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  • Mobile pics, videos may be allowed as evidence
    The Centre is planning to amend the Evidence Act, 1872, in order to incorporate images and videos captured from mobile phone as primary evidence "sufficient for prosecution". The amendment will come in handy when riots or clashes break out at public places, a police official said.
  • WEF to help in global networking: PM
    The PM said he wanted to fully leverage the fact that after 30 years, there was a government with a full majority in India. He also said this had helped the government take decisions that had resulted in India moving 30 ranks in the 'ease of doing business' rankings.
  • MPs for automatic upgrade to business class on flights
    The panel that made the proposal is headed by Telugu Desam Party's J C Divakar Reddy, who was accused of roughing up IndiGo staffers last June at Visakhapatnam airport when he was initially denied boarding after reporting late for a flight to Hyderabad
  • RSS to axe Togadia, 2 others for attacks on govt
    Sources said the RSS brass had made up its mind to ease out those who had opened a front against the BJP government, including PM Modi. They will be asked to quit, and voted out if they don't.
  • SC refuses to hear fresh PIL against 'Padmaavat' release
    The petitioner advocate attempted to use the threats issued by fringe groups against screening of the film to project a law and order problem across the country. "The states had used this argument on Thursday to justify ban on screening of the film despite CBFC certification. We did not accept it,"the court said.
  • EC's touched a new low, says angry AAP
    Aam Aadmi Party alleged on Friday that "the vindictive recommendation was made at the behest of the BJP-led central government", adding chief election commissioner A K Joti was "repaying the debt" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi before his retirement.
  • EC moots disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs who were parliamentary secretaries
    Under Article 102(1)(a) of the Constitution, holding any “office of profit”, which means a post with financial and other benefits, is ground for disqualification of an MP or MLA. Some big names that have been tripped by the rule include former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan.
  • Caste decided by birth, can't be changed by marriage: SC
    "There cannot be any dispute that the caste is determined by birth and the caste cannot be changed by marriage with a person of Scheduled Caste," the SC said. A woman is not entitled to the benefits of reservation if she was born in an upper caste family, and her caste remained so despite marrying into a Scheduled Caste family, the court clarified.
  • Nine more now make it to smart cities list
    Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim got an additional city each in comparison to what they were initially allotted based on their urban population. UP got the maximum share with three—Bareilly, Saharanpur and Moradabad— out of the nine new cities.
  • I am a common man, leaders like my openness: Modi on his hugs
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday defended his trademark hugs with world leaders, saying he was unaware of laid down protocols as he is a common man and this has become his strength, as his openness was liked by the world leaders.