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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman extends cash benefit to Assam tea workers

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A sum of Rs 2,500 was transferred to 6.3 lakh bank accounts in the first phase of the Assam Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela Scheme in 2017-18. An additional Rs 2,500 was deposited in 7.15 lakh accounts in the second tranche in 2018-19. Ahead of the Assam elections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday launched the third phase […]

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6 Tips on How to Settle Your Divorce-Related Issues Fairly

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After you decide to prepare online divorce papers, most probably you will be told that you are not able to negotiate a fair divorce settlement without any support. This is mainly because most attorneys believe that no one can do this better than they do. For many divorcees, that’s true after all. Discussing important issues […]

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Over 300 Twitter handles generated from Pak to disrupt farmers’ tractor rally: Delhi Police

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Delhi Police on Sunday claimed that over 300 Twitter handles have been generated from Pakistan to disrupt the tractor rally proposed by protesting farmers on Republic Day. Detailing the plan for the tractor parade, Deependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) said the rally on Tuesday will be conducted amid tight security after the Republic […]

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Tiktok to shut down India business

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Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns Tiktok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country. Tiktok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for global business solutions Blake Chandlee in a joint email to employees have communicated the decision of the […]

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Farmers’ tractor rally: Plea in SC seeks inquiry commission to look into violence on R-Day

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A plea was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court seeking setting up of a commission, headed by a retired apex court judge, to inquire the violence during the protesting farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital on the Republic Day. The plea has also sought direction to the concerned authority to lodge First Information […]

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Why Centre resisting direction to translate draft EIA in all vernacular languages : Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it cannot understand why the Centre was “vehemently” resisting its order to translate the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in all 22 languages in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution. A special bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said the government would have […]

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Kashmiri woman held for planning terror acts tests positive for COVID-19 in NIA custody

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A Kashmiri woman, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly planning a terror attack in the country during anti-CAA protests here, has tested positive for COVID-19 while in the custody of National Investigation Agency(NIA). The judge directed the NIA to admit Hina Bashir Beigh to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital with immediate effect. The […]

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman : Decriminalise Companies Act violations involving minor defaults

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while announcing the fifth and the final tranche of the economic stimulus package on Sunday, said that the government will soon move an ordinance to decriminalise Companies Act violations involving minor technical and procedural defaults. The government has decided to drop seven compoundable offences while five will be dealt with under […]

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Form medical board to decide minor’s pregnancy termination: BHC.

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The Bombay High Court has directed the city-based J J Hospital to form a medical board and assess whether a 24-week pregnant minor victim of sexual assault can undergo medical termination of the pregnancy without any health risks. Justice S J Kathawalla passed the direction on Friday after the minor told the court that she was […]

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Tamil Nadu moves SC against HC order for closure of liquor outlets.

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The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Madras High Court order for closure of state-run liquor outlets on grounds of violations of COVID-19 guidelines, arguing that it would lead to “grave losses” in revenue and complete halt in commercial activities. The Madras High Court had on Friday ordered closure of […]

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Supreme Court dismisses plea of district judge against swearing-in of Karnataka HC judge Padmaraj N Desai.

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by a district judge challenging the appointment of a ‘junior’ judicial officer as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court and seeking a stay on his swearing-in contending that it breaches the seniority rule. The top court dismissed the plea just half an hour before the […]

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Plea against ‘detention’ of 1,408 people at quarantine centres.

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The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Maharashtra government and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation on a plea alleging that the civic authorities “illegally detained” 1,408 people from two coronavirus hotspots and put them in quarantine facilities. Justice A S Kilor of the Nagpur bench on Sunday took up for urgent hearing the petition filed […]

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India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Abhijit Banerjee.

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India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost the economy post lockdown. Banerjee, while talking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through video-conferencing, suggested giving money into the […]

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Bank loan fraud: ED attaches assets worth Rs 52 lakh.

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has attached assets, worth Rs 51.86 lakh, of a company in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged bank fraud in Haryana. It said a provisional order for attachment of the properties, in the form of commercial property in Gurgaon and bank balances, has […]

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Donald Trump threatens to terminate trade deal with China on Corona Virus Pandemic.

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US President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the trade deal with China if Beijing did not honour its provisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the country. While China has reported 82,788 novel coronavirus cases, including 4,632 fatalities, the US registered over 824,600 cases and more than 45,290 deaths — […]

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Delhi High Court refuses to interfere with School Fees during Lockdown.

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The Delhi High Court has refused to interfere with a petition seeking directions to private schools in the national capital to suspend fees charged under various heads, other than the tuition fee, for the month of April, May and June on account of COVID-19 pandemic, observing that the authorities have taken cognizance of the issue […]

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Postal employees to get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19

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All postal employees, including Gramin Dak Sevaks, will get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19, the government said on Saturday. The postal services come under essential services and apart from regular services, the post offices are also delivering food packets, rations and essential medicines, among others, across the country by liasioning […]

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COVID 19: Force Majeure Clause Applicable Only To Steel Supplier And Not Importer – Steel Importer Denied Ad-Interim Stay on Encashment of Letters of Credit

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The Hon’ble Bombay High Court vide its order dated April 8, 2020 denied ad interim protection to Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd.  and other steel importers  from encashment of letters of credit. The said order was passed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice AA Sayed in petitions filed by the steel importers under Section 9 of the Arbitration […]

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Not a single foreign Tablighi Jamaat member should leave India without informing the investigative team: Delhi top cop

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Not a single foreign Tablighi Jamaat member should leave India without informing the investigative team, Commissioner of Delhi Police SN Shrivastava issued directions to his unit heads associated with a case filed against the religious group. A total 1,306 foreign nationals were Tablighi Jamaat participants, out of which 250 were found in Delhi. The foreigners, […]

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Yes Bank scam: DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother’s plea for FIR copy rejected.

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A special court here has rejected the plea of DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother Dheeraj, seeking inspection and certified copies of the FIR registered against them in connection with the Yes Bank scam. The plea was rejected by the court on the grounds that the matter is not urgent and the accused has liberty […]

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Zoom App not ‘safe’ to use in view of Cyber Crimes : Cyber Coordination Centre.

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The Cyber Coordination Centre (CCC) of the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned people that the Zoom video conferencing app for meetings is not a safe platform for government and official use, IANS reported. In the advisory, issued on April 12, it said that “secure use of Zoom meeting platform is for private individuals and […]

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COVID-19 crisis : Companies cutting salaries during lockdown will need employees’ consent

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The nationwide lockdown has been extended and so have been the powers of the government under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 & Disaster Management Act 2005. Already, the government has issued advisories and notifications against companies terminating the services of their employees or cutting their wages during the lockdown. The Home Ministry’s directive to factories, […]

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PIL in SC seeks free telecom and DTH services ahead Coronavirus impact.

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The list of COVID-19 related demands before the Supreme Court is growing, with a fresh Public Interest Petition (PIL) now seeking free telecom services and free access to satellite TV channels via DTH networks. The PIL has sought for SC to direct the Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to […]

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Plea in SC seeks to nationalise all health care facilities in India till COVID-19 is contained.

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre, states and Union Territories to nationalise all healthcare facilities and related entities till COVID-19 pandemic is contained in the country. The plea, which claimed that India does not have sufficient public healthcare infrastructure to combat the pandemic, has also sought a […]

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