Delhi lawyer holding conversions, nikah in chambers suspended

New Delhi: The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD), through an interim order, on Monday suspended the licence of a lawyer for allegedly using his chamber for performing religious conversion and Muslim marriages. The BCD Secretary has sent a communication to the lawyer, Iqbal Malik, claiming that illegal activities in the chamber of an advocate “negates the dignity of legal profession”. “The alleged activities are not permissible nor are part of the professional activities of an advocate and your conduct in performing a Nikah and issuance of certificate of conversion and…

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BJP mayor’s nephew sells land to Ram Temple trust for 2.5 crore after buying it for 20 lakh

New Delhi: Deep Narayan Upadhyaya, a Bharatiya Janata Party worker  and Ayodhya mayor Rishikesh Upadhyaya’s nephew bought a property of 890 sq meters on 20 February 2021 for 20 lakh rupees from a mahant, Devendra Prasadacharya and sold it to the Ram Janmbhoomi trust set by the Modi government for 2.5 crore rupees after three months, reported Newslaundry (NL). The temple trust purportedly paid more than the market value as the property’s circle rate – the minimum amount of sale decided by local authorities – remained Rs 35.6 lakh at the time of…

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The great unfolding game in Afghanistan

By Haider Abbas No news is good news, for news is always bad, but there is also an adverse news which is coming from Afghanistan as US is packing-off from Afghanistan in almost a spree. US was supposed to move out completely by Sep 11, 2021 but the speed suggests it is likely to bow out earlier.  In the last 28 days of May, according to NYT, ‘at least 26 outposts and bases in four provinces – Laghman, Baghlan, Wardak and Ghazni’ have surrendered to Afghan Taliban (AT) as ‘security…

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Uttarakhand HC calls out state govt over Kumbh Mela

New Delhi: The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday slammed the state government over violation of Covid-19 protocols during Kumbh Mela. “First we make the mistake of Kumbh Mela, then there is Char Dham. Why do we repeatedly cause embarrassment to ourselves?,” the Chief Justice RS Chauhan asked. A bench of Chief Justice R.S. Chauhan and Justice Alok Verma said that the blatant violation of social distancing norms during these religious gatherings have caused embarrassment to the state. ”You can fool the Court, but you cannot fool the people, the reality exists out there… you…

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34 students from Jamia’s Residential Coaching Academy clears UPSC Mains Exam 2020

New Delhi: As many as 34 students from Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) have cleared the Civil Services (Main) Examination and qualified for Civil Services (interview) Examination 2020. Eight students of Jamia Hamdard’s Residential Coaching Academy (JHRCA) have also cleared the aforementioned exam. According to a statement by Jamia Millia Islamia, the RCA will conduct a series of mock interviews and interactive sessions for the qualified students “with the help of senior/retired bureaucrats and academicians”. Last year 30 students of the RCA were finally selected in civil services exam.…

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