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    Orlando Shooting: It’s time US gunned down its laxity

    The mass mowing down of 49 members of a gay club in Orlando state of Florida – the worst in US history – by a lone killer who also caused serious injuries to scores of others, has exposed the catastrophic fallout of flawed gun licensing policies. Every time there is a major shooting incident there is a hue and cry for stricter gun licensing laws. But precious little is actually done.

  • Order reserved on DGP’s appointment

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a PIL by former top cop Julio Reberio challenging the appointment of P P Pandey, an accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, as DGP in-charge after hearing arguments of both sides.

  • SBI, associate banks surge 20% on merger nod

    Mumbai: SBI and its subsidiaries witnessed hectic buying, surging up to 20 %, after the Cabinet gave go-ahead to the merger of five associate banks with the parent that would make the state-owned firm a global- sized bank. Shares of State Bank of Mysore jumped 20 % to Rs 547.90, State Bank of Travancore zoomed 19.99 % to Rs 478.90 and State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur soared 19.99 % to Rs

  • Central Doctors’ Retirement Age Raised To 65 Yrs

    NEW DELHI : Citing an acute shortage of doctors, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday raised the superannuation (retirement) age of all doctors in the central services to 65 at par with teaching cadre enhanced back in 2008 in view of huge shortfall of teaching specialists in the medical colleges.

  • Govt OKs 10% stake sale in HUDCO via IPO

    New Delhi:  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved disinvestment of 10 % stake in the state-owned Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) through an initial public offering, an official release said. CCEA also approved allowing a price discount of up to 5 % on the issue price to retail investors and HUDCO employees.

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    Where from here? Decoding India’s path

    By any account, India appears to have done well. Unlike many advanced economies, which have registered a declining trend, India seems to be moving along an upward incline (see chart 1 alongside).

  • SC to hear petition on ‘slaughter’ of wild animals

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear “any day within a week” two petitions challenging three Central notifications that allow culling of nilgais, wild boars and monkeys in Bihar, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh by declaring them as vermins despite falling in the list of the “protected” wildlife.