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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

House panel discusses ways to minimise Internet shutdowns

August 12, 2020 1:02:36 am

The committee, it is learnt, also discussed the Supreme Court order in January that mandated that Internet shutdown orders must be made public and observed that the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression using the Internet was constitutionally protected.

Sachin Pilot interview: Most MLAs were scared…we thought by going to Jaipur they will be harassed

August 12, 2020 11:47:09 am

Sachin Pilot interview: "I have not asked for any position in the party. I said our workers, our MLAs, our leaders need to be given equal treatment. There needs to be parity in what we do as a government. We need to get respect. Space, regard, and self-respect — that’s the thing I am fighting for."

Winds of change: Venkaiah on high Rajya Sabha productivity

August 12, 2020 1:06:42 am

Naidu said analysis has shown that Rajya Sabha’s productivity was declining over the last 25 years. However, the overall productivity of the last eight sessions presided by him in the last three years has been 65.50 per cent, despite the intervening election year, he said.

Contempt plea says EIA draft not in 22 languages, Delhi HC seeks Centre reply

August 12, 2020 12:54:10 am

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva issued notice to the Environment Ministry, which was directed by the court on June 30 to ensure that the draft EIA is published in all 22 Indian languages within 10 days, and sought its response to the contempt plea by August 17.

EIA draft a threat to sustainable growth goal: Aaditya Thackeray

August 12, 2020 12:52:46 am

He also pointed out that while the new norms did not require public consultations for up to 50 per cent expansion of the existing projects, for expansion up to 25 per cent of the existing projects, the EIA process was not required at all.

Hours after Punjab cop dies of Covid, visually impaired daughter also dies of shock

August 12, 2020 1:45:18 am

As per the family members, she kept calling for 'Daddy ji' every few minutes, collapsed, fell unconscious and died of shock late on Monday.

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Govt approves military procurement worth Rs 8,722 cr including 106 basic trainer aircraft for IAF

August 11, 2020 11:06:35 pm

In a statement, the defence ministry said the DAC also accorded approvals that are likely to speed up the procurement of AK-203 rifles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) "upgrades".

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Over 51 per cent of total cases in Punjab reported in less than 2 fortnights

August 11, 2020 10:46:43 pm

The Covid-19 cases in Punjab are heading for a peak with massive fortnightly increase since July 20. Out of a total of 25,889 cases, 8,326 have been reported in the state in the fortnight ending August 2 itself, and 5,109 more cases have been reported from August 3 to August 11. This translates into more […]

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DGCA bars use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode, will audit airports that witness heavy rains

August 11, 2020 10:40:10 pm

The decision was taken four days after a narrow-body B737 aircraft of Air India Express with 190 people on board overshot the runway and crashed at the Kozhikode airport amid downpour.

Unlock 3.0 day 11: Cop fined for not wearing mask; man found dead on road after escaping from Covid facility

August 11, 2020 10:38:42 pm

On day 11 of unlock 3.0, here are some interesting stories.

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Maharashtra: Outrage after bodies of 12 Covid patients crammed in one hearse van, taken to crematorium

August 12, 2020 10:11:43 am

After protests from political parties and local residents, the Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation said it will investigate the matter and take action against the guilty.

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Over 10 lakh Indians have returned from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

August 11, 2020 10:02:30 pm

Currently, phase 5 of the mission is underway. This phase is expected to repatriate more than 1,30,000 Indians stranded abroad.

LG R K Mathur unveils flag, formation sign of Ladakh Police

August 11, 2020 9:40:14 pm

Laden in a police colour of red and blue, the flag has been given a traditional design on the corners to make it culturally distinct.

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Border district Fatehabad fights the tough fight against drugs amid steady trickle of heroin and tablets

August 11, 2020 9:07:16 pm

The police have come to know that many consumers of heroin have themselves turned to drug peddling too so they can afford to keep buying more.

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Punjab govt allows temples to stay open till 1 am on Janmashtami

August 11, 2020 9:06:52 pm

Temple managements are planning to give prasad in the form of toffees, mishri packets. They have not yet decided how to distribute ‘choorma prasad’, which is popularly made on Janmashtami.

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Ex-professor G N Saibaba seeks emergency parole from Bombay HC

August 11, 2020 9:03:42 pm

Saibaba had earlier also sought parole to meet his ailing mother who had expressed a wish to see her son before death. That application was also rejected by the authorities.

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Mamata raises issue of financial dues to Bengal during Covid-19 meeting, urges PM Modi for guidelines on vaccine

August 11, 2020 8:44:36 pm

During the virtual meeting, the TMC supremo also raised the issue of which COVID-19 vaccine or serum should be used to treat the patients and urged the Centre to issue guidelines on it.

Railways suspends all regular passenger services indefinitely

August 11, 2020 8:58:33 pm

All special trains — 12 pairs running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1 — will continue.

Sachin Pilot returns to Jaipur, says there shouldn’t be any ‘vendetta politics’

August 11, 2020 11:34:54 pm

Sachin Pilot maintained that he did not demand any post from party, adding that there should not be any vendetta politics. He also said the sedition case against him was in no way "justifiable".

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Maharashtra: Man tied to tree, beaten up by ‘kin of woman his son eloped with’

August 11, 2020 6:49:37 pm

According to the police, the video of the incident was later circulated on phone messenger and social media platforms.

Toll in Idukki landslide rises to 52 as three more bodies recovered

August 11, 2020 8:19:38 pm

Personnel of NDRF, Fire, Forest and police departments have expanded their search operations to the downstream of a river in their efforts to trace 19 more people who were still missing in the August 7 tragedy near Rajamala.

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Kozhikode plane crash: Air India Express says 74 injured passengers discharged from hospitals

August 11, 2020 5:15:59 pm

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had said on Saturday that 149 people have been admitted to hospitals, 23 have been discharged, while three are critically injured in the B737 plane crash.

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Considerable ‘state interference’ in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case: Rhea Chakraborty to SC

August 11, 2020 4:39:25 pm

Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for Chakraborty, told a bench headed by Justice Hrishikesh Roy that the FIR lodged by actor Rajput's father has absolutely no connection with any offence in Patna.

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‘Once a daughter, always a daughter’: SC rules in favour of women’s equal right to parental property throughout life

August 12, 2020 12:17:09 am

A three-judge bench headed Justice Arun Mishra said, "Daughters must be given equal rights as sons, Daughter remains a loving daughter throughout life. The daughter shall remain a coparcener throughout life, irrespective of whether her father is alive or not."

Bulandshahr: 19-year-old CBSE topper killed in road mishap

August 11, 2020 3:00:00 pm

Sudeeksha Bhati had secured 98% in her CBSE board exams and had gone on to receive a scholarship of more than Rs 3.8 crore to pursue entrepreneurship in Massachusetts' Babson College.