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Public interest litigation (PIL) cannot be used as a "weapon to challenge financial or economic decisions", the RBI has told the Delhi High Court opposing a plea against the surcharge on credit and debit card transactions.


Regulator Irdai has proposed up to 50 per cent increase in insurance premium for cars, motor cycles as well commercial vehicles from April 1.


Leading stock exchange BSE has hiked its annual fee for companies listed on its platform from the next fiscal beginning April 1.


After a gap of five years, State Bank of India has decided to reintroduce penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts from April 1, and revised charges on other services, including ATMs.


Exuding confidence ahead of the municipal polls, AAP today claimed people of Delhi were eager to vote it into power to "cleanse" the city and "corruption- ridden" civic administration.

SC gives life term to two
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It took nearly two decades for a final outcome in a case of murder over plucking of tamarind in Karnataka with the Supreme Court awarding life imprisonment to two men.
Families of two brothers had been quarreling "every now and then" over property and plucking of tamarind that led to the murder of the elder sibling's son in 1998.


Distribution of solar charkhas and looms and training of women were among the initiatives taken by the Khadi commission to create job opportunities in the Prime Minister's adopted villages in Varanasi.


The budget session of Andhra Pradesh Legislature beginning tomorrow will be held for the first time in the new state capital Amaravati.


For the residents of Chak Lala village in Jammu region's Bishnah belt, kitchen waste has turned into an asset for locals, generating income and jobs, courtesy a pilot project.


After nearly 20 years, the indigenously manufactured INSAS rifles will be finally 'retiring' from the army and replaced by an imported assault rifle to be manufactured in the country later.


The Bundi district medical department has contradicted the data provided by the Rajasthan mining department on deaths from silicosis and claimed that 20 persons died from the disease in the district in the last three years.


The Centre should immediately talk to US President Donald Trump to stop growing number of alleged hate crime incidents against the Indian community in that country, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said today.

Technique developed by TN student
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A class tenth student from Tamil Nadu has developed a new technique that can non-invasively detect the risk of a 'silent heart attack', an advance that may save many lives in rural areas.
Akash Manoj is staying in Rashtrapati Bhavan as a guest of President Pranab Mukherjee under "Innovation Scholars In-Residence Programme".


Tamil Nadu today protested the "escalation" in apprehension of its fishermen by Sri Lanka and said the Centre did "not seem to put adequate pressure" on Colombo regarding the matter.


Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E S L Narasimhan inaugurated the newly constructed residential quarters for officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan here today.


BJP UP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya today attacked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying that if he cannot get his "favourite" minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati arrested in the rape case, he should at least sack him.


Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today shot off a letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, seeking clarification on whether he "justifies" retaining the tainted minister Gayatri Prajapati in his cabinet.


A group of citizens today staged a demonstration here demanding that government come out with an alternative plan to decongest the road that connects the city with its international airport and surrounding areas, following its decision to scrap a steel flyover project

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P. Sreekumaran

The death threat issued by an RSS leader in Madhya Pradesh against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is set to escalate the ongoing tension between the RSS-BJP and the CPM in Kerala.


Rich tributes were paid to Biju Patnaik on his birth anniversary today, while the ruling BJD in Odisha used the day to slam the Centre for halting welfare schemes ignoring the interests of tribals and poor.


Railways will preserve a portion of the 19th century-era Jubilee Bridge over the Hooghly river in a specially-designed open air museum, in what is billed as a first-of-its-kind conservation exercise in the country.


The police today arrested a person called Pradip Khan from Falta in South 24 Parganas district on charges of child trafficking.


Police on Sunday came close to nabbing William Sangma, a hardcore criminal wanted in Assam and Meghalaya for kidnappings and extortions but he managed to escape, an official said.


The Civil Society Women's Organisation (CSWO) today strongly opposed the appointment of former state police chief Rajiv Mehta as the security advisor to Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma.


Government employees have to be in office by 9.30 am, says new Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu.


Casting her vote after 24 years, the Iron Lady of Manipur and PRAJA (Peoples` Resurgence and Justice Alliance) chief, Irom Chanu Sharmila, on Saturday, expressed confidence about winning the Manipur assembly election.


Defence minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri would soon function for 24-hours a day.


A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, today surrendered before police in Malkangiri district.


A 45-year-old man has died under mysterious circumstances in police custody sparking off a protest by locals who partially torched Barhara police station premises which falls in Bhojpur district.


In a bid to check pilferage in the public distribution system, Koraput district administration has installed Aadhaar cards-linked electronic point of sale (e-POS) machines in five urban areas. These are slated to start functioning from Monday, Officials said.