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Anti-Pak protest in Jammu over ceasefire violation 22.5.2018 General News
Anti-Pakistan protest was held here today against firing and shelling by the neighbouring country in which seven people, including an eight-month-old baby, have been killed and 24 others injured in the past one week. The protest was organised by the Jammu West Assembly Movement, which advocates the cause of Jammu. Led by its chairman Sunil Dimple, over 200 members of the organisation took out a protest march which began from the Janipur high court road. They burnt effigies and flags of Pakistan on the high court road against the ceasefire violations along the International Border and the Line of Control. The Pakistani army shelling has affected several villages and hamlets in the border region. A large number of people have fled their homes due to Pakistani shelling along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba district, the protestors said. They also burnt effigies of the BJP-PDP state government and demanded handing over J&K to the army and imposing governor's rule. Sunil said people .
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NHRC sends notice to Gujarat govt after Dalit beaten to death 22.5.2018 General News
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report claiming that a 40-year-old Dalit rag picker in Rajkot district's Shapar village has been flogged to death over collecting scraps in a village.The Commission observed that the contents of the news report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of the victims. Accordingly, it has issued a notice to the Gujarat chief secretary to submit a report in the matter within four weeks along with measures taken for relief to the affected families.In the video, which was first tweeted by Gujarat lawmaker Jignesh Mevani, the victim, identified as Mukesh Vaniya, could be seen held to a big door of an auto factory through ropes. Two men, one after the other, then flogged him to death. Vaniya's wife and his acquaintance were allegedly beaten up too, but she somehow escaped and called help, however, by that time it was too late.Following a complaint lodged by the victim's wife, the police had ...
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Fortis: Sebi probes insider trading violation, other regulatory lapses 22.5.2018 General News
Regulator Sebi is probing suspected insider trading by some institutional investors and other regulatory lapses at Fortis Healthcare amid a takeover battle and boardroom upheaval at the hospital chain, officials said. Apart from the Sebi probe that also includes investigation into suspected disclosure lapses, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) and registrar of companies are also looking into alleged financial irregularities at Fortis and other promoter group entities including Religare, they added. Fortis is in the midst of a heated takeover battle with five entities bidding for the company along with a upheaval at the boardroom, wherein several directors have been stepping down. There were five suitors in the race for Fortis, including TPG-Manipal combine, Malaysia's IHH Healthcare and KKR-backed Radiant Life Care, which gave binding offers. However, China's Fosun Healthcare did not make a binding bid for the company. Besides, three directors have already resigned ahead ..
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Pak forces wore 'thermal suits' to avoid detection, kill BSF man on IB? 22.5.2018 General News
Security agencies have flagged a new strategy of Pakistani personnel wearing 'thermal camouflage suits' to avoid detection by Indian night vision devices, a design adopted by them to kill a BSF jawan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir amid the recent spate of ceasefire violations. The "disturbing" first-time instance, officials told PTI quoting an electronic surveillance report, has rattled the top commanders responsible for ensuring security at the Indo-Pak IB and the un-fenced Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Constable Sitaram Yadav (28) of the 192nd battalion of the Border Security Force, manning a forward post along the IB in the RS Pora region, was shot with a precise close-range aim by either a militant or Special Service Group (SSG) trooper from the Pakistani side at about 1:30 am on May 18, they said. Official sources said a grievously injured Yadav was immediately evacuated by two other BSF jawans present in the nearby post but he later succumbed to his bullet wound ..
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Dalit death: NHRC seeks report from Gujarat 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Gujarat government over the death of a Dalit ragpicker, who was beaten to death by five men in Rajkot on Sunday. It has given the BJP government four weeks time.
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Bengaluru’s first Bicycle Mayor to set up a ‘Council’ to boost cycling in city 22.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
His 40-km commute to work every day spurred Sankaran to reflect on the mobility crises in cities. As the Bicycle Mayor, he hopes to liaison with various agencies in Bengaluru for interventions that help cycling infrastructure. »
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5 steps to cure India's banking system 22.5.2018 Rediff: Business
Bankers pay a small price for their misdeeds, no matter how large the cost to their banks or to the economy at large, says TT Ram Mohan.
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China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years in jail 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A Tibetan education activist was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison by a Chinese court for inciting separatism, Amnesty International (AI) said, calling the sentence "unjust" and urging his immediate release.
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Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes 22.5.2018 Reuters: World News
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Tuesday submitted a request asking the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged human rights violations linked to Israeli settlement policies.
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Calls for restraint as Bangladesh drug war claims 11 more lives 22.5.2018 General News
Bangladesh police today shot dead nearly a dozen more alleged drug dealers officials said, as its no-holds barred offensive drew accusations of murder from rights groups and opposition parties. At least 33 people have been gunned down in late-night shootouts since Bangladesh declared an all-out war on drugs a week ago. The country has been struggling to contain a surging trade in illegal drugs, most notably methamphetamine pills known as "yaba" that are being sold by the hundreds of millions. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to fight the "drug menace" with the same intensity as a previous campaign that pursued homegrown militants and left dozens of Islamic radicals dead. Police said four "top drug dealers" were gunned down in the rural districts of Comilla and Nilphamari, and seven more were killed elsewhere in Bangladesh. But the country's main opposition party the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said one of its student activists, Amjad Hossain, had been unjustly targeted in
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Pak raises India's 'violation' of Indus Waters Treaty with WB 22.5.2018 General News
Pakistan has raised with the World Bank the alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty by India, which inaugurated the Kishanganga hydro project in Kashmir, as the multilateral lender sought opportunities within the treaty to find an amicable resolution of the issue. The four-member Pakistani delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met the World Bank officials here yesterday, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 330 MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir. The inauguration of the hydroelectric project was held amid protests from Pakistan which claims that the dam on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. Pakistan's Foreign Office had, on Friday, voiced concern over the inauguration of the hydroelectric project, saying inauguration without resolution of dispute between the two countries will tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters 1960 that regulates the use of waters in the shared rivers. "The Indus Waters ...
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Dalit beating incident: NHRC sends notice to Guj govt 22.5.2018 General News
The NHRC has sent a notice to the Gujarat government over the incident in which a Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death in a factory compound near Rajkot district's Shapar town by five people, and sought a report on it within four weeks. Mukesh Vaniya, the 35-year-old Dalit ragpicker, was lynched and his wife Jayaben Vaniya was roughed up on May 20, officials said. He was allegedly beaten to death in the factory compound by five people, including the factory owner, who suspected that he and his wife were stealing scrap, they said. The National Human Rights Commission in a statement today has observed that the contents of the news report, if true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of victims. "Accordingly, it has issued a notice to the chief secretary to the government of Gujarat, calling for a report in the matter within four weeks, along with measures taken for relief to the affected families," the statement said. A video of the incident -- purportedly showing two ...
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Infant killed in Pak firing: MoS Home assures befitting reply 22.5.2018 General News
After an eight-month-old infant was killed during ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Keri Battal area, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday assured befitting reply to Pakistan.The infant was killed late last night after being hit by a bullet from across the border."I have seen it and the entire world has seen it too. It is saddening. Our soldiers are not sitting silent; befitting reply will be given to them," Ahir told ANI.The incident took place when the infant was sleeping with his family outside their home in Pallanwala sector.Local police said, "It might be an incident of stray bullet or snipping from the enemy side."Hitting out at Pakistan for multiple ceasefire violations this month, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju stated that our security forces will act and react at the right moment."Home Ministry has instructed to not engage in any operation while Ramzan is being observed. This does not mean our security forces will not react .
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Facing Arrest For 'Hate Post' On Women, BJP Leader Gets Relief From Court 22.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Actor-playwright and BJP leader Sve Shekher Venkataraman, who forwarded a misogynistic post about woman journalists, got some relief from the Supreme Court today.
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Monkeys Attack 2 Foreign Tourists Visiting Taj Mahal In Agra 22.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The incident, that took place inside the Taj Mahal premises, has caused panic among the visitors.
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China jails Tibetan language activist for five years, human rights bodies cry foul 22.5.2018 Zee News : World
Tashi Wangchuk, according to Chinese authorities, is guilty of inciting separatism. All that Wangchuk wants, however, is to preserve the Tibetan language.
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Pakistan begin talks with World Bank on India's Kishanganga project 22.5.2018 General News
Fearing disruption in water supply, Pakistan and World Bank have started talks in Washington D.C. over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir.Alleging violation of the Indus Waters Treaty, the four-member Pakistani delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, is urging the World Bank to set up a court of arbitration to resolve the issue.The government of Pakistan informed about the talks from its Twitter handle."Pakistan & World Bank have started talks in Washington on India's Kishanganga hydropower project on River Neelum in Occupied Kashmir. The Pakistani delegation is led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf & Pakistan is demanding to set up a court of arbitration to settle the dispute," the Pakistani Government tweeted.The talks are taking place after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on May 19, inaugurated the 330-MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.Earlier on May 18, Pakistan's Foreign Office ..
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NYSE appoints Stacey Cunningham as first female president 22.5.2018 General News
(Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange has appointed Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cunningham as its first female president, an NYSE spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday.
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Protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule 22.5.2018 General News
Thai police blocked anti-junta protesters from marching to Government House toto mark four years of military rule, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power. Hundreds of student activists and middle-aged 'Red Shirt' supporters of the toppled civilian government wielded banners, Thai flags and fans with a cartoon of the premier mocked-up as "Pinocchio", as they massed at a police blockade obstructing their progress to the seat of government in Bangkok. Disquiet with the junta is simmering in Thailand, despite a ban on political gatherings since a coup toppled the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22, 2014. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who as army chief booted Yingluck's administration from power, has suggested elections will be held in February next year. But the timetable for a return to democracy has frequently slipped and patience with his junta is wearing thin among many sections of Thai society. "It is the four-year anniversary of the ...
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China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism 22.5.2018 General News
A Chinese judge sentenced a Tibetan shopkeeper to five years in prison for inciting separatism, based on his comments in a New York Times documentary in which the man talked about the erosion of his culture and language in the tightly secured region. Tashi Wangchuk's lawyer Liang Xiaojun told The Associated Press that his client earlier said he planned to appeal the sentence handed down by a judge in the western city of Yushu in Qinghai province. Liang said he was unable to comment further due to a court-issued gag order. Rights groups condemned the sentence, saying he had committed no crime either under international law or the Chinese constitution. Tashi, 32, was detained in 2016, two months after the video and accompanying article were published, and went on trial in January. He had pleaded not guilty to the charge of incitement to separatism. Counting time served, Tashi should be released in 2021. However, Chinese political prisoners are frequently subject to additional ...
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