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Law commission refutes media report on death penalty

New Delhi: Refuting a news report that claimed it has sought to end the death penalty and supported it for terrorists only, the Law Commission of India on Friday said it was "incorrect reporting" which could have an adverse impact on the masses.

"The Law Commission of India clarifies that this is a case of incorrect reporting and does not reflect the final recommendations of the commission," a statement said.

The draft report that has been reported upon is not the final version that is proposed to be submitted to the union minister of law and justice, it added.

Tell how you can stop rape video circulation: SC to IT ministry

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the information technology ministry on how it (ministry) can assist in the reporting and blocking of videos of rapes on social network websites under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The social justice bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit sought the response from the ministry after social activist Sunitha Krishnan told the court that there has to be a defined place where one could report about such rape videos and seek their blocking.

Defence acquisition council meet ends abruptly

New Delhi : A meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) ended here abruptly on Friday after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar left for another meeting, sources said.

It was, however, unclear to which meeting the defence minister rushed to.

The DAC clears proposals for defence acquisition.

The meeting is now expected to take place next week, most likely on Tuesday.

Ministry proposes to reduce Lutyens Bungalow Zone area

New Delhi : The ministry of urban development has proposed to reduce the Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ) area by 5.13 sq. kms and has for the first time sought suggestions and/or objections to proposals in this regard.

The ministry has also proposed to exclude areas such as Jor Bagh, Golf Links, Sunder Nagar, Bengali Market, Ashoka Road, Mandir Marg, Panchsheel Marg, Sardar Patel Marg and Chanakyapuri from the LBZ area, an official statement said.

Aurangzeb Road named A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road

New Delhi : Delhi's Aurangzeb Road has become A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.

The tree-lined Aurangzeb Road is located in the heart of Delhi and has several billionaires living there.

"Congrats! NDMC just now decided to rename Aurangzeb Road (as) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road," Kejriwal tweeted, referring to the New Delhi Municipal Council.

An NDMC official said: "We have decided to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road. The Delhi government will finally clear it."

Manual scavengers to tie rakhi to Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Several manual scavengers, liberated by an NGO, will tie rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan that falls on Saturday.

The group of five women will also hand over 1,000 rakhis to Modi designed by the widows from Vrindavana and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh who have been looked after by the NGO Sulabh International.

Rahul Gandhi pays obeisance at two Valley shrines

Srinagar : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday concluded his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after paying obeisance at two shrines in the Valley.

He paid obeisance at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar where, he said, he prayed for the peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country.

The Congress vice president earlier went to a holy shrine of Kashmiri Pandits, Tullamulla, in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

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Hardik Patel is Gujarat hero, says Shiv Sena

Mumbai: The mass appeal of Hardik Patel in Gujarat "does not augur well for the BJP", the Shiv Sena said on Friday, calling him "a hero" who had punctured claims that Gujarat was a peaceful state.

"Until now, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi was considered the only political 'neta' who could pull crowds," a hard-hitting editorial in the party's mouthpiece "Saamana" said.

Move curative petition on sentence, SC tells blast convict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition to seek a reduction in his jail term.

Nulwala said he was wrongly convicted and sentenced for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56.