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After row, JK cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

After row, JK cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

India
Srinagar, September 7 The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said its officers were made to wait for three hours at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home when they went there for his burial after his death, and that the family resorted to anti-national activities "probably under pressure from Pakistan and miscreants". Also read: J-K police file general FIR against miscreants after video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag Video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag, FIR filedRefuting rumours allegedly being floated from across the border, the Jammu and Kashmir Police also released four videos through its twitter handle to show that 91-year-old Geelani was laid to rest as per the rituals in the intervening night of September 1 and 2. "After the death of SAS Geelani, IGP K...
After row, J-K cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

After row, J-K cops post 4 videos of separatist Syed Geelani’s last rites

India
Srinagar, September 7 Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said its officers were made to wait for three hours at separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home when they went there for his burial, and that the family resorted to anti-national activities "probably under pressure from Pakistan and miscreants". Also read: J-K police file general FIR against miscreants after video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag Video shows Geelani's body draped in Pak flag, FIR filed From Mard-e-Momin to Hartal uncle, an asset Pakistan never wanted to lose Refuting rumours allegedly being floated from across the border, Jammu and Kashmir Police also released four videos through its Twitter handle to show that 91-year-old Geelani was laid to rest as per the rituals on the intervening night of...
Child rights panel seeks report on ritual

Child rights panel seeks report on ritual

India
Damoh (MP), September 6 At least six minor girls were paraded naked in a village in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district as part of a ritual to please the rain god and get relief from the drought-like situation, officials said on Monday. Taking cognisance, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sought a report from the Damoh district administration about this incident which occurred on Sunday at Baniya village, 50 km from the Damoh district headquarters, in the Bundelkhand region. A district official said a response would be submitted to the NCPCR. Damoh SP DR Teniwar said the police received information that some girls were paraded naked to appease the God of rains as part of local practice and prevailing social evils. — PTI
SOP issued on prior nod to probe corrupt govt servants

SOP issued on prior nod to probe corrupt govt servants

India
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 6 The Union Ministry of Personnel has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for police officers on how and when to seek mandatory prior approval before conducting any investigation against public servants who could be allegedly involved in corruption. The SOP comes three years after an amendment to the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988, carried out in July 2018. This bars a police officer from conducting "any enquiry or inquiry or investigation into any offence alleged to have been committed by a public servant" without "the previous approval" of the authorities. The SOP will standardise procedures with a view to achieving uniform and effective implementation when prior approval processes. The SOP provide for stage-wise processin...
UP ex-Governor Qureshi booked over Yogi barb

UP ex-Governor Qureshi booked over Yogi barb

India
Lucknow, September 6 Former UP Governor Aziz Qureshi has been booked for sedition over his alleged derogatory remarks against the Yogi government. The FIR was lodged following a complaint by BJP's Akash Kumar Saxena in Rampur. Besides, SP MLA from Rae Bareli Manoj Pandey has been booked for making objectionable remarks against the PM. — Agencies
SC: Won’t defer NEET exam

SC: Won’t defer NEET exam

India
New Delhi, September 6 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to defer the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG Examination-2021 scheduled to be held on September 12, saying it will be "very unfair" to reschedule it. "NEET is not state-wisehellip;it's a nationwide exam," a Bench led by Justice AM Khanwilkar said. — TNS
PM Modi chairs high-level meet as Taliban enter Panjshir; Ahmad Massoud blames Pakistan for killings

PM Modi chairs high-level meet as Taliban enter Panjshir; Ahmad Massoud blames Pakistan for killings

India
Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the situation in Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban captured the main road and some administrative buildings in Panjshir Valley amidst accusations of Pakistani aerial assistance to scatter the National Resistance Front (NRF). Also read: Taliban claim control of Panjshir, promise formation of government 'soon' First speech of Ahmad Massoud after Taliban claim victory in Panjshir Danger of terror spilling to Russia, Kashmir: Envoy Amid reports of Taliban takeover of Panjshir, where is Ahmad Massoud? Taliban will not allow any country, including Pakistan, to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs: Spokesman Don't cross red lines, warns Iran I strongl...
PM Modi chairs top meeting on Afghanistan as Taliban enter Panjshir Valley

PM Modi chairs top meeting on Afghanistan as Taliban enter Panjshir Valley

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Aditi Tandon amp; Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the situation in Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban captured the main road and some administrative buildings on the floor of the Panjshir Valley amidst accusations of Pakistani aerial assistance to scatter the National Resistance Front (NRF). Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and NSA Ajit Doval, who constitute a high level group on Afghanistan, along with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar currently not in the country, had first met six days back in a meeting chaired by PM Modi. Read also Taliban will not allow any country, including Pakistan, to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs: Spokesman Amid re...
Ruckus over Namaz hall, no substantial business in Jharkhand House

Ruckus over Namaz hall, no substantial business in Jharkhand House

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Ranchi, September 6 Ruckus by the opposition BJP over allotment of a room for offering namaz and protests over the state's employment policy stopped Jharkhand Assembly from transacting any substantial business for the second day of its monsoon session on Monday. Opposition BJP demanded adjournment motion to discuss the two issues. The ruckus forced two adjournments in the pre-noon session and the House adjourned for the day at about 3.15 pm after Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon presented the Rs 4,684.93 crore supplementary budget amid noisy scenes. The Question Hour too was disrupted by slogans like 'Jai Shri Ram', 'Niyojan Niti Wapas Lo' (recall employment policy) and 'Hindi Virodhi Sarkar' (government is opposed to Hindi) bny BJP. The BJP legislators had moved an adjournment motion...
Rahul voices support for protesting farmers, BJP hits back

Rahul voices support for protesting farmers, BJP hits back

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New Delhi, September 6 A day after thousands of farmers gathered at a mahapanchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday voiced support for the protesting farmers and said they are fearless and standing resolutely. The BJP attacked Gandhi and alleged that he was trying to fuel propaganda by tweeting an old picture "to claim success of the mahapanchayat". "Standing resolutely and fearless, here are the 'Bharat Bhagya Vidhata'," Gandhi tweeted in Hindi along with a photograph of a massive public gathering. Gandhi used the hashtag of 'FarmersProtest' along with his tweet. Attacking Gandhi, the BJP's Information and Technology Department head Amit Malviya tweeted, "That Rahul Gandhi has to use an old picture to claim success of the Mahapanchayat just sh...