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Supreme Court restores 9,000 trials in CBI courts

The Supreme Court held the order of the Gauhati High Court, which had questioned the legality of the formation of CBI, as erroneous and contrary to the express provisions of the constitution and DSPE Act, 1946. The apex court has restored more than 9,000 criminal trials pending in CBI courts throughout the country. The court ..

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Establishment of a Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS)

The Union Cabinet has given nod to the proposal to establish a Central Armed Police Forces Institute of Medical Sciences (CAPFIMS), along with a 500-bed General Hospital, a 300-bed Super Specialty Hospital, a Nursing College and a School of Paramedics. The Institute shall be registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and ..

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Govt. mulls making fingerprints compulsory for new SIM cards subscribers

Government is looking forward to make it mandatory for the telecom service providers to take fingerprint or any other biometric feature of the subscriber when he/she applies for a mobile connection in future. As per the suggestions of Ministry of Home Affairs the Department of Telecom (DoT) may need to maintain a central database of ..

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India to provide 'Visa-on-Arrival' services to 30 countries

The Indian Government is planning to start Visa-on-Arrival services for 30 countries including China. As per the Tourism Ministry, Beijing has a huge potential for exchanges in the sector. The proposal has to be cleared by the Home Ministry. About Visa-on-Arrival Service: Objective: To ensure that India has at least 1% share in the international tourist arrivals, which is ..

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e-RTI facility extended to President Secretariat, MEA

Expanding the reach of Right to Information (RTI) in order to bring greater transparency in governance, the Union Government of India has extended the facility of e-filing of RTI applications to President and Vice-President’s secretariat and Foreign Ministry among others. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as nodal ministry for implementation of Right to Information Act, has ..

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