Centre says it is fully committed to protecting rights of Dalits:Centre has sought a review of the apex court judgment on SC & ST Prevention of Atrocities Act delivered on 20th March. The Centre filed its review petition in the apex court on Monday saying that the judgement has wide ramifications resulting in the dilution of the stringent provisions of the 1989 law and deserves to be recalled or reviewed by the apex court. Here’s more on the review petition and Centre’s stand on the issue.
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SC/ST Protests: Bus services, mobile internet services suspended in Punjab:In view of a bandh called by a several organizations to protest the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, Bus services and mobile internet services have been suspended in Punjab. School and colleges were also closed on Monday. In view of the Bandh, CBSE class 10th and 12th exams in Punjab were also postponed.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan accuses Cong of politicising SC/ST issue:Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said that the government has strengthened the SC ST Act formed in 1989.
SC accepts Centre’s review petition on apex court’s judgement over SC/ST Act:Supreme Court has accepted Centre’s review petition challenging the apex court’ order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs under the SC/ST act. The petition was filed by the Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Pandemonium continues in Parliament:Pandemonium continues in both houses of Parliament today with the opposition including Congress, BSP, SP, TDP, AIADMK, TMC MPs reaching the well and shouting slogan on issues including bharat band and Andhra Pradesh issue.
President to present Padma Awards to remaining awardees today:President Ram Nath Kovind will today present the Padma Awards 2018 to the remaining awardees at another special function to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
CBSE examinations postponed in Punjab due to Bandh call:In view of a bandh called by several Dalit organizations today to protest the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act, the Punjab government has ordered the suspension of bus services and mobile internet services. School and colleges will also remain closed today. In view of the Bandh, CBSC class 10 and 12 exams to be held today have been postponed.
MoS VK Singh arrives with mortal remains of 38 Indians:Mortal remains of 38 out of 39 Indians who lost their lives in Iraq arrived in India on Monday. MoS External Affairs VK Singh took them in a special aircraft to Amritsar, Kolkata and Patna. Government has assured full help to the relatives of the deceased.
7 Indians among 15 killed in Kuwait bus collision:Seven Indians were among 15 oil workers killed on Monday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, Kuwaiti officials said.
China imposes tariff on 128 items of U.S. imports:China suspended tariff concessions on 128 items of U.S. products including pork and fruits starting Monday, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Process of filing petitions for H-1B visa begins today:The process of filing petitions for H1B, considered the most sought-after work visa among highly-skilled Indian professionals, begins on Monday amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.
China says space station burns up over South Pacific:China’s Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, state media reported.
Social acceptance helps reduce impact of autism: Doctors:April 2 is observed as the World Autism Awareness Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind presents Padma award to 43 people:President Ramnath Kovind on Monday conferred the prestigious Padma Awards on 42 persons who’ve made extraordinary contribution in their fields in the service of society. This was the second batch of the Padma awardees who received their honours at the Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Darbar Hall.
This treebank gives away plants that purify air:A unique banking concept in UP’s Bareilly has caught the imagination of those who want to breathe in clean air to stay healthy. Unlike banks that deal in money, this bank gives away plants that purify air to people free of cost.
Authorities in Shimla reviving stepwells to solve water crisis:Civic authorities in Shimla are reviving stepwells and ponds as traditional water resources to cater to water needs of the residents in the area.