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HC has no pollution records of judges’ cars: RTI reply

The Delhi High Court, it seems, does not maintain records of whether cars allotted to its chief justice or other judges of the court — including the protocol vehicles — have pollution-under -control (PUC) certificates, an RTI reply has found.

Kejriwal vacates Tilak Lane house, returns to Kaushambi

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal shifted base from Tilak Lane in central Delhi back to Kaushambi in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.

Modi factor won't work in Maharashtra polls: CM

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan feels the 'Modi factor' will not work in the upcoming assembly polls in the state, pointing out that the voting pattern in state elections are different than that in general elections.

Tapas Pal case: Mamata govt against probe order

A day after the Calcutta high court ordered a court-monitored probe into Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal’s hate speeches, the law minister of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, Chandrima Bhattacharya, said the government would appeal to a division bench against the order.

Sikhs make Eid sweeter for their Muslim workers

The exhibition of brotherhood in Saharanpur's furniture market is nothing new. For, the people of various communities working here have weathered the post-Babri Mosque demolition storm. This time, too, they believe the crisis will soon be over.

VVIP chopper deal: Finmeccanica settles deal with Italy prosecutors

Italy's Finmeccanica said on Tuesday it had reached a agreement with prosecutors to settle legal proceedings over a high profile helicopter contract between one of its units and India, adding this did not equal an acknowledgment of any wrongdoing.

Navy takes stern steps to check mishaps

At least 25 naval personnel, including 16 officers, are facing disciplinary action for lapses that led to accidents under their watch and tarnished the force's image.

Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament likely next week

According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments.

Watering down land law could hurt PM Modi: Experts

Tweaking rules to make it easier to acquire land for industry could dent PM Narendra Modi’s huge political capital unless he also ensures a commensurate rise in compensation for farmers, political experts and economists say.

'By-poll results encouraging but no time to rest on laurels'

Emboldened by a stronger political mandate after winning the recent by-elections in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat is preparing to take some 'hard decisions' to turn around the state’s economy which was battered by last year’s devastating floods.

Prashant Bhushan calls for enquiry against Justice Manjunath

Aam Aadmi Party leader and lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday said that an enquiry should be set up against Karnataka High Court judge KL Manjunath and that his removal should be recommended by the Chief Justice of India himself.

Bangalore rape: Two gym instructors arrested

Bangalore Police on Tuesday announced that Mustafa, the skating instructor they had arrested for the rape of a six-year-old schoolgirl, is innocent. The police have instead found 'circumstantial evidence' against two gym instructors of the school and arrested them.

J-K violence, Saharanpur curfew mar Eid revelry

As Eid-ul-Fitr was marked across the country on Tuesday, celebrations were slightly marred by violence in Kashmir over the Gaza conflict and curfew in riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

Disaster-hit Uttarakhand slips out of top ten tourist destinations

Uttarakhand may be 'simply heaven' with its picture-postcard locations and pilgrimages but tourists seem to be abandoning the land of the 'char dhams'.

'Forced-feeding' row: Top cleric criticises Modi

Top cleric of the largest Eid congregation in West Bengal on Tuesday criticised the Modi-government for its much-hyped 'achche din' concept and keeping silent when Muslims were targeted in the country, however, praised chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her work for minority development.
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