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Moneylife Digital Team 10 August 2021
In order to resume Mumbai local train services, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said that offline verification procedure for COVID-19 vaccination and issuing local railway monthly pass will begin from tomorrow, 11th August from 7am at suburban railway...

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In wake of complaints of phenomenally high fares on India-UK route, India's civil aviation regulator has suggested passengers travelling on international flights check fares from the airline's websites and not on online search engines.   Checking the complaints, the Directorate...

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Ranganathan V Ranganathan V 10 August 2021
The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has brought out a white paper, the equivalent of an economic survey but with much better precision and more readability, on the state of its economy, which the finance minister (FM) of the newly elected government committed to bring out before the presentation...

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The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter Inc has appointed permanent officers as required under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.   Senior Advocate Sajan Poovayya, representing Twitter,...

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The Supreme Court on Monday criticised the government's "recalcitrant attitude" in not appointing high court judges for years together, even when the recommendations have been cleared by the collegium.   A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy said: "We are facing...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said there must be some discipline and proper debate during the proceedings in connection with petitions on the Pegasus snooping scandal. The top court emphasised those who filed PILs on the issue, are not expected to run a parallel debate on social media...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 August 2021
In a major relief to Mumbaikars, Maharashtra chief minister (CM), Uddhav Thackeray, has announced that the Mumbai local trains will open for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from 15th August onwards. Another condition that the CM said is mandatory is a gap of 14 days from the...

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The Supreme Court on Monday told the CBI (central bureau of investigation), though it has filed a status report in a sealed cover, in its probe into alleged murder of Dhanbad ADJ Uttam Anand, but there was nothing concrete, and directed the investigating agency to file weekly status report...

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart, saying they must face inquiry by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for anti-competitive practices.   A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising justices Vineet Saran...

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Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Sunday said the threat to human rights and bodily integrity are the highest in police stations and even the privileged are not spared the third-degree treatment.   Justice Ramana was delivering the keynote address at an event organised by the National...

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Venkatachari Jagannathan (IANS) 09 August 2021
The pensioners in the four public sector general insurance companies are worried a lot about the safety of their future pensions when the central government privatises one of them, said an official of the General Insurance Pensioners Association, Andhra Pradesh.   The central...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 August 2021
There was no committee set up to oversee the supply of medical oxygen during the coronavirus pandemic, the Union government has now said.   Ironically, this statement comes a fortnight after it argued  before the central information commission (CIC) against disclosing information...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now registered a case on the massive fraud that surfaced last month at the local CPI-M controlled Trissur Karavanoor Cooperative Bank.   The fraud that was detected according to State Cooperative Minister V.N. Vasavan, also a top CPI-M leader, is...

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The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked a litigant for filing voluminous documents, running into 51 volumes, and remarked, "We had to get a lorry to carry your files to court. Do you want to terrorise us?"   A bench comprising Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Surya Kant made this...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested telephone equipment manufacturer VMC Systems Ltd (VMCSL) Vuppalapati Hima Bindu in a Rs 3,316 crore bank fraud case.   An ED official said that it has arrested Bindu under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), after the financial...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday said allegations of the Pegasus-related snooping are serious, if the reports in the newspapers are correct, and sought the Centre's stand on petitions, including by the Editors Guild of India and senior journalist N. Ram, seeking a probe into the Israeli spyware...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 04 August 2021
Around two months ago, Moneylife wrote how Dr Rahul Pawar, a bright and hard-working young doctor who had risen from abject poverty, had contracted COVID while working to treat patients in Latur. On 26 May 2021, he succumbed to the deadly virus after a long battle with COVID and...

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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister, P.T.R. Palanivel Thiagarajan will release a 120-page white paper on the state's finances on August 9. The white paper will include the state's liabilities and the reasons for loss of revenue in various sectors.   The white paper is primarily aimed at...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 August 2021
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Avantha Group promoter Gautam Thapar, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).    He is expected to be produced before a local court on Wednesday where the ED will seek his custodial interrogation.    The central agency...

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Anand Singh (IANS) 04 August 2021
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma, who was unceremoniously removed from the post may have to face disciplinary action and even lose his retirement benefits for allegedly "misusing his position" as the central agency director and violating rules during his...

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