Monthly Archives: October 2018

Maithripala Sirisena suspends Parliament

MP and son of Mr. Rajapaksa, Namal Rajapaksa termed the current arrangement “a caretaker government” that would hold charge until “early” national elections. Claiming that their side had a comfortable majority, he said, “We want to first stabilise the economic and political situation”. Asked why the parliament was prorogued if …

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Ayodhya appeals listed for new SC Bench tomorrow

The Ayodhya title suit appeals are scheduled for hearing on October 29 before a completely new Supreme Court Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. The appeals are listed for Monday under the head “directions matter” before a new composition of judges, who, besides the CJI, are his …

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Iconic Delhi Durbar painting gets back its glory

The 1903 artwork, measuring 17×11 feet, restored after a 2-year effort; will soon be put on display at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata One of the biggest and most iconic oil paintings in the collection of Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) depicting the Delhi Durbar of 1903, has been restored …

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A drive to register citizens

The Supreme Court on October 8 issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a public interest litigation petition by a non-political forum seeking an exercise, similar to the one done in Assam, to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Tripura. Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma, son …

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Banni’s bane

Situated near the Great Rann of Kutch, Banni, the largest grassland of Asia, spread over 2,717 sq.km, is in the grip of a severe drought as winter sets in. While the area is known for its scarce rainfall and semi-drought conditions, it is for the first time in 13 years …

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The lowdown on Jammu & Kashmir crisis

The situation in Kashmir is volatile and drifting into a negative sphere on two counts: rising violence and the shrinking space of regional mainstream parties after the four-phase urban local bodies elections on October 16. The spiral of violence showed no sign of let-up even after Governor Satya Pal Malik …

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7 elephants die after they touch power line in Odisha

The Anti Extortion Cell of the Thane Police Crime Branch has arrested three self-styled Right To Information activists, including a former NCP corporator, for allegedly extorting builders in Thane and nearby areas.The accused are residents of Thane, according to Crime Branch officers. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/7-elephants-die-after-they-touch-power-line-in-odisha/article25350745.ece

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