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CJI Ranjan Gogoi writes to PM Modi: Increase retirement age of Judges and number of Judges to tackle pendency of cases

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has written three letters to Prime Minister Modi with solutions to tackle to vast pendency of cases

GST Council approves single return from next year, cuts rate on electric vehicles and chargers

The GST council extended deadline for return filing by 2 months, and approved simplified Aadhaar based registration

Scholarships for Minorities will fail as education doesn’t cure radicalization, the Modi govt should instead do this

The need for education is as vital for the Gipsy community as it is for the Irular tribals, as important for the children of migrant labourers as it is for the landless rural or the urban poor - regardless of religion.
Kejriwal and Sisodia

‘Don’t destroy Delhi Metro for electoral gains, free rides don’t ensure women’s safety: Metro Man slams Manish Sisodia in response

In his reply to Manish Sisodia's letter, 'Metroman' E Sreedharan has slammed Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister for Aam Aadmi Party's free metro rides for women and labeled it an election gimmick.

Here are 6 ways in which ‘One Nation One Election’ can help India

One Nation One Election will likely increase electoral participation. The fears about federalism and regional parties are quite unwarranted. If anything, this works in their favour.
Villagers protesting against HR&CE

Madurai: Villagers protest against proposed government takeover of three ancient temples

Tamil Nadu villagers protest HR&CE department's decision to take over three temples, reject allegations of misappropriation of temple fund
Chennai water crisis

No rain, no water in reservoirs and depleted ground water levels: Chennai is facing its worst water crisis in years

The Madras High Court has slammed the Tamil Nadu government for not taking adequate measures to deal with the water shortage.

One Nation, One Poll: Here is why the Mayawatis, Akhilesh Yadavs and Owaisis of the Country dread it

If you were to ask the majority of this country if they want “One Nation, One Poll” the answer would be an overwhelming yes.
75,000 'bogus' names of children were entered to siphon off govt funds in Maharashtra between 2010-15

Between 2010-2015, child care centres in Maharashtra wasted govt money by registering 75,000 bogus children: Report

In its report on the General and Social Sector for the year ended March 2015, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had also pointed to deficiencies in the working of these bodies, which are meant to provide institutional care to children in need of care and protection.

PM Modi’s GST and demonetisation played big role in the formalisation of over 2 million jobs: ISF report

The study further estimated formalisation of around 11.03 million jobs in 2018-2021

Kerala MP to table private member’s bill at Lok Sabha to overturn the Supreme Court’s Sabarimala verdict

The bill seeks status quo on religious practices of the Sabarimala Sreedharma Sastha Temple, as existed on the 1st day of September 2018
UP govt pass to law to curb anti-national activities

Yogi government clears draft ordinance to curb anti-national activities on university campuses

Universities are also required to meet other objectives such as national integration, secularism, social harmony, international goodwill, ethics, as well as attempts to inculcate patriotism.
Speeches, press notes in Sanskrit

Uttar Pradesh government to release CM’s speech and press releases in Sanskrit

The State Information Department had made the decision in a bid to promote the usage of Sanskrit
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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome: Centre to set up a panel of experts to monitor situation in Bihar

After Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) claimed over 112 lives in Bihar, the centre has finally decided to intervene by setting up a panel to monitor the situation in Bihar

Government of India restores ration in kind for defence forces posted in peace areas

The government had earlier put an end to the ration-in-kind for security personnel posted in peace areas on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission with effect from July 1, 2017.

Man masturbates on woman and abuses before running away: See Kejriwal? Free rides won’t guarantee safety

The daily harassment women face while commuting in the Delhi metro just shows how 'free metro ride' does not ensure safety.

Former CEC TS Krishnamurthy says ‘one nation, one election’ is possible but requires constitutional amendments

Krishnamurthy said that provision relating to no-confidence motion and related issues are some hindrances in the way of implementation of the idea.

20,000 acres of Temple land encroached in Telangana, State Government decides to act tough

The Telangana government has decided to take action against illegal occupants of large tracts of temple lands.

Demographic impact of Christian Missionaries: India needs the equivalent of Russia’s Yarovaya law

Christian Missionaries are still aggressively targeting the economically deprived section of India’s population and rapidly converting them into Christianity with a mission to increase the number of “believers”.

Our Children, Our Future: Dear Smriti Irani, these child development and humanitarian issues cannot wait

It is time that attention is drawn towards three disturbing trends in child development, especially relating to the most vulnerable children in our society - orphans, runaways, children of the indigent and children of marginalized sections of society.
3 CMs to skip NITI Aayog meeting

After Mamata Banerjee, KCR and Captain Amarinder Singh to skip NITI Aayog meet

Telangana's KCR wouldn't be attending the meeting due to his mega irrigation project. Punjab's Captain Amarinder Singh would skip the meeting due to ill health.

Is Kamal Nath in trouble for the 1984 Sikh Genocide case? Armed with this Home Ministry order, MS Sirsa certainly thinks so

The order also says that the order has been passed in consideration of the representation made on 24th December 2018 received from the General Secretary, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee.
GST refund for langar items

Central government releases Rs 57 lakh as first GST refund for Langar items purchased by Gurudwaras

This is the first instalment of GST refund and henceforth this refund would be issued quarterly to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

‘Pained’ Manish Sisodia gives a confused response to Metro Man Sreedharan’s objection to AAP’s dole of free Metro rides to women

Manish Sisodia in his letter has said that he is 'pained and surprised' that the former DMRC chief has opposed the State government's move to let women travel on Metro for free.

Union HRD minister proposes to set up two Sanskrit speaking villages near the central institutes

The BJP government attempts to preserve the 3500-year-old heritage

Massive push for healthcare benefits: Modi govt reduces contribution of employees and employers for Employee State Insurance scheme

The Modi government has reduced the rate of contribution under the ESI Act from 6.5% to 4%

Isreali Prime Minister tweets a note of thanks to Modi for standing by Israel in UN

Israel thanks India for voting against a Palestinian organisation's entry into UN as observer

Modi govt to develop educational institutions and hospitals on Waqf properties, provide free UPSC coaching for Muslim girls

According to the latest schemes launched by the Modi government, Waqf properties across the country will be geo-tagged, digitised and 100% funding will be provided by the government to develop schools, colleges, hospital etc
Bhat has been reportedly sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in Jamnagar

SC rejects plea of disgraced ex-cop Sanjiv Bhatt seeking to examine 11 additional witnesses in 1989 custodial death case

Last year in September, the sacked ex-IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt was taken into custody by the Gujarat CID over a 1998 case of planting drugs

Former ISRO chief Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 mission

Madhavan Nair says UPA government delayed Chandrayaan-2 and gave priority to Mangalyaan mission

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