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Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI Dipak MisraThe Vice President did this after consulting the legal experts.

Venkaiah Naidu rejects impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra

23 Apr 2018 | 10:17 AM

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress for impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra citing lack of substantial merit in it, sources said.

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New Delhi, April 23

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress for impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra citing lack of substantial merit in it, sources said.

Naidu held extensive consultations with top legal and constitutional experts before taking the decision, they said.

The rejection of the notice comes a day after he held consultations with such experts to determine the maintainability of the motion.

Sources said Vice President Naidu met several experts after he re-scheduled his travel plans considering the seriousness of the matter.

Seven opposition parties led by the Congress had last week moved a notice before him for impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) on five grounds of “misbehavior”.

This is the first time ever that an impeachment notice has been filed against a sitting CJI. PTI

VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

23 Apr 2018 | 11:08 AM

AYODHYA: Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the make-shift temple of 'Ram Lalla' here in Uttar Pradesh and said that the dream of billions for a grand Ram temple here will soon be a reality.

Modi-Xi meeting to reset ties

Modi-Xi meeting to reset ties

23 Apr 2018 | 2:13 AM

NEW DELHI:In a first-of-its-kind meeting between the top leaders of India and China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will meet in Wuhan, a city in central China and the hometown of Chinese envoy to India Lou Zhaohui, on April 27-28.

BJP leader who fought polls from RK Nagar held for assaulting minor

BJP leader who fought polls from RK Nagar held for assaulting minor

23 Apr 2018 | 9:35 AM

CHENNAI: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in the Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai express.

TCS becomes first listed Indian co to hit $100-bn m-cap

TCS becomes first listed Indian co to hit $100-bn m-cap

23 Apr 2018 | 10:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today surged over 4 per cent, following which the IT major became the first listed Indian company to hit market capitalisation of over US$ 100 billion (Rs 6,80,912.10 crore).

Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde receives threat call

Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde receives threat call

23 Apr 2018 | 10:06 AM

BENGALURU: Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has alleged of receiving a threat call in the wee hours of Sunday. Hegde’s personal assistant has lodged a complaint.

14 Naxalites killed in Maha ops, top commanders ‘among dead’

14 Naxalites killed in Maha ops, top commanders ‘among dead’

23 Apr 2018 | 2:12 AM

MUMBAI:Fourteen Naxals were killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district on Sunday, a senior official said.

Ordinances on child rape, rich fugitives cleared

Ordinances on child rape, rich fugitives cleared

23 Apr 2018 | 2:15 AM

NEW DELHI:President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance providing death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below age 12 years, besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders.

Yechury re-elected CPM gen secy

Yechury re-elected CPM gen secy

23 Apr 2018 | 2:12 AM

HYDERABAD:Sitaram Yechury, who defied the majority view in his party and successfully pitched for a tactical understanding with the Congress, was on Sunday re-elected as CPM general secretary for a second term.

Martyrs’ kids fee cap gone, Army for liberal upper limit

Martyrs’ kids fee cap gone, Army for liberal upper limit

23 Apr 2018 | 2:12 AM

NEW DELHI:Exactly a month after the Ministry of Defence removed the fee cap it had imposed on expenses paid to children of martyrs or those disabled in action, the Army is now discussing a scheme to actually have a fee cap, albeit a liberal one that is more in tune with realities of education in today’s times.

Now, a wildlife-friendly ‘green road’ through CorbettEarth day special

Now, a wildlife-friendly ‘green road’ through Corbett

23 Apr 2018 | 2:12 AM

DEHRADUN:A “green road” that runs through the Corbett National Park and provides a vital link between Uttarakhand’s Garhwal and Kumaon divisions is set to become a template for development in sync with wildlife conservation in the country.


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Shifting to offensive realism?

Shifting to offensive realism?

Sandeep Dikshit

NSA-led DPC will be half baked if higher defence management remains antiquated

How cultural panel can mute vulgar songs

Devinder Singh and Amaninder Pal

The SC has repeatedly affirmed that anything which the contemporary community and average members of that community, who possess average wisdom and rationality, feel obscene should be categorised as obscene.

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CITY FOCUS

Lok adalat orders relief for farmers

Lok adalat orders relief for farmers

23 Apr 2018 | 2:42 AM

MOHALI:Giving relief to landowners, the Bench of the national lok adalat at Mohali issued directions to GMADA to pay increased rates (around Rs 18 crore) in lieu of their land, which was acquired by it at various places for development projects.

NoMalerkotla MLA Razia Sultana. File photo

Higher Edu Minister matric pass, leaders question criteria

23 Apr 2018 | 1:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state’s new Higher Education Minister is a matriculate, while the Minister of School Education a higher secondary pass-out.

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Poisoning disaster brewing in waters

22 Apr 2018 | 10:44 PM

Much as the ground water crisis caused by agriculture in Punjab is discussed and well documented, there is another crisis no less serious, and perhaps with graver consequences in the short run, brewing in the state. Poisoning of our waters in rivers, in ground, and on the surface through household effluents released untreated.

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O’Dwyer ‘overdrive’ swelled rangroot count

23 Apr 2018 | 11:06 AM

CHANDIGARH: In the years preceding the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which he infamously endorsed, Sir Michael O’Dwyer spearheaded large-scale mobilisation of Punjabi men for duty in World War I.

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Tardy lifting leads to wheat glut in mandis

Tardy lifting leads to wheat glut in mandis

23 Apr 2018 | 1:40 AM

CHANDIGARH/KARNAL: As wheat arrivals in grain markets in the state pick pace, the lifting of already procured wheat is slowing down, resulting in space crunch for unloading fresh arrivals.

1,410 schools with single teacher may be merged

1,410 schools with single teacher may be merged

23 Apr 2018 | 12:51 AM

SHIMLA: There is uncertainty over the fate of 1,410 single-teacher government schools, which are being run in violation of the provisions of the Right to Education Act.

Post-digitisation, vehicle registration gets tougher

Post-digitisation, vehicle registration gets tougher

23 Apr 2018 | 1:15 AM

JAMMU: In the process of digitising the system, the Transport Department of Jammu and Kashmir has made it more complicated for the public to register their vehicles as it take more visits to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to complete the online process.

NoYuvraj Singh. PTI file

Will take a call on my career after 2019 WC: Yuvraj Singh

23 Apr 2018 | 8:57 AM

NEW DELHI: Flamboyant Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh, who played his last One Day International (ODI) for the country in June 2017, has said that he will take a call on his career after the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

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Rayudu hits purple patch

23 Apr 2018 | 2:45 AM

HYDERABAD:Dwayne Bravo bowled consistently in the block-hole in a tense finish as Chennai Super Kings prevailed over a weakened Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs to consolidate their position at the top.

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CWG medallists fail to shoot medals at World Cup

23 Apr 2018 | 2:45 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ravi Kumar, the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the 10m Air Rifle event, finished fourth in the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) in Changwon, South Korea, today.

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Cash-and-carry

Cash-and-carry

23 Apr 2018 | 12:55 AM

Money addiction

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Give wings to flyEconomy: Air India Disinvestment

Give wings to fly

16 Apr 2018 | 12:50 AM
Homecoming of forgotten foods

Homecoming of forgotten foods

09 Apr 2018 | 12:44 AM
Move on a fast track

Move on a fast track

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Fashioning a dream vocationIn Conversation

Fashioning a dream vocation

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Skills to chisel your career

Skills to chisel your career

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
Communication goes onlineCareer Compass: New-Age Media

Communication goes online

18 Apr 2018 | 12:43 AM
  • SpectrumAre we ready for a social break-up?

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    Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the US Congress has brought a new wave of uncomfortable revelations about the social network. Like how it spies even on people off the platform and how even the Facebook founder’s data, too, has not been safe.

  • Giving back — a diaspora success story

    A Canadian immigrant of Indian origin donated $10 million to the University of Lethbridge, the largest gift that the university had ever received.

  • Putting agri-waste to agri-use

    A biomass power plant is similar to a thermal power plant, but instead of coal, it uses green fuel. Agriculture waste — such as paddy and wheat straw, cotton stalks and leaves, which are left over after harvesting of the crop — comprise the natural fuel.

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