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Planet Earth weakening, stashing of wealth does not abate
Planet Earth does not have many centuries more to survive, according to scientists and wise people.

However, many people on Earth are stashing their money and ill-gotten wealth for the benefit of posterity.

Some are influential with the ruling regimes at the States and yet others at the powers-that-be at the Centre.

They may not know now t
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Centre says privacy not a fundamental right
In the right to privacy case before the nine-judge Constitution bench in Supreme Court today, Attorney General K K Venugopal argued that privacy does not enjoy the status of a fundamental right.

"Privacy is part of Right to Life under Article 21, but does not enjoy the status of a fundamental rig
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President Ramnath Kovind assumes office
The elaborate ceremony for change of guard in Indiaís highest Constitutional office started on Tuesday with a gentle knock on the door of President-elect Ram Nath Kovindís Akbar Road residence.

It was military secretary to the President, Major General Anil Khosla, inviting 71-year old Kovin
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Don't protect any kind of vigilantism: SC
The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the states not to protect any kind of vigilantism and sought their response on violent incidents of cow vigilantism.

A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra was informed by the Centre that law and order is a state subject but it does not support any kind
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Farmers' woes highlighted in Rajya Sabha
Opposition members in Rajya Sabha today strongly raised the issue of agrarian crisis in the country, saying farmers were being forced to do distress sale of crops in the face of cheaper zero-duty imports.

Several members gave notices under rule 267 that allows adjournment of the proceedings to ta
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PM confident of Kovind's election as President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind has the support of 40 parties and expressed confidence about his victory.

Addressing a meeting of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentarians on the eve of the commencement of the monsoon session of parliament, PM M
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Precious mineral deposits found in Indian waters
Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters that surround peninsular India.

The huge presence of marine resources was first identified off Mangaluru, Chennai, Mannar Basin, Andaman an
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