SC to study if procedure needed for complaints against judges

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said contempt of court proceedings initiated in 2009 against activist-advocate Prashant Bhushan for his charge that half of the 16 former CJIs were corrupt had raised an important question on what should be the procedure for making a complaint or allegation against a sitting judge. A bench of…

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Less than one in five deaths in India is medically certified to denote cause of death

Less than one out of five deaths in India is medically certified to denote cause of death. Deaths with medical certification of the cause were a mere 2.5% of estimated deaths in Jharkhand, 3.1% in Uttar Pradesh and 4.7% in Bihar. This emerges from an analysis of data from two reports recently released by the…

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Big B posts an old pic with a classic caption

Amitabh Bachchan shares a throwback picture on Instagram; says, "keeping propriety in mind I dared not to caption this" Share this on: FacebookTwitterPintrestBy - TIMESOFINDIA.COMCreated: Aug 18, 2020, 01:13 ISTfacebooktwitterincomCredits: Amitabh Bachchan InstagramAmitabh Bachchan is quite active on social media and loves to keep fans posted about his day-to-day activities through regular uploads. Now, he…

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View: Nothing wrong in reviewing trade pacts

Plus, RTAs mess up the duty structure. Ideally, duties should be lowest for raw materials, higher for intermediates and highest for finished goods, with a complication of figuring out which item is what. SynopsisCan one unambiguously conclude that all RTAs lead to trade-investment creation? No. The answer is empiricaland depends on specifics of the agreement:…

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Exclusive! Anup Jalota remembers late Pt Jasraj

Today is indeed a sad day for Indian cinema as the industry saw the unfortunate demise of two ace personalities who had carved a niche in their respective fields. One is director Nishikant Kamat and the other is a singing maestro Pandit Jasraj. The entire film industry is mourning the death of these two talents.…

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Testing of China’s candidate vaccine begins in Russia

MOSCOW | BEIJING: Russia’s Petrovax has started a late-stage trial of a Covid-19 candidate vaccine from CanSino Biologics in the country, records show, as the Chinese drug firm steps up testing abroad to close in on regulatory approval. The Ad5-nCoV vaccine already has approval for use by China’s military after early and mid-stage trials, and…

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Instead of ‘low-ranking civil servants’, allow tech hands to run ops: Railway engineers

LUCKNOW: The simmering squabble between Indian Railways' officers from technical and non-technical backgrounds reached the ministry when general secretaries of five associations of engineers wrote a letter demanding that only officers with technical background be allowed to run the operations. To buttress their point in the letter, dated August 12, representatives of the engineering wing…

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Meteorologists seek to confirm 130-degree Death Valley temperature

An automated measuring system in California's Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave on Sunday, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed. The temperature was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek near the park's visitor center, the…

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Extinction Watch: Very Few Candles in the Wind

Scientific classification: Araucaria angustifoliaThe Brazilian pine, which is also known as the candelabra tree, is a critically endangered spe- cies in the conifer genus Araucaria. Although common names refer to the species as a “pine”, it actually does not belong in the genus Pinus. Native to southern Brazil, the species has lost 97% of its…

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Travesty if rivals made to pay each other’s dues: Jio

SynopsisThe country’s largest telco has been dragged into the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) case mainly between India’s older telcos and DoT after the apex court sought to find out if bankrupt telcos such as RCom, Aircel and Videocon had filed for insolvency to evade paying the dues.MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio Infocomm informed the…

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