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Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

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Parents sent to jail for Marriage of underage daughter

Patna: Arrests have started. Bihar gets serious about tackling underage marriages. A middle-aged man was arrested from Samastipur district on Thursday on the charge of marrying a minor girl. A day earlier, a Madhubani court sent the parents of another minor girl to jail on the charge of violating provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint […]

Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

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Withdrawal of Subsidy doesn’t dent Haj numbers

New Delhi, Jan. 16 (Agencies): A record 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the Haj pilgrimage this year from India, despite the government’s decision to withdraw the subsidy, minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. Naqvi said withdrawal of the subsidy is based on a 2012 directive from the Supreme Court to do away […]

Robot to replace Humans in Sewer Cleaning

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Robot to replace Humans in Sewer Cleaning

Thiruvananthapuram : Robots will soon replace men in cleaning up sewer holes in Kerala, ending the age-old practice of manual scavenging in the southern state. ‘Bandicoot’, the robot developed by the startup firm Genrobotics, will be used for cleaning sewer holes. The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)  signed an MoU for […]

JD (U) in Kerala to oppose BJP, join LDF

JD (U) in Kerala to oppose BJP, join LDF

Thiruvananthapuram, : Janata Dal (United) in Kerala, led by M P Veerendra Kumar, is likely to return to the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF as a general consensus in this regard was reached at a party meeting here today. A meeting of the state executive of the JDU met here today and disucssed the proposal to join […]

Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

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Mausmriti or Constitution, asks Jignesh

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Kumar Mevani and others are asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “choose between the Manusmriti and the Constitution”. Against the backdrop of the Dalit protests in Maharashtra after attacks on an event to commemorate the bicentenary of a British-era battle, activists in the capital have sought permission for a youth meeting near […]

To cover up the Aadhar data leak, is the media being hounded?

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To cover up the Aadhar data leak, is the media being hounded?

The media is being threatened again for doing their job. The Aadhaar issuer has filed  a police complaint against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters over an exposé on how the cards’ data were selling for Rs 500. Is the government (official )machinery  deploying intimidation tactics to deter the press from doing its […]

Identity of Children in Conflict with Law cannot not to be disclosed at any time: HC

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Identity of Children in Conflict with Law cannot not to be disclosed at any time: HC

New Delhi:  Identity of a person, against whom a criminal case was lodged when he was a minor, should not be disclosed at any stage of life as it defeats the purpose of juvenile justice law, the Delhi High Court has held. The court said that object of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of […]

‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

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‘Space for Reason and Debate is shrinking in India’

Calcutta (Jan 1) Attempts made to “fabricate and distort history” is a terror of a different nature, , says Professor K M Shrimali,  president general of Indian History Congress, expressing concern over the shrinking space for reason and debate in the country, reports PTI. The sole agenda behind RSS-BJP trying to rewrite history is to […]

Tamil Poet’s family declines Sahitya Akademi Award

Tamil Poet’s family declines Sahitya Akademi Award

The family of noted Tamil poet and dramatist Inquilab has decided to decline the Sahitya Akademi award that has been posthumously conferred on him. Talking to TNM after the awards were announced, the poet’s daughter Dr Amina said that her father would not have accepted the award from a government that ‘does not act against […]

BJP politicos among others booked for ‘Hate Jihad’

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BJP politicos among others booked for ‘Hate Jihad’

Who are these people? They tried to disrupt a legal wedding between two consenting adults in Ghaziabad. Why? Because one was a Muslim, the other a Hindu! BJP  and the PM apparently turn a blind eye to the ‘Hate Jihad’ being spread by its minions. But an upright policeman booked the rabble rousers. Now let’s watch […]

Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

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Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

New Delhi, Dec 21 : The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had been deliberately misled by officials, a special court has decided, while pulling up the CBI for trying to implicate the former prime minister in the 2G fiasco , ‘as their submissions were based on conjectures and speculations alone’. Senior officials at the office […]

Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

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Manipur House pays tribute to Mentor Keishing

Imphal: Manipur Assembly plegded, in memory of the late Rishang Keishing, to work for harmony between the people of the hills and the valleys.  Recalling Congress leader Rishang Keishing’s “relentless efforts” to unite Manipur’s communities, members of the Assembly, cutting across party lines, on Wednesday pledged to maintain communal harmony in the state. The Assembly, […]