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AAP is right: Modi five star activists jibe is both ugly and unfair

The Aam Aadmi Party is the latest to join the chorus of angry voices against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s barb against ‘five star activists’, who he claimed are trying influencing the judiciary. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party accused the Prime Minister of attempting to ‘instigate’ the judiciary against the activists. “The address and the views expressed by the Prime Minister are in ... Read More »

Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks response from 2 lawyers for making derogatory remarks against women

New Delhi: As the ban on the telecast of controversial BBC documentary “India’s Daughter” on the December 16, 2012, gang-rape continues, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two lawyers for making derogatory remarks against women in the short film. While hearing the case, the apex court maintained that the matter requires consideration in view of the factual and legal argument made by ... Read More »

India court suspends plan to reintroduce cheetah

India’s Supreme Court has directed the government to suspend a move to reintroduce the cheetah, eradicated in India by hunting nearly a century ago. The court’s decision came after some experts described the plan as “totally misconceived”. Earlier, the government had approved wildlife groups’ recommendations of two sanctuaries, in Madhya Pradesh and an area in Rajasthan, as potential homes. The ... Read More »

5 crore people moved out of poverty:Govt

NEW DELHI: Data released by the Planning Commission on Monday showed that poverty had significantly declined between 2004-05 and 2009-10. The catch is that this decline is based on a poverty line that is even lower than the earlier Rs 32-per-day mark that had triggered an outrage when the government submitted it to the Supreme Court. The new estimates are based on a poverty ... Read More »

New telcom companies, Uninor and MTS, continue to attract fresh subscribers

NEW DELHI: New telecom companies, Uninor and MTS, whose licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012, continued to attract new subscribers. Uninor added 2.49 million customers in January, largest amongst all GSM operators for that month, according to figures released by the Cellular Operators Association of India ( COAI). Uninor’s figures are 7,00,000 more than Idea ... Read More »

Govt seeks review of SC verdict in Vodafone case

The government on Friday sought a review of the Supreme Court’s verdict that British telecom giant Vodafone was not liable to pay Rs 11,218 crore in taxes to acquire a majority in mobile phone operator Hutchison Essar in 2007. In a judgement with significant implications for foreign investments, the Supreme Court had on January 20 held that companies could not ... Read More »