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    Bhiwandi's Textile Industry Is Struggling, and Political Apathy at Polltime Isn't Helping

    Bhiwandi (Maharashtra): Each time a power loom machine was moved out of TN Textiles, 28-year-old Mahmood Ansari's anxiety only increased. He had seen the best days of this 50-year-old, 48-machine, well-equipped textile unit, situated in one of the arterial lanes of Bhiwandi, over 30 km from Mumbai. Up until the late 1990s, the industry was booming. He is...

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    Delhi Court Reserves Order on ED's Plea to Arrest Chidambaram

    New Delhi: A Delhi court Monday reserved order on the Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking to arrest and interrogate former finance minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case. 'I will pass orders on the applications tomorrow,' special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar said. At the outset, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the ED, told special judge Ajay Kumar...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    India's National Human Rights Commission is Defeating Its Own Purpose

    Within a matter of days, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India found itself on the wrong foot twice. In the first instance, a 'hate speech' video of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable delivered last month during a debate competition organised by the NHRC went viral, causing consternation. In the second, inviting Amit Shah, once an accused in fake...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Non-Violence Is Not the Be-All and End-All of Buddha's Revolutionary Teachings

    October 14 marks the 64th anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism - a significant milestone towards reviving Buddhism in India. Apart from it being the biggest mass conversion in modern history, it also came without any bloodshed. He had thundered 'Main Bharat Baudhmay karunga.' (I will make India Buddhist) as five lakh people took deeksha...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    ISL Set to Replace I-League as India's Top-Tier Football Competition

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) will replace the years old I-League as the top-tier competition in the country according to a proposal presented by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on domestic structure reforms in India. The roadmap was formulated in a meeting of the I-League and ISL clubs with the officials of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the AFC in...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    BJP Comes Out With Manifesto to Create 'Ram Rajya' in Haryana

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto or 'Sankalp Patra' for the Haryana elections on Sunday. The ruling Manohar Lal Khattar government has promised, among other things, collateral free loans up to Rs 3 lakh for Scheduled Caste people and an old-age pension of Rs 3,000. The opposition has been termed the document a 'jumla patra' or bag of hollow promises....

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    Western Standards on Human Rights Can't Be Blindly Applied to India: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: Addressing the National Human Rights Commission, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that 'Western' standards of human rights cannot be 'blindly' applied to India. He also argued that India's human rights policy must take into account those killed by militants or Naxals in the same way that it does victims of police atrocities and custodial...

    • 2 days ago
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    Amit Shah, Once Accused in Fake Encounter Cases, Chief Guest at Rights Body Event

    New Delhi: Home minister Amit Shah was the chief guest at the National Human Rights Commission's Foundation Day celebrations on Saturday, October 12. The NHRC has existed as a body for 26 years, since 1993, and has reportedly disposed of nearly 18 lakh cases. It has directed about Rs 176 crore of relief to various victims of human rights violations. The current...

    • 3 days ago
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    #BeyondTheHeadlines: Rafale - Seven Questions We Still Don't Know the Answer To

    The Rafale is a great plane and whatever anyone thinks about the price India is paying, the fighter jet is coming. By the end of the delivery process total of 36 Rafales would be with the Indian Air Force. Yet lingering doubts about the acquisition process remain - and will always remain - till the government clears the air. Just like the fact that the Bofors is a...

    • 3 days ago
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    More Than 80% of LS Polls Candidates Gave Up Deposits, Finds EC Report

    New Delhi: A Times of India article on the statistical report of the 2019 general election released by the Election Commission has pointed out how 86% of the candidates of these polls have had to forfeit their deposits. The report also notes that the polling percentage of 67.4% was the highest ever of a Lok Sabha poll. 'As per the statistical report - which covered 542...

    • 3 days ago

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