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Action taken as per court order

The police said that their action against school vehicle operators recommending suspension of driving licence/vehicle permits is as per the directions of the High Court of Karnataka. In an order passed on June 17 in a petition filed by Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice H.T. Narendra Prasad expressed […]

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India signs ‘Christchurch Call to Action’

The New Zealand meeting was attended by 17 signatory countries, online giants India on Wednesday signed the ‘Christchurch Call to Action’. The agreement came in the backdrop of the attacks on mosques on March 15 and is aimed at stopping abuse of the Internet by extremists. “The dissemination of such content online has adverse impacts […]

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HC to hear petition asking EC to take action against Kamal Haasan

‘Actor-turned-politician said Godse was India’s first Hindu terrorist’ The Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a petition seeking directions to the Election Commission to take appropriate steps to deregister political parties, which misuse religion, race, caste, community and language for electoral gain. The petition filed by BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay cited that […]

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Demand for action against GRH deaths

Members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) petitioned Collector S. Nagarajan on Thursday demanding action against those responsible for power failure at Government Rajaji Hospital on Tuesday, which allegedly resulted in the death of three patients. In a symbolic protest to indicate that the patients reportedly died due to lack of oxygen supply […]

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Oral cancer common in Gadchiroli: study

40% of all cases are tobacco-related, according to analysis of cancer registry data in region Nearly 40% of all cancer cases in the underdeveloped district of Gadchiroli are tobacco-related. A study of a population-based cancer registry in the region has revealed that the tribals have little access to basic facilities, but the availability of tobacco […]

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Leaders call for action on security breach at Madurai counting centre

‘Suspending an officer alone will not do; real people behind the malpractice should be exposed’ Several leaders on Sunday demanded stern action against the revenue and police officers, responsible for the security breach at the Lok Sabha polls counting centre at Madurai Medical College. Senior functionaries of CPI (M), DMK, AMMK and Makkal Needhi Maiam […]

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I-T action against 20.4 million non-filers

An assessing officer can initiate proceedings for prosecution from three months to two years, along with a fine.Shrimi Choudhary reports. The Central Board of Direct Taxes has directed the income-tax department to initiate penalty proceedings by June 30 against non-filers and ‘drop filers’ of tax returns. According to the I-T department’s non-filer monitoring system, data […]

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Pongal celebrated at Rapid Action Force battalion

The 105 battalion of Rapid Action Force (RAF) based at Mahalingapuram in Coimbatore celebrated Pongal at its campus on Wednesday. The battalion had recently returned from Kerala after security duty at Sabarimala during the annual pilgrim season. Actors Senthil and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar inaugurated the celebrations at the RAF campus in the presence of Commandant B. […]