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New Delhi [India], Jan, 21 (ANI): Maintaining stand against holding bull-taming sport Jallikattu, an animal rights activist on Saturday said that the Supreme Court would definitely strike down the ordinance passed by the Centre. "Whatever ordinance or legislation that happens, will come within the purview of the Supreme Court.
Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma was appointed the new chief of Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Thursday. He will be the 27th CBI chief and is taking over from Anil Sinha who retired on December 2. Photo source: Wikimedia 1) Verma's name for the post was shortlisted from a list of 45 candidates and his selection was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Apart from Verma, two other top contenders included home ministry official RK Dutta and Maharashtra DGP SC Mathu.
Gujrat City (Pakistan), Jan 20 (IANS) The Gujarati language is facing an uncertain future in Pakistan, to put it mildly. At least its written form is in danger of a slow death. Although a living and vibrant language in India, Gujarati is suffering from an apparent indifference from those very people who speak it as their mother tongue in Pakistan, a Dawn News reported.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): A 21-year-old student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi's Green Park on January 12. The accused, Twaab Ahmed, alias Saleem, 27, and Sulaiman Ahmadi, 31, have been arrested and sent to judicial custody by a court, said the police. The victim had gone to a pub at Hauz Khas village with a female friend where she came across Saleem, who later invited the duo to his house for an after-party where the incident took place.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai on Friday said that he has requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to intervene to ensure promulgation of an ordinance to end the ban on the conduct of Jallikattu. "We met the Home Minister and requested to seek that Tamil Nadu Government can bring an ordinance to remove the ban on Jallikattu and, therefore, we seek to bring an ordinance so that Jallikattu can be conducted immediately," he said.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed for setting up of a Brahmin Society for the welfare of the poor in the state and also held a review meeting on the action to be taken for the programmes aimed at Brahmin welfare. Since a land is allotted for the construction of Brahmin Sadan, works should start on the Bhavan activities, Rao said yesterday. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, Minister T Harish Rao, Indrakaran Reddy, Tummala Nageswara Rao, Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Jogu Ramanna, State's Principal Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Advisor on Culture Ramanachary, MP Capt Laxmikanth Rao, Civil Supplies Corporation Chairman Peddireddi Sudarshan Reddy, Senior Officials Shivshankar and Bhoopal Reddy also participated.
Amritsar [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday fired a salvo at cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who recently quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined the Congress, and said the city of Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an 'absentee MP' for the last 12-and-a-half years. "Amritsar has had the misfortune of having an absentee MP for the last 12-and-a-half years.
Yuvraj Singh unleashed his vintage self upon the Englishmen on his way to a sensational 150 at Cuttack.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today name the independent group of administrators, who will take charge of the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and oversee the implementation of the Justice (Retd )Lodha Committee proposals. Advocate Anil B. Divan and Gopal Subramaniam had been asked by the apex court to assist in nominating persons of impeccable integrity as members of committee of administrators. On January 2, the Supreme Court had removed BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from their respective posts for their failure to bring transparency and accountability to the Indian cricket board and their non-compliance of the court's July 18, 2016 order.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The pressure built up by the income tax department post-demonetisation prompted those under scrutiny to opt for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY). This was found out after the Pune Investigation Directorate conducted surveys and searches. A number of co-operative banks were also suspected of converting black money into white, during the demonetisation drive from November 8 to December 30.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Coming out in support of the banned bull taming sport, Jallikattu, spiritual writer and founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Friday said it is not a bull fight but a festival to honour the animals. Urging the people to look at the sport with much more openness, the spiritual guru said the rural youth of Tamil Nadu should be allowed to play the game. This is an experience in the agricultural society...This is not a bull fight, this is embracing the bull because these are priced bulls they don't want to kill them," he told ANI.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Saturday will hear the plea filed by December 16 gangrape convicts Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay, challenging the Delhi High court order which had sentenced the four convicts to the gallows after keeping in view the fact that it was a rarest of the rare case. The appeal, which is being heard by the Apex Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, is at the fag end in the case. Earlier, the apex court had declined the request by two amici curiae - senior counsel Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay R Hegde to withdraw from assisting the court in hearing of appeals by the convicts in the gang rape case.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The chorus supporting the bull taming sport Jallikattu is getting louder with people witnessing nation-wide protests on Saturday. Protests were seen in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai with people coming out in support of the sport and agitating against People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The national capital also saw staging of protests in favour of Jallikattu with people in Tamil Sangam area collectively coming together and demanding the event to be held.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Welcoming the Punjab and Haryana High Courts' orders to track the accused involved in the mass kidnapping and rape case during the Jat agitation for reservation last year, social activist Abha Singh on Friday said it is important to take action against the police officers who tried to cover up the rape. "It is necessary that the Haryana police officers who tried to cover up the rape should be arrested immediately under the India Penal Code (IPC). An independent SIT is a must to get justice to the women who were raped in the Murthal gang-rape and also the role of the police and the rapist in the Jat agitation need to be brought to book," Singh told ANI.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, who smashed a blistering century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second one-day international against England, feels a "little embarrassed" after Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on his innings by calling him a "superstar". Yuvraj (150) and Dhoni (134) put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381-6 after being put into bat at the Barabati Stadium on Thursday. Both the veterans came together with India in trouble at 25 for three, and forged a record partnership to put their team in a winning position.
New Delhi[India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Saturday will hear the plea filed by December 16 gangrape convicts Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay, challenging the Delhi High court order which had sentenced the four convicts to the gallows after keeping in view the fact that it was a rarest of the rare case. The appeal, which is being heard by the Apex Court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra, is at the fag end in the case. Earlier, the apex court had declined the request by two amici curiae - senior counsel Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay R Hegde to withdraw from assisting the court in hearing of appeals by the convicts in the gang rape case.
New Delhi [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): In the wake of the massive opposition being raised to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Combined Commander's Conference in Dehradun stating it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take political advantage, the Election Commission on Friday said the visit would not be a public meeting, adding that no media briefing or announcement shall be made. The response by the poll panel came after Congress' accusation against Prime Minister Modi of taking undue political advantage from the upcoming Conference.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 20 (ANI): Massive protest continued for the fourth day today at Chennai's Marina Beach with schools across Tamil Nadu remained closed in support of bull taming sport Jallikattu. Members of South Indian Artists association, Nadigar Sangam will come out in support of Jallikattu today.