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    SC to Hear PIL Seeking COVID-19 Vaccines for All Above 18 Years

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench will consider a public interest litigation seeking COVID-19 vaccination for all above the age of 18 in India as an effort to tackle the surge in numbers. Advocate Rashmi Singh has filed the petition seeking a relaxation of the rule that makes vaccination only available to those above 45 years, along with frontline workers. A bench of Justices Ashok...

    • 54 min ago
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    Audrey Truschke and the Blitzkrieg from the Hindu Right

    The assault on Dr Audrey Truschke, associate professor in the Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark, has crossed all bounds of decency recently. It is now clear that the vicious campaign against her since 2018 has a lot more to do with her opposition to Hindutva ideology than about her scholarship or style. They bear all the hallmarks of similar attacks by the Hindu Right in...

    • 54 min ago
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    PNB Scam: UK Home Secretary Clears Nirav Modi's Extradition

    New Delhi: The United Kingdom's home department has cleared the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is wanted in an over Rs 13,000-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Friday. He had allegedly perpetrated the fraud in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in collusion with his uncle Mehul Choksi. UK's home secretary Priti Patel on April 16 has approved the extradition of...

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    Women, 'Domestic Responsibilities' and Indian Judiciary's Grand Patriarchy

    On a day when the Government of India informed the Supreme Court quite generously that it would take a mere 3 months more to decide on collegium recommendations which have been pending for over 6 months, it was the words of the Chief Justice of India that has quickly become a news story of its own. As a women's lawyers' group sought to intervene in the ongoing litigation...

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    What Rafale Has Done to India's Institutions

    Every time the Rafale deal makes news and raises its ugly head, one thought surfaces in my own. Not the contents of the deal per se, which by itself was bad, but the larger picture — the spinoffs from this deal have cascaded across Indian institutions and breached their functional integrity. Many institutions failed the nation. The defence and civil bureaucracies of the Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

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    J&K: Policewoman Seen Berating Forces for Repeated Search Ops Booked Under UAPA

    Srinagar: A special police officer of Jammu and Kashmir police has been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and disengaged from service after a video showing her arguing with security forces over the search of her house and complaining that they are being 'subjected to such harassment regularly' went viral. The incident took place in southern...

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    Adar Poonawalla Urges US To Lift Raw Material Export Ban to Ramp up Vaccine Production

    Mumbai: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said the US needs to lift its embargo on raw material exports to help ramp up vaccine production. SII is currently manufacturing anti-coronavirus vaccine Covishield, developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University. The vaccine is not only being used in India, but exported to a number of...

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    IMD Predicts 'Normal' Monsoon in 2021 With Average Rains

    New Delhi/Mumbai: India is likely to receive an average amount of rain in the 2021 monsoon, the state-run weather office said on Friday, raising expectations of higher farm and economic growth in Asia's third-biggest economy, which is reeling from a surge in coronavirus cases. Monsoon rainfall is expected to total 98% of the long-term average, M. Rajeevan, secretary at the Ministry of...

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    Bengal CID Takes Over Probe Into CISF Firing Deaths in Cooch Behar

    Kolkata: West Bengal CID on Friday, April 16, took over the case of the killing of four people in firing by the CISF during polling in Cooch Behar district on April 10, a senior government official said. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been constituted to conduct the probe in the incident which happened during the fourth...

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    SC Orders CBI to Take Over Probe Into Role of Erring Cops in ISRO Espionage Case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that the report of a high-level committee on the role of erring police officials in 1994 espionage case relating to ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan be given to the CBI and directed the agency to conduct further investigation on the issue. The apex court said the CBI may treat the panel's findings as part of...

    • 4 hrs ago

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