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In e-courts, lawyers in vests, with hookahs

Advocates, arguing before virtual courts from the comfort of homes and farmhouses, do not seem to be able not to a sip of tea or coffee, so intrinsic to the Indian way of life, while on the job. With many advocates seen in video-conference proceedings of the
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In e-courts, lawyers in vests, with hookahs

Advocates, arguing before virtual courts from the comfort of homes and farmhouses, do not seem to be able not to a sip of tea or coffee, so intrinsic to the Indian way of life, while on the job. With many advocates seen in video-conference proceedings of the Supreme Court and high courts taking cups to their lips, a storm brewed on the court decorum front.

Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee is comatose, responding to drugs

Former President Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment and all his vital parameters are stable though he remains deeply comatose. Sources said his pupils had started responding to light. He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referra
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Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee is comatose, responding to drugs

Former President Pranab Mukherjee is slowly responding to medical treatment and all his vital parameters are stable though he remains deeply comatose. Sources said his pupils had started responding to light. He was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on August 10 and was operated upon to remove a clot in the brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.

Cyber firm, govt spar over Aarogya info theft risk

Data of over 150 million Indians shared with the Aarogya Setu app runs a “significant risk of theft or abuse”, a security audit firm working with the ambitious contact-tracing programme has alleged, claiming that it was not heard when it warned the govern
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Cyber firm, govt spar over Aarogya info theft risk

Data of over 150 million Indians shared with the Aarogya Setu app runs a “significant risk of theft or abuse”, a security audit firm working with the ambitious contact-tracing programme has alleged, claiming that it was not heard when it warned the government on the potential weaknesses.

Decision to scrap final year exams void: UGC

The University Grants Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the decision of the Maharashtra and Delhi governments to cancel final year college exams due to Covid was void ab initio (invalid at the outset) and could not override its order to unive
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Decision to scrap final year exams void: UGC

The University Grants Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the decision of the Maharashtra and Delhi governments to cancel final year college exams due to Covid was void ab initio (invalid at the outset) and could not override its order to universities to hold the exams by September 30 through online or offline modes, reports Dhananjay Mahapatra.

India to build 'largest infra project' worth $500m in Maldives

With focus on greater connectivity, India on Thursday announced several developmental projects in the Maldives, including a $ 500 million Greater Malé Connectivity Project (GMCP), billed as the largest ever infrastructure project in the country.
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India to build 'largest infra project' worth $500m in Maldives

With focus on greater connectivity, India on Thursday announced several developmental projects in the Maldives, including a $ 500 million Greater Malé Connectivity Project (GMCP), billed as the largest ever infrastructure project in the country.

Chinese national among 4 held for Rs 1,100cr online gambling racket

A Chinese national and three of his Indian associates have been arrested in a crackdown on an illegal online gambling racket being run by a China-based company, the police said on Thursday. The Chinese national and his associates were arrested by the Hyderaba
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Chinese national among 4 held for Rs 1,100cr online gambling racket

A Chinese national and three of his Indian associates have been arrested in a crackdown on an illegal online gambling racket being run by a China-based company, the police said on Thursday. The Chinese national and his associates were arrested by the Hyderabad police from Delhi on Wednesday and brought to Hyderabad on Thursday.

In biggest Covid surge, 66,000+ cases, 1,008 deaths in one day

An unprecedented surge in the Covid-19 pandemic in India on Thursday saw the number of fresh cases as well as deaths from the virus touch record highs. New infections during the day went past 66,000 while fatalities touched 1,008.
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In biggest Covid surge, 66,000+ cases, 1,008 deaths in one day

An unprecedented surge in the Covid-19 pandemic in India on Thursday saw the number of fresh cases as well as deaths from the virus touch record highs. New infections during the day went past 66,000 while fatalities touched 1,008.

Bengaluru violence: 19 ‘leaders’ named in two FIRs; ban PFI, SDPI says Karnataka

Police have registered two separate FIRs against 19 men — most of them are members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) — for their “direct involvement” in Tuesday night’s violence in east Bengaluru. All the 19 accused belonging to a particula
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Bengaluru violence: 19 ‘leaders’ named in two FIRs; ban PFI, SDPI says Karnataka

Police have registered two separate FIRs against 19 men — most of them are members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) — for their “direct involvement” in Tuesday night’s violence in east Bengaluru. All the 19 accused belonging to a particular minority community have been identified in the FIRs.

Centre: No Mumbai police FIR in Rajput case, statements invalid

The Union government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that there was no legal sanctity in the recording of statements of 56 people by Mumbai police in the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput as the state police had not registered an FIR that empowers poli
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Centre: No Mumbai police FIR in Rajput case, statements invalid

The Union government told the Supreme Court on Thursday that there was no legal sanctity in the recording of statements of 56 people by Mumbai police in the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput as the state police had not registered an FIR that empowers police to legally investigate a crime.

Bihar floods: Death toll mounts to 25; 77.77 lakh people affected

The death toll in Bihar floods climbed to 25 on Thursday with one of the 16 affected districts reporting a fresh fatality, though inundation by overflowing rivers with origins in Nepal appeared to have slowed down, causing the number of those hit by the calam
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Bihar floods: Death toll mounts to 25; 77.77 lakh people affected

The death toll in Bihar floods climbed to 25 on Thursday with one of the 16 affected districts reporting a fresh fatality, though inundation by overflowing rivers with origins in Nepal appeared to have slowed down, causing the number of those hit by the calamity to rise by less than a lakh.

There is good coordination among MVA allies: Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra minister Uday Samant on Thursday said that there was a good coordination in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state.
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There is good coordination among MVA allies: Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra minister Uday Samant on Thursday said that there was a good coordination in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in the state.

India considers resettling Kashmiri youth who give up arms

India is considering offering young Kashmiri militants an escape from a life of violence by temporarily resettling them in more peaceful parts of the country, according to the top military commander in the Kashmir Valley.
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India considers resettling Kashmiri youth who give up arms

India is considering offering young Kashmiri militants an escape from a life of violence by temporarily resettling them in more peaceful parts of the country, according to the top military commander in the Kashmir Valley.

Over three crore N95 masks, one crore PPE kits, ten crore HCQ distributed to states free of cost: Govt

Over 3.04 crore N95 masks, more than 1.28 crore PPE kits and over 10.83 crore HCQ tablets have been distributed among the States, Union Territories and central institutions, free of cost by the central government since March 11, said the Union Ministry of Hea
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Over three crore N95 masks, one crore PPE kits, ten crore HCQ distributed to states free of cost: Govt

Over 3.04 crore N95 masks, more than 1.28 crore PPE kits and over 10.83 crore HCQ tablets have been distributed among the States, Union Territories and central institutions, free of cost by the central government since March 11, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

SC allows Arun Shourie, N Ram & Prashant Bhushan to withdraw plea on contempt law

The Supreme Court Thursday allowed former Union minister Arun Shourie, journalist N Ram and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan to withdraw their plea challenging the constitutional validity of a legal provision dealing with criminal contempt for «scandali
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SC allows Arun Shourie, N Ram & Prashant Bhushan to withdraw plea on contempt law

The Supreme Court Thursday allowed former Union minister Arun Shourie, journalist N Ram and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan to withdraw their plea challenging the constitutional validity of a legal provision dealing with criminal contempt for «scandalizing the court».

Sarma: House must ratify definition of ‘Assamese people’

"Twelve members of a committee cannot define Assamese people.This recommended definition cannot be the final one.This has to be ratified by the state assembly.
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Sarma: House must ratify definition of ‘Assamese people’

"Twelve members of a committee cannot define Assamese people.This recommended definition cannot be the final one.This has to be ratified by the state assembly.

4 Reds shot in Sukma, arms recovered

Four Maoists were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in a forest in Sukma on Wednesday, the police said.Explosives, firearms and raw material for IEDs were found at the scene of the gun battle.
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4 Reds shot in Sukma, arms recovered

Four Maoists were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in a forest in Sukma on Wednesday, the police said.Explosives, firearms and raw material for IEDs were found at the scene of the gun battle.

Labourers as students in scholarships scam

Those implicated in the scam include high-profile names, including son of an Uttarakhand BJP MLA and former speaker of the assembly who owns one of the colleges allegedly involved.
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Labourers as students in scholarships scam

Those implicated in the scam include high-profile names, including son of an Uttarakhand BJP MLA and former speaker of the assembly who owns one of the colleges allegedly involved.

Ex-Prez Pranab still critical, daughter says ‘may god do what’s best for him’

The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral hospital said on Wednesday.The former President was admitted to the hospital in Delhi cantonment on August 10 an
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Ex-Prez Pranab still critical, daughter says ‘may god do what’s best for him’

The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to be critical and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral hospital said on Wednesday.The former President was admitted to the hospital in Delhi cantonment on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain. "Shri Pranab Mukherjee's health condition continues to remain critical.

SC will resume physical hearing of cases in 2 weeks

In a big relief to some 15 lakh lawyers reeling under financial hardship due to limited functioning of judiciary only through video conferencing during the pandemic for the last five months, the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared set to resume limited physic
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SC will resume physical hearing of cases in 2 weeks

In a big relief to some 15 lakh lawyers reeling under financial hardship due to limited functioning of judiciary only through video conferencing during the pandemic for the last five months, the Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared set to resume limited physical hearing of cases on a trial basis after two weeks while continuing with virtual courts.

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