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U.S. launches national security probe of vehicle imports 24.5.2018 Reuters: Money News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminium in ...
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North Korea threatens to back away from summit with US 24.5.2018 General News
North Korea on Thursday has reportedly threatened to back away from the upcoming summit between its supreme leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.North Korea will pull back from the upcoming summit between the two countries if the United States doesn't stop committing 'unlawful and outrageous acts', Fox News quoted South Korean media as saying.Earlier on May 23, Donald Trump had said that the fate of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be decided next week.Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said, "We will know next week about Singapore".In the coming days, US officials are expected to meet with the North Korean counterparts to finalise the plans of the summit, The Hill reported.On Tuesday, the US President said the scheduled North Korea-US summit is likely to get delayed in the wake of recent instances of inter-Korean disagreements.Earlier on May 18, North Korea had threatened to call off the summit with ...
U.S. launches national security probe of vehicle imports 24.5.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminium in March.
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Rajasthan High Court to hear PIL on tiger shifting today 24.5.2018 DNA: Money
The much touted shifting of tiger T-91 to Mukundra Tiger Hills Reserve (MHTG ) by the state government has been challenged in Rajasthan High Court. The petition filed by wildlife activist Ajay Dubey is scheduled to come up for hearing on Thursday. The petition alleges violation of wildlife norms by Rajasthan government and seeks that tiger be relocated to its original habitat.   The petition has challenged the shifting of tiger on several grounds. It says Rajasthan government had in 2017 sent a proposal to NTCA to reintroduce tigers into MHTR. Through a letter dated 9 October 2017, NTCA had given in-principle approval to the proposal.  Speaking to DNA principal chief conservator of forests Rajasthan G V Reddy said, “No rules and norms have been violated. The chief wildlife warden is competent authority to take the decision to shift the tiger as per section 11 of wildlife protection act 1972. The tiger had strayed from its territory and was a threat to human life and his own life.”    Article ...
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India does not want relationship of dependence: US Congress told 24.5.2018 Zee News : World
Aparna Pande, Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, also highlights how India is different from traditional American allies.
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Maldives more inclined towards China: Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba 24.5.2018 Zee News : World
"The present government in Maldives is more inclined towards China. The constitution has been tweaked and some islands have been given to the Chinese for development."
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Palghar bypoll: Bal Thackeray’s soul will be sad, laments Yogi Adityanath 24.5.2018 DNA: India
Lashing out at the Shiv Sena, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that Bal Thackeray’s soul would be sad since his Sena (Shiv Sena) is dividing Hindus. Addressing a public rally at Manvel Pada lake area in Virar (east), Adityanatah said, “Balasaheb never back-stabbed. He always fought against anti-national elements. There should not be any room for those who act like Afzal Khan by preaching Shivaji Maharaj.”  Adityanath started his speech in Marathi and told the voters that he was glad to visit Palghar. The UP CM said that the BJP government would lead the country to prosperity and appealed people of Palghar to vote for the saffron party. Praising Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Adityanath said that there is no need for people of Palghar to have any fear since the CM has assured that those who spread fear would be taken care of properly. Fadnavis Speak Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held an interaction with 200 select professionals from various fields at Palghar. While ...
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Trump can't block people on Twitter: Judge 24.5.2018 General News
A Federal Judge on Wednesday ruled that United States President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on microblogging platform, Twitter, as doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, said that Trump's Twitter account is a public forum and blocking people who reply to his tweets with differing opinions constitutes viewpoint discrimination, which violates the First Amendment, according to The Hill.The court's ruling comes as a major win for the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which brought the lawsuit on behalf of seven people who were blocked from Trump's account because of opinions they expressed in reply tweets.Buchwald, in her 75-page opinion, suggested that Trump could have ignored their tweets."No First Amendment harm arises when a government's 'challenged conduct' is simply to ignore the [speaker], as the ...
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India would never want a relationship of dependence on US: Expert tells Congressmen 24.5.2018 General News
Observing that India is different from traditional American allies for whom the US was the key security provider, a think-tank expert today told the lawmakers that New Delhi would "never" want a relationship of dependence or one in which the US has to incur all costs. "India would never want a relationship of dependence or one in which the US has to incur all costs," Aparna Pande, Director, Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia at the Hudson Institute, a top American think-tank, told the US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing. Testifying on 'Asia's Diplomatic and Security Structure: Planning US Engagement' at the hearing, organised by the sub-committee on Asia Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, She said India's growing economic and security relationships and interest in the Indo-Pacific region was aligned with its deepening partnership with the US. "However, India is different from traditional American allies whether in Europe, Latin America or Asia for
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Minister's sex CD row: CBI quizzes Chhattisgarh Cong president 24.5.2018 General News
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Tuesday night quizzed Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC) President Bhupesh Baghel in a case relating to an alleged sex CD, featuring state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Rajesh Munat.Last year, an FIR was lodged by the Chhattisgarh Police Baghel and journalist Vinod Verma in state minister sex CD case.The FIR was registered under relevant sections of IT act.Verma, who was arrested in connection with extortion and blackmailing case, had then said that he has a sex CD of the Chhattisgarh minister, "and that is why the state government is not happy with me."An FIR was filed against Verma by a person named Prakash Bajaj, who accused the journalist of blackmailing him over a certain 'vulgar' video that features his boss.However, Munat said the sex CD, which Verma claimed to have against him, was fake.
Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter violates Constitution: U.S. judge 24.5.2018 Reuters: World News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users from his account on the social media platform based on their political views.
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Sidharth Malhotra urges PM Modi for 'stronger penalties' against those who abuse animals 24.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) claimed that Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on its behalf, requesting "stronger penalties" for people who commit acts of cruelty to animals. According to PETA, Malhotra in his letter to the prime minister pointed out that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, contains "outdated penalties", such as a maximum fine of Rs 50 for convicted first offenders who abuse an animal, which he calls "barely equivalent to a slap on the wrist". "As a result, the newspapers are filled with reports of disturbing and egregious animal abuse in our country...including incidents in which dogs were poisoned, cows were burned with acid, and cats were beaten to death. This does significant damage to our reputation as a nation that respects animals," the PETA quoted the actor as saying in the letter. In a statement, it also said Malhotra also goes on to note that psychologists, sociologists, and law-enforcement officials ...
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Anti-Sterlite stir: Why Tuticorin flare-up is different from other protests 24.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Residents have been agitating for months that the plant has been polluting the groundwater, the level of which has been depleting, affecting farming and the environment
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Pompeo: US to retaliate for Venezuela expulsion of diplomat 24.5.2018 General News
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today that the US will respond reciprocally to President Nicolas Maduro's expulsion of the top American diplomat in Venezuela. Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump issued tweets echoing the statement as tensions heighten between the two countries following Maduro's victory securing a second six-year term as president. Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the State Department received formal notice that charge d'affaires Todd Robinson had been declared persona non grata. He said the US will act in kind, suggesting it would remove Venezuela's top diplomat in Washington. Maduro ordered the expulsion of Robinson and his deputy Brian Naranjo for allegedly conspiring against his government by pressuring opposition groups to boycott Sunday's presidential election that he won by a landslide. He gave the two career diplomats 48 hours to leave the country. The United States has led the charge against tactics officials say that .
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No action will be taken against innocent people: NCSC chief on Apr 2 bandh 24.5.2018 General News
National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)Chairman Ramshankar Katheria said it will be ensured that no action is taken against innocent people in cases booked during the April 2 'Bharat Bandh'. Various Dalit organisations had called the bandh on April 2 to protest against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. While addressing reporters here, Katheria said that the commission has directed the state to expedite action in cases registered under the Act. Rajasthan is among the few states where people belonging to the scheduled castes are getting justice in a time-bound manner in cases of atrocities against them, he said, adding the state had constituted a committee to probe cases lodged after the bandh.
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High Court adjournsbail plea 24.5.2018 Hindu: Health
After a clash between supporters of MDMK general secretary Vaiko and Naam Tamilar Katchi leader Seeman at Tiruchi airport, Mr. Seeman and the MDMK m
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Bombay HC extends stay on SGX's launch of new contracts 24.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Bombay High Court has extended the period of injunction it had granted on May 21 against the launch of new India-based derivative contracts by Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX).
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Ban on fishing by mechanised boats 24.5.2018 Hindu: Mangalore
Mechanised boats have been banned from fishing in Udupi district for 61 days, from June 1 to July 31. A press release issued by the Deputy Director o
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Why due process matters 24.5.2018 Hindu: Home
#MeToo without due process could subvert the goals and values of the rule of law, including equality and transformative justice
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HC allows termination of 25-week pregnancy 24.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed a 25-week-old pregnancy to be terminated as the foetus has medical anomalies.A Division Bench of J
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