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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shiv Sena’s intimidation tactics are reprehensible: Congress

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Shiv Sena’s intimidation tactics are reprehensible: Congress

New Delhi: Shiv Sena members rooting for the unruly MP Gaikwad who assaulted an airline employee with a slipper, tried to intimidate the civil aviation minister. The Congress termed as “reprehensible” the action by Shiv Sena MPs in Lok Sabha and hoped it would not be repeated (April 6). Shiv Sena members, including Union Minister […]

Cash ban leads to less cash withdrawal, trouble ahead?

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Cash ban leads to less cash withdrawal, trouble ahead?

New Delhi: Cash withdrawal has been falling rapidly, post demonetisation, as borne out by the fact that it is down to Rs 32,500 crore in the week to March 24 from a peak of Rs 52,800 crore for the week ended January 13, says a report. According to SBI research report Ecowrap, even in the […]

Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

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Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

New Delhi:  The apex consumer commission has directed a hospital in Chennai to pay Rs three lakh for medical negligence which led to the death of a 15-year-old boy in 2000. The boy was treated for two days for measles, when he, in fact developed TEN disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a potentially life-threatening […]

Gandhi ‘bahus’  endorse tax free Pads

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Gandhi ‘bahus’ endorse tax free Pads

New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins. It may be mentioned that BJP minister Maneka Gandhi has also supported the idea of removing taxes on the item. Mrs Gandhi recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. […]

Governor vs Assembly in Pondicherry

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Governor vs Assembly in Pondicherry

Puducherry (Pondicherry): Hours after Chief Minister V Narayanasamy termed the Assembly Speaker’s ruling over replacing a top civic official as “final”, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi again said the transfer order was invalid. She said an officer appointed by the Lt Governor can be removed only by the Lt Governor. “The order of transfer of Municipal […]

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New ‘tamper-proof EVMs’ in pipeline?

New Delhi, Apr 2: The Election Commission is set to buy next generation EVMs that become “inoperable” the moment attempts are made to tinker with it, a move which comes amid claims by some parties that the machines were tampered with during the recent assembly polls. The ‘M3’-type electronic voting machines (EVMs) are also equipped […]

Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

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Opposition parties question Electronic Voting machine use

New Delhi: A lot of people, who at first took Maywati’s comments with a pinch of  salt (She is the Bahujan Samaj leader whose party did miserably in the recent elections in Uttar Pradesh), are now shocked that an electronic voting machine appeared to be grossly inaccurate, favouring the BJP party symbol!  At first the […]

Censor slashes Bangla film on demonetization

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Censor slashes Bangla film on demonetization

Calcutta: This is no April Fool’s joke. The Censor Board’s regional office has recommended six cuts for Bengali film “Shunyota” themed on the effects of demonetisation on the common man. Confirming this, director Suvendu Ghosh told a wire service that the CBFC recommended six cuts in his film. He has no choice but to “abide […]

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