After NJAC, govt seeks oversight panel for judges

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Undeterred by the recent showdown with the higher judiciary on account of composition of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), the NDA government has proposed to bring a new legislation to constitute a National Judicial Oversight Committee for judicial accountability where the law minister will be one of the three members of the panel.

Judges hear ridiculous cases, hit judicial discipline

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Why is the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, held in such high esteem by Indian citizens? If you thought it was because this institution has remained some what unscathed from the unsparing tentacles of corruption which has spread far and wide in other wings of governance, you may be off the mark.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea rocket launch, US vows 'serious consequences'

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The United Nations Security Council on Sunday condemned North Korea's latest rocket launch and vowed to take "significant measures" in response to Pyongyang's violations of UN resolutions, Venezuela's UN ambassador said.

Pak. PM Sharif soft on India, says Hafiz Saeed

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The Mumbai attack mastermind asked Mr. Sharif to own the "Kashmir cause" and praised the United Jihad Council (UJC) which had claimed the Pathankot attack.

'In rare case, deficit target can be hiked'

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Former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan, who now heads the Expenditure Management Commission, says the government should have a final say on the level of fiscal deficit.

Govt to revive strategic selloff in FY17, to keep key PSUs out

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The government is set to push strategic sale in the next financial year but is not looking to sell shares in key PSUs such as Bhel or oil companies as well as Specified Undertaking of UTI’s (SUUTI’s) holdings in three blue chips — ITC, L&T and Axis Bank.

CSK has been a great franchise to work for, says Bichel

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Andy Bichel joined Chennai Super Kings as bowling coach in 2011 and spent five seasons there before the team was suspended from the IPL.It is incredibly sad, he says, for he knows how much hard work h...

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Google likely to try driverless cars in London

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Google could be testing its driverless cars in London in the near future. It would be the first time the vehicles would be tested extensively outside the US by the Internet giant. Deputy mayor for transport Isabel Dedring has been meeting with Google representatives about the proposed scheme.

Twitter users decry reported plan to prioritize tweets

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The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter on Saturday, after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users' tweets.

With Zika, Indian firm scales up trials for ‘GM mosquitoes’

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A Maharashtra firm is getting ready to find out whether genetically engineered mosquitoes can be a useful tool to check the growth of the insect.

An unethical, imprecise, potentially illegal x-ray practice

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Insights into lower-limb prosthetics

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Dr Anthony McGarry and Dr Kevin Murray talk about working on the Mukti project and the newly designed prosthetics for the low-income clinic.

Indian teachers in demand in Singapore

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Indian teachers are most sought after in Singapore schools with increasing number of teachers being recruited to teach not only Indian languages but also other subjects.

Indian teachers in demand in Singapore

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Indian teachers are most sought after in Singapore schools with increasing number of teachers being recruited to teach not only Indian languages but also other subjects.

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After NJAC, govt seeks oversight panel for judges

In one hour

Undeterred by the recent showdown with the higher judiciary on account of composition of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), the NDA government has proposed to bring a new legislation to constitute a National Judicial Oversight Committee for judicial accountability where the law minister will be one of the three members of the panel.

Judges hear ridiculous cases, hit judicial discipline

In one hour

Why is the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, held in such high esteem by Indian citizens? If you thought it was because this institution has remained some what unscathed from the unsparing tentacles of corruption which has spread far and wide in other wings of governance, you may be off the mark.

'In rare case, deficit target can be hiked'

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Former Reserve Bank of India governor Bimal Jalan, who now heads the Expenditure Management Commission, says the government should have a final say on the level of fiscal deficit.

Election years see 30% rise in number of Padma Shri awards

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Around 30% more Padma Shri awards — the fourth highest civilian honour — were given in election years compared to the average of the preceding four years, irrespective of political affiliation.

Govt to revive strategic selloff in FY17, to keep key PSUs out

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The government is set to push strategic sale in the next financial year but is not looking to sell shares in key PSUs such as Bhel or oil companies as well as Specified Undertaking of UTI’s (SUUTI’s) holdings in three blue chips — ITC, L&T and Axis Bank.

Dhaka cancels port to be built by China, India eyes another

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With India’s relations with Bangladesh on an upswing, New Delhi has expressed interest in developing the neighbour’s newest deep sea port, Payra.

Old Air India planes a disaster in waiting: Pilots

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Air India pilots have sounded a warning over the almost 25-year-old Airbus 320s the airline is still using and warned of a 'disaster'.

Shah meets BJP’s UP netas to work out poll strategy

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BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday held deliberations with the party’s Uttar Pradesh members as he seeks to firm up the electoral strategy for the politically crucial state, which goes to polls early next year.

Will Mahila Samakhya plan lose its edge after merger?

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: Less celebrated publicly but far-reaching in its impact, the Mahila Samakhya programmethatfor 27 years empowered Dalit and adivasi women through education and increased their public participation ison the verge of losing its independent status as it will be merged with the National Rural LivelihoodMission (NRLM).

Punjab losing battle against drug addiction, says study

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Punjab has lost the battle against drug addiction even before it has begun, a study by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, has indicated

PM launches Paradip refinery, slams Cong

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rs 35,000-crore oil refinery project of IndianOil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) , took a dig at Congress for "delaying" the project, and animated political talk in Odisha with his effusive praise of Union minister for petroleum and natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan here on Sunday.

Prove PM met Dawood or say sorry: BJP

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Hitting out at senior Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan for his "Modi-Dawood meet" claim, BJP on Sunday said he should either prove his claim or UP CM Akhilesh Yadav should apologise for his cabinet colleague’s "baseless remark".

Owaisi: Mulayam Singh Yadav has gagged SP’s Muslims

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Pitching for Dalit Muslim unity in Uttar Pradesh, MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Sunday said his party would write a "new chapter in politics" by bringing together the "two most oppressed communities".

Sangh-affiliated union to protest before Budget

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BMS will hold protests across the country on February 24 against labour reforms

‘Aam aadmi’ to hone Cong ‘suit-boot’ blitz

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Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi will hold review meetings on ‘aam aadmi’ schemes every three months, seeking updates from party state units on their implementation, a move to keep the focus trained on its “suit boot” campaign against the Modi government.

AICC issues FAQs for Herald defence

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Defending the Gandhis in the National Herald case, Congress on Sunday posted a set of 'FAQs' on its website presenting facts on the matter.

No ‘Beti Bachao’ role for Nandita Das: Centre

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This happened after social media criticism of Maneka Gandhi, with people accusing her of making the actor — seen to be ideologically critical of the BJP — its "ambassador".

Form govt or have guts to snap BJP ties: Omar to PDP

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked PDP to either form an elected government in the state or “have the courage to break its alliance with BJP”.

The politics of upper caste quotas

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After Marathas, Jats and Patidars, it is the Kapus.

Troops will stay on in Siachen, says Parrikar

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The decision is based on security concerns, affirms Defence Minister.