Maharashtra: Narcotic drug mephedrone alias `meow-meow’ banned

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Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that the Centre had accepted its recommendation to include mephedrone in the list of prohibited drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.Mephedrone, a narcotic drug which is also called M-Cat or `meow meow’ in the party circuit, is banned in 53 countries. Now its… Read more »

Merit alone can be ground of admission in medical PG courses: SC

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Merit alone can be the basis of admission in Medical PG courses among candidates of a given category, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The court also set aside section 5(4) of the Kerala Medical Officers’ Admission to Postgraduate Courses under Service Quota Act, 2008 which provided that senior candidates, serving the state government, will… Read more »

Party promising to work for children will get votes: Badhte Kadam NGO

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Around 2,000 youngsters, associated with an NGO working for child rights, on Tuesday vowed to vote for a political party which promises to work for the welfare of homeless children. The first-time voters, all former street children, have written an open letter to all the political parties in Delhi ahead of the December 4 assembly… Read more »

TN on plea for fishermen’s protection

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Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the centre and Tamil Nadu on a petition seeking protection to fishermen from being captured by the Sri Lankan Navy. “Not only they captured the fishermen, but also damaged their boats” and it takes months before they are released, said the Apex Court bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam… Read more »

Countries should cooperate on child rights: Tirath

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Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Wednesday. The minister was inaugurating the second high-level meeting here on south-south cooperation for child rights in Asia and the Pacific. “The improvement in the collection and use of data on disparities for making effective policies, developing practical measures for child-friendly disaster risk reduction, and strengthening child… Read more »

Sale of adulterated food hits right to life : SC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said that food articles which are harmful and injurious to public health had the potential of striking at the fundamental right to life guaranteed by the constitution and it was the government’s responsibility to take steps for protection of life and health. “Enjoyment of life and its attainment, including right to… Read more »

NCPCR’s guidelines to Bengal for ‘right to play’

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To ensure a child’s “right to play”, India’s apex child rights panel has issued a 10-point guideline to the West Bengal government for implementation while granting permission for construction of high-rise residential buildings. “The government of West Bengal has acceded to the guidelines/recommendations issued by NCPCR for implementation to ensure the children’s right to play,”… Read more »