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Rahul Gandhi constitutes new CWC, drops many senior leaders | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee, dropping several senior leaders including Digvijaya Singh, Janardan Dwivedi, Kamal Nath, Sushilkumar Shinde, Mohan Prakash and CP Joshi from the top body. This the first CWC formed by the Congress chief after assuming charge of the party in December last year. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge,
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Obama gives Donald Trump sharp rebuke in Mandela address on values

[ad_1] JOHANNESBURG: Former US President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth. While not mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, by name, Obama's speech in South Africa countered many of Trump's policies,
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Tears don’t reflect helplessness, never said Congress troubling me: Kumaraswamy | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After his emotional speech at a JD(S) event fuelled speculation about strain in ties with ally Congress, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said he had shed tears not out of "helplessness" and asserted that he did not speak anything against the Congress. Kumaraswamy said there was nothing wrong in being emotional at a party event which was like a "family function" for him and accused
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Govt’s ‘new deal’ to Rahul: Let’s pass women’s quota, triple talaq, nikah halala bills together | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday offered a "new deal" to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi saying that both the BJP and Congress should come together to pass the law prohibiting nikah halala and triple talaq along with the Women Reservation Bill in both the Houses of Parliament. In a letter written to the Congress chief released to the media, the Union minister said that the
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section 377: Supreme Court reserves verdict on Section 377 | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday reserved its verdict on whether to decriminalise Section 377 a controversial and archaic provision in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that makes gay sex a punishable offence. The SC asked all the counsel who argued for and against 377 to submit written submissions by this Friday. A Constitution bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CI) Dipak Misra and Justices R F
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Agnivesh: Swami Agnivesh attacked by mob in Jharkhand, probe ordered | India News

[ad_1] PAKUR: Self-proclaimed spiritual and social activist Swami Agnivesh was assaulted by a mob while on a visit to Pakur district of Jharkhand, allegedly by activists of BJP’s youth wing Yuva Morcha, according to news agency ANI. State BJP spokesperson P Shahdeo denied involvement of his partymen in the incident. However he added that such an outburst is not unlikely, given Swami Agnivesh's 'track record.' Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das
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This flag reminds some of Pakistan – should it be banned? | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is hearing a plea, by the Shia Waqf Board chairman, that seeks a ban on hoisting of green flags with crescent and star at buildings and religious places across the country. The petitioner is alleging that the flag is not religious, and resembles that of Pakistani political party Muslim League. The petition alleges that the flag had never been part of any Islamic practice,
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Panneerselvam: Disproportionate assets complaint against Panneerselvam: Why should not CBI probe be ordered, asks Madras HC | Chennai News

[ad_1] CHENNAI: The Madras high court on Tuesday asked why a CBI probe should not be ordered into the allegations of disproportionate assets against Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam. Justice G Jayachandran directed the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) to explain by July 23 as to why no probe had been initiated even after three months of a complaint making such allegations against Panneerselvam. The issue pertains
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Mob lynching: ‘Draft new legislation to stop people taking law into own hands’, says SC to Parliament | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday condemned lynching incidents and recommended to Parliament to enact a separate law to punish offenders participating in lynching. It also said that horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be tolerated and cannot be allowed to become a new norm. "It has to be curbed with an iron hand… no citizen can take law into his hands or become a law on to
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Riches Person in the world: Jeff Bezos becomes richest man in modern history, topping $150 billion

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about $55 billion more than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 54, also has topped Gates in inflation-adjusted terms. The $100 billion mark that Gates hit briefly in 1999 at the height of the dot-com