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No filmy-style last wish question for Nirbhaya gangrape-murder convicts

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In a big development, Delhi s Patiala House court on Tuesday (January 7) issued a death warrant for the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The four convicts - Mukesh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Singh and Pawan Gupta - will be hanged at 7 am on January 22. Nirbhaya s mother Asha Devi welcomed the court s verdict and said that her struggle of seven years

SMS, internet in Kashmirs govt-run hospitals to be restored from midnight

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New Delhi: Almost five months after Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities decided to restore the internet as well as mobile SMS services in Kashmir. The internet services will be restored in all the government-run hospitals in the Valley. The services will be restored from December 31 midnight in Kashmir, ANI quoted Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretar

Google celebrates Christmas with a special, bright doodle

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Search engine giant Google on Wednesday (December 25) put up a bright doodle to celebrate Christmas Day. Calling it the ‘Day 3’ of holidays 2019, the latest doodle celebrates the festive spirit of Christmas and the holiday season 2019. “No matter how you choose to celebrate, ‘tis the season to enjoy the holiday festivities during the most wonderful time of the year!”

PM Modi to unveil 25-feet statue of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Lucknow on December 25

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 25-feet bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Lucknow s iconic Lok Bhawan on Wednesday. The event coincides with the birth anniversary of Vajpayee, one of the founders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sources told Zee Media that all preparations for the event has been completed and security officers have al

No requirement for Indian citizens to declare religion for opening bank account, clarifies Finance M

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New Delhi: The Central government on Saturday dispelled rumours claiming that Indian citizens will need to disclose their religion in their bank`s `Know Your Customer` (KYC) forms. There is no requirement for the Indian citizens to declare their religion for opening existing bank account or for KYC, Rajeev Kumar, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Financ

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NEW DELHI: Violent protests erupted across the country on Thursday over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which seeks to grant citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Buddhists and Christians fleeing religious persecution from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and came to India on or before December 31, 2014.A large number of protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar an

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New Delhi: The protests against the Citizenship Act, 2019, has hit several parts of the country. While the situation seems to improve in northeast, violence has erupted in places like Delhi, UPs Aligarh and Mau. Delhi witnessed clashes between police and angry protestors on Sunday, in which the cops and students of Jamia Millia Islamia University were said to be injured. T

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullahs detention under Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir e

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday extended the detention of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act, according to officials. A day before August 5, 2019, when Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the decision on withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, the government imposed massive security me

SC, ST reservation in legislatures extended for another 10 years

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New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a Constitution amendment bill to extend reservation given to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in Lok Sabha and state assemblies by 10 years. The Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Lok Sabha on Tuesday that provides to further amend Article 334 of the Constitution. Speaking in Lok Sabha, Union Law Mi

Nirbhaya gangrape convict seeks withdrawal of mercy petition, claims never signed it

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New Delhi: Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case. has written to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking immediate withdrawal of his mercy petition, claiming he never signed the document.  On Saturday, Vinay Sharma, through his counsel AP Singh, requesting the President him that he be allowed to withdraw the mercy petition, claiming that the mercy ple

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