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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.

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.

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.

Kashmir on boil over Kausar Yatra

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mangalyaan on track, no path correction in August

There will be no correction manoeuvre on Mangalyaan in August and the spacecraft is on track, Indian Space Research Organisation has said.

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.

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.

Kanpur cop kisses murder accused on forehead, calls him 'good boy'; transferred

A senior police official probing the murder of a young woman, daughter-in-law of a leading businessman of Uttar Pradesh, was on Friday taken off the investigation after he hugged the main accused and the victim's husband inside a police station in Kanpur.

Belgaum: Newborn baby stolen, act caught on CCTV

In an audacious act caught on CCTV, a woman has stolen a newborn baby after entering the labour room at a well known hospital in Belgaum.

Sonia, Rahul should take 2-yr break: fmr CWC member Brar

Former Congress Working Committee member Jagmit Singh Brar on Monday created a flutter with his remarks that there was "no harm" if Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi take a two-year break in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle.

Natwar Singh attacks Manmohan Singh in his book

Manmohan Singh's reign as PrimeMinister has been severely criticised by his former ministerial colleague Natwar Singh, who says he leaves no legacy after being in power for 10 years.

WTO deal not dead, can sign in Sept if concerns addressed, says India

India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other WTO members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday. Why India stood firm at WTO trade talks
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