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...but why? Message is killed anyway

Sections of the mainstream media in the country were roasted on social media on Saturday for taking down a report about a cooperative bank associated with BJP chief Amit Shah receiving a huge amount of demonetised currency before such establishments were barred from accepting the deposits.
Anita Joshua Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Threat to kill messenger...

A BJP legislator who had to resign as minister for joining a rally held in support of the Kathua rape-and-murder accused has warned Kashmiri journalists to "draw a line" while reporting on the Kathua incident, reminding them of the fate of murdered editor Shujaat Bukhari.
Muzaffar Raina Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Choice: child or community

A young tribal woman has said she had to give up her two-month-old child to be accepted back into the Santhal fold in Purulia, which forbids matrimony outside the community.
Pranab Mondal Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Excess baggage rates raised

Low-cost airlines IndiGo, GoAir and SpiceJet have raised their excess baggage fee to Rs 400 per kg beyond the 15kg allowed free.
Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Modi trains guns on 'one family'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee as a great son of India and accused the Congress of deliberately downplaying the contributions of leaders like him to glorify "one family".
Our Special Correspondent Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Shah plays Jammu card

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday unveiled a long list of alleged acts of discrimination against Jammu by the state's erstwhile People's Democratic Party-led government, indicating an attempt at polarising voters ahead of the general election.
Muzaffar Raina Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Minister promise to Cherie on widow case

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday that his ministry would "make decisive intervention" in a case of widow welfare being heard by the Supreme Court to ensure protection of their rights.
PTI Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP leader killed, party cries politics

A BJP leader was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Chikmagalur by unidentified persons on Friday night, prompting the party to allege political murder.
K.M. Rakesh Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Maharashtra cuts out plastic

The Maharashtra government's state-wide ban on the use of plastic items, including carry bags and thermocol, came into effect on Saturday.
PTI Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Editors slam BJP MLA's 'threat'

The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Saturday condemned BJP leader and former minister Lal Singh's statement threatening Kashmiri journalists.
PTI Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Major's wife found dead in Delhi

The body of a major's wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday, police said.
PTI Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

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