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Rs 5,000💰 Fine for Using Plastic Bags in Goa🏖

Come July and people buying or selling plastic bags will have to pay a hefty fine of up to Rs 5,000, in Goa. The drastic measure was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday, as part of the government's efforts to keep clean the coastal state that lures …

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Charges of Criminal Conspiracy BJP Leaders in Babri Case

Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and union minister Uma Bharti appeared before a special CBI court on Tuesday and were granted bail in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. The court framed charges of criminal conspiracy under section 120(b) of the Indian Penal Code.

BJP leader …

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Madras HC stays Centre's recent cow slaughter ban

The Madras HC has stayed the Centre's recent notification banning trade of cattle for slaughter. A PIL was filed against the law, which claimed choice of food is the individual's right and not a state matter.

The counsel for the Centre argued the law was aimed at regulating animal markets …

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India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat

On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued advisories to states regarding how to deal with Aedes aegypti, the vector species responsible for both Zika virus and dengue.

"We will soon launch …

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IIT Madras student thrashed by ABVP for attending ‘beef fest’

A day after students of IIT-Madras organised a ‘beef fest’ inside the varsity campus, a PhD scholar on Tuesday was assaulted allegedly by a group of ABVP members for attending the event. The student, identified as R Sooraj, suffered severe injuries and also sustained a fracture in his right eye …

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Over 500 cases lodged by anti-Romeo squads in two months

Anti-Romeo squads, which undertook a massive exercise to check eve-teasing at public places, lodged 538 cases and initiated legal action against 1,264 people in Uttar Pradesh in past two months. According to an official release, 3,38,344 people, mostly youths, were let off with warnings by the squads …

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Actor Vikram Chatterjee Charged⚖ with Culpable Homicide😳

Vikram Singh, the Bengali actor, who was in car with colleague Sonika Chauhan on 29 April has been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Reports have it that the actor has been slapped with sections 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The actor denied driving the car …

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IIT Madras🏫 Student Beaten up for Attending 'Beef Fest'🐄

A day after students of IIT-Madras organised a ‘beef fest’ inside the varsity campus, a PhD scholar on Tuesday was assaulted by a gang of students for attending the event. The gang that had attacked IIT-M student Sooraj, had allegedly issued death threats to all the ‘beef eaters’ on the …

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Madras HC⚖ Stays Centre's Animal Slaughter🐄 Rules

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of statutory rules notified by the Central government on May 23 banning the sale and purchase of of cattle for slaughter in animal markets.

The court passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition that …

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