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Moneylife Digital Team 17 April 2024
X, erstwhile Twitter, says it has withheld some posts for the remainder of the election period following takedown orders from the election commission of India (ECI). However, it says, "We disagree with these actions and maintain that freedom of expression should extend to these posts and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 April 2024
The Supreme Court on Tuesday personally interacted with Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna, the promoters of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, to gauge the genuineness of their apology for running misleading advertisements that also disparaged modern medicine, says a report from Bar & Bench.   While...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 April 2024
A fire broke out on Tuesday morning in the office of Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) in the North Block. An official from the fire department says the fire was brought under control quickly.   According to Delhi Fire Service (DFS), it received a call at 9.22am regarding a blaze on the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 April 2024
The India meteorological department (IMD) has forecast above-average monsoon rainfall in 2024 which augurs well for the country's agricultural sector that was hit by erratic weather last year.   "The 2024 southwest monsoon season (June to September) rainfall over the country as a whole to be...

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Bar  and   Bench 15 April 2024
The Bombay High Court was recently irked by the casual approach of the police and the judges while handling evidence and conducting a trial in a case (Anand Sakpal vs State of Maharashtra) leading to wrongful conviction of a person.    Last month, the bench of justice SM Modak expressed his...

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A decade since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) formed government with a thumping victory and the vituperative slogan of creating a ‘Congress-Mukt Bharat’, Indian politics continues to be mired in symbolic hypocrisy. Innumerable Indian movies of the 1980s depicted this wonderfully in the...

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In the last week of March, chief economic advisor (CEA) V Anantha Nageswaran said the government cannot solve all social and economic problems, such as unemployment. He wondered what the government could do on the employment front 'short of hiring more itself'. “In the normal world, it is the...

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According to the Hurun Global Rich List 2024 released on 26 March 2024, in adding 84 new billionaires in the year gone by, India is second only to the US (109).    Mumbai, with 92 billionaires, overtaking Beijing with 91 may be seen as moral victory over our arch rival! Mumbai and New Delhi...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 April 2024
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday refused, for a second time, to accept the unconditional apology offered by Baba Ramdev, founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd and co-founder and the company managing director (MD), Acharya Balkrishna for advertising medical products violating an undertaking given...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 April 2024
To address what is allegedly the biggest scam or corruption case in India, senior counsel Prashant Bhushan has called for a detailed probe by a special investigation team (SIT) monitored by the Supreme Court (SC) into the electoral bonds case.    Mr Bhushan says, "When the electoral bonds...

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India on Friday issued a travel advisory for its citizens, advising them not to travel to Iran and Israel "till further notice" due to the escalating tension in the region.   "In view of the prevailing situation in the region, all Indians are advised not to travel to Iran or Israel till...

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Sanskrita Bharadwaj (IndiaSpend) 11 April 2024
It has been about seven years since Milin Dutta, a 54-year-old trans man, moved back to his hometown Guwahati from the United States. Earlier, when he used to come home for vacations, he would always get a cold and a dust allergy, he recalled. It took a few years for Dutta to realise he had...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 April 2024
Union minister of state for electronics and information technology and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat candidate Rajeev Chandrasekhar is mired in controversy over the Rs680 taxable income for the financial year (FY)21-22 shown in his election affidavit. After...

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The Supreme Court on Monday ordered that retired high-profile police officer and encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma need not surrender till further orders in an 18-year-old fake encounter case.   A bench of Justices Hrishikesh Roy and Prashant Kumar Mishra was hearing an appeal filed by...

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EAS Sarma 05 April 2024
Responding to widespread public criticism of electoral bonds in the light of recent revelations, Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union minister of finance, is reported to have said, "All major parties encashed electoral bonds; nobody has moral authority to say anything." When someone asked her whether...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 April 2024
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Dalit and women's rights activist professor Shoma Sen, in connection with the Bhima Koregaon case.    A bench of justice Aniruddha Bose and justice Augustine George Masih passed the order after noting that the national investigation agency (NIA) did...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 April 2024
Coming down heavily on the Maharashtra government, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Glider Buildcon Realtors Pvt Ltd for putting profit over the livelihood of erstwhile mill workers, the Bombay High Court (HC) quashed as 'illegal' the 2019 decision of the state government to do away...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 April 2024
Coming down heavily on Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, its managing director (MD) Acharya Balkrishna and founder Baba Ramdev, the Supreme Court termed their apology as a 'mere lip service'. The apex court also says Patanjali prima facie has committed perjury since documents, which were created later,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 April 2024
EAS Sarma, former secretary to the government of India (GoI), has demanded an independent investigation to fix responsibility and prosecute those responsible for the Sulkyara tunnel mishap in November 2023. He also asked the central bureau of investigation (CBI) to take suo moto cognisance of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 April 2024
The Indian meteorological department (IMD) has warned about extreme weather, with temperatures remaining above normal maximum levels in most parts of the country from April to June this year.   In a release, IMD says that during the upcoming hot weather season (April to June),...

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