India

JA front to organise propaganda against CSL privatisation

Kochi:  The Cochin Shipyard Joint Action Front will organise a propaganda against the move of privatisation of the profitable run Cochin Shipyard by selling its shares to corporates.

Informing this at a press conference here, Front General Convener P Rajiv, former MP, alleged that the centre was trying to sell the profit making PSUs to the private sector in the name of mobilising funds for its development.

Pakistan Day: Separatist leaders detained and put under house arrest in Kashmir

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairmen Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq remained under house arrest while restrictions continued on about half-a-dozen other separatist leaders to prevent them from attending Pakistan Day in Delhi today.

Meanwhile, National Front, a constituent of hardline Hurriyat, chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, who was yesterday arrested at Srinagar International Airport when he was leaving for New Delhi to attend the day in Pakistan Embassy, remained lodged in Raj Bagh police station.

Manoj Tiwari writes to Prez seeking disqualification of 11 AAP MLAs in Delhi

New Delhi:  Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari today demanded disqualification of 11 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), who have been wrongfully appointed as co-chairpersons of District Disaster Management Committees invoking Office of Profit Provisions violation. Tiwari informed that Delhi BJP has written to President Pranab Mukherjee in this regard and requested him to forward the application to Election Commission for speedy time bound disposal.

The terror of law

The draconian counter-terror laws are often misused by law enforcement agencies to frame innocent people at will. Even if acquitted, it means little because of what they have lost out on
Shalini Sharma Delhi