Wednesday , 21 November 2018

National News

SC chooses 10 documents for NRC enrolment, seeks Centre’s response

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday chose 10 identity proof documents from a list of 15 to be accepted as a valid claim of people left out of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) and sought the views of the Centre and other stakeholders on the issue. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi ... Read More »

It’s gallows for three child killers in Shimla

IANS   SHIMLA It’s gallows for the three persons who kidnapped and killed four-year-old Yug Gupta, their neighbour and son of a businessman, after enticing him with a chocolate some four years ago. Shimla District and Sessions Judge Virender Singh on Wednesday pronounced the verdict in a jam-packed court awarding capital punishment to all three convicts — Chander Sharma, Tajender ... Read More »

Schools cannot deny admission for lack of Aadhaar: UIDAI

PTI NEW DELHI Government agency UIDAI Wednesday asked schools not to refuse admission to students for lack of Aadhaar and said such denials are “invalid” and “not permitted under the law”. Taking a stern view of cases where few schools had denied admission to children in absence of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said “it must be ... Read More »

Ex-IPS officer Bhatt arrested in 22-year-old drug planting case

PTI   AHMEDABAD Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested Wednesday by the Gujarat CID in connection with a 22-year-old case of alleged planting of drugs to arrest a man, police said. Bhatt and seven others, including some former policemen attached with the Banaskantha police were initially detained for questioning in the case. Shortly after being questioned, ... Read More »

CBI raids TN police chief, health minister in gutka scam

PTI   NEW DELHI Tamil Nadu’s top police official and Health Minister’s premises were among 40 places raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday in connection with alleged sale of gutka in the state even after it was banned in 2013 by the then J Jayalalithaa government. This is perhaps for the first time the CBI raided ... Read More »

SC to hear plea seeking stay on Rafale deal next week

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of advocate M L Sharma that his plea be listed for urgent hearing. ... Read More »

Western Ghats: NGT restrains Goa, 5 other states from giving nod in eco-sensitive areas

PTI   NEW DELHI Noting that the ecology of the Western Ghats was under serious stress, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) restrained six states falling in the region from giving environmental clearance to activities which may adversely affect the eco-sensitive areas. The green panel allowed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to republish the draft notification of the Western ... Read More »

India, US to discuss crucial issues during Pompeo, Mattis visit

PTI   NEW DELHI A raft of key issues such as the US’ sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil, boosting cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and finalising a pact on encrypted defence technologies will be the focus of the inaugural two-plus-two talks between India and the US here on Thursday, official sources said. India’s plan to ink a Rs ... Read More »

IAF’s MiG-27 fighter jet crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects safely

PTI   JAIPUR A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in an agriculture field in Jodhpur’s Banad area during a routine mission Tuesday morning, but no loss of life was reported. The pilot ejected safely from the single-seater fighter aircraft and was taken to a  “A MiG-27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today ... Read More »

Student charged over anti-BJP slogans on flight gets bail

TUTICORIN A court here granted bail to a 28-year-old woman student Tuesday, a day after she was arrested for shouting anti-BJP slogans in front of the party’s state unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan on board a domestic flight. Soon after the BJP leader and the student, identified as Sophia, arrived at the airport’s arrival lounge here from Chennai yesterday, an argument ... Read More »