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Katju never wrote to me that justice Kumar was corrupt: RC Lahoti

Chairman of the Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju
Former chief justice of India RC Lahoti has refuted ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s accusations that he gave in to pressure from the UPA 1 government to allow a 'tainted' Madras HC judge to continue in office.

Modi urges states to make provisions for self-certification

In a move to simplify processes and bridge governance deficit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday put his weight behind an initiative to encourage departments to accept self-certified documents rather than insisting that citizens file affidavits.

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Apex court tells govt to fast-track criminal cases

The Supreme Court Friday asked the government to fast-track the criminal justice system in India for ensuring good governance and gave it four weeks time to come out with a comprehensive framework on how the task could be achieved.

PM Modi begins two-day Nepal visit on Sunday


Continuing with its neighbours-first foreign policy approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday for a two-day visit with a strong political message of friendship.

Insurance Act: Modi govt’s first acid test in RS

The Narendra Modi government will face its first acid test on Rajya Sabha floor management on Monday when the insurance Act amendment bill comes up in the House.

Delhi audit report: CAG raps govt, civic bodies for wasteful spending, stuck projects

 Yamuna river floods
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has indicted a number of Delhi government departments for wasteful expenditure, stuck infrastructure and social security projects, besides ignoring key environmental issues.

J-K: Cong picks deceased to select poll candidates


A red-faced Congress had to revise its screening committee for the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections after being informed about the recent death of one of the five leaders  tasked with the onerous responsibility of selecting candidates.

After attacking him, imams hail Modi for Taslima stance

The Centre’s move on controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has, for the first time, evoked applause from Muslim religious leaders across Bengal. The Modi government on Thursday cancelled the author’s resident permit and instead issued her a temporary tourist visa for two months.

Kashmir on boil over Kausar Yatra

 Kashmir Curfew
Kashmir remained tense on Friday following separatists’ call for post-Friday prayers protests against the Kausar Yatra, which the state government halted on Thursday from the Aharbal route in the valley.

Govt may face more RS hurdles in coming days

The government may have a tough time in the Rajya Sabha this session as the Opposition may join hands on some key legislations it plans to introduce.

Mangalyaan on track, no path correction in August

Mangalyaan: meet the men behind India’s Mars Mission
There will be no correction manoeuvre on Mangalyaan in August and the spacecraft is on track, Indian Space Research Organisation has said.

HC asks Subramanian Swamy to reply in National Herald case

The Delhi high court on Friday asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his response on petitions filed by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders, challenging a summon order issued by a lower court in connection with Swamy’s complaint in the National Herald acquisition case.

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