2G case: Relief for Raja, Kanimozhi as High Court grants more time to reply to CBI plea challenging acquittal

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The Delhi High Court on Friday granted more time to former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in the 2G spectrum case to file their replies to a CBI plea challenging their acquittal. Justice Najmi Waziri allowed the pleas of some accused seeking more time to file response on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) petition and …

Forest fires cause annual loss of Rs 1,101 crore; aggressive strategy needed to control them, says Harsh Vardhan

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Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday said only an aggressive strategy can help in controlling forest fires which cause an annual loss of Rs 1,101 crore. Speaking at the launch of a joint report by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the World Bank on Strengthening Forest Fire Management in India, he noted that about 70 per …