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1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case: Apex court admits appeal filed by convict Momin

1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case: Apex court admits appeal filed by convict Momin

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted leave and admitted the appeal filed by one of the convicts and co-conspirators, Abdul Latif Adam Momin, in the 1999 IC-814 Kandahar hijacking case in which three dreaded terrorists had been freed in exchange for the passengers of the Airbus 320. A division bench, headed by Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and also comprising Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, held,' We would hear the matter at a great length.' The Punjab and Haryana High Court had sentenced Momin to life imprisonment. Subsequently, he had challenged it in the apex court. Momin is one of the co-conspirators in the hijacking case. He was alleged to have the knowledge of the plane hijacking, according to the prosecution. The prosecution stated that there were a total of 10 accused, out of which seven had been declared as Proclaimed Offenders, (POs) by the court. Three had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a lower court in Punjab. Thereafter, only Momin was handed down the life imprisonment by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Central Bureau of Investigation, the probe agency in the case, had challenged in the apex court the acquittal of two accused. UNI XC RP1611

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India-ASEAN working on RCEP agreement: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India-ASEAN working on RCEP agreement: Ravi Shankar Prasad

23 Jan 2018 | 9:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said India and ASEAN members were working on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement which is likely to be finalised by the year-end.

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EC guidelines for political parties on broadcast, telecast time in Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland

23 Jan 2018 | 9:36 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) As per the guidelines set by the Election Commission on Tuesday for the ensuing Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland in 2018, the national political parties can share equitable time on electronic and broadcast media, since these states have no recognised state parties.

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Harsh Vardhan urges stakeholders to identify priority areas, timely implementation

Harsh Vardhan urges stakeholders to identify priority areas, timely implementation

23 Jan 2018 | 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday urged scientists and senior officers to identify priority areas and ensure its implementation in a time- bound manner.

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Ashok Lavasa assumes charge as new EC

23 Jan 2018 | 8:38 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Ashok Lavasa, the 1980 batch IAS officer from Haryana Cadre, on Tuesday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India.

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Mercury plummets in Delhi after rain

23 Jan 2018 | 8:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) People of the National Capital on Tuesday experienced a cold day following decline in the maximum temperature due to rain.

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