From Pakistan to Italy, NIA unearths transnational conspiracy in killing of RSS leader Brig (Retd) Gagneja

The ISI realises that the targeted killing of RSS leaders would cause communal tension. If such killings continue on a regular basis, Punjab and the neighbouring states would become volatile and this could well become a good launchpad for the Khalistan terrorists to operate.

Bengaluru: In its latest chargesheet, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) speaks about an international conspiracy behind the killing of an RSS leader, Brig (Retd) Jagdish Kumar Gagneja.

On August 6 2016, two motorcycle-borne assailants with their faces covered shot dead Gagneja at the Red Cross Market area in Jalandhar, Punjab. 

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The larger Bench in Sabarimala case may chart the course of religious practices in India

Sabarimala11New Delhi, Nov 15: Contrary to what one may have expected, the Supreme Court on Thursday decided to refer the Sabarimala case to a larger Bench. However the judgment was not a unanimous one.

The majority verdict was delivered by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra. In a nut-shell if one were to interpret the majority view, it could be said that they did not want to look at the Sabarimala case in isolation.

Why is a dying nation like Pakistan raking up the Ayodhya verdict

babri1Pakistan’s education minister Shafqat Mahmood at the UNESCO meet criticised the Ayodhya verdict in India and said that it was contrary to the values of religious freedom. Just like the Kashmir issue, this too has rightly got no traction.

When we talk terror, fake currency and a state policy to bleed India, there is one thing in common – Pakistan. The failed state is known to meddle in the affairs of India and despite facing an imminent collapse, Pakistan continues to make India its main policy.

While Pakistan continues to meddle in the affairs of Kashmir, it has now raked up the Ayodhya issue as well. Pakistan’s education minister Shafqat Mahmood at the UNESCO meet criticised the Ayodhya verdict and said that it was contrary to the values of religious freedom. This reckless statement by Pakistan comes at a time when the Muslims of India have called for peace in the aftermath of the verdict and said that they want a closure to this case that has dragged on for centuries.

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Of closure and strict implementation: Decoding the minority view in Sabarimala case

SC-SabarimalaNew Delhi, Nov 15: The Sabarimala review verdict resulted in a 3:2 judgment by the Supreme Court.

While Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra wrote the majority verdict referring the case to a larger Bench, Justices R F Nariman and D Y Chandrachud delivered the dissenting verdict.

Outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi has a word of praise for the media

ranjangogoiNew Delhi, Nov 16: Outgoing Chief Justice India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday expressed his inability to have a one-to-one interview with scribes and lauded the press for its “maturity” and “character” in preventing “canards and falsehood” in “trying times” of the judiciary.

Justice Gogoi, the 46th CJI and the first from a north-eastern state, said it was not the requirement of the Supreme Court that judges “reach out to our citizenry through the press”.

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Winter Session of Parliament: Citizenship Bill on agenda


New Delhi, Nov 16: The Parliament has been informed that an amendment to the Citizenship Act would be taken up during the winter session of Parliament.

The Citizenship Amendment Bill is aimed at giving citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This figures in the tentative list of 35 bills that the parliamentary affairs ministry has sent to the legislative branch of the Lok Sabha.

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NIA charges 11 persons in connection with killing of vice chief of RSS in Punjab

nialogoNew Delhi, Nov 16: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against 11 persons in connection with the murder of Brig (retd) Jagdish Kumar Gajnega, the vice chief of the RSS in the state of Punjab.

He was shot dead by two motorcycle borne persons at the Red Cross Market area in Jalandhar.

Burdwan blasts: 5 get 6 years in jail

burdwanblast-accused1New Delhi, Nov 16: A special court of the National Investigation Agency has sentenced five persons to 6 years imprisonment in connection with the Burdwan blast case.

Those sentenced are Faijul Haque, Bohran S K, Habibur Rehman, Enamul Molla and Habibul Haque.

Why did Supreme Court shoot down Congress’ review petition on Rafale deal?

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseIn its verdict today, the Supreme Court gave its stamp of approval on the Rafale deal, but more importantly said that the perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving enquiry by the Court

The Supreme Court today gave its final stamp of approval on the Rafale deal and said that there were no irregularities in it. While rejecting the review petitions that challenged the earlier order giving the Centre a clean chit, the Supreme Court said that the court cannot initiate a roving and fishing inquiry and there is no ground for an FIR.

In today’s Rafale order there was also a word of caution for Rahul Gandhi, who had attributed his remark, “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” to the order of the Supreme Court. While cautioning him to be careful in future, the court said that he had uttered those words without even reading the judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.

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On Rafale pricing, SC says one can’t compare apples and oranges

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New Delhi, Nov 14: While rejecting the review petitions in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court said that on eat perusal of documents, it had found that one cannot compare apples and oranges.

The Bench made it clear that it was not for the court to determine the price at which the jets should have been bought. It expressed confidence and said that the Government’s internal mechanism would take care of the situation.

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