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SC didn’t agree with will of people: Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on NJAC | India News

NEW DELHI: Reviving the debate on National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC), Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday defended the NJAC Act as the “collective will of the nation” and iterated for the second time in less than 10 days that the collegium system of appointing judges is opaque. The NJAC Act, unanimously passed by […]

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T20 World Cup: Relentless rain washes out England-Australia clash, makes their road to semis tougher | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: The crucial T20 World Cup clash between old rivals Australia and England was on Friday called off without a ball being bowled due to intermittent rain, making the race to semifinals tougher for the two top teams. After the Afghanistan-Ireland game in the afternoon was washed out at the MCG, it was a double […]

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BJP MP Parvesh Verma ‘threatens’ to pour chemical on Delhi govt official; AAP hits back | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: BJP’s West Delhi MP Parvesh Verma courted yet another controversy on Friday after a video of him shouting at an officer during his inspection of ghats at the Yamuna ahead of the Chhath festival surfaced on social media. The one-and-a-half minute video showed Verma threatening a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) officer with pouring […]

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Freebies to lure voters, welfarism for inclusive growth, BJP tells EC | India News

NEW DELHI: Spelling out its stance on the culture of freebies in response to the Election Commission’s letter to various political parties, the BJP has made a distinction between freebies and welfarism, suggesting that the parties should place emphasis on voter empowerment and capacity-building rather than increase the dependency of people. “The freebies are meant […]

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Azam Khan found guilty in 2019 ‘hate speech’, gets 3 years in jail, out on bail | India News

BAREILLY: The special MP-MLA court of additional chief judicial magistrate Nishant Maan in Rampur has awarded three years’ imprisonment to senior SP leader and ex-minister Azam Khan in a 2019 hate speech case on Thursday. The court also slapped a cash fine of Rs 6,000, reports Kanwardeep Singh. “I have not lost faith. Not all […]

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Explained: India’s women cricketers to receive same match fee as men | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: In a landmark decision, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced equal match fee for both female and male centrally-contracted players in a bid to promote gender equality in the country’s most popular sport. “We are implementing pay equity policy for our contracted BCCI women cricketers,” BCCI general […]

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Elon Musk lugs sink into Twitter HQ as $44 billion deal deadline looms

Elon Musk, the billionaire poised to acquire Twitter later this week, strolled into the company’s headquarters Wednesday carrying a porcelain sink and tweeting “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” Musk’s $44 billion deal to take Twitter private faces a Friday deadline, although the video he posted offered no evidence that the acquisition is […]