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    Atrocities by upper caste, Dalits begin fast unto death in Ahmedabad

    The victims of caste atrocity want cases to be filed against the aggressors under the provisions of the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe (prevention of atrocities) act As many as 16 Dalit men and 17 women accompanied by eight children have begun a fast unto death in front of the mamlatdar office of Detroj taluka of Ahmedabad district to seek police protection alleging they are...

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    India 'arm twisted' to buy Spike, not Javelin missiles?

    The flip-flop, cancelling the deal three weeks ago and putting it back on the table two weeks later reflects poorly on the Indian defence establishment Defence industry circles are not surprised at the claim made by the visiting PM of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, that India has abandoned the global tender floated way back in 2010 for Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) and has agreed to buy...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Sohrabuddin case: Lawyers' body moves HC against CBI not challenging Shah's discharge

    The PIL urged the high court to issue a direction to the CBI to file a revision application challenging the sessions court's order discharging Shah A city-based lawyers' association today filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court against the CBI's decision not to challenge a lower court order discharging BJP president Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Extremism needs incentive: Gen VK Singh on growing Russia-Pakistan ties

    Singh's Russian counterpart, Igor Morgulov, however, reacted that Russia wouldn't entirely dismiss a trilateral alliance between Russia, China and Pakistan to counter terrorism in the region General (retired) VK Singh has sounded a subtle warning to Russia over its growing proximity to Pakistan, noting that there's a large Muslim population in the south of...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Of 1.1 million pollution-related deaths, 75% happened in rural India, says Massachusetts study

    The study raises the alarm that if no action is taken, "population exposures to PM2.5 are likely to increase by more than 40% by 2050." A new study has found that high pollution levels contributed to nearly 1.1 million deaths in 2015, or 10.6% of the total number of deaths in India, with "the burden falling disproportionately (75%) on...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    EC disqualifies 20 AAP MLAs, Delhi headed for mini-election?

    If cleared by the President, the disqualification would mean that AAP's strength in Delhi Assembly will reduce to 47 from the existing 67 The Election Commission on Friday disqualified 20 Aam Adami Party MLAs for holding 'office of profit.' The EC has sent its recommendation to the President for his assent. By the time, this story was being written, AAP sources denied...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Will President Kovind sit over EC's recommendation on AAP MLAs?

    The Election Commission sends its recommendation to disqualify 20 MLAs to the President because Pranab Mukherjee had forwarded the petition. Will President Kovind sit over it or unseat the MLAs ? Barely two days before the Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti's term ends on Monday, the Election Commission on Friday recommended the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs for...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Inviting 10 ASEAN leaders to Republic Day function: Will it really make any difference?

    The success of foreign policy can just not be measured by the number of high profile trips undertaken by the President or Prime Minister and extension of invitations to foreign dignitaries On January 27, 2015 the then US President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi in which he emphasised on the need for religious and other...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    SC rejects plea to cancel CBFC certificate to 'Padmaavat'

    The court had also restrained other states from issuing any such notification or order banning the screening of the film The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking urgent hearing on a fresh PIL that sought cancellation of Censor Board's certificate granted to controversial Bollywood movie Padmaavat. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    2 women hospitalised, village evacuated after ammonia gas leak in Goa

    The incident occurred around early in the morning when a tanker carrying ammonia overturned at the highway and gas started leaking from it At least two women were today shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa's Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The...

    • 12 hrs ago

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