All unmanned level crossings to be removed within one year

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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today informed the Rajya Sabha that the number of unmanned level crossings in the country has gone down significantly in the past three years, since the Modi government assumed charge. Responding to a question in the upper house, Goyal said that government has put a greater focus on passenger security and… Read more »

Crimes against women on rise in Kerala

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A total of 16,755 cases of rape have been reported in the last one decade in Kerala, which boasts of 100 per cent literacy, progressive outlook and high socio-development index. While 11,325 cases related to rape of women, 5,430 involved children in the period from 2007-2017 (up to July). According to crime statistics provided by… Read more »

‘No begging please’: Chairman Naidu reminds ministers

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 “No begging please!” This was Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu’s directive to ministers today, asking them not to use the term ‘beg’ while tabling the listed official papers in the House. Normally, the ministers say “I beg to lay the papers … listed against my name in today’s order paper.” Naidu had on the… Read more »

Madras HC refuses to stay eviction of slum-dwellers in city

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The Madras High Court today refused to stay eviction of residents from 36 slums in the city saying a blanket order cannot be granted without hearing the state government’s version. Refusing any interim relief, a vacation bench headed by Justice MS Ramesh ordered notice to the state government returnable by January 5, 2108 on a… Read more »

Two get seven years jail for raping woman

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A court here today sentenced two men to seven years imprisonment for raping a 45-year-old woman in 2015. Sessions court judge R N Majgaonkar also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 each on Akash alias Gotya Ashok Burkhud (22) and Vilas alias Kakdya Rama Burkud (28). Prosecutor D R Tare informed the court that on… Read more »

Senior SC lawyer Rajeev Dhavan to appear in Ayodhya case

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 Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who recently gave up court practice in wake of his courtroom spat with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has reconsidered his decision on the request of his client to appear in the Supreme Court in the Ram Janama bhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. Seventy-four-year-old Dhavan had on December 11 called it quits… Read more »

Failure of authorities made Delhi a polluting city: HC

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The Delhi High Court has rapped authorities in the city saying had kept their eyes open, the national capital would not have become a “polluting city”. Expressing displeasure over the connivance of officials of municipal corporations in allowing industrial units in residential and non-conforming areas, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice… Read more »

Court upholds order summoning AIIMS doctor as accused

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 A Delhi court has upheld an order summoning as accused an AIIMS doctor for allegedly refusing to treat a patient and misbehaving with his family, saying that direction cannot be interfered with. Special judge Rajesh Kumar Singh dismissed the revision petition of the junior resident doctor of the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences… Read more »

Housing scam: Delhi court acquits ex-minister Thungon

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 Former union minister P K Thungon, facing trial for 21 years in a corruption case relating to allotment of government quarters, has been acquitted by a special court which said the CBI has failed to prove that he abused his official position. Besides 71-year-old Thungon, the court also acquitted 14 others, including several government officials,… Read more »