President’s decision is subject to judicial review: Uttarakhand HC to Centre

Rapping it for “introducing chaos”, the Uttarakhand High Court Tuesday questioned the Centre if it was going to look with a “magnifying lens” for an “opportunity” in state assemblies to “impose” President’s rule. Hearing arguments on ousted Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s petition challenging President’s rule in the state and other related petitions, the bench of Chief Justice K M Joseph […]

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Shiv Sena mocks at BJP on its defeat in Maharashtra local polls

Days after BJP was trounced in the crucial Nagar Panchayat and Zilla Parishad polls, Shiv Sena on Wednesday took potshots at its ruling ally in Maharashtra saying the party’s fight for existence in these bodies indicated that people were not benefiting from their governance. ‘Expecting that people’s sentiments can be bought with power and money, is wrong. BJP’s defeat is […]

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Hijab-clad Muslim woman removed from US plane

A hijab-clad Muslim woman in the US was reportedly removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after she asked for switching seats with a flight attendant saying she “did not feel comfortable” with the passenger. Hakima Abdulle, a Muslim woman from Maryland, said she was removed from the flight from Chicago to Seattle “without any credible explanation”. Abdulle said she wanted […]

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Jewellers call off strike after 42 days

Jewellers in the national capital on Wednesday temporarily called off their 42-day strike, demanding rollback of proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery, for 12 days after the government’s assurance that there will be no harassment by excise officials. “We have decided to temporarily call off the strike till April 24 after the government’s assurance,” Surinder Kumar Jain, vice-president of All […]

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Congress, Left attack government on US pact, call it ‘dangerous’

The Congress and Left parties attacked the Narendra Modi government Wednesday over its decision to sign a logistics pact with the United States, with the Congress saying it was “disastrous” and would hit the independence of India’s foreign policy while the Left parties said it was “dangerous and anti-national”. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar announced Tuesday that India and the US […]

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Delhi govt bans sale of all forms of chewable tobacco for 1 year

The Delhi government has banned the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of pan masala, gutkha, and all forms of chewable tobacco for one year. According to a notification issued by the Department of Food Safety, unpackaged products of chewable tobacco, too, are covered under the scope of the ban. “The manufacture, storage, distribution, or sale of tobacco which is either […]

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