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Amid crisis in K’taka, CM ready for trust vote

Bengaluru: In a surprise move amid the existential crisis faced by his government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday announced he would seek a trust vote to end the ‘confusion’ caused by resignations of rebel MLAs while asserting he was “ready for everything”. Making the announcement in the state assembly, Kumaraswamy said he has ‘voluntarily’ decided to seek the …

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Rains claim 7 lives in North East

New Delhi: Heavy monsoon showers triggered floods and landslides in parts of the Northeast, where at least seven people died Friday and over four lakh in Assam were affected by a raging Brahmaputra, while rain-related incidents claimed 14 lives in Uttar Pradesh in past nine days. However, the national capital’s wait for the rain continued as it witnessed a hot …

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CPWD to erect water conservation structures in 136 govt colonies across country

New Delhi: In a major exercise to increase water table in government colonies, the Central Public Works Department will erect water conservation structures, including rainwater harvesting systems, in 136 residential areas across the country.  According to the plan, the CPWD, the prime construction agency of the central government, will dig pits to conserve water through which water table will be …

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India, Pak teams to meet tomorrow to discuss Kartarpur Corridor issues

New Delhi: Delegates from India and Pakistan will meet at the Attari-Wagah border on Sunday to discuss various issues related to the Kartarpur Corridor, including connectivity at the Zero Point and the number of pilgrims to be allowed, government sources said Friday. India will also raise its concerns over the security aspect, they added. New Delhi had earlier conveyed its …

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Ayodhya: SC seeks status report on mediation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday sought a report on the “progress of mediation” in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya and said a day-to-day hearing may commence from July 25 if the court decides to conclude those proceedings. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi requested former apex court judge …

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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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