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No extra attempt for UPSC 2020 aspirants, says SC. Here's what it means for JEE (Advanced) students

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea that sought an extra attempt for them, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on 24th February 2021
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SC dismisses plea of scores of UPSC aspirants seeking another chance to attempt the exam

The Centre had told the Supreme Court that it is not in favour of one-time relaxation to UPSC civil service aspirants, to those who are age-barred, as it will be discriminatory to other candidates

Published on 24th February 2021
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Death row convict Shabnam meets 12-year-old son, urges him to study

Shabnam, now 38, had been convicted of killing seven of her family members -- her mother, father, two brothers, sister-in-law, cousin and 10-month-old nephew

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Can't read your chats with new privacy policy: WhatsApp on alleged data sharing with Facebook

In a new blog post on Thursday, WhatsApp said that in the coming weeks, it will display a banner in its main platform providing more information that people can read at their own pace

Published on 19th February 2021
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What the FAQ: Will UP's Shabnam be the first woman to be hanged in India since Independence?

Uttar Pradesh's Shabnam was convicted along with her lover Salim of murdering seven of her family members in 2008. Here we try to explain the case and its outcome

Published on 18th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: This day 14 years ago, about 390 bones of babies recovered in MP, hinting at female infanticide

In today's #TBT, we tell you why female foeticide and infanticide continue to remain a reality in India, especially when a case like this came to light. Will India ever recover from their death?

Published on 17th February 2021
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SC directs AIIMS Gorakhpur to conduct exams for students denied permission due to low attendance

Eleven students of AIIMS Gorakhpur had moved the Apex Court seeking its direction to allow them to sit in the first-year examinations

Published on 16th February 2021
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UP HC asks Lucknow University to keep 180 assistant professor posts vacant till further notice

The decision was taken after an aspiring applicant filed a petition pointing out that the varsity has treated itself as one body for appointment of all posts instead of reserving seats department wise

Published on 16th February 2021
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SC issues notice to Facebook, WhatsApp on plea challenging latest privacy policy

Sibal appearing for WhatsApp argued that Europe has a special law (General Data Protection Regulations), which India doesn't have and the company will follow the law if Parliament makes it

Published on 15th February 2021
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Supreme Court says young adults choosing life partners mustn't succumb to 'class honour'

Echoing B.R. Ambedkar's views the court said that the remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage, said boys and girls choosing their life partners cannot succumb to the concept of class honour 

Published on 12th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: 11 years ago today, corporal punishment allegedly pushed a student to suicide. But did it change anything?

In today's #TBT, we bring up the case of Rouvanjit Rawla, a student from Kolkata who died by suicide after being caned by his principal. Indeed, corporal punishment is a reality of our country...

Published on 12th February 2021
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Why are over 800 medical super speciality seats in the country still empty in colleges across India?

The latest data available with the MCC says that 12 seats were added and another six were removed post that. Of the total 946 seats, only 146 were filled

Published on 11th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When ragging was declared a "human rights abuse in essence" by the Supreme Court

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when a stringent ruling against ragging was made by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. Also, today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Published on 11th February 2021
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Perverse interpretation: National Commission for Women challenges Bombay HC's controversial 'skin to skin' contact verdict 

The commission said it is aggrieved by this order, and the perverse interpretation adopted by the High Court that the term 'physical contact'

Published on 10th February 2021
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Not Bar Council, but UGC has the right to regulate LLM degree, Abhishek Manu Singhvi to SC

Singhvi was appearing before the Supreme Court representing the consortium of NLUs, which opposed the BCI's decision to scrap the one-year-long LLM degrees

Published on 10th February 2021

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