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July 16, 2018 3:21 am gmt |
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No sanitary worker has availed himself of the benefits under the National Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (NSLRS) in the last five years, said officials from the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation (TAHDCO). Officials added that no worker came forward to...
In India
July 11, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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A person’s choice of a partner is a fundamental right, and it can include same-sex partner, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Tuesday. The observation came on the first day of hearing by a Constitution Bench of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colo...
In India
July 7, 2018 5:49 am gmt |
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The Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic order founded by Mother Teresa in India, said it was “carefully looking into” charges of baby trafficking leveled against a nun and a worker at one of its homes. Indian authorities sealed a home which provides shelter for pregnant unmarried women run by t...
In India
July 5, 2018 7:10 am gmt |
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India is WhatsApp’s biggest market with over 200 million users. But false information on its app this year has contributed toward the triggering of mass beatings of more than a dozen people, at least three of whom have died.  On Sunday, five more people were lynched in the western state of Maharashtr...
In India
July 4, 2018 4:52 am gmt |
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Fishermen in India’s southern coastal town Rameswaram on Tuesday (July 03) were forced to dock nearly half of their boats after the government failed to provide fuel for the boats on subsidized rates as per norm. The government provides about 1200 litres fuel for fishing boats to fishermen at a...
In India
July 1, 2018 4:24 am gmt |
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Sathyasri Sharmila registered with the Madras Bar Council on Saturday (June 30) to become the first transgender lawyer of the country. It was my dream to become a judge and I want to see members of my community achieve great successes in their respective fields, said Sathya Sri. In a landmark judgmen...
In India
June 20, 2018 4:20 am gmt |
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The Central Government of India said releasing the four foreign nationals convicted of committing the gruesome assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, in connivance with three Indian nationals, “will set a very dangerous precedent and lead to international ramifications.” In its communic...
In India
June 9, 2018 11:37 am gmt |
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in on the sidelines of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao on Saturday (June 09). This is the second time in six weeks Modi is visiting China. Reportedly, In...
In India
June 5, 2018 12:08 pm gmt |
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India is the host to this year’s World Environment Day and the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ Every year, June 5 is observed as World Environment Day to raise awareness and increase government action on the pressing issue. This year, the theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ with focus on single-use ...
In India
May 23, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India, health officials said on Tuesday (May 22), with at least nine more being treated. An assistant professor at a regional medical college said that of 18 people screened for the...
In India
May 22, 2018 5:04 am gmt |
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The Congress-JD(S) alliance in the State works into the narrative of a united Opposition against the Narendra Modi-led BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. At the same time, an aggressive State BJP that has won the most seats in the State in Lok Sabha polls from 2004, argues that the alliance will have l...
In India
May 21, 2018 5:14 am gmt |
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Four persons, including two women, were killed on the spot and 25 others injured when a car coming to Theni from Madurai collided head on with a van going to Peraiyur on Andipatti-Theni Highway at Kanavai near Thimmarasanaickanur in Andipatti block on Sunday. The deceased were R. Ramar (21), M. Chell...
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
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...
In India
April 15, 2018 3:48 am gmt |
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India’s federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) put a lawmaker from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under a seven-day judicial custody on Saturday (April 14), in connection with the rape of a teenager, after days of protests by activists accusing authorities of falling t...
In India
April 10, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Thirty school children were killed in northern India on Monday (April 9) when a bus carrying them fell into a gorge. The bus was returning from school in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh when it fell off into a 200-feet deep ravine. The driver and a teacher were among the victims. The chief mi...
In Cricket
April 10, 2018 2:56 am gmt |
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Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the tournament as his hamstring scan didn’t come back so good, announced Indian Premier League’s season favourites Chennai Super Kings’ batting coach, Michael Hussey on Monday (April 09). Addressing a news conference, Hussey expresse...