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    Centre asked to respond over 'Islamic' flags issue

    Ashish Tripathi, The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to respond within two weeks to a plea by the chairman of the Shia Waqf Board for a ban on hoisting green flags with a crescent and a star at buildings and religious places across the country. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose gave two weeks to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file the...

    • 38 min ago
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    How to depict women on TV: guidelines for producers

    Shemin Joy, Depict men falling for independent women, don't show women as damsels in distress with a man as their only protector; do not always show Muslim women in burqa and don't show women wearing only Indian clothes. With the power that serials and other television programmes have in cementing the stereotyping of women, these are among a slew of 'Guidelines for Gender...

    • 44 min ago
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    9 students killed in collision on Pune-Solapur highway

    Press Trust of India, Nine students were killed after their car collided with a truck on the Pune-Solapur Highway here in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The accident took place around 1.30 am near Kadamwak Wasti in Pune district. "The deceased, who were in the age group of 19 to 23 years, were residents of Yavat in Pune district and returning to their hometown from...

    • 54 min ago
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    No compromise on passenger safety: Civil aviation min

    Press Trust of India, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said there would be no compromise on the safety of passengers and stressed that the narrative that airfares were shooting up was wrong. Speaking at the 12th International Conference-cum-Awards on Civil Aviation and Cargo hosted by the ASSOCHAM, Puri also said an alternative mechanism was worked out to look into...

    • an hour ago
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    Lata Mangeshkar, Akshay mourn Sheila Dikshit's demise

    Press Trust of India, Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and superstar Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebrities on Saturday condoled the death of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Dikshit, who served as the Delhi CM for three terms, passed away on Saturday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 81. Mangeshkar remembered the former Delhi CM as a "remarkable...

    • an hour ago
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    Odisha: BJP demands probe into 86 cr Khadi Board scam

    Press Trust of India, Opposition BJP on Saturday alleged that a major scam involving Rs 86 crore had taken place in the Odisha Khadi and Gramodyog Board (OKGB) and demanded an impartial probe into it. The demand was raised by Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik of the BJP in the Assembly. "There has been a major scam in the OKGB. The organisation gets financial assistance for the...

    • an hour ago
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    Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit dies at 81

    Shemin Joy, Three-term Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit - whom admirers and detractors, friends and foes describe as a charming, gutsy, beloved, warm, affectionate, affable, adorable leader - is no more. The 81-year-old Congress leader, who is credited with changing the face of Delhi during her 15-year stint as Chief Minister that ended in 2013 after Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP's emergence in...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Kishor to be present at TMC's Martyrs' Day rally

    Press Trust of India, Poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his team will be present at the TMC's mega Martyrs' Day rally here on Sunday to understand the mindset of the people of West Bengal before the 2021 state Assembly election, sources in the party said on Saturday. A formal invitation for the rally had been sent to Kishor, a senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader told PTI....

    • 2 hrs ago
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    'Country has lost a dedicated Cong leader of masses'

    Press Trust of India, Former prime minister Manmohan Singh condoled the demise of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, saying the people will always remember her contributions to the development of the national capital. Dikshit passed away at a private hospital in Delhi on Saturday afternoon. She was 81. "I am shocked to hear of the sudden passing away of Smt Sheila Dikshit. In her...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Chapters on Upadhyaya, Shankaracharya dropped: BJP

    Press Trust of India, Opposition BJP alleged in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Saturday that the Congress government had directed omission of chapters on BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya and Adi Shankaracharya from school textbooks. Speaker N P Prajapati asked the concerned minister to look into the matter. The issue was raised by BJP MLA Vishwas Sarang during Zero Hour. The state government had...

    • 3 hrs ago

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