The Bhakra Beas Management Board(BBMB) today informed that it has successfully carried out the flushing operation of sediments deposited in reservoir of Pandoh Dam. This flushing operation would restore water storage capacity of reservoir and in turn would also reduce the silt entering into the balancing reservoir at Sundernagar. The BBMB the Chairman, D.K. Sharma, supervised the whole operation with his team on 13th and 14th August. The sediments get accumulated at the bottom of the reservoir due to the inflow of rainwater into the reservoir dam and reduce its storage capacity. The warning was issued for people living in the downstream of the dam before carrying out
Manipur journalists carried out a protest rally in Imphal demanding the immediate release of fellow journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha who was arrested by the police because of his Facebook posts. They held protest rally from Manipur Press Club to the Chief Minister’s bungalow on August 11. The police has arrested Wangkhemcha on last Thursday alleging that he has published posts on Facebook which contained rumours and defamatory remarks, The Northeast Now report. The journalist fraternity strongly condemned the arrest as ‘arbitrary’ and demanded the immediate release of the journalist staging a strong protest at Manipur Press Club. The representatives of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union led by its president, Brojendro
In a significant development, the Supreme Court today admitted the CBI appeal against the acquittal of Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in Aarushi and Hemraj murder case. The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in their daughter Aarushi and servant Hemraj murder case giving them the benefit of doubt in October last year, Here are all details of the case in a link below Who killed AARUSHI ? writes Kiran Deep Please follow and like us:
Chandigarh, August 9 The Punjab Government has decided to seek a review of the Supreme Court order of July 3, 2018, directing states to choose and appoint their Director General of Police (DGP) from a panel to be constituted by the UPSC based on the concerned state government’s proposals. The government feels the implementation of the said directions of the apex court would lead to political interference in state matters. The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has accepted the opinion of State Advocate General Atul Nanda that the directions amounted to infringement, by the Centre, of the state’s powers, since Law and Order was a state
Total 46110 bikers who were not wearing without helmets died in India in last two years. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. He informed that as per the report of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways received from Police Department of all States and UTs, number of persons killed due to non-wearing of helmet were 10,135 and 35,975 respectively during the calendar year 2016 and 2017. The number of deaths for not wearing helmets are also increased more than three times in 2017 in comparison to 2016.
The US Senate Intelligence Committee has called the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to testify in connection with the probe on Russian interference 2016 US elections. “US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor Julian Assange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard” said the Wikileaks while sharing information today. BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks' legal team say they are "considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard". Also:
In a major victory for DMK as after hearing the long arguments, the Madras High Court allowed burial space next to Anna Memorial on Marina Beach for the great leader and five times CM M Karunanidhi. Anna was Karunanidhi’s mentor. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK working president, M K Stalin, has approached the state government for granting burial space for M Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial. But the state government has denied the permission. Thereafter the DMK approached the HC for the urgent hearing of the case. The urgent midnight hearing was held at the residence of the acting Chief Justice of the HC. The two senior judges heard the urgent case.
The Madras High Court adjourned the DMK plea seeking burial space at Anna Memorial on Marina Beach for the great leader and five times CM M Karunanidhi after hearing arguments at midnight. The case will come for hearing at 8 am today. Karunanidhi’s son and DMK working president, M K Stalin, has approached the state government for granting burial space for M Karunanidhi at Anna Memorial. But the state government has denied the permission. Thereafter the DMK approached the HC for the urgent hearing of the case. The urgent midnight hearing was held at the residence of the acting Chief Justice of the HC. The two senior judges
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging the validity of Article 35A. The petition will again be listed in the week starting August 27. What is article 35 A? Article 35A of the Indian Constitution empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state’s legislature to define “permanent residents” of the state and provide special rights and privileges to those permanent residents. It was added to the Constitution by the President of India Rajendra Prasad on the advice of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cabinet on 14 May 1954. The Presidential had issued an order under Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution. This provision allows the President to make
In yet another controversy, although Justice KM Joseph elevated to the Supreme Court but central government has placed him on third place making him junior to other two judges in the notification. Some judges of the Supreme Court unhappy with the fact that how come government interfered in the seniority process and placed justice Joseph junior to two other judges who were also elevated to the apex court include Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran. Many legal luminaries of the view that the move of the government was aimed to kill justice Joseph chances to become CJI. If