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Union Cabinet Approves Ordinance For Death Penalty For Rape Of Children

New Delhi(PTI): The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age Official sources said here that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and the Protection of...

Naveen Unveils ‘Skilled-In-Odisha’ Logo

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has unveiled the brand identity logo of the 'Skilled-in-Odisha' campaign of the state government's skill initiatives. "Our mission "Skilled-in-Odisha" will be known as a global standard of excellence in skill-training," he said after unveiling the logo at the State Secretariat here yesterday. Patnaik congratulated the skill development and technical education department and Odisha Skill Development Authority...

SC Terms Public Statements On Impeachment Of Judges Unfortunate

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today termed as very unfortunate the public statements, including those made by lawmakers, on impeachment of judges. "We are all very disturbed about it," a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said after the counsel appearing for the petitioner raised the issue of politicians making public statements on impeachment of judges. The apex...

Chidambaram Attacks Modi Government On High Petrol Prices

New Delhi(PTI): Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today slammed the Modi government over the high petrol prices, saying it has become clueless and floundering and is living off an oil bonanza. In a series of tweets, the former Finance Minister said the BJP boasts that it is ruling 22 states but why does the NDA government refuse to bring petroleum...

Gujarat Riot Case: Maya Kodnani Walks Out Freely, Bajrangi Found Guilty

Ahmedabad(PTI): The Gujarat High Court today acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and upheld the conviction of ex-Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehiya, while acquitting Kodnani, said she should be given the benefit of...

Internet Services Suspended In Srinagar

Srinagar(PTI): Mobile Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Srinagar city, while the high-speed network was throttled in parts of south Kashmir today as a precautionary measure to check rumour mongering in the wake of recent protests demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim. A police official said the suspension of the mobile Internet facility is a precautionary measure for...

Opposition Parties Meet VP, Give Notice For Impeachment Of CJI Dipak Misra

New Delhi(PTI): Opposition parties led by the Congress today met Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. According to sources, over 60 MPs of the Rajya Sabha belonging to seven political parties gave the notice for the impeachment against the CJI. The MPs who signed...

Congress To Fight A Winning Battle In 2019: Niranjan Patnaik

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Newly appointed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik today said the party is set to fight a winning battle in 2019. The Congress earlier in the day revamped its Odisha unit naming Patnaik as the new chief, barely months ahead of simultaneous Assembly polls in Odisha and Lok Sabha election. "We are going to fight a winning battle,...

Not Sure If Aadhaar Is Best Model To Accord Benefits: SC

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today said it was not sure whether bringing people "face to face" with authorities through Aadhaar was the best model as the State should reach them to accord the benefits of the welfare schemes. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016...

Rahul Gandhi Meets Pawar, Discusses United Opportunity Front

New Delhi(PTI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi met NCP chief Sharad Pawar and discussed the political situation in the country and possibilities of getting all opposition parties together on one platform to defeat the BJP in 2019 polls. According to sources, the meeting between Gandhi and Pawar last night lasted around 1.5 hours at Pawar's residence, during which the political situation...

HC Asks Mobile Company CMD To Appear In Dhoni’s Contempt Plea

New Delhi(PTI): The Delhi High Court today directed a top mobile company official to be present before it in a contempt case filed by ace cricketer M S Dhoni alleging that the firm was using his name by projecting him as its brand ambassador despite the termination of the agreement between them way back in December 2012. Justice V Kameswar...

HC Rejects BJP MP’s Plea To Enhance His Security

New Delhi(PTI): The Delhi High Court today dismissed a BJP MP's plea to reassess the threat perception against him and enhance his security cover to Z category, after the Centre said he was being provided adequate protection. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told Justice Mukta Gupta that BJP MP from Kurukshetra in Haryana, Raj Kumar Saini, was provided 'Y+'...

Loya Death: SC Says Attempts To Scandalise Judiciary, Dismisses Pleas

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, ruling that the judge died of natural causes and the petitions were a serious attempt to scandalise and obstruct the course of justice The apex court also held that all litigations concerning circumstances of death of judge...

Niranjan Patnaik Back As OPCC Chief, Rahul Appoints 3 Other Working Presidents

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: Ending months of speculations regarding revamping of Odisha Pradesh Congress AICC President Rahul Gandhi today appointed Niranjan Patnaik as the new Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief dislodging controversial Prasad Harichandan. The move came after the Congress supremo held a meeting with Senior Congress leaders from Odisha including Prasad Harichandan, Niranjan Patnaik, Narasingha Mishra, Bhakta...