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No question of me contesting Rae Bareli: Priyanka

Deccan Herald 7 hours 31 minutes ago

Scotching speculation of her plunge into electoral politics, Priyanka Vadra on Saturday said her mother Sonia Gandhi would contest the next parliamentary election from the Rae Bareli seat. "There...
Sonia not saying goodbye yet, to contest from Raebareli in 2019 general election
Speaking to India Today, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today said that her mother (Sonia Gandhi) will contest 2019 general elections from Raebareli.
Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Asked if she would contest from Rae Bareli in 2019, Priyanka told NDTV: "There is no question of my contesting ....my mother...
My mother will continue to contest from Rae Bareli, not me: Priyanka Gandhi virtually rules out Sonia's retirement
Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra today put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli, saying her mother Sonia Gandhi would again be in the fray from the Parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Sonia Gandhi to contest from Rae Bareli in 2019 LS polls, says daughter Priyanka
Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra on Saturday put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli, saying her mother Sonia Gandhi would again be in the fray from the Parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
Sonia to contest from Rae Bareli in 2019 LS polls, says Priyanka
New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra today put to rest the speculation over her contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Rae Bareli, saying her mother Sonia Gandhi would again be in the fray from the Parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Rae Bareli is currently represented in the Lok Sabha by outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who […]
No question of me contesting from Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi : Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on the sidelines of her brother Rahul Gandhi's takeover today as Congress president said that her mother Sonia Gandhi would contest the next national election from her constituency Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. "There is no question of me contesting from Rae Bareli, my mother will be contesting," Vadra was quoted as saying to NDTV, responding to speculation that she would debut in politics by contesting the 2019 national election from Rae Bareli, the constituency her mother has represented since 2004. "My mother is the strongest woman I have seen," she added, her husband Robert Vadra by her side. Sonia's comment on retiring intensified talk about the formal political plunge of her daughter, who is seen to bear an uncanny likeness to her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
Not me, my mother will contest from Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka Gandhi
Asked about Rahul Gandhi taking over, Priyanka said: "This is a proud moment for me."
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Rahulraj begins in Congress

Deccan Herald 6 hours 12 minutes ago

In a major power shift, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took charge as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi amid celebrations and cheering by scores of party workers. The 47-year-old was handed...
Rahul Gandhi, new Congress chief, says Modi taking India back to medieval age
While the Congress took India to the 21st century, Narendra Modi was taking her back to medieval times, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi said.
Rahul takes over as Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in 'medieval' politics
Marking a generational shift, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new Congress President, assuming the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi, and launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of "taking us back to the medieval times".The process of his election as the new Congress...
Rahul Gandhi goes all guns blazing against Narendra Modi govt in first speech as Congress President
Right from the word go, Rahul Gandhi launched a full-fledged attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP govt accusing them of building fear in the society.
Rahul Gandhi's journey from a reluctant leader to Congress president
Rahul Gandhi has been at constant loggerheads with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
PM taking us back to medieval times, says Congress President Rahul Gandhi
All roads led to 24, Akbar Road since early morning on Saturday as the Congress prepared for the change of guard at its headquarters in New Delhi.
Modi or Rahul?
Modi or Rahul?
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Coal scam: Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, former coal secretary get 3 years in jail

Money Today 53 minutes ago

Special CBI court judge Bharat Parashar also imposed fines of Rs 50 lakh, Rs 25 lakh and Rs 1 lakh on VISUL, Koda and Gupta respectively in the UPA-era coal scam.
Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda says he failed to prove his innocence in coal scam, will approach Delhi HC
Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who was awarded a three-year jail term in a coal scam case said he failed to prove his innocence despite his best efforts The post Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda says he failed to prove his innocence in coal scam, will approach Delhi HC appeared first on Firstpost .
Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda gets 3 years jail for coal scam
A special court today sentenced ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and former Coal Secretary HC Gupta to 3 years in jail in a coal block allocation case.
Three years jail for Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda
A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case.Special Judge Bharat Parashar also sent Koda's close aide Vijay Joshi, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jharkhand's then Chief Secretary A.K. Basu, to jail for three years.The court also imposed a...
Coal scam case: Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda gets 3 yrs jail, Rs 25-lakh fine
The convicts including Koda, however, were granted statutory bail for a period of two months
Coal scam: Ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda sentenced to 3-year imprisonment
Jharkhand Coal scam: Special CBI court in Delhi sentences Madhu Koda three years imprisonment and total fine of Rs 25 lakh
Coal Scam: Sentencing against former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda today
A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will pronounce the quantum of sentence against former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda on Saturday.
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Rahul takes over as new Congress President

Prokerala 8 hours 51 minutes ago

Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new Congress President taking the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.The process of his election as the...
Rahul takes over as new Congress President
Rahul Gandhi on Saturday formally took over as the new Congress President taking the mantle of the country's oldest political party from his mother Sonia Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi's emotional message to party as Rahul Gandhi becomes Congress chief
Indira JI passed away, after which Rajiv Ji also passed away, my support was taken away from me and it took me a long while to come to terms with it: Sonia Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi: From a reluctant leader to party president
Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi is all set to take over the reins on Saturday as the party chief by succeeding his mother Sonia Gandhi, who has been at the helm since 1998.
Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president LIVE updates: Party leaders reach AICC headquarters
Rahul Gandhi will formally take over as chief of the Congress party on Saturday, from his mother Sonia Gandhi who had helmed the country's oldest political party for 19 years The post Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president LIVE updates: Party leaders reach AICC headquarters appeared first on Firstpost .
Hello Mr. Congress President. Rahul Gandhi takes over as Grand Old Party's chief
Rahul Gandhi's big moment has come- the long time number 2 in Congress has been officially passed on the mantle to by mother Sonia Gandhi.
Rahul to formally take over as Cong President today
New Delhi:Rahul Gandhi will formally take over as chief of the Congress party on Saturday, from his mother Sonia Gandhi who had helmed the countrys oldest party for 19 years. The entire process will be completed after the Central Election Authority president Mullapally Ramachandran hands over the Certificate of Election to the newly-elected president of the Congress. His mother Sonia Gandhi on Friday announced that it was time for her to retire, triggering immediate speculation about her future plans. The Congress party sought to quell it saying she has only retired from the party chiefs role and not from politics. She also added that Rahul Gandhi has been playing an active role in the last three years. The 47-year-old Rahul Gandhi formally takes over the reins of the grand old party two days before the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, the outcome of which could be a trendsetter ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, current and former Chief Ministers, MPs, senior Congress leaders, and all PCC chiefs and delegates will be present at the handing over ceremony. Gandhi had been the party Vice President for over four years since 2013. Rahuls main challenge remains the revamping of party organisation, apart from electoral battles in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (IANS)
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Re-polling at six booths in Gujarat tomorrow

Deccan Herald 7 hours 30 minutes ago

The Election Commission today said re-polling will be conducted at six booths in four assembly constituencies in Gujarat tomorrow. Fresh voting will be held at two booths each in Viramgam and Savli...
EC orders repolling in 6 booths of second phase in Gujarat
The Election Commission on Saturday said repolling will be conducted at six polling stations in Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi and Savli areas of Gujarat tomorrow.
Repolling on Sunday in 6 booths of Gujarat 2nd phase
The Election Commission has ordered repolling on Sunday in six booths of the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.The re-polling was ordered on Friday late night, citing technical reasons, and the EC annulled the polling data that was present in the EVMs.Separately, the poll panel has ordered the counting of votes in 10 booths using...
Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Re-polling to be held at 6 booths in Daskroi, Vadgam, Viramgam, Savli
Polling at six booths for the Gujarat Assembly elections will be conducted for a second time on Sunday.
EC orders repolling in 6 booths of second phase in Gujarat
The Election Commission on Saturday said repolling will be conducted at six polling stations in Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi and Savli areas of Gujarat tomorrow. Elections were held in these six polling stations in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on December 14. Apart from this, counting of votes will be done through counting of slips in VVPAT in 10 polling stations in Visnagar, Becharaji, Modasa, Vejalpur, Vatva, Jamalpur-Khadia, Savli and Sankheda as the presiding officers did not clear from the control unit the votes that were cast during mock poll, the poll commission added. The results of the Gujarat Assembly election will be announced on December 18. -ANI
EC orders repolling in 6 booths of second phase in Gujarat
[India], Dec 16 (ANI): The Election Commission on Saturday said repolling will be conducted at six polling stations in Vadgam, Viramgam, Daskroi and Savli areas of Gujarat tomorrow. Elections were held in these six polling stations in the second phase of Gujarat Assembly polls on December 14. Apart from this, counting of votes will be done through counting of slips in VVPAT in 10 polling stations in Visnagar, Becharaji, Modasa, Vejalpur, Vatva, Jamalpur-Khadia, Savli and Sankheda as the presiding officers did not clear from the control unit the votes that were cast during mock poll, the poll commission added. The results of the Gujarat Assembly election will be announced on December 18. (ANI)
Gujarat elections: EC orders repolling in 6 booths of second phase
The results of the Gujarat Assembly election will be announced on December 18
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N Korea's ICBM not a "capable threat" to US: Mattis

Sify 8 hours 48 minutes ago

[United States], Dec 16 (ANI): United States Defence Secretary James Mattis has stated that North Korea's newest intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is not a "capable threat" to the United...
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional North Korea talks
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has backed away from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea. During a ministerial-level meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday, Tillerson said discussions can only take place after a sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behaviour.
North Korean ICBM not yet a ''capable threat'' against US: Jim Mattis
Last month, North Korea said it had successfully tested a new type of ICBM that could reach all of the US mainland and South Korea
Rex Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks
Tillerson#39;s remarks were a retreat from his position earlier this week when he offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without preconditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urges long halt to N.Korea weapons tests before any talks
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
North Korea must earn its way back to the table: Tillerson
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told the UN Security Council that North Korea must cease all threatening behaviour before talks with the US can begin.This as a steep denial to his earlier offer of talks without preconditions, earlier. He had said he was willing to start talks with Pyongyang without preconditions, which the White House refuted and said they were caught off guard by his offer."As I said earlier this week, a sustained cessation of North Korea's threatening behaviour must occur before talks can begin," Tillerson told the UN meeting, convened to discuss Pyongyang's denuclearisation, adding "North Korea must earn its way back to the table."The top US diplomat said that the US "will in the meantime keep our channels of communication open."Acknowledging the presence of a high level North Korea representative in the room, he said, "I, too, welcome the attendance of the representative of North Korea so that we have the opportunity to speak directly to their .
Mattis says North Korean ICBM not yet a 'capable threat' against U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that analysis continued on North Korea's most recent missile test, but he did not believe its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) posed an imminent threat to the United States.
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Smith, Marsh put England on the sword

Deccan Herald 8 hours 52 minutes ago

An epic and unbeaten 301-run stand by home captain Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh struck a heavy blow against Englands hopes of keeping the Ashes out of Australian hands on day three of the third...
England Ashes hopes fade as Smith, Marsh put attack to sword
Australian batsmen Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh put England's attack to the sword on the third day of the third Test in Perth, here today, leaving the tourists praying for rain to salvage their hopes of retaining the Ashes.The home side took total control of the match and were 549 for four in their first innings by stumps, with Smith on 229 and Marsh on 181, leading the hapless tourists by 146 runs with six wickets still in hand.Australia lead the series 2-0 and can regain the Ashes with victory at the WACA Ground, with England's hopes of staying alive in the five-match series seemingly resting with the local weather.Heavy rain is forecast for the fourth day, but is not predicted to arrive until late in the afternoon, reducing the chances of a draw.It was a horrendous day for England, who claimed just one wicket for the day at a cost of 346 runs.Smith notched his second Test double-century in his highest Test score, and passed 1,000 runs in the calendar year, ...
Ashes 3rd Test: England hopes fade as Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh put attack to sword on Day 3
The home side took total control of the match and were 549 for four in their first innings by stumps, with Smith on 229 and Marsh on 181, leading the hapless tourists by 146 runs with six wickets still in hand.
Smith's double ton puts Oz on top in 3rd Ashes Test
Riding on skipper Steven Smith's second Test double-century and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's maiden ton, Australia tightened their grip over England in the third Ashes Test reaching 549/4 at stumps on Day 3 at the WACA ground here on Saturday.At close, Smith was on 229 and Mitchell on 181 even as England had fallen 146 runs behind after conceding...
Ashes: Steve Smith slams double ton, Mitchell Marsh scores hundred as Australia dominate Perth test
England's best hope to save the test and the series may be rain, with showers forecast in Perth on days four and five.
Cricket-Unmovable Smith punishes England with second ton of series
PERTH, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Steve Smith continued his work of crushing England hopes by raising his second century of the series as Australia moved to 314 for four at lunch on day three of the third Ashes test on Saturday.
Smith, Mitchell Marsh heap pain upon England
Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden Test hundred and Steven Smith batted through the day for a double as England were ground into the dirt at the WACA
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UIDAI puts Airtel, Airtel Bank's Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services on hold

Prokerala 1 hour 12 minutes ago

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank's "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services for alleged misuse of the...
UIDAI suspends Airtel's Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services
UIDAI has suspended e-KYC license of Bharti Airtel Ltd and Airtel Payment Bank with immediate effect. The move will bar Airtel from carrying out electronic-verification or link mobile SIMs of its customers with their Aadhaar e-KYC processs. It will also bar Airtel Payments Bank from opening new accounts with Aadhaar e-KYC. The suspension comes for reported violation of Adhaar Act by Airtel. Airtel confirmed the suspension. In an e-mailed response to DH, the company said, "we can confirm that we have received an interim order from the UIDAI regarding temporary suspension of Aadhaar linked e-KYC services till their satisfaction on certain processes relating to Airtel Payment Banks on-boarding of customers. "We are engaging with the authority and are hopeful of an early resolution. We are also undertaking to complete the said actions on priority and have commenced thorough checks of our process flows. Being compliant to all guidelines is paramount to us. In the interim, any inconvenience to our customers in regretted." A source with the knowledge of UIDAI move confirmed the suspension too. The issue came to light when a few customers complained about receiving their cooking gas subsidy under the DBT scheme in the Airtel Payments Bank account instead of their designated savings bank accounts with other banks. Apparently at the time of mobile verification using Aadhaar e-KYC, the Airtel retailers also opened Airtel Payments Bank accounts without their users consent. The company apparently transferred the governments LPG subsidy to these accounts. Such violations according to norms can be punished with Rs 1 lakh per day fine and termination of authentication user agreements, sources said. The UIDAI has issued two notices to the company, one of which was issued last month but the reply of Airtel is much less satisfactory. UIDAI has also asked PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an audit of Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank to ascertain if their systems and processes are in compliance with the Aadhaar Act.
UIDAI temporarily suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's eKYC licence
New Delhi:In its strongest action yet, the UIDAI has temporarily barred Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using eKYC process as well as e-KYC of payments bank clients. The action follows allegations of Bharti Airtel using the Aadhaar-eKYC based SIM verification process to open payments bank accounts of its subscribers without their informed consent. UIDAI also took strong objection to allegations that such payments bank accounts are being linked to receive LPG subsidy. UIDAI, in an interim order, "suspended e-KYC licence key of Bharti Airtel Ltd and Airtel Payment Bank Ltd with immediate effect," sources with direct knowledge of the development said. This essentially means Airtel would not be able to, in the interim, carry out electronic-verification or link mobile SIMs of its customers with their 12-digit biometric national ID Aadhaar though the efficient and paperless eKYC (or electronic Know Your Customer) process of UIDAI. Also, Airtel Payments Bank will not be able to open a new account with Aadhaar e-KYC. However, accounts can be opened through alternate methods, if available. When contacted, an Airtel spokesperson said: "We can confirm that we have received interim order from the UIDAI regarding temporary suspension of Aadhaar linked e-KYC services till their satisfaction on certain processes relating to Airtel payment banks onboarding of customers." "We are engaging with the authority and are hopeful of an early resolution. We are also undertaking to complete the said actions on priority and have commenced thorough checks of our process flows. "Being compliant to all guidelines is paramount to us. In the interim, any inconvenience to our customers is regretted," the spokesperson said. More than 23 lakh customers have reportedly received as many as Rs 47 crore in their Airtel bank accounts, which they did not know had been opened. Sources said it was brought to the notice of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that at the time of mobile verification using Aadhaar e-KYC, the Airtel retailers were also opening Airtel Payments Bank accounts, without informed consent of the user. Government LPG subsidy was also getting transferred to these accounts, without their consent. UIDAI observed that as per agreement with the authority, Airtel and Airtel Bank are duty bound and under obligation to ensure security and privacy of residents identity information. Security and privacy of Aadhaar data is a highly sensitive matter and the Supreme Court is looking into its various aspects. Suspending the e-KYC licence key, UIDAI ordered PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct an audit of Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank to ascertain if their systems and processes are in compliance with the Aadhaar Act. UIDAI may consider revocation of suspension or decide further necessary action upon receipt of the report. The alleged actions of Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank were found to be in violation of different sections of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, which mandates obtaining explicit consent of the individual. Violations are liable to be punished with Rs 1 lakh per day fine and termination of authentication user agreements. Both Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank were appointed as Authentication User Agencies (AUA) by UIDAI and had entered into an agreement with UIDAI in February 2015 and September 2016 respectively for the purposes of availing authentication services provided by the authority. Sources said in response to the first notice of September 18, Airtel and Airtel Bank stated that they have amended their process and the opening of a bank account is completely de- linked from the process of re-verification of mobile connection. These replies were found to be unsatisfactory by UIDAI, which issued another notice on November 24. The company responded by saying no bank account was opened without the consent of the customers and additional safeguards have been introduced. The replies too were found to be unsatisfactory as UIDAI continued to receive numerous complaints of unauthorised opening of Airtel Payments Bank accounts. Sources said the interim order listed out some of the complaints and went on to state that Airtel and Airtel Bank had made "false statements" to "deceive and mislead" UIDAI. When UIDAI reviewed the Airtel mobile app, it found that when the app is opened, along with the welcome message a pre- ticked consent box is momentarily flashed on the screen which states "Upgrade or create my Airtel Payment Bank wallet using existing Airtel mobile KYC." This was found to reflect blatant disregard of Aadhaar Act and Regulations. PTI
UIDAI suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank#39;s eKYC licence
UIDAI may consider revocation of suspension or decide further necessary action upon receipt of the report.
UIDAI suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's eKYC licence
This essentially means Airtel would not be able to, in the interim, carry out 'electronic-verification' or link mobile SIMs of its customers with Aadhaar
UIDAI suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's eKYC licence
In its strongest action yet, the UIDAI has temporarily barred Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank from conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification of mobile customers using eKYC process as well as e-KYC of payments bank clients.
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Loud firecrackers interrupt Sonia's last speech as President

Prokerala 5 hours 31 minutes ago

As Sonia Gandhi took to the stage to deliver her last speech as Congress President after handing charge to her son Rahul Gandhi, she was forced to pause several times as the loud fireworks set off...
'I can't speak': Sonia Gandhi sees red after fireworks interrupt her last speech as Congress president
Sonia Gandhi, who led the Congress part for 19 years, on Saturday passed the baton to his son Rahul. During her emotional farewell speech, the outgoing Congress president was interrupted by noise erupting from incessant fireworks as party workers celebrated Rahul's elevation outside the 24, Akbar Road headquarters.
Kejriwal congratulates Rahul Gandhi
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today congratulated Rahul Gandhi after he took charge as Congress president."Congratulations Rahul ji for this big responsibility and our best wishes for all ur endeavours," Kejriwal tweeted.47-year-old Rahul Gandhi succeeds Sonia Gandhi, who led the party for the last 19 years.
Kejriwal congratulates Rahul
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday congratulated Rahul Gandhi after he took charge as Congress president. "Congratulations Rahul ji for this big responsibility and our best wishes for all ur endeavours," Kejriwal tweeted.
Rahul era dawns on Congress, Sonia to take back seat
New era has finally dawned on Congress. After 19 years, Sonia Gandhi passed on the chief's baton to her son Rahul Gandhi.
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Justice will be given to us: Hemraj's wife on Aarushi murder case

Business Standard 8 hours 52 minutes ago

Widow of servant Hemraj, Khumkala, on Saturday said she believes in the Supreme Court and justice will be given to her in sensational 2008 Arushi-Hemraj murder case.Speaking to ANI, Khumkala said,...
Justice will be given to us: Hemraj's wife on Aarushi murder case
Widow of servant Hemraj, Khumkala, on Saturday said she believes in the Supreme Court and justice will be given to her in sensational 2008 Arushi-Hemraj murder case. Speaking to ANI, Khumkala said, "I believe the Supreme Court will do us justice and that is why I have come here. I am not surprised that the court let the Talwars walk free and cancelled their life sentences on the basis of lack of material evidences but this has disheartened me". Earlier on Friday, in a fresh twist to the murder case, wife of Hemraj approached the apex court challenging the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar by the Allahabad High Court. In October, the Talwar couple, who were accused in the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Arushi and their domestic help Hemraj, walked free from the Dasna jail after the Allahabad High Court acquitted them of charges of their daughter's murder, setting aside the CBI court's earlier order. A high court bench, comprising of Justice B. K. Narayana and Justice A. K. Mishra, had reserved its verdict, in September, in the appeal filed by Aarushi's parents, who were sentenced to life in the jail. The Talwars had been lodged in the Dasna jail since November 2013 in connection with the twin murders. On May 16, 2008, Aarushi was found murdered inside her bedroom in the flat in Jal Vayu Vihar and her throat slit with surgical precision. It was initially suspected that house help Hemraj had killed Aarushi. However, the case took a shocking turn when Hemraj's body was recovered two days later from the terrace of the same flat. The police then began to suspect the Talwars and said Rajesh had murdered the two after finding them in an "objectionable" position. The accusations enraged the Talwars and friends, who accused the police of framing the dentist couple in order to cover up a botched investigation. In 2009, the CBI handed over the investigation to a new team, which recommended closing the case due to critical gaps in investigation. Rajesh was first arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on May 23, 2008 after which he was lodged at the Dasna Jail and let off on July 11, 2008. Later in 2012, his wife Nupur surrendered before a Ghaziabad court before trial and was also sent to the Dasna Jail. -ANI
Justice will be given to us: Hemraj's wife on Aarushi murder case
[India] Dec 16 (ANI): Widow of servant Hemraj, Khumkala, on Saturday said she believes in the Supreme Court and justice will be given to her in sensational 2008 Arushi-Hemraj murder case. Speaking to ANI, Khumkala said, "I believe the Supreme Court will do us justice and that is why I have come here. I am not surprised that the court let the Talwars walk free and cancelled their life sentences on the basis of lack of material evidences but this has disheartened me". Earlier on Friday, in a fresh twist to the murder case, wife of Hemraj approached the apex court challenging the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar by the Allahabad High Court. In October, the Talwar couple, who were accused in the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Arushi and their domestic help Hemraj, walked free from the Dasna jail after the Allahabad High Court acquitted them of charges of their daughter's murder, setting aside the CBI court's earlier order. A high court bench, comprising of Justice B. K. Narayana and Justice A. K. Mishra, had reserved its verdict, in September, in the appeal filed by Aarushi's parents, who were sentenced to life in the jail. The Talwars had been lodged in the Dasna jail since November 2013 in connection with the twin murders. On May 16, 2008, Aarushi was found murdered inside her bedroom in the flat in Jal Vayu Vihar and her throat slit with surgical precision. It was initially suspected that house help Hemraj had killed Aarushi. However, the case took a shocking turn when Hemraj's body was recovered two days later from the terrace of the same flat. The police then began to suspect the Talwars and said Rajesh had murdered the two after finding them in an "objectionable" position. The accusations enraged the Talwars and friends, who accused the police of framing the dentist couple in order to cover up a botched investigation. In 2009, the CBI handed over the investigation to a new team, which recommended closing the case due to critical gaps in investigation. Rajesh was first arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on May 23, 2008 after which he was lodged at the Dasna Jail and let off on July 11, 2008. Later in 2012, his wife Nupur surrendered before a Ghaziabad court before trial and was also sent to the Dasna Jail. (ANI)
Day after challenging Talwars` acquittal, Hemraj`s wife expresses faith in SC
Expressing her faith in the Indian judicial system, the wife of Hemraj - the domestic help of Dr Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, on Saturday said that the 'Supreme Court will do justice' to her husband.
Aarushi murder case: Hemraj's wife moves SC challenging Talwars' acquittal
The acquittal of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the 2008 twin murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj has been challenged in the Supreme Court. The plea, filed by Hemrajs wife, is the first petition in the top court against the Allahabad High Court verdict on October 12 this year acquitting the couple. The high court had freed them of the charges on the ground that they could not be held guilty on the basis of the evidence on record. A CBI court at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh had sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment on November 26, 2013, in connection with the case. Before the high courts order came, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were serving their life sentence in Ghaziabads Dasna jail. Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead inside her room in the Talwars Noida residence with her throat slit in May 2008. The needle of suspicion had initially moved towards 45- year-old Hemraj, who had gone missing but his body was recovered from the terrace of the house two days later. As the Uttar Pradesh Police drew flak over a shoddy probe into the case which was making national headlines, then chief minister Mayawati had recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The case was handed over to the CBI.
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Mizoram becomes third power-surplus state in North East: PM Narendra Modi

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"Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project," the prime minister said, while addressing a...
Mizoram becomes third power-surplus state in NE: PM Modi
Mizoram had become the third power- surplus state in the north-east after Sikkim and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.He also said the central schemes for the benefit of the north-east had gained momentum and that his government was committed to developing the region."Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project," the prime minister said, while addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating it.With the commissioning of the project, Mizoram became the third power-surplus state in the north-east, he added.The hydropower project would produce "251 million units" of electrical energy every year and boost the economic development of the state, Modi said."The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to completing the ongoing projects and ushering in a new era of development in the north-east," he added.The Tuirial project, which was ..
Modi launches BJP campaign in Mizoram, focuses on lack of connectivity in North East
The Prime Minister inaugurated a Hydro Electric Power Project project in Mizoram.
Mizoram becomes third power-surplus state in NE: PM Modi
Mizoram had become the third power- surplus state in the north-east after Sikkim and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. He also said the central schemes for the benefit of the north-east had gained momentum and that his government was committed to developing the region. “Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of […]
Mizoram becomes third power-surplus state in North-East: PM Modi
Mizoram had become the third power- surplus state in the north-east after Sikkim and Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. He also said the central schemes for the benefit of the north-east had gained momentum and that his government was committed to developing the region. "Today, we celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Mizoram with the completion and dedication of the 60-MW Tuirial hydropower project," the prime minister said, while addressing a public meeting here after inaugurating it. With the commissioning of the project, Mizoram became the third power-surplus state in the north-east, he added. The hydropower project would produce "251 million units" of electrical energy every year and boost the economic development of the state, Modi said. "The completion of this project is a reflection of our commitment to completing the ongoing projects and ushering in a new era of development in the north-east," he added. The Tuirial project, which was announced and cleared in 1998 by the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, was the first major central project to be successfully commissioned in Mizoram, the prime minister said.
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Rahul takes over amid sense of politics of fear in India: Manmohan

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi was taking over as the new Congress President amid "disturbing trends" as "politics of fear" was taking over the "politics of...
Rahul Gandhi to sustain politics of hope: Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh also praised outgoing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for the "powerful and magnificent" leadership provided by her to the Congress party that will go down in the annals of its history.
Transform and sustain politics of hope: Manmohan Singh to Rahul Gandhi
Rahul is taking over as President of our party at a time when there are certain disturbing trends visible in our politics: Manmohan Singh
Rahul to sustain politics of hope: Manmohan Singh
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today said that Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will sustain the "politics of hope" which is needed by the country and not allow the "politics of fear" to take over. Certain "disturbing trends" are noticeable in the countrys polity and the people depended on Rahul Gandhi to transform it, Singh said in his brief address at an event where the new Congress President took charge. He described the day as "unique" in the partys history and said Rahul Gandhis leadership brings a new sense of dedication and commitment which will steer the party to greater heights of glory. Singh also praised outgoing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for the "powerful and magnificent" leadership provided by her to the Congress party that will go down in the annals of its history. "Rahul ji today is taking over as the the president of the party at a time when there are certain disturbing trends noticeable in our polity. "As a distinguished academic pointed out a few days ago, there are dangers that the politics of fear will take over from the politics of hope," the former prime minister said, ostensibly targeting the BJP. "Rahul ji, we depend upon you to transform that area, that fear of politics will transform, to sustain the politics of hope, which this country needs," Singh said. He said the country is still faced with problems like poverty, ignorance and disease with millions still afflicted with them. Recalling the 19 years of Sonia Gandhis leadership, he said he has worked with her as CWC member and as prime minister for 10 years. He said the government headed by him under Sonias guidance took some historic decisions that includes enactment of some "unique social legislations". He recalled MNREGA and the Right to Information in this regard. Singh said the growth rate of the country was at an all- time high at an average of 7.8 per cent per annum during the period and 140 million people were lifted out from poverty. "Now that Sonia ji is handing over the reins to Rahul ji, we salute Sonia ji for the magnificent leadership that she has provided in these last 19 years," he said. The former PM also said that Rahul Gandhi has been trained for a long period as he has been looking after many of partys activities for many years. "He brings to this office of the Congress President a new sense of dedication, a new sense of commitment, a new sense of looking after the leadership role," he said. Singh expressed the hope that Rahul, who has travelled all over the country, knows the problems first hand and under his leadership the party will scale new heights of glory. "May your path be blessed," he said ending his speech after conveying his and partymens best wishes to the new party chief.
Rahul Gandhi`s elevation: Manmohan Singh says new Congress chief won`t allow politics of fear to take over
Singh also praised outgoing Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for the "powerful and magnificent" leadership provided by her to the Congress party that will go down in the annals of its history.
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GST Council nod for mandatory e-Way Bill for inter-state goods movement

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The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday approved mandatory compliance of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of goods from February 1, sources said here.Some states might roll out both...
GST Council nod for mandatory e-Way Bill for inter-state goods movement
New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday approved mandatory compliance of e-Way Bill for inter-state movement of goods from February 1, sources said here. Some states might roll out both inter-state and intra-state e-Way Bill from February 1 on a voluntary basis. The system for e-Way Bill will be available from January 15. E-way bill for intra-state will be compulsory from June 1, the source added. However, implementation of e-Way Bill for intra-state movement will done in a staggered manner from February.
GST Council approves mandatory inter-state e-Way Bill compliance from Feb 1
E-way bill for intra-state will be compulsory from June 1, the source added
Starting Feb 1, GST council approves e-way bills to easily ferry goods across states
Ferrying goods across states will now get quicker with the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council approving on Saturday an all-India rollout of electronic-way (e-way) bill from February.
GST Council meet: Here is what is on the agenda today
The apex decision-making body for the goods and services tax (GST) regime will meet on Saturday to discuss implementation of electronic bills for goods transporters (e-way bill) and reverse charge mechanism (RCM).
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PM hails soldiers who participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the soldiers who fought the 1971 Indo-Pak war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas."On Vijay Diwas we salute the unflinching courage of all those who fought in...
Rahul pays tribute to martyrs of 1971 war
New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today paid homage to the Indian soldiers, who had made the supreme sacrifice in the 1971 war with Pakistan, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. “On #VijayDiwas, we salute the indomitable spirit and sacrifice of the martyrs of 1971 War. “Let each one of us remember the unfathomable valour […]
Rahul pays tribute to martyrs of 1971 war
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today paid homage to the Indian soldiers, who had made the supreme sacrifice in the 1971 war with Pakistan, on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. "On #VijayDiwas, we salute the indomitable spirit and sacrifice of the martyrs of 1971 War. "Let each one of us remember the unfathomable valour of our soldiers, who defend Indias freedom every day," he wrote on Twitter. Vijay Diwas is commemorated on this day every year to mark Indias victory over Pakistan in the war, which had led to the creation of Bangladesh. Over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered before the Indian Army in the 1971 war.
PM Narendra Modi hails soldiers who participated in 1971 Indo-Pak war
On this day in 1971, the war with Pakistan had ended and Bangladesh was created. Over 90,000 Pakistani soldiers had surrendered before the Indian Army.
Vijay Diwas: When Lt Gen Niazi-led 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered to Indian Army in 1971- 5 facts
India is today celebrating Vijay Diwas to mark the victory of our soldiers during the 1971 War.
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NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime

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National Commission of Women's (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on 16 December welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence. "We...
NCW chief welcomes cabinet's approval of triple talaq bill
National Commission of Women’s (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence. “We fought because we were getting complaints regarding this. We welcome this move by the Cabinet. I also would like to add that any welfare scheme or policy should not be based on religion. The law should be common for everyone. This move is for the betterment of our society. I want triple talaq to be abolished all together,” she told ANI. The bill termed as the 'Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017' seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce in Islam. Cleared earlier yesterday, it will now be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. The Supreme Court, in August, had passed the order terming the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) as "unconstitutional." Despite the order, there have been sporadic incidents of husbands calling off their marriages through phones or messages or by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. Now since the law has been framed to make triple talaq an offence, the victims will have the option of approaching the police and legal system for the redressal of their grievances and for the action to be taken against the husband. Article Type: Report Sections: India Agencies: ANI Tags: National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma triple talaq Sat, 16 Dec 2017-09:17am Date updated: Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 9:20am Article Images: Short URL: dnai.in/2 Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 489 From Print Edition: Highlights:
NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime
National Commission of Women's (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence."We fought because we were getting complaints regarding this. We welcome this move by the Cabinet. I also would like to add that any welfare scheme or policy should not be based on religion. The law should be common for everyone. This move is for the betterment of our society. I want triple talaq to be abolished all together," she told ANI.The bill termed as the 'Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017' seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce in Islam.Cleared earlier yesterday, it will now be introduced in the winter session of Parliament.The Supreme Court, in August, had passed the order terming the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) as "unconstitutional."Despite the order, there have been sporadic incidents of husbands calling off their marriages through ...
NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime
[India], Dec 16 (ANI): National Commission of Women's (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence. "We fought because we were getting complaints regarding this. We welcome this move by the Cabinet. I also would like to add that any welfare scheme or policy should not be based on religion. The law should be common for everyone. This move is for the betterment of our society. I want triple talaq to be abolished all together," she told ANI. The bill termed as the 'Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017' seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce in Islam. Cleared earlier yesterday, it will now be introduced in the winter session of Parliament. The Supreme Court, in August, had passed the order terming the practice of instant triple talaq (divorce) as "unconstitutional." Despite the order, there have been sporadic incidents of husbands calling off their marriages through phones or messages or by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. Now since the law has been framed to make triple talaq an offence, the victims will have the option of approaching the police and legal system for the redressal of their grievances and for the action to be taken against the husband. (ANI)
Bill to make instant triple talaq punishable offence gets Union Cabinet approval: Top developments
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 has got the Cabinet nod.
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