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Muslims, Dalits to apply for arms licenses Muslims, Dalits to apply for arms licenses

 

Lucknow, Muslims, Dalits and tribals will now start applying for arms licenses for self-defence, following increase in incidents of mob lynching.

The pan-India movement will commence from Lucknow on July 26.

Shia cleric and General Secretary of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad will be organising the first camp in Lucknow on the suggestion of Supreme Court lawyer Mehmood Pracha.

Bareilly couple's marriage valid: Allahabad HC Bareilly couple's marriage valid: Allahabad HC



Prayagraj, The Allahabad High Court on Monday held that the marriage of Sakshi Misra, daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Misra, and Ajitesh Kumar was 'valid'.

The court directed the state government to provide adequate police protection to the couple.

According to the couple's lawyer, Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh Kumar were attacked by some persons, wearing black coats in the court room after which the judge asked the couple to remain seated inside the court room.

SC rejects Asaram's bail plea in Surat rape case SC rejects Asaram's bail plea in Surat rape case



New Delhi, The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of
self-styled godman Asaram in a rape case in Gujarat.

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana dismissed Asaram's plea after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that the trial in the case was on in a Surat court and examination of 210 witnesses was still awaited. The bench asked the lower court to proceed with the trial.

Will myself decide on my successor: Dalai Lama Will myself decide on my successor: Dalai Lama



Dharamsala, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, respected by millions as a living god, who has been caught in a controversy over his recent joke that his successor a female Dalai Lama would have to be "more attractive", has clarified that his reincarnation is to be decided by him.

The Buddhist monk had apologized for his "attractive" female successor remark, saying he genuinely meant no offence and offered his sincere apologies if people were hurt by what he had said.

ISRO calls off Chandrayaan-2 due to technical snag ISRO calls off Chandrayaan-2 due to technical snag

out an hour before its scheduled launch on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) called off the country's ambitious Rs 978 crore moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 due to a technical snag in the 'Bahubali' rocket

"It is not possible to make the launch within the launch window. The revised launch schedule will be announced later," an official announced from the Mission Control Centre.

Congress, AAP, BJP brace for Assembly battle in Delhi Congress, AAP, BJP brace for Assembly battle in Delhi



New Delhi, With Delhi heading for Assembly elections, the three main contenders -- Congress, the ruling AAP and a confident BJP -- are strengthening their internal structures in the city for a battle each is determined to win.

While the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are focusing on re-structuring the block and district level units, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going ahead with a major membership drive to bring more people under its fold.

Each party has a mission.

How a small Uttarakhand town is becoming a major tourist destination How a small Uttarakhand town is becoming a major tourist destination


Uttarakhand When one reaches Dhanaulti -- a picturesque site in the Garhwal region of 'Devbhoomi' (Gods' abode) Uttarakhand -- one can not but feel the fresh breeze gushing through deodar trees and emitting an earthy, woody aroma. This is when you know you have left behind the hustle and bustle of the crowded city.

With Mussoorie - the Queen of the Hills - becoming over-crowded, it is starting to lose its charm and people are now wanting to explore other options. Located just 25 km away is Dhanaulti which is fast emerging as the next big tourist hill station.

Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP Chandrababu will go to jail for corruption: BJP



Vijayawada, Sunil Deodhar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Secretary and co-incharge of Andhra Pradesh, here on Sunday said former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu would go to jail for corruption in two years.

Alleging large-scale corruption during the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) rule, he said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy should send files to the Centre for probe and action. He was talking to reporters at an event organised as part of the BJP membership drive.

UP government denies Muslim minors forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' UP government denies Muslim minors forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'



Lucknow, The Uttar Pradesh government has denied that students of a madarasa in Unnao district were forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram', saying that the news was wrongly spread to malign the government's image.

Principal Secretary, Information, Avanish Awasthi admitted that a clash took place while the children were playing cricket but denied that the students were made to chant the religious slogan.

He said that news was being wrongly spread to malign the state government image and disturb communal harmony.

Haryana bans 10-year-old auto-rickshaws in Gurugram Haryana bans 10-year-old auto-rickshaws in Gurugram



Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced that more than 10-year-old auto-rickshaws would not be allowed on roads in Gurugram.

"If such an auto-rickshaw is found plying on the roads it will be impounded," the Chief Minister said.

The orders were issued by Khattar while presiding over the district grievance committee meeting in Gurugram.

Special water train reaches Chennai from Vellore Special water train reaches Chennai from Vellore

 

Chennai, In an effort to meet the water requirements of a parched Chennai, a special 50 wagon train carrying water from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district reached the state capital on Friday, a Southern Railway official said.

According to the official, each wagon carried 50,000 litres of water. The total water carried was 25 lakh litres.

The train was flagged off from the Jolarpettai station in the morning and reached Villivakam station here. The wagons will be emptied and the water will be sent to the Kilpauk pumping station for further distribution.

CWC likely to meet to decide on interim President CWC likely to meet to decide on interim President



New Delhi, The leadership crisis in the Congress could end in the coming days with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) likely to meet next week to decide on an interim President, party sources said on Friday.

A senior party source told IANS that a date will be decided in the coming days on when the CWC, the party's top decision making body, was likely to meet.

Nation's democracy will weaken if we are left with BJP as single party: Swamy Nation's democracy will weaken if we are left with BJP as single party: Swamy

 

New Delhi, Following isolation of the Congress in Goa and Jammu & Kashmir recently, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy posted a tweet on Friday, saying democracy will weaken if BJP is left as the single party in the country.

Through the tweet, Swamy also suggested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take over as the chief of a unified Congress. He further suggested the Nationalist Congress Party of Sharad Pawar to merge with the unified Congress.

If mediation fails, day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya row: SC If mediation fails, day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya row: SC



New Delhi, If mediation fails, then the Supreme Court may begin day-to-day hearing in the Ayodhya dispute, said the apex court on Thursday while hearing an application filed by one of the parties representing the Hindu community.

The application was moved on Tuesday by Gopal Singh Visharad to list the dispute for adjudication saying there had been no progress in the mediation process.

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