Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

IAF ready at all times: Air Chief

‘Rafale aircraft, S-400 missile systems will further enhance our capabilities’ The Indian Air Force is “ever prepared” to meet any contingencies and the recent largest-ever pan-India exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 showcased the “operational capability and readiness of the IAF,” said Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday. “During the exercise, …

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Sabarimala review pleas take dissenting judge’s line

Justice Indu Malhotra had warned that permitting PIL pleas in religious matters would throw open the floodgates to ‘interlopers’ Justice Indu Malhotra’s rationale that courts should not allow “interlopers” to file PIL pleas challenging religious practices is a common thread in the review petitions filed in the Supreme Court on …

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Kargil, Leh witness good turnout

National Conference says it’s a superimposed election; BJP claims victory of democracy In contrast with the scene in Kashmir, voters queued up outside polling booths in large numbers in Kargil and Leh towns in Ladakh, with 78.2% and 55.2% casting their vote, respectively, in the first phase of the urban …

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India faces threat of deadly heat waves: UN report

IPCC panel study prescribes ‘large-scale changes’ to keep the rise in global temperature below 1.5°C If the average global temperature rises by more than one degree Celsius from the present, India could “annually” expect conditions like the 2015 heat wave that killed at least 2,000, according to the ‘Special Report …

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Just 8.3% polling for local bodies in Kashmir Valley

Overall turnoutis 56.7%, sayspoll official Jammu and Kashmir recorded 56.7% turnout on Monday in the first phase of urban local bodies elections for 321 wards, with just 8.3 % voters turning up in districts in Kashmir. Polling remained peaceful as no major incident of violence was reported in any designated …

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Two Indian oil PSUs place orders for Iranian crude

The companies go ahead despite U.S. call for sanctions Seemingly in defiance of the U.S. call for sanctions on Iran, two Indian state-run oil companies have placed orders for Iranian oil to be delivered in November, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. U.S. sanctions targeting Iran’s crude oil exports …

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Three petitions challenge Sabarimala ruling in SC

They claim original PIL plea was filed by non-believers Three separate petitions on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review its September 28 judgment allowing women of all ages entry into the Sabarimala temple.‘Reform’ does not mean rendering a religious practice out of existence on the basis of a PIL …

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SC tags Tripura NRC plea with Assam case

Issues notice to govt.; CJI-led Bench to hear the petition The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government on a public interest litigation to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura, as is being done in Assam, in order to detect and deport the “illegal immigrants” …

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