SC reserves order on the Cauvery dispute

SC reserves order on the Cauvery dispute

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the Cauvery river water dispute involving Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry on the 2007 Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal.   The apex court bench completed the hearing earlier today.

According to Hindustan Times, during the course of the hearing today, the court ordered that the Centre shall have to frame a scheme for the implementation of its orders on the river water-sharing between the states and Puducherry after the judgement is pronounced.

Reserving the order, the three member bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy, and Justice AM Khanwilkar asked the parties involved to present written submissions on various aspects of the issue that had emerged during the course of hearing on the 29 days which spread over eight months.

In September last year, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry filed petitions seeking modification of Cauvery Tribunal’s final order, which was delivered in 2007. In its order, the court had allocated the highest share to Karnataka followed by Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

The apex court had, on July 11 commenced the final hearing on the appeals filed by the three states and the Union Territory which saw the reserving by the court today.

Sources: ANI, Hindustan Times

Marshal Arjan Singh cremated with state honour

The nation bade a teary farewell to the Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, the legendary warrior who was laid to rest with full state honours at Brar Square in the national capital on Monday. In the honour of the national hero, the Tricolour Flew past at half-mast in all government buildings in Delhi.

In honour of the 1965 India- Pakistan war hero, A 17- gun salute was given to Singh while his body was consigned to flames amid chanting of Sikh hymns The 98-year-old Singh’s body was consigned to flames amid chanting of Sikh hymns. Several senior political leaders including Former Prime minister Manmohan Singh, BJP veteran LK Adwani and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid last respect to the war hero at the crematorium.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid glowing tributes to the war hero and visited Singh’s Residence on Sunday.

Singh, who died of the cardiac arrest, is the only officer to attain the highest post of Marshal of the Air Force, a rank equivalent to Army’s five-star field marshal.

Sources:

The Indian Express, India Today

North Korea- Pakistan linked on Nuclear proliferation, says India

 

India sought investigation into North Korea’s nuclear linkages and asked to hold accountable for it, in a veiled reference to Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister’s remarks came days after North Korea fired another missile (mid ranged ballistic) over Japanon Friday. Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar informed reporters at a news conference in New York. 

Violating the international rules, it carried out its most powerful nuclear test with a hydrogen bomb on 3rd September, triggering an artificial earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude. 

Swaraj’s response comes in regard with her trilateral meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on the United Nations General Assembly session. Kumar did not specifically mention Pakistan’s name, but surely suggested with hints. “I think I am giving you enough material to try to figure out what we are talking about,” he said. Reports indicate Pakistan had secretly supplied North Korea with nuclear enrichment technology when AQ Khan headed the former’s nuclear program. 

The three leaders discussed the issue of maritime security and connectivity. “We have spelled out what these heads mean on security the ministers emphasized the need to ensure freedom of navigation respect for international law and peaceful resolution of disputes,” said Kumar. 

Sources:

Indian Express, Hindustan Times

 

Marriage racket bust in Hyderabad; eight Arab Sheikhs arrested

On Wednesday, a huge Arab marriage racket including minor girls has been busted by the police in Hyderabad and 17 people were arrested including eight Omani and Qatari nationals and three qazis.

Amongst the arrested quazis was also the head qazi of Mumbai, Farid Ahmed Khan and along with him four hotel proprietors and five dealers of Hyderabad have been held.

City Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said that the Arab sheikhs were marrying minor young ladies with the assistance of brokers, qazis and lodge proprietors. Of the sheikhs captured, five are Omani nationals and three Qatari.

The racket which was reported to be spreading from Hyderabad to Oman and to other Arab nations, was busted during the investigation concerning a case enlisted a month ago in Falaknuma area of the old city of Hyderabad.

A lady had filed a complaint to the police that her husband with the assistance of a few dealers ‘sold’ their minor little girl to a 70-year-old Omani national Ahmed Abdullah. Their daughter is now stuck in Oman.

The police said that efforts were on to safeguard the girl and arrest the accused and bring them to Hyderabad.

Sources:

PTI, Business Standard

TRS corporator’s son arrested for stalking, threatening women on social media

TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) Corporator  Jagdeeshwar Goud’s son Abhishek Goud, 22, was arrested by the Cyber Crime Cell Police on Tuesday night for professedly stalking three ladies via social networking media, Whatsapp and Facebook.

“The police received three complaints from three women about harassment on social media and uploading of disturbing morphed pictures,” said ACP, Cyber Cell, Hyderabad.

The police included that Abhishek Goud made fake ID on Facebook and sent indecent messages to numerous young ladies from the same. The ladies also complained around two more men who were included with Abhishek, however, the two involved are at large.

“We received complaints from three women who said they were receiving messages on their phone numbers through an unidentified person, who asked them to chat and talk to him and threatened them that he would upload their morphed pictures on different websites if they failed to do so,” said assistant commissioner of police (SHE TEAMS), D Kavitha.

The body of evidence has been enrolled against the primary blamed under 67(A) IT Act &354(D) IPC and he will now be taken to jail.

Sources:

India Today, Business Standard

Centre claims to have proof of Rohingya’s link with Pakistan-based terror groups

The Narendra Modi government reportedly has proof that establishes the alleged link of Rohingyas to various Pakistan-based terror groups, thus claiming that their continued presence in the country poses a threat to national security.

In the Centre’s report to the Supreme Court, they stated that “many of the Rohingya refugees” were suspected to have links with Pakistan’s ISI, the Islamic State (ISIS) group and other terrorist groups in support of their claim.

The Rohingyas are stateless Indo-Aryans from Myanmar’s Rakhine state and are classified as one of the worst persecuted minority communities in the world. Myanmar Government does not give them citizen status and at present India is home to nearly 40,000 members of the community who have entered the country in batches through breaches in the Indo-Myanmar and Indo-Bangladesh border since 2012-13.

According to DNA, a confidential report catalogs various incidents that can establish the stateless Rohingyas’ link to Pakistani terrorist organizations and other global groups like Al-Qaida.

Over 3 lakh Rohingyas have sought refuge in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh following the recent string of attacks on the community in Myanmar on August 23.

Sources: DNAIB Times

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5 killed as heavy downpour hits Sikkim

The continuous heavy rainfall which led to landslides killed five people in Sikkim on September 20.

Around 2 am a house collapsed after a landslide hit it following incessant rainfall at Upper Gurpisey, among the five people in the house three were killed and two survived with severe injuries. The deceased have been identified as Nikhil Rai(11), Nikita Rai(15) and Passingkt Bhutia(21). The injured were rushed to the Namchi Hospital and the buried bodies were taken out by the rescue team later.

The second landslide which occurred around 3 am at Upper Bokrong ward, Katong Namphok GPU took away the lives of a woman and her daughter as their house collapsed. The deceased woman has been identified as Manju and her daughter Angel.

Transportation has come to a standstill as all the roads in the area have been blocked and damaged.

A disaster control room had been set up at the Namchi Police Station said, SSP Pratap Pradhan. The district administration has further sought additional forces for search and rescue process.

The officials said that families have been evacuated from vulnerable areas.

Sources: Times of India, NDTV 

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