HC seeks reply on reserving Dudhi, Obra constituency for ST
Jan 20, 2017 23:20 IST
By K Sandeep Kumar
what happened: Allahabad HC asks union govt, ECI to file reply on reserving Sonbhadra's Dudhi, Obra seats for ST.
what it means: Bench comprising justices VK Shukla and Sangeeta Chandra passed order on petition of Chandra Mani Prasad of Sonbhadra. Petitioner has claimed that seat reservation was on basis of a lapsed ordinance.
what next: The court has fixed January 24 as next date of hearing.
Maya, Cong target BJP over Sangh's reservation take in UP
Jan 20, 2017 22:47 IST
By Manish Ch Pandey
Hindustan Times file photo
what happened: BJP's rivals in UP are ready to target the party over RSS leader MM Vaidya's remark on reservation
what it means: In 2017 polls BJP is eyeing UP's 23% Dalit votes. In Jan 2016 PM Modi had tried to set the Dalit agenda by attending Lucknow's Ambedkar Univ convocation & visiting Ambedkar Mahasaabha.
what next: Maya plans to connect with Dalit voters by describing the RSS remarks on reservation as 'anti-Dalit'
Court convicts Punjab police IG,ex-DGP in false rape case
Jan 20, 2017 22:33 IST
By Vishal Rambani
what happened: A court on Friday convicted an IG-rank officer and ex-DGP of Punjab police in a false rape case.
what it means: The rape case against Kirpal Singh Randhawa, witness in the murder of human rights activist Jaswant Singh was quashed by the high court. The victim had then moved a civil suit against 7 for damages.
what next: The Patiala court asked convicts,three of them cops, o give 49 lakh as compensation to the victim.
Will contest because of people's love: Shivpal
Jan 20, 2017 22:25 IST
By Haidar A Naqvi
HT File Photo
what happened: Central figure to SP feud Shivpal Yadav will contest from Jaswant Nagar seat.
what it means: In Saifai, he told party workers on Thursday his heart wasn't allowing him to contest but he will because of people's love. The seat is with the family for 5 decades.
what next: He will start campaigning in Jaswant Nagar.