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Supreme Court stays construction in some states, UTs till they frame policy on waste management

Slapping varied fines on some state governments and union territory (UT) administrations, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and S Abdul Nazeer said "if they want the people to live in dirt, filth and garbage, what can be done then."

Chandigarh tops Union Territories with 36 snakebite deaths in 2016

According to the report, of the seven UTs, Chandigarh had the highest of 36 snakebite deaths, while Dadra & Nagar Haveli reported nine. Three UTs - Daman and Diu, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - did not report any snakebite death in 2016.

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Eleven states, Union Territories have no 0-2 age group children for adoption

Data from Carings, the government's central data base for adoptions across the country, shows that Arunachal Pradesh has 2,315 PAPs waiting in queue for children between 0-2, but no agency in the state has children available in that age group.

Minority schemes list no beneficiary in many states

Over the last three years, Gujarat granted loans under this scheme only in 2012-13, to 89 people.

SC sparks euthanasia debate, seeks UTs, states’ responses

It was in Aruna Shaunbag case in 2011 when the SC had last delivered its verdict on passive euthanasia.

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Lakshadweep tops,Jharkhand is last

Led by Lakshadweep for a second year in a row,the EDI ranking shows Puducherry on the second spot.

Notices to states,UTs on media briefing by police

SC had earlier asked whether states had any rules permitting the police to speak on cases related to terrorism or sensitive cases such as riots.

Supreme Court restrains governments from taking action against hawkers

All street vendors/hawkers shall be registered in accordance with the 2009 Policy.

MHA tells states to control sale of acid

The ministry also asked the states to impose a fine of Rs 50,000 on shopkeepers who do not maintain a register on personal information

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