Delhi: Clashes between AISA, ABVP over Umar Khalid’s talk at Ramjas College

delhiramjasClashes erupted between members of the All India Students Association and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidya Parishad after a talk by JNU student Umar Khalid was cancelled on Wednesday.

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Siachen braveheart: We reminded, you responded, Hanumanthappa’s wife assured of job

Mahadevi Koppad

Mahadevi Koppad

Mahadevi Koppad’s phone has been buzzing since Tuesday afternoon with calls and messages from well-wishers, friends and representatives of various offices. Many people have come forward to offer her jobs and others have urged the government to act. “All this support is for my husband. I am proud to be his wife.

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He was a hero in every sense and I feel proud that people have not forgotten him. I am thankful to everyone who extended support. Many have called me since yesterday and I am overwhelmed,” she said speaking to OneIndia on Wednesday morning.

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Siachen braveheart: ‘Army was his life and she silently stood as the military wife’

militarywifeThe military is his life. So I pledge to support my hero and stand among the silent ranks known as The MILITARY WIFE.

This is a line extracted from a beautiful, touching and very thought provoking poem known as, ‘The Silent Ranks’. 

OneIndia is running a campaign to ensure that Mahadevi gets a job as promised by the government of Karnataka.

The campaign also seeks that the memorial for the braveheart comes up at the earliest.

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Religious conversion: Christian organisations funded Indian NGOs Rs 17,208 crore

christA whopping sum of Rs 17,208 crore was donated by several organisations to Non-Governmental Organisations in India. A major share of this amount was donated by 14 Christian organisations based out of the US, a Home ministry report states.
The Home ministry report states that during the years 2015-16, there was an inflow of Rs 17,208 crore from 16 major organisations. Out of the 16 organisations, 14 were Christian NGOs, the report also states. This is the highest inflow of money in the past five years. The years 2013-14 saw an inflow of Rs 13,092 crore while during the years 2011-12 it was Rs 10,334 crore.

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Make Vande Mataram compulsory in schools: SC petitioned

vande-matram-independence-dayA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to make Vande Mataram compulsory in all schools. The Supreme Court, while admitting the petition has asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to give his opinion on the matter.

The National Song penned by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee has become a subject matter of debate when a Kerala minister had said it was not compulsory. The Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party had urged that singing the song be made mandatory for schoolchildren.

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Glimpses from a 2005 courtroom: When I covered the Jaya case

jayalalithaa_heroThe year was 2005, and for legal correspondents such as me, these were exciting times. A special court had been set up at the City Civil Complex in Bengaluru, (then Bangalore) to try former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case.

I was working with a newspaper at that time and since I covered the high court, this assignment was bound to come to me.

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Food rant: BSF jawan has FB friends in Pakistan? IB on the case

tejbahadurHe created a furore across the nation after he posted a video on his Facebook account complaining about the poor quality of food served to jawans in the Border Security Force.

Tej Bahadur Yadav was shifted to a different regiment and his wife had to move the Delhi high court seeking to know about his whereabouts.

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BSF jawan who complained about food allowed to meet wife

tej1The wife of Tej Bahadur Yadav will be allowed to meet him over the weekend at the Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir. The order was passed by the Delhi high court.

It may be recalled that Yadav had posted a video online complaining about the poor quality of food served to jawans.

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Can’t issue guidelines to stop Sikh jokes: SC

sardarjiThe Supreme Court on Tuesday it cannot pass an order to ban Sikh jokes. The court said make a law falls under the domain of the legislature.
The court observed that some people laugh when they hear jokes while others are reserved. “How can we issue guidelines in such a case?” the bench asked.

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Link all mobile numbers to Aadhar within 1 year: SC tells Centre

aadharThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to ensure that the Aadhar number of every phone subscriber should be registered within a year.

The SC set an outer limit of 1 year for the Centre to register details of each mobile phone subscriber including those with pre-paid connections.

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