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Jharkhand HC stays summons against Rahul Gandhi on defamation complaint

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Jharkhand HC stays summons against Rahul Gandhi on defamation complaint

Ranchi, Jan. 21 (PTI):  The Jharkhand High Court on Monday stayed the summons issued by a lower court against Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a defamation complaint filed by a BJP youth wing member. Justice S Chandrasekhar also issued a notice to the petitioner, Naveen Jha, according to Rajiv Ranjan, counsel for Gandhi. The court […]

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Environment Ministry asks states, UTs not to use plastic for LS poll preparations

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Environment Ministry asks states, UTs not to use plastic for LS poll preparations

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): Ahead of the 2019 parliamentary elections, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has asked all states and union territories (UTs) not to use single-use plastic for poll preparations and to encourage use of alternative materials for election campaign. The ministry also laid down standard guidelines to be […]

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EVM hacking claim: EC asserts ‘foolproof nature’ of its machines, mulls legal action

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on EVM hacking claim: EC asserts ‘foolproof nature’ of its machines, mulls legal action

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): Amid claims by an Indian cyber expert that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be hacked, the Election Commission asserted Monday it firmly stands by “empirical facts about foolproof nature” of its machines and said it is examining as to what legal action “can and should” be taken in the matter. […]

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Life existed 1500 m below Earth 65 mn years ago in India, IIT-KGP discovers

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Life existed 1500 m below Earth 65 mn years ago in India, IIT-KGP discovers

Kolkata, Jan. 21 (PTI): Researchers from IIT Kharagpur have discovered that life existed 1500 metres below the Earth’s surface around 65 million years ago in India as we know it now. The scientists found microbial – bacterial and archaeal – life forms at such depths beneath the Deccan Traps which cover a large part of […]

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98 tribal Christians ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 98 tribal Christians ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism, claims right-wing group

Kailashahar (Tripura), Jan. 21 (PTI): The Hindu Jagran Manch, a Hindu right-wing group, Monday claimed that 98 Christians belonging to 23 tribal families were “reconverted” to Hinduism in Tripura. The people, mostly tea garden workers hailing from Bihar and Jharkhand, had been converted to Christianity in 2010, Tripura unit president of the Hindu Jagran Manch […]

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After Navy, Meghalaya suspends operation to retrieve dead miner’s body

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on After Navy, Meghalaya suspends operation to retrieve dead miner’s body

Shillong, Jan. 21 (PTI):  Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Monday suspended the operation to retrieve the body of a dead miner trapped inside a 370-foot-deep coal mine to avoid disintegration of the decomposed corpse. The state government’s order came a day after the Navy on Sunday suspended the operation to pull the body out […]

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India to talk with Bangladesh on 31 Rohingya Muslims detained in Tripura

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on India to talk with Bangladesh on 31 Rohingya Muslims detained in Tripura

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (PTI): India is likely to hold talks with Bangladesh to send back 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were detained by the Border Security Force (BSF) while attempting to cross over into Tripura, officials said. The Rohingya Muslims are stuck in no-man’s land, beyond the barbed wire fence along the Indo-Bangladesh border in […]

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Centre not keen on safeguarding indigenous people in Assam — Akhil Gogoi

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Centre not keen on safeguarding indigenous people in Assam — Akhil Gogoi

Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi on Monday alleged that the Centre is not keen on safeguarding interests of the indigenous population of Assam, and appealed to people to step up the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s claims […]

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Maintain hard earned peace: Mizoram home minister tells police

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Maintain hard earned peace: Mizoram home minister tells police

Aizawl, Jan. 21 (PTI): Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana Monday urged the state police to maintain the hard earned peace to ensure progress and prosperity. Addressing a passing out parade of cadets at the Police Training School at Thenzawl in central Mizoram’s central Serchhip district, Lalchamliana said that there could be no development without peace. At […]

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Assam govt. committed to safeguard Jati, Mati, Bheti of indigenous people — Sonowal

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam govt. committed to safeguard Jati, Mati, Bheti of indigenous people — Sonowal

Guwahati, Jan. 21 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asserted on Monday that the state government is committed to safeguard ‘Jati, Mati, Bheti’ (Race, Land and Homeland) and to work to protect the rights of the indigenous people. Sonowal, trying to allay fears triggered by the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, said the government will […]

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