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‘Rising Kashmir’ Editor Shujaat Bukhari Shot Dead In Srinagar

Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead by unknown attackers in Srinagar on Thursday evening. Shujaat Bhukari, the editor of “Rising Kashmir” was attacked when he had just stepped out of his office in Press Colony in the city. He was reportedly hit by multiple bullets fired at a close range. A security guard protecting him and his driver were also shot. This is the first attack on a journalist in a long time in Kashmir and has shaken the entire fraternity. “This is an attack on the freedom of press,”…

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Shashi Tharoor named as accused in wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case

The Delhi Police on Monday charge-sheeted Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for ”abetment to suicide” in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Pushkar was found dead in a New Delhi luxury hotel room on the night of January 17, 2014. The investigating agency filed the charge sheet in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmendra Singh under Sections 306 (abetting the commission of suicide) and 498A (punishment for subjecting a married woman to cruelty. Taking the probe report on record, the magistrate fixed May 23 as the date of taking cognisance of…

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Supreme Court declares it illegal for khap panchayats to stall marriage between consenting adults

HIGHLIGHTS The SC said that any assembly which is intended to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults is also illegal An NGO Shakti Vahini had in 2010 moved the top court seeking directions from the central and state governments to prevent and control so-called honour crimes The Supreme Court (SC) today declared illegal any attempt by khap panchayats to end a marriage between consenting adults. The SC said that any assembly which is intended to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults is also illegal. The orders were passed by a three-judge…

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2G spectrum allocation acquittal: 5 reasons why the case collapsed

A CBI court on Thursday acquitted all the accused, including former telecom minister A. Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, of corruption and money laundering charges in the 2G spectrum allocation cases. It was a shock verdict. Here are five reasons the case against the accused may have collapsed: 1. The CBI couldn’t prove that Raja, along with telecom ministry officials, manipulated the cut-off date for bids in the first-come, first-served policy for allocation of 2G spectrum. 2. The CBI failed to establish that Raja had prior familiarity with two of…

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LIVE: Sushma Swaraj UN General Assembly Address

UNITED NATIONS:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the United Nations General Assembly.   Courtesy:  nationalist indian news 24 hr UN General Assembly में सुषमा स्वराज LIVE: हम गरीबी से लड़ रहे हैं, पाक हमसे लड़ रहा है नई दिल्ली। भारत की विदेश सुषमा स्वराज आज संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा को संबोधित कर रही हैं। 65 वर्षीय स्वराज लगातार दूसरी बार UN General Assembly को संबोधित कर रही है। सुषमा ने पिछली बार की तरह इस बार भी हिंदी में अपना संबोधन दिया। उन्होंने संयुक्त राष्ट्र महासभा में एक बार फिर से…

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Cabinet reshuffle updates: Nirmala Sitharaman to take over as India’s new Defence Minister

Cabinet reshuffle updates: Nine new ministers have been inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers on Sunday morning and four MoS have been promoted to the Union cabinet. Nine ministers have been inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers Sunday morning. The swearing-in ceremony began at 10.45 am at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Four Ministers of State – Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have been moved up to the Cabinet. Follow live updates on Narendra Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle here: Here is the full list: Narendra…

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