Monthly Archives: August 2019

Consumer Protection Bill gets RS green light

It will replace the Consumer Protection Act of 1986 The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 that provides for the establishment of authorities for the timely and effective administration and settlement of consumer disputes. The Bill, which has already been passed by the Lok Sabha, seeks …

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App to facilitate cattle transportation legally

The Dakshina Kannada administration will release a mobile app, Livestock Logistics Control, on Google Play Store to help those legally transporting cattle to get authenticity for their transaction, said Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Tuesday. Source :

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Kashmir Valley remains cut off for second day

The Kashmir Valley remained cut off for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the government anticipated violence after Parliament passed a resolution ending Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in the Indian Union under Article 370. The Hindu ’s Srinagar correspondent could not send any despatch for lack of connectivity. …

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India tells China to avoid commenting on Ladakh

The formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, is an internal affair of India, and India expects other countries to avoid commenting on its internal developments, an official of the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. The Indian response came after …

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Vembanad comes alive with Vanchipattu

Practice session for the boat race season in full swing at Kumarakom The people of Kumarakom these days are waking up to the pulsating shouts of mighty oarsmen propelling in unison and blazing past the canals here. The village has turned into the practice venue for the snakeboats from Kottayam …

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Lok Sabha endorses Centre’s decisions on Kashmir

President’s declaration ending special status under Art. 370 notified in gazette The Centre’s decisions setting new terms of engagement with Jammu and Kashmir — by reorganising it as Union Territories, ending its special status under Article 370 and 35 (A) and extending to it all the provisions of the Constitution …

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Bill on Bank nationalisation

The Lok Sabha to-night [August 4, New Delhi] passed the Banks Nationalisation Bill sitting three extra hours in the day to vote the remaining 21 of its 27 clauses and the three schedules and to give a final third reading to a measure that has been described as a personal …

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Freeing Kulbhushan

Pakistan’s delay in giving full consular access reveals a non-serious attitude to ICJ order Two weeks after the International Court of Justice at The Hague ruled in favour of India in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan has yet to take the first step towards implementing the order: providing him …

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Bigger and better

More judges are welcome, but SC must focus on its role as interpreter of the Constitution Any move to increase the strength of the judiciary ought to be welcomed, given the perennial complaint that availability of judges is not increasing in proportion to the institution of cases. In this perspective, …

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