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35.3 lakh new payrolls generated from September-February: Niti Aayog

As per the monthly payroll data, 31.10 lakh new additions were made to the EPFO across all age groups in the payroll.

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The Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh which was razed to the ground by Hindutva activists who claimed it stood on the birthplace of Lord Ram. (File | PTI)
Supreme Court to resume hearing Ayodhya land dispute on Friday

The apex court is hearing 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgment of the Allahabad High Court that mandated a three-way division of the disputed site in Ayodhya.

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Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir (File | PTI)
Conditional boycott insufficient for improving India-Pakistan relations: Gautam Gambhir

In an interview to ANI, Gambhir noted that rather than just focusing on ending cricketing ties between the two nations, India should ban Pakistanis from all industries, including music and films.

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While pursuing master degree in Sanskrit, Mahadevi Varma penned her first verses in secret - only to be discovered by her roommate and friend, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (herself a well-known poet).
Google celebrates Jnanpith winning writer, educationist Mahadevi Varma with doodle

Google on Friday celebrated Hindi poet, freedom fighter, woman's rights activist and educationist Mahadevi Varma through its doodle.

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Light Combat Aircraft Tejas (File | PTI)
Pakistan's JF-17 aircraft is 'present' but Tejas aircraft is future, says IAF chief B S Dhanoa

JF-17 is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by Pakistan and China.

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Law Minister  Ravi Shankar Prasad (File | PTI)
Recommendation not meeting parameters: Government on not approving Supreme Court Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice KM Joseph

 The government on Thursday justified its decision of not approving the Supreme Court Collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice KM Joseph, saying the proposal was not in accordance

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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal addresses the media on the issue of non-consideration of Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court, at the AICC head office in New Delhi on Thursday | Parveen negi
Government wants to pack courts with own people: Congress

The Chief Justice has in past has received many letters from fellow judges over delay in appointment of judges.

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Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal addresses the media on the issue of non-consideration of Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court, at the AICC head office in New Delhi on Thursday | Parveen negi
Why Justice Joseph not considered?, Opposition slams Centre

The Opposition on Thursday slammed the Centre for blocking Justice KM Joseph’s elevation as Supreme Court judge even as it congratulated the direct upgrade of senior advocate Indu Malhotra.

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Why was Emergency imposed? Ravi Shankar questions Congress

The BJP on Thursday hit out at the Congress for attacking it over not approving the Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice KM Joseph to the apex court.  

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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. (File Photo| PTI)
Unthinkable to stay Indu’s elevation as SC judge: CJI Dipak Misra

Misra tells senior advocates Indira Jaising, CU Singh, Vikas Singh that govt was well within its rights to send back name for reconsideration  

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The ill-fated school van which collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing at Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday | PTI
Train rams school van, kills 13; Yogi faces crowd anger

Protesters demand personnel be posted at  unmanned crossings to prevent accidents

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Elevation of Justice KM Joseph: Government’s reasoning for rejecting Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation doesn’t hold water

The three reasons - regional representation, seniority and absence of SC/ST judges - cited by Centre for withholding the SC collegium’s recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph do not hold water.

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Justice K M Joseph. | Suvajit Dey
Tussle between judiciary and Centre reaches all-time high: Justice Joseph’s elevation spiked

Centre chose to accept the docket on senior advocate Indu Malhotra for elevation as a Supreme Court judge but spiked that on Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph.

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Ex-Aircel promoter, chiefs of two banks booked by CBI

 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday booked Syndicate Bank Managing Director and CEO Melwyn Rego, Kishor Kharat MD and CEO of Indian Bank and other bank and private

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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (File | PTI)
Patna Diary

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s remarks raised eyebrows and evoked sharp reactions from politicians cutting across party lines.

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JeM chief’s close aide killed in Tral gunfight

Two days after four militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in a forested area in Tral, in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police on Thursday disclosed that Mufti Yasir, Jaish

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Victim’s lawyer reiterates she was threatened  

 After the Jammu Bar Association informed the Supreme Court that Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, defence counsel of the victim’s family in the Kathua gang rape and murder case,

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Govt opposes, people favour linking Aadhaar to voter ID

The government may be against linking of voter ID card with Aadhaar, but it seems people are in favour of it

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SC: Kathua rape case trial will be moved out of J&K if it is not fair

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would shift the Kathua gang rape and murder trial out of Jammu and Kashmir at the slightest possibility of a fair trial not taking place.

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Mecca Masjid: Pak slams India over acquittals

The already frayed India-Pakistan ties took another hit on Thursday with Pakistan expressing concern over the acquittals in the Mecca Masjid blast case. “The gradual acquittal of a

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Rahul Banks on Kamal nath to Win back Madhya Pradesh

 Congress president Rahul Gandhi has placed his bets on veteran Kamal Nath to win back Madhya Pradesh while naming a younger Jyotiraditya Scindia as the party’s campaign chief in the poll-bound state.

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