Economy, Featured

Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’: Naqvi

Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’ or male companion as all those who applied under this category have been exempted from the lottery system, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. The Modi government had last

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Economy, Featured

SC to hear next week plea challenging appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim CBI chief

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea by an NGO challenging the January 10 order of the government appointing IPS officer M Nageswara Rao as interim director of the CBI. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed

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Economy, Featured

Kumbh Mela begins as lakhs of devotees take holy dip in Sangam

At the break of dawn, chants of ‘Har Har Gange’ reached its crescendo as lakhs of devotees, ascetics and religious leaders of various orders congregated at the Sangam here on Tuesday for a ritual dip, marking the beginning of the Kumbh Mela. The confluence of

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Featured, Politics

1984 riots case: Sajjan Kumar likely to surrender before court on Dec 31

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is likely to surrender before a court here on December 31 to serve the life imprisonment awarded to him by the Delhi High Court in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. “We will comply with the high court’s judgment,” his counsel

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