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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
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.
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