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Supreme Court gets 2 new judges, set to regain full strength of 34

May 7, 2022 6:58:18 pm

The Collegium headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had recommended their names for appointment on May 5. The other members of the Collegium are Justices UU Lalit, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao.

Employed women more likely to use modern contraception: National Family Health Survey report

May 6, 2022 4:54:49 pm

Findings show that contraceptive usage increases in communities, regions that have seen more socio-economic progress.

Validity of models, methodology of data collection questionable: India on WHO Covid deaths report

May 5, 2022 7:54:43 pm

According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.

Before Modi meets Macron, French opt out of India project for submarines

May 4, 2022 7:18:29 am

The group, one of the five shortlisted international players for the Rs 43,000-crore project, said it cannot meet conditions of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and will, therefore, not continue with its bid.

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Curfew in Khargone on Eid as town struggles to move on

May 3, 2022 7:34:09 am

Various parts of Khargone have been under curfew since April 10, when communal violence broke out during Ram Navami procession.

Railways spent Rs 150 crore to repair over 2,000 damaged wagons for coal movement

May 3, 2022 7:45:20 am

According to railway ministry data around 9,982 such wagons were listed as damaged in January, which reduced to 7,803 by May 2, with the Railways managing to repair 2,179 wagons in time for the coal demand to peak in the country.

In Bengal’s lone CPM-led civic body, lessons in practical politics

May 31, 2022 2:57:32 pm

In the civic body elections held in February, the ruling TMC had registered a landslide victory, winning 106 of 108 municipalities across the state. The CPI(M) won just one —Taherpur — while the fledgling Humro Party won Darjeeling.

SpiceJet scare: DGCA to probe, inspect fleet; crew taken off duty

May 3, 2022 1:07:04 am

Pending the probe’s findings, the regulator de-rostered the Gurgaon-based airline’s cabin and cockpit crew who were on that flight.

Centre seeks more time from SC to respond to petitions challenging constitutional validity of sedition law

May 3, 2022 1:58:13 am

In an application filed before the court, the Centre said that while the draft of the affidavit is ready, it is still awaiting confirmation from the competent authority.

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Group of former judges, retired civil servants defend Modi govt

May 1, 2022 4:22:37 am

Calling itself 'Concerned Citizens', the group said it does not believe the open letter to Modi by the Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) -- the name of the association of former bureaucrats -- had "sincere motivations".

Sikh community India’s strong link with outside world: Modi

April 29, 2022 10:00:38 pm

Modi has initiated a series of efforts to reach out to the Sikh community especially those in Punjab, following widespread anger against the central government over the contentious farm laws, now withdrawn.

Discussed with govt use of sedition & anti-terrorism laws, J-K situation: EU representative

April 30, 2022 11:06:44 am

EU special representative for human rights Eamon Gilmore said that in his meeting with members of the National Human Rights Commission, the panel's role in relation to FCRA, detentions, bail, sedition and anti-terrorism laws, UAPA, minorities and individual cases, was discussed.

Anti-ship version of BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

April 28, 2022 10:49:47 pm

BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

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Sanctions can have unintended consequences in interconnected world: Sitharaman

April 27, 2022 8:38:14 pm

Economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and European Union following the invasion of Ukraine in February this year have led to a fall in bilateral trade with Moscow.

NDMA notifies guidelines for Covid-19 death compensation

April 28, 2022 1:58:38 am

All Covid-19 deaths that have occurred before March 20, 2022 are eligible to apply for compensation and these claims will have to be processed and disbursal of compensation made within 30 days of the claims being received, it said.

16 YouTube channels blocked for spreading ‘hate, fake news’

April 26, 2022 1:59:09 am

The ministry said the content published by some of the blocked India-based YouTube channels referred to the members of a particular community as terrorists and incited hatred among various religious communities.

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India suspends tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals: IATA

April 24, 2022 2:47:52 pm

India has been raising with China the plight of approximately 22,000 Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities who are unable to go back for physical classes. However, the neighbouring country has till date refused to let them enter.

Seven Bills on RS agenda in last week of budget session

April 2, 2022 2:58:31 pm

The Bills that are proposed to be taken up by the Upper House during the last week of the current session include the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022, relating to Tripura as passed by Lok Sabha, and the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, passed by Lok Sabha earlier this week.

US criticises India on Russia talks as Lavrov visits Delhi

March 31, 2022 8:47:16 pm

India’s middle-ground position on the war has left to a raft of diplomacy in the past few weeks, with China’s foreign minister visiting for the first time since 2019 and now Lavrov seeking to shore up support.

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‘You will be in our thoughts’: RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu bids farewell to 72 members of House

March 31, 2022 7:24:00 pm

Naidu also thanked the ministers and floor Leaders in assisting him in “resolving some contentious situations”.

Panel approves procurement of 15 light combat helicopters

March 31, 2022 1:58:23 am

The defence ministry said 10 helicopters will be for the Indian Air Force and five will be for the Indian Army.

Difficult for character actors to become hero, heroine again: Gadkari

March 30, 2022 4:00:14 pm

Gadkari was responding to a question by BJP's Roopa Ganguly, who asked if safety measures available in new cars can also be fitted in old cars.

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‘Troubling situation at higher echelons’: SC transfers Param Bir probe to CBI

March 25, 2022 8:09:00 am

It directed the state to put the departmentmental proceedings against him on hold until the agency’s probe into the five FIRs transferred to it is completed.

Yechury laments Article 370 and electoral bond pleas are pending with apex court

March 25, 2022 8:34:59 am

The CPM chief calls for a ‘broadest possible secular’ front to save the Constitution as ‘India is down on all parameters’ and has been classified as an 'electoral autocracy’.

BJP promoting ‘The Kashmir Files’ with eye on Assembly polls in Gujarat, Rajasthan, alleges Raut

March 20, 2022 2:23:21 pm

Since its release on March 11, the film has sparked a debate among political parties. Several BJP-ruled states, including Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, have exempted the film from entertainment tax.