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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Witness identifies Cong leader Sajjan Kumar

New Delhi, Nov 16: A 1984 anti-Sikh riots witness and victim on Friday identified Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in connection with the alleged killings of the Sikh people during the riots.

During the hearing of the case in Delhi's Patiala House court, the witness, Cham Kaur issued a statement identifying Kumar. Earlier, another witness Sheela Kaur identified him....

Sabarimala row: Section 144 imposed, Trupti Desai unable to exit Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16: Ahead of Sabarimala Temple's reopening today, authorities have imposed Section 144 in the towns of Nilakkal, Pamba, and Sannidhanman as a precautionary measure.

The section of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which prohibits assembly of more than four people at a place, has been put in place as the state braces for a bout of fresh protests...

Injustice done to CBI Director Alok Verma, admits Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi, Nov 16: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has come out in support of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma, saying that he is an 'honest' man and 'a lot of injustice' has been done to him.

"I knew him when he was Delhi police commissioner. I have seen him working in CBI...

Assam: 70 organisations protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Guwahati, Nov 16: As many as 70 organisations, led by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), hit the streets here on Friday to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, demanding that it should be scrapped.

KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi, while speaking to ANI, said that if the proposed bill is passed, then the Assamese people will become a...

Cyclone 'Gaja' claims 23 lives so far in TN, CM announces solatium

Chennai, Nov 16: The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Gaja, which has caused extensive damages in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts while crossing the coast early on Friday, has so far claimed 23 lives, including 20 in the Central districts of Tamil Nadu.

Reports received here said while ten people were killed in cyclone and rain-related incidents in Central districts of...

BJP expels 53 leaders including former union minister for anti-party activities

Bhopal, Nov 16: The BJP on Thursday expelled 53 rebel party leaders, including former Union minisrter Sartaj Singh, ex-minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria, for anti-party activities and indiscipline.

BJP spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya told media, "The party decided to expel 53 leaders on Thursday."

In a major action taken against the turncoats ahead of the November 28 Assembly elections, BJP has...

Tharoor tears into BJP over Sabrimala, says it practices politics of polarization

Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 15: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in politics of polarisation. He also claimed that the BJP will be fighting the 2019 general elections on communal lines.

"BJP has got a nationwide strategy of polarisation. They are going to fight the next elections on communal lines. On Sabarimala, they could...

'Seldom came to court': Kathua temple gang-rape victim's kin drop lawyer

Pathankot, Oct 15: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua has removed lawyer Deepika Rajawat as their advocate on record, saying she seldom appeared for hearings in the case, officials informed Thursday.

The plea was moved Wednesday by the family before the court of district and sessions judge here which is hearing the...

Dassault CEO's Statement on Rafale 'Slap' on Rahul Gandhi's Face: Manoj Tiwari

Dehradun, Nov 15: Terming Dassault CEO Eric Trappier's recent statement on the Rafale deal as a "slap on the face of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi", Delhi BJP unit chief Manoj Tiwari said speaking a lie again and again did not turn it into truth.

The BJP leader, who was here to campaign for party candidates in the...

Sabarimala row: Hundreds of devotees, media persons stopped

Sabarimala, Nov 15: Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees and media persons were stopped on Wednesday at Ilavunkal, four kilometres away from Nilakkal, which is the main base camp for the pilgrims during the festival at Lord Ayyappa temple which is set to open on November 16 evening.

Hundreds of devotees who also began trekking from Erumely through traditional forest route...