Two arrested for trying to slaughter buffaloes

Two arrested for trying to slaughter buffaloes

MUZAFFARNAGAR (UP): Two people have been arrested in Shamli district after they were allegedly found prepar­ing to illegally slaughter buffa­loes, police said on Friday. Six buffaloes were found from a house Azad chowk area of Shamli city during an early morning raid by the police yes­terday, they said. Dil Nawaz and Rafiq were arrested while […]

Govt starts process for roll out of chip-based passports

Govt starts process for roll out of chip-based passports

NEW DELHI: Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports. He […]

Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

New Delhi: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control and the international border have come down after the ‘surgical strikes’ by India, the government said on Wednesday. It also rejected the opposition charge that the issue was not only being taken seriously, but was being “butchered” by […]

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

New Delhi: India on Wednesday clearly put the onus on Pakistan for resumption of dialogue, asserting that it should commit to end the state-sponsored terrorism. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said in the Rajya Sabha that the government was ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. “Pakistan […]

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed for today the hearing in the Babri Masjid de­molition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused. A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose said the appropriate bench comprising him and Justice R F Nariman will be […]

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

Three shops selling meat set ablaze

Hathras (UP): Three shops selling meat and fish were set afire by unidentified persons here, triggering panic in the area, police said on Wednesday. The incident comes close on the heels of some slaughter houses being sealed in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in. Police said the arson […]

Supreme Court proposes out-of-court settlement for Babri Masjid dispute

Supreme Court proposes out-of-court settlement for Babri Masjid dispute

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya which is a “sensitive” and “sentimental matter”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations […]

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: Muslim organisations, including Babri Masjid Action Committee were on Tuesday sceptical about the Supreme Court’s suggestion for talks to resolve the Ayodhya dispute, saying attempts at out-of-court settlement in the past have been unsuccessful. “We are ready with Chief Justice (of India) mediating… we trust him. We are also ready if he nominates […]

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