Ayodhya case: How Ram Lalla became a party in the court

New Delhi, Oct 16: Arguments on the Ayodhya dispute are on in the Supreme Court and the same have been advanced by the counsel for Ram Lalla also.

Hearing is expected to be completed today and the verdict could be delivered on or before November 17 2019, the day Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires. C S Vaidyanathan appeared for Ram Lalla, the deity, who in this case is a juristic person.

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Average amount spent by Haryana MLAs for elections was Rs 12.06 lakh

haryana-assembly-1569825961New Delhi, Oct 13: In Haryana, 55 MLAs declared that they spent less than 50 per cent of their election expenses.

Haryana Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) analysed the election expenditure statements of 85 out 90 sitting MLAs.

How assets of Maharashtra, Haryana MLAs grew between 2009 and 2014

election-1New Delhi, Oct 13: The average assets of the MLAs from Maharashtra and Haryana grew by Rs 8.50 crore and Rs 10.19 crore respectively in the past five years, according to a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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119 Maharashtra MLAs spent less than 50 per cent of election expenses

maharashtra-assemblyNew Delhi, Oct 13: Out of the 285 MLAs analysed in Maharashtra, 119 had declared election expenses of less than 50 per cent.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch (MEW) have analysed election expenditure statements of 285 out 288 sitting MLAs. One seat in Katol constituency is vacant.

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The self-imposed restriction in Jammu and Kashmir

kashmir-restrictionsNew Delhi, Oct 12: Restrictions are being lifted and the Jammu and Kashmir administration is doing everything to ensure that normalcy is restored.

There are restrictions on mobiles and internet, but it would be wrong to say that the people are being restricted to move outside. When one sees a deserted street, that is not due to the restrictions imposed by the administration. It is a self-imposed restriction said a top official to OneIndia.

Silent radicalisation in Kashmir: Here’s why it is not time to take our eyes off the Separatists

Many top Separatists are in jail as the probe into the terror funding case is underway. There are however some Separatists who are still in the Valley, but in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 they have been largely silent. The question is, have they learnt their lesson and hence have quietened down?

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

For the past several years, Jammu and Kashmir has been plagued by the problem of Separatism. If one looks at the issue closely, it has been as lethal as terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Moreover, recent probes by the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate have clearly established the role of Separatists in fuelling terror and unrest in the Valley.

The case is famously known as the Kashmir terror funding case and the agencies have named the likes of Lashkar-e-Taiba boss, Hafiz Saeed, Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah among others. What is ironic is that these revelations were not new, but the truth was that they were never probed. Several officials who have worked in Kashmir blamed soft policies and appeasement for such a lacklustre approach.

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Another RSS worker killed: Bengal’s deadly cocktail of violence, terror and minority appeasement

From the recent murder of an RSS worker and his family which is being touted as a criminal case rather than a political murder, one cannot help but connect the dots to the other such murders on the rise in West Bengal.

In one of the most gruesome incidents, a worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), his pregnant wife and their eight-year-old son were murdered in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district.

Bondhu Gopal Pal, a 35-year-old primary, his wife Beauty and son were found lying in a pool of blood inside their residence in Jiaganj earlier this week.

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Maharashtra-Haryana elections: Why everything seems to be favouring the BJP

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BJP rally in Maharashtra. Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Oct 10: The lack of enthusiasm that one sees around both the Maharashtra and Haryana elections gives the indication that it could be a one-sided affair. All pollsters have already said that the assembly elections in both states would see the BJP emerging as a winner.

The lack of leadership and infighting within the opposition have only been added advantages for the BJP, which also is riding high on its 2019 momentum. Leading psephologist, Dr Sandeep Shastri tells OneIndia that the BJP and its allies have a clear advantage in both Maharashtra as well as Haryana.

Rahul has walked away: What Congress said in private always is now in public domain

rahulgandhiNew Delhi, Oct 10: What the Congress has been talking in private all these days is now being said in public. Salman Khurshid, senior Congress leader said recently that Rahul Gandhi had walked away.

He also said that after the loss in the Lok Sabha elections, the party needed a leader who could help introspect and chalk out the future course of action.

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BSNL postpaid mobile services to be restored first in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 09: The decision to withdraw the advisory for tourists visiting Jammu and Kashmir will soon be followed by a decision to restore mobile services. The government is set to restore postpaid mobile services in the Valley.

The government is yet to fix a date for this but is expected to do so in the next two to three days. This would be done in a phased manner, an official told OneIndia.

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