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Chhattisgarh passes bills to raise quota to 76%

The Chhattisgarh assembly on Friday unanimously adopted two Bills to enhance the state’s overall reservation to 76 per cent in jobs and educational institutions — possibly the highest in India — in a strategic move by Bhupesh Baghel’s Congress government that other parties may find hard to oppose. The Bills, if...

Dec 3 · >

CBI summons KCR’s daughter in Delhi liquor policy case

K Kavitha, the daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear as a witness in the Delhi liquor policy case on Tuesday. Ms Kavitha, a former MP and now a Member of Legislative Council, has been given...

Dec 3 · >

Jairam Ramesh’s gaddar tag to Scindia revives row

The Congress today saw another “gaddar” (traitor) jibe thrown around as its communications in-charge, Jairam Ramesh, went for some bite when asked if Jyotiraditya Scindia, a former Congress “young turk” who is now a BJP minister, could come back to the party. “Scindia is a gaddar (traitor), true gaddar,...

Dec 3 · >

Assam CM links Delhi’s Shraddha murder to love jihad

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted today that “love jihad” is a “reality” and has been established by the grisly murder of Shraddha Walkar in Delhi. Sarma has earlier spoken of the issue in the context of the murder, insisting that the country needs a strict law against...

Dec 2 · >

Defacing of JNU buildings with anti-Brahmin slogans alleged

Several buildings on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus were defaced on Thursday with anti-Brahmin slogans, photos of which were shared on social media. Students claimed that the walls in the School of International Studies- II building were vandalised with slogans against Brahmin and Baniya communities. There was no immediate...

Dec 2 · >

Sidhu Moose Wala murder mastermind held in California

Gangster Goldy Brar, one of the main conspirators of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder, has been detained in US, sources told NDTV. A member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, Goldy Brar had recently moved to the US from Canada, where he was based since 2017. The gangster was...

Dec 2 · >

Voting progresses in 89 Gujarat assembly seats

A total of 89 seats are voting in the first phase of assembly polls in Gujarat today, in which the BJP is hoping for a seventh consecutive term. Its big challenger is the Aam Aadmi Party, which has managed to push aside the Congress in terms of visibility. The...

Dec 1 · >

US dossier warns Indian Navy against major China threat

China may station aircraft carriers, large warships and submarines in its first overseas military base in Djibouti, a move that would have profound security ramifications for the Indian Navy. Details of the base feature in the US Department of Defence’s annual report on China, which is submitted to the...

Dec 1 · >

ISIS confirms leader killed in battle, names new chief

The Islamic State jihadist group said Wednesday that its leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been killed in battle and announced a replacement. A spokesman for the group said Hashimi, an Iraqi, was killed “in combat with enemies of God”, without elaborating on the date of his death or...

Dec 1 · >

Centre returns 10 Collegium names for high courts

The names of 10 judges recommended for elevation by the Supreme Court Collegium have not received a go-ahead from the Central government. The files, returned on November 25, also include the name of senior advocate Saurabh Kirpal, the son of former Chief Justice of India BN Kirpal. Sources say...

Nov 29 · >