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Two men forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Maharashtra

Aurangabad: Two men were allegedly threatened and forced to chant “Jai Shri Ram” in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad city by some unidentified persons, the second such incident here in the last four days, the police said on Monday. The incident, which took place on Sunday night at Azad Chowk, triggered tension in the area, following which police stepped up security. The police …

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Remaking Coastal Whole

State cannot move without taking coastal people on board THE Goa government might not find it easy to make the people accept Coastal Zone Management Plan 2011. People from various parts of Goa have raised serious objections to CZMP 2011. They point to gross errors in the mapping of coastal land and resources by the agency that was given the …

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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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Give A New Lease Of Life To PSBs

AJIT RANADE THE ownership of banks is actually a very fertile and active area of research in the economics and finance academic professions. The question refers not just to ownership by the government vis-a-vis the private sector, but also between private, domestic and foreign owners. Do banks perform differently depending on who is the owner? For instance, one research paper …

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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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Clubs to seek time – frame assurance from GFA, to bring life to league

PANAJI: The issue of awarding three points to teams because their opponents have disbanded before the League is over and a fixed time frame for the Goa Professional League (GPL) to finish are the two main points to be brought up by managers during the Goa Professional League (GPL) team managers meeting at Goa Football Association (GFA headquarters on Wednesday. …

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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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Pak PM criticises Oppn for promoting dynasties

Washington: Citing the decline of the Mughal Empire in India, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a jibe at the Opposition parties in Pakistan for the country’s current state of affairs and blamed them for promoting dynasties and not merit.     Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician who is on his first visit to the US, addressed a gathering of the Pakistani diaspora in Washington …

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New laws needed to prevent terrorism: Wickremesinghe

Colombo: Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are not adequate to deal with terror attacks like the massive Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Recalling that three months have passed after the country’s worst terror attacks that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on …

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Climate scientists in Kathmandu as Nepal hit by floods

Kathmandu: Amid devastating floods caused by torrential rain that have killed 67 people in Nepal, over 260 climate scientists gathered in Kathmandu to discuss the impact of climate change on the Himalayan nation and assess vulnerability and adaptation measures, the media reported on Tuesday. The scientists and bureau members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from more than …

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