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ADVOCATE MIRIAM FOZIA RAHMAN AND 76 OTHER WOMAN LAWYERS FROM DELHI HIGH COURT WRITES TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Advocate Miriam Fozia Rahman and 76 other women lawyers from Delhi High Court writes a letter petition to the Chief Justice of India highlighting the failure of the Central and State Governments to secure the Minority Communities in India, their Fundamental Right to life with dignity and safety guaranteed by Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Delhi High Court Women Lawyers Forum, is a forum consisting of about 150 women lawyers, for professional engagement of women lawyers, practicing at the Delhi High Court and the Trial Courts.... Read more

GOVT PANEL TO REVIEW AFSPA AMID NAGALAND KILLINGS ROW

The Centre has decided to institute a five-member committee to look into the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Nagaland, chief minister Neiphiu Rio said on Sunday, weeks after 13 civilians were killed by the army at Oting in the state’s Mon district. ... Read more

KERALA HIGH-SPEED RAIL: CPI EXPRESSES CONCERN, PCC WARNS THAROOR TO MEND HIS WAYS

Junior partner in the ruling Left Democratic Front, the Communist Party of India, on Sunday expressed concern over growing resentment against the government’s ambitious high speed rail project even as the Congress asked party MP Shashi Tharoor who refused to oppose the project to fall in line.... Read more

WITH 77 NEW CASES, INDIA’S OMICRON TALLY CROSSES 500

The number of infections of the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2 detected across India on Sunday soared past the 500-mark, even as more than 150 of these cases have already recovered, data compiled across states showed.... Read more

TIKAIT: SKM WON’T FIGHT ANY POLLS, NO LINK TO THOSE JOINING THE FRAY

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), the umbrella body of farmer unions that spearheaded the yearlong agitation against the three agriculture laws, will not contest any elections and those contesting have nothing to do with us, farmer leader and Rakesh Tikait said on Sunday.... Read more

BJP PLANS TO APPOINT COORDINATORS AS PART OF ITS VILLAGE OUTREACH DRIVE

In a major community outreach in rural areas, the farmers’ wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party plans to appoint co-ordinators in every village to inform farmers about the various welfare schemes of the central government, a BJP leader said told HT.... Read more

PM CONTRIBUTES ₹1,000 TO PARTY FUND, URGES TO MAKE ‘BJP STRONG, INDIA STRONG’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday donated ₹1,000 towards the BJP fund as the BJP launched a special micro-donation camp  on december 25 on the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The drive will continue till February 11."I have donated Rs. 1,000 towards the party fund of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Our ideal of always putting Nation First and the culture of lifelong selfless service by our cadre will be further strengthened by your micro-donation. Help make BJP strong. Help make India strong," PM Modi tweeted along with the receipt of the donation.... Read more

AFTER KARNATAKA CM BOMMAI FUELS EXIT RUMOUR, BJP LEADERS SAY ‘CONSPIRACY TO CREATE CONFUSION’

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed the speculations around Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai’s possible exit a “conspiracy to create confusion”. BJP Karnataka unit chief Nalin Kumar Kateel asserted that Bommai will remain the chief minister till the next state Assembly elections, calling the reports “a figment of imagination”, news agency PTI reported.... Read more

CENTRE DEPLOYS EXPERT TEAMS TO 10 STATES SHOWING RAPID SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES

Union health ministry will be deploying central teams of experts with nodal officers to 10 states that have been showing a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases.... Read more

DECISIONS THAT DOESN’T JUST LOOK GOOD FOR ALSO ‘DID’ GOOD: SHAH LAUDS MODI GOVT

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the government led by him has taken decisions that never looked good on the paper but have always done good to the people. ... Read more

JAIPUR: GOLD BISCUIT WORTH ₹24.32 LAKH SEIZED AT AIRPORT

Customs officials recovered 491 grams of gold biscuits worth ₹24.32 lakh from a passenger on Friday who arrived from Sharjah, said a press release on Saturday.... Read more

GIRL FOUND DEAD IN RAJASTHAN’S BUNDI; RAPE, MURDER SUSPECTED

Bloodstained body of a girl with fatal injuries on her neck and head was recovered from a forest in Bundi district, police said on Friday.... Read more

LUDHIANA BLAST: COURT RUNNING AS PER ROUTINE, SECURITY TIGHTENED, SAY POLICE

A day after an explosion occurred on the premises of the Ludhiana district court, police said on Friday that security has been tightened around the court complex and the court is running as per routine... Read more

MULTI-CITY PROBES, OVER 50 CCTV CLIPS: COPS TRACE MISSING NOIDA WOMAN IN SURAT

Searches in several cities across multiple states, electronic surveillance and analysis of more than 50 CCTV footage were what the Noida Police had to resort to for tracing and bringing back home a woman, went missing over a week ago.... Read more

INDIA’S OMICRON COUNT AT 358; 183 SUCH CASES ANALYSED, SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

The Union health ministry said on Friday that 17 states and Union Territories (UTs) in India have reported cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which was first detected in South Africa in November.... Read more

PAKISTANI TERROR GROUPS CONTINUE TO TARGET KASHMIR,

A total of 24 Pakistani terrorists have been killed in the last eight months in various sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, clearly showing that Pakistan's support to terrorism in the Union territory continues unabated. As per the latest records, eight of them have been killed in the Jammu zone and 16 have been killed in the Kashmir Zone. Details of these slain terrorists reveal that they are all from Pakistan.... Read more

SHAMA ZAIDI GRABS THIS YEARS LAADLI OF THE CENTURY

The Laadli of The Century Award was given to Shama Zaidi, screenplay writer, costume designer , art director, theatre person, and documentary filmmaker. Padma Shri Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry , a renowned theatre personality was this year’s recipient of Laadli Lifetime Achievement award.... Read more

LAADLI INITIATIVE PAVING WAY TOWARDS A GENDER JUST SOCIETY

The Ambassador congratulated Laadli Media Awards for their tremendous contributions to work towards a more gender just society .... Read more

ADJOURNMENT MOTION NOTICE IN LOK SABHA OVER REPORTS OF CHINESE VILLAGE : PARLIAMENT UPDATE

The Omicron strain of the coronavirus is spreading fast in India as well as the world. On Monday, India’s tally neared the two-dozen mark (23 to be exact) after two more people were confirmed infected with Omicron in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai.... Read more

FOOTBALL : INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE, GOA – UPDATES

The opening match of game week 5 will take place at the Tilak Maidan stadium in Goa between 10th placed SC East Bengal and 11th placed FC Goa. The two bottom placed teams will be eyeing for their first win of the tournament. SC East Bengal will have an upper hand in the game as FC Goa are yet to get a point in three games and they have also lost all three previous games by a higher margin. A win will take the Kolkata side to a mid-table spot.... Read more