NSA invoked against those arrested in Bulandshahr cow slaughter case

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The Bulandshahr district administration on Monday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against seven people arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil last month, officials said. Cattle carcasses were found strewn in the fields outside village Mahaw in Siyana on December 3 after which a mob went on the rampage,… Read more »

Opposition questions timing of quota bill

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Questioning the timing of the Bill to provide reservation to the poor in the general category, the Congress and the opposition in Rajya Sabha Wednesday slammed the ruling BJP saying the government was playing election “politics”. They said it was a disrespect shown to the Indian democracy’s highest insitution. ‘The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenth-Four… Read more »

GST exemption limit doubled to give relief to small businesses

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In a bid to give relief to small businesses, the GST Council Thursday doubled the exemption limit and raised the threshold for availing the composition scheme. The GST Council doubled the GST exemption limit to Rs 20 lakh for north eastern states and Rs 40 lakh for the rest of the country, Finance Minister Arun… Read more »

Sheila Dikshit new president of Delhi Congress

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Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was appointed the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president on Thursday, days after Ajay Maken resigned from the post citing ill-health. Making the announcement, All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of the party’s Delhi unit, P C Chacko, said Dikshit would be assisted by three working presidents — Devender Yadav, Haroon… Read more »

Alok Verma shunted out as CBI chief

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Alok Verma was shunted out as the CBI chief after a marathon meeting of high-powered selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday, officials said. Verma, a 1979-batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer, has been removed from the high-profile post on the charges of corruption and dereliction of duty making him the first chief in… Read more »

National Herald case: Delhi High Court to hear on Jan 16

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The Delhi High Court said Wednesday it will hear on January 16 the appeal of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of National Herald newspaper, challenging the single judge order asking it to vacate its premises here, due to non-availability of advocates on January 15. In the morning, the court was informed that Solicitor General Tushar… Read more »

Delhi-based builder gets one year imprisonment in check bounce case

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A local court has sentenced a Delhi-based builder to one year imprisonment in a check bounce case. Shamli Chief Judicial Magistrate Raj Magal Singh Pandey on Wednesday also imposed a fine of Rs 11 lakh on the builder. According to the prosecution, a Shamli-based trader had filed case against the builder and alleged that a… Read more »

Inclusion of castes in OBC group: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay High Court Wednesday sought to know if the Maharashtra government had conducted any study or survey before issuing a notification in 1967 inducting several castes in the OBC category for reservation. A division bench of Chief Justice N H Patil and Justice N M Jamdar was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed… Read more »