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Language row on madarsa

Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stirred a controversy on Friday by suggesting that madarsas in the state should teach Assamese instead of Arabic.
PANKAJ SARMA Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

TDP scores

TDP MPs had to be marshalled out of the Parliament premises for the second day in a row after they picketed in the Lok Sabha Speaker's office on being locked out of the Lower House.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Finger at BSP for violence

Uttar Pradesh police have claimed that Bahujan Samaj Party leaders in three districts had participated in violence during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups on April 2 and also provoked people to take law into their hands.
Our special correspondent Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Friend drops by

Actress Preity Zinta at Jodhpur airport on Friday, on her way to meet Salman Khan in jail. She met Salman in the afternoon in the Jodhpur Central Jail's visitors' room, prison superintendent Vikram Singh said. They spoke for about half an hour, he said. The actor's sisters Alvira and Arpita, who had travelled 
Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Pranab gets Babri notice

Delhi High Court on Friday sought the response of former President Pranab Mukherjee on a suit seeking deletion of some references to the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid from his 2016 book on the ground that they had hurt Hindu sentiments.
Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

Mobile at wheel: 3 of 5 Indians

Three out of every five drivers in India used mobile phones while driving but only one in four admitted to have been caught for breaking the law, according to a study conducted by Japanese auto major Nissan.
Apr 07, 2018 00:00 IST

As a 4% Parliament session ends, BJP and Cong extend blame game—adding fasts and Dalit focus

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress on Friday continued a tussle that had paralysed the second half of Parliament’s budget session, which ended today.
Apr 06, 2018 18:45 IST

Indian defence ministry's website hacked

The defence ministry's official website was hacked on Friday and efforts are on to restore it, officials said.
Apr 06, 2018 17:43 IST

Shanti Bhushan files PIL to know roster powers of Chief Justice of India

Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan on Friday petitioned the Supreme Court to clarify the administrative authority of its Chief Justice as the master of the roster and to lay down the principles and procedure for allocation of cases to judges.
Apr 06, 2018 16:04 IST

YSR Cong members quit Lok Sabha over Andhra demand, Jagan challenges TDP to follow suit

Five YSR Congress Party Lok Sabha members submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday over their demand for granting Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.
Apr 06, 2018 14:49 IST

Questions on salary surrender promise

Several allies have questioned the BJP announcement that NDA parliamentarians would forgo their salaries and allowances for the washed-out post-recess budget session, puncturing the ruling party's attempt to claim the moral high ground and push the Opposition on the defensive.
Anita Joshua Apr 06, 2018 00:00 IST

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