Courts should "desist" from issuing general directions: SC

22 February 2008 at 11:03

In a strong disapproval of a Supreme Court judge's direction, a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan held that courts should "desist" from issuing general directions affecting executive and legislative policy unconnected to a particular cas

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Govt proposes to increase SC judges from 25 to 30

22 February 2008 at 11:03

The Government proposed to increase the strength of Supreme Court judges from 25 to 30, a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, approved a proposal to increase the number of judges in the apex court, excluding the Chief Justice,

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CBI registers another case against kidney kingpin

22 February 2008 at 11:03

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered another case against multi-crore kidney racket kingpin Amit Kumar and others on Thursday.The case was registered after all relevant papers from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh were handed over to the agen

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BJP holds rally seeking tabling of women reservation bill in Parliament

21 February 2008 at 21:40

Thu, Feb 21 08:55 PMNew Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): With its eye firmly on the women vote bank, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a massive women's rally here on Thursday seeking the tabling of a bill seeking 33 per cent reservation for women in Indian

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I&B ministry issues guidelines for state & district level monitoring committees for tv channels

21 February 2008 at 18:11

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has issued guidelines to define the role of the State and District Monitoring Committees for private television channels. As per the Government of India Order of September, 2005, District and State Level Mon

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All India consumer price index numbers for agricultural and rural labourers

21 February 2008 at 18:11

The All-India Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural Labourers (Base: 1986-87=100) for January, 2008 remained stationary at 413 (Four hundred and thirteen) points while it increased by 1 point to stand at 414 (Four hundred and fourteen) points

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DIRECT TAX COLLECTIONS

21 February 2008 at 18:11

Direct tax collections continued to record a growth of over 40 percent for the 1st April 2007 to 15th February 2008 in the current fiscal. Net direct tax collections stood at Rs.2,28,745 crore, up from Rs.1,61,776 crore during the same period last fi

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AMENDMENT OF THE SUPREME COURT (NUMBER OF JUDGES) ACT, 1956 FOR INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF JUDGES IN THE SUPREME COURT

21 February 2008 at 17:58

The Union cabinet today approved a proposal for introduction of the Bill in Parliament by making an amendment of the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Act, 1956 for increase in the number of judges in the Supreme court to augment the strength of the S

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Signing of bilateral agreement between India & Rusian Federation on Narcotic Drugs

21 February 2008 at 17:31

The Union Cabinet today gave its ex-post-facto approval for the Bilateral Agreement signed on 12th November 2007 at Moscow between India Russian Federation on cooperation to combat illicit trafficking in narcotics, psychotropic substances and their p

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Govt proposes to increase SC judges from 25 to 30

21 February 2008 at 17:28

In a bid to clear the heavy backlog of cases and render speedy justice, Government on Thursday proposed to increase the strength of Supreme Court judges from 25 to 30.A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved

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Avoidance of double taxation between India and Luxembourg

21 February 2008 at 17:28

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on income and on capital between the Government of India and the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxem

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States' power to act against wheat hoarding to get extension

21 February 2008 at 17:28

The Centre has decided to extend the validity of power it granted to state governments, under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, for another six months to enable them take action against hoarding of wheat and pulses.The Union Cabinet gave its appro

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Musharraf urged to go as rivals win Pakistan poll

20 February 2008 at 17:40

Musharraf urged to go as rivals win Pakistan poll Enlarge Photo Supporters of Benazir Bhutto's Pakistan People's Party share sweets to celebrate their victory in the... Tue, Feb 19 06:27 PMPakistani President Pervez Musharraf's opponents won a big el

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Residents of Itanagar dismiss Chinese criticism of Manmahon Singh's Arunachal visit

20 February 2008 at 17:40

Residents of Itanagar dismiss Chinese criticism of Manmahon Singh's Arunachal visit Tue, Feb 19 06:25 PMItanagar, Feb 19 (ANI): People of Itanagar have dismissed Chinese criticism of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visit to the State.Dr. Singh had

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Kidney Connection: Tainted Delhi cop sacked

17 February 2008 at 13:16

Sat, Feb 16 11:15 PMNew Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday went on a hasty damage control mode after evidence of involvement of their personnel in the multi-crore kidney racket came to light and suspended Inspector Ramesh Khatri on allegations of ne

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Govt may issue stamps on SRK, Sachin, Sania

17 February 2008 at 13:16

Sat, Feb 16 06:48 PMCelebrities and national icons can now find immortality through postage stamps during their living years, if the government decides to end the decades long custom of honouring people only posthumously."We are considering a proposa

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Aamir loses case over custody of brother Faisal

17 February 2008 at 13:16

Sat, Feb 16 05:50 PMBollywood actor Aamir Khan lost the legal battle for custody of his mentally ill brother Faisal Khan as a Mumbai court held that Faisal need not be in anybody's custody and can live anywhere he wants.But he requires regular medica

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13 cops killed in Naxal attack in Orissa

16 February 2008 at 20:46

Sat, Feb 16 03:45 PMNayagarh (Orissa): In the biggest ever Naxal attack in Orissa 13 policemen and a civilian have been killed when more than 400 Naxals attacked towns in Orissa.The policemen were killed confronting the 400 odd Naxals who attacked th

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Gunman kills 5, then himself at Illinois college

16 February 2008 at 20:46

Fri, Feb 15 09:17 AMA black-clad man fired into a lecture hall packed with students at an Illinois university on Thursday, killing five people and wounding 18 before shooting himself dead, police and college officials said.The gunman, who police said

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Orissa on high alert after Naxal attack (Update-Naxal attack)

16 February 2008 at 20:46

Sat, Feb 16 07:00 PMNayagarh, Feb 16 (ANI): The Government of Orissa today declared a red alert across the State and ordered an intensive search operation for Naxals involved in the killing of thirteen police personnel, two women, and a civilian in N

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