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The Supreme Court will hear on November 30 a plea by a Congress leader seeking directions to Election Commission to frame guidelines for counting of votes through VVPAT machines in the Gujarat Assembly polls. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud also sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal in the matter.

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Hindu outfits chant Shiv Chalisa at Taj Mahal, activists arrested

Agra: The controversy surrounding Taj Mahal – the iconic historic monument located in Agra – refuses to die down.

And now, a group of activists belonging to two Hindu outfits recited ‘Shiva Chalisa' on the premises of the Taj Mahal on Monday, claiming that it was originally a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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File image of Supreme Court. AP

New Delhi: People do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism and "cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves", the Supreme Court said on Monday, asking the Centre to consider amending the rules to regulate the playing of the National Anthem before a film.

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Missing Indian 3-Year-Old's Father Arrested After Changing Story: US Cops

The father of a missing 3-year-old has been arrested and charged Monday after he changed his story about her disappearance, Texas police said.

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Addressing a well-attended rally here on Monday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi described the GST as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hurt the economy and rendered lakhs of people jobless by wielding the tax and demonetisation as “two axes” one after the other, “without foresight”.

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Amid Anger Over Rajasthan 'Gag Law', Vasundhara Raje's Late-Night Meeting

NEW DELHI: Confronting widespread outrage over a law that seeks to protect ministers and officials from corruption investigations and also restrict the media from reporting on them, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje late on Monday night called a meeting in which it was decided that the move would be reviewed by a panel.

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A file photo of former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma with Union minister Arun Jaitley. PTI

Two days after the first ever rally of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Srinagar, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government has announced appointment of Dineshwar Sharma, former Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) as an interlocutor for Kashmir. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while making the announcement on 23 October, stated that Sharma will initiate a sustained interaction and dialogue to understand legitimate aspirations of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Dowry has been illegal in India since 1961. (Image for representation)

"The marriage of ugly girls, who otherwise would have gone without a partner, is made possible by offering (a) heavy amount of dowry."
Supporters of dowry think it provides this important advantage, says the author who penned the words above. And believe it or not, the page that contains them was photocopied and distributed to undergraduates at a top Bengaluru college.

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Air Force Planes Land On Highway Near Lucknow In 2-Hour Drill: 10 Points

LUCKNOW: Sixteen planes of the Indian Air Force are performing touch and go landings on a stretch of the Lucknow-Agra Expressway this morning.

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Representational image. AFP

Mumbai: State-run buses were back on roads in Maharashtra after four days as employee unions withdrew their strike which was declared "illegal" by the Bombay High Court late on Friday evening.

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