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Supreme Court refuses to change decision in Saumya murder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala Government against its decision finding the main accused not guilty in the prominent Saumya rape and murder case of Kerala.The case, analogous to the Nirbhaya episode of Delhi, had shocked the state.The incident happened in 2011, when 23-year-old Soumya

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Did the army really use a Kashmiri as ‘human shield’ as Omar Abdullah claims?

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah created a flutter when he tweeted the photograph of a person forced to sit on the spare tyre of an army jeep, claiming that the Indian army was using him as a 'human shield' to protect itself from stone pelters.However, a

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TN Medical College forced to discharge non-NEET students

The Medical Council of India has forced a medical college based in Nellur, Tamil Nadu to discharge 36 students who were admitted to the college outside the NEET system.NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the pan-India entrance examination for recruitment for all medical colleges in the country.According to

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Kerala Police file FIR against journalists after sting goes awry

Kerala Police have filed a first information report against the head and eight members of the 'investigation team' of a newly launched TV channel for a botched up sting operation targeting a minister.The FIR has been filed under sections of the Information Technology Act, sections of the Indian Penal Code

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Smuggling down on Indo-Bangladesh border, up on Bhutanese side

Incidents related to smuggling of fertilizer and narcotics on the Indo-Bangladesh border fell sharply in 2016, but there was a compensatory increase in drug smuggling cases along India's border with Bhutan and Nepal, according to data from the Union Home Ministry.Fertilizers -- which cost less in India because of government subsidies

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Nearly a quarter of all food samples tested found fake or adulterated

Over one-fifth of all food samples tested in India's government labs in the last year were found to be fake or adulterated, according to numbers compiled from various state government food testing facilities by union government's department of consumer affairs.Exempting Gujarat, which accounted for nearly 23% of the samples, the total percentage

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PNB, Corp Bank most aggressive in going after big debtors; SBI, BoB more relaxed

Punjab National Bank, the third largest public sector bank in India, and smaller cousin Corporation Bank can teach bigger siblings like State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda a thing or two about going after big loan defaulters, an analysis of Reserve Bank of India data shows.In the last four

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‘Nirbhaya scheme’ for women’s transport security at standstill

A well-publicized scheme for ensuring security for women in public road transport unveiled in the wake of the brutal 'Nirbhaya' rape and murder of in December 2012 seems to have ground to a halt in the absence of political will.According to the ministry of road transport and highways, only Rs 1.43 cr

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DoT lifts freeze over BSNL’s 2016 JE exam, document verification starts

The Department of Telecom has lifted its freeze over the recruitment of 2,700 junior engineers into Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, India's state-owned telecom operator.The results of the recruitment exam, conducted in September last year, were put on hold in December after the Department of Telecom received complaints about the conduct of

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39 government websites hacked in India in 2 months

An increasing number of government department websites get hacked every year, according to data obtained from the Department of Information Technology.A total of 39 websites belonging to central government ministries and state governments were hacked in the first two months of this year.The number does not include data for government-linked

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At 9.7 cr/year, Sidhu is highest-earning Punjab MLA, 40% AAP MLAs are crorepati

An analysis of the election filings of the newly elected members of Punjab Legislative Assembly revealed that Navjot Singh Sidhu, the ex-cricketer and television personality who joined the Indian National Congress just before the election, is the highest-earning member of the house.The analysis by the Association for Democratic Reform also revealed

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