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Centre will amend Constitution to scrap collegium

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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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Gays rights should be protected

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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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India wait for rains

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Water levels in India’s reservoirs have gone down drastically due to poor rains and if the monsoon doesn’t pick up soon, this could lead to a power crisis on a national scale. The Central Water Commission’s latest report shows water ...

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Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader

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A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The ...

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Hindu Munnani leader murdered in TN

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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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NDA stand on Rajiv killers

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Keeping aside political differences, the NDA government has decided to maintain the UPA regime’s stand in the Supreme Court and oppose on Tuesday Jayalalithaa government’s February 19 decision to release seven life imprisonment convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case by ...

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Strong army necessary for peace- Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has accorded highest priority to the modernization of defence forces as strong security was necessary for an atmosphere of peace, amity and harmony in the country. He was addressing a “Sainik Sammelan” ...

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Judges’ appointment

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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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No bikini ban on Goa’s beaches

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Goa chief minister ManoharParrikaron Wednesday ruled out banning wearing of bikinis on the state’s beaches, a day after a minister in his government advocated such a measure, but said drinking of liquor in public places will be prohibited. “Goa government does ...

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RSS joins BJP’s workshop for first-time MPs

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RSS on Sunday joined in the second and last day of workshop for over 150 first-time BJP MPs here, with Sangh ideologue Suresh Soni addressing the new parliamentarians. Soni, who is the RSS points person with BJP, is one of ...

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