Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

SC to hear petition by 355 Army officers

A Special Bench monitoring the CBI investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur will hear a petition filed by 355 Army officers in the Supreme Court, alleging “persecution” by agencies such as the CBI for doing their duty in the insurgency-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the north-eastern …

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Temple can be built by law: Maurya

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Monday that Parliament could enact a law to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but the government would do so only after exhausting two other options. The first was a Supreme Court decision and the second mediation. Mr. Maurya said …

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SC to review Perarivalan pardon plea

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict A.G. Perarivalan a fortnight’s time to place on record a copy of his application made to the Tamil Nadu Governor two years ago seeking grant of pardon. A three-judge Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K.M. Joseph …

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Rupee’s recovery spurs stock market

The benchmark indices of South Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan also gained ground amid hopes that the U.S. and China would soon resolve trade disputes. Nikkei, however, lost marginal ground on Monday. Back in India, the overall market breadth also remained slightly on the stronger side with 1,437 advances against 1,307 …

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It’s a calamity of a severe nature: Centre

The Centre has said that the Kerala floods were a “calamity of severe nature for all practical purposes”, keeping in view the intensity and magnitude of the floods and landslides. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the Kerala floods were being treated as natural calamity of severe nature …

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Use MPLADS funds to contribute, MPs told

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday urged Members of Parliament to generously contribute from their MPLADS funds for relief and rehabilitation works in flood affected Kerala besides considering donating a month’s salary. Both the Presiding Officers of Parliament took the lead by …

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High Court wants environment plan

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday suggested that the government evolved a clear plan to deal with the environmental issues arising during the implementation of relief and rehabilitation measures. The Bench of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A.K. Jayasankaran Nambiar observed that the plan could …

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Sikkim in the dark on Doklam: Chamling

Observing that the people of Sikkim are “living in fear” because of the stand-off in Doklam between India and China, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday said the Centre had kept the border State in the dark on the issue. “Nobody has consulted us, neither the Centre nor the …

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BIMSTEC envoys bat for FTA

BIMSTEC suffers from a “lack of visibility” in the region, said the envoys of seven member countries who form the “Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation,” who also called for the speedy conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement within the group comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, …

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