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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
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  • Kerala: CM Tuesday demanded apology from AAP leader Kumar Vishwas for his alleged derogatory remarks against nurses from state
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  • 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: YSR Congress calls for three-day agitation in Andhra from tomorrow to protest TDP govt going back on its poll promises
  • Assam: Meghalaya police with help of Assam police held 2 GNLA militants from Hahim in Kamrup dist near Assam-Meghalaya border
  • Bihar: JD-U leader Nitish Kumar today condemns Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly forcing a fasting Muslim to eat, seeks action
  • Chennai: AIADMK Wednesday raised issue of corruption in judiciary in Rajya Sabha, sought explanation from ex-PM Manmohan Singh
  • Delhi: Delhi court Wednesday sent fourth accused, held in connection with murder of a Manipuri man, to one-day police custody
  • Gujarat: Two people were killed in a clash between some workers of an embroidery factory in Odhav in Ahmedabad; two arrested
  • Haryana: Former union minister Preneet Kaur today advocated formation of SGPC in Haryana while addressing gathering in Patiala
  • Himachal Pradesh: HP govt committed for welfare of women, measures had been initiated for providing them status at par with men, CM said
  • Jammu and Kashmir: National Conference will get full majority in the state assembly polls, says party leader Junaid Matto
  • Karnataka: A 16-year-old boy arrested for allegedly raping a minor at Thalaghattapura in Uttarahalli taluk, police said today
  • Kerala: CM Oommen Chandy Wednesday said Congress party is united in the state and asked the media not to speculate on anything
  • Kolkata: Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal will also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman, says CM
  • Madhya Pradesh: Security forces today apprehended three suspected Naxals from the Maoist hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh
  • Maharashtra: Two persons of a family killed, 1 hurt when a portion of slab collapsed in Ambika Nagar in Amravati due to heavy rains
  • Mumbai: HC orders to maintain ticket rate for Metro trains till September; orders MMRDA to frame new rate card before due date
  • Northeast: Meghalaya police with help of Assam police held 2 GNLA militants from Hahim in Kamrup dist near Assam-Meghalaya border
  • Odisha: Cuttack Municipal Corporation to construct nine community toilets in the slums of the city soon at a cost of Rs2.21cr
  • Punjab: Former union minister Preneet Kaur today advocated formation of SGPC in Haryana while addressing gathering in Patiala
  • Rajasthan: 85 lakh ineligible people added as beneficiary under food security scheme to be removed from list soon, says minister
  • Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Wednesday raised issue of corruption in judiciary in Rajya Sabha, sought explanation from ex-PM Manmohan Singh
  • UP East: Sharda, Ghaghra river continued to flow above danger mark at few places as rains occurred at isolated places in UP
  • UP West: Sharda, Ghaghra river continued to flow above danger mark at few places as rains occurred at isolated places in UP
  • West Bengal: Moon Moon Sen and Arindam Seal will also be honoured with the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Samman, says CM
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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