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    Anti-Romeo Squads Hits The Street In Yogi’s Uttar Pradesh

    March 22, 2017

    From Gorakhpur to Meerut, "anti- Romeo" squads of policemen today fanned out across Uttar Pradesh on the orders of new chief minister Yogi Adityanath, fulfilling a pre-poll pledge of the BJP to check eve-teasing. But the police campaign aimed at ensuring safety of women, especially young girls. was reportedly marked by some stray cases of harassment of innocent youths amid concerns that it coul..

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    Amnesty International Disappointed With Probe In 1984 Sikh Riots

    March 22, 2017

    International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. "The SIT has disappointed many who have struggled for justice. It has only filed four chargesheets in over two years, following a non-transparent process. The status report ..

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    Finance Bill Passed In Lok Sabha

    March 22, 2017

    After two-day debate, the Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill. The bill was passed through voice vote, with over 40 amendments by the government, one of which will make an Aadhaar card, or enrollment number, mandatory for filing Income Tax returns after July 1. IANS..

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    Decrease In Number Of Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan Post Surgical Strikes: Government

    March 22, 2017

    Ceasefire violations by Pakistan and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control and the international border have come down after the surgical strikes by India, the government said on Wednesday. It also rejected the opposition charge that the issue was not only being taken seriously, but was being "butchered" by the way the concerns of members were being replied to. "The ceasefire ..

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    Senior Journalist Booked Under Molestation Charges

    March 22, 2017

    A senior journalist of a local news channel has been booked for allegedly molesting a woman from Gwalior, police said today. The woman was called here by the journalist on the pretext of making her the market distributor of the media firm. Her accommodation was arranged by him at a guest house at Sector-50, SHO Bijendra Singh Bhadana said. According to the complaint filed by the victim, the ..

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    Why India Needs More Male Health Workers To Tackle Maternal-Health Crisis

    March 22, 2017

    Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to a 2015 research study conducted in rural Odisha. What can MHWs do in rural areas? Gender inequities in developing societies mean that men play a dominant, decision-making role in reproductive health. MHWs can make a difference b..

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    84% Jio Users Willing To Take Prime Offer: Survey

    March 22, 2017

    At least 84 per cent of the current Jio users are expected to subscribe to its Prime membership in April, a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch said here on Wednesday. "We surveyed 1,000 Jio users online to gauge trends. With all the caveats that accompany surveys in a country as large as India, the results are stark: 84 per cent of Jio users we surveyed suggest they will subscrib..

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    CBSE Brings In ‘Uniform’ Assessment For Classes 6-9

    March 22, 2017

    The much-vaunted continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) for Classes 6 to 9 is out and the CBSE is bringing in a revised assessment structure following its decision to restore Class 10 Board examination from 2017-18 academic session. "To increase the confidence in the students to start preparing for Class 10 Board examination when they join the upper primary stage in Class 6, the CBSE has..

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    Separation Of Powers Binding On Judiciary Too: Government

    March 22, 2017

    The central government said on Wednesday that separation of powers is as binding on the judiciary as it is on the other pillars of the State. "Separation of power is binding. If it is binding on all, it is equally binding on the judiciary," Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha while responding to supplementaries during the Question Hour. The minister's remarks came after..

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    Supreme Court To Hear Babri Masjid Demolition Case Tomorrow

    March 22, 2017

    The Supreme Court today fixed for tomorrow the hearing in the Babri Masjid demolition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused. A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose said the appropriate bench comprising him and Justice R F Nariman will be hearing the matter tomorrow. Justice Nariman was not present in the court today. The bench, also comprising Justice..

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