Daily Archives: August 7, 2018

‘Maldives election is on schedule’

Ruling Progressive Party rejects Opposition claims that poll might be postponed Dismissing Opposition claims that the Maldivian presidential election might be postponed, the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) has assured that the poll will be held in September as scheduled. The Elections Commission of the Maldives in June …

Read More »

Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 98

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated from islands near Lombok, which bore the brunt of the quake Indonesia on Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings. The …

Read More »

‘Open to reaching a new Iran deal’

Trump warns Tehran again as sanctions get reimposed; Rouhani calls it ‘psychological warfare’ U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told Iran to change its “destabilising” behaviour or risk further economic isolation, hours before the reimposition of sweeping sanctions against Tehran, though he left the door open to a new deal. …

Read More »

Shimla-Rohru road closed after landslides

Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district triggered landslides at several places on Monday morning, leading to closure of the Rohru-Shimla road, an official said. The police have requested motorists to use Narkanda road to reach Rohru from Shimla or vice versa to avoid traffic jam on Tahu road.PTI Source …

Read More »

Bill for death in rape cases cleared

A Bill awarding a maximum sentence of death to those convicted for raping girls below 12 years of age was passed by Parliament on Thursday, with the Rajya Sabha approving the proposed law by voice vote. The Lok Sabha had cleared it on July 30. It replaces the Criminal Law …

Read More »

SC notifies norms for ‘senior advocate’ status

The Supreme Court has notified guidelines for according ‘senior advocate’ designation to lawyers and constituted a five-member permanent committee headed by the Chief Justice of India to shortlist candidates.The names will then be sent to the Full Court, comprising all apex court judges, for a decision. Candidates can apply or …

Read More »

‘No bias against Justice Joseph’

Centre holds no grudge against him for Uttarakhand ruling, says Law Minister Amid a controversy over Justice K.M. Joseph losing out on his seniority, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told The Hindu that the government doesn’t have any “prejudice or bias against the honourable judge.” “I have no comments …

Read More »

LS passes SC/ST amendment Bill

Was brought to bypass Supreme Court ruling that ‘diluted’ provisions of law The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, to bypass the recent ruling of the Supreme Court laying down procedures for arrests under the Act. The Bill will …

Read More »
Get Free Updates to Crack the Exam!
Subscribe to our Newsletter for free daily updates