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Will consult judiciary on postings to regulatory bodies, tribunals: Govt

AGENCIES NEW DELHI, MAR 29 Addressing one of the major concerns of the Opposition on the Finance Bill, the government Wednesday assured Parliament that all judicial appointments in regulatory bodies or tribunals, many of which are being restructured at one go through provisions in the Finance Bill, would continue to be made in consultation with the judiciary. Replying to a ...

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India has been built by saints, yogis, fakirs: Baba Ramdev

AGENCIES LUCKNOW, MAR 29 India has been built by saints, yogis and fakirs, not by any king or emperor, Yoga guru Ramdev said on Wednesday. “Yoga has been an inalienable part of our culture. No king or emperor has built India or shaped its destiny. In fact, India has been built by saints, yogis and fakirs. It is a matter ...

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Surya Namaskar similar to Namaz: Yogi Adityanath

AGENCIES LUCKNOW, MAR 29 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said ‘surya namaskar’ was similar to ‘namaz’ (prayers) offered by Muslims and those opposing the yogic exercise wanted to divide the society on religious lines. Aditynath, who had in the past lashed out at a section of Muslims for terming the practice of ‘surya namaskar’ as un-Islamic, said the ...

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AAP wants Commission to look into past govts’ Finacial ‘irregularities’

AGENCIES CHANDIGARH, MAR 29 The AAP and its ally Lok Insaaf Party on Wednesday demanded the Amarinder Singh government constitute an inquiry commission to probe the alleged financial and other irregularities under previous governments in the state. Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Leader of Opposition H S Phoolka demanded the Punjab government release a white paper on performance of governments ...

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AAP wants Commission to look into past govts’ Finacial ‘irregularities’

AGENCIES CHANDIGARH, MAR 29 The AAP and its ally Lok Insaaf Party on Wednesday demanded the Amarinder Singh government constitute an inquiry commission to probe the alleged financial and other irregularities under previous governments in the state. Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Leader of Opposition H S Phoolka demanded the Punjab government release a white paper on performance of governments ...

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Racist hate crime against Black African students must end: Amnesty International

AGENCIES NEW DELHI, MAR 29 Amnesty International India on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh authorities to bring to justice those responsible for recent racist attacks against black African students and ensure the students’ safety. “The recent attacks in Uttar Pradesh show how black people in India – particularly African students – continue to face racist discrimination and violence. Many of ...

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Bus tickets meant for female passengers given to men: CAG

AGENCIES JAIPUR, MAR 29 Concessional bus tickets meant for female passengers on Women’s Day and Raksha Bandhan were issued to male passengers during 2014-16, according to CAG report tabled in the state Assembly today. The report noted discrepancies in concession to female passengers that resulted in losses of Rs 11.49 crore to Rajasthan State Road Transportation Corporation (RSRTC). “Data of ...

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No early elections in Gujarat, Amit Shah indicates

AGENCIES AHMEDABAD, MAR 29 BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday indicated that contrary to the speculations, the Gujarat assembly elections will be held only towards the year-end and not earlier. “Be ready to welcome the ‘Vijay Rath’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November,” he told BJP workers here. “After travelling to various parts of the country, the BJP’s Vijay Rath ...

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