Tag: Indian Express

Uttar Pradesh: Pasting posters could lead to one year in jail

Defacing any government or private property by pasting a poster or writing on the wall could lead to imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a Bill for the prevention of defacement of public and private […]

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Stalin hits back at Amit Shah for ‘corruption’ charge; accuses BJP of siding with ‘corrupt’ AIADMK

DMK leader M K Stalin on Monday sought to make light of Union Home Minister Amit Shah”s allegation of corruption against his party, saying it was the BJP that “stands by corruption” by aligning with the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. Ridiculing Stalin for speaking on corruption issues, Shah had at a rally in Villupuram […]

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Mukul Rohatgi: In Disha Ravi case, sedition charge wrong… To curb dissent with such tactics not authorised by Constitution

Rohatgi asserts contempt proceedings should not be initiated in “insignificant instances”, believes the debate over post-retirement jobs for judges is a “legitimate” one, and says issue of same-sex marriages should be debated in Parliament first. The session was moderated by Assistant Editor Apurva Vishwanath. APURVA VISHWANATH: Many cases of contempt have come up in the […]

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Punjab: Naib Subedar Parwinder Singh cremated with full military honours at Jagraon

The mortal remains of Naib Subedar Parwinder Singh from 22 Punjab, who laid down his life in the high altitude area of Batalik sector (Leh) along the Line of Control, were cremated in Jagraon town of Ludhiana district with full military honours Sunday. The junior commissioned officer is survived by his father, wife and two […]

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Walk-in vaccination of senior citizens, co-morbid population to begin only in govt centres

Maharashtra will proceed with a soft launch of vaccination from Monday, allowing senior citizens and people with co-morbidities to walk into government vaccination centres for immunisation. Private hospitals will join in the next few days. Registration on CoWIN portal to pre-schedule a vaccination slot is expected to begin from Monday, but people may face software […]

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‘India had democracy before others dreamt of it’: On Morarji Desai birth anniversary, great-grandson shares video

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was joined by other leaders in paying tribute to Morarji Desai on his 125th birth anniversary Sunday, the latter’s great-grandson, Madhukeshwar Desai, shared on social media a video clip of an interview, in which the former PM is talking of India being the oldest cradle of democracy in the world. […]

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PM Modi regrets not learning ‘world’s oldest language’ Tamil

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he regrets not being able to learn the world’s oldest language Tamil during his long political innings as a chief minister and prime minister. He stated this during his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address. The prime minister said sometimes even a very small and simple question rankles […]

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Pune: Two more weeks of Covid curbs, ‘limited curfew’ till March 14

After reviewing the Covid-19 situation in Pune district, government authorities have decided to continue with the restrictions on night-time movement of residents, operation of restaurants, and public and private functions for two more weeks. Schools and colleges in the city will also remain closed till March 14. All the restrictions announced by the district administration […]

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Congress collapsing across India due to dynasty politics, says Amit Shah

By: PTI | Karaikal (puducherry) | February 28, 2021 1:49:04 pm Lambasting the erstwhile Congress government in Puducherry, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday alleged V Narayansamy, who headed it, gave “cut money” to the “Gandhi family” from Rs 15,000 crore Central funds. Addressing an election rally of BJP here, an enclave of the […]

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Centre’s social media rules are dictatorial: Maha minister

A Maharashtra minister on Saturday opposed the central government’s regulations for social media platforms and over-the-top (OTT) players, terming them as ‘dictatorial’ and a ‘threat’ to the democracy. The Minister of State for IT Satej Patil also said these regulations need to be opposed strongly as they infringe the privacy of individuals and free speech […]

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