Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

Trump takes aim at Clapper

‘Maybe Clapper is being nice to me so he doesn’t lose his security clearance’ U.S. President Donald Trump stayed the course of his conflict with professional spies and strategists of the U.S. on Tuesday as debate continued on his decision last week to revoke the security clearance of former Central …

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No total ban on crackers: Centre tells SC

The Centre suggested working together with institutions like the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Environment Engineering Research Institute, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to deal with Diwali pollution. It suggested setting up of Raw Material Characterisation Facilities to check the presence of …

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Dialogue a ‘must’ to resolve conflict: Imran

“When Mr. Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India, he invited heads of SAARC nations including former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the swearing-in ceremony. Mr. Sharif was accorded a warm welcome when he reached India,” Mr Sidhu said. “Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had gone to Lahore …

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SC suggests way to cleanse political parties

The suggestion was made by the Bench in a bid to prevent criminals from entering politics or later contesting elections to become parliamentarians, legislators and Ministers.The court is hearing a batch of petitions to ban persons charged with heinous criminal charges from contesting elections. “We will only say that you …

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Government hopeful of forming Kerala Bank

Expects a positive response from RBI on the formation of the bank The State government is expecting a positive response from the Reserve Bank of India on the formation Kerala Bank, Cooperation Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said. Mr. Surendran said in a clarification issued here on Tuesday that the government …

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Jitters over Article 35A eclipse Id festivities

SC to hear plea on August 27 Violence-marred Kashmir valley witnessed a rare buzz in the markets on Tuesday, eve of Id-ul-Azha. However, festivities were eclipsed by anxiety about the fate of Article 35A, scheduled for hearing in the Supreme Court on August 27. Women and children were seen swarming …

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NCRB to track plaints on sexual violence

To coordinate with service providers A high-level meeting was convened on Tuesday to discuss recommendations on ways to curb “sexual violence” videos involving women and children. It was decided in the meeting that the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) would be the designated nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received …

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Bihar Governor Malik moves to J&K

He continued in office after the State was placed under Governor’s rule on June 20 and Centre needed an experienced administrator given the ongoing Amarnath Yatra that concludes on August 28.Mr. Malik started out as a student leader in Meerut. In 1974 he joined Charan Singh’s Lok Dal and was …

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Army begins scouting for light machine guns

An RFI for 30,000 guns has been issued The Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of 30,000 light machine guns (LMG) to equip the infantry.The RFI, which was issued on Monday, set a four-week timeframe for interested vendors to submit bids. “Tentative date of issue …

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EC should act within the law: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday criticised the Election Commission of India for introducing NOTA in Rajya Sabha elections. The poll body should act within the law, it said. A three-judge Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, which scrapped the use of NOTA (none of the above) option …

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