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Crimes against women: Supreme Court bats for stricter punishment


New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court has stressed on the need for “stricter yardstick” on courts’ sentencing policy in cases related to crime against women so as to act as a deterrent, saying punishment awarded to the accused was not in proportion to gravity and magnitude of such offences. “In recent years, the rising crime rate, particularly violent crimes ...

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Over 1,000 flee as typhoon threatens northern Philippines


Manila, May 10: More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines, threatening flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges, government agencies warned today. The storm’s movement has slowed slightly but it has also strengthened to pack gusts of 205 kilometres per hour and is still expected to hit the northern edge of ...

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Government asks auto dealers to set up pollution testing facility


New Delhi, May 10 : In order to ensure that a stricter check may be kept on vehicular emissions, Delhi government has directed all car and motorbike dealers in the national capital to set up pollution measuring facilities on their premises. All automobile dealers, except those who sell battery- operated e-rickshaws, have been asked to come up with pollution checking ...

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Parliamentary panel calls for multi-pronged strategy to protect Taj Mahal


New Delhi, May 10: Amidst reports pointing at the discolouration of Taj Mahal, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a “multi-pronged” strategy be adopted to preserve the “pristine beauty” of the monument and asked the Archeological Survey of India to submit at the earliest an action plan for the same. The committee for Demands for Grants (2015-16) for Environment Ministry ...

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Private buses killed 436 persons in two years, total death toll 737


CHANDIGARH: Even as many accidents by private bus operators in Punjab are not registered by police, the official figures of death due to accidents by buses are alarming. Total 737 persons had died in road accidents involving only buses, out of which 436 persons were killed by private buses. Accordint to available records, private buses have done more road accidents ...

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