Surat and Vadodara witnessed continued imposition of Section 144

Though a draft amendment introduced by petitioners, on Wednesday, in the Gujarat High Court (HC) challenging the continuous prohibitory orders issued under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)¬†section 144, read with certain provisions of the Gujarat Police (GP) Act, mentioned three recent orders issued in Ahmedabad city, it has been observed that Vadodara and Surat too have…

Congress MLA, 5 others injured in a low intensity blast in Bengaluru

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Prithviraj Chavan : Shiv Sena wanted to form govt with Congress, NCP in 2014

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Top ministers embark on CAA outreach campaign

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UP: Congress will ensure justice, says Priyanka Gandhi to victims’ kin

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PM Modi, Pranab Mukherjee, top political leaders invited to Hemant Soren’s swearing-in

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Anna Hazare demands his security be withdrawn, writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray

PUNE: Social activist Anna Hazare has demanded that the security provided to him by the government be withdrawn.

Hazare sent a letter to this effect to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday.

Security cover to him was a waste of public money, he said.

Many people had threatened him in the past, but he always ignored them, he said.

“I had requested the state government to revoke my security. But the government has not responded to my request. In the meantime, I came to know that the government is revoking the security of some people.