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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Nageswar Rao Case as Interim CBI Chief Next Week

According to the petition filed by advocate Prashant Bhushan, the Supreme Court has given its nod to hear the case regarding elevation of Nageswar Rao to acting CBI Director after Alok Verma’s removal from the CBI top post on October 23 last year. A petition was filed in the apex court on January 14 against Rao’s appointment order passed by...

Sabarimala Fiasco Regains After 2 Women Attempt to Enter Temple

Huge protests materialised on the early hours of morning on Wednesday when two women in their 30s tried to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple. The two Kannur residents, Reshma Nishanth and Shanila Sajesh around 5 AM took the 5.5 km trek from the Pambha base camp with police protection but were stopped during their ascendancy at Neelimala which is half...

Opposition Leader Mallikarjun Kharge Asks PM Narendra Modi to Open up on Alok Verma’s Ouster to All

Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress leader,after resisting the removal of Alok Verma as CBI chief has now voiced openly asking the PM to make public all the proceedings in the former CBI Director Alok Verma’s ouster. Kharge was the leader of opposition in the high level 3-member selection committee on January 10, who voted against Verma’s ouster. The 2-page letter stamped...

Peak Agasthyakoodam Climb Receives First Woman Trekker amid Tribe Protests in Kerela

After the Sabarimala fiasco, history changed once more in Kerela when an Information and Broadcasting (I&B) women employee begun her climb to the Agasthyakoodam peak on January 14, after the Kerela High Court removed the ban on this annual event. Dhanya Sanal is a deputy director at the I&B ministry and is the only women among the first 100 group...

Delhi Police Chargesheets Kanhaiya Kumar and Co in JNU Sedition Case

The Delhi police on Monday has produced chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and 7 others in Jawaharlal Nehru University incident on February 9, 2016 in where they were allegedly raising slogan in favour of the Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru. Kanhaiya Kumar, the former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) President had raised anti-national slogans and was...

Camp in Kumbh Mela Catches Fire Day Before Start in Prayagraj

A tent was gutted in fire in the Kumbh Mela site in Digambar Akhara at Prayagraj (formerly called Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. No report of any loss of life has been reported. As per reports, a cylinder blast has led to the fire. A car parked near the tent was also engulfed in the raging fire. Fire personnel...

Supreme Court Accepts Sajjan Kumar’s Plea and Seeks CBI’s Response

The jailed 1984 anti-Sikh riot prime convict Sajjan Kumar bail plea has been accepted by the Supreme Court on Monday against the decision of Delhi High Court punished on him. The Apex Court has accepted his plea and has furnished an order to the CBI to give its response on this matter within six weeks time. Sajjan Kumar was convicted by...

Supreme Court Issues Order over Government’s Online Snooping

The Supreme Court passed an interim order over electronic online monitoring and decrypting activities of the Centre over the years on Monday. The Central government had passed order basing on national security to 10 government agencies for extracting information from social platforms and electronic devices on 20th December. The following agencies involved were Narcotics Central Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, Directorate of Revenue...

Akhilesh-Mayawati Announce SP-BSP Coalition; To Field 38 Candidates Each

Finally, after years of differences, Akhilesh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati of Bahujan Samaj Party announce their joint decision of their respective parties’ coalition on Saturday in view of the 2019 General Elections. The two party leaders made a formal announcement in Lucknow today. In an equitable seat sharing arrangement, both parties would field 38 candidates each out of...

CBI Court Convicts Jailed Self-Styled Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim for Murder of Journalist

The special CBI Court in Panchkula has convicted charges of murder on jailed Sacha Sauda Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim on Friday. The CBI Court convicts Ram Rahim of shooting a journalist in 2002. However, the quantum of sentence will be pronounced on January 17. The murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati back in 2002 born out of a news...

Dropped CBI Chief Alok Verma Declines to DG Fire, Services Chair; Tenders His Resignation

After being sacked by the government from CBI Chief’s post, Alok Verma refused to helm DG Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Friday. Verma in a letter to the DoPT Secretary Chandramauli C stated, “The selection committee has not provided the undersigned an opportunity to explain the details as recorded by the CVC before arriving at the decision.” “Natural...

Acting CBI Director Nageswar Rao Trashes All of Reinstated CBI Chief Alok Verma’s Orders

Interim CBI Director Nageswar Rao cancels all orders that were set in motion by the reappointed CBI Chief Alok Verma. Verma was authorised by the Supreme Court to take charge of the CBI once again on January 9. Verma after helming the CBI Chief chair inked nearly 24 transfer orders in two days. But the high level selection committee headed...

Ayodhya Case: Supreme Court Adjourns after Judge from Bench Steps Down

Justice Uday U Lalit comprising the five member judge panel hearing the Ayodhya case, had to step down on Thursday. The Constitution bench presided by the Chief Jusice of India Ranjan Gogoi announced the next date to be January 29 after today’s development. Nearly two decades ago, Justice Lalit was a lawyer in the ongoing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, the...

Bus Falls in Gorge in Himachal Pradesh, Kills 7

A private bus ‘Renuka’ carrying school children of the DAV Public School skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh in the morning on Saturday. The bus was plying to Sangrah town. Among the seven people killed, one was the bus driver and the rest were school children. Four school children died...