How Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah began celebrating Basant Panchami
How Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah began celebrating Basant Panchami

Only on this occasion, which falls on February 12 this year, are qawwali singers allowed perform inside the shrine of the Sufi saint.

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  • Had advised PM Modi to establish contact with Sonia, Rahul: Manmohan Singh

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has advised his successor Narendra Modi to “establish contact” with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi if his government wants to improve its relations with the Congress party and seek its support on issues of national importance. In his first interview since demitting office two years ago, Singh has told India Today magazine that he had told this to Modi when he met him before the Parliament session last year.

    • The Indian Express
  • Missing snapdeal employee returns home: Every time someone asks her what happened, she starts crying: Mother

    Every day, Narendra Sarna would receive a call from his daughter Dipti, asking him to come pick her up. It was the first time Narendra had heard from Dipti in over 36 hours, after she went missing on her way back home from work Wednesday evening. In spite of being traumatised after such an incident, she was brave enough to tell me that she will come to Vaishali from the New Delhi railway station.

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  • Kingfisher House to go under hammer on Mar 17 for loan recovery: SBICAP

    SBICAP Trustee Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Capital Markets, on Friday said in a newspaper notice it would hold an e-auction of Kingfisher House, Kingfisher Airlines’ corporate office in Mumbai, on March 17. The reserve price for the property has been set at Rs150 crore, SBICAP Trustee said in the notice on Friday. The auction is part of the recovery process of dues from the airline’s promoter Vijay Mallya, under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002.

    • The Indian Express
  • Mumbai: Missing teacher found murdered

    The NRI police station has registered a case of murder against unidentified accused after the post-mortem report said Savita Navkudkar, who was working as a teacher until a few years ago, had been strangulated to death. Family members of the woman have alleged that her husband and in-laws had been harassing her and suspect them to be behind her murder. Investigating officer Shekhar Waghale said the body was found near a compound wall on the road between the NRI Complex and the Delhi Public School in Nerul.

    • The Indian Express
  • Karnataka: Three medical students drown in irrigation canal while taking selfies

    Three students of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences drowned on Friday evening, after falling in an irrigation canal in Hulivana village, 180km from Bengaluru, reportedly while they were clicking selfies. Mandya district police said that the bodies of two students had been fished out and search was on for the third. Lokesh, Circle Inspector of Mandya Rural, said the victims, all aged 24, have been identified as Sruthi and Jeevan, residents of Bengaluru and Girish, a native of Tumkur.

    • The Indian Express
  • 'We were mislead': Press Club on Afzal Guru event

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): The Press Club of India on Friday distanced itself from an event in their premises in which anti-India slogans were raised during a commemorative meeting held to mourn the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Press Club chairman Rahul Jalali said that they were not aware about this event, adding that they were 'mislead'. "Press Club has nothing to do with it.

    • ANI
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  • Multiple choice questions and Headley’s pick; says Ishrat Jahan was LeT operative

    Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam led David Coleman Headley through a process of elimination on Thursday before the 26/11 scout identified Ishrat Jahan as a “woman Lashkar-e-Toiba member” killed in an “unsuccessful LeT operation”. A similar elimination process with three choices ended with Headley naming Gujarat as the state where the operation took place. It began with Nikam asking Headley if he was aware of a women’s wing in LeT.

    • The Indian Express
  • BCCI bans Pakistani umpire Rauf for five years

    Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was on Friday banned for five years by the BCCI from officiating all cricket tournaments and matches in India after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of misconduct and corruption. Rauf, who was part of the International Cricket Council's elite panel and officiated in Test matches, was accused of accepting expensive gifts from bookies besides placing bets on Indian Premier League matches during the 2013 edition. "The disciplinary committee of the BCCI met today (Friday) at the BCCI headquarters, Cricket Centre, Mumbai.

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  • Khawaja scores another century as Australia build lead

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Usman Khawaja completed his fourth test century in his past six innings as Australia consolidated their first test dominance over New Zealand by reaching 238 for three, a lead of 55 runs, at lunch on the second day on Saturday. Khawaja, who resumed on 57, advanced through to his century with his 19th boundary and was on 115 at the break while Adam Voges was 40 not out, making the most of a controversial reprieve late on Friday. The 29-year-old Khawaja, who was recalled to the test side last November after more than two years in the international wilderness, has scored a century in each of the four tests he has batted since.

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  • Blast samples from Vellore college are meteorite parts, says Trichy lab report

    Nearly a week after an unidentified object caused an explosion at a college in Tamil Nadu, leading to reports of space debris at the site, a lab in Trichy has concluded that samples recovered from the site are meteorite fragments. According to a preliminary report by National College Instrumentation Facility (NCIF) in Trichy, a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) study on samples retrieved from the campus in Vellore where the blast occurred shows the “presence of carbonaceous chondrites”. “Carbonaceous denotes objects containing carbon or its compounds and chondrites refer to non-metallic meteorite parts containing mineral granules,” K Anbarasu, a geologist who is also principal of the Trichy-based National College, told The Indian Express.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Islamic State suspect tells NIA how he kept blocked FB page active

    Adnan Hussain alias Adnan Damudi, a former SIMI activist from Bhatkal who was deported from the UAE recently for alleged links with Islamic State, has explained to NIA interrogators why agencies across the world seem unable to stop IS propaganda from spreading through the Internet. Damudi, who worked as an event manager for a telecom company in the UAE, has explained how, with the help of a Serbian national, he was able to resurrect his pro-IS Facebook page minutes after it was blocked several times. Damudi launched a Facebook page, ‘Islamic News Around The World’, about a year ago to discuss radical Islam and spread IS propaganda, said NIA sources.

    • The Indian Express
  • New Australian envoy to India announced

    New Delhi, Feb.11 (ANI): The Australian Government has announced Harinder Sidhu as its high commissioner-designate to India. "India is one of the most exciting places for a diplomat to be at the moment. India's economic prospects are bright and it is becoming a more influential and active international player," she said.

    • ANI
  • Odd-even returns: Second phase to be introduced from Apr. 15

    New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Amid overwhelming response by the people to reintroduce the Odd-Even formula, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the next phase of this scheme would be implemented for 15 days from April 15 this year. Under the formula, odd-numbered four-wheelers were allowed to ply on odd dates and even-numbered vehicles on even dates.

    • ANI
  • F-16 sale to Pakistan: India summons US envoy

    Washington/New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The US has decided to sell eight F-16 combat jets to Pakistan to "support (its) counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency operations", prompting India to summon American ambassador Richard Verma to lodge its strong protest against the move. Verma was summoned after India reacted strongly to the US decision taken on Friday. "We are disappointed at the decision of the (Barack) Obama administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan," the external affairs ministry said in a statement in New Delhi.

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  • Missing Snapdeal employee returns: What we know so far

    Ghaziabad, Feb. 12 (ANI): With the police trying to gather information as to what happened to Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna, who was missing for 30 hours from Ghaziabad, the developments have been gradual but steady. Dipti Sarna was reported missing around 9 p.m. on Wednesday by her parents after she did not return home from work. 2. Snapdeal founder Kunal Bahl said the organisation was working with the Ghaziabad Police to locate her.

    • ANI
  • Ind vs SL, T20I: It’s cash in or crash out for Dhoni’s men

    The backup spinners were put through their paces in one of the nets during India’s practice session at JSCA International Stadium Complex here on Thursday. Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and Pawan Negi had been bowling to Ravindra Jadeja who was trying to hit them square of the wicket. Negi looked to be the odd man out because of his round-arm action, trajectory and pace.

    • The Indian Express
  • Nitish has become a 'bechara', 'ineffective' CM: BJP

    Patna, Feb. 13 (ANI): Reacting sharply to the twin murders of the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in Bihar, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said Nitish Kumar has become a "bechara" (helpless) chief minister, who has lost control over the state government. "The murder of Visheshwar Ojha, senior BJP leader and Bihar unit vice president, is a political conspiracy.

    • ANI
  • School student’s murder-“School to get teachers verified by police: “Principal

    With the involvement of a teacher's family coming to light in connection with the murder of 12-year-old student, Binay Mahato, the administration of Sapphire International School (SIS) has decided to get all the teachers verified by the police. SIS principal Dhruva Sen said: “Everybody is welcome to join our School.

    • The Indian Express
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  • South Asian Games 2016: Dutee-Nanda sprint chase continues

    Sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda have being chasing each other over the past year. Nanda, older by nearly five years, is a 2010 Commonwealth Games medallist in the women’s 4x400 metre relay. Nanda is taller than Dutee and hence needs lesser strides to finish a race.

    • The Indian Express
  • Congress, DMK forms alliance in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai, Feb. 13 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday formally announced that the party will fight the Assembly polls in an alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Karunanidhi ji is an esteemed leader. "I am more than sure that we will form a government under the leadership of DMK Party.

    • ANI
  • Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel join Rising Pune Supergiants for 2016 IPL

    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Rising Pune Supergiants franchise on Thursday acquired the services of Delhi Daredevils' batsman Saurabh Tiwary and all-rounder Albie Morkel for the 2016 Indian Premier League. Rising Pune Supergiants CEO, Raghu Iyer said in a statement on Thursday: "We are pleased to have Saurabh Tiwary and Albie Morkel for the upcoming season.

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  • Pachauri sexual harassment case: Delhi Police files status report

    New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Thursday filed a status report in the sexual harassment case filed by a 29-year-old research scholar against then The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) director general Dr. R.K. Pachauri after the victim alleged that the accused was trying to influence the witnesses. Prashant Mehendiratta, the victim's lawyer, said that he had requested the Delhi High Court to cancel the anticipatory bail of Dr. Pachauri on four basic grounds.

    • ANI
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  • Congress accuses Centre of 'bullying' JNU

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government of 'bullying' the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after a students' union president from the varsity was arrested on charges of sedition. Students' union president, Kanhaiya Kumar, was remanded in three days police custody by Delhi court in connection with a case of sedition, following an FIR by BJP MP from East Delhi Mahesh Giri. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to vent out his ire.

    • ANI
  • Nation pays tribute to Siachen braveheart

    New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and three service chiefs paid their last respect to Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa at Brar Square here on Thursday.

    • ANI
  • Haryana gangster encounter: Sisters say Gadoli had plans to become lawyer, leave crime

    Gangster Sandeep Gadoli had reportedly decided to leave his criminal life behind and pursue a degree in law from Lucknow University, where he was already in the second year of the course, claimed his two sisters who are currently in Mumbai. In April 2013, according to sister Sudesh Kataria (35), Gadoli had announced he would become an advocate just like his elder brother, who was “burnt alive by rivals” near Gurgaon. This time, however, Gadoli was tracked down by the Gurgaon police through the Facebook updates posted by the woman accompanying him from Gurgaon, the sisters believe.

    • The Indian Express
  • Sangat Darshan: Punjab govt offers Rs 16-crore grant to Fazilka villages

    Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal distributed grants worth Rs 16 crore in 57 Fazilka villages in his day-long Sangat Darshan. This was the deputy CM’s first Sangat Darshan in the constituency of a BJP MLA. Fazilka is the constituency of BJP MLA and state Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani.

    • The Indian Express
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  • J-K Advocate General, law officers resign following stalemate over govt formation

    As the stalemate over the formation of government in state continues, J&K’s Advocate General, Jahangir Iqbal Gania and dozens of law officers who were holding posts of additional and deputy advocate generals have resigned. After failing to put in their papers after Governors rule was imposed in the state, Governor N N Vohra recently directed Advocate general and other law officers to resign from their positions. Recently, J&K Pradesh Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir had written a letter to Governor Vohra in which he had urged him to seek resignation of those holding political posts and also called for a reshuffle in the administration alleging that some persons with political affiliations were awarded prized postings by the previous government.

    • The Indian Express
  • RSS worker murder: CPM leader surrenders, sent to judicial custody

    Kannur, Feb. 12 (ANI): Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kannur district secretary P. Jayarajan, who is an accused in the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Kathiroor Manoj, was on Friday sent to a month's judicial custody after he surrendered before the district sessions court at Thalassery. The development comes in wake of Kerala High Court's rejection of the anticipatory bail plea submitted by Jayarajan in the murder case, after which he surrendered before the court. Manoj, a district functionary of RSS, was hacked to death at Kathiroor in Kannur district on September 1, 2014 allegedly by a group of CPM workers.

    • ANI
  • Haryana gangster encounter: Couldn’t inform local police, Gadoli was planning to check out, says probe officer

    IN A statement given to the Mumbai Police, Gurgaon Crime Branch officer Pradhuman Yadav has said his team of eight men, part of the operation to nab Haryana gangster Sandeep Gadoli, did not inform their Mumbai counterparts as they had inputs that Gadoli was to check out of the Andheri hotel soon. The police team has come under fire after it did not follow protocol and tried to arrest the gangster without alerting the local police station. As per National Human Rights Commission guidelines, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch has been asked to probe the death of Gadoli and see if the encounter was staged.

    • The Indian Express
  • Inside the strange life of David Headley

    In 2005, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Gen Pervez Musharraf sat at the Feroz Shah Kotla, watching the seeds of India-Pakistan détente they had planted flower under a gentle April sun. With Pakistani fans, granted visas in unprecedented numbers, packing the stands, Pakistan romped to a 159-run victory. Sajid Mir, whose visa application photograph shows him wearing a formal white shirt and red tie below a neatly-clipped beard, was the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s commander for transnational operations.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Ex-IB officer says Headley's disclosures will make 26/11 case stronger

    Mumbai, Feb. 11 (ANI): Atulchandra Kulkarni, who was posted with the Mumbai Intelligence Bureau (IB) in 2008 when the terror attacks took place, on Thursday said that they would analyse new particulars thrown up by David Coleman Headley once his deposition was over and would try to utilise them in the ongoing trial to make the 26/11 case stronger. "The deposition continues tomorrow (on Friday). Once the deposition is over, we will analyse the new particulars thrown up by him and will try to utilise them in the ongoing trial to make our case stronger," he said.

    • ANI
  • President Mukherjee inaugurates 'Udyanotsav'

    New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday inaugurated the annual 'Udyanotsav' of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Mughal Gardens will remain open for general public from February 12 to March 19, 2016 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 9: 30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the public will also be able to visit the Spiritual Garden, Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden and Musical Garden. Entry and exit for the general public will be from Gate No. 35 of the President's Estate, close to where North Avenue meets the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    • ANI
  • Romas are India's children: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The people of the Roma community spread across various parts of the world are actually children of India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday. "You are the children of India who migrated and lived in challenging circumstances in foreign lands for centuries. Romas are said to be descendants of groups in India like Dom, Banjara, Gujjar, Sansi, Chauhan, Sikligar, Dhangar and other nomadic groups from northwest India.

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  • Bihar BJP vice president shot dead

    Arrah/ New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s state vice-president Visheshwar Ojha was shot dead in Arrah city of Bihar's Bhojpur district on Friday evening. This is the second BJP leader to have been killed in the last 12 hours. This morning another local BJP leader Kedar Singh was shot dead in Chapra.

    • ANI
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  • Jaitley to Manmohan Singh: Is the Congress position on GST "Constitutional cap" not motivated by real politics?

    New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has rejected former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's contention that the current NDA Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have failed to reach out to the opposition on key issues, particularly on legislations pending in Parliament. In a stinging letter of rebuke, Mr. Jaitley said that first of all former Presidents and Prime Ministers rarely speak, but when they do, the nation should listen to them with rapt attention. Acknowledging that he had read Dr. Singh's interview in the latest edition of India Today, Mr. Jaitley, in his letter, said that were Dr. Singh to dispassionately analyse the present government, he would really realise that "India has a government where the Prime Minister has the last word, where natural resources are allocated without corruption through transparent process, where industrialists no longer visit North Block to push files/decisions, where environmental clearances are dealt with in routine and not stalled on sadistic or corrupt considerations." Emphatically maintaining that there has been a change in the work culture of the government, the Finance Minister said, "During the UPA Government, the public sector banks were hardly run by their own boards, or even by North Block.

    • ANI
  • Ishrat Jahan encounter: Judge in encounter case recuses

    The same day David Headley identified the slain Ishrat Jahan as an LeT operative, the special CBI judge hearing that encounter case recused. “Not before me,” special judge V B Gohil told lawyers and the accused in court Thursday and adjourned the case until May 30. The CBI’s special public prosecutor, R C Kodekar, said, “The special judge informed us that one of the defence lawyers (B P Jhala) is known to him.

    • The Indian Express
  • JNU Teachers' Association condemns arrest, say they are pained

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Expressing concern over the arrest of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students' union President Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) has said that they are concerned, anguished and pained 'with the kind of development and the kind of news being run across'. "JNU has always been a university where there has been a vibrant democratic culture, where diverse political, ideological and academic views have engaged with each other in a spirit of peaceful dialogue and debate. The JNU teaching community is extremely concerned at the threat to the democratic ethos which has played a critical role in ensuring that the university serves its social function and secures its position as a premier institute of higher education," said the JNUTA in a statement.

    • ANI
  • US working with India to bring Mumbai attackers to justice

    Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Reiterating that it would continue to work with India to bring those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks to justice, the US says it has encouraged collaboration between Pakistan and India on the case. "Obviously we've been, over the years, working closely with and cooperating with the Indian Government in its investigation," of the Nov 2008 attacks, State Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner told reporters Thursday. "We're committed to doing all we can to assist the Indian Government in pursuing every possible lead to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack to justice." He was responding to a question about Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Headley's testimony to a Mumbai court about the nexus between Pakistani army and its spy agency ISI and the attackers' handlers.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
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  • National Herald case: No relief from SC, Sonia and Rahul to face trial

    Stating that it finds “no justification” in quashing the criminal prosecution of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, the Supreme Court on Friday held that the trial against them shall proceed. “Insofar as the determination rendered by the (Delhi) High Court, in rejecting the prayer for quashing the proceedings against the petitioners is concerned, we find no justification in interfering therewith,” said a bench of Justice J S Khehar and Justice C Nagappan. Allowing the Delhi magistrate to proceed with the criminal case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, the bench said “it is not our business to get into all this” and that the court has a “very limited scope” to interject at this stage.

    • The Indian Express
  • BJP justifying fake encounter to 'satiate bloodlust': Congress

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday said it is ironical that the BJP is basing its entire strategy of trying to justify a fake encounter on a testimony of a drug peddler-turned-terrorist and asked whether the ruling party at the Centre stands for extra judicial killings in order to satiate their bloodlust. Congress leader Manish Tewari said it is extremely disturbing that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has used the testimony of a drug peddler-turned terrorist in order to justify a fake encounter. "It is indeed ironical that the BJP is basing its entire strategy of trying to justify a fake encounter on the testimony of a drug peddler-turned terrorist," said Tewari.

    • ANI
  • Disappointed at US notifying sale of F16 Aircraft to Pak: MEA

    New Delhi, Feb. 13 (ANI): The Indian Government on Saturday expressed disappointment at the decision by the United States of America to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan and said that the US Ambassador Richard Verma will be summoned over the matter. "We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan. Asserting that the record of the last many years in this regard speaks for itself, the MEA added that US Ambassador Richard Verma will be summoned to convey the government's 'displeasure'.

    • ANI
  • JNU student leader held on ‘sedition’ charges over Afzal Guru event

    HOURS AFTER Home Minister Rajnath Singh and HRD Minister Smriti Irani denounced the raising of alleged anti-India slogans in JNU, Delhi Police on Friday arrested the university’s students union president on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy. Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest evoked strong reactions from JNU students and teachers, past and present, and Opposition parties even as the RSS’s students wing ABVP “thanked” police for arresting the “anti-nationals”.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Headley suggested LeT not to attack Siddhivinayak temple: Nikam

    Mumbai, Feb. 12 (ANI): Narrating the startling revelations made by 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Friday said that the former conducted a recce of Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple and asked the LeT not to attack the shrine as it was heavily guarded. Nikam said that Headley was asked by Major Iqbal to recruit the people from Baba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in order to collect confidential information from there.

    • ANI
  • Sonia Gandhi hits back at PM Modi for ‘trying to suppress Congress voice in Parliament’

    HITTING BACK at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Parliament disruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday condemned “efforts to suppress Congress’s voice” whenever it tries to raise issues concerning the poor and common man in the House. Addressing office-bearers of 11 frontal organisations of the party in her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli, where she was on a two-day visit, Sonia said forces, which are trying to disturb communal harmony of the country are in the power at the centre. “Such forces are trying to suppress Congress whenever it tries to raise the voice of common public in Parliament.

    • The Indian Express
  • Ishrat Jahan case: The story so far

    In a series of police encounters during 2002-06, purportedly to bust plots to assassinate then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, and other BJP leaders, the Ishrat Jahan case was the only one in which four officials of the Intelligence Bureau were implicated, including the then special director of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar. The CBI which investigated case, said the encounter was the outcome of a conspiracy between the IB and Gujarat police officials. Nineteen year old Khalsa College student of Mumbra, Ishrat Jahan was killed along with Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai from Kerala, and two alleged Pakistanis -- Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana -- on June 15, 2004 on the outskirts of Ahmedabad for allegedly conspiring to kill Modi.

    • The Indian Express
  • Senior BJP leader Visheshwar Ojha shot in Bihar, party threatens protests

    BJP’s Bihar vice-president and prominent Bhojpur leader Visheshwar Ojha, 53, was shot dead at 6.30 pm Friday at Sonbarsha village in Ara. Police said “more than a dozen bullets from sophisticated weapons” were fired at Ojha. Ojha had unsuccessfully contested the 2015 Bihar assembly polls against RJD nominee and former MP Shivanand Tiwari’s son Rahul Tiwari from Shahpur constituency.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Condemn anti-Constitutional activities on University soil: JNU

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Strongly condemning the use of the varsity soil as a platform for activities that violate the Constitution, the Jawaharlal University, which is embroiled in the row over the event there against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, said on Friday that a high-level enquiry committee has been constituted and appropriate action will be taken. "Along with the Deans Committee, the University takes serious note of the incidents on campus on the evening of February 9th. While the JNU community upholds the right to free debate on campus, the University strongly condemns the use of the University as a platform for activities that violate the Constitution and the laws of the land," JNU Public Relations Officer Poonam S. Kudaisya said in a statement.

    • ANI
  • Senior politician gunned down in India's Bihar: police

    A top state politician from India's ruling party was gunned down Friday as he returned home from a wedding, police said. Vishveshwar Ojha, a vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the eastern state of Bihar, was sprayed with bullets on his way back from the ceremony in Bhojpur district. "He had gone to attend a wedding and he was shot at by unidentified gunmen as he was returning," police superintendent Naveen Chandra Jha told AFP.

    • AFP
  • Raising doubts about Headley's claim is 'anti-national': Fadnavis

    Mumbai, Feb. 11 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that those doubting David Coleman Headley's revelations on Isharat Jahan during his deposition before a Special Mumbai Court are indulging in 'petty politics'. "Raising doubts about Headley's statement for petty politics is anti-national because for the first time a credible witness has directly indicted Pakistan for sponsoring terrorist activity in India and if we raise doubts, it will directly help Pakistan," Fadnavis said.

    • ANI
  • JNU Students' Union president sent to police custody

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Friday sent JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar to three-day police custody. The development came as the police produced him in the Patiala House Court here after his arrest. Kumar earlier alleged that the entire episode was just 'an excuse' as he defeated the ABVP candidate in the union elections.

    • ANI
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  • BJP leaders' assassination, a political vendetta: LJP

    New Delhi, Feb. 12 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Friday launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Government in Bihar over the murder of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in the last 12-hours, saying that the murders were a part of political vendetta against NDA leaders. "These two murders show that there is no law and order in the state.

    • ANI
  • Ishrat Jahan’s mother on Headley deposition: Ploy by those guilty to salvage their names

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  • Afzal Guru row: Congress calls for exposing protestors' ulterior motive

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  • PM Modi wants to terrorise everyone using police: Kejriwal on JNU campus row

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  • Headley's deposition a conspiracy to save someone, says Ishrat's mother

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