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India’s first all-women’s party launched, to contest LS polls

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on India’s first all-women’s party launched, to contest LS polls

Mumbai, Jan. 21 (IANS):  India’s first-ever all-women political party — the National Women’s Party (NWP) — was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half — 283 — of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections. The NWP, described as “a party of mothers”, has been founded by a medico and […]

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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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CJI recuses from hearing challenge to appointment of Rao as acting CBI chief

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CJI recuses from hearing challenge to appointment of Rao as acting CBI chief

New Delhi, Jan. 21 (IANS):  Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the ouster of Alok Verma. As the plea by Common Cause came up for hearing […]

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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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US-based cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on US-based cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

London, Jan. 21 (IANS): In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged” and even claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was “killed” as he knew about the “hacking” of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), a claim debunked by the Election Commission of India. […]

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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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BJP asks EC to derecognise AAP, seize its symbol

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP asks EC to derecognise AAP, seize its symbol

New Delhi Jan. 21 (IANS): Accusing the AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of dividing the society on caste lines and spreading mispropaganda, the BJP on Monday approached the Election Commission (EC) and demanded derecognisition of the party. After meeting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters: “We […]

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Choksi opts for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Choksi opts for Antigua and Barbuda citizenship

Mumbai/New Delhi, Jan. 21 (IANS): Posing fresh complications for India, absconder diamantaire Mehul Choksi, one of the prime accused in the INR 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, has surrendered his Indian citizenship in favour of Antigua & Barbuda Isles in the West Indies, official sources said on Monday. Choksi, 59, acquired his new […]

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Indian billionaires’ wealth grew daily by INR 2,200 cr. last year— Oxfam

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Indian billionaires’ wealth grew daily by INR 2,200 cr. last year— Oxfam

Eastern Mirror Desk Dimapur, Jan. 21: The fortunes of Indian billionaires grew by an astronomical 35% per day last year, which is INR 2,200 cr. daily; while the poorest 10% of the country continued to remain in debt since 2004, according to an Oxfam report ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ released on Monday. The report […]

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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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