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Lalu wants 80% quota for locals in Bihar govt jobs
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:33:14 GMT)

PIL in SC seeks codification of MPs' immunity
Following the ugly situation resulting from derogatory comments by BJP's Daya Shankar Singh against BSP chief Mayawati, a PIL in the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought codification of the Constitutional immunity from prosecution granted to MPs and MLAs for their speeches in the House to stop its abuse. ​
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:29:40 GMT)

Cattle carcasses rot in Guj as angry Dalits stay away
Cattle carcasses are rotting and creating health hazard in Saurashtra and north Gujarat as Dalits have stopped the work of clearing the remains, angered over the flogging of their community members at Una for allegedly skinning a dead cow last week.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:15:33 GMT)

Congress questions Modi's silence on 'gau goondagardi'
Congress on Wednesday said Sangh outfits have launched “goondagardi“ in the name of “gauraksha“, asking why was Prime Minister Narendra Modi silent on repeated attacks on Dalits and Muslims. AICC spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi, ​“The PM's silence on these issues has made us speechless​."
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:04:49 GMT)

Dalit resistance rises as attacks mount
Resurgence of violent cow vigilantism and the uptick in anti-dalit rhetoric is the immediate trigger, coming as it did on top of relentless caste oppression in the form of untouchability, social and economic discrimination and violence.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:58:30 GMT)

States to be ranked on health, education parameters
States will now be ranked on the basis of their performance in the social sector, including health and education.The move, initiated by Niti Aayog, is aimed at encouraging states to compete among themselves and improve social sector indicators.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:14:56 GMT)

Agusta trail: CBI picks up vital clues from Italy
Probing the trail of 50 million Euros as bribe money in the AgustaWestland scam, a team of CBI officers recently went to Milan and collected crucial evidence on those whose names were mentioned by the Italian prosecutors in connection with the Rs 3546 crore VVIP choppers deal. The agency claimed its fresh visit, the third in the scam since 2013, has given a "new impetus" to the probe.
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:08:26 GMT)

Edu relief for Pak, Bangla Hindus in India
(Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:02:14 GMT)

Journo thrashed by mob in Kashmir
A Kashmiri journalist working for an Iranian TV news company was attacked and thrashed by a mob in Srinagar as he was returning home.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:41:46 GMT)

Cong to partymen: Don't talk on policies
Congress has issued a gag order on all MPs and party office-bearers, asking them to not speak on policy issues without consulting the party. Sources said senior member A K Antony has written to all MPs, while the AICC has issued a similar advisory to its organisation leaders led by general secretaries.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:36:23 GMT)

U'khand alerts Centre about 'incursion' by Chinese troops
Chinese People's Liberation Army troops crossed over into Indian territory in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district last week and were spotted camping in an area which both sides claim and have agreed to keep demilitarised.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:24:13 GMT)

Defamation case: Reprieve for Rahul as SC raps trial judge
Burying the "apologise-or-face-trial" option it offered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday turned its attention to a different issue - did the trial judge commit an irregularity by seeking a police report in the case.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:01:42 GMT)

Centre can even get me killed: Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ratcheted up his already dramatic war with the PM Modi to a new level on Wednesday.In a 10-minute address to his party released online, Kejriwal accused the BJP-led Centre of .
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:33:08 GMT)

Booking a rail ticket? Buy travel cover for Rs1
Train passengers booking their tickets online on the IRCTC website will be able to opt for travel insurance cover from September for a premium of just Re 1.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:28:16 GMT)

2 BSP MLAs accuse Maya of selling tickets
Two BSP MLAs on Wednesday publicly criticised the party for sloganeering against expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s family and also for being known for selling poll tickets for money. Shortly after their announcement, Romi Sahni and Brijesh Verma were placed under suspension and directed not to participate in any party activity in future.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:24:30 GMT)

Three sentenced in coal scam case
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:17:39 GMT)

Rajnath to visit Pakistan for Saarc meet
Sources in government told TOI that home minister will be going to Pakistan for the two-day conference and may also have bilateral meetings with senior figures in the Nawaz Sharif government.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:52:29 GMT)

A bold voice of change in Carnatic music
For those who have been following TM Krishna's evolution as a Carnatic musician and social commentator and, lately, an activist, the Magsaysay award for 'democratising the arts' cannot come as a surprise.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:45:59 GMT)

Lok Sabha approves changes in Lokpal Act
Though the senior management personnel of such NGOs and public servants would still require to declare their assets, the amendment does not specify the details of how and when this must be done.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:32:33 GMT)

95% of hepatitis patients don't notice infection
Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 52 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country.
(Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:24:06 GMT)

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