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Facebook asks new users in India to use their Aadhaar names

The Supreme Court is yet to rule on this issue and the Centre’s Narendra Modi government has postponed it too till 31 March 2018. But, unperturbed by these developments, Facebook has begun testing a feature with a set of new users in India, where they are being asked to enter …

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Big controversy after Yogi Adityanath orders withdrawal of 8 cases against himself

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of at least eight cases against the present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This includes the 20,000 other ‘political cases’ that the Yogi government has started the process to withdraw. Governor Ram Naik has reportedly approved the withdrawal of “many cases” based …

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Malegaon blasts: NIA court drops tough MCOCA charges against Pragya, Col Purohit

The National Investigating Agency court on Wednesday announced that Pragya Thakur and Lt Colonel Purohit will not be tried under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, 1999 for their involvement in Malegaon blasts. The NIA court said that both will face conspiracy charges, instead.  The court said that …

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Fresh controversy after Jayalalithaa’s hospital video surfaces, Apollo Hospital says it’s not ‘our video’

In a sensational development, a video of late AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa being treated in Apollo Hospital has surfaced on social media. Just a day before the crucial RK Nagar assembly by-polls. Apollo Hospital sources said that the video was not shot by it and a private individual may have …

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Suhaib Ilyasi given life term for murdering wife Anju Ilyasi

A court in Delhi on Wednesday sentenced Suhaib Ilyasi to life in jail for murdering his wife Anju Ilyasi in 2000. This came just days after Ilyasi, a former host of popular crime TV show ‘India’s Most Wanted’ was convicted for the same crime. According to ANI, Illyasi was convicted …

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We are now ruling 19 states, even Indira Gandhi had 18 states: Emotional PM Modi at party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday became emotional while recalling what he reportedly said were the struggle and contribution of BJP leaders in building the party in Gujarat where the saffron party notched up its sixth consecutive assembly win. Addressing the BJP parliamentary party, Modi was seen holding back his …

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Former High Court Chief Justice bow before rape accused Asaram, seeks blessings

In a development that may cause embarrassment to judiciary in India, a former chief justice of Sikkim high court, SN Bhargav, on Saturday bowed before the rape accused Asaram and sought his blessings outside a Jodhpur court. Asaram is currently lodged in jail for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. Bhargav, …

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Blanket Statements and Misrepresentation: Draupadi was the first feminist in the world

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav has said that Draupadi, a prominent protagonist in Hindu religious book Mahabharata, was the “first feminist in the world”. Draupadi was the first feminist in the world. She had five husbands; she won’t listen to any of the five. She only listened to (Lord) Krishna, …

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Supreme Court’s interim order, extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till 31 March

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to mobile phones and bank accounts to 31 March. The five-judge bench of the top court accepted the central government’s suggestions. The order is, however, an an interim till the court decides the constitutional validity of …

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Sonia Gandhi ‘to retire’ from politics

The outgoing Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, on Friday announced she will retire from politics now that her son had been elected as her successor. She told reporters outside the parliament, “My role is now to retire.” Rahul will be appointed as the new Congress president on 16 December. Sonia Gandhi was …

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