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NGT rejects AAP govt plea to exempt two-wheelers from odd-even 15.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 15 The National Green Tribunal on Friday dismissed the Aam Aadmi Party government's review plea seeking exemption for two-wheelers in odd-even scheme saying such relaxation would defeat the purpose of improving Delhi's ambient air quality. "It is undisputed before us that there are over 60 lakh two-wheelers in Delhi. The number also consists of two- wheelers which are very old and their emissions are beyond prescribed limits," a Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said. "It also cannot be disputed that emissions from two- wheelers are also a major source of pollution. The exemptions sought would defeat the entire purpose of improving the air quality of Delhi," it said. Under the scheme, odd-numbered vehicles can use the roads on odd-numbered days, and likewise even-numbered vehicles on even days. The green panel also directed the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to introduce more buses in its fleet as per the Supreme Court order and strengthen the public transport ...
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NGT rejects AAP govt. plea to exempt two-wheelers from odd-even 15.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Tribunal says exemptions would defeat the entire purpose of improving Delhi’s air quality
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Delhi odd-even: NGT rejects AAP's plea to exempt two-wheelers 15.12.2017 Top Stories
NGT said such a relaxation would defeat the purpose of improving Delhi's ambient air quality
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UP woman commits suicide after molestation incident 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Banda (UP), December 15 A 21-year-old college student committed suicide after she was allegedly molested by three youths in Badausa town here, police said on Friday. In-charge of the Atara police station Durgvijay Singh said the woman hanged herself at her house. Based on a complaint filed by her father, a case was registered against the three youths for “molesting the woman and abetting the suicide”. One of the three accused had been arrested, he said. ...
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Hoping for constructive session: PM; Lok Sabha adjourned 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 15 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was hoping for a constructive winter session of Parliament starting on Friday and appealed to the opposition to engage with the Government on important issues concerning public good. “The Government will bring to Parliament many issues with far-reaching consequences. We expect a constructive session and innovative suggestions to enhance national good,” Modi said in his customary speech at the start of the session. The PM earlier spoke of the ill-effects of global warming and climate change which had pushed the winters behind. “We still can’t feel the winter due to climate change and global warming but the winter session is starting. We hope this session starting in 2017 and ending in 2018 will prove productive for the country, and discussions will be such as would strengthen democracy and aid the well-being of common people,” said the PM with the Congress-led opposition gunning for him for alleged disparaging ...
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SC rejects AAP leader’s plea against trial in defamation case 15.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 15 The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal by AAP leader Raghav Chadha challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that had paved way for his prosecution in a defamation case for retweeting an alleged objectionable tweet. Chadha had retweeted the alleged objectionable tweet of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against Union minister Arun Jaitley. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud rejected the contention of Chadha that he could not be prosecuted for retweeting and the offence, if any, had to be dealt under the Information Technology Act and not under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). “We have heard you enough. Heard. Dismissed,” the bench said. Senior advocate Anand Grover, representing the AAP leader, said the issue involved a Constitutional question as to whether an act covered under the IT Act, could be dealt by a magisterial court with regard to the offence of defamation under the IPC. Senior advocates Mukul Rohatgi, Ranjit ...
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Pak SC refuses to reopen another graft case against Sharifs 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Islamabad, December 15 Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family on Friday heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court refused to reopen another corruption case against them. The three-member Bench of Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel rejected an appeal against a 2014 decision of the Lahore High Court that quashed the case for lack of evidence. The National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) had recently filed the appeal to reopen the Rs 1.2 billion Hudaibya Paper Mills case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family. The case was launched in 2000 by former dictator Pervez Musharraf. The NAB failed to convince the court why it took so long to challenge the high court verdict. The court after several days of hearing the case issued a short order and rejected the appeal to reopen the case. Today's decision is major relief for the Sharif family as it was feared that after his disqualification, his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, who ...
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Muhajir Congress demands Pak’s apology for 1971 genocide 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Washington, December 15 Pakistan must tender an unconditional apology to Bangladesh for the “genocide” committed by its troops during the 1971 war, a group claiming to speak for refugees has demanded. In a memorandum submitted to the Pakistani Embassy here, the World Muhajir Congress (WMC) also demanded that the stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh be repatriated to Pakistan with dignity and honour. The memorandum was submitted on Wednesday, the 45th Anniversary of the ‘Fall of Dhaka’--when Bangladesh emerged as a new country. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) Muhajir is an Arabic-origin term used in Pakistan to describe Muslim immigrants, of multi-ethnic origin, and their descendants, who migrated from India after Partition. The group strongly condemned the atrocities and brutal military action by the Pakistan Army against Bengalis in East Pakistan during the 1971 civil war. “It is very sad that till today none of the subsequent governments or institutions in Pakistan have ...
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Gold slumps on low demand, weak global cues 15.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 15 Gold tumbled by Rs 155 to Rs 29,510 per 10 gram at the bullion market on Friday on easing demand from local jewellers amid a weak trend overseas. Silver too fell by Rs 480 to Rs 37,800 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said the fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers at existing levels pulled down the gold prices. Besides, weak global cues as US Fed decided to hike interest rates, reducing the appeal of non-yielding bullion, dampened the sentiment. Globally, gold fell 0.22 per cent to USD 1,252.70 an ounce and silver by 1.06 per cent to USD 15.80 an ounce in New York in Thursday’s trade. An appreciating rupee against the dollar also weighed on gold prices, making import of the precious metal cheaper. In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity fell by Rs 155 each to Rs 29,510 and Rs 29,360 per 10 gram, respectively. The precious metal had gained Rs 265 in the previous two days. Sovereign, however, held ...
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Mayor sweeps streets to inspire people for cleanliness 15.12.2017 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Mayor Alok Sharma inspired citizens for cleanliness by conducting cleanliness drive on... more »
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Punjab, UT, Haryana to remove caste from police records, FIRs 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 14 Mentioning caste in police records will soon be a thing of the past. For, Punjab, Haryana and the Chandigarh administration have decided to delete the column in police records and FIRs. “The state is of the view that mentioning caste, etc, in forms used under the Punjab Police Rules framed in 1934 have no relevance in the present scenario,” said Naveen Saini, IGP, Administration, Bureau of Investigation, in a written statement filed today during the resumed hearing of a PIL by advocate Hari Chand Arora. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) The only exception was requirement of mentioning caste under a specific statute, like the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Saini said the National Crime Records Bureau, New Delhi, had been asking all states to furnish data of accused persons, including their caste.  On October 18, the Punjab DGP, IT and Communications, had, as such, shot off a letter to the Bureau for not insisting on ...
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HC tells Punjab to form SIT to probe senior cop’s role in drug case 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 15 Acting on the application of Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court headed by Justice Surya Kant on Friday directed the Punjab government to form an SIT. The SIT will comprise three IPS officers--Prabodh Kumar, director, bureau of investigation; Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, IGP (ATS); and Siddharth Chattopadhyay, DGP (HRD). It will probe the role of SSP Raj Jit Singh in a drug case registered by the STF in Mohali. The SIT will submit its first status report on the next date of hearing on January 31. The Moga SSP, in his application, had expressed the apprehension that the ADGP STF chief could falsely implicate him in the drug ...
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5 gangsters nabbed following encounter in Bathinda village 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, December 15 Three members of a gang were injured in an encounter at a school in Gulabgarh village of this district on Friday, whereas two others were arrested as they were trying to flee. They had robbed a Fortuner vehicle at gun-point at Bucho Khurd village. Following this the Bucho police were chasing them, and when they started moving towards Tungwali village, the police sounded the CIA-2 team patrolling near Gulabgarh village. This team blocked the way of the gangsters and as they reached near the school, they opened fire at the police party, after which the police retaliated. Three men were injured and were taken to the civil hospital, where the condition of two is said to be serious. IGP Mukhwinder Singh Chinna, who reached the spot to take stock of the situation, said the gangster had snatched a Fortuner at gun point at Bucho Khurd following which the police blocked their way. They opened fire at police so the police had to return the fire. He said a 9-mm pistol, ...
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81% free power beneficiaries large, medium farmers: Study 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, December 14 An astounding 81.52 per cent of the free farm electricity beneficiaries in Punjab are medium and large farmers, and only 18.48 per cent are small and marginal farmers (having landholding of less than 5 acres), a study has revealed. Conducted by eminent economist RS Ghumman, professor at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), it has brought to light how the “untargeted free power” has failed to achieve its objective of alleviating the lot of distressed small and marginal farmers. (Follow  The Tribune on Facebook ; and  Twitter @thetribunechd ) The study reveals that of the 13.51 lakh (electricity operated) tubewells, only 89,212 (6.6 per cent) are with marginal farmers (having less than 2.5 acres) and 1,60,581 (11.88 per cent) are with small farmers. About 95 per cent of suicide victims amongst debt-ridden farmers are from this category. The operational landholdings of these farmers are over 34.19 per cent. “This shows that mainly ...
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NGT bans use of plastic items in towns located along banks of Ganga 15.12.2017 News
The Green Tribunal also imposed Rs 5,000 fine on those violating the order and said action will be taken against erring officials too
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Winter Session: MP Dushyant Chautala rides tractor to Parliament 15.12.2017 The Tribune

New Delhi, December 15

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP Dushyant Chautala rode a tractor to Parliament on Friday.

Riding a polished green tractor, the Hisar MP reached Parliament in style to attend the Winter Session.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned till December 18 after paying tribute to Parliament's current and former members, who have passed away recently.

The session, which began on Friday, more than a month after its schedule, will end on January 5, 2018.

This session would have 14 sittings. Legislations on triple talaq and granting constitutional status to the Backward Class Commission are among the important bills, which will be tabled for discussion and passage. ANI

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Lotus will bloom in Gujarat, Himachal: Khattar 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Chandigarh, December 15 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal  Khattar said on Friday that the lotus would “bloom in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat” because the country had “faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s welfare policies”. Speaking to the press before he boarded a bus for Himachal’s Parwanoo, where he and officers of his government will participate in the three-day Chintan Shivir starting Friday, Khattar said that exit polls prediction of a BJP victory in both states had been fairly obvious from the beginning, because people were “fed up” with Congress policies. Asked about Opposition’s concerns with the “Chintan Shivir” — a brainstorming session that the BJP claims is aimed at reviewing the state government’s own performance — Khattar said that Opposition had done nothing in its tenure at the head of the state and therefore had “nothing to review”. The state government will also set goals for the next two years during the session, which will also host young entrepreneurs to help “build a vision for a ...
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NGT bans plastic items in towns located along banks of Ganga 15.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Full ban on plastic in towns on banks of River Ganga: Green Bench 15.12.2017 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The Green Tribunal also imposed Rs 5,000 fine on those violating the order and said action will be taken against erring officials too.
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NGT bans plastic items in Haridwar, Rishikesh 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
The Green Tribunal also imposed ₹ 5,000 fine on those violating the order and said action will be taken against erring officials too.
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