SC to hear Bachpan Bachao Andolan's plea on IPC, POCSO conflict National News 

SC to hear Bachpan Bachao Andolan’s plea on IPC, POCSO conflict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in connection with a conflict between the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) in connection with the conflict between the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The NGO contends that there is a conflict of the Indian Penal Code – which terms…

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Modi to meet Xi after BRICS red-flags terrorism National News 

Modi to meet Xi after BRICS red-flags terrorism

The meeting will take place at 12.30 pm and during which the two leaders are expected to discuss ways to create confidence building measures. Xiamen (China): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here to attend the 9th BRICS Summit, will hold his first bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday after the Doklam standoff, which had strained ties between the two countries. The meeting will take place at 12.30 pm and during which the two leaders are expected to discuss ways to create confidence building measures. Indian officials…

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Ram Rahim's son Jasmeet Insan nominated as next Dera chief — Know other top contenders National News 

Ram Rahim’s son Jasmeet Insan nominated as next Dera chief — Know other top contenders

After a CBI special court awarded a 20-year rigorous imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a 2002 rape case, the bid to decided on the new successor of Dera Sacha Sauda began on Monday.  Chandigarh: After a CBI special court awarded a 20-year rigorous imprisonment to Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a 2002 rape case, the bid to decide on the new successor of Dera Sacha Sauda began inside the sect on Monday. As per ANI, Ram Rahim’s mother Nasib Kaur today nominated her grandson Jasmeet Insam as the next chief of the Dera sect, hours…

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Troop 'disengagement' by India, China almost complete at Doklam, says MEA National News 

Troop ‘disengagement’ by India, China almost complete at Doklam, says MEA

Relations between India and China had dipped to a new low over the standoff at Doklam. New Delhi: India and China have almost completed the disengagement of border personnel at Dokalam ahead of the BRICS summit in Beijing which is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the announcement of the disengagement by India and later confirmed by China was marked by drama, with Beijing claiming that while Indian troops had withdrawn, Chinese troops would continue to patrol the area in the tri-junction with Bhutan. Chinese Foreign Ministry…

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200 Indian students stranded in Houston floods: Sushma National News 

200 Indian students stranded in Houston floods: Sushma

“We made efforts for delivery of food but US Coast Guard did not allow as boats were required for rescue operations,” Sushma said. New Delhi: Two hundred Indian students of the University of Houston have been marooned in floods in the wake of tropical storm Harvey causing heavy rains and flooding in America`s fourth largest city. Two Indian students are in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. “@CGHoust has informed me that 200 Indian students at the University of Houston are marooned….

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Dera chief Ram Rahim gets 20-year jail sentence in rape case National News 

Dera chief Ram Rahim gets 20-year jail sentence in rape case

Rape case against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh dates back to 2002. Rohtak: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape and criminal intimidation of two female disciples. The sect chief has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in each of two cases of rape that date back to 2002. Both sentences will run consecutively. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court judge Jagdeep Singh announced the sentences. Singh arrived in Rohtak in a helicopter, landing on a helipad near the jail located on the outskirts…

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Raqqa internally displaced people who fled raqqa sit in a truck during the fighting with islamic state fighters in raqqa reuters International News 

Civilians under greater threat as Raqqa fight intensifies – Amnesty

Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria`s Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages. BEIRUT: Amnesty International said on Thursday a U.S.-led coalition campaign to oust Islamic State from Syria`s Raqqa had killed hundreds of civilians, and those remaining face greater risk as the fight intensifies in its final stages. The rights group also said Russia-backed Syrian government forces had carried out indiscriminate attacks against civilians, reported to have…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba ahead of bilateral talks National News 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba ahead of bilateral talks

The Nepal PM will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Thursday as per schedule. He will also pay a visit to President Ram Nath Kovind later on the day.   New Delhi: In an unscheduled meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his New Delhi’s official residence. After a brief meeting with his Nepalese counterpart, PM Modi tweeted, ”Happy to welcome Rt Hon Shri Sher Bahadur Deuba Ji, PM of close & friendly neighbour Nepal Look forward to more extensive…

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Right to privacy debate: Chronology of events National News 

Right to privacy debate: Chronology of events

The nine-judge Constitution bench of SC had reserved the verdict on August 2 on whether right to privacy is a fundamental right. New Delhi: The Supreme Court is may pronounce on Thursday whether right to privacy is a fundamental right. The verdict would have a bearing on the challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative of the right to privacy. It is also likely to have a bearing on the challenge to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy.   Following is the chronology of…

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Govt raises 'creamy layer' income cap among OBCs to Rs 8 lakh per annum National News 

Govt raises ‘creamy layer’ income cap among OBCs to Rs 8 lakh per annum

Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that OBC families earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum will not be considered in the creamy layer. New Delhi: The government on Wednesday raised the income limit defining ‘creamy layer’ for OBC reservation by Rs two lakh per annum. Also, the Union Cabinet approved setting up of a panel for sub-categorization within the other backward classes for even distribution of reservation benefits. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after a Cabinet meeting here that OBC families earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum will not be…

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