A special fatwa issued by a
religious body here has permitted smokers to use of nicotine
patches during the month of Ramadan to deal with withdrawal
symptoms, saying it does not violate the observance of
Union Minister Farooq Abdullah
on Saturday lamented that religion was being used by politicians to
further their electoral interests and hoped that in future
such issues would not be raked up by political parties.
Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly Eknath Khadse on Thursday alleged that Union Minister Sharad Pawar had travelled on a plane owned by a company of Shahid Balwa, under arrest in the 2G spectrum allocation scam,.
The BJP on Saturday claimed that the
Congress and its allies were using black money for campaiging
in five states going for Assembly polls and said it would
lodge a complaint with the Election Commission in this regard.
Jharkhand government on Friday
announced a probe into a police officer allegedly using a
seized bike in Ranchi as the Arjun Munda government came in
for sharp criticism on alleged corruption by some police
With Bangladesh protesting the killing of its nationals in firing by Indian border guards, the Border Security Force said it will use non-lethal weapons against infiltrators along some parts of the India-Bangladesh border.
Former Gujarat Home Minister Amit
Shah on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the Centre had hatched
a conspiracy with CBI to target Chief Minister Narendra Modi
and his government in false encounter cases.
A Delhi court has restrained the
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board from using
"objectionable" words like "militant, radicals and extremists"
in History and Civic text books prescribed by it.