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Govt asks SC collegium to reconsider recommendation on Joseph

The government on Thursday returned to the Supreme Court collegium its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M. Joseph to the apex court and asked it to reconsider it, a move which may widen the rift between the judiciary and the executive. 
Apr 26, 2018 14:51 IST

Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to tour poll-bound Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battle field for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati, who will be criss-crossing the state to turn the tide in favour of their respective parties.
Apr 26, 2018 12:39 IST

13 children killed as train hits school van near Gorakhpur at unmanned crossing 

Thirteen children were killed and eight others injured when a train rammed into their school van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar area, around 50km from Gorakhpur on Thursday.
Apr 26, 2018 12:05 IST

Supreme Court to consider Kathua accused's plea to transfer probe to CBI

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider a plea of two accused in the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua that the trial in the case be held in Jammu and the probe handed over to the Central Bureau of India.
Apr 26, 2018 11:44 IST

Victim Indian, rescuer Pakistani

A Darjeeling woman was duped by her own relative but was rescued from Oman with the help of a stranger who turned out to be a Pakistani.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Desert dare for Shah

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje has dared to try what almost none in the BJP can afford to attempt: veto Amit Shah's choice.
J.P. Yadav Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

On kitchen wall: Modi's reminder

If the slogan " Har har Modi, ghar ghar Modi" was nipped in the bud in Varanasi in 2014, a tiled version of the concept is about to gatecrash many homes in Madhya Pradesh.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Brainwashed, says victim's father

The father of the 16-year-old girl raped by Asaram said the " dhongi baba (fake godman)" had brainwashed god-fearing people like him into believing that their children would "do well" in gurukuls run by him.
PTI Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

BSF to keep out Rohingya

India has identified 120 vulnerable points along its 4,096km border with Bangladesh and deployed additional BSF jawans to detect and push back Rohingya refugees if they try to enter the country, home ministry sources said on Wednesday.
Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Sena slams impeach axe

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of the Opposition notice to impeach the Chief Justice of India was not surprising, the Shiv Sena said on Wednesday as it targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
PTI Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Centre opposes parity in poll panel

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Election Commission was functioning "smoothly in an independent manner" and there was no need to accord constitutional status to the two election commissioners so that the same rigorous process is followed while removing them as is done in the case of the chief election commissioner.
Our Legal Correspondent Apr 26, 2018 00:00 IST

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