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Parliament passes amendment Bill to strengthen juvenile justice law

Parliament passes amendment Bill to strengthen juvenile justice law

New Delhi: Parliament passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, which seeks to increase the role of district magistrates and additional district magistrates in matters concerning child care and adoption. The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha in March 2021. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani moved the Bill in […]

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Vaccine hesitancy: PM asks religious, community leaders for help

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with representatives of religious and social organisations to discuss the Covid situation and exhorted them to work with the government to spread awareness about vaccines and tackle vaccine hesitancy. He also asked the leaders to be a part of the celebration of 75 years of Independence […]

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Mending relations: Pak, Saudi agree to work together

Mending relations: Pak, Saudi agree to work together

Islamabad: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to work together to ensure stability in both the regions, as they decided to further improve their economic ties and expand cooperation in new areas to boost their fraternal relationship. The understanding was reached at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his visiting Saudi […]

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Govt’s spending on advertisements or media record steep decline

New Delhi: The government’s expenditure on advertisements in print, electronic and digital media has declined over the past three years, the Rajya Sabha has been informed. The government’s total expenditure towards advertisements in print media came down to Rs 197.49 crore in 2020-21 from Rs 295.05 crore in 2019-20 and Rs 429.55 crore in 2018-19, […]

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Covovax on minors: Govt panel recommends nod to SII for phase 2/3 trials

New Delhi: An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority on Tuesday recommended granting permission to Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase 2/3 trials of Covid vaccine Covovax on children aged 2 to 17 years with certain conditions, official sources said. The trials would cover 920 children, 460 each in the age-group of […]

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Repairing bilateral ties: Saudi foreign minister to visit Pakistan for talks

Repairing bilateral ties: Saudi foreign minister to visit Pakistan for talks

Islamabad: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud will visit Islamabad on Tuesday to hold talks with the Pakistani leadership on bilateral and global issues, it was announced here on Monday, amidst efforts to repair the relations that faced some stress in recent times. The Saudi Foreign Minister will be accompanied by […]

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Next few months crucial for Afghanistan’s future: India’s assessment

New Delhi: The next two to three months will be crucial for Afghanistan’s future and India has been pushing for a political solution that could be in the form of a broad-based power-sharing agreement with the continuation of the current system of governance, people familiar with the developments said on Monday. As the Taliban continues […]

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PaK legislative elections witnesses irregularities, violence

PaK legislative elections witnesses irregularities, violence

Islamabad: Voters in Pakistan-administered Kashmir cast their ballots on Sunday to elect the region’s legislative assembly, in an election marred by allegations of irregularities and violence that killed at least two workers of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party. The gates of polling stations were closed to new voters at 5pm. However, those inside the polling […]

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Form national front for 2024 Lok Sabha polls: SAD leader Badal

New Delhi: Regional parties should come together and form a national front to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday and asserted that his party’s story with the saffron party was over. Underlining that issues of farmers are at the core […]

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Taliban strides: Pak deploys regular troops at forward areas along Afghan border

Taliban strides: Pak deploys regular troops at forward areas along Afghan border

Islamabad: Pakistan has deployed regular troops at forward positions along the Afghan border due to the fluid security situation in the neighbouring war-torn country in the wake of the withdrawal of American and NATO troops, a media report said on Saturday. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Pakistan Army soldiers have replaced the Frontier […]

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