Day: December 7, 2018

SC declines urgent hearing on Kerala’s plea against setting up of panel for Sabarimala

New Delhi, Dec 7: The Supreme Court Friday declined urgent hearing on a fresh plea of the Kerala government challenging the high court decision to set up a panel to oversee pilgrimage at Sabarimala, which has witnessed protests after women of all age groups were allowed entry into the […]

Vatican investigates after nuns report sex abuse by priests

VATICAN CITY  — The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of […]

Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s bail plea rejected

Ahmedabad, Dec 7:  A court in Banaskantha district of Gujarat on Friday rejected a bail application filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt. Additional sessions judge of Palanpur court P S Brahmbhatt refused to grant relief to Bhatt, who is behind bars since September this year in connection with […]

MP for collective efforts to empower specially-abled persons

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas, today emphasized the need of collective efforts to empower the specially-abled persons enabling them live a dignified life. The MP was speaking as a chief guest at a function organized at “Louis […]

GST returns witness substantial increase in J&K: State Taxes Deptt

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 07: The State Tax Department today said that filing of returns under GST has recorded a substantial increase in the state following stepped up enforcement measures. As per an official handout, the Department has been conducting regular checking of records as well […]

Navin for long-term planning to meet growing potable water needs

open view web desk JAMMU, DECEMBER 07 – Continuing the pre-budget consultations for the next financial year, Principal Secretary Finance, Navin K. Choudhary today chaired two separate meetings and held marathon discussions on the functioning and budgetary requirements of the PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control and Home Departments. […]

Israel may expand anti-tunnel operation into Lebanon, minister says

JERUSALEM – Israel is prepared to take action in Lebanon against Hezbollah cross-border tunnels if necessary, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Friday. Israel’s military said earlier this week that it had found a number of passages dug across the Israel-Lebanon border to be used in carrying out […]

India names demonetisation supporter as chief economic adviser

NEW DELHI – India’s government appointed a new chief economic adviser on Friday, naming a U.S.-trained professor who praised the country’s shock decision to remove most of its banknotes from circulation. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, a professor from the Indian School of Business, will serve a three-year term in the […]

National Green Tribunal panel extends hearing on Vedanta smelter case

NEW DELHI – India’s environmental court said it will resume hearing Vedanta Ltd’s case on Monday to decide whether to re-open the company’s copper smelter, which was closed earlier this year after 13 people died when police fired on protesters. Last week, a panel of experts set up […]