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Strike for Seventh Pay Commission continues

The government employees agitating for the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission decided to continue their strike on the second day after meetings with officials failed to bring consensus. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said the government should focus on solving their problems instead of threatening them with disciplinary action. Source: Read Full Article

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Bihar Minister quits over shelter home rapes

Facing flak for her husband’s alleged role in the Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse case, Minister for Social Welfare Manju Verma on Wednesday resigned from her post. Ms. Verma later asserted that her husband was innocent and would be cleared in the CBI probe which is being monitored by the Patna High Court. Source: Read Full Article

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Chitradurga may be declared drought-hit

As Chitradurga district has not received ample quantity of rainfall for the last two months, farmers are apprehensive of facing another drought for the sixth year in a row. Though there were signs of good rainfall in the initial stages of the kharif season, the hopes of farmers evaporated in a short span of time. […]

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Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

The agreement was signed yesterday at the conclusion of the first meeting of Russia-Pakistan Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC), according to Pakistan's defence ministry. Pakistan and Russia have signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military training institutes, a move aimed at boosting their bilateral defence ties. The agreement was […]

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Adultery law serves what public good, asks Supreme Court

Centre said that adultery should continue as penal offence as it poses a threat to sanctity of marriage The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre “what public good” the penal law on adultery served, as it provides that no offence would be made if the husband of a woman approves the adulterous relationship. A […]

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Junior doctor ends life; kin allege sexual harassment

A junior doctor Shilpa (28), pursuing PG in paediatrics at Sri Venkateswara Medical College at Tirupati, was allegedly found hanging to the ceiling fan in her flat at Piler town, 60 km from here, on Tuesday. According to information, Dr. Shilpa, who was married to Rupesh Kumar five years ago, had been living in Piler […]

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Row over resting place

A controversy erupted over the final resting place of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi with his party seeking to bury his mortal remains at Anna Memorial on the Marina beach, while the AIADMK government — citing legal hurdles — offered a two-acre site at Gandhi Mandapam on Sardar Patel Road, opposite the Anna University. Former Chief […]

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Bronze Age fort found in Romania

Romanian and German archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric fortress dating back as far as 3,400 years in western Romania. Archaeologist Florin Golgatan said that the find represented “one of the biggest prehistoric fortresses in Europe in the Bronze Age”. Golgatan, a researcher at the Archaeology Institute in Cluj northwestern Romania, said the team used specialised […]

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Ten ways the planet could tip into ‘Hothouse Earth’

Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably tip into a hellish ‘hothouse’ state, top scientists warned this week. Under such a scenario, the earth’s average temperature would stabilise 4 or 5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, rather than the 1.5 […]