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No Congress candidate against Mamata Banerjee

No Congress candidate against Mamata Banerjee

India
New Delhi: The Congress will not put up any candidate in Bhabanipur from where Mamata Banerjee is the TMC candidate, WBPCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said in Berhampore on Tuesday. This decision was taken by the party's top leadership, Chowdhury said. TNS Deity is owner of temple's land: SC New Delhi: Holding that the deity is the owner of the land attached to a temple, the SC has ruled that a priest can't be treated as Bhumiswami (owner of land). In the ownership column, the name of the deity alone is required to be mentioned, as the deity being a juristic person is the owner of the land. TNS Protests over namaz room in J'khand House Ranchi: BJP MLAs disrupted Jharkhand Assembly proceedings on Tuesday against the allotment of a namaz room and sought allocation of 30 minutes every we...
Bangladesh Army Chief in India

Bangladesh Army Chief in India

India
New Delhi, September 7 Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane (L) with his Bangladeshi counterpart Shafiuddin Ahmed in Delhi on Tuesday. They held talks on ways to deepen defence cooperation. Year 2021 marks 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh. Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking better sports facilities

Supreme Court rejects PIL seeking better sports facilities

India
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 7 The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a PIL seeking directions to the government for advancement of facilities for athletics, including the latest training infrastructure and fund, saying there has to be individual drive. A Bench led by Justice UU Lalit said it was aware of the issues, but couldn't issue directions to the government. " Supreme Court Bench 'One has to have individual drive' There has to be individual drive in men or women. This cannot be done under the diktat of the court. We won't be able to do anything " <!----> <!----> Petitioner advocate Vishal Tiwari withdrew the PIL which had also sought to declare hockey as the national game. "If we can have a national animal, why should...
India@75, Congress panel to hold events from October 2

India@75, Congress panel to hold events from October 2

India
New Delhi, September 7 Former PM Manmohan Singh-led Congress committee to mark 75 years of India's independence met today and decided to hold events starting October 2 to salute freedom fighters and expose those who sided with the British. The committee members met for over two hours today. They said while it was imperative to recall the sacrifices of freedom fighters and highlight how the British divided India into castes and religions to rule, "it is equally important to expose the role of people who sided with the British". — TNS
Rajnath approves increase in financial powers of armed forces for revenue procurement

Rajnath approves increase in financial powers of armed forces for revenue procurement

India
New Delhi, September 7 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved the expansion of financial powers to the armed forces for revenue procurement to cut delays in making purchases for operational preparedness and quickly meet requirements of the field formations. The defence ministry said the delegated financial powers of vice chiefs of the services have been increased by 10 per cent subject to an overall ceiling of Rs 500 crore. It said the primary focus of the enhanced delegation of financial powers is to empower field commanders and other officials to procure equipment and "war-like stores" in a speedy manner for urgent operational necessities and meeting essential sustenance requirements. A new schedule on the hiring of aircraft and associated equipment has been introduced fo...
Nitish, Badal, Deve Gowda, Chautala among several leaders to share stage on Sept 25 in Jind

Nitish, Badal, Deve Gowda, Chautala among several leaders to share stage on Sept 25 in Jind

India
New Delhi, September 7 Pitching for a third front, INLD's Om Prakash Chautala will bring together SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda and SAD supremo Parkash Singh Badal on one stage on September 25, the birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister Devi Lal. NCP leader Sharad Pawar, TMC president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and RLD leader Jayant Chowdhury have also been invited for a "huge" political rally on the occasion in Haryana's Jind and their confirmation is awaited, INLD leader Abhay Chautala told PTI. He said Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar, JD(S) leader Deve Gowda and Badal have confirmed that they will attend the 'Samman ...
Make our report public: Member of SC-instituted panel on farm laws

Make our report public: Member of SC-instituted panel on farm laws

India
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 7 As farmers regroup to intensify their protests against agricultural reform laws, Anil Ghanwat, a member of the Supreme Court instituted committee on the subject on Tuesday wrote to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to make the panel report public. "It has been five months since the panel submitted its report in March. The report has neither been made public nor any deliberation held on it. As a farmer myself I am pained that the matter has not been resolved. The committee report should be put in public domain to enable a debate on the issue. It should not be put in cold storage. We had taken into account the suggestions of a range of stakeholders and the report could serve as a basis to resolve the ongoing impasse," Ghanwat said. Read also: ...
Indian CAG elected chairman of apex Asian auditor body; environment audit top focus

Indian CAG elected chairman of apex Asian auditor body; environment audit top focus

India
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 7 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India GC Murmu was on Tuesday elected Chairman of the Assembly of Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) from 2024-2027 with India set to host the 16th Assembly of ASOSAI in 2024. After the election, Murmu assured members that during India's three-year term as Chair of the ASOSAI, he would focus on areas of environment audit and develop frameworks to test compliance of organisations to environment policies, in the wake of climate change and carbon emission challenges. "First, we will develop a comprehensive framework with environment audit specific definitions and parameters for natural resource accounting dovetailing with the overall framework of sustainable development, he said. Seco...
Chhattisgarh CM’s father arrested for ‘derogatory’ remarks against community

Chhattisgarh CM’s father arrested for ‘derogatory’ remarks against community

India
Raipur, September 7 The Raipur police have arrested Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel from Delhi in a case registered against him for allegedly making derogatory remarks against a community, an official said here on Tuesday. The CM had strongly disapproved of the remarks allegedly made by his 86-year-old father and said nobody is above law. "Nand Kumar Baghel was arrested and brought from Delhi to Raipur on Tuesday," Raipur Additional Superintendent of Police Tarkeshwar Patel said. He was produced in a local court, he said, without divulging more details. The case against Nand Kumar Baghel was lodged on Saturday night at the DD Nagar police station in Raipur on a complaint filed by the 'Sarv Brahmin Samaj' against him. He was charged under Indian P...
Mumbai court temporarily blocks game based on Salman Khan’s hit-and-run incident

Mumbai court temporarily blocks game based on Salman Khan’s hit-and-run incident

India
Mumbai, September 7 A Mumbai civil court has ordered for temporary restraint on access to an online mobile game titled 'Selmon Bhoi', allegedly based on a hit-and-run incident involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan. Civil court judge K M Jaiswal passed the order on Monday and a copy of it was made available on Tuesday. The court restrained the makers of the game, Parody Studios Pvt Ltd and its directors, from disseminating, launching, re-launching and recreating the game or any other content relating to the actor. The court also directed the makers to immediately take-down/ block/ disable access to the game from Google Play Store and all other platforms. "Upon watching the game and its images, it prima facie matches with the identity of the plaintiff (Khan) and to the hit-and-run case c...