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Akhilesh blames Opposition


Lucknow: A recent spurt in communal violence in Uttar Pradesh has brought the ruling Samajwadi Party in the crosshairs again, not long since it faced criticism over a string of rapes and murders. Accused of ineptness and partisanship, chief minister ...

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In Saharanpur 38 held


An edgy peace reigned over Saharanpur on Sunday following the arrest of 38 people for the violence in which three people were killed and scores injured. The Uttar Pradesh police registered nine FIRs and the state government said it would ...

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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium


With the collegium system of judges’ appointment under fire, the government proposes to end Supreme Court’s monopoly by amending Articles 124(2) and 217(1) of the Constitution to broad-base the process for selection of judges to the SC and high courts. ...

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Badaun rape case


CBI’s efforts to exhume bodies of the two rape victims in UP’s Badaun district failed for the second day on Sunday with gushing waters from the swollen Ganga submerging the graves, prompting the agency to go in for examination of ...

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Bangalore school rape


Facing public anger, police on Sunday arrested a skating instructor in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl at a public school, six days after the outrageous incident was brought to light. As protests demanding answers from the ...

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Gays rights should be protected


Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said the rights of homosexuals, like everyone else’s, should be protected — a statement interpreted as his support for decriminalization of consensual homosexual act between adults. “Everybody has human rights. It is the ...

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Ashok Khemka seeks central deputation


Amid speculation that he may be shifted to the Centre, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had sparked a controversy by questioning land deals of Robert Vadra in Haryana, on Tuesday said he has sent a request for central deputation ...

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Hindu Munnani leader murdered in TN


A 38-year old Hindu Munnani leader was murdered during wee hours on Saturday in front of his house at Sankarankoil near here by three unidentified men, triggering tension in the area, police said. Jeevaraj was a former town secretary of ...

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Judges’ appointment


Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the government has the highest respect for the judiciary, but it has the right to be consulted on the appointment of judges. “We have the highest respect and regard for the institution ...

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DU’s BTech to be 4-year course: UGC


UGC asked Delhi University on Sunday to continue with the four-year BTech programme only for the students admitted during the academic year 2013-14, putting an end to uncertainty following rollback of the controversial FYUP. University Grants Commission (UGC) also asked ...

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