They risk their lives to clean your drains (Feature)

NEW DELHI - Sukh Ram strips to his bare minimum and slithers into a stinky manhole as traffic whizzes above him. With no face masks to protect against odious fumes, no protective gloves and a primitive spade as a tool, his job is to clean a choked drain of muck so that it doesn’t overflow when monsoon rains hit the city.

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Apex court judge stresses adequate training for judiciary

CHANDIGARH - A senior apex court judge Saturday called for adequate training of law officers to make the judicial process speedy and enhance the performance of judges.

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Madhya Pradesh to launch campaign against female foeticide

BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a campaign christened “Bitiya” (Daughter) to create awareness against female foeticide and discrimination against girls. Existing laws to curb sex determination tests and foeticide will also be given more teeth.

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Chief justice worried over declining number of people approaching courts

CHANDIGARH - Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Saturday expressed concern over the decline in the number of people approaching the courts in the last few years and urged them to seek the services of the judiciary for legitimate settlement of their cases.

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Obey your wife and rule the world: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court has a recipe for a successful marriage, more so for men: Obey your wife and rule the world!

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Apex court begins summer vacation

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday began its seven-week summer vacation and will reopen July 6.

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Former bureaucrat given three years’ jail sentence for graft

NEW DELHI - A city court Friday sentenced Runu Ghosh, former deputy director general in the telecom ministry, to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs.2.27 million during the tenure of former union minister Sukh Ram. The court later granted her bail.

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Madoff trustee: Claims in massive Ponzi scheme reach nearly 9,000; says family may have to pay

Trustee: Nearly 9,000 claims in Madoff scam

NEW YORK — A court-appointed trustee unraveling Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud signaled Thursday that he may go after the disgraced financier’s family to pay victim claims, which have grown to almost 9,000.

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Obama renews pressure on Congress to protect consumers from credit card practices

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.

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Questions, answers on picking a nominee for the Supreme Court

Questions, answers on picking high court nominee

WASHINGTON — Lightning must strike and sometimes more than once for someone to be nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer has said.

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