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CPJ writes to J&K Governor, asks him to release journalist Asif Sultan

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has written to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to drop all legal proceedings against Kashmiri journalist Asif Sultan and release... Read More


10 percent EWS quota to be implemented in colleges and universities in the academic year 2019-20: Prakash Javadekar

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that in a landmark decision, the government has decided to implement 10 percent Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota across 40... Read More


Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Gegong Apang resigns from party

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Gegong Apang resigned from the party on Tuesday, citing his unhappiness about the party's functioning. In a resignatio... Read More


Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for national level debate on the issue of conversion

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called for a national level debate on the issue of conversion with an open mind by all the sections of the society. Singh was addressing the Fe... Read More


Protests at Sabarimala after two women attempt to enter Temple

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Protests broke out at Sabarimala Temple on Wednesday morning after two women, tried to trek up to the hill shrine. The women - Reshma Nishanth and Shanila Rajesh were surrounded by a... Read More


Punjab: MLA Baldev Singh resigns from AAP

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Punjab MLA Baldev Singh on Wednesday resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) citing autocratic style of functioning. Baldev Singh, who is the sitting AAP legislator from the Jaito A... Read More


SC to hear next week a plea challenging interim CBI chief M Nageswara Rao's appointment

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea filed by NGO common cause challenging the January 10 order of the government appointing M Nageswara Rao as interim dire... Read More


Former VHP chief Vishnu Hari Dalmia passes away

INDIA, Jan. 16 -- Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Vishnu Hari Dalmia passed away on Wednesday. He was 91. A renowned face of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, Dalmia breathed his last on Wed... Read More


Karnataka: Two legislators withdraw support to Congress-JDS government

INDIA, Jan. 15 -- Two independent lawmakers of Karnataka on Tuesday withdrew support from the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka, less than a year after the government was sworn in. H Nagesh and R ... Read More


Maharashtra: Six dead after boat capsizes in Narmada river

INDIA, Jan. 15 -- At least Six persons died on Tuesday after a boat ferrying them capsized in the Narmada river in Maharashtra's Nandurbar district, police said. According to an official, thirty-six ... Read More