Must Read News Articles – April 29th, 2019

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SC: filthy language not criminal intimidation

The Supreme Court has held that abusing a person with filthy language alone does not constitute the offence of criminal intimidation

Protect rights of accused in sexual abuse cases’

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to frame guidelines to protect the reputation and dignity of persons accused of sexual offences.

Corridor linking India, Myanmar no longer under BRI framework

India’s decision to skip the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) may have led to the exclusion of the Bangladesh- China- India- Myanmar (BCIM) Economic corridor from the list of projects covered by the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) umbrella.

Public sector banks’ long ­term strategy on Jan Dhan begins to pay off

Public sector banks stand to earn as much as ₹5,000 crore due to the increasing quantum of deposits placed in Jan Dhan accounts

No Bank of Maharashtra loans for drought-hit farmers

Bank of Maharashtra, has decided not to extend loans in eight zones in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that include Aurangabad, Latur, Akola, and Amravati, which are hit by drought.

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Ishad mango, the pride of Ankola, is under the threat of becoming rare

A local mango variety called Ishad is facing the threat of becoming rare in its homeland, Ankola of Uttara Kannada district due to competition from hybrid varieties.

Pre­monsoon rainfall sees 27% dip: IMD

Pre-monsoon rainfall from March to April, a phenomenon critical to agriculture in some parts of the country, has recorded 27% deficiency

Cyclone Fani won’t hit Tamil Nadu coast: meteorological department

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Cyclone Fani will not hit the Tamil Nadu coast.

Social media fraud rose 43% in 2018: report

A study has found that social media fraud increased 43% in 2018.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress: study

According to scientists, indulging in high-calorie ‘comfort’ foods when you are stressed can lead to more weight gain than usual

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