India

CJI Chandrachud bats for more women, tribals in judiciary

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice DY Chandrachud, considered a liberal judge of his times, on Friday made a pitch for representation of the marginalised sections in the judiciary. Speaking at an event to mark Constitution Day, Justice Chandrachud said the seeds of liberal democratic values were first sown by the indigenous people of India. …

Ex-Delhi Congress MLA abuses policemen in Shaheen Bagh, arrested

Former Congress legislator Asif Khan has been arrested for abusing and misbehaving with policemen in Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, officials said. In a video released by the Delhi Police, a policeman tells the MLA that he should not make inflammatory speech in Shaheen Bagh, a Muslim-dominated neighbourhood in South Delhi. In response, an angry …

2 MP men arrested for death threat to Rahul Gandhi

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly giving death threats to senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a letter sent to a sweet shop in Indore. Narendra Singh of UP’s Rae Bareli and Aish Singh, a resident of Betul in Madhya Pradesh were arrested from Nagda area of Indore on Thursday. Last week, a letter …

In Surat, Hazira port workers bat for chance to AAP

47-year-old Jijubhai Ishwarbhai Patel has been voting for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for more than two decades, but he will choose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in this Assembly election. Standing outside the office of a shipping company at the Hazira Port in Surat, Patel, a 5-feet tall man in a sky blue-coloured T-shirt …

Jharkhand: Muslim Woman Marries Hindu Lover, Gets Police Protection

A Muslim woman, who first converted to Hinduism and then married to her lover, has been given police protection in face of constant threats by her family members in Godda district of Jharkhand. 20-year-old Muskaan Khatoon was in a relationship with 30-year-old Ram Kumar for the past few year. Facing opposition and threats from the …

Govt Paper Explains Why Global Reports On Freedom, Democracy Are Flawed

Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC), a non-Constitutional, non-permanent and independent body constituted to give economic advice to the government of India, has challenged the research methodology of scoring countries in three major global reports: Freedom in the World Index, Varieties of Democracy (V-DEM) Indices, and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Democracy Index. PMEAC …

Jharkhand’s Local Products A Hit At India Int’l Trade Fair

From special honey to silk sarees – products made by artisans of Jharkhand are a huge hit at this year’s India International Trade Fair (IITF) being organised in New Delhi. In line with the theme of the trade fair ‘Vocal for Local, Local to Global’, the Jharkhand Khadi Board has displayed Khadi Bundi, Tussar silk …

Based on Satyajit Ray’s work, ‘The Storyteller’ is a take against plagiarism

Director Ananth Mahadevan’s The Storyteller was screened at the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa on Tuesday. It is based on Oscar-winning legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s Golpo Boliye Tarini Khuro. The film gives a strong message against plagiarism. It is based on maverick storyteller Tarini Ranjan Bandhopadhyay who is notorious for not sticking …

Infiltration Attempt Foiled; Pak Intruder Killed, Another Held In Jammu

Foiling two separate attempts of infiltration, the Border Security Force (BSF) arrested a Pakistani intruder and arrested another along the International Border (IB) in Jammu last night. Troops thwarted two attempts of infiltration in RS Pura sector and in Indreshwar Nagar area of Jammu in the wee hours of Tuesday, officials said. In RS Pura, alert …

Most-Wanted Khalistani Terrorist Held By NIA At Delhi Airport

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a most-wanted Khalistani terrorist, Kulwinderjit Singh alias Khanpuria from the Delhi airport on his arrival from Bangkok. He had been absconding since 2019 and was carrying a reward of ₹5 lakh on his arrest. Khanpuria, who had been associated with terrorist outfits like Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) and Khalistan …