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Blow to Chidambaram: SC refuses to list the matter today, HC order rejecting his anticipatory bail plea to stay in force

Sibal had requested that the matter be listed before the Supreme Court today. However, the SC declined to pass any order.

All that Pakistan is left with is a war of misinformation: Here are the myths and propaganda about Kashmir

Pakistan has gone to the two of the most dangerous forces for support- A fanatic faith and cruel communism, latter being more fanatic than the former.

Poetic Justice: P Chidambaram falsely hounded Amit Shah and Narendra Modi, now he is on the run for his own transgressions

When P. Chidambaram was the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah was unceremoniously arrested and slapped with charges of murder, extortion, and kidnapping among others over the Sohrabuddin encounter case.
P Chidambaram is evading CBI arrest after the courts rejected his anticipatory bail plea

P Chidambaram case: SC didn’t take up the petition due to defects in it, CBI and ED file caveats at the apex court

After High Court refused anticipatory bail plea, Chidambaram's lawyers have approached SC while he remains missing

TMC Panchayat member Mohammad Alam and associates Zaidul, Jainal, Afidul gang rape poor woman for asking refund of cut-money

The victim, who is a resident of Saptibari panchayat area in Maynaguri belongs to a poor family. She alleged that they had paid Rs.7,000 bribe for allocation of a house under the government scheme.
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No relief for Chidambaram: Lookout circular issued against him, SC refuses interim relief

His anticipatory bail pleas against arrests by CBI and ED were rejected by the Delhi High Court yesterday.

Congress stands by ‘kingpin’ P Chidambaram, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says he is being ‘shamefully hunted down’

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had earlier also extended support to Robert Vadra, her husband, who is also accused in various land scams and was called in for questioning by the ED on money laundering charges.

Donald Trump offers to mediate again, says Kashmir issue is ‘explosive and complicated, a lot to do with religion’

Last month, US President Trump had stirred up a storm when he claimed that PM Modi had requested him to mediate on the Kashmir issue. However, India had clarified that no such request was made.

More embarrassment for Congress govt in MP: Power cut during press conference of Energy Minister

Madhya Pradesh has been suffering from incessant power cuts and unscheduled power cuts ever since the Congress government came to power.

Is Shah Faesal Ajit Doval’s asset? Unlikely, Swati Chaturvedi may be unwittingly helping the central government

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.
Sandeep Kumar was disqualified for sabotaging prospects of party in Lok Sabha elections

AAP’s ‘ration card minister’ Sandeep Kumar disqualified from the party for ‘defection’

Sandeep Kumar was removed from the cabinet after a CD showing him allegedly in a compromising act had surfaced

Caveat filed in Supreme Court against Radha Kumar and Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak’s petition challenging abrogation of Article 370

A leading Kashmiri Pandit organisation, 'Roots in Kashmir' has filed a caveat in Supreme Court today seeking that no order shall be passed in the petition challenging constitutional validity of abrogation of Article 370 without hearing the caveator.
Chidambaram's counsel could not mention his petition before CJI's bench today

Panic in Congress: Chidambaram approaches SC after being denied anticipatory bail by Delhi HC, CJI refuses urgent hearing

P Chidambaram is being represented by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal in the matter.
60 TDP leaders and their cadre join BJP in Telangana

Telangana: In a big jolt to TDP, nearly 60 prominent party leaders join BJP

The BJP national working president JP Nadda was in Hyderabad on Sunday to welcome the former TDP members into BJP.

West Bengal: TMC leaders accused of stealing 5000 eggs and serving children only rice and salt for mid-day meals

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee discovered that children were being fed only rice and salt in mid-day meals during her surprise visit to the school on Monday.

Ratul Puri, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath’s nephew arrested by the ED in connection with Rs 354 crore bank fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today arrested Ratul Puri, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath's nephew, from Delhi in connection with a Rs 354 crore bank fraud case.

Meet General Bajwa: The Pakistani Army Chief who awarded himself a three-year extension at his job

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa received a three-year extension over concerns regarding 'regional security'.

Congress demands that the “wrong decision” of revoking Article 370 be reversed

Ghulam Nabi Azad has been one of the most prominent leaders in Congress to be very vocally critical of abrogation of Article 370.
Shehla Rashid bats for Armed insurgency in Kashmir

Criminal complaint filed against freelance protestor Shehla Rashid for spreading fake news against Indian Army

Earlier in the day, freelance protestor-turned-politician Shehla Rashid, who has an illustrious career of peddling fake news, Shehla Rashid in a series of tweets had attempted to incite people by sharing false claims of torture and excessive force being used against Kashmiris.

Shehla Rashid inciting people by sharing fake news, claims of torture and excessive force being used against Kashmiris untrue: Indian Army

In a series of tweets, Rashid had alleged that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is grim and that the armed forces are using excessive force on the Kashmiris.

Harvard alumnus IAS officer says Harvard group’s petition demanding release of Shah Faesal was opposed by majority of group members

Harvard alumnus says majority group members had opposed few friends of Shah Faesal who released the statement

“Congress party has lost its way”: Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda attacks his party for opposing abrogation of Article 370

The Parivarthan rally of Bhupinder Singh Hooda is projected as a show of strength and a wake-up call to the party high command to acknowledge his stature just ahead of assembly polls in the state

West Bengal: BJP worker Dalu Sheikh killed after crude bombs were hurled at him by TMC workers

West Bengal has been a hotbed for political violence ever since BJP has made successful inroads into the state.

‘Modi govt threat to Nehru and Gandhi’s India,’ Pakistan PM Imran Khan continues to rant into the void

Days after Pakistan's minister taunted Rahul Gandhi for letting Modi get back to power, Khan equated the RSS to the Nazis
Shehla Rashid bats for Armed insurgency in Kashmir

Career-protester-turned-politician Shehla Rashid downplays terrorism in Kashmir, calls legitimate action by India ‘state terrorism’ instead

According to Shehla Rashid, India has been inflicting atrocities on Kashmiris since 1953
Pakistan echoes left-liberals and Congress, laments that Modi has buried 'Nehru's India'

Modi buried Nehru’s India: Pakistan echoes left-liberals and Congress

With each passing day, it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish between the Pakistani rhetoric and that of Indian opposition parties and liberals.
Zakir Naik grilled in Malaysia over hate speech, banned country-wide from giving speeches

Zakir Naik faces interrogation in Malaysia for hate speech against Hindus and Chinese citizens

Naik was interrogated for hours on Friday. He is to be interrogated again on Monday over allegations of hate speech against Malaysian citizens.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated that the revival of the Congress is depended upon the decimation of regional parties

Tough for any Congress leader from outside Nehru-Gandhi family to lead party, they have ‘Brand equity’: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Claiming that the nation is headed towards "bipolar politics", Chowdhury stated many regional parties do not have any particular ideology and they will soon lose their relevance.
The Lancet publishes anti-India propaganda over Kashmir

British medical journal The Lancet publishes anti-India propaganda on Article 370, maintains silence over Islamic terrorism

The Lancet has termed India's administrative decision regarding the governance of a part of Indian territory an attempt to subjugate and alienate the people.
AM Singhvi admitted India didn’t want to attack China on global forums

Did Abhishek Manu Singhvi just admit that Congress doesn’t want India to speak against China at UN?

One of the interesting facets of his post on China was Singhvi’s candid admission that his views are in opposition to the opinions held by the Congress party.

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