Bill introduced in Parliament to amend Indian Council of World Affairs Act

07 March 2008 at 21:59

In an attempt to ensure smooth functioning of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), a bill would be introduced in Parliament soon to amend the Act governing the strategic think-tank."The draft of the amendment was approved by the Union Cabinet,

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Sewage falling into Ganga causing cancer, SC informed

07 March 2008 at 21:59

The Supreme Court has decided to hear the issue of discharge of untreated sewage into the Ganga posing a cancer threat to people living on its banks.Two applications filed in the apex court pointed to threat of deadly diseases afflicting due to domes

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Custodial interrogation essential in Hit-and-run case : HC

07 March 2008 at 21:59

Cancelling the anticipatory bail of the prime accused in the hit-and-run incident involving two highways engineers, the Madras High Court today said certain material factors were not brought to the court's notice when it passed the impunged order gra

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Govt fails to respond to SC notice on tea workers' plight

07 March 2008 at 21:59

The Supreme Court was today informed that the Centre and four tea-growing states have failed to respond to notices issued by it over alleged starvation deaths by workers of tea gardens illegally abandoned by companies.The court was informed that only

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SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger bench

07 March 2008 at 13:49

The Supreme Court has referred the petition challenging the ban on women of 10 to 50 age group from entering the Sabrimala temple in Kerala to a larger bench.A division bench headed by Justice S B Sinha, after hearing the contentions of Kerala govern

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SC reserves judgement on transfer of Sabharwal case

07 March 2008 at 13:49

The Supreme Court has on Friday reserved its judgment on a petition seeking transfer of Prof H S Sabharwal murder case outside Madhya Pradesh. A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and P Sathasivam, however, indicated that the case may be transf

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Soren acquitted in Chirrudih massacre case

07 March 2008 at 08:13

Soren acquitted in Chirrudih massacre case JMM supremo and Lok Sabha MP Sibu Soren on Thursday was acquitted in the Chirrudih massacre of 1975, Jamtara Additional District and Sessions Judge Arun Kumar acquitted Soren and 13 others for want of eviden

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SAARC countries to replicate Right to Information

07 March 2008 at 08:13

SAARC countries to replicate Right to Information SAARC countries have decided to replicate the 'Right to Information' in their countries keeping in view their socio-economical limitations. This was agreed at a two-day conference of 'Forum of Ministe

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Govt recognises public demand for lower home loan rates

07 March 2008 at 08:13

Govt recognises public demand for lower home loan rates New Delhi, Mar 6 (PTI) The government today acknowledged that there is public demand that interest rates on home loans up to Rs 20 lakh should be slashed, but said it is for the banks and RBI

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SC to examine whether Pak national can own property in India

07 March 2008 at 08:13

SC to examine whether Pak national can own property in India Created on : 03/06/2008 7:17:13 PM (NORMAL ) New Delhi, Mar 6 (UNI) The Supreme Court has decided to examine an important issue whether a Pakistani national can have right to property i

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Once awarded for ideal wedding; now jailed for bigamy

07 March 2008 at 08:13

Once awarded for ideal wedding; now jailed for bigamy Created on : 03/06/2008 2:51:55 PM (NORMAL ) Nagpur, Mar 6 (UNI) A man who was twice awarded for solemnising inter-caste marriage and without accepting any dowry has now been convicted for big

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EC to hear claims of MDMK rival to the party name on Monday

06 March 2008 at 19:12

The Election Commission will hear on Monday the claims of rival factions of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) to the name of the party following a split in it.Party chief Vaiko and faction leaders L Ganesan and Gingee N Ramachandran had a

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Office of Profit case: Centre admits exemption list incomplete

06 March 2008 at 13:39

The Centre has accepted in the Supreme Court that the list of offices exempted from coming under the Office of Profit Act needs to be expanded, a virtual admission of its discriminatory approach on the matter so far."The Court is right to say exempti

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PM to convene all-party meet on Women's bill

05 March 2008 at 22:09

With the Left parties and the BJP mounting fresh pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the govt will convene an all-party meeting after 20th March to find political consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill."Time has come to make yet anoth

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HCs to be cautious while quashing 'dowry harassment' cases: SC

05 March 2008 at 22:09

The Supreme Court has said that the special power of High Courts to quash criminal cases related to dowry harassment should be exercised "sparingly, carefully and with caution" as such powers are necessary to do "the right and undo a wrong".The apex

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SC begins final hearing on Venugopal's petition

05 March 2008 at 22:09

The Supreme Court has commenced the final hearing on a petition filed by noted cardiologist P Venugopal challenging his removal as AIIMS Director following the Centre's decision to fix 65 years as the upper age limit for the post.Senior advocate Arun

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Deshmukh seeking legal opinion before action against Thackeray

05 March 2008 at 22:09

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said he was seeking legal opinion before taking action against Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray in the wake of his comments against Biharis and North Indian MPs."If any editorial hurts the sentiments of

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FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IN PRINT MEDIA

05 March 2008 at 12:34

Several Indian companies engaged in publishing newspapers and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs have been allowed to bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) subject to the maximum limit of 26% of their paid up equity capital.A large

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House panel studying proposal on equal status to all ECs

05 March 2008 at 12:27

A proposal to give equal status to all Election Commissioners is part of the electoral reforms which is presently under consideration of a Parliamentary Standing Committee on personnel, public grievances, the Rajya Sabha was informed.Law and Justice

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SC cautions HCs on use of power to quash criminal proceedings

05 March 2008 at 12:27

The Supreme Court has said that the inherent power of High Courts to quash criminal proceedings should be exercised "sparingly, carefully and with caution" as such powers are necessary to do "the right and undo a wrong".The apex court's ruling came w

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