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No silence zones in city since August 10 17.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Since August 10, no spot in the city or the state has officially been a silence zone, not even the mandatory area of 100-metre radius around hospitals, educational institutions, courts and religious places. The state government, which is the sole authority to notify such zones, will soon re-notify these areas, but till that happens, they have ceased to be silence zones. An affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court by the state government on Monday states that as per an amendment to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Amendment Rules, 2017, by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, unless any area bound by these rules is notified by the ‘state’, it cannot be considered a silence zone. The affidavit goes on to state that since August 10, any area comprising not less than 100 metres around all hospitals, educational institutions or religious places could not constitute a silence zone unless specified.  Moreover, the Union government gazette states that the state government or ...
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Pass specific directions to states on jail reforms: Govt to Supreme Court 16.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The Centre today urged the Supreme Court to pass "specific directions" to states to conform with the orders on jail reforms, including overcrowding of prisons and improving the living conditions of prisoners. Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that if specific directions were passed, the states would have to comply with it, otherwise they would be guilty of not adhering to the apex court's order. He argued that the apex court could take up the prison reforms issue in six or seven states at a time and pass specific directions to them after hearing the matter. "This court should issue specific directives to each state. If that (court's direction) is not done, they (states) will be guilty of not complying with your orders," he told the bench, adding, "you can consider listing the matter of three states at a time. The Union of India will be there". However, the bench said, "there would be some problem in this. If we will take ...
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Trade unions object to new draft of Factories Amendment Bill 16.8.2017 TOI: India
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Hon’ble President to give away the National Safety Awards (Mines) 16.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Occupational safety, health and welfare of persons employed in all mines - coal, metalliferous and oil - all over the country comes under the domain of the Central Government.
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Inactive LLPs face heat; nearly 200 face deregistration 15.8.2017 ET: Policy
LLPs are registered under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 -- which came into force in 2009 -- and the law is implemented by the corporate affairs ministry.
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Tracking the journey of India 15.8.2017 DNA: Top News
Slide Photos:  Aryabhata launched: 1975 Named after the famous Indian astronomer, the 360-kg first Indian satellite is built by India’s space agency, ISRO, to conduct experiments in X-ray astronomy, aeronomics, and solar physics. It is launched by Russia from its Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site. It re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere 17 years later. Agra Summit: 2001 PM AB Vajpayee meets with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to resolve long-standing issues between the two countries. Various rounds of one-to-one talks were held with hopefulness and in a spirit of good will. But the historic event fails to achieve a breakthrough because of differences over Kashmir. Bangladesh War: 1971 India intervenes on Bangladesh's behalf and achieves its greatest military victory. About 90,000 Pakistani soldiers surrender before the Indian Army. A new country, Bangladesh, is born. India and Pakistan had already fought in 1948 and 1965. Bofors scandal: 1987 The Bofors scandal shook the nation because it ...
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India: An unauthorised biography of people, events, policies 15.8.2017 TOI: India
We bring you the energy, fluidity and unpredictability of the seven decades post independence and the promise of the future.
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Want concrete shape to PM's assurance on Art 35A: Omar 14.8.2017 DNA: Money
National Conference chief Omar Abdullah today insisted that his party does not question the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India but wanted "concrete shape" to be given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance that there will be no fiddling with the Article 35A. He said the BJP was wrongly claiming that Jammu and Ladakh regions of the state would benefit by abrogation of Article 35A of the Indian Constitution which grants special privileges to the citizens of the state. Jammu region will face the brunt first and Kashmir subsequently, the former chief minister said. He said the Centre should file a counter affidavit in the Supreme Court where Article 35A of the Indian Constitution has been challenged by two women who have contended that they lost their citizenship rights because of this provision which grants special privileges to the citizens of the state. Abdullah said those tinkering with the constitutional provisions like Article 370, which grants special status to J&K, and Article 35A are ...
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Centre to cooperate if Tamil Nadu brings ordinance on NEET: Nirmala Sitharaman 13.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the Centre will cooperate with Tamil Nadu if it brings an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for government colleges for one year. Responding to her, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said an ordinance in this regard would be submitted to the Centre tomorrow morning. The development comes after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, state ministers and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai had multiple meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Central ministers ovNEET. Tamil Nadu, which had initially sought permanent exemption from NEET by passing two Bills in the Assembly, later made efforts to be out of its ambit for at least a year or two. Sitharaman said although students who had qualified in NEET included those from the state board, students from rural Tamil Nadu were largely out of it. "The Centre is ready to cooperate in case the Tamil Nadu government comes up with an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for government colleges," ...
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Authorised joint secretary can suspend telecom service in an area 13.8.2017 ET: Policy
The government often suspends telecom services in disturbed areas with an aim to maintain law and order in a state or in the country.
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5-year wait for surrogacy too long: Parl panel 13.8.2017 TOI: Home
The Parliamentary committee, which examined the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, termed the five-year waiting period as "arbitrary, discriminatory and without any definable logic" and recommended that the period be reduced to one year.
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SC acts tough as accused misuse interim relief to get regular bail 13.8.2017 TOI: India
The bench passed the direction after noting that it had become a regular practice for accused to surrender before trial court and seek regular bail just after interim pre-arrest bail was granted by higher forums.
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SC: Won't interfere with HC stay on cattle-trade rules 12.8.2017 TOI: India
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2017 monsoon session ends on a good note 12.8.2017 DNA: Popular News
Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die after completion of the monsoon session on Friday. The 26-day session comprised 19 sittings. Scoop of the Last Day M Venkaiah Naidu chaired the Rajya Sabha session for the first time after being administered oath of office as the Vice-President by the President, Ramnath Kovind, in the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar expressed happiness after 14 Bills were passed. It was an achievement considering a short session, he said. "The monsoon session has been a successful session in terms of the legislative businessës conducted and wide participation of all political parties in discussions on various issues of national importance," he said. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan noted in her conclusive remarks that nearly 30 hours were wasted due to disruptions". The House had to meet for over 10 hours more than scheduled. No common resolution The ideological differences reflected in the two varying resolutions passed on August 9 on Quit India, one in ...
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AIADMK camp bosses in Delhi, push for merger 12.8.2017 TOI: India
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami and his rival group leader O Panneerselvam camped in the national capital since Thursday night to push forward the merger plans with the blessings of BJP brass. The EPS-OPS camps seem to be working in perfect coordination with each other.
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RS logged 80% productivity, LS 78% this session 12.8.2017 TOI: Home
A higher proportion of the productive time (nearly 40%) in Lok Sabha was spent on legislative business including passing of 14 bills. On the other hand, a higher proportion of the time was spent on non-legislative business (nearly 42%) in Rajya Sabha.
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Rajya Sabha sat for nearly 80% of scheduled hours, Lok Sabha for 78% this session: Union minister Ananth Kumar hails ‘achievement’ 11.8.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Rajya Sabha worked for 79.95% of the scheduled hours during the Monsoon Session, which concluded today, while the Lok Sabha sat for little less at 77.94% of the scheduled hours, Union minister Ananth Kumar said. During the session, 17 Bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha. Fourteen Bills were passed in the Lower House, while nine in the Upper House or the Rajya Sabha, the Parliamentary Affairs Minister told reporters here. This is an "achievement" considering it was a short session and a considerable time was devoted to discussions on important issues and elections to the offices of President and Vice President, he added. Both the Houses were adjourned sine die today. "The Session provided 19 sittings spread over a period of 26 days. The productivity of Lok Sabha was 77.94 per cent and that of Rajya Sabha was 79.95 per cent," Kumar said. He also said a special sitting was organised to mark the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement during the session. Kumar termed the extension of the Goods and ...
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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die 11.8.2017 TOI: India
The Monsoon Session witnessed the elections to the posts of the President and the Vice President of the country. A special discussion was also held on 75th Anniversary on the Quit India Movement.
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Monsoon Session 2017 concludes 11.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB
GST extended to Jammu & Kashmir, will lead to its Economic Integration with the rest of the Country: Shri Ananthkumar
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Maharashtra's beef battle reaches Supreme Court 11.8.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Maharashtra has knocked on the Supreme Court's door, challenging the Bombay High Court (HC) order which decriminalised possession of beef if the animals were slaughtered outside the state. The bench comprising Justices RK Agrawal and AM Sapre will hear the plea. In May 2016, HC had struck down sections 5(d) and 9(b) of the Maharashtra Animals Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1995, which criminalised and imposed punishment on persons found in possession of beef of animals slaughtered in or outside the state. It decriminalised the possession of meat if the animals were slaughtered outside the state. Advocate Nishant Katneshwarkar, who filed the plea, has assailed the judgment saying that "while coming to the finding that right to privacy forms part of the fundamental right to personal liberty guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution," the High Court "ought to have appreciated that right to privacy has not yet been designated as a fundamental right". The plea suggested that according to the May 6 ...
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