Rahul Tripathi

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Patidar NGO gets nod for temple grant as others face FCRA curbs

The NGO, sources said, is backed by the powerful Patidar community and was started in 2017 with NRI Chandu K Patel as its chief coordinator.

Applications of 88 who fled Bangladesh due to religious persecution still pending

Sources confirmed that more than 3,400 applications for request for grant of citizenship from nationals of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are pending with the state and Union government.

Alok Verma case brings CVC Chowdary back into spotlight

KV Chowdary is not new to controversies. His appointment as Central Vigilance Commissioner had been surprising, as he was the first non-IAS officer chosen for the post

Centre to stop skill training, jobs scheme for J&K youths

The decision to withdraw the SII, it is learnt, was based on multiple factors, including the fact that not many youths showed interest in taking up employment outside the Valley, and MNCs were unable to provide all opportunities in Kashmir.

Rajnath Singh to call meeting of Northeast CMs, discuss safeguards to protect regional identity

The meeting assumes significance as concerns have been expressed by various stakeholders over the Centre-nominated committee — of which five of nine members have dropped out — to assess the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and other matters related to the Northeastern states.

Chairman M P Bezbaruah becomes 5th to drop out, says Assam panel virtually defunct

The members resigned in protest against the government going ahead with the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, which violates one of the basic provisions of the Assam Accord.

Man behind Verma-Asthana tussle linked to 2 CBI ex-chiefs

Qureshi had visited Sinha’s house on more than 70 occasions between 2013 and 2014, when Sinha was the CBI director.

Amid citizenship bill protests, MP Bezbaruah refuses to head panel on Assam Accord

The union cabinet, early this month, cleared a proposal to set up a high-level committee to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had then said clause 6 “wasn’t fully implemented”. 

Among four cases against CBI ex-chief, omitting officer’s name in FIR, Rs 2-crore bribe

The CVC found that the allegation about calling off the raids was “not substantiated”, while on the charge of excluding Rakesh Saksena’s name from FIR.

Alok Verma refuses to join new posting, tells Govt to consider him retired

Express Exclusive | Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma said: "Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director CBI."

CBI Deputy files plea against Alok Verma’s order reinstating two officers in Delhi HC

The internal note stated that Bassi was on the “Watch List of CBI continuously from the year 2008 onwards except 2-3 years”.

Among allegations against Alok Verma: Rs 2-crore bribe, bid to halt raids

The probe by CVC was based on the complaint by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, filed before the cabinet secretary in August 2018.

Fired, ceremoniously: PM-led selection panel votes 2-1 to remove Alok Verma from CBI Director post

Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.

Fate still in balance, CBI chief Alok Verma takes charge, brings back key men

Meanwhile, the high-powered selection committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met to decide on the future of Verma. However, no decision was reached, with the committee scheduled to meet again at 4 pm Thursday.

Clause 6, Assam Accord: Fine line between ‘Indian citizen’ and ‘Assamese’

Why is Clause 6 significant, especially in the context of the NRC and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016?

Days before Kumbh Mela, Centre approves renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj

A No Objection Certificate from the MHA will now ensure that names of other institutes in the district, including railway station, High Court and university, are also changed from Allahabad to Prayagraj.

Opposition unites in Rajya Sabha: Triple talaq draft law needs legislative scrutiny

Countering Opposition allegations, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the government was ready for a discussion on the issue.

Citing threat, officials seek upgrade of Mohan Bhagwat’s security

While intelligence agencies have cited heightened security risk to Bhagwat, officials at North Block said they were still evaluating these reports and a decision on Bhagwat’s security would be taken soon.

17 in Ministry of Home Affairs’ shortlist for new CBI chief

The final selection of the CBI chief is done on the basis of recommendations of a search committee comprising the Prime Minister as the chairperson, and including the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters journalist denied entry back into India

Officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that McNaughton “violated visa conditions by travelling to restricted and protected areas in Jammu and Kashmir without permission”