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‘Ghar vapsi plan postponed, not cancelled’, Dharam Jagaran Samiti says to The Hindu

New Delhi(The Hindu): Under pressure from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rein in Hindutva groups, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh might have forced Dharam Jagaran Samiti to call off its plan to convert thousands of Muslims and Christians this Christmas, but the “routine” work of religious conversion or ‘ghar vapsi’ will continue, say sources in the […]

SC for transparency in sexual harassment cases against judges

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New Delhi(PTI): In a landmark move to usher in transparency in higher judiciary, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered its registry to make public the in-house procedure for enquiry into sexual harassment and other complaints against High Court judges and Chief Justices. A bench led by justice J.S. Khehar was pronouncing the judgment in a […]

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After 40 years, 4 convicts get lifer for Former Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra’s murder

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New Delhi(PTI): Four men, convicted for killing the then Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra and two others in a blast in Bihar’s Samastipur railway station nearly 40 years back, were on Thursday awarded life imprisonment by a Delhi court. District Judge Vinod Goel handed down the jail term to Ranjan Dwivedi, Santoshanand, Sudevanand and Gopalji […]

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Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse’s bust at public places

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New Delhi,JATIN ANAND(TH): The Mahasabha has already procured a sculpted Godse bust, currently on display at its headquarters in central Delhi’s Mandir Marg.Projecting Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a ‘nationalist political leader’ and terming him as ‘an irreplaceable asset to the intellectual discourse of Hinduism’, the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha wants to install Godse’s […]

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GST Bill to be introduced but not passed in winter session 2014

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New Delhi(ANI): Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be introduced in the parliament. However, the bill would not be discussed or passed in the current session. “This bill is impossible to reject it in session and therefore it will be […]

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SIT narrates key witness’ account before Gulbarg trial court

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New Delhi(PTI): The prosecution agency –Special Investigating Team (SIT)– in the Gulbarg Society riot case, where former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in 2002, on Thursday narrated the account of their prime witness before the trial court in Ahmedabad. SIT narrates key witness’ account before Gulbarg trial court Special Public Prosecutor […]

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Conversion row stalls Rajya Sabha proceedings for fourth straight day

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New Delhi(PTI): The Rajya Sabha failed to transact any business for the fourth straight day on Thursday as the opposition kept demanding a reply by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a debate on religious conversions. The government ruled out any such reply. The Prime Minister was present in the House during the Question Hour but […]

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Google to release Android 5.1 update in early 2015: Report

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Google is likely to release its first update to Android 5.0 Lollipop by next year, a report has revealed. According to CNET, Android 5.1 is due in the early months of 2015. Moreover, it also plans on making improvements for notifications, connections and overall stability apart from issuing bug fixes and introducing minor tweaks. The […]

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Maharashtra: No teacher will lose job due to excess staff or rule change, assures Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde

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Mumbai(PTI): Maharashtra Government will draft its education policy keeping in focus all 2 crore students, Higher Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Council on Thursday even as he sought to allay apprehensions over any teacher losing his job due to change in rules or presence of excess staff. “The policy will be drafted keeping […]

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Saradha scam: RJD MP Pappu Yadav backs Mamata Banerjee

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New Delhi(ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Pappu Yadav on Thursday came to the rescue of Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress (TMC) has drawn sharp flak over its alleged involvement in the Saradha chit-fund scam, and said the nation seldom had women as honest as the West Bengal chief minister. “I would say that just […]

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