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After Kerala, now Punjab likely to move Supreme Court against ‘divisive’ CAA

A resolution opposing the amended citizenship law is likely to be tabled in the Punjab assembly Friday.
File image of RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of Railways | India.gov.in

Merging railway services could compromise safety: RJD MP on standing panel writes to PM Modi

In a letter, MP and member of Standing Committee of Railways Manoj Jha, says merger proposal brought without consensus of non-technical civil servants.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo : Manish Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court orders telecom companies to pay Rs 92,000 crore to govt

A 3-judge Supreme Court bench rejected an appeal by telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, which have been struggling to reduce debt.
Prakash Javdekar

Javadekar blames AAP govt for possible delay in hanging of 16 December gangrape convicts

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the nation would have got justice sooner if the Kejriwal govt had issued notices to the 16 December convicts within a week of the Supreme Court's order.
Bombay High Court | Commons

Bombay High Court slams Maharashtra govt, says it has money for statues & not public health

The court pulled up the Maharashtra government while hearing a PIL which sought the release of grants to Wadia Hospitals for women and children.
Maninder Singh being arrested on live TV. | YouTube

Man confesses to killing woman on live TV, police arrest him mid-show

The accused, Maninder Singh, was arrested for the murder of his friend on New Year's Eve following his confession. He was earlier convicted in a 2010 murder in Karnal.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI

Amit Shah seeks support for CAA in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar will lead NDA in state polls

Addressing a pro-CAA rally in Bihar, Home Minister Amit Shah sought support for the Modi government on the grounds of CAA, scrapping of Article 370, and the Ayodhya verdict.
Police personnel trying to douse a fire during anti-CAA protest in Muzaffarnagar on 20 Decembe

UP Police charges 33 arrested people with provoking minors to pelt stones during CAA protests

An additional charge under the Juvenile Justice Act has been imposed on 33 people who were arrested earlier for allegedly indulging in violence during CAA protests on 20 December.
Air Asia Aircraft | Commons

ED summons Air Asia CEO Fernandes, executives in money laundering case

The ED probe is related to allegations that Air Asia tried to manipulate govt policies through corrupt means to get an international licence for its Indian venture.
The IGNCA is currently located at Man Singh Road

IGNCA could to be shifted out of Lutyen’s Delhi under Central Vista revamp plan

According to the proposed Central Vista plan, the IGNCA and nine other buildings, including Udyog Bhawan, will likely be demolished for the new common Central Secretariat.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane at the Army Day Parade | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Indian Army under Gen Naravane is correcting history – shifting focus from Pakistan to China

Then-Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon became focussed on Pakistani threat and India lost track of China. The new Army chief could be changing that.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

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Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Modi-Shah’s BJP govt has failed India’s youth and is now stuck fighting them

Six months after returning to power with a huge mandate, Modi govt is losing the youth — its most ardent voters who are now pessimistic, hopeless and even angry.