a ₹30[Read More…]

  • Rahul Gandhi brings light

    Harshitha C, a visually impaired Mount Carmel College student who spearheaded an initiative to scrap import duties on specialised equipment for the blind, passed her Bcom examinations with distinction in all subjects. She has received a congratulatory letter (accessed exclusively by Newsd) from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi which reads, “As[Read More…]

  • Kairana migration is a law and order issue, not communal: Sanjeev Balyan

    Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sanjeev Kumar Balyan on Monday on Monday said as per the BJP report on Shamli district’s Kairana migration issue, some Muslim families besides those of Hindus have moved out of Kairana mainly due to law and order problems. “It is a[Read More…]

  • Lokayukta police can file chargesheets or final reports: Karnataka High Court

    The Karnataka High Court on Monday said Lokayukta police can file chargesheets or final reports in the cases filed by them prior to the creation of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The court authorized them to carry on with probe in 747 pending cases. The move came after a PIL stated,[Read More…]

  • Delhi to soon get Journalism & teachers’ Universities

    Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said he is “focusing on higher education in Delhi”. Sisodia said the national capital may soon get a teachers’ and a journalism university.  While responding to a query, he said during the hiring process of new teachers, the priority will be given to guest[Read More…]

  • DJB Water tanker scam: ACB to interrogate Sheila Dikshit, Arvind Kejriwal

    The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Monday filed an FIR in the ₹400 crore water tanker scam of Delhi Jal Board (DJB). The ACB will interrogate “both” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit. ACB chief MK Meena said they received two complaints, one from Delhi’s water[Read More…]

  • Mumbai car density rises 56% in last 6 years: Govt data

    The state transport ministries data has revealed that Mumbai has the highest number of private cars on roads among others. According to the data, Mumbai has 430 cars/km of road which has spiked almost 56% in last 6 years. Maharashtra’s Mumbai has the highest density of private cars on the[Read More…]

  • UP: RSS schools claim 30% increase in Muslim students

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has claimed that as many as 7,000 Muslim students are studying in 1,200 RSS schools in Uttar Pradesh and in last 2 years, an increase of 30% has been noticed during the BJP-led government at the Centre. The RSS said the kids have been following[Read More…]

  • Bihar: SIT recovers arms from class 12 toppers’ VR college

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Bihar topper scam on Sunday recovered a pistol and five live rounds during a raid at the office of the VR College principal Baccha Rai. A few days back, gold worth ₹20 lakh was found from Rai’s residence in Vaishali. On Friday, he[Read More…]

  • DU rejects RTI query over PM Modi Degree information

    The Delhi University (DU) has once again declined to provide information related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree, citing “privacy” reasons. It declined to respond to an RTI query filed by lawyer Mohammed Irsad, who demanded the information. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the mystery into the matter has[Read More…]

  • Mathura Violence: Senior Police officers dead among 21 people

    In Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday around 14 people were died in a mob violence during an operation to clear the government land. There is a complete clash between the police and around 3000 interlopers at a park in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Cheif Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mr Akhilesh Yadav has[Read More…]