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Govt. staff cannot go on strike even for a just cause: SC
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6. Government employees have no "fundamental, legal, moral or equitable right" to go on strike even for a just cause, the Supreme Court ruled today. Disposing of a batch of six petitions challenging the dismissal from service of ...


No more soft drinks in Parliament
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6. Parliament was today quick to banish from its premises the soft drinks manufactured by Pepsi and Coca-Cola following allegations by a non-governmental organisation on Tuesday that they contained toxic pesticides. This was ...
'I am old but my music is the same'
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6.The shehnai maestro, Utsad Bismillah Khan, and the well-known vocalist, Soma Ghosh, are all set to mesmerise an audience tomorrow through their jugalbandi concert, "Ras Barse", Harmony Through Music, at the Parliament complex. ...
PAC refuses to probe
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6. The simmering differences between Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Defence Ministry today burst into open with the PAC, in a rare step, refusing to probe the alleged irregularities in the Kargil arms ...
Bomb hoax
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6. The Police Control Room here received a call around noon today stating that a bomb had been planted in the Parliament House complex and would go off anytime, sources told PTI. A check followed and the call proved to be a ...
Cheating like hell: Lyngdoh
NEW DELHI, AUG. 6.The Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, said today that simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies would lead to "cheating like hell" which cannot be tackled and the idea was of anti-democratic ...
Church elects gay bishop
MINNEAPOLIS, AUG. 6. The Episcopal Church in the U.S. has voted to approve the election of its first openly gay bishop, a decision that risks splitting the denomination and shattering ties with its sister churches worldwide.— ...
High court orders release of passport
RANCHI, AUG. 6.The Jharkhand High Court today granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to release the passport of the former Bihar Chief Minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav, impounded in connection with the fodder scam case. ...



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