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  • China to use Modi-Xi summit as shield in its trade war with US
    on April 23, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Ahead of Modi-Xi summit, China put its cards on the table and sent out a public signal about what it wants to achieve during the talks. Beijing wants “positive voices” from India in favour of its efforts to counter the challenge thrown up by US President Trump’s trade actions which might trigger a trade war. […]

  • Venkaiah Naidu’s decision illegal, ill-advised, claims Congress
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Dubbing the rejection of the removal notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra as “illegal, ill-advised and hasty”, Congress leader Kapil Sibal announced on Monday that opposition members would challenge Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu’s order in the Supreme Court. […]

  • Move to remove CJI unfortunate, suicidal, say jurists, experts
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

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  • Supreme Court reserves verdict on 498A plea
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on petitions seeking restoration of the stringency of Section 498A of IPC which provides for arrest of the husband and his relatives on the complaint of a wife alleging cruelty meted out to her because of dowry. […]

  • Rejected petition can’t be taken to Supreme Court: Congress-era AG
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Senior advocate and Rajya Sabha MP K Parasaran, who was attorney general during successive Congress governments headed by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, on Monday said Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu’s order rejecting the removal motion against CJI Dipak Misra was legally barred from being challenged in Supreme Court. […]

  • Raju Ramachandran will argue Babri case as Kapil Sibal to shun CJI’s court
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    With Congress leader Kapil Sibal taking a stand that he will not appear before any bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will be represented by senior advocate Raju Ramachandran in the Babri case even as reports earlier circulated that Sibal had been pulled out by Congress. […]

  • GoM proposes sugar cess to clear arrears of cane farmers
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm

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  • Oppn motion seeking CJI’s removal 'despicable attempt' to weaken democratic institutions: Amit Shah
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    ​Mocking Rahul Gandhi over his attack on PM Narendra Modi, Shah dismissed the ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign, launched by the Congress chief on Monday, as a “farce” and said it was actually a campaign to perpetuate the Nehru-Gandhi family’s rule. […]

  • PM Modi can’t win trust of Dalits, Rahul Gandhi says
    on April 23, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should know that he would not be able to win the trust of Dalits no matter how many Ambedkar statues he garlands because of his “regressive mindset” about the community. […]

  • Forget 1962, India now better poised to deter the Dragon
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    “India does not want war. But if the push comes to shove, we are prepared. China has been forced to grudgingly accept that India is no pushover after repeatedly testing our resolve over the last few years, especially during the Doklam troop face-off,” a senior official said. […]

  • CJI Dipak Misra holds meeting of judges, says ‘I am doing my best'
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Within an hour of Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu rejecting the removal motion on Monday morning, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra walked into an eventful meeting of judges in the Supreme Court, which resolved to form a four-judge team to informally collate concerns and suggestions of judges for a resolution to light up the institution’s dimming image. […]

  • PM Modi to bring up Nirav’s extradition at meet with Xi Jinping?
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    India may push for extradition of Nirav Modi, who’s suspected to be hiding in Hong Kong, during the “informal summit” between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 27-28. Sources said apart from the border dispute between India and China, Nirav Modi’s extradition is likely to be discussed later this week. […]

  • Manu review: Sabrina ‘pardon’ not a factor
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Experts said that Sabrina Lall’s “pardon” has no persuasive force in law since Manu Sharma was convicted for killing Jessica 20 years ago and is now serving a life term. The sentence review board (SRB), when it does take up his case to evaluate, will make up its mind by taking into account several factors and using its discretion. […]

  • Maoists’ bodies float in river, toll now put at 27
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Eleven bloated and decomposing bodies of slain Maoists, including two women, were spotted floating by TOI in the Indravati river in Gadchiroli, on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border, on Monday, a day after security forces claimed they had gunned down 16 Naxalites at the spot. These 11 bodies take the toll to 27. An inspection of the site suggested it had been more an ambush than an encounter. […]

  • AFSPA removed from Meghalaya after 27 years, Assam too may reduce AFSPA area
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    With insurgency-related incidents in the northeast region down by 85% from the levels recorded at the peak of militancy two decades ago, the Centre has withdrawn the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) totally from Meghalaya as well as from eight out of 16 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, with effect from March 31, 2018. […]

  • Venkaiah Naidu rejects motion to remove CJI, Congress to challenge order in Supreme Court
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the Congress-led opposition’s notice for removal of CJI Dipak Misra, holding that there was no “substantial and verifiable” evidence of wrongdoing, but the cloud of controversy hanging over the Supreme Court refused to go away, with Congress announcing that it would challenge the order in the apex court. […]

  • Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India
    on April 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed on Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field". […]

  • Congress trying to rig Karnataka polls: BJP to Election Commission
    on April 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Four senior BJP leaders led by its general secretary Bhupender Yadav submitted a memorandum to the poll panel, demanding deployment of adequate number of Central Armed Police Forces and "micro-observers preferably from outside Karnataka." […]

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Xi Jinping ahead of Wuhan summit
    on April 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said China regards boosting the development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as one of its diplomatic priorities. […]

  • Congress demands arrest of BJP leader for derogatory post on Rahul Gandhi
    on April 23, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    "An objectionable picture with derogatory remarks about Congress president Rahul Gandhi, posted on the Facebook page of BJP leader and former Chhattisgarh MLA Bhima Mandavi, led the opposition party to demand his arrest today. […]

  • Life term sought for Danish submariner over dead scribe
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Danish prosecutors on Monday called for a life sentence for submarine builder Peter Madsen who is on trial for the gruesome murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his vessel last year, mutilating her corpse and throwing her body parts in the sea. […]

  • Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns
    on April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which was introduced at the height of the Cold War a half century ago, seeks to prevent the spread of atomic weapons but also puts the onus on nuclear states to reduce their stockpiles. […]

  • Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 years
    on April 23, 2018 at 8:58 am

    A Belgian judge on Monday sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the 2015 Islamic State attacks on Paris, to 20 years in prison over a shootout with police in Brussels in 2016. […]

  • Why America is ripe for protest in 2018
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

    One of every five Americans has joined a protest or a political rally since the start of 2016, a recent poll found. Many more are Democrats than Republicans, with about a fifth telling pollsters they had never participated in a protest before. […]

  • Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack
    on April 23, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre in the city that killed at least 57 people including children and wounded more than 100. […]

  • Afghan girl spends life disguised as 'son' her parents wanted
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade, forced by her parents to be the "son" they never had. […]

  • US hunts semi-nude gunman disarmed by 'hero' after 4 killed
    on April 23, 2018 at 4:45 am

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  • S.Korea says has halted propaganda broadcasts at border with North
    on April 23, 2018 at 1:23 am

    South Korea halted the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea on Monday to create a peaceful atmosphere ahead of the first inter-Korean summit in a decade this Friday, the defence ministry said. ​North Korea has its own propaganda broadcasts at the border, but a defence ministry official said he could not verify whether the North had stopped its broadcasts. […]

  • No 'plan B' for Iran nuclear deal: French Prez Macron
    on April 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, a senior US administration official said on Friday. They will also discuss the joint military strike on Syria this month following a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus. […]

  • Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria
    on April 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighbouring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, Syria and Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian soldiers. […]

  • Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Malaysian police said on Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations. […]

  • US: Nude gunman kills 4 at Tennessee restaurant
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A nude gunman shot dead four people and injured at least four more in the early hours of Sunday at a restaurant on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, police said. […]

  • Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

    French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. […]

  • UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
    on April 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

    In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said their failure to prevent young children using social media and exposing children to its "harmful emotional side effects" was "unacceptable and irresponsible." […]

  • Kabul blast: 57 killed, 112 wounded
    on April 22, 2018 at 8:51 am

    The casualty toll from a suicide blast at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday rose to at least 57 killed and 54 wounded, a health ministry spokesman said. […]

  • Pakistan authorities withdraw security of non-entitled persons
    on April 22, 2018 at 8:03 am

    ​​The step was taken in compliance with the order of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who on April 19 ordered police chiefs of all provinces to withdraw within 24 hours the security protocol provided to influential individuals not entitled to it. […]

  • Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident
    on April 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Amateur online videos of heavy gunfire in the capital's Khozama district on Saturday sparked fears of possible political unrest in the world's top oil exporter. A senior Saudi official told Reuters there were no casualties when the drone was shot down and that King Salman was not in the palace at the time. […]

  • Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting
    on April 22, 2018 at 7:01 am

    ​​​IMF chief Christine Lagarde, who has been urging countries to avoid damaging protectionism, said this weekend's spring meeting had "made progress towards dialogue." Shortly after her comments, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced he was considering a trip to Beijing to hold talks on the trade dispute. […]

  • G7 ministers meet against backdrop of Russia stand-off
    on April 22, 2018 at 5:48 am

    The envoys from the world's most powerful democracies are meeting to plan for June's G7 summit of rich-world leaders in Charlevoix, Quebec - but Russia will never be far from their minds. […]

  • As US, NKorea plan to meet, Iran warns against Trump deals
    on April 22, 2018 at 5:43 am

    A US push to change the Iran nuclear deal was sending a "very dangerous message" that countries should never negotiate with Washington, Iran's foreign minister warned as US and North Korean leaders prepare to meet for denuclearisation talks. […]

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