HC seeks response on plea regarding children’s participation in human chain

Patna, Jan 18 : The Patna High Court on Wednesday asked the Bihar government to respond to an NGO’s plea regarding the participation of school children in the proposed formation of a human chain on January 21 to support prohibition in the state. Acting on a petition filed by non-governmental organisation Forum for Public Interest […]

Bhangar tense, as protesters continue road blockades

[Beersheba : A Bedouin woman sit on demolished structure of a house in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, near the southern city of Beersheba, Israel Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. As protesters were demonstrating against the court-ordered demolition, an Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of […]

Punjab says hear Haryana’s SYL plea after polls, SC says no

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Punjab government’s plea for deferring the hearing on Haryana’s challenge to the de-notification of land acquired for the SYL canal till a new state government was formed after the February 4 Punjab assembly elections. Directing for the next hearing on February 15, the […]

Telangana to pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM

Hyderabad, Jan 18 : Telangana will soon bring in a legislation to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution’s 9th schedule as was done in case of Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday. Reiterating his commitment to provide quota […]

Bhangar tense, as protesters continue road blockades

Kolkata Jan 18 : Tension was palpable and protests continued on Wednesday in several villages of West Bengal’s Bhangar II block, which saw large-scale violence since Monday over “forcible” land acquisition for a Power Grid Corporation of India project. In the metropolis, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a high level meeting at the state police […]

Telangana to pressurise Centre for 12 percent Muslim quota: CM

Hyderabad, Jan 18 : Telangana will pass a bill to provide 12 percent reservations to Muslims in the state and bring pressure on the Union Government to include the law in Constitution’s 9th schedule as was done in case of Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday. Reiterating his commitment to provide […]