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SC refuses to expedite challenge against taking back of partition migrants from Pakistan

The Supreme Court has refused the request for an early listing of a petition that questions permitting descendants of people who migrated to Pakistan to come back to India.The petition seeks the quashing of the Jammu and Kashmir Rehabilitation Act of 1981 that would give the right of return to

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Ex-Police Chief warns of imbalance in Muslim population growth

TP Senkumar, who stepped down as the head of Kerala's police force a week ago, has stirred a hornet's nest in the southern states by expressing alarm over the relatively higher fertility rate of Kerala's Muslim community compared to others.Quoting government of Kerala's statistics, Senkumar pointed out that 41.5% of

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Kabul Blast: Is Islamic State expanding its reach in the subcontinent?

Is this mother of all bomb blast? If one looks at the magnitude of Wednesday morning’s explosion in Kabul, one scouts to find a parallel in recent times.A sewage tanker laden with bomb is denoted at the heart of Kabul city surrounded by presidential palace and many prominent embassies.Kabul

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Zee Entertainment slashes channel prices ahead of TRAI regulation

Zee Entertainment, one of the four big broadcasting groups of India, has become the first player to bring its channel prices in line with an upcoming regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.Zee's new tariff card prices its channels a fraction of what they are being sold for

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Anil Ambani group company wins Rs 2,950 cr from DMRC

Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Ltd, an associate company of Reliance Infrastructure, said it was awarded compensation of Rs 2,950 crore by a three member Arbitration Tribunal in a dispute with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC.The tribunal was constituted from a panel nominated by DMRC.The Award to RInfra has

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Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

Facebook has restored 'Atheist Republic', by far the biggest page operated by the Atheist community on any social media network, after it was shut down using 'mass reporting' by religious people.The move followed a big outcry among atheists and free-speech advocates online.The page was taken down about 24 hours ago,

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Cognizant layoffs may be heading to TN labour courts as FITE preps petitions

Forum for IT Employees or FITE -- an organization that claims to speak for ordinary IT workers -- said a group of employees of Cognizant Technology Solutions will approach the office of Labour Commissioner of Chennai today."Affected CTS employees file petition to the Labour Commissioner in Chennai," the organization

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NET NEUTRALITY: Netflix says let India decide what it wants to watch

Netflix, the world's biggest provider of video-on-demand services, rebuffed attempts by telecom companies to control viewership of online video and said consumers must be allowed to consume any legal content on the Internet without 'gate keeping' or interference by telecom providers.It said its position was that "gate-keepers should not be

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Telcos trying to create ‘caste system’ on Internet – IFF on Net Neutrality

Telecom companies are trying to divide Internet traffic into different 'castes' and treat each of them differently and want to extract money from people who create apps, websites and other content, said Internet Freedom Foundation.The IFF was responding to suggestions given to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India by telcos

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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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All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops.Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the

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Net Neutrality: Vodafone wants right to manipulate Internet videos

Vodafone India said it would like to be given the power to manage the size of videos watched by users on its mobile network and lower it automatically "for overall quality welfare".Participating in the discussions related to Net Neutrality and the powers to be given to telecom operators in traffic management, the

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Telcos Change Tack as Net Neutrality Fight Enters Final Round in India

If you thought the fight over net neutrality was over with the sending of 1 mln emails to the TRAI two years ago, think again.The telecom service providers, who lost out that in the first round, are back. This time, however, their demands are more subtle, and focused on getting

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