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  • SC seeks opinion from states, UTs on legalising euthanasia July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to all states and Union territories on the concept of living will or euthanasia. The notice comes in reply to a plea filed by an NGO which allows every person to sign away his right to live and die with dignity...
  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' July 15, 2014

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • Growing population of urban India is an increasing cause of concern July 12, 2014

    One of the main takeaway from the Narendra Modi government's budget was the plan to create 100 smart cities to reduce the burden of migrant population on the ever growing urban India. The question is how will the government make this work. ...
  • Airtel to get show cause notice from DoT for hiding caller identity in MP July 8, 2014

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to seek legal opinion for issuing a show cause notice to Airtel on charges of hiding caller identity in Madhya Pradesh service area in January, 2011 posing a security threat. Earlier in October, 2011, the DoT had imposed Rs 50 crore fine on Airtel....
  • Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board booked for alleged negligence July 5, 2014

    Three employees of Chhattisgarh Electricity Board, including an assistant engineer, were on Saturday booked by police for alleged negligence in connection with the death of a trainee lineman in 2012. "Assistant Engineer Yogesh Patel, Assistant A Dharmadas and Line Assistant SS Akhtar have been booked under sections 304 (A) (causing death...
  • HC reserves order on Renu Kushwaha's writ challenging dismissal of her JD(U) membership June 17, 2014

    Patna High Court on Tuesday reserved its order for Wednesday on a petition by legislator Renu Kushwaha challenging the notice of dismissal of her membership from JD(U) even as the speaker granted one more day to her and another party MLA to reply to the show cause issued to them. Justice...
  • Vijayawada: EC issues show cause notice against AAP candidate April 17, 2014

    A show cause notice was issued against an AAP candidate from Vijayawada Lok Sabha seat and three others for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. Returning Officer J Murali issued show cause notices under section 127-A of the Peoples Representative Act to Harmohindar Singh Sahni of AAP, YSRCP worker C...
  • EC to issue show cause notices to BJD, BJP in Odisha April 16, 2014

    The Election Commission will issue show cause notices to the ruling BJD and opposition BJP in Odisha for publishing advertisements in newspapers after the end of the campaign for the second and last phase of polls, in violation of the model code. "Show cause notices will be issued to the general...
  • Congress candidate from Allahabad issued show cause notice April 11, 2014

    Former Uttar Pradesh minister and Congress candidate from Allahabad Nand Gopal Gupta 'Nandi' has been issued a show cause notice for allegedly doling out monetary benefits in a bid to lure voters in his favor ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Allahabad. The notice was issued by the district administration...
  • IPS officer gets show cause notice for praising Narendra Modi January 22, 2014

    A Bihar Police official was served a show cause notice for delivering a political speech during which he referred to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. RK Mishra, a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was served the notice for his speech at a function in Darbhanga district in November...
  • PIL against Virbhadra Singh up for hearing in Delhi HC January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: More trouble is up for Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as a PIL against him comes up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The NGO Common Cause has filed the PIL seeking an independent probe into corruption, money-laundering and disproportionate assets charges against Virbhadra including...
  • Russia says Yasser Arafat died of natural causes: Reports December 26, 2013

    Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, the head of a Russian state forensics agency that tested samples taken from his body said on Thursday, according to the Interfax news agency. The Russian finding was in line with an assessment by French scientists who said earlier...
  • Why plots allotted to you shouldn't be cancelled, SC asks Neera Yadav, Amar Singh November 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court has directed the issuance of notice to Uttar Pradesh's former chief secretary Neera Yadav, her two daughters and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh as to why residential plots allotted to them in Noida should not be cancelled. Describing the allotment of alternative plots to Neera Yadav, her...
  • I have not done any favour to Reliance Industries, clarifies Moily to SC November 22, 2013

    Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has told the Supreme Court that he has not done any favour to Reliance Industries Ltd and allegations levelled against him by CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta are baseless and politically motivated. "The allegation that the present Minister was inducted to do Reliance s bidding is absolutely...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora May 23, 2013

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • No favours to firms for funding trust: Veerappa Moily March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In the eye of a storm over his family-owned trust allegedly receiving grants from corporates, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on said he had at no point extended any help or favour to any company for seeking aid. Moily, in a statement, said the Kisan...
  • Real Hero Laxmi transforms lives of widows in Vrindavan March 12, 2013

    Vrindavan: CNN-IBN's Real Heroes Awards in partnership with Reliance Foundation is an honour that recognises and acknowledges ordinary Indians doing extraordinary things. One such story is that of Dr Laxmi Gautam, a professor by profession, who is transforming the lives of the widows of Vrindavan. Abandoned and dumped by their own...
  • Jethmalani says he is too busy to reply to BJP's notice November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani on Monday adopted a dismissive stance towards the show cause notice issued to him by the party asking why he should not be expelled and said he is too busy with his law practice to answer such documents. "I...
  • Didn't fund Kejriwal's political activities: Murthy November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy on Tuesday clarified that no funds were donated to the Public Cause Research Foundation, an organisation led by IAC leader Arvind Kejriwal for any political activities as reported by a section of the media. "When Kejriwal approached me in September 2012 asking for...
  • No money given to Kejriwal for political activities: Tata Trust November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Tata Social Welfare Trust (TSWT) on Monday said it did not donate any money for political activities to the Arvind Kejriwal founded NGO -- Public Cause Research Foundation. It, however, said TSWT had in 2008 agreed to grant Rs 1.25 crore for a five-year period to institute...
  • Show-cause notices sent to 100 mining firms in Goa October 10, 2012

    Panaji: Goa Mines and Geology Department has issued show-cause notices to around 100 mining firms for allegedly encroaching outside their mining leases, which has been pointed out in the Justice MB Shah Commission report on illegal iron ore mining. The notices, issued on Tuesday by the department have asked all...
  • 'Kingfisher needs to satisfy DGCA in reply to show cause' October 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Sunday reiterated that the crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines would have to satisfy aviation regulator DGCA on all aspects including safety and issue of non-payment of salaries to its employees in reply to the show cause notice. "DGCA has served a show-cause notice to Kingfisher...
  • Tamil Nadu: Show cause notices to 233 fire cracker units September 25, 2012

    Virudhunagar: As many as 233 firecracker units in Virudhunagar district were being issued show-cause notice by the district administration for violations. Also, the licenses of 48 units were suspended so far, said R Raju, District Revenue Officer of Virudhunagar. In the wake of the fire tragedy at a cracker unit...
  • Maken issues notice to India's Paralympic body September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on the Paralympic Committee of India after receiving complaints from the participants in the London Games, sports minister Ajay Maken Friday issued a show cause notice to the body. "On the basis of petitions received from participating paralympic athletes and others, show cause notice being issued...
  • World Anger Day: what's driving our rage? August 28, 2012

    THE SUBTEXT OF OUR ANGER I met MT recently at a friend's 40th birthday. I always look forward to greeting and chatting with him. He's pleasant and affable, and easy to talk to. Well, always, till this last meeting. This time when we met, something had been triggered in him. He...
  • TN Exp fire: Cracker chemicals found in samples August 6, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory experts have found traces of chemicals used in fire-crackers from the samples collected from the ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express which caught fire on Monday last, killing 34 passengers till date. The experts are, however, are not forthcoming whether crackers caused the fire in...
  • TN Express: Cause of fire still a mystery August 2, 2012

    Nellore: Mystery continues to shroud the cause of fire in the ill-fated Tamil Nadu express that claimed 32 lives on Monday even as the investigators doubled their efforts to come to a conclusion on what could have started the fire in the S11 bogie. Though the AP Forensic Science Laboratories...
  • T'puram: Techies turn chefs for a noble cause July 10, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Housed in a makeshift thatched hut was ‘Thattukada Reloaded’ and a few steps ahead was ‘Ustad Hotel'. Kappa and ‘Karimeen pollichathu’ sat alongside yummy chocolate pudding and the ‘Plantain stem punch’ served for a delectable ‘nadan’ thirst quencher. The roofed patio of Bhavani building in Technopark resembled a busy...
  • Another youth commits suicide for Telangana April 2, 2012

    Karimnagar: Barely a week after an MBA student from Warangal in Andhra Pradesh allegedly ended his life over separate Telangana state, a 23-year-old youth from the district has committed suicide over "inaction" on part of politicians from the region in pursuing the cause, sources said on Sunday. L Nagaraju of Seethampet...
  • Defense witness: MJ caused own death October 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: With dramatic courtroom testimony, attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor have dropped the bombshell they've been hinting at for months - an expert opinion accusing the singer of causing his own death. Dr. Paul White said Jackson injected himself with a dose of propofol after an initial dose by Dr....