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Judges’ collegium system on its way out

August 13th, 2014 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed two bills which will pave the way for scrapping the collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges. The Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill and the National Judicial Appointment ...

45 Taliban militants surrender arms in Afghanistan

August 12th, 2014 (0)
Kabul, Aug 12 (IANS) Forty-five Taliban militants Tuesday gave up fighting and joined the government-backed peace process in Afghanistan’s Saripul province, police said. “With joining of these people to the peace process, the security situation will be further improved in ...

Ukrainian rebels kill six soldiers

August 12th, 2014 (0)
Kiev, Aug 12 (IANS) Fierce battles in Ukraine’s restive eastern regions over the past 24 hours left at least six soldiers dead, a Ukrainian government spokesman said Tuesday. Meanwhile, over 30 servicemen were wounded in fighting against independence-seeking rebels, said ...

Proposed changes to the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000

August 12th, 2014 (0)
The bill to amend the Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 was introduced in the Lok Sabha Tuesday. These are the proposed changes to the bill: * The age of juvenile who has been accused ...

Indian national shot dead in Nepal

August 12th, 2014 (0)
By Anil Giri Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) An Indian national was shot dead in south Nepal’s Dhanusha district Tuesday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Subash Goit, 32, of Madhubani, Bihar in India. He succumbed while being taken to ...

Home ministry recommends Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna

August 12th, 2014 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The home ministry Tuesday recommended the name of legendary hockey player late Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the ...

Sports ministry to implement welfare scheme for sportspersons

August 12th, 2014 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The sports ministry is planning to start a welfare scheme for national sportspersons who have brought laurels for the country in the past but are now living in penury. Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal informed the ...

Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De Running Successfully

August 11th, 2014 (0)
Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De is a Punjabi romantic comedy film directed by Manmohan Singh and produced by Sunny Trehan/Trehan Productions. The film features Jimmy Shergill, Neeru Bajwa, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon, Khushboo Grewal, Om Puri and Gugu Gill. Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De is a sequel to the Movie “Munde U.K. ...

Pakistan can’t afford confrontation: Nawaz Sharif

August 11th, 2014 (0)
Islamabad,  (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday the country cannot afford political confrontation at a time when the security forces are fighting militants in North Waziristan. At a National Security Conference here, Sharif called upon political parties ...

Hillary Clinton faults Obama’s foreign policy

August 11th, 2014 (0)
Washington, (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an interview published Sunday, blamed President Barack Obama’s faulty foreign policy for the rise of militants in both Syria and Iraq. Talking to the Atlantic monthly, Clinton used harsh ...