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Haryana diverted most forest land, now wants money for afforestation

New Delhi, Jan 18: Haryana diverted the most forest land -- 79.44 sq km or about 200 times the size of New Delhi's Lodhi Gardens or 900 times size of Mumbai's Nariman Point -- from its forest area of 1,584 sq km between 2014-15 and 2016-17, according to a reply to the Lok Sabha last month. Up to three per cent of Haryana's land, nearly the size of Delhi, is officially marked as forests.<...

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SC stays ban on 'Padmaavat' release, film industry euphoric

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for an all-India release for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat on January 25 by staying the operation of orders banning the release of the film by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments. The film industry hailed the decision. Staying the notifications and orders banning the release of the controversial film by t...

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Charges filed against Kashmiri separatists for waging war against India

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under stringent anti-terror laws against seven jailed Kashmiri separatist leaders for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin to wage war against India to secede Jammu and Kashmir. The agency has named Saeed, the Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and alleged...

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Victory of freedom of expression: Shyam Benegal on 'Padmaavat'

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in some states, saying it is clearly the victory of freedom of expression in the country. Benegal, who chaired a Ministry of Information and Broadcasting committee to propose ways to revamp the censor board, told IANS th...

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Kohli sweeps ICC awards

Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) After a prolific run with the willow last year, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards as the 29-year won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the World Cricketer of the Year 2017. Kohli was also named as ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017 and the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams. It is ...

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SC stays ban on 'Padmaavat' release in 3 states

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of orders banning the release of the film Padmaavat by the Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana governments. Staying the notifications and orders banning the release of the controversial film by the three states, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilklar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that the ...

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Kohli named ICC, ODI Cricketer of the Year

Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards after being named the Cricketer of the Year and the ODI Cricketer of the Year. Rising Indian wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the T20I Performer of the Year. Kohli scored six centuries in the 50-over format last year at an average of 76.84. Koh...

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Haryana rapes: Khattar says don't politicise issue

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As a series of rapes, gang rapes and murders, especially of minor girls, pushed the Haryana government and the state's police on the defensive, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged political parties not to politicise such issues. Describing the recent incidents of violence against women as unfortunate, Khattar assured people that the g...

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HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Amarinder Singh, in response, directed state Advocate General Atul Nanda to examine the judgment and suggest further legal remedies. J...

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Three who fired at police in Delhi held in Goa

Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Three persons wanted in the national capital for shooting at Delhi Police personnel during a routine check last week have been arrested in the beach village of Calangute in North Goa, police said on Wednesday. Vipin Sunil Dagar, 24, Praveen Surjay Dagar, 23, both residents of Jharoda Kalan in Delhi, and Ajay Kumar Ahlawat, 22, from Jhajjar in Haryana were arrested w...

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Pooja excited after conquering World champion

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Yet to come to terms with the fact that she has defeated reigning World and Olympic champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), rising Indian star Pooja Dhanda is looking forward to creating more landmarks in the tournament. Turning out for the Punjab Royals, Pooja recorded the biggest victory of her career when she defeated Maroulis 7-6 in a women...

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Simultaneous polls mother of all reforms: BJP MP

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Favouring the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in states, BJP's Rajya Sabha member and ICCR President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe on Wednesday said such an electoral reform will prove to be the mother of all reforms. Simultaneous elections is a major democratic reform that the nation is awaiting for decades. Hence, a nationwide discourse to b...

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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of Padmaavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. When the producers' counsel Mahesh Agrawal, mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and sought an...

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'Padmaavat' protests: Highway blocked in Rajasthan

Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Shri Rajput Karni Sena members on Wednesday blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie Padmaavat from January 25. According to information received at the state capital, the highway stretch near Rithala Square in Chittorgarh is extremely crowded. Around 200 p...

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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear a plea by the producers of Padmaavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in some states. When counsel for the producers mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and sought an expeditious hearing, the court refrained fr...

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Twist in Haryana rape-murder; body of suspect found

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) The Haryana Police has been left baffled after recovering the body of a 19-year-old youth who was until now the prime suspect in the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Dalit girl in Kurukshetra district. Police said on Wednesday that the body of Gulshan, who was considered the prime suspect in the killing of the Class 10 student, was found on Tuesday night from th...

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HC sets aside appointment of Punjab CM's aide

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Justice Rajan Gupta ruled that Kumar, a retired Indian Administrative Service officer, was holding the post in violation of Article 166 (3) of...

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NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman unde...

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UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Lucknow on Thursday (Janu...

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Former Goa CM wants river water privatised, exported

Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as Goa and Karnataka slug it out over the disputed waters of the Mhadei/Mandovi river water, former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik has suggested a 'unique' idea to tap the excess river water flowing into the Arabian Sea. Naik, a Congress legislator, told reporters here on Tuesday that river water in the state should be harvested by building dams and selling it of...

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