Govt will not allow any dilution of SC/ST Act: PM Modi

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government would not allow dilution of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Mr Modi said, it was his government which had strengthened this act to prevent atrocities against Dalits and have identified 47 actions as crimes against dalits instead of … Continue reading Govt will not allow any dilution of SC/ST Act: PM Modi

Delhi HC issues notices media houses for disclosing identity of Kathua victim

AMN Delhi High Court has issued notices to several media houses who disclosed the identity of Kathua victim. The Court asked why action should not be taken against them. The Court took suo motu cognizance on the issue after coming across print and electronic media reports revealing the name of the victim. The Court frowned … Continue reading Delhi HC issues notices media houses for disclosing identity of Kathua victim

Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

WEB DESK Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for life from holding any public office. In a landmark judgement today, a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar ruled that disqualification handed down under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution is for life and such a person cannot contest elections … Continue reading Pakistan bars former PM Sharif from holding office for life

Executions and death sentences decline globally: Amnesty Report

India expands scope of death penalty AMN /Bengaluru/ New Delhi • Globally, strides made towards abolishing the death penalty as executions and death sentences decline • Some positive steps in India as number of death sentences declines • However central and state governments have adopted new laws introducing death penalty Developments in sub-Saharan African exemplified … Continue reading Executions and death sentences decline globally: Amnesty Report

US announces GSP eligibility review of India

WEB DESK Based on the market access concerns it has with India, the US today announced eligibility review of India for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). US has also announced eligibility review of other two countries — Indonesia and Kazakhstan, which it said was based on concerns about the countries’ compliance with the programme. … Continue reading US announces GSP eligibility review of India

India, China agree to continue process of high-level exchanges

WEB DESK National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today held talks with the top official of China’s ruling Communist Party Yang Jiechi in Shanghai during which both sides agreed to maintain the pace of high-level exchanges. An Indian Embassy press release in Beijing said that Mr Doval’s visit is part of regular high-level engagements between India … Continue reading India, China agree to continue process of high-level exchanges