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Kerala govt moves SC against President withholding assent to its bills

New Delhi: In an unusual move, the Kerala government has petitioned the Supreme Court against President Droupadi Murmu withholding assent to four bills passed by the state assembly. It has requested that the President not granting assent to the bills — University Laws (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2021; the Kerala …

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JFK seeks immediate release of Kashmiri journalists held under UAPA

The Journalist Federation of Kashmir (JFK) has expressed grief over the continued imprisonment of a Kashmiri journalist, Irfan Mehraj, and advocated for his immediate release.  Mehraj, who is a well-known journalist in the Valley, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 20, 2023, under the draconian Unlawful …

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Congress National spokesperson quits Congress, cites insult to Sanatan Dharma

New Delhi: In more trouble for the Congress, its National Spokesperson, Rohan Gupta, resigned from all posts and the primary membership of the party on Friday, citing “constant humiliation” and “character assassination by one of the senior leaders in the Communication Department” of the grand old party and insult to …

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Electoral bonds: ECI uploads data with unique identification numbers

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday, March 21, made public a fresh data set of electoral bonds, including the unique identification numbers or the alpha-numeric numbers that can help match their purchasers with the political parties that received the funds. Two separate lists of the donors and the …

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Dubai Duty Free draw: Emirati, Indian take home Rs 8 crore each

Dubai Duty Free officials announced the new millionaires at Concourse A of Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. Photo: DDF An Emirati and Indian expatriate won a staggering one million dollars (Rs 8,30,94,050) each on Wednesday, March 20, in the Dubai Duty-Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire draw. Emirati national Mohammed Al Shehi …

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UAE updates visa-on-arrival for 87 countries: Is India on the list?

Photo: Twitter In a game-changing move, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has updated visa exemption policy, allowing citizens of 87 countries to enter the Emirates without a prior visa. Prior to this update, citizens of 73 countries were eligible for UAE visa exemption. The decision has been made …

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HC issues notice to Google for blocking man’s email account over nude childhood photo

Ahmedabad: Uploading a nude childhood photo on Google Drive cost a man access to his email account for nearly a year and forced him to knock on the doors of the Gujarat High Court. The high court has issued a notice to Google India Pvt Limited for blocking the email …

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BJP’s presence among OBC in UP has increased manifold

Lucknow: With 200-odd groups, the OBC are emerging as an important factor in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Despite the BJP making inroads among OBC voters and its non-dominant castes, the OBCs remain the core support base of many regional parties. The OBCs in Uttar Pradesh are …

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Hard to believe Pakistan’s Nadeem is struggling to get a new javelin: Chopra

New Delhi: Star Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra expressed astonishment that his rival from across the border Arshad Nadeem is struggling to get a new javelin, given his standing in the world of athletics. Pakistan’s ace javelin exponent Nadeem won the 2022 Commonwealth Games gold in Birmingham with a massive 90.18m throw. …

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