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Mamata Banerjee sees “dirty politics” behind NRC in Assam

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Mamata Banerjee sees “dirty politics” behind NRC in Assam

Thakurnagar (WB), Nov 15: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that “dirty politics” is going on in the name of publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam as names of genuine voters have been struck off the list.

The Trinamool Congress supremo asserted that she was not against the Assam government, but she does not support NRC.

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Dalai Lama leaves for 10-day teaching tour of Japan

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Dalai Lama leaves for 10-day teaching tour of Japan

Dharamshala, Nov 11: The Dalai Lama left Dharamshala Friday for a brief visit to the national capital and then begin his 10-day teaching tour of Japan beginning November 13.

From Delhi, the Tibetan leader will leave for Japan on Tuesday. His Holiness will give teachings on different spiritual topics during his tour. He will also hold a dialogue between Buddhist science and modern science with scientists at the Pacifico Yokohama (National Convention Hall of Yokohama).

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Assam killings: Congress observe ‘black day’ in Bengal

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Assam killings: Congress observe ‘black day’ in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 3: The Congress on Saturday observed ‘black day’ across West Bengal in protest against the killings of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Thursday.

Several top state Congress leaders took out protest rallies in the city and accussed the BJP-led government in Assam of purusing divisive politics.

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After Supreme Court verdict protestors not to allow Women to enter Sabarimala; Section 144 to be imposed

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After Supreme Court verdict protestors not to allow Women to enter Sabarimala; Section 144 to be imposed

Pathanamthitta, November 3: As the Sabarimala temple is set to open its door for a special prayer on November 5, pathanamthitta district collector has decided to impose Section 144 in Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal, and Elavunkal from November 4 – 6.

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“Victims of criminal offence can file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts without prior nod of the appellate court” Supreme Court

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“Victims of criminal offence can file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts without prior nod of the appellate court” Supreme Court

New Delhi, Oct 12: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that besides the State, a victim of a criminal offence can also file an appeal under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) in superior courts challenging acquittal of the accused without prior nod of the appellate court.

In a 2:1 majority judgement, a three-judge bench headed by Justice M B Lokur held that section 372 of CrPC (which deals with provision of appeals in criminal cases) has to be given “realistic, liberal, progressive” interpretation to benefit the victim of an offence.

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Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases

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Maneka proposes to set up committee of legal experts to look into #MeToo cases

New Delhi, Oct 12: The Women and Child Development Ministry plans to set up a panel of legal experts to look into the allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced in the #MeToo campaign, minister Maneka Gandhi said Friday, asserting that she believes in the “pain and trauma” of every complainant.

More women should come out and address the issue of sexual harassment and narrate their experiences, Gandhi said.

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala Temple verdict

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala Temple verdict

New Delhi, Oct 9: The Supreme Court Tuesday declined an urgent hearing on a plea seeking review of its verdict allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala Temple

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph had considered the submission of Shylaja Vijayan, president, National Ayyappa Devotees Association through lawyer Mathews J Nedumpara, which contended that the five-judge Constitution bench verdict lifting the ban was “absolutely untenable and irrational”

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Hindu organsations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurgaon

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Hindu organsations shut down 400 meat shops in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Oct 10 (PTI) The Shiv Sena and another Hindu organisation claimed to have forcibly shut around 400 meat and chicken shops at different locations here on Wednesday, demanding that they remain closed during Navaratri.

Chief of Shiv Sena’s Gurgaon unit Gautam Saini told PTI that around 300 members of different Hindu organisations assembled at the Lord Shiva temple located at the Old Railway road on Wednesday morning and headed to different places to close meat shops.

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Symbiosis media college in centre of #MeToo storm; former students accuse seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment

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Symbiosis media college in centre of #MeToo storm; former students accuse seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment

Pune, Oct 9: The #MeToo movement rocked the Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC) here, with several former students accusing their seniors and some faculty members of sexual harassment.

The SCMC authorities apologised to the women and said the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) had ben instructed to hear their complaints.

The former students had taken to social media platforms and shared harrowing accounts of harassment by some faculty members and their seniors. They alleged the authorities did not do anything though the incidents were brought to their notice.

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Rupee slumps 33 paise to close at record low of 74.39

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Rupee slumps 33 paise to close at record low of 74.39

Mumbai, Oct 9 (PTI) The rupee slumped by 33 paise to finish at a fresh lifetime low of 74.39 against the US dollar Tuesday on high crude oil prices, strengthening of the greenback and unabated foreign fund outflows

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex), the rupee made a cautious recovery of 18 paise to 73.88 against the US dollar in early trade on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters

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