Daily Archives: December 4, 2018

UN evacuates wounded Houthis

Envoy to Yemen lands in capital Sana’a ahead of talks Wounded rebels were flown out of the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Monday for medical treatment, a critical step towards bringing warring parties to planned UN-brokered negotiations in Sweden. The UN-chartered flight had taken off at 6.00 p.m. (1500 GMT) for …

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Sri Lankan court restrains Rajapaksa

While their manoeuvre in the legislature proved inadequate to oust Mr. Rajapaksa’s disputed government, Monday’s appeal court order delivered a legal blow to the legitimacy that the Rajapaksa camp claims. On November 13, the Supreme Court stayed Mr. Sirisena’s dissolution of Parliament and restrained the Election Commission from preparing for …

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NGT levies Rs. 25 cr. penalty on Delhi

Amount to be deposited with CPCB The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Delhi government to deposit an environmental compensation of Rs. 25 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for failing to curb air pollution in the Capital. A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh …

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‘Women with disabilities are more vulnerable’

Kolkata NGO compiles 35 cases of sexual assault More than 100 differently-abled women and girls have raised allegations of sexual harassment in West Bengal since 2012, a city-based NGO working for the rights of the disabled said. Thirty five cases of sexual assault on differently-abled girls and women were reported …

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5.8-tonne GSAT-11 ready for launch

A part of ISRO’s new satellite fleet for high-speed Internet services, it will take off from French Guiana A team of top officials and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation (IISRO), now stationed in the Guiana Space Centre, South America, is going over the last steps before it sees …

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Sex-sorted semen to control stray bulls

U.P. govt. to reduce the numbers of ‘unproductive’ cattle by curbing their birth In Uttar Pradesh, where the ban on cow slaughter is taken very seriously, what’s illegal for humans may well prove a godsend to tackle the growing menace of stray bulls: sex selection. The State government plans to …

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