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    'A greater India is an India that is visible as Aatmanirbhar and a more muscular India' says Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group. Listen in

    Speculations were rife that Germany is considering excluding India as a guest country for the G7 Summit in June. The background to the speculation was apparently that India was among the countries that abstained in a vote to remove Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over its Ukraine invasion. ​​Noting that the number of people getting children through surrogacy was on the rise, Minister for Social Welfare and Women Empowerment P Geetha Jeevan said to help women government employees and teachers who receive babies through surrogacy would be given 'child maintenance leave' of 270 days. Amid fresh COVID-19 concerns in different parts of the country and apprehensions about a possible fourth wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka government on Monday decided to issue guidelines making wea... online casino game india The move aims at tackling the stray cattle menace, which had snowballed into a major issue in the recently held Assembly polls. The Yogi Adityanath government plans to provide shelter to 50,000 stray cattle within 100 days of its second term, according to Animal Husbandry Department Director Indramani. The city is witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases over the past few days with the number of active cases increasing to 3,975 from 601 on April 11. Genome sequencing of 578 samples collected from the deceased showed 560 of them had the Omicron variant. The remaining 18 (three percent) had other variants of COVID-19, including Delta, which fuelled the ferocious second wave of infections in April and May last year, and sub lineages. About 500 samples have been sent for genome sequencing and the experts said that results are expected to come sometime this week, people in the know told ET. Two hijab petitioners, who began the hijab protest which turned into a major crisis in the state and went on to become an international issue, were on Friday sent back for insisting to take their exam... The top court is hearing a petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge and senior advocate Anjana Prakash, who have also sought a direction for an "independent, credible and impartial investigation" by an SIT into the incidents of hate speeches against the Muslim community., The issue of delimitation cannot be examined without first deciding whether the decision to do away with the special status of the state was legal or not. The state's special status also allowed it to have a separate constitution and a flag. These issues will have to be decided by five-judge Constitution benches.
    A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for one of the petitioners, that the plea needed urgent hearing in view of the delimitation exercise being carried out in the state.
    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) had in its meeting last Wednesday decided to make masks mandatory at public places. Through an order on April 2, the Delhi government had lifted the penalty of Rs 500 on not wearing face masks at public places as cases were fairly under control then.

    An i10 car that was purchased from the stolen amount by the accused couple has also been recovered, they said. Other recoveries are still in process. The couple spent the stolen money mainly to pay off debts, medical expenses of their parents, and house renovation.

    The Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led regime constituted a fresh six-member committee, comprising three ministers and an equal number of senior officials, to examine the CPS even as government employees and teachers stepped up their agitation demanding that the scheme be abolished forthwith.

    A tweet from Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on April 17 remains the exception to AICC's silence on the Jahangirpur riot. Urging Delhi to remain alert, united and safe, Surjewala's tweet in Hindi said, "violence, riots and frenzy will not make religion safe; neither will anyone be strong, Yes, our India will definitely be weakened."
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-20 08:39:46 )