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  • Andhra Pradesh: Telangana TDP leader Dayakar Rao said extension in deadline to debate Telangana bill in assembly will be unacceptable
  • Assam: Union minister Oscar Fernandes arrives in Guwahati to attend the closing ceremony of 74th Indian Road Congress
  • Bihar: Maoists blast a panchayat building at Pio village in Giridih district in Jharkhand; no casualties, say police today
  • Chennai: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal was hospitalised Wednesday morning due to severe lung congestion, an AAP party member said
  • Gujarat: Two persons killed as miscreants fired at a petrol pump office Tuesday night Botad in Bhavnagar, probe on
  • Haryana: Four persons killed, 13 hurt when maxi cab collided with truck near Dhani Toda village on Bhiwani-Loharu road Tuesday
  • Himachal Pradesh: CM directs officials to stop felling of trees for widening of road from Dharamsala to Bagli, say officials
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar-Jammu national highway closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic today following heavy snowfall
  • Karnataka: First joint session of state legislature in the new year begins at vidhana soudha in central Bangalore
  • Kerala: CM Tuesday demanded apology from AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for his alleged derogatory remarks against nurses from state
  • Kolkata: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Madhya Pradesh: A Sagar district court awards 3-years of jail to a head constable for taking bribe from an accused
  • Maharashtra: State Secondary and Higher Secondary School Principals Federation to protest in Pune Jan 27 for their pending demands
  • Mumbai: BJP leader Vinod Tawde demands principal secretary to probe the Jan 18 Malabar Hills stampede, which left 18 dead
  • Northeast: Agartala Municipal Council, oldest municipal body of northeast, Tuesday upgraded as a corporation
  • Odisha: Berhampur police Tuesday arrested 7 members of a gang involved in burglary cases on national highway in Ganjam dist
  • Punjab: AICC expands Punjab poll panel adding five new members, including former law minister Ashwani Kumar
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur administration extends holiday in schools till Class 5 to January 25 due to extreme cold condition
  • Tamil Nadu: CM urges PM to ensure release of 25 fishermen taken into custody by Lankan Navy to facilitate fishermen-level talks
  • UP East: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • UP West: Uttarakhand assembly Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on Lokpal of the Centre
  • West Bengal: Govt will set up a puppet museum at Kankurgachi in Kolkata to preserve art of puppetry, announces minister Upen Biswas
  • Andhra Pradesh: BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said BJP-TDP alliance will come to power in both Telangana and Seemandhra
  • Assam: Assam admn declares dry day from 5 am to 5 pm in 6 parliamentary constituencies where polling will be held April 24
  • Bihar: Three persons killed in a collision between a car and a truck at Nokha area in Rohtas district today, say police
  • Chennai: Tasmac ordered to close liquor shops for 3-days from April 22 due to polling April 24 and May 16 due to vote count
  • Delhi: Delhi metro to soon install over 200 new frisking booths for women commuters at its stations, say officials
  • Gujarat: Crime branch officials arrested one person with 22 kg gold biscuits at a hotel in Chotila of Saurashtra today
  • Haryana: Seven persons diagonalized with AIDS and 21 found positive from January-March in Kurukshetra, reveal officials
  • Himachal Pradesh: EC looks into Cong complaint over remarks of ex-CM Dhumal that govt will be dismissed if Narendra Modi becomes PM
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Case registered against Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for allegedly calling for a boycott of polls
  • Karnataka: Bangalore Univ invites applications for fellowship in research project from MSc Chemistry candidates; dial 99021-69260
  • Kerala: Easter being celebrated in the state with great religious fervour and enthusiasm with churches holding Easter mass
  • Kolkata: Re-polling to be held in two booths, one each in Dhupguri assembly segment and Siliguri assembly segment tomorrow
  • Madhya Pradesh: Ten persons injured when a bus overturned in Barwani today, police said
  • Maharashtra: Cong chief cancelled her Dhule, Nandurbar rallies due to ill health; Rahul Gandhi to address a rally in Mumbai today
  • Mumbai: Cong chief cancelled her Dhule, Nandurbar rallies due to ill health; Rahul Gandhi to address a rally in Mumbai today
  • Northeast: Arunachal police and Assam Rifles in a joint operation arrest 2 suspected NSCN-K militants from a village near Khonsa
  • Odisha: Light rain or thundershower may occur at a few places in Odisha during next 12 hrs, say met dept officials
  • Punjab: Congress has failed on every front, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said while addressing a rally in Gurdaspur today
  • Rajasthan: Govt considering to set up 5 correctional homes for women at an estimated cost of Rs37 cr in state, says an official
  • Tamil Nadu: Tasmac ordered to close liquor shops for 3-days from April 22 due to polling April 24 and May 16 due to vote count
  • UP East: Rally of Rahul Gandhi, slated for today at Lalganj in Raebareli, cancelled, reason not known, say party leaders
  • UP West: Rally of Rahul Gandhi, slated for today at Lalganj in Raebareli, cancelled, reason not known, say party leaders
  • West Bengal: Re-polling to be held in two booths, one each in Dhupguri assembly segment and Siliguri assembly segment tomorrow
BJP demands Somnath Bharti's resignation
BJP demands Somnath Bharti's resignation

IANS

New Delhi, Jan 15: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who had been pulled up by a court for "tampering with evidence" in a case he handled last year.

The demonstration was led by BJP leader Arti Mehra, and people raised slogans against the law minister.

"The law minister has been accused of tampering with the evidence. On top of that, they say the court is wrong. A law minister cannot do an unlawful thing," Mehra, a former mayor of Delhi, said.

"It is a big issue, so we will also submit a memorandum to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanding his removal," Mehra said.

A media report Tuesday said Bharti, then an advocate, had been pulled up by special Central Bureau of Investigation court judge Poonam A. Bamba last August along with his client Pawan Kumar, who was facing charges of corruption, for influencing the prosecution witness by speaking to him on the phone and discussing the case.

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