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Oppn leaders protest in Parliament over Goa crisis

New Delhi: Opposition MPs from the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Communist Party of India held a protest in Parliament Complex, alleging that the political crisis in Karnataka and Goa was a threat to democracy. A number of top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma, protested near the Gandhi …

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Dedicate one month to stabilise population, says Health Minister

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday urged NGOs to dedicate one month every year to work to stabilise the country’s population, saying it is necessary to improve the quality of life and achieve universal health coverage. “Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes,” Vardhan said, adding this requires everyone to work …

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Opposition MPs write to PM accusing govt of intimidation, coercion

New Delhi: Accusing the govt of “gross abuse of power” over the CBI raids at the residence of noted lawyer Indira Jaising and offices of Lawyers Collective, a group of opposition MPs Thursday wrote to PM Modi to “halt such act of coercion and intimidation”. The CBI carried out searches at Jaising’s residence and offices of Lawyers Collective, an NGO …

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Blood flows through Varuna into Ganga in Varanasi

Varanasi: Blood of illegally slaughtered animals is now flowing into the Varuna River in Varanasi, giving it a crimson colour at some places. This has been confirmed by a panel of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT-constituted Eastern UP Rivers and Water Reservoirs Monitoring Committee (EWP-RWRMC) had taken note of the ‘red water’ during an inspection in January this …

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‘No plans to bring law to regulate appointment, conduct’

New Delhi: There are no plans to bring a law to “regulate appointment and conduct” of Supreme Court and high court judges, Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday. In written reply to a question, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said there is “no controversy” regarding the names recommended by the collegium for appointment as judges of the Supreme Court and …

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K’taka crisis deepens, 2 more Cong MLAs quit

PTI Bengaluru/Mumbai Two more Congress MLAs resigned Wednesday in another jolt to the beleaguered Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka whose survival played out in three cities amid high drama in Mumbai where police detained minister D K Shivakumar, on a mission to woo back a dozen rebels holed up in a luxury hotel. Housing minister M T B Nagaraj and …

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Onus on Pak to create environment for normal relations: govt

PTI New Delhi India has conveyed to Pakistan that it wants normal neighbourly relations with it in an atmosphere free from terror, and the onus is on Islamabad for creating such an environment, the government said in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan listed a number of …

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Cabinet nod to set up single tribunal to adjudicate river water disputes

PTI New Delhi The Union Cabinet Wednesday gave its nod to set up a single, permanent tribunal to adjudicate all interstate river water disputes, subsuming existing nine, with an aim to resolve grievances of states in a speedy manner. Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Cabinet, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said there are nine tribunals functioning …

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Three dead in Assam floods, over 2 lakh affected

IANS Guwahati At least three persons have died in the last 24 hours in floods and landslides in Assam and over two lakh people have been affected, officials said on Wednesday. Two people died due to floods and one person was killed in a landslide here. The situation is expected to worsen as the meteorological department has predicted more rain …

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Man’s heart resumes functioning 18 months after artificial implant surgery

PTI New Delhi In a miraculous turn of events, a 52-year-old man got a new lease of life when his heart resumed functioning almost 18 months after he underwent an artificial heart implant procedure following a cardiac failure. Detecting the recovery, doctors switched off the artificial heart and the man is alive on his original heart now. Iraqi businessman Hani …

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