BJP fields 13 disqualified Cong-JD(S) MLAs for bypolls in Karnataka

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday (November 14) nominated 13 Congress and JD(S) MLAs, who were disqualified ahead of a trust vote...

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Rahul should apologise to nation: BJP leaders on Rafale verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal case, saying review petitions were without merit.

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SC quashes TN’s petition to restrain Karnataka from building dam

The Supreme Court on Thursday (November 14) quashed a petition filed by Tamil Nadu seeking a restriction on Karnataka’s construction of a dam across River Markandeya, which is a tributary of River Pennaiyar. The apex court thereby has allowed Karnataka to build the dam near Yargol village in Kolar district. The Tamil Nadu government claimed t...

India may again attempt soft landing on Moon next November

Bengaluru: After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday (November 14). The ISRO had constituted a high-level committee, headed by S Somanath, Director of Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai S...

Political parties in Kerala welcome SC decision on Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Political parties in Kerala on Thursday (November 14) welcomed the Supreme Court decision to refer its September 28, 2018 order allowing women of all ages into the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala to a larger bench. Hailing the verdict, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala asked the Left-led state government “not to create issues” by pro...

BJP hails Rafale verdict triumph of truth

Terming the Supreme Court’s verdict that rejected review pleas seeking a probe into the Rafale deal as a huge victory for the Modi government, the BJP on Thursday (November 14) said that truth has triumphed. Referring to the judgment that said there was no merit in the review pleas, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, “Truth triumphs. Truth...

SC sends Sabarimala review pleas, other religious practices to larger bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday (November 14) declared that a larger bench comprising seven judges will re-examine the verdict on the entry of women between ages 10 and 50 into the Sabarimala temple. The decision was taken through a majority verdict of 3:2. The majority verdict by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and Justices AM Khanwilka...

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Cong plea bears no fruit as SC gives clean chit to BJP govt in Rafale case

Allegations levelled against the Centre by the Opposition Congress for over three years bore no fruit as the Supreme Court on Thursday (November 14) gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit. The apex court rejected pleas which had sought re-examination of i...

Disqualified Karnataka MLAs, barring Roshan Baig, join BJP

A day after the Supreme Court paved the way for them to contest the December 5 Assembly bypolls in Karnataka, 16 disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators on Thursday (November 14) joined the BJP here. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, state BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and National General Secretary in charge of Karnataka, P Muralidhar Rao were amon...

Delhi continues to grapple with pollution, air quality remains severe at 460

The air quality in Delhi on Thursday (November 14) continued to remain in the 'severe category' as the Air Quality Index recorded at 460. The Dwarka Sector 8 air monitoring centre recorded an air quality index of 496 and Nehru Nagar and JLN Stadium 492. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe',...

Contempt case: SC lets off Rahul Gandhi, asks him to be careful in future

Taking into account the unconditional apology tendered by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Thursday (November 14) closed the contempt plea against him for wrongly attributing to the apex court his “chowkidar chor hai” remark in the Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court said the remarks made by Gandhi were ...

Here’s all you need to know about the Rafale deal case

The Supreme Court on Thursday (November 14) dismissed the review pleas filed in connection with ₹59,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal. This means that the plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the deal stands dismissed.

Death toll surges on second day of Israel-Gaza violence

Gaza City: Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day and showed little sign of easing as the Palestinian death toll surged to 26. Fresh rocket barrages were fired at Israel, which responded with strikes on what it said were Islamic Jihad militant sites and rocket-launching squads in the Gaza S...

Modi hopes Brics summit will boost economic links

Brasilia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (November 13) hoped that the Brics summit will enhance the economic and cultural linkages between the member nations as he arrived to take part in the two-day meeting of the emerging market bloc here in the Brazilian capital. “Reached Brazil to take part in the BRICS Summit. Will also meet various world ...

Partial roll back in JNU hostel fee after protest, but students unhappy

New Delhi: The Executive Council meeting of the JNU on Wednesday decided to partially roll back the hike in hostel fees. As per the revised decision, the room rent for single occupancy will be ₹200 while for double, it will be ₹100. The caution deposit will be ₹5,500. The service charges will continue to be fined at ₹1,700.

CJI’s office to come under ambit of RTI, says Supreme Court

The office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority and is under the ambit of Right to Information Act, ruled the Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 13). A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had earlier reserved its verdict on the case.

Congress demands dismissal of Yediyurappa govt post SC ruling on MLAs

After Supreme Court upheld then Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar's decision disqualifying 17 Congress and JD(S) MLAs and allowed them to contest the bypolls on Wednesday (November 13), the Congress hit out at the Yediyurappa government saying the top court's decision has exposed the BJP's Operation Kamal in the state. The court on Wednesday struck down ...

Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil among NCP members in joint panel to prepare CMP

Amidst the power tussle in Maharashtra and the uncertainty over government formation in the state, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday named its five members for a joint committee set to be constituted with Congress for deciding a common minimum programme (CMP) before their possible alliance with the Shiv Sena. The panel will compr...

Chronology of events in Karnataka MLAs disqualification case

The top court on Wednesday (November 13) upheld former Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar’s decision to disqualify 17 rebel MLAs. A three judge bench, however, allowed the lawmakers to contest the upcoming by-polls, rejecting Kumar’s order to disqualify them till 2023. The 17 rebel MLAs had switched sides to BJP after assembly elections in ...

Delhi air quality nears emergency zone; odd-even back, but schools open

The National Capital Region (NCR) gasped for breath on Wednesday as noxious smog, resulting from raging farm fires, and unfavourable weather pushed pollution levels in the region towards the emergency zone for the second time in the last 15 days. A large number of children were exposed to the harmful spike in pollution as schools remained open o...

SC to deliver verdict on Sabarimala review pleas tomorrow

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Thursday (November 13) its verdict on a batch of petitions seeking re-examination of its decision to allow entry of women of all age group in Kerala's Sabarimala Temple. The apex court will deliver its judgement on as many as 65 petitions -- including 56 review petitions and four fresh writ petition...

Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza

Jerusalem/Gaza: Israeli security forces on Tuesday (November 12) assassinated a commander of the Islamic Jihad described by them as "a ticking bomb". This led to retaliatory attacks from the Gaza Strip that pushed major areas in Israel to closure and escalated tensions in the region. A joint statement by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and Israel's internal ...

SC to pronounce verdict on Rafale judgement review pleas on Thursday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Thursday (November 14) its verdict on petitions seeking a review of its judgement giving a clean chit to the Modi government in the Rafale fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault Aviation.

SC to hear Madhu Koda’s plea challenging his disqualification by EC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 13) agreed to hear a plea filed by former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda challenging his disqualification by the Election Commission in 2017 for not truthfully disclosing election expenses. A bench headed by CJI designate Justice S A Bobde took note of the submission that Koda's petition needed an ur...

Disqualified Karnataka MLAs can contest bypolls, rules SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the disqualification of the 17 MLAs as ordered by the former speaker of Karnataka Assembly Ramesh Kumar. However, the period of debarment has been done away with by the top court.

VHP wants Shah, Yogi to be included in Ayodhya temple trust

Days after the Centre began the process of constituting a trust for construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, as mandated by the Supreme Court, right-wing organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has suggested that Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath be included in it. VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma on Wednesd...

Shiv Sena not to mention plea in SC against Guv’s refusal for more time

New Delhi: The Shiv Sena will not mention in the Supreme Court on Wednesday (November 13) its plea challenging the governors decision of not granting it 3 days time for getting letter of support for government formation in Maharashtra, according to the party lawyer. The lawyer representing Shiv Sena in the apex court told that the party has preferred not t...