Odisha judge gets used bullets, detonator in parcel

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A judge in Odisha Tuesday received a parcel containing a threat letter, two used bullets and an obsolete detonator, police said. The parcel, which arrived through the postal department’s speed post, was received at the office of Debasis Panda, sub-judge at Koraput town, about 500 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar. Inspector in charge of… Read more »

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zealand

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More than a third of the same- sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, authorities said Tuesday. In the period till the end of September, 40 of the 177 same-sex marriages involved couples from abroad, Xinhua reported from Statistics New Zealand. Out of these, 61 were between… Read more »

Dubai court upholds death sentence for Indian

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A Dubai court has upheld the death sentence awarded to an Indian national for killing a woman, from whom he had bought a washing machine, by slitting her throat. The 28-year-old Indian man, identified by the initials of his name AM, admitted in a court of appeal in Dubai to attacking the woman with a… Read more »

Cycle rally for safety of women

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Jamia Milia Islamia will organise a 1,100-km-long cycle rally to spread awareness regarding safety of woman and to provide them a secure environment in the country. The rally, to be flagged off Nov 9 by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, will cover a distance of approximately 1,100 km. It will pass through the… Read more »

Court notice to UGC over private varsities

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Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notice to the University Grants Commission (UGC), asking it about the steps it has initiated to implement regulations pertaining to establishment and operation of private universities in the state. From the news item that has appeared in The Tribune, it… Read more »

Need for statutory forum for electronic media

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Concurring with an Uttar Pradesh court’s observation underlining the need for a statutory forum for the electronic media, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said “it’s quite natural” to have such a mechanism when TV channels often compromise on the veracity of the news to improve their ratings. Kerala is home to a dozen Malayalam… Read more »

Supreme Court directions on civil servants will serve public interest

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The Supreme Court’s directions that civil servants should have an assured minimum tenure and should refrain from acting on verbal orders given by politicians will serve public interest by improving governance and bringing greater accountability in the system, say retired bureaucrats who have held key positions in the government. Former cabinet secretary T.S.R. Subramaniam said… Read more »

Ensure encroachment-free water bodie

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The Delhi High Court has directed the city police to ensure that water bodies like lakes and ponds are not encroached upon or allotted in future to make good the deficiency of land during consolidation proceedings. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan, in an order earlier this week, asked the… Read more »

Employee can’t escape recovery of excess payments: SC

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The Supreme Court has said that even after retirement from service, an employee can’t escape the recovery of the excess amount that is credited due to an error in salary calculations. Rejecting the submission that no amount should be recovered from the excess salary paid to employees, the apex court bench of Justice Anil R…. Read more »

Non-compliance of court orders costs varsity officials dear

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Defying a Himachal Pradesh court’s directive to clear the dues of around 850 pensioners of an agricultural university has cost its top functionaries dear. Expressing displeasure over non-release of pension arrears with dearness allowance even after the high court ordered this in 2011, a division bench consisting of Justices Sanjay Karol and Rajiv Sharma has… Read more »