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SC to hear plea on beef ban case

Updated: Jan 02, 2017 09:19 IST      
SC to hear plea on beef ban case

New Delhi [India], Jan. 2 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla demanding a ban on 'gau rakshaks', who are active in several states -- especially those ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that have strict cow protection law.

The apex court earlier agreed to examine rising cow vigilantism across states following a string of recent cases of violence, especially against Dalits and Muslims, by members of bovine-protection groups.

Poonawalla, in his plea, said violence committed by these 'Gau Raksha' groups have reached to such proportions that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared them as people who are "destroying the society".

The plea alleged that these groups were committing atrocities against Dalits and minorities in the name of protection of cows and other bovines and they needed to be "regulated and banned in the interest of social harmony, public morality and law and order in the country".

The plea sought to declare as "unconstitutional" section 12 of the Gujarat Animal Prevention Act, 1954, Section 13 of Maharashtra Animal Prevention Act, 1976, and Section 15 of Karnataka Prevention of Cow Slaughter and Cattle Preservation Act, 1964, which provide for protection of persons acting in good faith under the Act or rules. (ANI)

Fake passport case: Seven-year jail term for Chhota Rajan

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:50 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): A Delhi Court on Tuesday awarded seven years jail term to noted gangster Chhota Rajan and three others in connection with a fake passport case.

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Haryana farmers will be arrested if they burn stubble

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:41 IST     

Chandigarh (Haryana) [India] Apr 25 (ANI): The Haryana Police will now arrest those farmers who would burn stubble.

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Sukma attack: How Naxals cracked CRPF's ROP duty

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:41 IST     

Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], April 25 (ANI): As many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with Naxals that took place in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.

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NGT raps UP Govt. over contaminated groundwater

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 15:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday showed its displeasure with the Uttar Pradesh Government on poor implementation of its order and asked why the tribunal should not close the industries which are polluting the river and groundwater of six districts of the western part of the state.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, while extending greetings to the people of Tanzania on the eve of the Union Day of Tanzania (April 26), assured to strengthen the commitment of multi-faceted relations between the two countries in the upcoming years.

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SC to hear cattle smuggling matter post summer vacation

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:37 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted the case concerning smuggling of cattle across the India-Bangladesh border for further hearing after summer vacation.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre and the Uttarakhand Government over illegal and unregulated flying of helicopters to the Kedarnath shrine.

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Lucknow: POCSO court grants bail to Gayatri Prajapati

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:36 IST     

Lucknow (UP) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl.

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Grieved families of Sukma bravehearts demand justice

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:24 IST     

Patna/Amritsar/Sikar/Jashpur [India], Apr 25 (ANI): "Death of my husband should be avenged", said a tear eyed wife of CRPF jawan Banmali who lost his life in yesterday's attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district.

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Delhi HC stays order upholding JNU's new admission policy

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:24 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its single judge order upholding the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on the UGC regulations.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Hours after the government dubbed the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district as a 'cold-blooded murder', former union minister and BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha while expressing grave concern called for improvement in the standard operating procedure and wondered whether this was a result of intelligence failure.

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Why should I remove red beacon before May 1?: K'taka CM

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:01 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], April 25 (ANI): While most of the ministers have already removed the red beacon atop their vehicles following the Centre's ruling, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he would remove the beacon when the order comes into force on May 1.

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J-K: Kashmir Cultural Society's musical treat for Sufi lovers

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 14:01 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 25 (ANI): The Kashmir Cultural Society (KCS) in collaboration with Radio Kashmir Srinagar (RKS) organised an event on traditional Sufi music to highlight the Kashmiri Sufis and their poetry, in the Harwan area of Jammu and Kashmir's capital.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] Apr 25 (ANI): After being cornered by a united Opposition in the Kerala Assembly over his alleged anti-women remarks, Electricity Minister M.M. Mani on Tuesday cried foul and said that he didn't insult women.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 25 (ANI): Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here this morning on a five-day state visit, will be meeting Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao before heading to the national capital for talks with the Indian leadership.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): Aiming to check high cut-offs in colleges, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the students in exams for difficult questions.

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Malegaon blast: Sadhvi Pragya gets bail, victims to move SC

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 12:39 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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TN shutdown: DMK's Stalin detained amid protests

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 12:39 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 25 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin, along with his senior party colleagues, was detained in Thiruvarur when he tried to block traffic during the one-day shutdown in Tamil Nadu.

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Govt assures action for 'cold-blooded murder' in Sukma

Updated: Apr 25, 2017 12:25 IST     

Raipur (Chhattisgarh), [India] Apr 25 (ANI): Dubbing the killing of 25 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district as cold blooded murder, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the Centre and state government would work together to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 25 (ANI): After Indresh Kumar claimed that Muslims do not want a mosque to be built at the disputed site in Ayodhya as they fear it will be "unholy" for them, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said the senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) functionary has done 'great service' by bringing the issue out.

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