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Gun glare

New Delhi, Nov. 21: The Supreme Court today asked the Union home ministry to explain by December 5 if security agencies, especially those run privately, could use firearms freely, the comments coming in the wake of Saturday’s shootout in which liquor baron Ponty Chaddha and his brother Hardeep died.

The court asked the ministry about the legal regulatory framework that governs the agencies and the rules for issuing them gun licences.

Pranab case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved till December 6 its verdict on the plea of former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma seeking the disqualification of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Schools

New Delhi: The Centre has said it is confident of meeting the March 2013 deadline for fulfilling quality standards in schools under the right to education act despite several states falling short of targets.

Somnath

Burdwan: Somnath Chatterjee has said “growing political hatred is causing a deterioration in law and order”. “So much is being spoken about industrialisation but where is that sense of reliability?” he asked.