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Judicial appointment panel's validity challenged in SC
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) A plea was filed in the Supreme Court Monday challenging the validity of the law setting up the National Judicial Appointment Commission to replace the collegium system for appointments to the higher judiciary on grounds it was an assault on the constitution's basic structure and the independence of judiciary.

Monday, January 05, 2015 8:06:05 PM

Abhishek forgives attacker, wishes him speedy recovery
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) A day after he was slapped by a youth at a public meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee Monday forgave the assaulter and appealed to Trinamool Congress workers to maintain peace in the state.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:56:18 PM

Occupants of Pakistani boat suspected terrorists: Parrikar
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The occupants of a Pakistani vessel that blew up and sank off the coast of Gujarat were "suspected terrorists", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday, as the incident on the open sea continued to hog media space amid border tensions between India and Pakistan.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:38:03 PM

Kejriwal misleading Delhi's traders: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The state unit of the BJP Monday accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of "misleading" the city's traders by claiming that raids against commercial establishments went down during the party's 49-day rule in Delhi.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:28:03 PM

Some progress in talks with PDP, no breakthrough yet: BJP
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) There has been "some progress" in the talks with the PDP for government-formation in Jammu and Kashmir but "no breakthrough" has been reached yet, BJP leader Ram Madhav said Monday.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:16:20 PM

Compensation must reach disaster-hit farmers: Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray Monday announced that his party would see to it that the recent compensation announced by the state government for the hailstorm hit farmers reaches the affected people.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:16:19 PM

Arvind Panagariya appointed vice chairman of NITI Aayog
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed vice chairman of the newly-constituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:14:05 PM

BSF trooper killed, woman injured in Pakistan shelling
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) A BSF trooper was killed and a woman critically injured Monday in mortar shelling by Pakistan on the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:14:04 PM

Law and order deteriorating in Himachal: BJP MP
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) BJP MP Anurag Thakur has written to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, a statement said Monday.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:12:16 PM

Congress attacks government over Pakistani boat incident
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) The Congress Monday attacked the ruling BJP over the Pakistani boat incident, asserting that every citizen has a right to question the government.

Monday, January 05, 2015 7:10:04 PM

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