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Relief for sprinter Dutee Chand, IAAF's new 'gender' policy will not cover her 26.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Sprinter Dutee Chand will be a relieved person after four years of ordeal as she no longer falls in the purview of the new rules announced on Thursday by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) pertaining to female athletes who have high testosterone levels. The new rules, which the IAAF put under the heading 'Difference of Sexual Development' (DSD), will require athletes such as South Africa's Olympic and world champion 800m runner Caster Semenya to reduce their blood testosterone levels if they want to compete internationally. Dutee competes in 100m and 200m while the new rules cover races from 400m to the mile, including 400m, hurdles races, 800m, 1500m, one-mile races and combined events over the same distances. These new regulations, approved by the IAAF Council in March, will come into effect from November 1 and replace the previous Regulations Governing Eligibility of Females with Hyperandrogenism to Compete in Women's Competition, which no longer apply anywhere in the sport, the ...
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Shri Gadkari Seeks Cooperation and Innovation from Industry Leaders for Reducing Road Accidents 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that road safety is a matter of national  concern,  and only active cooperation of all stakeholders can reduce the number of road accidents and related fatalities in the country.
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Shri Rajnath Singh chairs 23rd meeting of Western Zonal Council at Gandhinagar 26.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat today under the Chairmanship of the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Administrator of the Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and senior officers from Central and State Governments.
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WCD overruled: cash transfers to replace take home ration 26.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Women and Child Development Ministry is preparing to implement cash transfers instead of take home ration (THR), a move it had opposed in principle on several counts earlier. At the National Nutrition Council's first meeting on April 18, WCD's existing contention on cash transfers was overturned by the Council, a body formed under the observation of the Prime Minister to come up with policy prescriptions to overcome challenges in nutrition. During the meeting of the Council, chaired by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar, it was decided that the scheme to provide beneficiaries with cash transfers instead of the existing norm of take home ration will be piloted in over 10 districts and the implementation studied. Minutes of the meeting, of which DNA has a copy shows that some of the district magistrates who were present at the meeting as part of the council, stressed on the need for pilot testing so that the problems the Centre faced in direct benefit transfer in Public Distribution System could be ...
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Civic bodies say it is tough to stop construction in unauthorised colonies in Delhi 26.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The three municipal corporations in the city -- North, South and East --- say stopping illegal construction in unauthoursied colonies is tough as the locals and law-enforcement agencies do not support the sealing or demolition activity. The Supreme Court had stayed any construction activity that is not in confirmation with building bye-laws in the city's 1,797 unauthorised colonies, on Tuesday. The corporations are, however, waiting for the detailed order. According to officials, enforcement of the same lies with different agencies including Delhi government's Revenue and Urban Development departments where these colonies have come up on agricultural land. While there has been rampant illegal construction clustered in East Delhi, which houses the most number of unauthourised colonies in areas such as Laxmi Nagar, Pandav Nagar, Ganesh Nagar and Vinod Nagar, among others, none of the agencies have been able to stop it so far. "Taking action against unauthorised constructions has been a routine activity. ...
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60-yr-old neighbour rapes 6-yr-old in Mangolpuri 26.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her elderly neighbour in the Mangolpuri area early this month. The matter came to light after the girl reported the matter to her parents and the man was arrested. The incident came to the fore just two days after the Union Cabinet approved the amendment in POCSO Act, putting a stamp on awarding death penalty to the rapists of children below 12 years of age. According to the police, it was on April 11when the 60-year-old accused, who is an e-rickshaw driver, spotted the girl in his vicinity and took her home, where he allegedly raped her. "At that time, the accused's wife and two sons were away for work. The girl's father, a driver by profession, was also at work. It was almost a week after the alleged rape that the girl complained to her mother about pain in abdominal area. Her parents then took her to a hospital and there it was found that she had been sexually assaulted," a senior police officer said. The hospital then informed the police and a case was ...
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Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance: Vice President 25.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Smart Cities Mission is the beginning of India’s urban renaissance. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book ‘Smart Cities Unbundled’ authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma, here today.
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Jaipur: Show cause notice served on BVB Vidyashram School 25.4.2018 DNA: Top News
State’s Directorate of Secondary Education issued a show cause notice to KM Munshi Marg-based Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, before the final order of cancelling its accreditation and no objection certificate is passed. The notice, sent to the school on April 23, has asked the school to appear before the authorities on April 26, 2018, to give clarification regarding allegations of not setting up School Level Fee Committee and not organising Parent Teacher Association meetings under Rajasthan Schools (Regulation of Fee) Act, 2016 and Rules, 2017. “The authorities, else, are bound to cancel the affiliation and No Objection Certificate under The Rajasthan Non-Government Educational Institutions Act, 1989. The institution will be solely answerable for the same,” the notice stated, which was signed by Nathmal Didel, deputy director, Directorate of Secondary Education. It also stated that the school has received collaboration from Central Board of Secondary Education based on the No Objection Certificate ...
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Mehbooba govt clears two ordinances, makes rape of minors below 12 years punishable by death in J&K 24.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Amid growing protests over Kathua rape and murder case, Mehbooba Mufti government cleared two ordinances making rape of children below the age of 12 punishable by death and rape of the women under the age of 16 punishable by life imprisonment. Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 and the Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Children from Sexual Violence Ordinance, 2018 was cleared in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday in Jammu. Since Jammu and Kashmir has a special status in the Indian union under Article 370, the laws made by centre are not directly applicable in the restive state. Therefore the Mehbooba Mufti government has decided to promulgate its own ordinances to make rape of the minors punishable by death. According to Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, committing rape on women under 16 years of age has been made punishable with rigorous imprisonment for 20 years and may extend to life sentence, which shall mean remainder ...
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Death for child rape: Ordinance shows govt's determination, but make sons more responsible, says PM Modi 24.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the promulgation of an ordinance on rape demonstrated his government's determination to act on the issue, but stressed that people had to respect their daughters and make their sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. Modi also pitched for a social movement to ensure the safety of women and girls while addressing a rally here. "Shivraj ji (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan) just referred to the capital punishment provided in the ordinance for rape against minors and I could see that it (the remark) received cheers from everyone present here," he said. "There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. So, the Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent," he said while referring to the recent ordinance. The Union Cabinet on April 21 approved the ordinance under which the death penalty could be awarded to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age, amid a nation-wide ...
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Electoral Bond Scheme 2018: Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorised Branches of State Bank of India (SBI) 24.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. 20 dated 02nd January 2018. As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
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Relative, others rape 16-year-old girl in a moving car in Noida 24.4.2018 DNA: Top News
 A 16-year-old girl has alleged that she was gang-raped in a moving car in Noida by a group of men including one of her relatives, last week. The police have registered a case and efforts to nab the accused are underway.  The incident came to the fore just two days after the Union Cabinet approved the amendment in the POCSO Act, putting a stamp on awarding death penalty to the rapists of children below 12 years of age. According to the police, the girl, a student of class 11, has mentioned in her complaint that the incident took place on April 18 when she was walking back home from her school. “She had missed her school bus, so she had started walking by the road. A few minutes later she was approached by the victim’s distant relative Naveen, a fellow classmate and another boy. They offered to drop the victim to her home so the girl hopped into their car,” said a senior police officer.  Later, the trio stuffed a cloth into her mouth and took turns to rape her. Then they made her drink a laced drink ...
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Death for child rape: Did you carry out any study, thought about consequences to victim- Delhi HC to Centre 23.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Delhi High Court asked the Centre today if it had done any research or scientific assessment before coming out with an ordinance to award death penalty for rape of girls below the age of 12. The high court was dealing with an old PIL that challenged the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2013, in which a penal provision -- minimum of seven years of jail term -- for a rape convict was included and the court's discretion to award less than that was taken away. "Did you carry out any study, any scientific assessment that death penalty is a deterrent to rape? Have you thought of the consequences to the victim? How many offenders would allow their victims to survive now that rape and murder have the same punishment," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked the government. The Union Cabinet, two days ago, cleared the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, which proposes stringent punishments, ranging from a minimum of 20 years to life term or death, for rape of girls ...
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Bareilly: 8-year-old girl raped by 14-year-old boy, minor arrested 23.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Even after amendment of POCSO Act awarding death sentence for raping of minor girls upto age 12, , the Uttar Pradesh Police is failing to curb growing cases of rape against minor girls of this age-group. In yet another case, an eight-year-old minor girl was raped by a 14-year-old minor boy in Bareilly district. The incident was reported from Sarania village under Sibiganj Police Station in Bareilly district. The minor girl was playing in a nearby field alone when the boy grabbed her and raped. The boy fled from crime scene leaving the minor girl bleeding profusely. Hearing her shrieks, the family member rushed her to the hospital and informed the police. Ironically, both the victim and the accused are minors and were studying in the same school . The police have arrested the accused boy who has confessed to his crime. A case under POCSO Act has been registered at the Sibiganj Police Station against the boy. The Sibiganj Police said that the incident had occurred on Sunday evening and the family members ...
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Roll-out of e-Way Bill system for Intra-State movement of goods in the States / Union Territory of Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim and Puducherry from 25th April, 2018 23.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
As per the decision of the GST Council, e-Way Bill system for ?I?nter-State movement of goods has been rolled-out from 01st April, 2018. As on 20th April, 2018, e-Way Bill system for Intra-State movement of goods has been rolled-out in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
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India Exploring Signing of MoU with South Korea for Road Information System 23.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari has said that India is exploring an agreement with South Korea for introduction of Highways Information System in the country.
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Election Commission of India issues Notification in respect of extension of hours of Poll in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 23.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
No. 464/KT-LA/2018:- Whereas, the Governor of the State of Karnataka has, by Notification issued under sub-section (2) of section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), published in the official Gazette of the State on the 17th April,2018  (Tuesday), been pleased to call upon all the Assembly Constituencies in the State of Karnataka, to elect members to the Legislative Assembly of the State, in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and of the rules and orders made there under: Whereas, the Commission has, under Section 56 of the said Act notified hours of poll from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm as the hours of poll during which the poll shall be taken in all the assembly constituencies of the state; and Whereas, the Commission considers that in view of the extreme heat in the State of Karnataka at present and also due to the introduction of VVPAT, it is necessary to extend the hours of poll to facilitate all the voters to cast their votes even in the late hours.
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Death for child rape: Tough law kicks in, rape cases pour in 23.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A new law for death to those raping children below 12 came into force in India on Sunday, in response to days of unspeakable brutalities and subsequent outrage across states. More cases of rape and murder of kids poured in through the day, and shock mounted further when Union Minister Santosh Gangwar questioned "a brouhaha over one or two cases that sometimes cannot be stopped." "These cases are unfortunate, but sometimes, they cannot be stopped. The government is active and prompt everywhere. Everyone can see that it is taking action," said the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment. "But it's not fair to create a brouhaha if one or two cases take place in such a big country. It should be understood that the government is taking effective steps," he told reporters in his Parliamentary constituency Bareilly.        President Ram Nath Kovind promulgated an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for rape of children below 12. The latest outpouring ...
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IBC amendment ordinance likely this week 22.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The central government is bringing in an ordinance to make certain changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The Union Cabinet is likely to clear this week the amendments proposed by a government panel in the current Code, sources in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs said. The ordinance, which is likely to be promulgated over the next few days, will clear the air around the homebuyers' status. Homebuyers are likely to be granted the financial creditor's status, placing them right after banks in the hierarchy under waterfall mechanism for liquidation. This is likely to bring relief to the thousands of homebuyers who are fighting a legal battle against builders over non-completion of projects. As of now, flat owners fall under both operational as well as financial creditor's categories, depending on the nature of the project based on assured returns. "Clarity on the status of homebuyers in welcome. But more beneficial is the proposal which mandates resolution plans to comply with the provisions ...
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With the assent of the President of India, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 gets promulgated; New Law lays down the measures to empower Indian authorities to attach and confiscate the proceeds of crime associated with economic offenders and the properties of the economic offenders. 22.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 has come into force as the President of India has given his assent to the Union Cabinet’s decision to promulgate the said Ordinance. Earlier, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting held on 21st April, 2018, had decided to approve the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to promulgate the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018.
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