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Health, WCD ministries to work for women, children welfare

New Delhi: The ministries of Health, and Women and Child Development (WCD) have identified the areas of convergence for enhancing nutrition and health of women and children, and to collaborate at a meeting, here on Tuesday. The discussion focused on health and nutrition targets for women and children to achieve the global goal. Laying out the context of the meeting, …

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PPF Scheme 2019: Account will not be liable to attachment

New Delhi: The Union government has notified new Public Provident Fund (PPF) rules under which the amount in the PPF account will not be liable for attachment. The new rules called, Public Provident Fund Scheme 2019, have replaced all the previous PPF rules with immediate effect. Under the new rules, the amount in PPF account will not be liable to …

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Life without internet, social media in Guwahati

Guwahati: Guwahati resident Ali Akbar plays cards at home for amusement and does workouts in leisure time these days to beat boredom.  The good old deck of cards is back in vogue in many households in the city whose people have been living without mobile internet since December 11 evening.  “I used to play games online, or surf Facebook or …

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Setback to India, China on carbon markets

New Delhi: India, China, Brazil and some other developing countries have failed to convince the world at the UN climate change negotiations named COP25 to evolve rules for trading internationally their carbon credits which help nations decarbonise economies at lower cost. Almost 200 countries failed to agree unanimously on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement rulebook concerning the carbon markets …

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Oppn seeks judicial probe into Jamia brutality

PTI New Delhi Congress and other Opposition parties on Monday condemned the police “brutality” against students of Jamia Millia Islamia and demanded a probe by a Supreme Court judge into incidents of students being thrashed in the campus. Senior leaders of the Congress, Left parties, SP and RJD addressed a press conference, saying the police action on students inside the …

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Kuldeep Sengar convicted in Unnao rape case

PTI New Delhi A Delhi court convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Monday for raping a woman in Unnao in 2017 saying the victim’s testimony was “truthful and unblemished” against a “powerful person”. The court convicted Sengar for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act for offence by a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault …

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PROTESTS GRIP NATION

PTI New Delhi Several protests – some peaceful, some violent – erupted across India on Monday against the police crackdown in Jamia Millia Islamia here and the controversial citizenship law as students and political leaders took to the streets, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called these protests “deeply distressing” and appealed for peace. The lines between anger at the …

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Centre says refugees will not get Indian citizenship automatically

PTI New Delhi No refugees belonging to Hindu and other five communities coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be given Indian citizenship automatically but only after fulfilling the necessary criteria, a senior home ministry official said on Monday. The clarification on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act came amidst widespread protests in different parts of the country against the legislation. “The …

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SC takes serious note of violence

PTI  New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday took serious note of rioting and destruction of public property during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country and said that “violence must stop immediately”. The top court said it, prima facie, does not think court can do much in the matter as it is a law and order problem …

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SC directs Centre, states to appoint information commissioners in 3 months

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court Monday directed the Centre and state governments to appoint information commissioners within three months in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the State Information Commissions (SICs), and said there was a need to evolve guidelines to stop misuse of the Right to Information Act. It also directed the authorities concerned to put on website …

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