MP Veerendra Kumar demands withdrawal of customs duty on newsprint

New Delhi: Independent member from Kerala MP Veerendra Kumar on Thursday demanded in Rajya Sabha that the government withdraw the customs duty of 10 per cent slapped on newsprint as it will hit the already stressed print media. Participating in the debate on the Union Budget, the independent member said this was the highest-ever custom […]

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Supreme Court dismisses PIL to earmark Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as LS seats

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to earmark and declare Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit as parliamentary seats. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on former RAW official Ram Kumar Yadav for filing the petition and termed […]

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Centre pay back to Supreme Court, to Refrain from Making Comments

DELHI: The Central government hit back to Supreme Court after the Apex Court asked the government’s opinion multiple times while hearing PIL’s. The government told The Supreme Court that it should refrain from making remarks against the governance since India as a country has major problems and the court while dealing with one issue should think from […]

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Supreme Court, questioned Government over adultery law

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court questioned the Centre’s stand defending the adultery law and his submission that the penal provision on adultery was needed to save the sanctity of marriage, saying it does not appeal to common sense that a woman cannot prosecute her husband for adulterous relationship. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief […]

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225 govt officers punished for non-performance, Govt reports

New Delhi: As many as 225 central government officers have been punished for non-performance, the government said today. The performance of a total of 25,082 Group ‘A’ and 54,873 Group ‘B’ officers has been reviewed up to May 2018, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Of these, […]

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