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India has 6th highest child marriages in the world: UN

Child marriage among girls is most common in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and India is among the top 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage,

Four killed in Amarnath cylinder explosion

Four persons on Tuesday died when agas cylinder exploded inside a community kitchen at Baltal base camp of Amaranth Yatra in Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

Corrupt judge charge: Katju poses 6 questions to ex-CJI

Former SC judge Markandey Katju, who alleged that three Chief Justices of India made 'improper compromises' during the UPA rule in allowing a judge under corruption cloud to continue in office, posed on Tuesday six questions to Justice RC Lahoti.

West Bengal: Encephalitis kills 60 in fortnight

An outbreak of encephalitis has killed 60 people in two weeks in West Bengal, a top health official has said, calling the situation "alarming'.

DMK sought extension for HC judge: Bhardwaj

Former law minister HR Bhardwaj has told HT that his cabinet colleagues from the DMK had approached him seeking an extension for a Madras HC judge, adding he had written to then CJI RC Lahoti about the extension.

Modi skips Iftar party held at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Narendra Modi missed his first Ifter after becoming the Prime Minister on Monday. President Pranab Mukherjee hosted an Iftar at Rashtrapati Bhawan where the PM and other VVIPs were invited.

Govt shows green light to salt units hanging fire in Gujarat

Decks have been cleared for approving eight salt manufacturing projects in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat which were stuck for almost two years because of environmental concerns.

Speaker ticks off govt over lack of ministry documents

The new government received a telling-off by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday as she asked it to ensure all documents were made available to MPs before parliamentary debates.

Togadia rakes up temple, says it’s on VHP agenda

The construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is still on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) agenda, said the Parishad’s international working president Pravin Togadia, while assuring supporters that the same would be constructed soon.

Cong in loop as govt sets out to appoint CVC

The Centre on Monday started the process to appoint the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and the Congress will also have a say in the selection of this anti-graft watchdog.

Spot-the-judge game begins in Chennai

Legal circles here are more or less sure who could be the additional judge in the Madras high court that justice Markandey Katju targeted in his article, but there was no clarity on the acting chief justice who allegedly got eight adverse comments against the judge deleted.

Katju’s charges expose faultlines in judicial appointments

Markandey Katju’s allegations that three successive Chief Justices of India made 'compromises' to save a 'corrupt judge' of the Madras HC have once again exposed the shortcomings in the judicial appointments system.

Before polls, Mamata chaining up all watchdogs in the state

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, are in search of a permanent state of victory – on every front, on any count and at any cost -- it seems.

BJP will get a zero in Bengal state polls: Mamata

Addressing a rally on Monday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called for a movement against Narendra Modi government at the Centre in view of rising prices and said BJP would not be able to emerge a major political force in the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.

PMO lists projects to mark 100 days of Modi govt

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked several ministries, including the highways ministry, to draw up a list of projects that would get started or commissioned, to mark 100 successful days in office for Narendra Modi.
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