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No compensation for theft if you don’t file complaints!

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No compensation for theft if you don’t file complaints!

New Delhi, Apr 25 (PTI) The apex consumer commission has set aside lower fora orders asking Railways to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to a couple for their stolen baggage, saying they failed to raise an alarm after the alleged theft. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) also said that the decision of […]

Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

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Goa intrigued by Priest death mystery

Panaji, (Panjim)  Friends of priest-turned-activist Fr Bismarque Dias, who was found dead in 2015, have demanded a proper investigation into the case by the Goa crime branch, including interrogation of the five witnesses. The priest stood up to many anti-social elements and other vested interests who wanted to ruin the ecology of Goa Fr Dias, […]

Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

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Murky use of POCSO for revenge?

A former French diplomat charged with raping his three-year-old daughter in India has been cleared of all charges. Some observers say that the Indian law Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) is becoming a tool for vendetta. Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore, was arrested in 2012 […]

Why women in South Asia are ‘financially flawed’

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Why women in South Asia are ‘financially flawed’

About a month ago (23-24 March) policymakers, private sector actors and civil society representatives from across South Asia, and local and international researchers, came together in Kathmandu to explore ways to use data and evidence-based policy to promote women’s economic empowerment. The four represented nations—Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan—have had varied experiences in this context. […]

Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

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Railways ordered to pay compensation for stolen belongings

New Delhi, Apr 19: If you are an aware consumer, you can get the Railways to compensate you for stolen belongings. A citizen from Haryana didn’t give up, even though the Railway tried all sorts of tactics to weasel out of paying compensation. Read on for more details: Railways has to ensure safety of not […]

AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

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AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

Amaravati, Apr 17 : The Andhra Pradesh Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB)  unearthed assets worth over Rs 6 crore belonging to a chief engineer,according to a PTI report The accused, Bhumireddy Jagadishwar Reddy, currently working on deputation as chief engineer of AP Education Welfare and Infrastructure Development Corporation, has been arrested, ACB Director General R P […]

Nepal President arrives on Friendship Visit

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Nepal President arrives on Friendship Visit

New Delhi, Apr 17 : Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived here today on her first overseas tour, carrying a ‘message of friendship’ for India and to further strengthen bilateral ties. She will hold talks with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explore ways to step up cooperation between the two close […]

Stray cows caused 300 deaths in 30 months, say Punjab Gau Sewa chaps

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Stray cows caused 300 deaths in 30 months, say Punjab Gau Sewa chaps

Jalandhar, Apr 17: Every third day a person dies in mishap due to stray cows roaming on roads in the state, the Punjab Gau Sewa Commission (PGSC) a Press Trust report claimed today. PGSC Chairman Kimti Lal Bhagat said, “In the last two- and-a-half-years, a person died in every three days in road accidents occurred […]

Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

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Prez again stresses the Diversity in Indian Unity, slams communalism

Patna, Apr 17 : Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran struggle, President Pranab Mukherjee said that to keep India united, people must celebrate its diversity. The President said Indians today needed  to fight ‘another take home battle’ : the one  against communalism and all sort of prejudices. “If today India is an emerging developing economy, having highest growth […]

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

Delhi MCD polls: Expulsions and Welcome Parties

New Delhi:  Before the polls, the merry-go-round of politicians switching sides has begun.  The Delhi BJP  expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years (April 15) for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four outgoing councillors Dr Pankaj Singh from Ranhola, […]

SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

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SC asks Gujarat Court to hurry up and record evidence against Asaram

New Delhi, Apr 12:  The Supreme Court today asked a Gujarat trial court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices DY Chandrachud and S K Kaul asked the Surat trial […]

Fuel Prices to fluctuate daily from May

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Fuel Prices to fluctuate daily from May

New Delhi: From May 1, petrol and diesel prices will change every day in sync with international rates, much like what happens in most advanced markets. Here’s progress! Pondicherry, Vizag, Jamshedpur, Udaipur, and Chandigarh will kick off the new rate regime. State-owned fuel retailers Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan […]

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