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Bombay HC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, blasts CBI for calling her a threat to national safety

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to activistTeesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. In the event of their arrest, they should be released on a bail of Rs 20,000 each and sureties of the same amount said Justice Mridula Bhatkar. The HC rejected CBI’s plea for custodial interogation. The court […]

2007 Samjhauta blasts case: NIA not to challenge bail for Aseemanand in SC, says govt

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has decided not to oppose the conditional bail granted to Swami Aseemanand, chargesheeted in the 2007 Samjhauta blast case, as it did not find any grounds for it. This was stated by Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in Lok Sabha while replying to a written question by […]

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India coordinating with nations for agreement in climate change summit: Javadekar

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India is coordinating with various countries to ensure an “equitable and balanced” agreement at the forthcoming UN climate change summit in December, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today. He also said the government was in the process of finalising its post-2020 Climate Action Plan to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), […]

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Malegaon blasts: PIL in Supreme Court accuses NDA govt of influencing trial

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Accusing the NDA government of trying to interfere with the functioning of the prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case by exerting “pressure” on her to “go soft” on the accused, an activist on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a fair trial “as the executive is attempting to influence the judicial system”. The PIL […]

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RSS headquarters in Nagpur now guarded by CISF jawans

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A contingent of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday took over the security of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) headquarters, ‘Hedgewar Bhawan’ in Mahal area in Nagpur. CISF will also provide ‘Z plus security cover’ to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, a source in the organisation said. About 150 personnel, including officers, who arrived last evening […]

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India can boycott Commonwealth meet but we will not invite J-K Assembly Speaker: Pakistan

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Refusing to budge from its stand, Pakistan has said come what may it will not invite the Speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Islamabad and if India boycotts the meeting it is “their choice”. Pakistan will not invite the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to the […]

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Actors Nivin Pauly, Nazriya bag Kerala State Film Awards

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Young actor Nivin Pauly shared the best actor title with upcoming Sudev Nair while Nazriya Nazim was adjudged the best actress in the 45th Kerala State Film Awards, announced here today Jayaraj-directed Ottal, which recently bagged national award in the best environment film category, was selected as the best feature film by the nine-member jury […]

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2005 Ashes-winning England side better than 2015’s: Pietersen

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London, Aug 11(IANS) – Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen has hailed his side’s Ashes win against win against Australia as brilliant, but not as good as the one he won the coveted series with in 2005 which had stronger batting and bowling, and a tougher Australia team to overcome. 2005 Ashes-winning England side better than […]

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Indian children youngest to reach Everest base camp

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Kathmandu, Aug 11(IANS) – Two children from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have set a record for being the youngest climbers to reach Mount Everest base camp, a media report said on Tuesday. Indian children youngest to reach Everest base camp Accompanied by their parents, Gwalior-based siblings Kandarp Sharma, 5, and Ritvika, 8, reached […]

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Bill on GST introduced in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus

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New Delhi, Aug 11(IANS) – Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday introduced a constitutional amendment bill to enable implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) in the country in the Rajya Sabha amid ruckus on Tuesday. Bill on GST introduced in Rajya Sabha amid ruckus The bill was introduced in the house after a […]

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