Saturday, August 23, 2014

Current Affairs 23 August, 2014

Current Affairs 23 August, 2014 : Unhappy with boundaries, NE sisters nibbling away at our land Gogoi says, For Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, this flare-up has been the most serious crisis since he took charge in 2001.

Heckling of CMs: How is Modi responsible, asks Sena chief

Monitoring of factory waste to go online

SC rings alarm bells for chronic litigants

Doctored image lands activist Teesta in a soup

At Ladakh, true grit keeps them going

Jaitley to review raising of new mountain strike corps

Supreme Court refuses to postpone UPSC preliminary exam

2 civilians killed in heavy Pak shelling on 22 border posts, 13 villages

High court postpones Lalu case hearing to September 12

Army, terrorists locked in fierce gunbattle in Kupwara, J&K

Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again; 2 civilians killed in J&K

No power to ban Sriram Sena permanently: BJP

Bailable warrants issued against Chidambaram, Azad, Shinde

Night curfew lifted in Assam district, anti-govt stir called off

Unhappy with boundaries, NE sisters nibbling away at our land, Gogoi says

House erred in passing 2 judicial bills together: Plea
A PIL filed in the Madras high court has said both Houses of Parliament committed a faux pas while adopting two constitutional amendment bills to usher in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) for high courts and the Supreme Court.

HC says couple become friends after divorce
Even though a man and his wife cease to be spouses after divorce, they continue to be ‘friends’, and both would retain their claim over their children, the Madras high court has said.

Tamil Nadu, land of temples, is fast running out of priests
With youngsters finding the prospects of the religious calling not unlike that of the proverbial hungry artist, and the economy flush with opportunity, several hundred temples in Tamil Nadu do not have priests to conduct rituals and look after the shrines.

‘Why question a legislative process when its incomplete?’
The NJAC is the first constitutional amendment that the Narendra Modi government had passed in Parliament in the recent budget session.

Ananthamurthy was straightforward and always stood his ground : In UR Ananthamurthy’s death, we have lost a genius. He had opened a new age in Kannada literature and his novel ‘Samskara’ brought a metaphysical element to Kannada literature.
Current Affairs 2014
A moral voice has fallen silent
U R Ananthamurthy was the last of the writers who was also an influential public figure.

Govt fast-tracks approval before announcing projects
The NDA government may be in a hurry to launch projects in poll-bound states, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ensuring that projects and plans are approved before he makes any announcement.

Host of factors prompted Modi govt to call off talks with Pak
There were several disparate strands that apparently went into the Indian government’s decision to call off talks with Pakistan.

Hooda meets Modi for tea two days after hooting episode
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday, just two days after he vowed not to share a public stage with Modi.

BJP unwilling to give HJC more than 20 seats, may go it alone : The BJP leadership is preparing to contest Haryana elections on its own in case Kuldeep Bishnoi does not settle for the 15-20 seats the party plans to leave for his Haryana Janhit Congress.

Cong urges BJP to be careful with Kashmir comments

Chhattisgarh education minister justifies corporal punishment

BJP chintan on ‘love jihad’ ahead of UP byelections

Washington Post strikes 'Redskins' from editorials
The paper's editorial board said the name "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans but many other Americans, too."

How can the US defeat IS terrorists?
Obama calls the Islamic State a jihadist "cancer" threatening the Middle East and the rest of the world but has so far backed only limited air strikes against the extremists.

Spread of Ebola epidemic 'unprecedented': WHO

Imam gets death threat, says IS recruiting in Canada

Nato says Russia artillery firing at Ukraine army

UN condemns 'heinous and cowardly' Foley murder

US cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

US protests intercept of navy jet by Chinese warplane

Missing Russian found dead in US Grand Teton park

Joe Biden says US would help Iraq pursue federal system

Double vaccine can help battle polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Elvis Presley's fiancee reveals singer's final moments

British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies

UK researchers confirm worrying increase in 'suicide tourism'

Indian diamond company owners declared bankrupt in Hong Kong

Indian, Asian businesses hit hard by unrest in US town

Two Indians plead guilty to massive healthcare fraud in US

US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs' image

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