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14 November 2018 Current Events 2002 Gujarat Riots: Supreme Court to hear pleas against 'clean chit' to PM and others on November 19

The apex court has fixed November 19, Monday, as the date to hear the petition filed by Zakia Jafri against the Special Investigating Team (SIT)'s clean chit to PM Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots.

On February 8 2012, the SIT had filed its closure report on the case, citing Modi 'clean', stating that no prosecutable evidence was present. Jafri is the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in the riots. The SC bench will consist of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta.


Sabarimala Temple: Apex court will review its verdict in January

On November 13, the Supreme Court agreed to review its verdict, allowing women of all ages entry inside the temple.

A five-judge bench, led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi fixed January 22 as the date for reconsideration. However, meanwhile, the SC has refused to stay its initial verdict, much to the dismay of several devotees.


3 new districts to be created by Arunachal Pradesh government.

A bill was passed in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly yesterday regarding the creation of three new districts in the state. The three districts are - Lepa Rada, Pakke-Kesang, and Shi Yomi. Lepa Rada would be created by dividing the Lower Siang district; Pakke-Kesang will be built out of East Kameng district; and  Shi Yomi will be formed by dividing the West Siang district.

 

 

New Wage Agreement Signed by Shipping Industry to Benefit 1.35 Lakh Port and Dock Workers

A new wage agreement has been signed by the shipping ministry with the port officials and workers federation in order to benefit 1.5 lakh port and dock workers, and the pensioners. This agreement will result in a hike of 10.6 percent in the wage of the workers and pensioners.

First Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma gives green signal to 'Gaganyaan'

Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian ventured into space, has approved Narendra Modi's 'Gaganyaan' program of having a national space mission by 2022. An Indian will be sent into space under this program. If this program becomes successful, India will be the fourth country after China, Russia, and US to send a person into space.

India to take on Sri Lanka in Dhaka Today

India, the defending champion is going to take on Sri Lanka at South Asian Football Federation Cup(SAFF) in Dhaka today. India has earlier won the title of this regional title seven times out of eleven editions. Other than India Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Bangladesh are the participating countries in the tournament.

India Bagged Gold Medal in Men's Pair Bridge Event in Asian Games

India bagged a gold medal in Men’s Pair Bridge Event, in Asian Games 2018 when Pranab Bhardan and Shibhnath Sarkar after scoring 384 points in the Finals. With this India bagged their 15th Gold Medal in the Asian Games. The silver and bronze was taken by China and Indonesia.Bridge is introduced in the Asian Games this year, and it is a matter of extreme pride for the country for finishing as a topper in the Men’s Pair.

Asian Games 2018: Swapna Barman wins gold, becomes first Indian heptathlete to achieve this success.

Swapna Barman made India proud by winning a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018 and becoming the first Indian heptathlete to achieve this success. Even though, she was suffering from severe tooth ache during her game, she left no stones unturned in producing the best performance of her career till now. 

Amitabh Bachchan to donate Rs. 2.5 Crore to families of farmers, martyrs

Amitabh Bachchan declared today that he would be donating Rs. 1.5 crore to the farmers to waive off their loans and Rs. 1 crore to the families of the martyrs. 



2002 Gujarat Riots: Supreme Court to hear pleas against 'clean chit' to PM and others on November 19

The apex court has fixed November 19, Monday, as the date to hear the petition filed by Zakia Jafri against the Special Investigating Team (SIT)'s clean chit to PM Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots.

On February 8 2012, the SIT had filed its closure report on the case, citing Modi 'clean', stating that no prosecutable evidence was present. Jafri is the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in the riots. The SC bench will consist of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta.

Sabarimala Temple: Apex court will review its verdict in January

On November 13, the Supreme Court agreed to review its verdict, allowing women of all ages entry inside the temple.

A five-judge bench, led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi fixed January 22 as the date for reconsideration. However, meanwhile, the SC has refused to stay its initial verdict, much to the dismay of several devotees.

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi income tax case: SC to hear pleas today

The apex court will hear petitions filed by the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi today. The two had appealed against the Delhi High Court's decision to not give them relief in a case of re-opening tax assessments for 2011-12.

The appeals would be heard by a bench comprising of Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer. The initial case had arisen, based on a complaint (private criminal complaint) by BJP leader, Subramanian Swamy.




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