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Cong to BJP on Emergency: Look inwards

The Congress on Tuesday struggled to counter massive BJP propaganda about the Emergency, arguing that the party had dealt with its mistake with candour while the RSS-BJP had never shown the honesty and courage to acknowledge theirs.
Sanjay K. Jha Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

'Undeclared' avatar lesson

The Bharatiya Jana Sangh's fellow-travellers in the mid-seventies have accused its present-day avatar of presiding over an "undeclared Emergency", seizing on the opportunity the BJP handed them as it took the lead in building a narrative against the Congress, the Nehru-Gandhi family in particular.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

People very afraid: Nayar

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar felt surprised and honoured to be acknowledged for his role in the Emergency by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, coming as it does on the heels of a recent visit to his home by BJP president Amit Shah.
Anita Joshua Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Killed for child-lifter suspicion

A 40-year-old woman was lynched on Tuesday in Ahmedabad on the suspicion of being a child-lifter.
Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Safety report 'shame'

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a new survey claimed that India was the most dangerous country in terms of women's safety.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Pinarayi takes on Piyush, accuses Centre of bias

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has launched a renewed attack on the Narendra Modi government at the Centre for its "politically biased" policy towards the state, nailing a lie put out by railway minister Piyush Goyal regarding a meeting.
Santosh Kumar Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Church scan on abuse, blackmail cry

A church in Kerala has suspended five priests following a believer's allegation that they used his wife's confession - a private sacramental rite - to sexually exploit her.
K.M. Rakesh Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Medical course fine

Those seeking admission to MBBS and BDS (dental) and postgraduate courses in Haryana from the 2018-19 session will have to sign a bond promising not to leave midway, according to a new policy notified by the state government.
Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Citizen register uncertainty in Assam

The clock is ticking on the publication of the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that is being updated in Assam to weed out illegally settled foreigners but there is still no clarity on the fate of those who might not figure in the final document.
Our Bureau Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Delhi govt seeks FIR against tree felling

Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered that an FIR be filed against NBCC (India) after an activist recorded its workers cutting trees, a day after the construction firm had told Delhi High Court it would rest the axe till July 4.
Pheroze L. Vincent Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

PF early withdrawal, with pension option

An employee will now be able to withdraw 75 per cent of his Employees' Provident Fund amount after a month of unemployment and continue as a member of retirement fund body EPFO for social security benefits.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 27, 2018 00:00 IST

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