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Rot in Waqf Boards blamed for poor award entries

In March, the government had announced that it would award those ‘Mutawallis’ who ensure Waqf properties are used for optimum utilisation.

26 Aug 2018

Law Commission of India likely to urge scheme to rehabilitate the wrongly prosecuted

The two issues listed for discussion in the commission's final meeting are: Possibility of holding simultaneous elections in the country, and wrongful prosecutions, according to sources.

22 Aug 2018

Centre plans to install specialised cameras for better policing

The specifications of these cameras will vary as per the requirements of places where it is installed.

15 Aug 2018

Most bravery awards to CRPF for J-K service

The CRPF, which is the only paramilitary force that is engaged in active insurgency operations in Kashmir, topped the tally of police medals with 91 awards.

15 Aug 2018

Government mulls policy to make Haj through private tour operators cheaper

The Centre has started working on a new policy to make Haj affordable through private tour operators.

12 Aug 2018

Delhi High Court decriminalises begging in national capital

The High Court observed on Wednesday that begging is not a choice but the compulsion for people who have no other means to survive.

09 Aug 2018

Centre offers hefty salary, perks to encourage doctors to work in Lakshadweep

In order to develop Lakshadweep along the lines of Maldives and Mauritius, the Union Home Ministry is now planning to give special perks and better pay to doctors in Lakshadweep.

05 Aug 2018

At least 150 files missing from High Courts; number may be higher

The Calcutta High Court is at the top of the list with 106 missing files, as per the data shared by Union Minister of State for Law and Justice PP Chaudhary in the Upper House of Parliament on Friday.

04 Aug 2018

Don’t codify Muslim personal laws: AIMPLB

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)  is against codification of Muslim personal laws and changes in those laws, as is being considered by the Law Commission, the New Indian

31 Jul 2018

Lashkar, Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen aim for Amarnath Yatra: Intelligence report

Terrorists from three top Pakistan-backed militant outfits in Kashmir spotted close to the yatra route.

29 Jul 2018

‘In 2014-16, 53 rapes of foreigners reported’

The government on Tuesday said 53 rape cases involving foreigners were registered between 2014 and 2016. 

25 Jul 2018

Paramilitary forces facing acute shortage of staff

The minister, however, said that the government has decided to recruit 54,953 jawans in armed police forces this year.

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan elections: Guns fall silent along International Border 

The Border Security Force (BSF) lost 11 men to cross-firing incidents - the highest in the last five years.

22 Jul 2018

Student Police Cadet programme will be first rolled out for children of government schools: HRD

The Home Minister said that a sum of Rs 67 crore had been released to the states for implementation of the programme.

21 Jul 2018

Elevation of Calcutta High Court judge Aniruddha Bose as Delhi HC chief justice shot down

Sources said the government wants the collegium to reconsider its recommendation since the Delhi HC is a prominent seat of law and Justice Bose does not have the experience of serving as chief justice

20 Jul 2018

Nida Khan triple talaq: Arbitrary fatwas may now land people in jail

On August 22 last year, the Supreme Court had banned the age-old practice of instant triple talaq after hearing a batch of petitions against the archaic practice. 

19 Jul 2018

No exodus of Hindu families in UP's Deoband: Government tells Rajya Sabha

In June 2016, Bajrang Dal and Vishva Hindu Parishad had reportedly issued a list of 40 Hindu families that supposedly fled from Deoband due to fear of persecution.

18 Jul 2018

Supreme Court seeks Centre's stand on plea to ban green flags with crescent and star

Senior advocate S.P. Singh told the court that during the petitioner's visit to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Karnataka and other places in the country, he saw flags on several buildings and religious structures

17 Jul 2018

Note ban, talks helped build bonhomie on Bangla border

Official data accessed by The Sunday Standard, along with accounts of several senior officials, shows that instances of smuggling of cattle, fake currency, drugs, arms and ammunition, have reduced.

15 Jul 2018

For first time, National Crime Records Bureau to include data on suicide bids

Attempting suicide is no longer a crime in India as earlier this year the health ministry notified the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 that decriminalises it.

14 Jul 2018

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