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Women trainees made to stand naked for physical test in Surat

Surat: Women  trainee clerks of the Surat Municipal Corporation were allegedly made to stand naked together in a room for a medical test at a civic body-run hospital here, prompting authorities to order a probe. Surat municipal commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani on Friday ordered a probe into allegations that around 10 female trainee clerks of the civic body were made to …

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VHP leads Ram Mandir Trust with 9 out of 15 members

New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad  has an absolute majority in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust,  which was formed on the orders of the Supreme Court. As per the rules, out of 15 members of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, 11 key  trustees will be in a decisive role. Of these 11 trustees, nine members are from …

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Not 70 lakh, but 1-2 lakh to attend Trump roadshow

PTI Ahmedabad Less than two lakh people are expected to line up along the 22-km route of the roadshow of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on February 24, an official said on Thursday. The number is much less than what the US president has been claiming. “He (Modi) says between the stadium and the …

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20 die in TN bus tragedy

PTI Chennai A road crash in Tamil Nadu early Thursday left 20 dead and 28 injured as a lorry collided with their bus reducing it to a mangled heap. Police said the accident occurred on the Salem-Kochi highway at Avinashi in Tirupur around 4 am as the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus was proceeding to Ernakulam from Bengaluru. Most …

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More Union ministers to visit J&K

PTI New Delhi A second batch of about 40 Union ministers is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir in April to get first-hand information about various development schemes initiated there by both the central government and the Union Territory administration, officials said on Thursday. The Prime Minister’s Office will decide the composition of the ministerial delegation that will undertake the …

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Article 371 will not be scrapped: Shah

PTI Itanagar Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday dismissed as “misinformation” the talk of repeal of Article 371 of the Constitution, as he reaffirmed the government’s commitment to protecting the unique culture of the North-East. Most states that have special provisions under Article 371 are in the North-East. These provisions are aimed at preserving their cultural heritage and customary …

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SC allows Karnataka plea on Mhadei

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court in its interim order on Thursday allowed the plea of the Karnataka government for implementation of the final award by a tribunal for sharing of water between Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra from the Mhadei river. The interim order was passed by a bench comprising Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hemant Gupta after hearing …

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Won’t move, Shaheen Bagh protestors tell SC interlocutors

PTI New Delhi There were tears and defiance too as the women of Shaheen Bagh poured their hearts out to the two Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors on Wednesday, the first attempt to reach out to those sitting in protest against the citizenship amendment legislation for more than two months. Advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran as well as former bureaucrat Wajahat …

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Trade deal unlikely during India visit, hints Trump

PTI New Delhi/Washington A proposed trade deal between India and the US was not “stuck” and both sides mutually agreed “not to rush” into it, official sources in New Delhi said hours after American president Donald Trump suggested that such a pact may not be sealed during his maiden India visit as he is “saving the big deal” for later. …

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Four ‘malnutrition’ deaths in UP family

PTI New Delhi The NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over a report that a family residing in a village in Basti district has lost four of its members during the last six years allegedly due to malnutrition, officials said on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission has observed that the contents of the news report, …

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