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Bombay HC junks  ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

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Bombay HC junks ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

Bombay (Mumbai): Amid the ongoing hearing by a Bombay High Court bench of a plea against the ban on meat sale during Jain festivals since 2015, another bench recently quashed a 14-year-old bar against mutton vending during Mahavir Jayanti. Government counsel Hiten Venegaonkar gave this information about Justice A S Oka quashing the 14-year-old government’s […]

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 […]

EC freezes AIADMK ‘two leaves’

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EC freezes AIADMK ‘two leaves’

New Delhi: The Election Commission tonight issued an interim order freezing the ‘two leaves’ election symbol of AIADMK, saying both the rival camps cannot use the party symbol as well as its name for the prestigious R K Nagar assembly bypoll, says PTI. After a day-long hearing here, the Commission said since there is little […]

FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

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FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

(Bombay) Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited American fast food chain McDonald’s from selling Coke Zero across its outlets in the state for violating the Food Safety and Standard Regulations. The order was issued after the company was found manufacturing and selling carbonated water–Coca Cola Zero-in loose and unlabelled paper tumblers. […]

Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

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Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

The issues of transgender welfare was raised in the budget session of the Bihar legislature. Thanks to the initiatives of the Bihar government, some 18 transgender students are appearing for Matric and higher secondary level exams this year, and several efforts are being made for the mainstreaming of transgendered people in Bihar, RJD MLA Ejya […]

Contest an Election from Jail, but no right to Canvass: HC

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Contest an Election from Jail, but no right to Canvass: HC

New Delhi:  The right to contest an election from jail does not give anyone the right to be released for campaigning, the Delhi High Court  said ( Feb 27) while rejecting custody parole to MLA Mukhtar Ansari to canvass for himself in the UP assembly polls. “A right to contest the election cannot imply that […]

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Politicians’ Sickening Statements

Sir, The behaviour of politicians and the low level of their statements made have become quite sickening. It is as though basic decency and dignity has been thrown to the winds. The speeches and utterances of the vocal politicians, especially those campaigning in North India nowadays have become ribald, rustic and reactionary. Be they Chief […]

AIADMK drama: Sasikala retaliates, sacks Paneerselvam

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AIADMK drama: Sasikala retaliates, sacks Paneerselvam

Chennai, Feb 7 (PTI) In a quick retaliation after he raised a banner of revolt against her, AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala tonight sacked O Panneerselvam from the top party post of treasurer. She replaced Panneerselvam with Dindigul C Srinivasan, who is also the Forest Minister and is seen number two in the hierarchy […]

Centre will end ‘Triple Talaq’ evil says minister

Centre will end ‘Triple Talaq’ evil says minister

Lucknow:  The Centre is committed to ending the “evil social practice” of triple talaq, Union law minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said  and asked opposition parties to make their stand clear on the contentious issue (Jan 5). “The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot coexist,” he said. “The issue […]

Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

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Sexual Harassment complaints force Governor to resign

Shillong, Jan 26 :  A 67 year old Lech in the Shillong Raj Bhawan? Can it be true? The Governor of Meghalaya, in the face of vocal allegations of sexual misconduct, resigned on the night of Republic Day. He had spent the day in Arunachal Pradesh rather than in Shillong, probably wary of facing embarrassment. […]

Akhilesh ousts Dad as party Chief, promotes him to ‘Patron’

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Akhilesh ousts Dad as party Chief, promotes him to ‘Patron’

Lucknow, Jan 1 (PTI) Ruling Samajwadi Party today finally split with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav being anointed the SP president upstaging his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, who yet again expelled Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years and termed as illegal all decisions taken at a national convention convened by him. The national […]

A Nation is bigger than a Government

A Nation is bigger than a Government

‘You can love your country, without having to love your government’; this quote needs so much attention during our current political scenario. In the last 24 months, the term ‘anti-national’ has been used so often, and unfortunately, without paying any heed to its actual meaning. If you say the movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ should […]

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