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IANS 02 September 2021
The Madras High Court on a representation of the non-life insurance sector body, the General Insurance Council, has kept its earlier order in abeyance on the compulsory bumper-to-bumper insurance cover for five years for all new cars and two wheelers.   Last month, the Madras High...

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IANS 01 September 2021
The Election Commission on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to grant urgent hearing on its plea alleging EVMs (electronic voting machines) and VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines used in polls of six states are currently stuck and cannot be used for future...

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Md Waquar Haider (IANS) 01 September 2021
Despite India banning certain popular Chinese apps in the wake of border skirmishes with China last year, some of those apps are still present, and thriving, in the country with different names.   Last year, the government had banned 267 Chinese apps using the provision of Section 69A...

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Walter Vieira Walter Vieira 27 August 2021
To my mind, these are the three steps in a successful project.    In many countries like India, we have excellent planning. Average implementation. And a poor follow-up. The poor follow-up reflects on the poor implementation. The result is below-average performance in many of the...

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has informed the Supreme Court that over 100,000 children have either been orphaned, lost a parent, or abandoned amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from April 2020.   The child rights body, in an additional affidavit, told...

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The Madras High Court on Wednesday struck down 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) for admission to medical and dental seats in All India Quota (AIQ) seats surrendered by the Tamil Nadu government, as this breaches the 50 per cent cap set by the Supreme...

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In a big relief, a Raigad Magistrate late on Tuesday granted bail to arrested Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane in a case pertaining to his 'slap slur' against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.   The development came around 8 hours after Rane's dramatic arrest by a police...

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The Supreme Court has been informed that a total of 151 cases are pending against sitting and former MPs/MLAs in special CBI courts across the country, and as many as 58 cases are punishable with life imprisonment. However, in nearly one-third of the cases, the trial is moving at snail's pace...

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Quaid Najmi (IANS) 24 August 2021
In an unprecedented development in the state's political history, the Maharashtra police on Tuesday afternoon arrested Union minister Narayan Rane for his 'slap slur' remark against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, as an aggressive Shiv Sena protested vociferously all over the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 24 August 2021
It is only in India that a whistle-blower and a crusader, whose honesty, integrity and brilliance has saved the country billions of dollars, would be demonised when alive and recognised as the ‘father of infrastructure’ when he is no more.    The people of India, who are the biggest...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 August 2021
The union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has issued guidelines to all states and union territories (UTs) for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all police stations.     Last month, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Nityanand Rai, the minister of state...

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In a big operation, the Mumbai Police and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation busted five allegedly bogus 'senior' doctors operating in the sprawling slums of Govandi-Shivajinagar areas of north-east Mumbai, officials said here on Thursday.   Following a reliable tipoff, police...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 August 2021
The government is all set to notify rules on road tax reduction on a new vehicle purchased after scrapping an old one while making it mandatory for the state governments to implement them.   During a press conference on Tuesday, Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin...

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In a big development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an interim order allowing women to take the admission exam to National Defence Academy (NDA) where only men can join.   Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, representing the Centre, argued that it is a policy...

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Ending the nearly two-year long deadlock, Supreme Court collegium headed by chief justice NV Ramana and comprising four senior most judges is learnt to have recommended nine names for appointment to the top court. Supreme Court judge Justice Navin Sinha is set to retire on Wednesday, which...

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Five days after it filed a charge-sheet against former Maharashtra MLA (member of legislative assembly) Vivekanand Shankar Patil and the Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd in connection with an Rs560-crore money-laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has...

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India has got a composite 'Financial Inclusion Index' (FI- Index) to capture the extent of financial inclusion across the country.   Accordingly, the Reserve Bank of India has constructed a composite FI-Index which was announced in the 'Statement on Developmental and Regulatory...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre on the petitions seeking probe into alleged use of Pegasus to snoop on civilians. The top court told the Centre it expected a comprehensive reply in the matter; however, the government filed a 2-page limited affidavit.   A...

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks more to the Centre to frame guidelines in connection with payment of ex-gratia to dependents of those who succumbed to Covid.   A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati whether...

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to bring on record a detailed affidavit addressing the contentions of petitioners, whether the government bought Pegasus or used it, or if it wasn't used at all.   The Centre had informed the top court that to dispel any wrong narrative...

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