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The defamation complaint filed under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was heard by the additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal.
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Indian Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday has defeated the world no. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to enter the quarter-final of the Denmark Open.
Nehwal registered an easy win with a scoreline of 21-15, 21-17 over Yamaguchi after a long four years. Nehwal against Yamaguchi won in 2014 during the China Open.
Saina Nehwal tames Akane Yamaguchi!Powerpacked performance from @NSaina ensures #AkaneYamaguchi bowes out of #DenmarkOpenBadminton. 2012 Olympic Medalist stroms into the QF with a 21-15;...
The first video song 'Aawargi' from the upcoming hindi movie "The Dark Side Of Life – Mumbai City" released on Wednesday.
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Jubin Nautiyal gave his voice for the song and the lyrics are penned by Azeem Shirazi. Saabir Khan’s music give a soothing...
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and a Congress party top leader ND Tiwari has passed away at Max Hospital in Saket, New Delhi on Thursday. It was his 93rd birthday today.
Tiwari was put on dialysis due to the failure of his kidneys and was admitted to the hospital early in the morning.
Former UP and Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari passes away at Max Hospital in Saket. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/tavfHc73Bp
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2018
According to reports, the doctors have said that he was suffering...
Amid the #MeToo furore, filmmaker Vikas Bahl has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against his former Phantom Films partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
Justice Kathawalla, while adjourning the matter on Thursday noted that while the #MeToo movement was good, there should be guidelines in place so that authorities know how to handle such cases.
The judge passed no order on Bahl's plea.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January, 2019 under its Unified Fall Agenda.
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BJP Snubs RSS, Says Not In Favour Of Reservation Policy Review
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September 21 , 2015 , 18:56 IST
Hours after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for a review of the quota policy, the BJP on Sunday sought to make its stand clear on the issue saying that it was not in favour of any reconsideration of reservation being extended to ST, SC and OBC groups, virtually snubbing the former.
"BJP is not in favour of any reconsideration of reservation being extended to ST, SC and OBC groups," senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said while addressing a press conference.
Amid the continuing Patel quota stir in Gujarat, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday pitched for a review of the reservation policy, contending it has been used for political ends and suggesting setting up of an apolitical committee to examine who needs the facility and for how long.
[caption id="attachment_128265" align="aligncenter" width="700"] RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for review in the quota system, amidst Patel reservation protest in Gujarat. (Photo: PTI)[/caption]
He said though "interest groups" do get formed in democracy, aspirations of one section should not be met at the cost of others.
"Interest groups are formed because we have certain aspirations in democracy. At the same time, we should remember that through interest groups we should not strive to address those aspirations at the cost of others.
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"We should have integral approach of welfare for all. It is sensible to realise that my interest lies in larger national interest. Government also has to be sensitive to these issues that there should not be any agitations for them," Bhagwat told Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' and 'Panchjanya' in an interview.
He pitched for constitution of a committee with representatives from the civil society to go into the issue.
"We believe, form a committee of people genuinely concerned for the interest of the whole nation and committed for social equality, including some representatives from the society, they should decide which categories require reservation and for how long.
"The non-political committee like autonomous commissions should be the implementation authority; political authorities should supervise them for honesty and integrity," he said.
Arguing that the policy of reservations based on social backwardness being extended now is not in line with what the makers of the Indian Constitution had in mind, Bhagwat said had quotas been implemented as per the vision of the Constitution makers questions on the issue would not have surfaced.
"If we would have implemented this policy as envisaged by the Constitution makers instead of doing politics over it, then present situation would not have arrived. Since inception it has been politicised," he said.
Bhagwat's remarks come in the wake of violent protests by the Patel community in Gujarat who are demanding a share in the OBC reservation pie.
Amid accusations being levelled against the Modi government of attempts to saffronise education, Bhagwat said the education policy needed changes based on "truth and authenticity" and that there be should be minimal interference from those in power.
"Based on the integral approach, we need to completely transform the condition and direction of our education system.
Education policy should focus on the making of good and motivated teachers, for which, interference of people in power in the field of education should reduce. Education should be based on truth; it should give confidence to the citizens. It should make us good human beings," he said.
On Centre-state relations, Bhagwat said, since both run for the nation, they should work in unison.
"Until, this bonding is there, everything will be in line.
Once special packages become a political tool and all other constituents feel that political blackmailing can take them forward then it leads to unhealthy competition. We need to logically justify and act for harmonious relations," he said.
(With Inputs From Agencies)