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India’s population growth slows substantially, may ‘no longer be pressing problem’

UN report finds that population growth rate slowed considerably in the 2010-2019 period but the situation in UP, MP and Bihar still cause for concern.
Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath after being appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India | PTI

SC notice to lawyer who claims harassment charges against CJI a ploy, next hearing tomorrow

Lawyer Utsav Bains was not present in court as a three-judge SC bench took up his plea along with the original sexual harassment allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath after being appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India | PTI

Sr Gujarat lawyer & activists call out CJI Gogoi for ‘sexual abuse’ hearing against himself

In separate letters, senior advocate Yatin Oza & a group of activists questioned the propriety of Saturday’s hearing into allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
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Lawyer Utsav Bains plea talks of ‘corporate honcho & fixer Romesh ganging up to frame CJI’

Supreme Court lawyer Utsav Bains said he now feared for his life as he ‘has exposed the truth’.
Ranjan Gogoi takes his oath after being appointed as the 46th Chief Justice of India | PTI

SC body expresses ‘reservation’ on CJI Gogoi’s response to sexual harassment charges

Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association says charges must be dealt with according to law. But SC staffers come out in support of CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

Election Commission submits detailed report on Modi biopic to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 15 April directed the poll body to watch the film and then reconsider its order banning the film.
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Supreme Court refuses to hear plea claiming bribes for votes in Tamil Nadu elections

The plea said a prominent party paid Rs 5,000 each to voters to vote in their favour in Madurai.
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Vistara’s selfie-tweet with controversial ex-armyman GD Bakshi draws ire from all sides

Vistara posted a picture of its staff with Maj. Gen. (retd) G.D. Bakshi, leading to a social media backlash. It then deleted the tweet, drawing more anger.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Advocate claims he was offered Rs 1.5 crore to ‘frame’ CJI Gogoi in sexual harassment case

Utsav Bains said he was approached to organise a press conference to 'frame' Ranjan Gogoi, and represent the ex-SC staffer who made allegations against him.
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EC directs Dadra and Nagar Haveli administrator to withdraw notice to collector

Administrator Praful Khodabhai Patel, ex-Gujarat home minister, had accused the collector, who is also returning officer for the polls, of ‘unbecoming conduct’.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.