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Ukraine declares Crimea 'temporarily occupied territory' (Cached) 15.4.2014 DNA: Top News
The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday passed a bill declaring the southern Crimea peninsula as "territory temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation", the parliament's press service said. The new law, which establishes a special legal regime in Crimea, garnerred 228 votes in the 450-seat assembly, Xinhua reported. The legislation said Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and airspace and territorial waters surrounding them are considered as an integral part of Ukraine. The law imposes travel restrictions on visiting Crimea, requiring tourists to obtain special permits for entering the peninsula. According to the legislation, state and private properties in Crimea, including offshore oil and natural gas platforms, will stay under the proprietorship of their current owners. Contrary to local analysts' expectations, the law does not envisage a ban on economic and business activities in Crimea. On March 17, the Crimean parliament declared independence from Ukraine, after results from a peninsula-wide referendum ...
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Foreign divorce decree not conclusive for cases in India: HC 15.4.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Deciding a divorce case of an NRI couple, the Punjab and Haryana high court has ruled that any judgment passed by a court of another country in a matrimonial dispute would not be considered “conclusive” in relation to the same matrimonial dispute pending before an Indian ...
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Government can take charge of Financial Technologies on proof of scam: Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Cached) 15.4.2014 ET: Policy
The Rs 5,600-cr NSEL payment crisis erupted last July when the exchange was unable to settle contracts, MCA ordered an inspection in September.
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dna special: Allahabad High Court makes comprehensive rail safety proposal (Cached) 14.4.2014 DNA: Money
The Allahabad High Court's recommendations to the railway board on passenger safety is perhaps the most comprehensive proposal on this critical matter so far. The railways has started to implement one of these with regard to setting up a database of addresses of those buying season passes. The court felt this could help security agencies to track down those who might violate the rules during commute. The court made the recommendations some time back, during the hearing of a suo morot petition on commuter safety. Among the others are the setting up of an all-India helpline number, permanent presence of at least two policemen in each coach, communication system between commuters and the guard, and random checks to weed out those making a nuisance. All-India helpline number: The court underlined that the helpline was "the need of the hour" and this should be operated on the pattern of the emergency 911 call service in the United States or 112 across the European Union. It wants that the call number be a ...
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If elected, Congress may form panel to study need for reservation in private sector 14.4.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Congress will consider setting up of a committee to examine the need for reservations for SC, ST and OBCs in private sector if it forms the next government at the Centre. The proposed high-level committee, which will also formulate appropriate modalities for enforcing quota system in private sector, is among several suggestions the party accepted after consultations with the people. Under its Open Manifesto Process, Congress consulted with all stakeholders and incorporated some of their suggestions on various issues in the Suggested Policies and Programmes for Consideration of Congress Government (2014-2019). The suggested policies and programmes have now been added to the Manifesto section on the party website, Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said. As regards to minorities, it suggested forming a committee to enquire into the socio-economic status of Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Muslims to ensure "equitable access to government benefits". Besides, it wanted earmarking of 4.5% ...
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Nothing is suicidal in politics: Parveen Amanullah 14.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
'Nothing is suicidal in politics' A former Bihar minister in the rulingJD (U) government, Parveen Amanullah, who resigned at the eleventhhour before the elections to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Bihar in February, has been working relentlessly to make an impact in her Patna Sahib constituency. Amanullah tells dna's Ashutosh Kumar that she will keep working for Nagar Raj Bill and amendments inthe Panchayati Raj system. Excerpts: dna: Do you think that civil societyissues such as anti-corruption and transparency work in acaste-ridden state like Bihar? Parveen Amanullah: I do notthink that corruption is not an issue here. It is indeed a big issue.The thing is that it has never been tried, and the youth today is completely frustrated with the kind of system they have i.e the one based on caste and religious considerations. One has to pay a bribe for petty things. Not just the youth, everybody is realising that they have been taken for a ride over the years. People are realising that AAP is giving them ...
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Congress believes in unifying the nation, unlike BJP which spreads falsehood, says Sonia Gandhi 14.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
Congress president Sonia Gandhi highlighted on Monday the fact that it is the Congress which believes in unifying the nation, and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of wanting to spread falsehood and hatred once it comes to power. "Uttar Pradesh has always shown the path to our nation's destiny and always believes in secular beliefs and has never divided society based on caste, religion, unlike the opposition parties," Sonia said at her rally in Moradabad. She added that this election will see a fight between two ideologies, one that has been propounded by Mahatma Gandhi, and one which believes in dividing the people, which should be defeated. She said that a strong government can only be provided by the Congress Party The Congress president also raised the issue of the famous brass work which Moradabad is famous for, and said that since the Congress Ggovernment has gone from Uttar Pradesh, such industries have dried up. She also talked about steps taken to ensure that Muslim women get proper ...
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Supreme Court sets exemplary precedents in Birbhum gang-rape judgement 14.4.2014 DNA: Top News
On 22 July 2009, Ved Pal Maun , armed with an order from the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was on his way to bring back his wife, who had been forcibly separated from him on the orders of a khap panchayat in Haryana's Jind district. He was waylaid by some members of the khap, and hacked to death. Pal wasn’t travelling alone – he had a police escort and a High Court warrant officer accompanying him. Still, he had to die. When Manoj and Babli were butchered in 2010, the High Court was scathing in its criticism of the police’s inaction.  It is trite that the murderous vigilantism of khap panchayats and other such extra-legal bodies cannot be carried out without political patronage and the government’s inaction. In fact, in 2011, the Supreme Court had directed action against the administration and law enforcement machinery for failing in their duty.  However, the Supreme Court’s March 24 judgement in the Birbhum gang rape case takes a giant stride of a precedent because it shows what needs to be done when ...
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Mergers and amalgamations meant to avoid tax to face more scrutiny (Cached) 14.4.2014 ET: Economy/Finance
M&A deals involving the proposed merger of a loss-making company into a profit-making entity to set off the loss and, thereby, reduce the tax liability.
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Hong Kong shares close slightly up on blue-chip gains (Cached) 14.4.2014 ET: Global Markets
The Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2% at 23,038.8. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in HK was up 0.2%.
Mergers and amalgamations meant to avoid tax to face more scrutiny (Cached) 14.4.2014 TOI: India Business
A terse instruction issued by the CBDT in its memo dated April 11, addressed to all chief commissions, calls upon I-T officials to respond to the MCA immediately on being notified of an M&A transaction.
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Hungry for votes, but no neta to fix malnutrition problem (Cached) 14.4.2014 TOI: India
In January 2012, PM Manmohan Singh declared half of India’s children were malnourished and that was a national ...
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Polling booths to be smoke-free zones in Rajasthan (Cached) 14.4.2014 TOI: India
Smoking at polling stations would be prohibited as the Election Commission has directed all returning officers to ensure the enforcement of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act at polling stations as they are public ...
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P C Parakh: Why didn’t CBI name PM in Coalgate FIR? (Cached) 14.4.2014 TOI: India
Former coal secretary P C Parakh, named as an accused in the Coalgate scam for allegedly favouring Hindalco, has accused CBI director Ranjit Sinha of “abusing his office” and “not doing his homework” before charging him for corruption and ...
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Foreign Direct Investment from Mauritius to India drying up (Cached) 13.4.2014 ET: Economy/Finance
India had received in $ 8.17 billion during April- January 2012-13, according to the data of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
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Naveen Patnaik ridicules Congress over Food Security Act, targets BJP (Cached) 12.4.2014 DNA: Opinion
Terming Congress and BJP as "anti-Odisha", ruling BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today ridiculed Congress for implementing Food Security Act just before expiry of the UPA government's tenure at the Centre. "Though the Congress in its manifesto in 2009 had promised to bring a food security bill, it enacted the law just before end of the UPA government's tenure. The Act was passed keeping in eye on the elections," Patnaik said while addressing a public meeting at Pallahara in Angul district. Patnaik said this while referring to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's statement at a meeting in Balasore yesterday. Gandhi had blamed the BJD government for not implementing the Food Security Act in Odisha even as its objective is to end hunger. Without taking her name, the Odisha chief minister asked whether the Act would meet hunger of the people. "What is exactly required for a hungry man? A Bill or food grain? A Bill cannot meet hunger," Patnaik said. Rejecting the Congress chief's claim that the UPA government worked ...
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BJP backs Amit Shah, says even Obama used ‘revenge’ word (Cached) 12.4.2014 TOI: Home
The EC has banned Amit Shah from holding public meetings, processions or roadshows in UP and asked authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against him.
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Amit Shah booked in two more cases by Uttar Pradesh police 12.4.2014 DNA: Top News
The UP police today registered two cases against Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in Muzaffarnagar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct following a direction of the Election Commission, which has also banned him from campaigning in the state. While one case has been registered in Kakroli police station, another one has been registered in Newmandi police station against Amit Shah, Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi said. The BJP leader has been accused of making objectionable speeches in Badwar village in Muzaffarnagar on April 4, where he reportedly said said, "If Modi wins, Mullah Mulayam's government will fall". Shah has been booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of IPC and 123(3) of Representation of the People Act (relating to appeal by a candidate to vote on the ground of his religion, race, caste, community or language), he said, adding after checking the videos, his speeches were found objectionable. Tripathi said that ...
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Notification issued for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls (Cached) 12.4.2014 TOI: India
Notification was issued on Saturday for the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 7 in 64 constituencies spread across seven ...
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Azam Khan booked for Kargil remarks, remains defiant (Cached) 12.4.2014 TOI: Home
The Election Commission had on Friday banned him from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh and had asked authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against him.
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