Search results for '2002'.
Bilkis Bano case: SC agrees to constitute special benchRediff.com1 days ago
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to constitute a special bench to hear a plea against the remission of sentence of 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case, which also involves the killing of seven members of her family during the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Framing innocents case: Teesta Setalvad appears in court in GujaratRediff.com3 days ago
Mumbai-based social activist Teesta Setalvad on Monday appeared before a sessions court in Ahmedabad in a case where she is accused of fabricating evidence to frame "innocent" people and defame Gujarat in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.
CBI to probe UPA advisory panel ex-member Harsh Mander's NGO for FCRA breachRediff.com3 days ago
Official said a CBI inquiry has been recommended against Aman Biradari for violation of various provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
AMU's Governance Structure Is Democratic, Not DivineRediff.com5 days ago
These self-appointed well-wishers of AMU are basically for the control or police model of university governance. They have no faith whatsoever in the democratic functioning of the universities, observes Faizan Mustafa, former dean, Faculty of Law, and Registrar, Aligarh Muslim University.
SC to hear Gujarat govt's plea in Godhra train burning case on March 24Rediff.com6 days ago
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on March 24 the appeal of the Gujarat government and the bail pleas of several accused who are serving life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case.
'Our intention was never to shock'Rediff.com7 days ago
'There are people who loved the show and people who have been shocked by it.'
2.98% cases against MPs/MLAs; conviction rate 96%: ED dataRediff.com7 days ago
The data said the ED filed a total of 176 Enforcement Case Information Reports (ECIRs), equivalent to a police FIR, against existing and ex MPs, MLAs and MLCs which comes to 2.98 percentage of the total 5,906 such complaints filed since the law came into being.
Building code breach intensified devastation in Turkiye earthquakesRediff.com14 Mar 2023
A recent report outlining preliminary findings of damage assessment of the earthquakes shows violations of the building code stipulations in the past two decades contributed to a large number of lives lost and extensive damage to infrastructure.
Gujarat resolution calls for action against BBC for Modi documentaryRediff.com10 Mar 2023
The Gujarat Assembly on Friday passed a resolution requesting the Centre to take strict action against BBC for tarnishing the image and popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its documentary on the 2002 riots in the state.
2002 assault case: Medha Patkar opposes Delhi LG's immunity plea in courtRediff.com9 Mar 2023
Saxena, who became the Delhi LG in May 2022, is an accused, along with three others in a case of alleged attack on Patkar for opposing the Narmada dam project.
Nepal elects Ram Chandra Poudel as new prez amid mounting political crisisRediff.com9 Mar 2023
With the support from eight political parties, 78-year-old Poudel's victory was certain. His rival Subas Chandra Nebmang had support of former prime minister KP Sharma-led CPN-UML.
When The Naatu Naatu Choreographer Wanted To DieRediff.com9 Mar 2023
'Since both Ram Charan and NTR Jr are dancing in this song, I don't want one of them to feel one up.'
Anti-money laundering provisions imposed on cryptosRediff.com8 Mar 2023
The government has imposed anti-money laundering provisions on cryptocurrencies or virtual assets as it looks to tighten oversight of digital assets. In a gazette notification, the Finance Ministry said the anti-money laundering legislation has been applied to crypto trading, safekeeping and related financial services. After this, Indian crypto exchanges will have to report suspicious activity to the Financial Intelligence Unit India (FIU-IND).
When India Showed Up For The OscarsRediff.com8 Mar 2023
Sukanya Verma goes down memory lane to recap the desi sightings at the Oscars.
A Chor-Police PotboilerRediff.com7 Mar 2023
The Hyderabad Heist is a blow-by-blow account of an audacious theft committed in 2018, and a recounting of how the Hyderabad Police combined technology and human intelligence to crack the case.
Neiphiu Rio set to be Nagaland's chief minister for a record fifth termRediff.com2 Mar 2023
The septuagenarian leader has with this victory, broken the record of veteran leader SC Jamir, who helmed the northeastern state thrice.
UK foreign secy raises BBC issue, Jaishankar bats it downRediff.com1 Mar 2023
All entities operating in India must fully comply with relevant laws, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Wednesday told his British counterpart James Cleverly, who raised the BBC tax surveys issue during a meeting with him.
Remembering Gulberg Tragedy 21 Years OnRediff.com1 Mar 2023
Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed along with 68 others in the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad during the Gujarat riots of 2002, visited the Gulberg society on the 21st anniversary of the massacre on February 28, 2023.
Covid originated from Wuhan lab, 'confirms' FBI chiefRediff.com1 Mar 2023
'FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed that the Bureau has assessed that the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic likely originated from a lab incident in Wuhan, China,' tweeted the FBI.
In order not to alienate majority...: Tharoor's message to CongRediff.com26 Feb 2023
Tharoor said the Congress should stand up for its foundational principles.
Punjab police should have been better prepared, says ex-DGPRediff.com25 Feb 2023
Virk on Saturday said the state police should have been more prepared to deal with such a situation.
No return to active politics, resigned due to health issues: KoshyariRediff.com25 Feb 2023
Koshyari said he decided to resign as he could not keep pace with the daily schedule as the governor of the country's largest state due to his health.
No agenda, we report without fear or favour, BBC chief tells India staffRediff.com24 Feb 2023
The BBC is not driven by an "agenda" but by purpose and will not be put off reporting impartially and without fear or favour, the UK-headquartered media organisation's chief has said days after the income tax department survey operation at its New Delhi and Mumbai offices.
That Dangerous Fix Called AddictionRediff.com24 Feb 2023
It is worth thinking about the deeper reasons that make people depend, often against their wishes, upon substances that ruin their health and their relationships, observes Chintan Girish Modi.
Will Supreme Court verdict help EPS win by-election?Rediff.com23 Feb 2023
Though another 75 candidates are in the fray, the Elangovan-Thennaruasu fight has become a prestige battle for the DMK and AIADMK, points out N Sathiya Moorthy.
You should listen to your father: Cong to JaishankarRediff.com22 Feb 2023
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate also alleged that foreign policy has been reduced to photo-ops and a chest-thumping exercise and is being used to secure contracts for a businessman.
Jaishankar serving those whom his father called Asura: Trinamool MPRediff.com22 Feb 2023
Taking to Twitter, Jawhar Sircar wrote, 'S Jaishankar's father, K Subramanyam said 'Dharma was killed in Gujarat (2002 Riots). Those who failed to protect innocent citizens are guilty of adharma. Rama...would have used his bow against the 'Asura' rulers of Gujarat.' Shame on son --serving Asura!'
Guj govt to seek death for 11 Godhra train convictsRediff.com20 Feb 2023
The high court upheld total 31 convictions in the case and commuted the death penalties of the 11 convicts to life term, Mehta said.
3-day survey found many tax-linked irregularities at BBC, says I-T deptRediff.com17 Feb 2023
The income and profits shown by various BBC group entities are "not commensurate" with the scale of their operations in India and tax has not been paid on certain remittances by its foreign entities, the income tax authorities said Friday, a day after they ended a three-day-long survey operation against the British media organisation.
Who is George Soros? The man who criticised Narendra ModiRediff.com17 Feb 2023
George Soros, who is in the eye of the storm over his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Adani issue, is an Hungarian-born American financier, philanthropist, and activist whose success as an investor made him one of the wealthiest men in the world. He is also known as a powerful and influential supporter of liberal social causes. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Thursday, the billionaire philanthropist said he believes the turmoil at Gautam Adani's business empire may weaken Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hold on the government, a statement which was strongly contested by the BJP as an attack on Indian democracy.
US comfortable with India buying oil from Russia: Biden aideRediff.com17 Feb 2023
By driving a hard bargain with Russia in procuring crude oil at the lowest price possible, India is furthering the policy of G7 and Washington is "comfortable" with New Delhi over its approach in addressing issues relating to energy security, a top Biden administration official said.
After 3 days of income tax 'survey', BBC says...Rediff.com17 Feb 2023
The Income Tax authorities have left the offices of the BBC in New Delhi and Mumbai after three days of lengthy questioning of some of its staff, the United Kingdom-headquartered public broadcaster said on Thursday.
Income tax dept ends survey at BBC after nearly 60 hoursRediff.com16 Feb 2023
The income tax department's marathon "surveys" at BBC's offices ended on Thursday, after clocking over 58 hours in total, as officials prepared an inventory of financial data from select staffers and collected digital and paper data.
Tripura records over 81% voter turnout till 4 pm, number likely to go upRediff.com16 Feb 2023
A total of 69.96 per cent of 28.13 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the Tripura assembly elections till 3 pm on Thursday, amid sporadic incidents of violence, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Gitte Kirankumar Dinakarrao said.
New PIL in SC challenges Centre's blocking of BBC's Modi docuRediff.com16 Feb 2023
A fresh PIL was filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to block a BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots.
'Tipu's son Siddaramaiah will come...': K'taka minister sparks rowRediff.com16 Feb 2023
'Do you want Tipu or Savarkar? Where should we send Tipu Sultan? What did Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda do? In the same way he should be knocked out and sent off'
US snubs Pak journalist's question over I-T surveys at BBC officesRediff.com16 Feb 2023
Notably, Pakistani journalist Ali, cited the BBC documentary on the 2002 Gujarat riots and said he "regretted" that no US official had criticized it, while the US State Department highlighted the close relationship between the two countries, especially over shared values.
At Maharashtra Congress meeting Patole, Thorat say all is wellRediff.com15 Feb 2023
Amid the ongoing tussle between Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole and party veteran Balasaheb Thorat in the wake of recent legislative council elections, both the leaders came face to face at the party's state executive committee meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday, with both of them later claiming that everything was fine between them.
Aware of BBC raid, cannot offer any judgement: USRediff.com15 Feb 2023
'We support the importance of free press around the world. We continue to highlight the importance of freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief as human rights that contribute to strengthening democracies around the world. It has strengthened this democracy here in this country. It has strengthened India's democracy'
Tax survey at BBC offices: UK govt 'closely monitoring' situationRediff.com15 Feb 2023
While there has been no official statement related to the action, British government sources said they are 'closely monitoring reports of tax surveys conducted at the offices of the BBC in India'.