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Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

Siliguri: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district.

Shah held a meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in booth number 93 of the Naxalbari assembly constituency at the house of the party's only panchayat member in the area -- Sadhana Mandal, to mark the start of his 15-day 'Vistar Yatra' to expand the party's base.

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Supreme  Court  sets aside High Court  Order  for  poor English

New Delhi: A recent judgment pronounced by the Himachal Pradesh High Court has been set aside by the Supreme Court because  of poor  English. The bench  comprising Justice M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was shocked by the incomprehensible language used by the HC judge. Setting aside the order, the bench remanded it back to the high court judge for re-drafting.

Even a cursory look at one of the paragraphs given below is enough to gauge the level of convoluted language. "(The)...tenant in the demised premises stands aggrieved by the pronouncement made by the learned Executing Court upon his objections constituted there before...wherewithin the apposite unfoldments qua his resistance to the execution of the decree stood discountenanced by the learned Executing Court."

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SC takes up plea over national anthem, song in schools

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the central government on a PIL seeking to ascertain the feasibility of singing the national anthem and the national song in schools and public offices.

The notice has also been issued to the Law Commission of India.

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Congress seeks Adityanath's apology for 'anti-women' remarks

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of making "disparaging, distatateful and dishonourable" remarks against country's women on his website and demanded an apology from him.

The party also said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah should ask Adiyanath not to make such remarks in the future.

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BJP on mission mode for 2019, sets new targets

Bhubaneswar: Keeping its thrust on development agenda, the BJP has embarked on a mission to retain power in 2019, fine-tuning its strategy to woo the poor and a section of Muslims to expand its base.

On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meet, the BJP political resolution indicated that it would focus on adding new socio-groups into its fold even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to attract some in the Muslim community, especially women and the poor.

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No bar on use of internet for information, knowledge: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said the right to access information, knowledge and wisdom on internet cannot be curtailed unless it violates the statutory provisions prohibiting propagation and advertisement of sex determination techniques.

A bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar said that nobody needs to infer that the ban on sex determination advertisements on internet also implies curbs on accesing internet to get any other information.

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