53 detained during party at farmhouse in Maharashtra’s Lonavala
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Pune, February 4 At least 53 people were detained during a party at a farmhouse in the hill town of Lonavala, police said on Saturday. The police had received information about loud music being played at a party in the farmhouse on Friday night, following which they raided the premises, an official said. The police found people dancing obscenely at the party and detained them, and also seized the sound system from the premises, he said. A case has been registered against 53 people under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Police Act ..read more
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Bihar-based rights activist files complaint against Ramdev for controversial remarks against Muslims
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Muzaffarpur (Bihar), February 4 A Bihar-based rights activist on Saturday filed a complaint against yoga guru Ramdev for allegedy hurting religious sentiments of Muslims with his remarks at a recent meeting of seers. Tamanna Hashmi lodged the complaint against Ramdev before a local court here and demanded the registration of an FIR against him. At a meeting of seers in Rajasthan's Barmer on Friday, the yoga guru had accused Muslims of resorting to terror and abducting Hindu women, while comparing Hinduism to Islam and Christianity. "Ramdev's statement against Muslims and Islam is objectionable ..read more
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Rahul Gandhi’s prediction about ‘Adani bubble’ came true: Digvijaya Singh
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Bhopal, February 4 Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi had predicted that the meteoric rise in the share prices of Adani group firms was a "bubble" which would burst soon. Adani group stocks have taken a beating on the bourses after US-based activist short-seller Hindenburg Research made a litany of allegations including fraudulent transactions and share price manipulation. The group has dismissed the charges as lies. "A security personnel of the Lok Sabha told Rahul Gandhi that shares of Adani group were doing well. He (Gandhi) told him that it was just a bubble whic ..read more
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If judiciary fails, it will lead to a breakdown of rule of law, cautions Singapore Chief Justice Menon
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Satya Prakash New Delhi, February 4 Maintaining that a properly functional judiciary acted as the glue to hold different parts of the system together, Chief Justice of Singapore Sundaresh Menon on Saturday cautioned against the failure of judiciary, saying it would result in the breakdown of rule of law. "When it functions well, the Judiciary serves as part of the glue that holds various moving parts togetherhellip;This is a critical mission: if we fail, the perfect long storm portends a breakdown of the rule of law. But if judiciaries are successful in this endeavour, they will help guide the ..read more
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Wealth of one person does not represent India’s pride: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra
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Thiruvananthapuram, February 4 India's pride should not be represented by the wealth of an individual and authorities like SEBI should make it clear what kind of role they play in the economic sector, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra said here on Saturday. She was apparently referring to the Adani saga that has rocked the country's stock market. Speaking at the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2023), the opposition MP said she has been raising concerns about the rise of some particular business houses from 2019 but SEBI failed to even provide a reply. "When Hindenburg, th ..read more
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CJI Chandrachud welcomes Rs 7,000-crore allocation for e-Courts project
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New Delhi, February 4 Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday welcomed the allocation of Rs 7,000 crore in the 2023-24 Budget for Phase-3 of the e-Courts Project, saying it will enhance judicial institutions and efficiency. Addressing the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Court, the CJI said, "Such endeavours will ensure that the Court truly reaches out to every citizen of our country." Singapore Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon delivered a lecture on "The Role of the Judiciary in a Changing World" on the occasion. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, the top court ad ..read more
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Now, online common entrance exam first for Agniveer recruitment process by Army
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New Delhi, February 4 The army has announced a change in the Agniveer recruitment process and candidates wanting to join the force will now have to first appear for an online common entrance examination (CEE), followed by physical fitness and medical tests. While advertisements regarding the change in the process have been put out by the army in various newspapers, sources on Saturday said, the notification for this is expected to be issued around mid-February. The first online CEE is slated to be held in April at nearly 200 locations across the country and for it all preparations have been fi ..read more
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BSF shoots down Pak drone in Rajasthan, recovers 6 kg narcotics
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Vijay Mohan Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 4 The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday shot down a Pakistani drone in the Sriganganagar Sector of Rajasthan and recovered a huge cache of narcotics. "During the intervening night of February 3-4, BSF troops deployed on the Indo-Pak International Border in general area Srikaranpur of Sriganganagar Sector, in a joint operation with the state police shot down a Pakistani drone which entered into India territory," a BSF officer said. During search of the area, the drone along with two bags was recovered. The bags contained six packets, w ..read more
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Government clears appointments; Supreme Court gets 5 new judges
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New Delhi, February 4 Five judges were appointed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, with the Centre clearing the names recommended by the Collegium on December 13 last year. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted to announce the appointment of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court; Justice Sanjay Karol, Chief Justice, Patna High Court; Justice P V Sanjay Kumar, Chief Justice, Manipur High Court; Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah of Patna High Court; and Justice Manoj Misra of Allahabad High Court as apex court judges. Once they take oath early next week, the strength of the apex cour ..read more
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Thousands of orphans will get opportunity to study at Delhi University free of cost: VC
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New Delhi, February 4 Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh on Saturday stated that thousands of orphan children, including those who lost their parents to Covid-19, will get an opportunity to pursue higher education free of cost with the university's new initiative to reserve seats for them. The vice chancellor said the university has been responsible for providing education to the students seeking higher education without any discrimination on any grounds. The varsity recently decided to reserve seats in each of its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for orphans under supernum ..read more
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