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Cabinet cleared new CRZ notification despite reservations from top ministers

The new notification was piloted by environment minister Harsh Vardhan, but was strongly opposed by some senior members of the cabinet.

Indian Navy divers to join operation at Meghalaya flooded mine

A 15-member diving team will reach the site in East Jaintia Hills district Saturday morning.

AAP says it will contest elections in states where BJP is strong

We will monitor the situation in the country and take a decision accordingly whether to join Mahagathbandhan or not, said the party.

NHRC asks UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt to protect Unnao rape victim

The girl has accused the state of harassing her and her family, and says she is under pressure to withdraw rape case against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

Bulandshahr cop ‘killer’ is also suspect in a Delhi murder

Prashant Natt and his friend were accused of murder in Delhi three or four years ago, had been evading arrest, say police

Military finally deployed 16 days after Meghalaya mine collapse

The air force and the navy have both been pressed into action to try and rescue the 15 trapped labourers, but the delay has drawn flak from society. 

Govt approves amendments to POCSO Act with stringent measures to check child porn

Children should be protected from sexual offences and the Cabinet has approved amendments to various sections of the POCSO Act, said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

This BJP MP wants a ‘roof’ for Lord Ram under Modi govt’s housing scheme  

MP Harinarayan Rajbhar from eastern UP writes to Ayodhya DM, says idol being unduly exposed to biting winter, summer and monsoon.

Modi govt allows tourism, industries to use more of coasts

Union Cabinet approves new Coastal Regulation Zone notification, which is aimed at rejuvenating coastal areas, while preserving ecology.

Govt clears Rs 10,000-crore Gaganyaan mission to send 3 Indians to space by 2022

Officially called the Human Spaceflight Programme, the first Gaganyaan launch will be in December 2020 to test an unoccupied vehicle.

On Camera

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A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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