Explore possibility to reduce water level in Mullaperiyar dam: SC

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Expressing grave concern over the flood “crises” in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday suggested that the Disaster Management sub-committee, National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) and the court-appointed committee should meet to explore the possibility of reducing the water-level in the Mullaperiyar Dam reservoir there to 139 feet. A bench […]

Arrest warrant issued against Zardari in money laundering case: Report

Karachi, Aug 17 : A banking court here on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in a multi-billion money laundering scam, the media reported. The court directed the authorities to present Zardari and other suspects before it by September 4. However, Pakistan Peoples Party spokesperson Farhatullah Babar […]

Immigrant mother sues US to be reunited with baby

Washington, Aug 17 : An El Salvadoran immigrant woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the US administration here asking to be reunited with her infant daughter who needs to be breastfed. Leydi Duenas-Claros, 30, also seeks a halt to her deportation proceedings and wants the government to reconsider her denied asylum claim, CNN reported. […]

SC seeks views of stakeholders on Assam NRC procedure

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The process for receiving claims and objections from the public, including 40 lakh ineligible people who were not included in the complete draft NRC, would begin from Aug 30, as the Supreme Court on Thursday sought views of AASU, AAMSU and Jamiat-Ulama-E-Hind on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) prepared by […]

Environment report for redevelopment project copy-pasted, expert tells HC

New Delhi, Aug 16 : Several portions of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report which cleared the redevelopment of a residential project here was copy-pasted from an EIA report seeking clearance for a Tamil Nadu mine, an expert told the Delhi High Court on Friday. Gautam Bhan, an urban planning expert and amicus curiae, told […]

Reservation in promotions: SCs/STs faced social exclusion, Centre tells SC

New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Centre on Thursday pushed for reservation in promotions in government jobs for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as it told the Supreme Court that members of these communities had suffered social exclusion for centuries and can’t be excluded from the benefit as they are backward. Referring to their social […]