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CBI takes over probe into ₹800 crore Srijan scam in Bihar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will investigate the Srijan scam involving alleged transfer of government funds amounting to more than Rs 800 crore to accounts of a non-government organisation in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district. A notification for the probe was issued on Thursday by the

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Delhi cop commits suicide claiming harassment by colleagues

Allegedly harassed by two colleagues, a 55-year-old assistant sub-inspector used his service revolver to shoot himself dead in south east Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj on Tuesday evening. A suicide note left behind by Devinder at his home accused the Jaitpur SHO and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI)

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Missouri governor issues stay of execution in light of DNA evidence

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens [official website] issued [order, PDF] a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams who was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. Williams was sentenced [press release] to death in 2001 after being convicted of the first-degree murder of Felicia Gayle. Greitens decided to grant the stay of execution

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AIIMS doctors to be allowed to work till 70 years of age

In a bid to bridge the shortage of medical professors at regional All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) centres across the country, the Union health ministry is bringing major policy changes in the age while recruiting doctors for the vacant posts. According to the

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Right to terminate life falls under Right to Privacy: SC

NEW DELHI: An individual’s right to refuse life-prolonging medical treatment or terminate life is a freedom that falls within the zone of right to privacy, the Supreme Court said today. Similarly, tapping of telephones and internet hacking of personal data is another area which falls within

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California court awards $417 million in talcum powder lawsuit

The Los Angeles Superior Court [official website] issued a verdict on Monday in favor of a consumer who allegedly developed ovarian cancer after using a drug manufacturer’s talc-based products. Defendant Johnson and Johnson currently faces [Reuters report] about 4,800 claims regarding the company’s failure to warn consumers of cancer risks linked