Check ideological background before appointing people in govt, BJP tells states

New Delhi/Bhopal: The Central leadership of the BJP has advised all the party-ruled state governments to conduct proper ideological background check of any individual before giving him/her any position in the government. Though sources in the saffron camp claim that this is a verbal advisory and not a written one, the BJP-ruled states have been asked to do background check of individuals before appointing them to government positions, including their political opinions and previous actions related to the government as well as the party. A proper scrutiny of social media…

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New Israeli govt urged to recognise Palestinian rights

Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye has called on the new Israeli government to end the occupation and recognise the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights. “What is needed from the new Israeli government is to start acting on ending the occupation and settlement in Palestine,” Ishtaye said at a meeting of the Palestinian cabinet held in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday. He added that the new Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett “will have no future if it doesn’t recognise the Palestinians’ future”. Meanwhile, Ishtaye warned…

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Mehul Choksi still an Indian citizen: Indian authorities

New Delhi: And noted that he is therefore erroneously claiming renunciation of citizenship under the Citizenship Act, 1955. The 14-page affidavit filed on June 8 said “the Indian citizenship of Mr MC (Mehul Choksi) has still not ceased as on date and therefore, his claim of renunciation of Indian citizenship is contrary to the laws in India as is completely erroneous”, adding, “the claim of Choksi being bogus, this Honourable court may kindly reject the said erroneous claim at the threshold”. It further pointed out that Choksi had submitted his…

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Protest not terror activity: Delhi high court grants bail to Asif, Devangana, Natasha

NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to three anti-CAA activists — Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal — held under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in the Delhi riots conspiracy case. The bail orders are a significant development in the case where Delhi Police have invoked terror charges accusing them of hatching a conspiracy and creating roadblocks during the mass protests against Citizenship Amendment Act in north east Delhi that led to communal riots killing 53 people, majority of them Muslim in February 2020.…

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Pakistan FM Slams former govt for spoiling Kulbhushan Jadhav case

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has slammed the former Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) government for spoiling the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. “The PML-N are the ones who mishandled the Kulbhushan Jadhav case,” he said. Qureshi said that the incumbent Imran Khan government was implementing the recommendations of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), adding that India wanted to delay the matter and drag Pakistan back to The Hague-based court. “We are implementing the recommendations of the ICJ and we took measures on their advice. India didn’t want…

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