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Cabinet approves bill to provide 10% reservation

PTI New Delhi The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to provide up to 10 per cent reservation to Jammu and Kashmir’s economically weaker sections in jobs and educational institutions. A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, an official statement said. The approval “would pave …

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Congress will fight strongly for justice: Priyanka

PTI New Delhi Asserting that the Congress will strongly fight for justice to the Unnao rape survivor, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said the harassment of the young woman’s entire family was not possible without protection from those in power. Amid the uproar over the road accident case of the Unnao rape survivor, Priyanka Gandhi also said …

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Finally, Parliament passes bill criminalising triple talaq

PTI New Delhi In a big victory, the Modi government on Tuesday secured Rajya Sabha’s clearance for the landmark triple talaq bill helped by support from the BJD, walkout by BJP allies JD-U and AIADMK and some abstentions to get Parliament’s approval for the contentious legislation. The passage of the Muslim women (protection of rights on marriage) bill that makes …

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CCD founder Siddhartha missing; massive search on

AGENCIES Bengaluru/New Delhi The police have launched a massive search for Café Coffee Day   founder V G Siddhartha, suspected to have committed suicide by jumping into the Netravathi river near Mangaluru.  “Search is on since morning. Siddhartha is suspected to have jumped into the river from a bridge on way to Mangaluru from Ullal on Monday night,” Mangaluru police commissioner …

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3 days into power, Yediyurappa scraps Tipu Jayanti

PTI Bengaluru The BJP government in Karnataka on Tuesday scrapped the birth anniversary celebrations of the controversial 18th century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, Tipu Sultan, annual event the party had been opposing since 2015 when it was launched during the Congress rule. Within three days after coming to power, the Yediyurappa government issued an order cancelling the ‘Tipu …

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‘No political vendetta against Kamal Nath’s nephew’

PTI New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Tuesday dismissed before a Delhi court the allegations of ‘political vendetta’ against Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, for being probed in connection with a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam. Puri is an industrialist who is running business and is being probed as he is …

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Everything normal in Kashmir, don’t pay heed to rumours: Governor

PTI Srinagar Seeking to put to rest speculations about a possible “major development” in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday that “everything is fine, everything is normal” and rejected as “invalid” government orders that had generated panic in recent days. A series of government orders, including the one which spoke of prolonged law and order situation, …

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Sanjay Sinh resigns from Congress, RS; to join BJP

PTI New Delhi Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Sinh, an Amethi royal and a close associate of the Gandhi family, resigned from the Congress on Tuesday and said he would join the BJP, asserting that he will support Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the nation is behind him. Sinh, a Congress member of the Rajya Sabha from Assam, also resigned from …

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100th warship commissioned by Indian Navy, built by GRSE

IANS Kolkata A landing craft utility (LCU) – the 100th warship built by the Kolkata headquartered Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) – was commissioned by the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam on Monday, marking a big milestone in the shipyard’s history. The sixth of the eight Mark-IV LCUs was commissioned by Eastern Naval Command chief, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain …

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SC notice to Centre on plea over identity of rape accused

IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a petition seeking to frame guidelines for protecting the identity of undertrials accused in rape cases till the completion of trial or until proven guilty. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai was hearing a public suit filed by advocate Reepak …

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