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No more moral policing? Cops to scrap public indecency section from Bombay Police Act

Mumbai police harassing couples has become quite a cultural meme but not anymore. According to a report in Mid Day, the cops will no longer use Section 110 (public indecency) of the Bombay Police Act 1951. The act has been used time and again to harass couples. In one such case, the cops had detained […]

LJP leader Chirag Paswan supports Nitish Kumar’s liquor ban decision

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PATNA(ANI): Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan on Thursday said his party welcomes the decision of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to ban liquor in the state. “During his previous tenure as chief minister, we saw an increase in liquor prices in the state. The numbers of liquor shops opened in the past 10 years […]

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Haryana: Dalit man, daughter forced to eat cow dung, assaulted,NHRC sends notice to Haryana govt

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New Delhi(PTI): The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Haryana government over alleged acts of atrocity against a Dalit family in Haryana’s Hisar and called for a report in the matter within two weeks. The Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that in Muzadpur village of Hisar district, some […]

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Indian-origin Antonio Costa becomes Prime Minister of Portugal

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Antonio Costa, became the new PM of Portugal after a coalition government of left parties reached the majority mark. Known as ‘Babush’ (boy), Costa was born in Lisbon in 1961. His father was a prominent novelist Orlando da Costa, whose writings included essays on Rabindranath Tagore and who had spent his youth in Goa which […]

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Rajnath Singh’s remarks on ‘secularism’ nonsensical: Justice Sachar

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar on Thursday termed as “nonsensical” Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks that “secularism” was the “most misused” word and it be translated as “panth nirpeksh” in Hindi, even as he expressed surprise that BJP leaders still have not learnt lessons from their drubbing in Bihar polls. […]

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Intolerance debate: India is liberal enough to allow ‘fake and manufactured dissent’ too, says Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI (PTI): The government is open to a debate on intolerance in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday, emphasising India was liberal enough to not only allow dissent but also “manufactured and fake dissent.” Taking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi head-on over his comments on BJP’s governance model, he said Prime Minister […]

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Sebi issues timeline for compliance norms by commodity bourses

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Mumbai(PTI): Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday announced detailed timeline for compliance to various regulations by the commodities derivatives exchanges. The move comes after the merger of commodity markets regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with Sebi in late September. Also read: Forward Markets Commission to be merged with SEBI […]

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No One Has The Right to Ask me What Happens in my Bedroom: Sania Mirza

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Sania Mirza has been known to be vocal off the tennis court and in a no-holds-barred interview with BBC, she spoke of her travails of being a woman in a “man’s world” and also had a word of caution for all those wanting to get intimate details of her family planning aspirations. (Sania Mirza Not […]

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PM Narendra Modi Caught Sleeping During Parliament Session

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New Delhi, Deepu Madhavan: Just a few hours ago India was celebrating the newly coined ‘Constitution Day’; which was endorsed by none other than PM Narendra Modi. Many Indians were also confused how the Prime Minister appeared in India and speaking to people in our own country, but jokes apart he talked about he feeling […]

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SC asks Maharashtra to decide in 2 weeks on licence

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the Maharashtra government to implement its earlier order on dance bars and decide within two weeks the hoteliers’ application seeking grant of licence for running them in the state. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant expressed unhappiness that the state was yet to implement […]

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