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Supreme Court to decide if courts can add word ‘rigorous’ to life term

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Supreme Court to decide if courts can add word ‘rigorous’ to life term

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the question whether courts are statutorily empowered to make life imprisonments tougher for the convicts by adding the word “rigorous” (harsh) to life sentence as the law does not provide for this. A bench comprising justices AK Sikri and RK Agrawal considered a submission which said that neither […]

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Railways suspect foul play in derailment of Hirakhand Express train

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Railways suspect foul play in derailment of Hirakhand Express train

Railways on Sunday suspected that tampering of the track near Kuneru station led to the derailment of nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. “There is a strong indication of tampering with the track as the area is known to be a Naxal-prone zone and as Republic Day is approaching. Foul […]

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Jallikattu takes place in many parts of Tamil Nadu amid protests for permanent solution

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Jallikattu takes place in many parts of Tamil Nadu amid protests for permanent solution

The ongoing protest may have spelled curtains for the state-sponsored Jallikattu event at Alanganallur in Madurai, but that did not prevent people from holding the event in other parts of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam, who was expected to inaugurate the Madurai event, decided to return to Chennai after protesters […]

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Black money in BMC polls under I-T lens

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Black money in BMC polls under I-T lens

As candidates launch their campaigns for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, organise rallies and woo voters by distributing freebies, 15 income-tax officials (ITOs) will be keeping an eye on these politicians in a first for the state. The ITOs will not only scan expenditure accounts and employ accountants to track expenses, they will also […]

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Mumbai civic polls: No breakthrough after Round 3 of BJP-Sena talks

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Mumbai civic polls: No breakthrough after Round 3 of BJP-Sena talks

Another round of seat-sharing talks between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, apparently at the behest of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, failed to break the deadlock . The third round of talks between representatives from both parties did not take off after both realised it was difficult for them to reach an amicable […]

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Toddler falls from 14th-floor window at Bandstand, dies

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Toddler falls from 14th-floor window at Bandstand, dies

A 21-month-old boy fell to his death from a 14th-floor window of a building at Bandstand in Bandra (West) on Saturday. The incident took place around 9am when Soham Chanabasawa Balate was playing in the sitting room of the apartment on the 14th floor of Sea Bird building. While his parents and grandparents were present […]

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Local tours hold holidayers back for Republic Day weekend

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Local tours hold holidayers back for Republic Day weekend

Andheri resident Pankaj Dogra is among the several young professionals who have planned a small vacation starting January 26 (Republic Day). But unlike his other trips, this one does not entail much travelling and will be without bags. The 32-year-old techie will kick off his holiday at the Mike Posner acoustic concert in Mumbai. For […]

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Ahead of Republic Day, Maharashtra ATS requests citizens to stay alert

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Ahead of Republic Day, Maharashtra ATS requests citizens to stay alert

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has issued an alert ahead of Republic Day as security agencies are taking no chances in the wake of recent threats from the Islamic State (IS). Officials from the ATS department claimed that following the recent Pathankot attack, any terrorism outfit could attack crowded places in the city, due to […]

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Want a surgery at AIIMS? Wait could be four years

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Want a surgery at AIIMS? Wait could be four years

Rajkumari Misra, 42, passed away in November last year after waiting for almost 11 months to get radiation therapy and surgery for her uterine cancer at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). In the time she waited for a radiation therapy date at AIIMS, Misra’s cancer metastasized and spread to other organs in […]

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Plan to reduce DTC bus fares, offer free rides unlikely to take off

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Plan to reduce DTC bus fares, offer free rides unlikely to take off

The Delhi government’s proposal to reduce bus fares and offer free rides to students, widows and the elderly is unlikely to take shape as questions have been raised about its financial viability. The plan appears to be in cold storage a week after Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal returned the file seeking clarifications on the financial […]

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