Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Current Affairs 12 August, 2014

Current Affairs 12 August, 2014 : Will aid return of Kashmiri pandits, govt says - BJP member Anurag Thakur, taking a veiled dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, "It saddens me that some leaders call themselves Kashmiri Pandits but when the issue is raised, they keep silent."

Verdict in fodder scam case today

Amid row, Sachin granted leave for rest of RS session

Ganga threatens to cross red mark in UP

Let's talk: Naidu to Telangana govt

AIADMK, not Cong, may get deputy speaker’s post

Textbook in Bengal describes revolutionaries as 'terrorists'

BSF convoy attacked by terrorists in J&K, 7 jawans injured

Male nudity evolving trend since 1990s in India

Brother’s gift of life and liver helped her survive

Making a match to untangle donation knot

Organ donation: Faith joins science to spread the joy of giving

China beats India to launch its national online donor registry

Insurance bill set to go to select panel

Collegium system has defeated its purpose: former SC judge

Former CJI Kapadia trashes Katju's charge on phone tapping

Katju triggers fresh controversy, targets ex-CJI Balakrishnan
Stoking a fresh controversy, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju on Monday alleged that the then Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG Balakrishnan had pushed for the elevation of a Madras high court judge with "bad reputation" to the Supreme Court.

Advocate Shubha Shankarnarayan gets bail after 4 years in jail : Advocate Shubha Shankarnarayan, sentenced to life for murdering her fiancĂ©, has been granted bail on Monday by the Supreme Court.

Govt faces flood of demands on Bharat Ratna
Even as demand for ‘Bharat Ratnas’ for a procession of personalities from the past spiralled, government sources indicated that there was no move yet to confer country’s highest civilian honour before the Republic Day on January 26.

Jamal encounter case: CBI seeks nod to prosecute ex-IB officer : The CBI has sought sanction against one more former IB officer for the killing of Sadiq Jamal Mehtar, allegedly in a fake encounter in 2003.

Italian PM talks to Modi on Marines case
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called up PM Narendra Modi on Monday to congratulate him for his victory in the Lok Sabha elections and to enquire about the progress in the case of the two marines held in India for killing two Kerala fishermen in February 2012.

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Saffron labour union opposes Modi reforms
RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has taken the lead in opposing the Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s policies on labour, industry and economy.

DGCA grounds 13 GoAir pilots, training chief
The directorate general of civil aviation has grounded 13 pilots of GoAir as the low-cost carrier was allegedly making them fly aircraft without imparting the required training.

Did Navy take part in anti-WMD US drill?
Did India participate in the ‘Fortune Guard’ exercise, billed as a major endeavour between the US and its Asia-Pacific “partners” under the Proliferation Security Initiative, which was held in Honolulu last week? Yes, says the US. No, maintains India.

Kin of Badaun rape victims fail lie test
The lie-detection tests of the parents of the victims in the Badaun gang-rape and murder case has put them in the dock.

Will aid return of Kashmiri pandits, govt says
The issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits took a personal turn in the Lok Sabha yesterday with BJP member Anurag Thakur taking a veiled dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Measures to curb money and muscle power in elections soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ebola queries keep health helpline ringing

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra to ban U-18 kids from dahi handis

Robin Williams dies at 63
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California from suspected suicide, police said on Monday.

All doses of experimental Ebola drug sent to West Africa
A US company that makes an experimental drug for treating the often deadly Ebola virus said on Monday that it has sent all its available supplies to West Africa.

Russia sends aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings

Obama goes on vacation, tees off, draws ire

Australia, Dutch vow justice for MH17 victims

China woman who married 26 times in legal jam

Obama directs funds to fight terrorists in Africa

Obama goes on vacation, tees off, draws ire

Amnesty slams US over civilian deaths in Afghanistan

Unarmed Missouri teen shot with his hands raised: Witnesses

Robin Williams, Oscar-winning Hollywood actor, dies of suspected suicide

UK's Cameron will lose election on ethnic minority vote: Muslim ex-minister

Latest party drug in Britain: Laughing gas

UK to send top medical team to Gaza

Laughing gas being used in UK as legal high, leads to many deaths

US gurdwaras meet to chart grassroots strategy

Drugs in basmati bags: PIO among 3 arrested in Canada

Singapore builds integrated dormitory for foreign workers

Racist anti-Sikh pamphlet creates flutter in Canada

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