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NGT directs NCR states to file ambient air quality data in 2 weeks

New Delhi, Apr 4 : The National Green Tribunal today directed Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to submit ambient air quality analysis data within two weeks. A bench headed by acting NGT chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee  (DPCC) to analyse the data and […]

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Parties draw up fresh strategy for UP council polls

Lucknow, Apr 4 : Fresh calculations are back on the drawing board of Uttar Pradesh politics as the dominant players of the ruling BJP and opposition SP and BSP draw up new strategies for the upcoming state legislative council election. The election to 13 seats of the legislative council will be held on April 26. […]

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I&B cancels fake news norms after PM order

I&B cancels fake news norms after PM order

New Delhi, Apr 3 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ordered the I&B Ministry to cancel its contentious guidelines on fake news after widespread criticism and outcry by journalists and opposition who dubbed these norms an attempt to “muzzle” the free press. Soon after, the Information and Broadcasting ministry issued a statement, saying press release […]

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Opposition tears into govt over fake news guidelines

New Delhi, Apr 3 : Opposition parties today attacked the central government over the now-withdrawn guidelines on fake news, with the Congress saying fascism has touched its peak and the AAP and the CPI(M) likening the prevailing situation to the Emergency. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry yesterday announced measures to contain fake news, saying the […]

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Day after Dalit protests, death toll rises to 11; counter-violence in Rajasthan

Day after Dalit protests, death toll rises to 11; counter-violence in Rajasthan

Jaipur/Bhopal, Apr 3 : Fresh violence broke out in Rajasthan today as a 5,000-strong mob set ablaze the houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits, even as the death toll from yesterday’s nationwide stir by Dalit groups rose to 11 with two more persons succumbing to their injuries in Madhya Pradesh. While […]

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SC declines to stay its SC/ST verdict; to consider Centre's plea soon

New Delhi, Apr 3 : The Supreme Court today said it will consider in detail the Centre’s review petition against its March 20 judgement on the SC/ST Act but declined to keep in abeyance the directions passed by it to deal with the issues of arrest and sanction under the special law. The apex court […]

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Military officials cannot be court-martialed over non-disclosure of assets: Pak SC

ISLAMABAD, Apr 03: The top court upheld on Tuesday a Lahore High Court (LHC) decision outlining that there could not be a court martial of a military official over non-disclosure of financial assets. During the hearing of a review petition against Colonel Munir, indicted in 1999 for non-disclosure of assets, Additional Attorney General Sajid Ilyas […]

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Use of force will lead us nowhere: Pak NSA tells Indian High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD, Apr 03: National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua in a call with Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria discussed the recent worsening situation in Jammu and Kashmir, stated a press release by the Foreign Office. Janjua expressed serious concerns over the ongoing human rights violations in “India-held Kashmir”, saying the use of force will “lead […]

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Sealing: Govt legalising illegalities, traders holding Delhi to ransom: SC

New Delhi, Apr 3 : The Supreme Court today lambasted the government for legalising the illegalities perpetuated so far by protecting illegal construction and now letting the traders hold the capital to ransom by their agitation against the sealing drive. The apex court took strong exception to the protests and ‘dharnas’ by the traders and […]

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Why is PM silent on atrocities on SCs, STs, asks Rahul

Shivamogga (Kar), Apr 3 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “not uttering a word” on the alleged atrocities on Dalits and tribals and “dilution” of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. His remarks at a public meeting here on the fifth leg of his tour of the […]