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Oath must for panchayat members: SC

The Supreme Court has suggested that elected panchayat members should face "serious consequences" if they fail to take oath of office.
Our Legal Correspondent Apr 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Scooter offer for women

Subsidised scooters, free postgraduate education, free sanitary pads and zero tolerance on sexual harassment are among promises the Congress has made to women, hoping to ride their support to victory in Karnataka.
K.M. Rakesh Apr 29, 2018 00:00 IST

2 Maoists killed in Sukma gunfight

At least two Maoists, including a woman, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, a senior police officer said.
PTI Apr 29, 2018 00:00 IST

‘My Jammu is me, not the communal Jammu’

She is tugging at her black lawyer's robe to keep it from flapping in the wind. Her eyes are heavily kohled. Her brows knitted. A pair of black oval glasses sits firmly on her nose. There is a determined expression on her face. A tattoo on her right hand reads - Only the weak can be cruel. This image of Jammu-based lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat has gone viral. Many believe it has become a symbol of women's empowerment in India.
Sonia Sarkar Apr 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Modi, Xi to issue strategic guidance to their militaries to build trust

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have decided to issue strategic guidance to their respective militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding, a top Indian diplomat said on Saturday.
Apr 28, 2018 12:30 IST

Indi-Ghosh out of 'treadmill'

Aditya Ghosh has resigned as president and whole-time director of InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of the country's largest airline IndiGo.
Our Bureau Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Master class in diplomatic stagecraft

A handshake across the world's most heavily fortified border. A lengthy one-on-one conversation on a bridge, beyond the range of microphones. Longstanding enemies on a divided peninsula calling for peace after a year of threats.
RUSSELL GOLDMAN Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

New India meets New Era

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to plug his "New India" into Chinese President Xi Jinping's talk of a "New Era" at Wuhan on Friday as they attempted to reset bilateral ties after a bad year.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Modi ally's plea: talk or else

The Mehbooba Mufti government has let out an impassioned plea wrapped in a warning to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: talk to Kashmiri people or face "irretrievable consequences".
Sankarshan Thakur Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

'Holes' in Centre's judge reasoning

The Supreme Court collegium is expected to iterate its recommendation for elevating Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the apex court, sources suggested while picking holes in the Centre's stated rationale for returning the file.
R. Balaji Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Roster by collegium opposed

Attorney-general K.K. Venugopal on Friday opposed the plea by constitutional expert Shanti Bhushan to have the collegium allocate cases to apex court benches, saying stripping the Chief Justice of this power would create "utter chaos".
R. Balaji Apr 28, 2018 00:00 IST

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