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‘Govt should take CMs’ views before changing Finance Commission’s terms of reference’

PTI New Delhi Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government should have taken chief ministers’ views before changing the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, adding that unilateralism is not good for federal policy and cooperative federalism. Earlier in July, the Centre changed the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission and mandated the …

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Hindi will attain new heights by 2024: Shah

UNI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Rajbhasha Hindi will attain a new height by the time the 2024 general elections are held. Speaking at the Hindi Diwas function, organised by the Union Home Ministry, Shah said that the Government will promote use of Rajbhasha (Hindi) to all fields including judiciary, medicine and medical …

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Delhi BJP chief writes to Kejriwal opposing odd-even scheme

PTI New Delhi Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to reconsider the move to implement the odd-even scheme again as it would cause problems to the people. This is merely a “gimmick to divert the attention” of Delhiites from core issues as the AAP government has “substantially failed” to deliver and …

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Strike continues for 41st day though restriction eases in Kashmir

UNI Srinagar Even though restrictions were eased, life remained crippled for the 41st day on Saturday in Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A besides dividing the state into two Union Territories on August 5. Strict restrictions imposed in the parts of downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) to prevent demonstrations after Friday prayers have …

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Goa is ‘shining example’ of uniform civil code: SC

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday batted for framing of a uniform civil code  for citizens of the country and rued that no attempts have been made to achieve this object despite “exhortations” by the apex court. The top court observed that Goa is a “shining example” as it has a UCC applicable to all, regardless of religion …

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Interpol issues arrest warrant against Nirav’s stepbrother

PTI New Delhi  The Interpol has issued a red corner notice against Nehal Modi, a stepbrother of Nirav Modi, the prime accused in the US $2-billion PNB scam case, officials said on Friday. They said the global arrest warrant against the Belgian national Nehal Modi (40) has been issued on charges of alleged money laundering being probed by the Enforcement …

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SC tells Goa not to destroy its forest cover

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday told the Goa government that it is not averse to “sustainable development” but forest cover should not be destroyed at any cost. The authorities cannot “destroy” Goa just because it has a forest cover above the national average, the apex court said. It also stated that it is against those politicians who …

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Rape case: Chinmayanand grilled for 7 hours

PTI Shahjahanpur The special investigation team (SIT) probing a post graduate student’s rape allegation against BJP leader Chinmayanand grilled him for seven hours and sealed the bedroom at the former Union minister’s residence here, police sources said on Friday. The SIT, which has been formed on the orders of the Supreme Court, also brought the college student to Chinmayanand’s residence …

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We are all ‘hairy baboons’, say Kashmiris post abrogation of Article 370

PTI New Delhi Sporting a beard may be a growing fashion statement, but for many Kashmiris it has become a sheer compulsion, and to some, a great deal of consternation. Reeling under strict restrictions with no access to communication since August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to end Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate …

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ED seeks additional 5-day custody of Shivakumar

PTI New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday sought in a Delhi court five-day extension of custodial interrogation of Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, arrested in a money laundering case, saying he was evasive in his replies. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar reserved the order on ED›s plea and will pronounce the order shortly.                 Shivakumar, arrested on …

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