Rajya Sabha needs to discuss powers of judiciary, legislature and

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the House needs to discuss the powers and limitations of the three-pillars of democracy — judiciary, legislature and executive — as a member made a strong case for an all-India examination for selection of judges in high courts and the Supreme Court. Raising the […]

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Government introduces bill to ban commercial surrogacy

New Delhi: Commercial surrogacy will soon be banned and only close relatives will be permitted to act as surrogates to infertile couples for “ethical altruistic” reasons. On Monday, the government introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well […]

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Maharashtra: Protest march in Nashik against lynching incidents

New Delhi: Hundreds of people from the Muslim community Monday held a protest march in Nashik in Maharashtra against recent mob-lynching incidents across the country. The march, organised by the Bahujan Muslim Sangharsh Samiti, started from Chowk Mandai area of Old Nashik and culminated at the Idgah Maidan, organisers said. The protesters demanded that such […]

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Toll in Himachal Pradesh building collapse climbs to 8

New Delhi: The death toll in the building collapse in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district climbed to eight on Monday, with rescuers pulling out the body of another Army jawan from the debris, officials said. 28 others were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following […]

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3 killed in fire at Delhi’s Jhilmil Industrial Area

New Delhi: Two women and a teenager died in a massive fire on Saturday at a two-storeyed hardware factory in Delhi’s Jhilmil Industrial Area, which houses a cluster of industrial units, official said. Thirty-one fire tenders were rushed to the spot in Shahdara after the blaze broke out around 9 am, the Delhi Fire Services […]

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Police head constable beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand

New Delhi: A police head constable was Saturday beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district on Saturday, police said. Abdul Gani, who was posted at the Bhim Police Station, had gone to Hamela ki Ber village while investigating a case. “He was returning from the village on his motorcycle when some 4-5 unidentified persons attacked […]

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6 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

New Delhi: Six Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested Friday by Sri Lankan navy personnel for allegedly straying into the island nation’s waters, a Fisheries department official said here. The fishermen from Nambuthalai in Ramanathapuram district, who had put out to the sea in a country boat on Thursday, were detained near Nedhuntheevu for crossing into […]

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2 college students drown in Bhavani river

New Delhi: Two college students drowned in the Bhavani river at Sirumugai, about 45 kms from here, Friday, police said. Koteeshwaran and Prashant went to bathe and got drowned when they went to the deeper side of the water body, the police said. The bodies were recovered and further investigations on. Meanwhile, district officials warned […]

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Vaiko, Anbumani elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu.

New Delhi: Six candidates, including MDMK chief Vaiko and PMK’s Anbumani Ramadoss, were Thursday elected unopposed in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu. Returning Officer and Secretary, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat, K Srinivasan, announced here that Vaiko, DMK’s M Shanmugam and P Wilson, AIADMK’s N Chandrasekaran and A Mohammedjan, and Ramadoss […]

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