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SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict SC wraps up Ayodhya title dispute hearing, reserves verdict



New Delhi, After 40 days of hearing, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgement in the 70-year-old politically vexing Ayodhya title dispute.

A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi began the daily hearing into the matter on August 6 after the court-appointed mediation panel, headed by a former apex court judge, failed to amicably resolve the matter.

Congress, NCP against national interest: PM Modi Congress, NCP against national interest: PM Modi


Jalna (Maharashtra), In the sharpest attack yet on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party of always speaking against "national interest".

Addressing an election rally here this afternoon, he said that while the Congress is "family-centred", the NCP is mired in all types of corruption and both parties have lost all semblance of nationalism.

"Whether it was during the surgical strikes or the Balakot air attacks or the recent abrogation of Article 370 and 35A for Jammu & Kashmir, they have always opposed it and spoken against the country or its national interest," Modi thundered.

Temple construction from Dec 6, says Sakshi Maharaj Temple construction from Dec 6, says Sakshi Maharaj



Lucknow, As the hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case concludes in the Supreme Court, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj has announced that Ram temple construction will begin in Ayodhya from December 6.

Incidentally, December 6 was the date when the Babri mosque was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992.

VHP stalls 'Trishul Diksha' in Ayodhya VHP stalls 'Trishul Diksha' in Ayodhya



Ayodhya, The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has ended its 'Trishul Diksha' programme in Ayodhya and other places 15 days ahead of its scheduled date of culmination.

The programme was scheduled to continue till October 30, but VHP organising Secretary Bholendra said it has been stalled with immediate effect in view of the impending Supreme Court judgment on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute and the escalated threat perception in the holy city.

Monsoon withdraws from eastern, northeastern India Monsoon withdraws from eastern, northeastern India


Agartala The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday.

According to the rainfall data of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon (June to September) rainfall was normal in seven of the 11 eastern and northeastern states, deficient in three states and excess in one.

According to scientists of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and other agricultural experts, the quantum of monsoon rainfall is "more or less good" for both kharif and rabi crops in the northeastern and eastern region in the country.

Manmohan to meet press and eminent personalities in Mumbai Manmohan to meet press and eminent personalities in Mumbai


New Delhi, In the run up to Maharashtra elections, the Congress is pitching high on slowdown in Indian economy. The party has decided to field former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on October 17 to lend a credible voice against the government's policies on the economic issues.

The party has sent an invitation, titled "Words of Wisdom on Indian Economy by Dr. Manmohan Singh". The venue is Garware Club Banquets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Poll body bans exit polls during Assembly elections, bypolls Poll body bans exit polls during Assembly elections, bypolls

New Delhi, The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday reiterated a complete ban on exit polls during the upcoming elections.

The ban will be effective "from 7 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. on October 21" when Haryana and Maharashtra goes to polls. Bypolls to 51 Assembly constituencies in 17 states will also be held on the same day, apart from the two parliamentary constituencies of Satara in Maharashtra and Samastipur in Bihar. Ban on exit poll is affective on these elections as well, said the EC.

India will not allow water to flow to Pakistan: Modi India will not allow water to flow to Pakistan: Modi

 

Charki Dadri (Haryana) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India would not allow its water to flow to Pakistan.

"For 70 years, the water which belongs to India and the farmers of Haryana flowed to Pakistan. Modi will stop this water (from flowing into Pakistan) and bring to your houses," the Prime Minister said in an election meeting, the second in two days, here.

Provide security to Sunni Waqf Board chief, SC tells UP Provide security to Sunni Waqf Board chief, SC tells UP


New Delhi, The Supreme Court, which is hearing the Ayodhya title dispute case, on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide adequate security to Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board chairman, Zufar Ahmad Farooqui, who has apprehended a threat to his life.

Those in power in Hry will be in Opposition soon: Sukhbir Those in power in Hry will be in Opposition soon: Sukhbir



Chandigarh, The war of words between two political allies -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -- intensified on Sunday ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls with both accusing each other of betrayal.

SAD President Sukhbir Badal, whose party is an ally of the saffron party in Punjab and Delhi, told the media during campaigning in Haryana that "those who are in power, will be in Opposition soon."

Economy was strong under Manmohan Singh: Rahul Economy was strong under Manmohan Singh: Rahul

 

Mumbai,Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for all-round failure on the economic front, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said here on Sunday that under the former UPA Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Indian economy was very strong and flourished, earning the admiration of the whole world.

"Under the UPA government, the Indian economy was very strong and could challenge even the US economy. The whole world praised our economic management. Now, under the present government, what is the status," Gandhi asked during his election rallies here on Saturday evening.

After being trolled, Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws statement After being trolled, Ravi Shankar Prasad withdraws statement


New Delhi, Under fire for citing cinema box-office collections to negate economic slowdown in the country, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday withdrew his statement and clarified that he made the comment as he was in Mumbai, which is the film capital of India and "provides employment to lakhs of people and contributes significantly by way of taxes".

'Made in China policy' killing jobs in India: Rahul 'Made in China policy' killing jobs in India: Rahul

 

Latur (Maharashtra), Attacking the BJP government in the centre and state over "massive unemployment", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the "Made in China" policy is killing jobs of Indian youth.

Addressing his maiden poll rally for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections in the parched and backward Marathwada region, he said that the county is witnessing the maximum employment in the past four decades, but there are no jobs

Rahul to kick-off poll campaign from Haryana on Oct 14 Rahul to kick-off poll campaign from Haryana on Oct 14

 

New Delhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will kick-off the party's first poll campaign from Haryana's Nuh district on October 14.

With the Congress engaged in a bitter battle with the BJP, the state's hinterland is poised to witness an intense electoral contest as it goes to the polls on October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.

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