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Defaulting credit cards will attract 49% interest now

  On 04 February 2009 at 05:59

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed MNC banks to charge hefty penal interest up to 49% on defaulted credit card payments, ending the respite that lakhs of card holders have had since September last year when the National Consumer Disputes Red ...

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SC does a U-turn, says bandhs OK in democracy

  On 04 February 2009 at 05:58

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Tuesday termed bandhs as legitimate means of expressing people's feelings in a democracy, reversing a trend judiciary has followed since 1997 when it had come down hard upon political parties for causing inconvenience to t ...

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Deep-rooted insecurity led Mohala to create hijack drama: Experts

  On 03 February 2009 at 07:15

NEW DELHI: Jitender Kumar Mohala could be suffering from what psychiatrists call a frustration aggression syndrome. Mohala was arrested on Sunday night and was sent to jail for 14 days for creating a hijack scare on board an Indigo flight, leading to ...

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SC puts states on notice over population control

  On 03 February 2009 at 07:12

Appalled by the indifference of state governments to the implementation of the national population policy to tackle the problem posed by rapid population growth that put dwindling food stocks under strain, the Supreme Court on Monday put their chief ...

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Kissing in public by married couple not obscene: HC

  On 03 February 2009 at 07:11

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has stayed criminal proceedings against a couple wondering how and why an "expression of love by a young married couple" in this case allegedly by stealing kisses in public should attract the charge of obscenity. Justi ...

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CEC's letter accuses Chawla of leaking info

  On 03 February 2009 at 07:10

NEW DELHI: Strange as it may sound but election commissioner Navin Chawla was in favour of issuing notice to Sonia Gandhi on her `Maut ke Saudagar' speech but did not want the outside world to know it. In fact, the entire event is part of the CEC's l ...

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CHEAP CHINESE MOBILE - SECURITY THREAT TO INDIA

  On 02 February 2009 at 18:35

Cheap Chinese mobile phones are posing as a security threat to India as unlike proper, branded handsets, these duplicate copies have fake International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. They are also eating into earnings of branded manufacture ...

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RECOMMENDATION OF CEC - SHOCKING CONSTITUTIONAL OVERREACH

  On 02 February 2009 at 18:29

Shocking constitutional overreachThe “recommendation” of Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopalaswami to the President that Election Commissioner Navin Chawla should be removed on the ground of bias is a gross constitutional overreach that is shocking ...

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How legal is CEC's googly?

  On 01 February 2009 at 05:41

NEW DELHI: The timing of CEC N Gopalaswami's recommendation for the removal of his likely successor Navin Chawla is no doubt suspicious as it has been made barely three months before the general election and his own retirement. But the legal controve ...

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EC splits; Naveen Chawla to be dismissed

  On 01 February 2009 at 05:39

New Delhi, Jan 31: The Election Commission has been spilt just few weeks before the LokSabha elections, according to a report in the national daily, Hindu. The report further states that the Central Election Commission has recommended the dismissal o ...

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