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CJI writes to PM, seeks increase in number of SC judges

PTI New Delhi Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to increase the strength of judges and raise the retirement age of high court judges to 65 years. Gogoi has also urged the prime minister to make tenure appointments of retired apex court judges and high court judges under Articles 128 and 224A …

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India asks Pak to address global concerns on terrorism

IANS New Delhi India on Saturday asked Pakistan to address global concerns on terrorism by taking “credible” and “irreversible” steps, after an international body, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), slammed the country for failing to do enough to check terror financing and warned of action if it does not comply with the requirements in four months. The FATF said Pakistan, …

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Centre authorises relocation of anganwadis

PTI New Delhi The government has authorised states and union territories to relocate anganwadi centres, keeping in view convenience of pregnant women and children, sources said.  The decision was taken to ensure to that there is improved access of anganwadis centres to pregnant women and children, they said. Under the Anganwadi Services Scheme, a total of 14 lakh anganwadi centres …

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International Day of Yoga in Jalandhar

An Indian Army dog unit performs a yoga exercise during the International Day of Yoga in Jalandhar, Punjab, on Friday. The world marked the fifth International Day of Yoga with tens of thousands of people rolling out their mats to stretch and twist, breathe in and breathe out, reach for the skies and bend to touch their toes.

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Sitharaman urges states to achieve growth goals

IANS New Delhi Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday exhorted the states  to implement the direction of economic growth set by the Centre and asserted that no goals  could be achieved unless the states and the Centre worked in cohesion. “No goals can be achieved if the Centre and the states don’t work together. The Centre has the  responsibility …

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Motto of Yoga is peace, prosperity, harmony: Modi

IANS Ranchi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the motto of Yoga is to promote peace, prosperity and harmony. “Yoga has always been associated with peace and harmony. I thank people for adopting Yoga. I urge people to embrace it,” Modi said while addressing over 30,000 people who gathered at Prabhat Tara ground here to participate in the fifth …

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US, UK, France voice concern over Pak inaction against Saeed, Azhar

PTI New Delhi The US, the UK and France are some prominent countries to have voiced concern over Pakistan’s failure to do enough to contain terror funding in its soil and not registering cases against terror masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar under anti-terror laws, sources said Friday. Several countries expressed this view at a meeting of the Financial Action …

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Most RS MPs support private member’s bill for OBC quota in Parliament, Assemblies

PTI New Delhi Cutting across party lines, most Rajya Sabha members Friday supported a private member’s bill, which proposed to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Lok Sabha and state Assemblies to ensure proportionate representation. V Vijaysai Reddy of the YSR Congress party moved a private member’s bill. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (insertion of new articles 330A …

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Four TDP MPs join BJP

New Delhi: In a boost to the BJP, four of the six TDP MPs in the Rajya Sabha joined the party on Thursday and sought merger of the TDP legislature party with it in the Upper House. In a day of fast-paced developments, the four MPs led by their Rajya Sabha leader Y S Chowdary – long seen a trusted …

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Sacked IPS officer gets life term in custodial death case

Jamnagar: A court in Gujarat on Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a custodial death case dating back to 1990 when he was posted as an additional superintendent of police in this district. Bhatt, who earlier made allegations against then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the 2002 Gujarat riots, has been …

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