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Triple talaq to cost SC vacation

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

More than half the total strength of judges in Supreme Court will be working this summer vacation as Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar on Thursday disclosed that three Constitution Benches will sit through the summer break beginning May 11. One of the issues up for consideration is the...

LS passes Finance Bill without changes

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking suggestions from political parties on bringing transparency in electoral funding, Parliament approved the Finance Bill on Thursday after the Lok Sabha rejected the amendments passed by the Rajya Sabha. The Upper House’s amendments regarding the curbing of powers of tax officers and ceiling on...

Just following NGT order, Yogi tells traders

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

After a fruitful meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Thursday, All India Jamiatul Quresh (AIJQ) on Thursday decided to end the 10-day-long strike against the crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses. However, the meat shops will open after Navratri as they have to fulfil the requirements for...

‘Youth storming encounter sites committing suicide’

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

The Jammu & Kashmir police chief on Thursday asked the youth to desist from the practice of storming encounter sites to pelt stones at the security forces during raging gun battles with terrorists. He described the practice as tantamount to committing suicide. “In the encounter even security forces take cover...

Kenyan lady lied about assault: SSP

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | Greater Noida

The complaint lodged by a Kenyan woman alleging that she had been pulled out of a cab and assaulted in Greater Noida in the wee hours of Wednesday, turned out to be false as police on Thursday denied any such incident took place. They produced the driver of the taxi...

Huge discounts on bikes to clear BS-III stocks

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

It is raining discounts for consumers as two-wheeler majors Hero MotoCorp, HMSI, Bajaj Auto and Suzuki Motorcycle are offering discounts of up to Rs22,000 on BS-III models to liquidate stocks. Even superbike brands are offering heavy discounts on bikes across dealerships a day after the Supreme Court banned sale and registration...

Slaking cobra’s thirst, all in a day’s work for some

Friday, 31 Mar 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | BENGALURU

A video of a parched King Cobra drinking water from a plastic bottle at Kaiga township in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has gone viral and has caused a sensation on the social media with the imagination of people running wild. The video shows one man holding the snake’s tail to...

‘Health more vital than bottom line’

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

Holding that the health of citizens is far more important than the commercial interests of automobile manufacturers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale and registration of vehicles which are not compliant with Bharat Stage-IV (BS-IV) fuel emission norms from April 1 across the country. The decision was eagerly awaited...

SIAM: Order will be respected but at same time it’s frustrating

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

After the Supreme Court on Wednesday imposed a ban on sale of BS-III vehicles from April 1 when the BS-IV emission norms for vehicles come in force, automobile companies body, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said it would abide by the order of the apex court but at the...

Goons force vegetarianism on all

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017 | Staff Reporter | GURGRAM

Around 500 meat shops, including an outlet of popular fast food chain KFC in Gurugram Sector-14, were forcibly closed down by men claiming to be Shiv Sena activists on Wednesday. They insisted that meat sale would not be allowed during Navratri, the nine-day festival when Hindus fast and eat only...


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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Hridya Naryan Dikshit elected speaker of UP Assembly

31 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Hridya Naryan Dikshit was elected Speaker of the 17th Assembly unopposed on Thursday. His election was announced by Protem Speaker Fateh Bahadur Singh and later Leader of the House and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary escorted Dikshit to the Speaker’s chair...

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