Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

‘12 courts set up to try MPs and MLAs’

The Supreme Court has upped the ante on the States, Union Territories and High Courts which have not provided it with details of criminal cases pending against sitting lawmakers, warning that their Chief Secretaries and Registrars General will be made personally liable for non-compliance. The Centre informed the court that …

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Toiling for generations but not farmers yet

Women in agriculture face multiple challenges due to lack of land entitlements, recognition Shahjahan Begum Mehboobani grows corn, onions, tomatoes and vegetables on her three-acre plot in Dharwad district of Karnataka. She’s also a responsible member of her local gram panchayat. But without a land patta in her name, it’s …

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‘Museum of PMs a distinct project’

Mahesh Sharma says it will have no connection to NMML on Teen Murti Estate The Union Culture Ministry will construct a museum on Prime Ministers on the Teen Murti Estate here within a year, Minister Mahesh Sharma said on the occasion of the project’s ground breaking ceremony here on Monday. …

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IIT-Bombay tops in QS ranking of Indian institutions

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, has topped the first-ever standalone ranking of Indian higher education institutions by QS, a think tank that is famous for bringing out world rankings of institutions. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, which tops Indian institutions in almost all rankings, stands second. The top 10 Indian …

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Kashmir erupts over AMU suspensions

Protests, both from the student community and the political parties, grew in Kashmir on Monday over the Aligarh Muslim University’s move to suspend at least three Kashmiri students and lodging of cases against them. Scores of students at Kashmir University in Srinagar held a demonstration on campus. “We have assembled …

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India, France in talks to conduct tri-service exercise

India and France are in discussions for a bilateral tri-service military exercise to take forward the strategic cooperation while also exploring ways to operationalise the logistics agreement. These issues were discussed during the visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Paris last week. “We have agreed on a bilateral tri-service …

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Top priority to employment generation, says Pawan

Accusing the State government of utterly failing in providing employment to youth, actor and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan on Monday said employment generation would be accorded top priority once his party voted to power in the ensuing elections. “We promise jobs to the eligible, scrapping the contributory pension …

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