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No need for uniform civil code now: panel

It said the way forward may not be UCC, but the codification of all personal laws so that prejudices and stereotypes in every one of them would come to light and can be tested on the anvil of fundamental rights of the Constitution. “By codification of different personal laws, one …

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Census 2021 to collect OBC data, use maps

Census 2021 will for the first time collect data on Other Backward Classes (OBC), the Centre said on Friday. The decennial exercise will involve 25 lakh trained enumerators and the use of “maps/geo-referencing at the time of house listing is also under consideration,” a statement issued by the Home Ministry …

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Opium Smuggling.

Inspector Nicholas of D II Police station [in Madras] charged one Subbaraya Nathan, a hackney carriage driver, Syyed Omar, piece goods merchant, Esplanade, and Hassan for being in possession of and transporting 6 visses and 3 ½ palams of opium valued at Rs. 900 on the night of the 17th …

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2+2 talks to focus on China

The first U.S.-India 2+2 dialogue next week in New Delhi will discuss regional and strategic issues of Asia and “will also have some real outcomes”, said a senior official of the Donald Trump administration. “China and how to respond to it will be front and centre” of the dialogue, said …

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Joint military exercise in Russia ends

Exercise Peace Mission 2018, the joint military exercise of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), ended in Russia on Wednesday with the eight-member states undertaking joint training on combating terrorism. This is the first time India and Pakistan participated in the exercise, which began on August 24 at the firing ranges in …

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