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SC junks plea for restoration of clogged rivers

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking restoration of the rivers flowing through reserve forests in Uttar Pradesh with their beds overloaded with sand, bajri (gravel), morang and boulder as it questioned the bonafides of the petitioner. Petitioner Gopal Chandra Sinha is the Assistant Conservator of Forest in the State Forest Departmen...

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Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud

Jerusalem, June 21 (IANS) Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was charged with fraud and breach of trust on Thursday over the alleged misuse of state funds, the Justice Ministry said. In a case known as the Meals-Ordering Affair, prosecutors said Sara Netanyahu used state money to fraudulently pay for $100,000 worth of meals at the Prime Minister's residenc...

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SC seeks TN response on plea by Madurai varsity VC

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from Tamil Nadu government on a plea by P.P. Chellathurai challenging the Madras High Court order quashing his appointment as Vice Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraja University. Seeking response from Tamil Nadu government on Chellathurai's plea for the stay of the High Court order quashing his appointment, the vacation ...

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Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game

Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India. I am sure you will agree with the crores of hockey-loving fans of our country that hockey truly deserves to be notified as our national game. This will be a fitting tribute to the great hockey players wh...

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Swamy seeks to be impleaded in case against ED officer probing Aircel-Maxis

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking to be impleaded in a public interest plea, alleging an Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer, probing the Aircell-Maxis case, possesses disproportionate assets. As Swamy sought the nod of the court to be impleaded in the pending PIL, the vacation bench of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justic...

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Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report

Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC). The decision by Justices Nitin Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan came after the state government challenged the Commission order...

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Goa government directed to submit Brics food scam report

Panaji, June 20 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed that the Goa Chief Secretary's report on the alleged Rs 51 lakh Brics food scam during the 2016 international event, should be submitted to the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC). The decision by Justices Nitim Jamdar and Prithviraj Chavan came after the state government challenged the Commission order...

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Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana

Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) Canadian Parliament has passed a historic bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold, the BBC reported. Canadians will be able...

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Richa heads to London for premiere of 'Love Sonia'

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has jetted off to London for the world premiere of her film Love Sonia at the London Indian Film Festival. The film is headlining the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival which will begin on the Thursday and concludes on June 29. The actress will be going along with her director Tabrez Noorani and co-actor Manoj Bajpayee. I am v...

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Separating families only way to end illegal migration, says Trump

Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has defended his policy of splitting up families entering the US illegally, defying a growing chorus of condemnation. Speaking at a business convention, Trump said children have to be taken away if their parents are jailed for illegally crossing the US border. The President had earlier sparked outrage for tweeting that undocume...

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Dalit boys video upload: Maharashtra panel notice to Rahul, Twitter

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on tuesday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Twitter Communications Pvt. Ltd. for allegedly uploading videos of the three Dalit boys were stripped and paraded in the state's Jalgaon last week. MSCPCR Chairperson Pravin Ghuge took immediate cognizance of a complaint received ...

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Le Pen ordered to repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament

Brussels, June 19 (IANS) An EU court on Tuesday ruled that French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay the European Parliament 300,000 euros ($346,454) that had been unduly paid to her assistant. The money was paid between December 2010 and February 2016 when Le Pen was a Member of the European Parliament, according to a press release of the General Court of the EU. The Luxe...

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Kerala to open 70 day-care centres for the elderly

Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Seventy new state-of-the-art day-care centres for senior citizens will be opened in Kerala, the assembly was informed on Tuesday. Social Justice Minister K.K. Shailaja, in reply to a question by opposition legislator Roshy Augustine, said the first of the centres has been opened. The rest of the day-care centres for those above 60 years will be ...

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Nobody rejoining AIADMK, says disqualified MLA

Chennai, June 19 (IANS) All the 18 disqualified legislators of the AIADMK are united and the party can't lure even one of them, a disqualified MLA said here on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters here, Thanga Tamil Selvan termed as motivated rumours the reports about some of the disqualified lawmakers going back to the AIADMK. Tamil Selvan said his decision to withdraw a case in the M...

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SC notice to Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar temple trust

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court has sought a response from Maharashtra and the Trimbakeshwar Sansthan Trust on a plea for increasing the number of trustees from the general public to six with two seats reserved for females in the Board of Trustees of the historic Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple in Maharashtra. A vacation bench of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Indu Malhotra o...

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Thailand executes murder convict

Bangkok, June 19 (IANS) Thai authorities on Tuesday executed a male murder convict, the first in nine years. Theerasak Longji, 26, was charged with murder and robbery by the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court. He was then handed the death sentence, reports Xinhua news agency. He stabbed the victim 24 times and stole his mobile phone and wallet in 2012. The execution by lethal inj...

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SC refuses urgent hearing on PIL over Kejriwal's protest

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hold an urgent hearing of a PIL seeking a direction to the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear a plea for declaring the sit-in protest at Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others unconstitutional and illegal. The vacation bench comprising of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justic...

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Jindal varsity's international affairs students shine in job market

Sonipat (Haryana), June 19 (IANS) Turning a common perception on its head, international affairs students of O.P. Jindal Global University here have shown that pursuing a so-called conventional course can also open several doors of recruitment including in multinational companies, think tanks and international NGOs. This year, Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), Care India and Dev...

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Will answer questions of the Delhi HC: AAP

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) In wake of the queries raised by the Delhi High Court about the venue of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's protest at the Lt Governor's official residence, the AAP said on Monday that the party had followed proper procedures and will respond to the court. Whatever the High Court has asked, we will answer. But I want to clarify one thing. As far as the protest at ...

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SC slams Bihar for poor condition of medical colleges

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With some medical colleges run by the Bihar government found to be deficient in facilities and declared unfit for further admissions, the Supreme Court on Monday slammed the state government, saying: You are going to treat human beings, not animals. What would happen to the patients if you have an infrastructure like this? You are going to treat human beings, n...

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