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National Human Rights Commission issues notice to state

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on reports of a tribal teenager’s death due to alleged police torture in Bhiwandi.

Congress MLAs meet Sonia Gandhi to bring Sheila Dikshit back

Sheila Dikshit

In a significant development, two senior Congress legislators from the Delhi unit met AICC chief Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday and urged her to bring former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit back in Delhi

Baichung Bhutia unhappy with player fees

Having played in the I-League since the tournament’s inception until his retirement two years ago, former India captain Baichung Bhutia knows the hardships that a professional player faces.

PIL seeking CBI probe dismissed

The Bombay high court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a CBI probe into the communal riots in Sangli and Miraj in 2009 with an observation that the petition was politica

Farmers oppose signing of TFA


While industry is for the government of India signing the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) the coordinator of the All India Farmers Coordination Committee, Vijay Jawandhia

Government refuses to extend cut-off

Later, it said that this was a printing mistake, to the chagrin of the Bombay high court

Rail Budget passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rail Budget was passed by the Rajya Sabha though voice vote late on Tuesday evening.

Less rain fails to turn sugar sour

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After a slew of bitter news surrounding the below par south west monsoon in the country, finally there seems to be some sweetened optimism with a promise of positive sugarcane production.

Now, pay BMC bills through app

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon be providing a cellphone application that allows users to pay municipal bills on their cellphones itself.

Enough evidence for chargesheet on Marans: A-G

Dayanidhi Maran

Fresh trouble seems in store for former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, with attorney-general Mukul Rohatgi saying “there is enough evidence to file a chargesheet against the DMK leader and h

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.