Majority of T.N. parties oppose 10% EWS quota

Of the 21 parties at the all-party meeting, 16 come out against the move A majority of political parties on Monday reiterated their opposition to the 10% quota in higher educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) within the general category. Consequently, they wanted the Tamil Nadu government to reject …

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Odisha plans scheme for witness protection

Security to be based on threat perception; standing committee to take final call The Odisha government has come up with a special ‘Witness Protection Scheme’ to provide security to witnesses facing threat during the course of a legal battle. State counsel Bibhu Prasad Tripathy informed a single Bench of the …

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Rise in water level in major reservoirs in Shivamogga dist.

Heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours has increased the inflow The incessant downpour in the district on Monday resulted in the rise of the water levels of major reservoirs. Hosanagar and Sagar taluks, the catchment areas of Linganamakki reservoir, received heavy rain. The water level in Linganamakki reservoir has …

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Trump signals support for border deal

U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated that he is likely to sign a bipartisan border security deal from Congress that will keep the federal government open past Friday. Mr. Trump, however, indicated he was not happy with the terms, which provide him with far less funding for shorter stretches of …

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Citizenship, triple talaq Bills lapse

Despite the assurance, the Citizenship Bill was listed for Tuesday, the penultimate day of the session. The government claimed that three hours were allotted for debate on the legislation at a meeting in August 2016. But the contentious Bill could not be taken up because of disruptions. On Wednesday, the …

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