Nationwide anthem not necessary in cinema halls, says Supreme Courtroom

Nationwide anthem not necessary in cinema halls, says Supreme Courtroom

Reversing its order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of films is no longer mandatory and left it to a government panel to frame guidelines on this sensitive matter. The apex court said that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies would now be optional and in that case the audience will have to stand as a show of respect. The direction came […]

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Don‘t assume she‘ll run in 2020, however I‘d win anyway: Trump on Oprah

Don‘t assume she‘ll run in 2020, however I‘d win anyway: Trump on Oprah

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed the idea of talk show host Oprah Winfrey running against him in the 2020 presidential election, but said he would easily defeat her. But Trump believes that she is unlikely to run. “I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah would be a lot of fun,” Trump said. “I know her very well. You know, I did one of her last shows. She had me and my […]

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Sheena Bora Trial: The motive force says bye

Sheena Bora Trial: The motive force says bye

Tuesday was the last that Courtroom 51 saw of Shyamvar Rai, accused No 3 and approver in the Sheena Bora murder trial.True to form, Rai‘s final hours in the witness box were rather acrimonious.His cross-examination at several points turned downright ugly.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora murder trial.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ They met in the inner courtyard of the Mumbai city civil and sessions court for a few hurried […]

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Lalu aides in jail to ‘serve‘ him? RJD denies cost

Lalu aides in jail to ‘serve‘ him? RJD denies cost

A row has erupted following media reports that two ‘personal aides‘ of Lalu Prasad Yadav were sent to a Ranchi prison to ‘serve‘ him, hours before the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo was lodged there after being convicted in a fodder scam case, drawing criticism from rival Janata Dal-United. The RJD, however, jumped to its leader‘s defence, insisting the presence of the two — Lakshman Mahto and Madan Yadav — was ‘conicidental‘. Mahto and Yadav, who were […]

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India doesn‘t eye anybody‘s territory: PM to PIO parliamentarians

India doesn‘t eye anybody‘s territory: PM to PIO parliamentarians

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inaugural session of first PIO Parliamentarians Conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photographs: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India does not eye anyone‘s territory and resources, asserting that its model of development aid was not based on ‘give and take‘. His comments, at the first conference of persons of Indian origin (PIO) parliamentarians from across the globe, come in the backdrop of China‘s deepening ties with […]

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