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Commercial flights yet to take off at Hindon

Flights are yet to take off from civil terminal at Indian Air Force’s Hindon airbase in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. The ‘civil enclave’ at the airbase was envisaged as an alternative to the congested Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, which was able to provide very few slots for flights under UDAN scheme.

Court to hear VVPAT review plea next week

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear next week a petition filed by 21 Opposition parties to review its judgment rejecting 50% random physical verification of electronic voting machines using the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).

Not keeping record of pre-natal tests is criminal: SC

In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has upheld provisions in the anti-pre-natal sex determination law which ‘criminalises’ non-maintenance of medical records by obstetricians and gynaecologists and suspend their medical licence indefinitely.

SC view on foreigners detention defies constitutional obligations

A rights body, comprising a retired Supreme Court judge and a former Assam police chief, has said the apex court’s remark on the detention of ‘foreigners’ in Assam was unfortunate and “flies in the face of India’s constitutional and international obligations”.

RBI imposes fines on PPIs for violating norm

The Reserve Bank of India has imposed monetary penalty on five pre-paid payment instrument issuers including Vodafone m-pesa and Phonepe, for violating regulatory guidelines.

Asia­Pacific to grow 5.7% this year: ADB

Asian development Bank’s President has said that the Asia-Pacific region is expected to power ahead growing at 5.7% this year but escalating trade tensions are a source of worry.

Don’t terminate GSP benefits to India

a group of 25 influential American lawmakers urged the U.S. Trade Representative that US should not terminate the GSP programme with India after the expiry of the 60-day notice period

Don’t ask us to put down arms, Taliban tells U.S.

The Taliban has said that the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan should stop calling on Taliban militants to lay down their arms and tell the U.S. to end the use of force inst

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Only 10 of 100 sewage projects on Ganga have been completed

The Indian government has only finished 10 of the 100 sewage infrastructure projects commissioned after 2015 under the Namami Gange mission.

8 dead as Cyclone Fani hits Puri

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani barrelled into the Odisha coast on Friday morning, unleashing torrential rain and winds gusting up to 175 kmph, and killed at least eight people.

AIDS drugs prevent sexual transmission of HIV in gay men

A European study of nearly 1,000 gay male couples — who had sex without condoms where one partner had HIV and was taking anti-retroviral drugs to suppress it — has found the treatment can prevent sexual transmission of the virus.

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