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More time granted in Paes-Rheamaintenance case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday granted one year to a family court for adjudicating the dispute between ace tennis player Leander Paes and his estranged live-in partner Rhea Pillai in a maintenance case. The family court judge in a letter written to the top court had sought extension of time for completing the proceedings in the case. A …

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Activists slam Bill amending RTI Act

New Delhi: Lawmakers, former information commissioners and activists on Monday condemned a Bill amending the RTI Act which was passed in the Lok Sabha, saying it would “undermine the independence of information commissions.” Social activist Aruna Roy, who fought a long battle to bring in the transparency law in 2005, said it was a regressive move aimed at undermining the …

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Panel to assess damage due to sand mining in Kerala

New Delhi: Taking note of excessive sand mining in Alappad, a coastal village in Kerala, the National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to determine compensation to be recovered for damage to the environment by unsustainable illegal mining. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted the committee comprising  representatives from the Central Pollution Control Board  and …

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Govt presents 50-day report card

New Delhi: Presenting a report card after completing 50 days in office, the Modi government on Monday said it is already “walking the talk” on the promise of rapid development and the pace of reform in its second term has increased as compared with the previous tenure. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar presented the report card and achievements of …

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Modi govt 2.0 sets sights on making India US$ 5 trillion economy

New Delhi: The Modi government has underlined its priorities in the first 50 days of its second term, setting sights on making India a US$ 5 trillion economy and hitting the ground running on spurring growth. Two persons in the know of the government policy making said the dispensation truly feels that transformative changes can be brought about only through …

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Rains lash Kerala: 4 dead, 3 missing

Thiruvananthapuram: Four persons have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as rains continued to lash Kerala, with red alert being sounded in Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur districts of the state till July 23. The body of Sahayaraju (55), one of the missing fishermen from Tamil Nadu, was found in Kollam district. Two other fishermen …

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Adityanath meets affected families in Sonbhadra

Sonbhadra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday met the families of Gond tribals killed in a clash here over a land dispute four days ago and announced several steps including enhanced compensation and time-bound completion of inquiry. Targeting opposition parties, Adityanath alleged the agricultural land on which tribals used to practice traditional agriculture was registered “in the name …

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Weidong vows to work for better Sino-India ties

New Delhi: Newly appointed Chinese envoy to India Sun Weidong arrived here Sunday, and resolved to work for building better ties between the two Asian giants. Sun’s immediate priority will be to coordinate with the Indian government for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in India in October. “Just arrived at Delhi …

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Govt asks SC collegium to rethink its pick to head Andhra HC

New Delhi: The government is learnt to have asked the Supreme Court collegium to reconsider its recommendation to elevate a judge of the Allahabad High Court as chief justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. While returning the file of Justice Vikram Nath last month, the government did not cite any reason, sources said. This is perhaps the first recommendation …

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Goa gets on to UDAN scheme

PTI New Delhi Eight routes, including the  Goa-Mysore, Mysore-Goa, under regional connectivity scheme UDAN have become functional since Friday, taking the total number of operational routes to 194, the civil aviation ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The ministry had launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme on October 21, 2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and …

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