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Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

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Agra Divisional Commissioner hauled up by Green Court

New Delhi: The illegal felling of trees especially around the Taj Mahal is serious, and the NGT isn’t going to let anyone get away with it. A former Agra Divisional Forest Officer had allegedly cut 8,000 trees in Babarpur and around 4,000 trees in 500-metre-radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone. The National […]

How can ‘sinful’ triple talaq be a matter of faith? asks SC

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How can ‘sinful’ triple talaq be a matter of faith? asks SC

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court (May 18) asked Muslim bodies how can a practice like triple talaq be a matter of “faith” when they have been asserting that it is “patriarchal”, “bad in theology” and “sinful”. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also reserved its verdict on a clutch of […]

Sunita Lakra: century of International matches

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Sunita Lakra: century of International matches

Pukekohe (New Zealand): Question for sports-loving readers: Who is Sunita Lakra? You have heard of her, right? India’s premier defender in women’s hockey has just completed playing 100 international matches. India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the […]

When the weather turns killer …

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When the weather turns killer …

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) Rains brought grief as well as relief in north India with seven persons killed in weather- related incidents in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich even though Odisha continued to sizzle in the intense summer heat. According to District Magistrate of Bahraich, Ajay Deep Singh, “As many as five persons died in Mihipurwa […]

‘Triple Talaq’: Supreme Court will decide very soon!

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‘Triple Talaq’: Supreme Court will decide very soon!

New Delhi,:  The Supreme Court said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims as the Centre insisted that deliberations on these aspects be held as well. (May 15) The observation was made when Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, said the […]

‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

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‘Save adivasis from losing their lands’: Catholic Bishops appeal to President

Over the years, social scientists and tribal activists in India have observed what appears to be a systematic scheme to move tribal people off their lands. Human rights organisations and a broad segment of social workers have observed how in the past few years, tribal communities are being systematically alienated from their traditional land holdings, […]

Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

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Elephant in the room? No Jumbos in Jharkhand!

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand:  A three-day synchronised elephant census is going on  in four  states of Jharkhand, Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh today to avoid duplication and arrive at a more accurate count for the first time in India. Part of the 7th All India Elephant Census under Project Elephant, the census is deploying an identical set of […]

Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

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Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused of committing a crime cannot be arrested and this legal position obviates the need for them to seek anticipatory bail. The ruling was given by a division bench of justices S Nagamuthu and Anita Sumanth, which had been tasked by the then Chief Justice […]

SC wants clarity on 25 percent School Admission Quota

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SC wants clarity on 25 percent School Admission Quota

New Delhi: Shouldn’t the smaller private schools be servicing the poor in the neighbourhood? There should be a clear policy that mandates that the 25 percent quota for poor students should be for the neighbourhood schools and not just for reputed private schools far from home. The Supreme Court has sought response of the Centre […]

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 […]

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