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August 15, 2015 3:51:12 pm

This will be Modi’s maiden visit to an Islamic country — and the first by an Indian PM in 34 years to the UAE, a country in which over 2 million Indians live and work, and send home an estimated $ 12 billion every year

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The dilemma for the Commerce Minister was to start off his assignment by announcing the abolition of an export incentive in a Ministry whose aim was to push exports.

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August 13, 2015 3:01:42 am

Chief Judicial Magistrate Anubhav Sharma described the case as a ‘spectacular escape in which prosecution has miserably failed to prove a big conspiracy’.

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August 13, 2015 2:52:20 am

Nine substantive amendments had been brought through an ordinance and, subsequently, as part of a Bill. The ordinance has been repromulgated thrice.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday rejected the mercy plea of Yakub Memon crushing all hopes of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict.
August 12, 2015 12:30:08 am

The I&B Ministry does not, in fact, have the mandate to regulate content on TV channels. The broadcast industry has always insisted on self-regulation.

August 12, 2015 8:46:27 am

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to suspend 25 Congress MPs wasn’t unprecedented. Does drastic action help run a chaotic House better?

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August 12, 2015 7:11:00 am

India emerged as the world’s largest beef exporter in 2014, ironically the first year of the BJP-led government.

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August 11, 2015 7:49:14 am

Voting is now compulsory in Gujarat. What does it mean? What if you disobey?

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August 11, 2015 7:51:14 am

Reports of victory claims by the Indian Commander at Exercise Indradhanush lack in perspective, and miss some crucial details.

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August 11, 2015 2:31:13 am

Should a Constitution Bench hear ‘privacy’ challenge to Aadhaar project? SC decides today — but it has had a fairly consistent view on the right to privacy so far.

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August 10, 2015 12:30:31 am

Language data based on data from 2001, when the Hindi-speaking population was 5.9 per cent of Assam, would suggest there are between 15 lakh and 18 lakh Hindi-speakers in Assam today.

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August 10, 2015 12:10:02 am

Indian government have voiced concern that the law will be used by China to extend its military influence, but they have been assured by the Government of Maldives that Indian Ocean would remain “a demilitarised zone”.

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August 10, 2015 12:00:07 am

Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan is merely one of the ways that will help it fulfill an existing pledge to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025 from 2005 levels.

August 7, 2015 5:47:22 am

In 2008, the Deep Impact spacecraft captured a similar view of Earth and Moon, but from 31 million miles away, and showing the Moon passing in front of Earth.

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August 7, 2015 2:56:53 am

The amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, are still in the works — only to be challenged anew by a 14-year-old rape victim.

August 7, 2015 2:50:37 am

Village Councils are the equivalent of panchayats, and the “passes” have traditionally acted as certificates of land ownership for agricultural purposes within the Council’s territory.

August 7, 2015 2:47:03 am

Parliament this week raised from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore the ceiling to which district courts in the capital can hear civil suits and proceedings.

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August 7, 2015 7:20:17 am

The government defines “consequential accidents” as those with “serious repercussions in terms of loss of human life, human injury, loss to railway property or interruption to rail traffic”.

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April 5, 2017 6:09:05 pm

It was clear to both Manmohan Singh and the RBI that given the severity of the crisis, an immediate, steep devaluation of the rupee was imperative.

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August 6, 2015 7:16:57 am

The existing fence consists of three rows of angle iron pickets that hold up coils of concertina wire. The height of this double-row fence varies between 2.4 m and 3.2 m.