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May 12, 2018 4:37 am gmt |
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Voting has begun in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, in a bitterly contested election. More than 49 million people are eligible to vote for the state’s 224 assembly seats. The poll is significant for both India’s major parties ahead of general elections next year. The state is the ...
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May 11, 2018 12:15 pm gmt |
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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday (May 11) met Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw. Reportedly, seven agreements related to capacity building, renovation of Pagodas and other key areas were signed following talks between Suu Kyi and Swaraj. Swaraj also met Myanmar Arm...
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May 10, 2018 9:55 am gmt |
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The judicial custody of suspended assistant professor Nirmala Devi, accused in the audiotape scandal, was extended till May 23, on Wednesday. Ms. Devi, who is accused of attempting to traffic four college students to do some favours for higher officials of the Madurai Kamaraj University in return for...
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May 10, 2018 4:57 am gmt |
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A trend has started among lawyers to target the judges, which would ultimately lead to the “killing of the institution”, a Supreme Court bench observed today. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit, while hearing a Kerala medical college matters, was critical of the lawyers critici...
In India
May 9, 2018 5:27 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday criticised the Congress over its “latest misadventure against the judiciary” and said “fishing in troubled waters” would hurt the Opposition in the May 12 Karnataka elections. In a series of tweets, he said the Congress’s “latest misadventure against the judiciar...
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May 8, 2018 8:55 am gmt |
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India’s eastern Jharkhand state police have arrested 15 people in eastern India in connection with two separate rape cases involving teenage girls, said officials as grisly new attacks against women come to light despite tougher penalties. Police arrested 14 people in one of the cases after a 1...
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May 8, 2018 3:55 am gmt |
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Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on aspirants of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants in Tamil Nadu facing trouble due to unavailability of examination centres, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBS...
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May 7, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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The Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms accompanied with squall, dust storm at isolated places in Punjab from May 6 to May 8. It said that a dust storm may hit 8 districts of Punjab. The information procured from the Met Department Chandigarh office revealed that light rain, thunder...
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May 5, 2018 11:06 am gmt |
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India‘s northern Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir state is reeling under an acute water crisis as the area looms under an intense heat wave and drought. The situation is so bad that people in Bhagli village do not have access to clean water and consume dirty water drawn from ponds and pit...
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May 4, 2018 11:14 am gmt |
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At least 125 people are now reported to have died in fierce dust storms in northern India, with officials warning of more bad weather to come. High-speed winds and lightning have devastated many villages, brought down walls and left scores injured. A spokesperson for the Uttar Pradesh relief commissi...
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May 2, 2018 11:44 am gmt |
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Fourteen Indian cities are among the world’s 20 most polluted, according to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The study says the northern city of Kanpur tops the list of cities that had the highest PM2.5 levels in 2016. PM2.5 are tiny but deadly air particles, which can ...
In India
May 1, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader and Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar MLA T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Sunday faced an embarrassing situation when a group of women waved ₹20 notes at him in a bid to ‘redeem’ cash for votes during his visit to the constituency. In the run-up to the byelection to the R.K. Nagar con...
In India
April 27, 2018 5:35 am gmt |
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Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was sworn in as judge of the Supreme Court on Friday. Her appointment received the Presidential warrant, or requisite clearance to take oath, Wednesday. She is the first woman to be elevated to the post of Supreme Court judge from the Bar. On taking oath, Malhotra will b...
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April 26, 2018 11:23 am gmt |
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Thirteen children were killed on Thursday (April 26) when a school van collided with a train at an unmanned railway crossing in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a railway official said. The accident took place early in the morning when the children were on their way to school. There were 2...
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April 24, 2018 9:56 am gmt |
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BJP functionary S.Ve. Shekher has moved the Madras High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case booked against him by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Central Crime Branch, Chennai, for having shared a derogatory post about women journalists on his Facebook page on April 19. In an affidavit filed in sup...
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April 24, 2018 3:46 am gmt |
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DMK working president M.K. Stalin, who led a massive human chain protest organised by the Opposition parties in Pudukottai town demanding the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board on Monday, claimed that the BJP-led Centre and the AIADMK government in the State were working as a “double-barrel...
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April 23, 2018 3:27 am gmt |
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CPI(M) State secretary K. Balakrishnan has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging them to immediately recall Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. In his letter to both the leaders, a copy of which has been released to the media, he noted that assistant profes...
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April 22, 2018 7:07 am gmt |
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Indian President Ramnath Kovind has signed the ordinance of death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 was sent to the President for an approval soon after the meeting of Union Cabinet to bring in force a stringent punishme...
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April 22, 2018 3:34 am gmt |
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India’s cabinet on Saturday (April 21) approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases. The executive order, or ordinance, amends the criminal law...