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Sinha, Shourie say 'shocking' SC verdict no clean chit for Modi Sinha, Shourie say 'shocking' SC verdict no clean chit for Modi


New Delhi, Expressing shock and disappointment over the Supreme Court on Friday dismissing their petition seeking a court monitored CBI probe into the Rafale deal, former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and advocate Prashant Bhushan said the verdict "neither addressed the documented facts nor dealt with their main prayer seeking an investigation into the deal to purchase the French fighter jets".

"The judgment does not even address the documented facts stated in our petition or even deal with our main prayer seeking an investigation. In fact some of the facts mentioned in the court judgment are not only not on record but are patently incorrect," Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan said in a statement.

Rafale rocks Parliament, government ready for discussion Rafale rocks Parliament, government ready for discussion

 

New Delhi,  Even as the Supreme Court dismissed four petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jet fighters, the Congress on Friday persisted with its demand in Parliament for a JPC probe, leading to a heated argument between the treasury benches and the Opposition.

The pandemonium over the issue forced the chairs in both houses of Parliament to adjourn the proceedings for the day.

Jaitley rejects Congress' demand for JPC; says family not above apex court Jaitley rejects Congress' demand for JPC; says family not above apex court



New Delhi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday rejected the Congress' demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale aircraft deal and said the "family" was not above the Supreme Court in a democracy.

Addressing a press conference here with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hours after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters, Jaitley said the apex court verdict was absolute and conclusive and the "truth in such matters come from judicial process and not on the basis of political partisan lines".

Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: SC Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: SC


New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Thursday said that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity, and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value.

The apex court said the State was "obligated to ensure" that the right to live with dignity that includes reasonable shelter, health care, clothing and meaningful pension for elderly people without any means was "not only protected but are enforced and made available to all citizens".

India to open another bridge near China border on Dec 25 India to open another bridge near China border on Dec 25



Dibrugarh Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, is all set to be inaugurated on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which will facilitate faster movement of troops to Arunachal Pradesh, the country's eastern-most state that shares border with China.

Shiv Sena raises Ram temple issue in Lok Sabha, demands ordinance Shiv Sena raises Ram temple issue in Lok Sabha, demands ordinance



New Delhi, NDA ally Shiv Sena on Thursday raised the controversial Ram temple issue in the Lok Sabha and demanded that the government bring an ordinance to pave the way for its construction in Ayodhya.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Shiv Sena's Anand Rao Adsul also reminded the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) about its promise on Ram temple made in the 2014 election manifesto.

Interpol issues red corner notice against Choksi Interpol issues red corner notice against Choksi

 

New Delhi, The Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive Indian diamentaire Mehul Choksi after a request from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an official said on Thursday.

Choksi, the Chairman of the Gitanjali Group who has taken refuge in Antigua, was one of the prime accused in the Rs 13,500-crore Punjab National Bank fraud along with his nephew Nirav Modi.

Akali Dal against Kamal Nath becoming as MP CM Akali Dal against Kamal Nath becoming as MP CM


New Delhi, Akali Dal leader and Delhi  MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Thursday said Sikhs would hold nation-wide protests if Congress leader Kamal Nath became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Sirsa alleged Kamal Nath had a role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

No woman MLA in new Mizoram Assembly No woman MLA in new Mizoram Assembly



New Delhi, In the incoming assemblies of five states, Mizoram will not have a single woman legislator, while only Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have crossed the double-digit marks in terms of percentage, data showed on Thursday.

In Madhya Pradesh, of 230 members, only 20 are women (8.69 per cent) while in Telangana, of 119 members, only five women (4.2 per cent) were elected, according to the data analysed by Delhi-based think-tank PRS Legislative Research.

Rain, snow intensify cold wave in Uttarakhand Rain, snow intensify cold wave in Uttarakhand



Dehradun, The cold wave has intensified in most parts of Uttarakhand after a fresh bout of snowfall and rains in the past 24 hours, an official said on Wednesday. Rains in the plains and snowfall in the hill tracts of the state have caused a fall in the temperature in most places.

BJP should hold Modi responsible for defeat: Omar BJP should hold Modi responsible for defeat: Omar



Srinagar, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the party's electoral defeats in heartland states, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday.

The National Conference leader greeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his party's success in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where BJP governments were ousted in what was seen as a "semi-final" leading 

People voted for Congress with 'heavy heart'- Mayawati People voted for Congress with 'heavy heart'- Mayawati



New Delhi, BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said that people voted for the Congress much against their wishes because they saw it as the prime challenger to the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Mayawati told the media that this was unfortunate as the poor, Dalits, marginalized and religious minorities had suffered during the past governments of the Congress.

"So, 'apne dil par patthar rakhkar', much against their wishes, they voted for the Congress after seeing it as the main contender for power."

Assembly election results clear message to Modi: Rahul Assembly election results clear message to Modi: Rahul

 

New Delhi, Observing that the Assembly election results in five states were a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said oppostion parties will unitedly fight and defeat the BJP in 2019 elections with the central themes being unemployment, agrarian distress and corruption.

Addressing the media here after Congress emerged winner in Chhattisgarh and inching closer to victory in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi said the people's disenchantment over Modi's failure to deliver on his promises was palpable across the country.

People have endorsed Rahul's leadership: Raj Thackeray People have endorsed Rahul's leadership: Raj Thackeray


Mumbai, The outcome of the elections on Tuesday prove that the people have endorsed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President said on Tuesday.

"Since the past five years, he has been waging a lone battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Even in these (five states), he was the only person fighting for the Congress. The people have supported his leadership," Raj Thackeray said.

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