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Lord Willingdon to be Governor.

H.M. the King has been pleased to approve the appointment of Captain George Ambrose Lloyd, C.I.E., D.S.O., to be Governor of Bombay in succession to Baron Willingdon of Ratton G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., who will vacate the office in the autumn. The King has been pleased to approve the appointment of Baron …

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The Indian Science Congress.

On Wednesday evening [September 25] a meeting of the General Local Committee of the Indian Science Congress (which is to meet in Bombay from the 13th to the 18th January, 1919) was held in the lecture theatre of the Gerard Freeman-Thomas War Hospital [in Bombay]. Sir Dorabji J. Tata, Chairman …

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Manto for yet another generation

A selection of his works, and translations Saadat Hasan Manto speaks for himself even today, more than 60 years after his death. The simplicity of his plots, the ordinariness of his characters, and the way he strips every sentence of ornament or artifice makes explanations of his stories redundant. It …

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Tricky call ahead

The RBI faces a tough call on setting policy rates given the inflation and liquidity concerns The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is set to meet for three days, October 3-5, to decide its policy stance. With the U.S. Federal Reserve now firmly set on its policy …

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Cup of surprises

India won the Asia Cup as expected —but it was Afghanistan that won hearts The victory was no surprise but it took a nerve-racking final against Bangladesh in Dubai for Rohit Sharma’s men to win the Asia Cup and and fulfil their pre-tournament billing. Yet, as the final revealed in …

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One size does not fit all

For some momentous stories or judgments, we need to tweak the design template to introduce a one-page explainer Last week, we heard a slew of important Supreme Court judgments that have a profound impact on our lives. The available space within newspapers cannot do justice to the findings of the …

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The road to e-vehicles

Electric vehicles will reduce fuel bills and are an integral component of the smart cities project Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das recently announced that his government has introduced electric vehicles for official use. While 20 vehicles have been acquired for the first phase, another 30 are expected to be added …

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In Parliament’s court

It is time for legislation to thoroughly clean up electoral politics While the issue of candidates facing criminal charges getting elected to Parliament and State legislative Assemblies is often raised, initiatives to minimise the problem, if not eliminate it completely, have been rather slow. One had hoped that the judiciary …

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An ongoing quest for equality

The Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to consider the differing opinions in the Sabarimala verdict On September 28, the Supreme Court delivered a 4:1 verdict, in Indian Young Lawyers Association v. State of Kerala , throwing open the doors of the Sabarimala temple to women of all ages. …

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Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam has seized around a tonne of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside dozens of boxes on a flight from Nigeria, State media reported, a haul highlighting the illegal wildlife trade routes connecting Africa and Southeast Asia. Source  : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/vietnam-seizes-nearly-a-ton-of-pangolin-scales-ivory/article25091998.ece

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