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SC paves way for opening of dance bars in Mumbai | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday relaxed stringent conditions imposed by the state government for getting licences for dance bars paving the way for their opening in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra. The top court said that there cannot be total prohibition on dance bars by imposing unreasonable conditions as no licence has been granted by state since 2005 and no dance bar is running today in
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Meghalaya miners rescue: Body of one of 15 trapped Meghalaya miners found by naval divers | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Navy divers Thursday found a body in an illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills where 15 miners were trapped since December 13, officials said. "One body detected by Indian Navy divers using underwater ROV at a depth of approx 160 feet and 210 feet inside a rat-hole mine," a Navy spokesperson said in a statement. #WATCH: Search operations underway in a mine at Ksan
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First in region, e-sentencing of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, three others today | Chandigarh News

[ad_1] CHANDIGARH: Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh on Wednesday agreed to the Haryana government's plea to sentence controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others convicted for the 2002 murder of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatarpati, the editor of 'Poora Sach' newspaper, through video conferencing on January 17. The Panchkula-based judge will deliver region's first e-judgement on Thursday when he will pronounce quantum of sentence against
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Rishabh Pant: If someone provokes me, I’ll give it back | Cricket News

[ad_1] It’s barely been a week since India completed an unprecedented Test series win in Australia, and the cricketing world is already debating MS Dhoni’s relevance in the team’s limited-overs setup. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant is busy dealing with a new-found popularity that has suddenly pitchforked him as cricket’s next big wicket-keeper after Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist. In 2016, ahead of the Under-19 World Cup, Pant, as young wicketkeepers of his
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From 2020, pre-filled I-T returns, refunds in a day | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: You could get a pre-filled tax returns form from next year and hope for a refund in a day with the Cabinet on Wednesday clearing an ambitious Rs 4,242-crore project for integrated e-filing and centralised processing. The project will reduce the return processing and refund time from the current average of 63 days, railway minister Piyush Goyal said. The government is building in an incentive for the
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UK PM Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

[ad_1] British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence motion by a margin of 19 votes scuppering plans by the opposition to call an early general election. A total of 325 MPs rejected the no-confidence motion which had been tabled by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, and 306 MPs voted in favour of it. 314 Conservative MPs voted against the motion, many of whom had rejected her deal on Tuesday,
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Amrapali sold flats at Re 1/sq ft on paper, rest in black, SC told | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Crores of unaccounted money was invested in various housing projects of the Amrapali Group which sold flats at 'throwaway' prices on paper but received black money in cash from the buyers, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. The SC-appointed forensic auditors, who were asked to audit all 46 companies of the Group to track diversion of Rs 3000 crore of home-buyers' money, informed the court that
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2018 sixth-warmest year in India, says IMD

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Year 2018 was the sixth warmest year on record in India since it commenced keeping nation-wide records of weather events in 1901, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday while noting that the country had lost over 1,400 lives in extreme weather events last year. Highlighting that the average temperature over India during 2018 was “significantly above normal”, the national weather forecaster said annual mean surface air
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BJP’s Operation Lotus withers as rebel Karnataka MLAs back out | India News

[ad_1] BENGALURU: BJP suffered a loss of face in Karnataka on Wednesday after its efforts to topple the Congress-JD(S) coalition government failed, with disgruntled Congress MLAs developing cold feet at the last moment and not succumbing to the opposition party’s “Operation Lotus”. This is BJP’s second failed attempt in the past seven months to form government in Karnataka. BJP had planned to get about 12-15 Congress MLAs to resign and
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US sounds alarm about China’s military and economic inroads in Indo-Pacific | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After establishing its first overseas naval base at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in August 2017, which now also hosts marines, infantry combat vehicles and helicopters, China is now looking at Pakistan, Cambodia, Vanuatu and other countries for additional military bases to enhance its strategic footprint and emerge as the pre-eminent power in the crucial Indo-Pacific region. Sounding this warning in its latest report on “China’s