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2 minors die as mom throws them in canal, granny dies of shock 26.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Two boys drowned after they were thrown into a canal here by their 35-year-old "mentally unstable" mother, who later tried to commit suicide by jumping into water, police said today. Following the incident that took place yesterday, the womans mother-in-law passed away due to shock when she learnt about the death of her grand-children, police said. According to police, the woman had been suffering from chronic abdominal pain and she killed her children as she was worried about who would take care of them after her death. "Anita Kumhar, a resident of Dubiyara village under Majhgawan police station, went the nearby canal along with her two sons Abhishek (5) and Anand (3) yesterday morning. She threw both her sons into the canal and later jumped into it," Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanjay Sahu informed. The womans ailing mother-in-law Ramkali (60) died out of shock when she heard the news of her two grandchildren," he added. According to Sahu, the woman left her home when her husband was away ...
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‘Not a healthy precedent’ 24.5.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
Interview with D. Raja, national secretary of the CPI. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
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Thai teen among latest group held for `royal insults`:Human Rights Watch 24.5.2017 Zee News : South Asia
 United Nations` rights body warned Thailand`s widespread use of the law "may constitute crimes against humanity".
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Stalled impeachment 23.5.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
The process to initiate impeachment proceedings against Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana High Court for alleged interference in the course of the judicial process, including physical assault and use of caste slurs against a Dalit junior civil judge, is sought to be revived. By KUNAL SHANKAR
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Fake degree row: HC seeks judicial records of Smriti Irani case 23.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The court directed that records be produced before it on the next date of hearing on September 13
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Gogoi's Kashmiri human shield to Jadhav: Why international laws matters 23.5.2017 Top Stories
The soldiers tied Dar to the front of their jeep and drove him around the district for several hours
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China cripples CIA operations, kills informants: Report 21.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Chinese government "systematically dismantled" CIA spying operations in China starting in late 2010 and killed or imprisoned at least a dozen CIA sources over the next two years, according to a media report. The New York Times in its report cited 10 current and former US officials, who described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. They spoke on condition of anonymity. The report said US intelligence and law enforcement agencies scrambled to stem the damage but was bitterly divided over the cause of the breach. Some investigators were convinced there was a mole within the CIA, while others believed the Chinese had hacked the covert system the CIA used to communicate with its foreign sources. The debate remains unresolved, the paper said. The CIA, which declined to comment to the Times, also declined to comment yesterday to The Associated Press. The number of CIA assets lost in China rivalled those lost in the Soviet Union and Russia as a result of the betrayals by both CIA officer ...
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Law board hiding talaq facts: Majlis-e-Mushawarat 17.5.2017 TOI: Home
All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, an umbrella body of 14 Muslim organisations, had slammed the AIMPLB for not mentioning in its affidavit the methods of talaq practiced by the Ahle Hadees and Jafri (Shia) sects, who form two major subsets within the community.
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1,333 students appear for CLAT in Karnataka 14.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for undergraduate and postgraduate courses saw 93% attendance all over India and 87% in Bengaluru with candidates opining that the exam was tougher than last year's. Professor S P Singh, Registrar of Chanakya National Law University, the nodal institution for this year's test, said that the exam was "moderate" and the 200-marks paper had no errors. "It had a fair amount of difficulty to test the students' skills. In fact, we expect the cutoff to go up from last year's 65%," he said. About 7,000 more students attended the test compared to last year. Out of the 1,533 who applied from Karnataka, 1,333 attempted the exam, said Singh, who is also the convener of the test implementation committee. Of the 50,676 students who had applied, 47,108 were present to grab a seat in one of the 18 institutions participating in the exam. Uttar Pradesh topped the list of applicants with 11,449 followed by Delhi (3,194), Bihar (2,431) and Kerala (1,644). "We saw a good response from J&K ...
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Election Commission proposes revoking poll mandate in bribe-for-votes cases 14.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Govt was asked to add a new section in the Representation of People Act (1951) for the purpose
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Legal powers for EC on bribe-for-votes: Cong for it, BJP wants clarification 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
A proposal of the Election Commission seeking statutory powers to countermand a poll over cases of bribe-for-votes has received the backing of the opposition Congress, but the ruling BJP says first there is a need for a similar definition of 'gratification' in all laws.At an all-party meeting held here on Friday, the poll panel had sought the views of parties on its proposal to have a specific clause in the Representation of the People Act "to take appropriate action including countermanding of election in the event of incidents of bribery of electors".The Congress, the main opposition party i
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EC proposes tougher anti-bribery laws 11.5.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
A meeting scheduled between the Election Commission (EC) and all political parties due on May 12 could take an interesting turn as the EC plans to take parties' responses on several proposals to toughen laws against donations and bribery. Besides deliberating on the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), the commission will put its proposals before representatives of seven national and 48 regional political parties. Despite the EC recommending the Union Home Ministry in 2012 to make offering bribe a cognisable offence, the government initiated the process to amend the sections 171B and 171E of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) only recently. At the May 12 meet, the EC will seek views on its proposal to insert a new section 58B in the Representation of People's Act to enable them to take appropriate action, including countermanding of elections, if they come across any incident of bribery. To address the issue of increasing criminalisation of politics, the ...
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EC to hold all-party meet on EVMs 10.5.2017 Hindu: National
To discuss poll bribery, VVPAT revamp
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ED seizes alcohol, luxury cars after raids on liquor mafia 10.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized liquor worth over Rs 2.4 crore and three luxury cars after it conducted searches on a suspected liquor mafia here. Officials said the searches were launched yesterday against Ramesh J Patel alias Michael, his wife and others for alleged smuggling of liquor from Daman to Gujarat, where liquor consumption is prohibited under law. The central probe agency in a statement issued in Delhi said Patel has over 30 cases registered against him under the Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 and it has now booked him under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) based on these charges and also that of an alleged violation of the excise law. It said the agencys zonal office in Surat conducted the raids and seized a Land Rover Evoque and two Audi cars worth over Rs 2 crore, more than 1.91 lakh bottles of various brands of liquor worth Rs 2.54 crore and Rs 9 lakh cash after the operation ended. "The investigation showed the involvement of Patel and his wife Bhanuben, residents ...
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ECI releases agenda for May 12 all-party meet 10.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Some suggestions on revisiting the rules pertaining to counting of paper slips from the VVPAT system will also be discussed.
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India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture 7.5.2017 deccanherald.com
India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine countries worldwide which are yet to ratify this crucial convention, an essential condition for a signatory state to ratify the international human rights treaty. This fact has been taken strong note of by the Supreme Court which has asked the government why it was not making at least a "good faith commitment" about its intention to legislate in the matter. "We do understand that the legislative process can take time, but tell us why cant you (Centre) make a good faith commitment on the law before us," a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said. "This is an extremely important issue in the national interest and moreover, there is no conflict," the bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul, said. The remarks were made when Congress leader ...
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Le vote confusion 5.5.2017 HBL: Home
Doors are being slammed; friends are being unfriended; and meals with colleagues are being cut short as French voters lock horns over who their next president should be
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EC mulls ban on candidates charged for bribing voters 1.5.2017 TOI: India
EC will be approaching the law ministry soon to amend the Representation of the People Act to disqualify candidates named in chargesheets for bribing voters from contesting elections to Lok Sabha as well as assembly for up to five years after the court frames charges.
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Disqualify candidates named in chargesheets for bribing voters: EC to tell govt 30.4.2017 Zee News : India National
The Election Commission will soon ask the government to disqualify for up to 5 years candidates listed in chargesheets for bribing voters.
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Ban candidates named in chargesheets for bribing: Election Commission 30.4.2017 Latest News
Earlier this month, EC indefinitely cancelled R K Nagar assembly bypoll for using money power
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