Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand’s plea seeking vacation of order to stay construction activity

Supreme Court allows Uttarakhand’s plea seeking vacation of order to stay construction activity

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Uttarakhand government’s plea seeking vacation of its 31 August order staying construction activities in the state. A bench of Justices M B Lokur, S A Nazeer and Deepak Gupta also allowed...
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PDP criticises Ajit Doval over remarks on separate Constitution for Jammu and Kashmir, says it’s unwarranted

PDP criticises Ajit Doval over remarks on separate Constitution for Jammu and Kashmir, says it’s unwarranted

Srinagar: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday took exception to National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval’s remark that separate Constitution for Jammu and Kashmir was an “aberration”. File image of former chief minister ...
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Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra turns lyricist and rapper for music video Wake Up

Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra turns lyricist and rapper for music video Wake Up

You are here: Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty’s husband, is all set to make his debut as a lyricist and rapper. As per Mumbai Mirror, the businessman has shot for a music video, titled ‘Wake Up’, in Dharavi, Mumbai with a...
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Auto industry leaders ask govt to provide clear and stable policy framework, seek support for development of new technologies

Auto industry leaders ask govt to provide clear and stable policy framework, seek support for development of new technologies

New Delhi:  Automobile industry leaders on Wednesday asked the government to provide clear and stable policy framework, saying it should not “become a crisis for the industry” whenever there is a regulatory change. Heads of Maruti Suzuki India, Ma...
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Pound rises on Brexit ‘progress’ report

Pound rises on Brexit ‘progress’ report

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has gained strongly against both the dollar and the euro following reports that the UK and Germany have made progress towards a Brexit deal. Sterling rose nearly 1% against the US currency and 0.5%...
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Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Russian nationals named as suspects

Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Russian nationals named as suspects

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice are appealing for information on Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov Two Russian nationals have been named as suspects in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his...
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Fifty Years Ago, “Star Trek” Aired TV’s First Interracial Kiss

Fifty Years Ago, “Star Trek” Aired TV’s First Interracial Kiss

On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of “Star Trek” titled “Plato’s Stepchildren” broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television. The episode’s plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic powers to force the...
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Amsterdam attack: Jihadist knifeman shot in nine seconds

Amsterdam attack: Jihadist knifeman shot in nine seconds

Image copyright EPA Image caption Within minutes of the attack police determined that the man had acted alone A 19-year-old Afghan who stabbed two American tourists in Amsterdam was shot just nine seconds after he launched his attack, the city’s...
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Genetic disorder insurance coverage not mandatory for now: IRDAI

Genetic disorder insurance coverage not mandatory for now: IRDAI

The insurance regulator has said coverage for genetic disorders is not mandatory for the time being. This is after the Supreme Court stayed a previous order of the Delhi High Court that asked insurers not to reject claims based on...
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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Fukushima nuclear disaster was triggered by a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 2011 Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant died after...
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