LIVE News Updates: Complaint lodged against Ram Vilas Paswan in Bihar over rising onion prices

Onion is selling at an average of Rs 100-120 per kilogram across the country for over two months now with the central government having no clue as to how to deal with the situation

Ram Vilas Paswan
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7 Dec 2019, 8:51 PM

Complaint lodged against Ram Vilas Paswan in Bihar over rising onion prices

A complaint has been registered against Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan at Court of Muzaffarpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) over 'rising prices of onions'.

Onion is selling at an average of Rs 100-120 per kilogram across the country for over two months now with the central government having no clue as to how to deal with the situation.

7 Dec 2019, 7:35 PM

Used water canons to douse torches: Delhi police spokesman

Delhi Police spokesman, DCP M.S. Randhawa has said that the police used water cannons on protesters marching from Raj Ghat to India Gate to douse the torches that the protesters were holding.

As hundreds of people in New Delhi protesting against crime against women marched from Raj Ghat towards India Gate on Saturday evening, the Delhi police stopped them near Delhi Gate and used water canons to disperse the crowd, consisting mainly of women.

"They were holding 'mashaals' (torches) which was throwing flames at the police personnel. To douse that mashaal, we used the water cano," Randhawa said.

"They (the protesters) don't have permissiomn to go beyond the Arun Jaitley Stadium (Feroze Shah Kotla),"he added.

7 Dec 2019, 7:05 PM

63.36% votes cast in second phase of polling in Jharkhand

An estimated 63.36 per cent votes were cast on Saturday in the second phase of election for the Assembly in Jharkhand where one person killed was in firing by security personnel near a polling booth.

The voting figure is likely to go up as reports from remote places are awaited.

Polling in the 20 constituencies had begun at 7 am amid tight security. It ended at 3 pm in 18 of them while in the rest two - Jamshedpur (East) and Jamshedpur (West) - the polling ended at 5 pm, Election Commission sources said.

7 Dec 2019, 6:32 PM

People hold candle march in support of Unnao rape victim

Hundreds of people held candle march from Raj Ghat to India Gate on Saturday, demanding justice for the Unnao rape victim who died on Friday night, two days after she was set ablaze by five persons, including two of the accused in her case, in Uttar Pradesh.

The protesters are demanding capital punishment for the culprits. Some also advocated “Hyderabad-like” justice wherein police shot dead the four rape accused in an encounter.

7 Dec 2019, 5:32 PM

NHRC team visits mortuary where bodies of 4 rape are kept

A team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday visited the Mahbubnagar government hospital where the bodies of the four rape accused killed in the police encounter hav been kept.

The Commission has asked for the bodies to be preserved till December 9.

7 Dec 2019, 4:55 PM

Congress leader P Chidambaram dubs Centre "retrograde", alleges freedom denied to people of Kashmir valley

7 Dec 2019, 4:32 PM

Unnao villagers shout 'go back' as UP ministers visit rape victim's family

Angry locals at a village in Unnao protested as BJP leaders and Uttar Pradesh ministers arrived at the village to visit the family of the gangrape victim who died last night after being set on fire by the men accused of raping her.

Two Yogi cabinet ministers - Kamal Rani Varun and Swami Prasad Maurya - and BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj visited the village.

7 Dec 2019, 3:50 PM

Justice is never ought to be instant, Justice should not become revenge, says CJI SA Bobde

Justice is never ought to be instant. Justice must never ever take the form of revenge. I believe justice loses its character when it becomes revenge, says Chief Justice of India

7 Dec 2019, 3:04 PM

'Second war of independence': TMC eyes citizenship bill to take on BJP ahead of state polls

Buoyed by the success in the recent bypolls, which the ruling Trinamool Congress fought campaigning against the NRC, Mamata Banerjee's party has now eyed the Citizenship Ammendment Bill to reach out to voters ahead of the 2021 assembly polls, to corner the BJP.

Termed by Banerjee "second war of independence", campaign against the contentious bill will be at the centre of the party's poll pitch, said senior TMC leaders, who feel that 120 seats that have significant minority and refugee population will be a deciding factor in next elections.

7 Dec 2019, 2:12 PM

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath orders two of his ministers to visit the Unnao victim's residence

7 Dec 2019, 2:09 PM

LIVE News Updates: For her peace, we demand death penalty for culprits, says Unnao rape victim’s sister-in-law

Unnao rape victim's sister-in-law says, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that she will fight for justice along with us. Our only demand is that the culprits should be given death penalty, only then her soul will rest in peace.

7 Dec 2019, 1:43 PM

Culprits have some BJP connection, that is why they are being shielded, says Priyanka over Unnao incident

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Unnao rape case says, Victim's whole family has been constantly harassed since last year. I have heard that the culprits have some BJP connection. That is why they were being shielded. There is no fear among criminals in the state.

“Chief Minister is saying there is no place for criminals in the state but what he has turned the state into, I think there is no place for women here. “

7 Dec 2019, 12:51 PM

Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets family of Unnao rape victim

7 Dec 2019, 12:40 PM

UP will become rape capital if no action is taken, says Congress

The Congress party on Saturday demanded strict action against the accused in the Unnao case, saying the Uttar Pradesh government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country.

Congress spokesperson Supriya Srimate said responsibility in the Unnao case lies at the "doorstep" of the UP government where law and order has completely collapsed.

"We demand strict action in the matter. The UP government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country," she said.

7 Dec 2019, 12:38 PM

Responsibility in Unnao case lies with govt of UP where law and order has completely collapsed, says Congress

7 Dec 2019, 12:35 PM

PM Modi has no concept about our culture or religion, says Rahul Gandhi

Indian economy is a failure because there is a complete failure of leadership in this country. PM Modi has no concept about our culture or religion, says Rahul Gandhi.

“Our GDP was 9% during the UPA government today its only 4.5% based on the new calculation brought by this government. If calculation is done according to the UPA era the growth rate stands at 2.5%.”

You have seen the increase in violence, atrocities against women. Every day we see women being raped and molested, says Rahul Gandhi.

Which world is she (Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman) living in? Nobody asked her what she eats, the country asked her why the onion price is going up, why India has the highest unemployment rate and FM answers with I don’t eat onions, says Rahul Gandhi.

7 Dec 2019, 12:19 PM

Unnao incident: Akhilesh sits on 'dharna' outside Vidhan Bhavan

Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sat on a 'dharna' outside the Vidhan Bhavan here on Saturday, after the death of the Unnao rape victim in Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

Accompanied by senior party leaders, Yadav squatted before the main entrance of the Vidhan Sabha to protest the Unnao incident.

The Unnao rape victim was set on fire by five persons, including two rape accused, and suffered 90% burns on Thursday. She was airlifted to Delhi hospital where she breathed her last on Friday night.

7 Dec 2019, 11:46 AM

Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim being taken to her village in Unnao

Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim being taken to her village in Unnao, from Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. She had passed away last night during treatment.

7 Dec 2019, 11:28 AM

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav sits on dharna outside Vidhan Sabha against Unnao case

Samajwadi Party leader and Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is sitting on a 'dharna' outside Vidhan Sabha in protest against Unnao rape case.

7 Dec 2019, 11:25 AM

National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) team arrives in Hyderabad

7 Dec 2019, 11:23 AM

Rape attempt made on 3-year-old girl; locals save minor

A rape attempt was made on a three-year-old girl in a village under Makhi police station area in Unnao, police said Saturday.

The minor was playing near her house on Friday when a youth of a neighbouring village tried to rape her in an adjoining agriculture field but the locals, who rushed on hearing her cries for help, managed to save her, SHO Makhi Raj Bahadur said.

The locals informed the police and a case has been registered, the SHO said, adding that the girl has been sent for medical examination.

7 Dec 2019, 11:23 AM

Girl's father, brother acquitted of charge of raping her

A Delhi court has acquitted the father and the brother of a girl of the charges of repeatedly raping her, saying it was "improbable" that she could have been raped in the presence of several family members.

The court also based its acquittal order on a "big delay" in the registration of the FIR by the girl.

The girl, who was around 17 at the time of the alleged incident in 2015, had claimed she had been repeatedly raped by her father and brother for months, while living with them under a single-room house.

Additional Sessions Judge Umed Singh Grewal said the girl, who had alleged that she was threatened not to disclose the incident to anyone, had every opportunity to tell about it to customers coming to her family-run grocery store where she used to sit sometimes.

7 Dec 2019, 11:22 AM

Petition filed in SC against police personnel involved in encounter of four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana

Petition filed in Supreme Court seeking registration of FIR, investigation and action against police personnel who were involved in encounter of four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a veterinarian in Telangana.

7 Dec 2019, 10:54 AM

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves from Lucknow for Unnao

7 Dec 2019, 10:51 AM

2 people arrested in connection with the case where a woman was shot in the face at a wedding ceremony

Two people have been arrested in connection with the case where a woman was shot in the face at a wedding ceremony in Tirka village of Chitrakoot, on December 1

7 Dec 2019, 10:44 AM

Ensure proper justice to Unnao rape victim's family: Mayawati asks UP govt

BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday asked the UP government to ensure "proper justice" to the family of Unnao rape victim who succumbed to severe burns in Delhi hospital.

The death of the 23-year-old woman is extremely painful and the BSP is with the victim's family in this hour of grief, she said in a tweet in Hindi.

"UP government should take special initiative soon to provide proper justice to the victim's family. This is the demand of justice and people," she said.

7 Dec 2019, 10:15 AM

Law and order system failed completely in UP, says priyanka, mourns death of Unnao rape victim

“I pray to God to give courage to the family of Unnao rape victim in this hour of grief. This is a failure of all of us that we could not give justice to her. We all are to be blamed on social level. But this shows the hollow system of law and order in Uttar Pradesh,” said Priyanka Gandhi

Why wasn't the victim provided with security immediately keeping in mind the previous incident? What action was taken against the official who refused to file her FIR? What is the UP govt doing to stop those atrocities women are going through every day in the state?”

7 Dec 2019, 10:04 AM

Unnao rape victim's brother demands justice

The brother of the Unnao rape victim on Saturday demanded justice for his sister, saying that the accused will have to go to the place "where she has gone".

"She asked me that brother please save me. I am very sad that I could not save her," he told reporters.

The rape victim from Unnao, airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here after she was set on fire allegedly by five persons, died on Friday night.

7 Dec 2019, 8:24 AM

People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Khunti

People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Khunti during the second phase of voting for assembly elections.

7 Dec 2019, 7:34 AM

Second phase of polling begins in 20 Jharkhand seats

The second phase of polling began Saturday morning on 20 constituencies in Jharkhand, which votes in five phases to elect 81 members of the legislative assembly.

The voting commenced at 7 am, amidst a tight security arrangement.

While the voting exercise in 18 seats will end at 3 pm, voters in Jamshedpur (East) and Jamshedpur (West) constituencies can vote till 5 pm, an Election Commission release said.

Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey said, "Several of the constituencies going for this phase of polling are Naxal-affected. So, armed police have been deployed as a part of security measures."

Out of a total of 6,066 polling stations, 949 have been declared 'critical' and 762 sensitive' in Naxal-affected areas, he said.

The CEO said that 101 polling stations have been relocated due to security reasons and free transport facility has been arranged for voters to reach these stations to exercise their franchise.

A total 1,016 polling stations are located in towns and cities while 5,050 are in rural areas.

Webcasting facilities has been made available at 1,662 polling stations, the CEO said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted urging voters to come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.

Out of the total polling stations, there are 337 model polling stations and 94 polling stations will be overseen by women polling personnel, Choubey said.

A total 48,25,038 voters, including 23,93,437 female and 90 third gender voters, are eligible to vote to decide the fate of 260 candidates, including 29 women nominees and 73 independents, he said.

According to police sources, more than 42,000 security personnel, including central forces, have been deployed on the 20 seats spread across seven districts

The assembly segments going for polls are: Baharagora, Ghatsila (ST), Potka (ST), Jugsalai (SC), Jamshedpur (East), Jamshedpur (West), Seraikela (ST), Chaibasa (ST), Majhgaon (ST), Jaganathpur (ST), Manoharpur (ST), Chakradharpur (ST), Kharsawan (ST), Tamar (ST), Torpa (ST), Khunti (ST), Mandar (ST), Sisai (ST), Simdega (ST) and Kolebira (ST).

BJP leader and Chief Minister Raghubar Das is facing challenge from his former cabinet colleague and independent candidate Saryu Roy from Jamshedpur (East) seat.

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon is contesting from Sisai on a BJP ticket, while BJP candidate and Rural Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda is contesting from Khunti.

The BJP's state unit president Laxman Gilua, who lost the Lok Sabha elections from Singhbhum seat, is contesting from Chakradharpur.

The AJSU party candidate and Jharkhand Water Resources Minister Ramchandra Sahis is contesting from Jugsalai.

Former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Pradeep Kumar Balmachu, who joined the AJSU party recently, is contesting from Ghatsila.

JDU state president Salkhan Murmu is contesting from Majhgaon.

JVM-P candidate and former HRD minister Bandhu Tirkey is contesting from Mandar against former MLA Deb Kumar Dhan of the BJP.

The BJP is contesting in all the twenty constituencies in the second phase while the opposition alliance of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress is contesting in 14 and six seats respectively.

The RJD, which has got a total seven seats as per the seat-sharing formula of the three opposition parties, has no candidate in this round.

NDA ally AJSU party, which is contesting the assembly elections on its own for the first time since the creation of the state, has fielded candidates from 12 constituencies in this phase.

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) has nominated leaders in all the 20 seats while the Bahujan Samaj Party has fielded in 14 segments.

The CPI is contesting in two seats while the CPI-M is contesting in one and NCP in two.

Six candidates of the All India Trinamool Congress are also in the fray in this phase.

The first-phase of the five-phase polling for thirteen constituencies had concluded on November 30.

The rest of the three phases will be held on December 12, 16 and 20.

Counting will take place on December 23.

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