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NHRC issues Raj Govt notice over murder of inmate at juvenile home in Jaipur

20 May 2022 | 8:49 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Taking a suo moto cognizance of the murder of a 20-year-old Juvenile Home inmate who was reportedly killed by fellow inmates in Jaipur, Rajasthan a few days ago, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued a notice to Rajasthan Government seeking a detailed report on the matter.

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Robots to douse fire in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

20 May 2022 | 8:35 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the national capital has inducted two firefighter robots in the fire department's fleet to douse the fire with robots.

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NHRC notice to MP govt, police over attack on Dalit wedding procession

20 May 2022 | 8:16 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to Madhya Pradesh government and state police over an alleged attack on a wedding procession of a Scheduled Caste (SC) family in Rajgarh district.

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Delhi increases DA for skilled, unskilled workforce

20 May 2022 | 8:11 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Delhi Government on Friday revised the dearness allowance (DA) for labourers raising it to Rs 16,506 from Rs 16,064 for unskilled labourers while the monthly wages for the semi-skilled workforce have been increased to Rs 18,187 from Rs 17,693 set earlier.

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NHRC asks Centre, Arunachal govt to examine compliance of SC order on Chakma-Hajong citizenship

20 May 2022 | 7:19 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Centre and Arunachal Pradesh government to examine the compliance of order passed by the Supreme Court in 2015 to confer citizenship to the Chakmas and Hajongs within three months, and do the needful in case any part of the order of the Apex Court still remains "uncomplied' and inform the Commission within two months, Suhas Chakma, founder of Chakma Development Foundation of India (CDFI) on Friday claimed.
He informed that the direction from the NHRC came after the CDFI and Chakma and Hajong Elders’ Forum of Arunachal Pradesh (CHEF) filed a joint complaint with the Commission on March 22 stating that the 1996 and 2015 judgments of the Apex Court were not complied with as on date and not a single citizenship application out of the 4,637 applications submitted during 1997-2003 has been determined.

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Light showers lash Delhi as mercury touches 44.4C

20 May 2022 | 7:09 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Many parts of Delhi and NCR on Friday witnessed light rain, even as the maximum temperature settled at 44.4 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees above normal.

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Second bridge by China at Pangong Lake in area under illegal occupation since 1960s: MEA

20 May 2022 | 6:33 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) India on Friday said that a new bridge being built by China on Pangong Tso Lake alongside an earlier one are in areas that have continued to be under illegal occupation of China since the 1960s.

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Karti visa scam: Give 3 days prior notice before arrest, says court

20 May 2022 | 6:31 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) A Delhi court hearing anticipatory bail application of Congress lawmaker Karti Chidambaram in a visa scam case on Friday said he shall join the investigation and if the Central Bureau of Investigation requires to arrest him then he needs to be given a prior notice of three days.

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BRO conducts final break through blast of Nechiphu Tunnel

20 May 2022 | 6:15 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) Border Road Organisation on Friday conducted the 'final break through blast' to mark the successful completion of excavation work of the Nechiphu Tunnel, in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Centre appoints Ashwani Kumar as special officer of unified MCD

20 May 2022 | 6:13 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The Centre has appointed former Chief Secretary of Goa Ashwani Kumar as the special officer to head the unified Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which will be constituted after merging all three civic bodies in the national capital.

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Ola, Uber pulled up for unfair trade practices

20 May 2022 | 6:05 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has issued notices to Ola and Uber for unfair trade practices and violation of consumer rights.

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Globe pays homage to humble pollinator on World Bee Day

20 May 2022 | 5:27 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The humble pollinator, which has been serving the mother earth in more ways than one for the past 130 million years by ensuring food security and maintaining ecological balance, is finally getting recognition for its dues, as the globe comes together to pay homage to the noble insect on world Bee Day.
May 20, the birth anniversary of Slovenian beekeeper Anton Jana, was chosen as the date to observe World Bee Day, as Jana pioneered modern beekeeping.

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SC transfers Gyanvapi case to Varanasi

20 May 2022 | 5:12 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday transferred the case related to plea for worship at Gyanvapi mosque for consideration by the District Judge in Varanasi, saying in a view of complexity of matters, a senior and experienced judicial officer of the Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service should examine it.

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