Daily Archives: December 4, 2018

Centre backtracks on Polavaram hearing

Says onus on Odisha, Chhattisgarh governments to hold public consultation In a turnaround, the Centre pulled back from its undertaking in the Supreme Court to appoint an independent agency to conduct public hearings of people in Odisha and Chhattisgarh affected by the Polavaram Multi-purpose Project. The Centre filed an eight-page …

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Gujarat encounters: SC takes up plea for SIT probe

Independent probe sought into incidents from 2003 to 2006 Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday expressed his resolve to decide petitions filed by journalist B.G. Verghese and lyricist Javed Akhtar for an independent and fair investigation into 22 “fake” police encounters that occurred in Gujarat between 2003 and …

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Court restrains Rajapaksa from functioning as PM

Sri Lankan leader plans to move the Supreme Court today against order Sri Lanka’s Court of Appeal on Monday temporarily restrained controversially installed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet of Ministers from functioning in their respective offices. The interim order follows a quo warranto petition filed by 122 MPs …

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