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US govt shuts down as Congress misses deadline 20.1.2018 General News
The United States government has shut down as the Congress failed to overcome the standoff over spending and immigration.According to The Hill, the Congress missed a midnight deadline to prevent the shutdown, though efforts to quickly end it appear to be underway.On Friday, senators voted to reject a House-passed bill that would have funded the government until February 16.The bill needed 60 votes to pass and it was well short of that number with 48 senators voting against it.Only five Democrats voted in favour of the bill, while Republicans were also not united as Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) also voted against it.In 2013, a shutdown was carried on for 16 days as a band of Republicans tried to dismantle ObamaCare.
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Jaipur is perfect for the world's most egalitarian book festival: William Dalrymple (Special to IANS) 20.1.2018 General News
ATTN EDITORS: This article, by William Dalrymple, is the second of two exclusively written for IANS ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Editor IANS
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HC raps Maha for not effectively implementing Disaster 20.1.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court pulled up the Maharashtra government for not effectively implementing provisions of the Disaster Management Act and directed it to take effective steps to set up the District Disaster Management Authority in Mumbai expeditiously. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and M S Sonak directed the government to set up the authority in Mumbai and suburban Mumbai by January 31. The court was hearing a PIL filed by Sanjay Lakhe Patil, president of NGO 'Marathwada Anushesh Nirmulan Aani Vikas Manch', on the issue of drought faced by farmers in parts of the state every year due to deficient rainfall. The petition sought direction to the government to implement the Disaster Management Act 2005 and also sought to know the measures taken by it for drought mitigation. The DMA, a central legislation, provides for effective management for disasters, both natural and man-made. The bench yesterday in its order noted that while the government had earlier claimed that ..
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Kejriwal must go trends on Twitter, Mamata backs him: 10 points on AAP row 20.1.2018 Politics
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that 'hurdles naturally come when one walks on the path of truth'
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Delhi office of profit row updates: Kapil Mishra claims 20 AAP MLAs were given cars, offices as parliamentary secretaries 20.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
The Election Commission on Friday decided to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party MLAs for allegedly holding offices of profit as Parliamentary Secretaries. The poll panel has has sent its recommendation to the President for his assent.
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Upper caste atrocities: Guj dalits begin fast unto death; Mevani backs them 20.1.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
These Dalits are facing a social boycott from the upper caste communities of the villages: Jignesh Mevani
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SC Grants Divorce to Couple on Condition They Can't Post Each Other's Photo on Social Media 20.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The unique condition was brought in after the woman's lawyer emphasised the space social media occupies in an individual's life and said that the warring couple already had complaints registered against each other for posting photographs on websites.
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School cricket at Dhekiajuli 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
School cricket at Dhekiajuli
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Morigaon dist admin gearing up for Republic Day celebrations 20.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Morigaon dist admin gearing up for Republic Day celebrations
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Caste is unalterable, can't change after marriage, rules SC 20.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that an individual’s caste is unalterable and can’t change after marriage. In the process, the apex court halted the appointment of a teacher who joined Kendriya Vidyalaya 21 years ago taking benefit of reservation on grounds that she was married to a Scheduled Class man, The Times of India reported. According to the report, a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said the woman, who is currently the school’s vice principal, was not entitled to the benefits of reservation as she was born in an upper caste family and her caste remained so despite marrying into a Scheduled Caste family. The report adds that the woman was issued a caste certificate in 1991. Based on her academic qualifications, and the certificate, she was given a job in Kendriya Vidlaya in Pathankot in 1993. Two decades after her appointment, someone filed a complaint against her seeking cancellation of her appointment, alleging that she had illegally obtained the ...
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MLA Lukhoi bats for renovation of religious sites 20.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
MLA Lukhoi bats for renovation of religious sites
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EC may recommend disqualification for MLAs in other states under the similar circumstances : Source 20.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
EC may recommend disqualification for MLAs in other states under the similar circumstances : Source
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SC terms Raj love-jihad lynching video 'horrendous' 20.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
SC terms Raj love-jihad lynching video 'horrendous'
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History should be based on evidence, say experts 20.1.2018 DNA: Opinion
History, a subject of controversy for a long time, became a debate of interpretation versus manipulation by several historians present at national conference organised at RU. The conference, ‘Indian History Writing: Present Scenario and Prospects’, organised by Department of History and Indian Culture, saw historians and acclaimed writers from across the country. “A historian cannot manipulate the truth but can interpret it. The interpretation depends on the mindset, environment, and cultural situations. It depends on what is required at that moment. Interpretation is presenting the facts based on evidences, while manipulation is showcasing the subject in own manner,” said Dr Balmukund Pandey, secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana. Further, Dr SC Mishra, retired principal, Government College Ganganagar, explained that history has become a tool to glorify communities. “With time, each community is making efforts to push their contributions in history. However, real history is different. A real ...
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BJP leader seeks contempt proceedings against Rahul Gandhi 20.1.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
BJP leader and advocate Ajay Agrawal on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking suo motu contempt proceedings against Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi for allegedly politicising the issues raised in last week's unprecedented press conference held by the four senior-most judges of the top court. Agrawal, who contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election against Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli and lost, filed the petition on Friday. On January 12, four SC Justices held an unprecedented press conference in which they highlighted the manner in which the CJI had "breached institutional integrity". The press conference kicked off a political storm with various Opposition parties coming out in support of the four judges. The same evening, Gandhi held a presser at the party office and said that the concerns raised by the four judges was "extremely important" and they needed to be "looked into carefully." In his statement, Gandhi had echoed Justice Chelameswar's remark that democracy would not survive in the country unless ...
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US SC to review Trump travel ban 20.1.2018 General News
The United States Supreme Court has announced that it would decide the legality of President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mostly-Muslim nations.The court will start hearing arguments in April and intends to issue a final ruling in June on an issue that has been repeatedly struck down by lower courts, reports The Independent.The case the court will hear stems from a lawsuit filed by Hawaii, some of its residents and a Muslim group based there. They say the travel ban has no precedent in U.S. history.According to the Hill, the SC concurred to hear two cases from the state of Hawaii and the International Refugee Assistance Project challenging the previous order, which banned nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90-days and excluded all refugees for 120 days.But the court ultimately tossed out the cases after the order expired. The justices said the issue was now moot.Opponents opine as well that Trump is breaching the Constitution by discriminating
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Wall Street ends higher even as government shutdown looms 20.1.2018 General News
(Reuters) - Wall Street rose on Friday, led by gains in consumer stocks, even as a possible government shutdown loomed.
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SC won't interfere in B'wood director's acquittal by Delhi High Court 20.1.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with a 2017 Delhi High Court judgment acquitting Bollywood director Mahmood Farooqui of rape charges. The bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and Nageswara Rao observed that the judgment by the single bench of the high court was "very well reasoned and cannot be interfered with". The apex court came to their decision after a brief half-hour hearing, in which the bench posed a few questions to Vrinda Grover, the advocate representing the appellant. "How many times did they have drinks together?" the bench asked, to which Grover replied that having drinks with a man does not translate to consent. The bench was then quick to point out, "We are not judging that." Objecting to the HC order, Grover said the main issue was the absence of consent on the victim's part. However, the bench observed that the two individuals were in a relationship. The bench then also sought to know the background of the Peepli Live director and the victim. "Why did she send an 'I Love ...
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Mevani backs Dalits' fast unto death in Gujarat 20.1.2018 General News
Around 40 people from a Gujarat village, including women and children, have started a fast unto death in Detroj of Ahmedabad district against alleged atrocities, discrimination and harassment by upper castes.
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Indian-origin 'housewife' sues girlfriend in UK 20.1.2018 General News
An Indian-origin law graduate who lived with her businesswoman girlfriend for many years is suing her for a share in a 1.3-million-pound home they jointly owned in north-east London. Shree Ladwa has likened the case to a divorce and says she deserves a share in the property as the effective "housewife" in the partnership. The 43-year-old told the Central London County Court this week that while she did not have a permanent job, she had cooked and cleaned for Beverley Chapman until they split up in 2016. "Isnt it the truth that Shree was effectively housewife? She kept care of the house, she made sure it was always immaculate. She took care of you, supported you when you were stressed. She cooked and cleaned and did all the household chores. She was effectively the housewife and you were out making the money, Anthony Geadah, representingLadwa, asked Chapman during a hearing yesterday. Chapmans legal team has claimed that she was treated like a "cash cow" by Ladwa as she .
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