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  • US seeks clarification from India on Ford Foundation issue 6 hours 8 minutes ago

    Washington: The United States on Sat expressed concern over India's crackdown on Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, and said it is seeking "clarification" on the action. "We are aware that the (Indian) Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the registration of Greenpeace India and has placed the Ford Foundation on a prior permission...
  • Bill to repeal 758 irrelevant Acts introduced in Lok Sabha 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A bill to repeal 758 Appropriation Acts which have lost relevance and are clogging the statute books was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday by the government amid its keenness to weed out obsolete laws. The bill to Repeal 758 Appropriation Acts, including...
  • Trinamool Congress will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee 20 hours 50 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "We will not support land acquisition bill. We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hungerstrike for...
  • Not a juvenile at 16: Will a change in the law be enough of a deterrent? Yesterday

    A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in a moving bus...
  • Arms act case: Salman Khan asked to appear before court on April 29 Yesterday

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Thursday was given an another chance to present himself before the court of the Chief judicial Megistrate in Jodhpur for recording his statement in an Arms Act violation case. Chief Judicial Magistrate Anupama Bijlani, while allowing his application for exemption from personal attendance on Thursday,...
  • Hardline separatist Masarat Alam booked under Public Safety Act 2 days ago

    Srinagar The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday booked hardline separatist Masarat Alam under the Public safety Act (PSA) and shifted him to a jail outside the Valley. "Yes, PSA warrants were issued against Masarat Alam on Wednesday and the warrants were executed on Thursday. He is being shifted for detention...
  • Tamil Nadu: 8 teachers held for 'forcing' Dalit students to clean toilets for months 2 days ago

    Tirunelveli: Faced with a series of agitations, police on Wednesday arrested eight teachers for allegedly forcing Dalit students to clean toilets in a government-aided high school at a village in the district. Backed by some political outfits, local Dalits have been staging a series of agitations in the past weeks demanding...
  • Minors accused of heinous crimes to be tried as adults as Union Cabinet clears changes to Juvenile Justice Act 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A juvenile in the age group of 16-18 will be tried as adults for heinous crimes after the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to effect. More than two years after a young girl in Delhi was brutalised and murderously assaulted by six people including a minor in...
  • Supreme Court to decide which 5 judges can hear validity of NJAC Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias once again cropped up on Tuesday before a constitution bench of the Supreme Court set up to hear the constitutional validity of the law replacing the appointment of judges by the collegium system. After some of the parties in...
  • Changes proposed by NDA to 2013 Land Act dangerous: Sitaram Yechury 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming as "dangerous" changes proposed by the NDA government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday claimed the Centre's reported plan to hold a joint session to get the amendments cleared is unlikely to materialise in the immediate future. Yechury, who was elected as...
  • Amendment proposed in Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India has proposed to amend the Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In his reply to a question, Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said that the process of reviewing the Act has commenced. Replying to another question, he...
  • No information on cost of Narendra Modi's wardrobe: PMO 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office said it has no information about the cost incurred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wardrobe. Replying to a query under the Right to Information Act, the Prime Minister's Office said it had no record of the information sought by applicant Rohit Kumar. "It is your contention...
  • Judicial appointments should conform to highest standards: President 6 days ago

    Patna: The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy. "The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards....
  • Heavy security across Kashmir as Syed Ali Geelani calls for bandh against Alam's arrest 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's call for bandh in Kashmir valley on Saturday to protest the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam has led to heightened security across the region. Geelani made the bandh call soon after a Jammu and Kashmir court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven...
  • Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen's account, writers question move April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen's Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as "totally unacceptable", eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook's "open" nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. "Since Tuesday my Facebook account has...
  • Gujarat governemnt writes to Home Ministry to probe Teesta's NGO for misuse of funds April 15, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Training its guns against activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat government has written to the Home Ministry to investigate possible violations under Foreign Exchange Management Act by her NGOs. The government has called Setalvad's NGOs proxy offices of Ford Foundation. The Gujarat government has accused Ford Foundation of direct interference...
  • Modi government played truant with Land Act: Oommen Chandy April 14, 2015

    Palakkad: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has played truant with the Land Act floated by the previous UPA government to help farmers. "The UPA government, in order to help the farmer, floated the Land Act, but the Modi government has played...
  • Government notifies new law on judges appointment April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday brought into force a controversial law to appoint members to the higher judiciary, two days before a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hears a clutch of petitions challenging the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act. The notification bringing into effect from Monday the National Judicial Appointments...
  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered April 12, 2015

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • Child Labour Bill must be passed in budget session: Kailash Satyarthi April 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday demanded the government to ensure a complete ban on child labour up to the age of 14, saying that the Child Labour Bill should be tabled and passed during the second half of the Budget session in Parliament. "An amendment...
  • Delhi: High Court reserves order on plea on medical reimbursement of Supreme Court judges April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday reserved verdict on a plea moved by an RTI applicant challenging the single-judge order exempting medical reimbursements of Supreme Court judges from disclosure under the Right to Information Act. "Heard both the party. Order reserved," said a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • RBI notifies hike in FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Wednesday notified government's decision to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector to 49 per cent. "The extant FDI policy for insurance sector has since been reviewed and further liberalised. Accordingly, with immediate effect, FDI in insurance sector shall be permitted up to...
  • CBI seeks power to be the nodal agency to probe big financial frauds April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to secure more investigate power, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday demanded that it should become the nodal agency to investigative big financial frauds. CNN-IBN has accessed details of demands made by CBI to the the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to take up...
  • Supreme Court to decide on maintainability of pleas against NJAC Act today April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its judgement on Tuesday on maintainability of petitions challenging the validity of a constitutional amendment and the NJAC Act, meant to replace the two-decade old collegium system of judges appointing judges. A three-judge bench of justices AR Dave, J Chelameswar and Madan...
  • Gujarat: Gangraped woman files plea in HC to terminate her pregnancy April 6, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A woman, who became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by seven men, filed a plea before the High Court on Monday seeking termination of her pregnancy, stating that her husband may not accept her if she gave birth to the child. Her plea stated that she sought the...
  • Need to re-look laws on juveniles involved in major crimes: SC April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that there was a need to re-examine various laws dealing with juveniles involved in heinous crimes like murder and rape and asked the government to see whether necessary changes could be done to have a deterrent effect. The apex court asked Attorney...
  • Government looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. "The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act...
  • John Oliver's interview of Edward Snowden is something that you should not miss at all April 6, 2015

    John Oliver, in the latest episode of 'Last Week Tonight' did what can possibly be described as the greatest public awareness campaign.In this episode, Oliver talks about the NSA (The National Security Agency), a government organization in the United States of America. The NSA came into news in 2013 when...
  • UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party April 6, 2015

    Dubai: Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday. The Court of Misdemeanours sentenced two men and three women to one year each in prison for having sex outside of marriage, the local media reported....
  • Andhra Pradesh seeks Centre's help for construction of new capital April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over financial issues relating the state including new state capital and Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project. According to state representative K Ramamohan Rao, the Chief Minister sought support from Jaitley for construction of the...