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Petitioner wants to be consulted before govt amends cattle trade rules

The environment ministry seeks law ministry’s advice on how to amend the rules; activist upset with government’s move.

Censors, SC should take a call on Padmavati release: Salman Khan

Actor also comments on Harvey Weinstein sex allegations, says if something like this happens in India, he himself will take the individual “to the cleaners”

Disabled and disempowered in the Indian civil services

Even though the law reserves three per cent of vacancies in each civil service for disabled candidates, they are routinely denied posts.

It took 6 years to build a metro line in Mumbai, but authorities say 3 will be ready by 2021

It took six years to complete just an 11-km route in the first corridor, now government is trying to fast-track work on the next three projects.

Use Speed Post, it’s better than private courier: Postal dept to defence ministry

Citing a CAG report, postal department says that unlike private couriers, speed post is legally bound by the provision of Post Office Act to provide best service

As India fawns over Ivanka Trump, top US editor calls her ‘a real sphinx’

Ivanka Trump’s visit to India has attracted a lot of attention – on conventional as well as social media.

Muslim Sanskrit prof, RSS Muslim leader and the Aligarh talaq case behind Modi govt U-turn

The discord in the marriage of Khalid Khan and Yasmeen Khalid sounds like any other. But local politics apparently spurred the NDA government to propose criminalising triple talaq.

In three months, SC gives breather to 25 medical colleges that were banned for two years

In all the cases, the apex court restrained the government from encashing bank guarantees of Rs 2 crore each that the colleges had furnished.

Judiciary needs protection from itself, says Soli Sorabjee

Justice Chelameswar didn’t have authority to constitute a bench; CJI didn’t have to hurriedly nullify the bench and constitute a new one, eminent jurist says.

Parents must spend more time with kids to correct their sexual behaviour: Experts

In the wake of Delhi school incident, mental health experts say parents must keep a tab on what their children watch on TV and internet.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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