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  • Shiv Sena hits out at Centre for not taking action against MJ Akbar

    Mumbai: People involved in misconduct towards women are in the Cabinet, Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena said on Tuesday. Sena, without naming anyone, attacked at the Centre for not taking any action against Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment. Several women journalists have come out and accused Akbar, a former newspaper editor and now the Union minister of state for external affairs, of sexually harassing

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    Supreme Court issues directions to Centre, states for rehabilitation of leprosy patients

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificates to leprosy patients for availing reservation and various welfare benefits. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued a slew of directions to the Centre and all states for eradication of leprosy and rehabilitation of those suffering from it.

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    Maharashtra govt will send info on explosives haul case to Centre

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has found that the five arrested in the explosives seizure case had links with Sanatan Sanstha sympathizers and would send details to the Centre to ban the radical Hindutva outfit, a police official said on Wednesday. The state government had sent a proposal to ban the Sanatan Sanstha to the Centre in 2015. It decided to send the details so that it can be added to the proposal,

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    Kerala Floods: Centre to consider Kerala demand to enhance borrowing limit

    Thiruvananthapuram: With flood-ravaged Kerala now focusing on rebuilding, the Centre on Wednesday said it would favourably consider the state’s demand to enhance the borrowing limit. As part of efforts for resource mobilisation, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan held discussions with World Bank officials and said their help was necessary to rebuild the state.

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    Mumbai: BJP governments at Centre and state are fooling people, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra, saying they were “fooling people”. Addressing members of MNS’ civic unions, he said the governments were announcing schemes worth several “crores and crores of rupees” on a daily basis despite having no money to fill the existing vacancies in various government departments.

  • Parliament Monsoon session: No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said during the first day of the Monsoon Session on Wednesday that the discussion will be followed by voting on the same.

  • Monsoon Session begins today! What to expect in Parliament, apart from protests

    New Delhi: With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

  • Centre raises queries over Maharashtra journalist protection Act

    Mumbai: The Centre has raised queries with the Maharashtra government regarding its Act, protecting journalists from attacks, which was passed by the state Legislature in April last year, a senior official said today.

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    Centre calls off ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

    New Delhi: The Centre has called off its month-long suspension of operations against terror groups during the holy month of Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir. Further, it has directed the security forces to take “all necessary action” to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence.

  • Chidambaram takes jibe at Centre, says no efforts being made to bring Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi back to India

    New Delhi: Senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram on Monday took a jibe at the Centre and said he was not sure whether efforts were being made to bring billionaire businessman Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi back to India. “I know of no efforts being made to bring them (Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi) back to India. Our stance has always been the same; they (Centre) allowed the two gentlemen to

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