Supreme Court gets five new judges
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
New Delhi:Five judges were appointed to the Supreme Court on Saturday with the Centre clearing the names recommended by the Collegium on December 13 last year. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted to announce the appointment of Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court; Justice Sanjay Karol, Chief Justice, Patna High Court; Justice P V Sanjay Kumar, Chief Justice, Manipur High Court; Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah of Patna High Court; and Justice Manoj Misra of Allahabad High Court as apex court judges. Once they take oath early next week, the strength of the apex court will go up ..read more
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India, France and UAE unveil plans for cooperation under trilateral framework
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
New Delhi’:India, France and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday unveiled an ambitious roadmap for cooperation in a plethora of areas including defence, energy and technology under a trilateral framework, a move that comes amid the geopolitical turmoil triggered by the conflict in Ukraine. The plan was finalised during a phone conversation among External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, his French counterpart Catherine Colonna and UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A joint statement said it was acknowledged that defence is an area of close cooperation between the three countries. Facebo ..read more
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Those who have grabbed huge chunk of land illegally must not be spared: Ghulam Nabi Azad
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by Reader correspondent
9h ago
Srinagar: Democratic Azad Party (DAP) Chairman and former J&K chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said that those who have grabbed a huge chunk of land must not be spared in the ongoing anti-encroachment drive across the Union Territory. Ghulam Nabi Azad,said that in democracy, nobody can suppress the voices of people. While welcoming the statement of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, he asked his party workers to end their agitation as LG has assured that poor will not be touched. “We are in favour of the government’s step against those who have grabbed a huge chunk of land illega ..read more
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Fresh avalanche in Gulmarg, no reports of any loss so far: Police
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by Reader correspondent
9h ago
Srinagar: Couple of days after two polish skiers were killed and 21 people including 19 foreigners were rescued, a fresh avalanche occurred in Affarwat Gulmarg on Saturday morning. So far, police said, there are no reports of any loss. “Area has already been notified as a Red Zone and is restricted for any movement,” a police spokesperson said in a tweet. “Tourists are once again advised not to venture and cooperate with Police,” he added. Sources said that details are being collected if there was any person at the spot when the avalanche struck the area. Initial details, they said, suggest th ..read more
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LG assures no harm to common man in ongoing anti-encroachment drive in J-K
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
Jammu:Amid growing concerns over the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has assured people that the administration will safeguard the habitants and the livelihood of the common man. He dismissed as “misinformation” the claim that the common man will be impacted in the anti-encroachment drive launched last month across Jammu and Kashmir. The drive has drawn severe criticism from almost all major political parties and also triggered protests in certain pockets. “I want to assure the people that the administration will safeguard the habitations and liveliho ..read more
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Court discharges Sharjeel Imam in Jamia violence case
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
New Delhi: A court here on Saturday discharged student activists Sharjeel Imam and Asif Iqbal Tanha in the Jamia violence case. Additional Sessions Judge Arul Verma discharged them in a case registered at the Jamia Nagar police station in 2019. A detailed order in the matter is awaited. However, Imam will continue to remain in jail as he is an accused in the larger conspiracy case of the 2020 northeast Delhi riots. Police had registered an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including rioting, in connection with the communal violence that erupted after a clash between police a ..read more
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Barring Qazigund, night temp rises above normal amid dry weather forecast in J&K
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by Reader correspondent
9h ago
Srinagar: Weather department on Saturday forecast mainly dry weather for next 24 hours in J&K with very light rain and snow at one or two places of north Kashmir. A meteorological department official Said that there was a possibility of scattered light rain and snow during the subsequent two days. Meanwhile amid cloud cover, the minimum temperature saw an increase except at a few places with Srinagar recording a low of 0.4°C against minus 0.6°C on the previous night. Today’s minimum temperature, he said, was above normal by 1.1°C for the summer capital. Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of ..read more
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Chinese balloon to remain over US skies for a few days: Pentagon
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
Washington; The Chinese balloon, of the size of three buses, laced with a significant number of payloads will probably be over the United States for a few days, the Pentagon said on Friday asserting that it has surveillance capabilities. The development has angered the United States and in protest has cancelled the Beijing trip of Secretary of State Tony Blinken, who was scheduled to leave for China on Friday night. This would have been the first visit of a top American diplomat to China in several years. President Joe Biden has been briefed about the violation of US airspace by China and he i ..read more
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Chinese spy balloon spotted over US airspace; Beijing says it is mainly used for ‘meteorological purposes’
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by Press Trust of India
9h ago
Washington/Beijing: A suspected Chinese spy balloon, said to be the size of three buses, was spotted over the United States’ airspace, the Pentagon has said, a development that has further strained the already tense bilateral ties as Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday abruptly postponed his key visit to Beijing. Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder said the US government has been tracking the balloon for several days as it made its way over the northern United States and flying over sensitive installations. He told reporters on Thursday that the balloon was “travelling at an al ..read more
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After Kashmir Visit, CDS Chairs Security Meeting In Jammu
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by KR Desk
21h ago
Jammu: Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, who was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, chaired a high-level security meeting here, officials said on Friday. The meeting was attended by Udhampur-based northern Army commander Lt General Upendra Dwivedi and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh among others, they said. Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh and General Officer Commanding of Jammu-based 16 Corps, also known as White Knight Corps, Lt Gen Sandeep Jain and General Officer Commanding 26 Infantry division Major General Gaurav Gautam also attende ..read more
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