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1975: A Haunting Tyranny

India, June 25 -- At the stroke of midnight on June 25, 1975, the idea of India was dealt a lethal blow when a presidential proclamation, at the behest of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of internal Emergency and India lost its freedom to authoritarianism. A Surya Prakash's book, in his own words, provides readers some case studies from independent India's darkest political era which illustrate the terrible woes that befall a ... Read More


DSP lynching : North Srinagar SP transferred

Srinagar, June 24 -- A day after a mob lynched Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith, Jammu and Kashmir Police have shunted out a senior officer from the area where the incident took place.

In an order on Friday night, Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid ordered the transfer of Superintendent of Police (North Srinagar) Sajad Khaliq Bhat.

Nowhatta, where the lynching took place on Thursday night, falls under the jurisdiction... Read More


Prompted by Lagos govt. lawyer, judge orders journalists out of court

Nigeria, June 24 -- A judge of the Lagos Division of the Lagos State High Court Friday ordered journalists out of the courtroom during the hearing of a suit filed against the Lagos State Government and five others by the Incorporated Trustees, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, otherwise known as Private Sector Participation operators of wastes.

Justice Taofiquat Oyekan-Abdullahi, sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square complex of the court, ... Read More


Man kills neighbour, steals ATM card, withdraws Rs 2 lakh

NOIDA, June 24 -- A 35-year-old man was murdered, allegedly by his neighbour for money, on May 20, the police said.The decomposed body of Dharmendra was found by the Phase-2 police of Noida on a complaint by his relative.

Raj Kishore, Dharmendra's brother-in-law, informed the police on May 23 that he tried calling Dharmendra but he did not receive an answer,following which he decided to visit him at his flat. Upon reaching the flat, Raj got a f... Read More


Manhunt on for 18 ATM bombing suspects

Midrand, June 24 -- Limpopo police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said police are following leads on 18 suspects that bombed an ATM in Twin City shopping complex Burgersfort on Friday.

"We have launched a manhunt for 18 heavily armed suspects who bombed an ATM in Burgersfort. The suspects bombed two ATMs and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash," Ngoepe said.

He added that one of the three vehicles used in the crime was recovered some dista... Read More


G Noida chairman orders probe into leaseback scam

GREATER NOIDA, June 24 -- The Greater Noida authority's chairman Dr Prabhat Kumar has appointed two IAS officers to probe the alleged land leaseback scam.

The scam pertains to leaseback of residential land to non-farmers in violation of norms.

Leaseback implies that the authority (government) had returned the notified land back to farmers.

The authority had mistakenly acquired parts of residential land owned by farmers for development and o... Read More


Kovind to start campaigning for Prez post from UP tomorrow

Lucknow, June 24 -- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the post of 14th President of the country and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is all set to launch his countrywide campaign from his home state Uttar Pradesh from tomorrow.

State BJP General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak told UNI here today that Mr Kovind will reach here tomorrow to launch the campaign and hold a meeting with NDA legislators and MPs.

The campaign wi... Read More


Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates 30.5 meter tricolour at Tirupati Airport

Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), June 24 -- Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu hoisted a 30.5 meter national flag at Tirupati Airport this week.

The flag hoisting was done in the presence of the district collector and magistrate, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Superintendent of Police (Urban), the Municipal Commissioner (Tirupati), S. Sreekumar, Regional Executive Director, Southern Region, AAI and H. Pulla, Airport Director, Tirup... Read More


EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs plea in office of profit case

New Delhi, June 24 -- In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) on Friday rejected the pleas of 21 AAP legislators to drop the office of profit case filed against them.

The MLAs are facing prospects of disqualification for allegedly holding offices of profit.

The EC has also made it clear that the Delhi High Court order to set aside their appointments will not come in the way of the poll panel while deciding... Read More


Salman Khan's Sultan wins Best Action Movie Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

New Delhi, June 24 -- On Friday, Salman Khan's most anticipated movie Tubelight released in India. Unexpectedly, the Kabir Khan directorial managed to get lukewarm response from the audience as well as critics. Despite the strong star power and amazing story, Tubelight lacks soul. Set in small hill town of Northern India, it is a story of a man who's unshakeable belief and love for family make the impossible happen. As Tubelight trails in Indian ... Read More