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Chidambaram, Tharoor, other prominent citizens urge Modi to rethink Rohingya stand

Chidambaram, Tharoor, other prominent citizens urge Modi to rethink Rohingya stand

New Delhi, Oct 12 (UNI) As the Supreme Court is set to take up the case on Rohingyan issue, 51 prominent citizens, including former Union Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram and former home secretary GK Pillai, on Thursday urged the government not to forcefully deport the Myanmar refugees. In an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the citizens, also including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, urged him to exert India's "diplomatic clout to pressure the Government of Myanmar to end the security crackdown in Rakhine, respect the rule of law and ensure the eventual safe and unhindered return of those Rohingya who wish to go home”. Earlier, the Home Ministry had told the Supreme Court that Rohingyas were a threat to national security and the Government cannot allow them to stay here. The citizens' letter, also signed by NCP MP DP Tripathi, lawyer Kamini Jaiswal, human rights activist Harsh Mander, urged the government to “lead a global response to this crisis, and embark on a strategy that includes concrete actions” to deal the issue. “As an aspiring global leader of the twenty first century, India cannot afford to adopt a short-sighted approach to what has now become a monumental, global crisis. Our actions must now align with our ambitions. In the absence of strong, international leadership, India has the opportunity to craft a bold, new approach and pave the way for a new kind of leadership”, they said in the letter. The letter says that it is India’s national security interest to ensure that all hostilities against the Rohingya community come to an immediate halt and India’s credibility as a net security provider for the neighbours in the region would be severely compromised if the country fails to act on behalf of the broader interests in the region. UNI KNA SB 2159

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BJP releases third list of 59 candidates for Karnataka polls

BJP releases third list of 59 candidates for Karnataka polls

20 Apr 2018 | 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The BJP on Friday released the third list of 59 candidates for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections.

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Impeachment motion: Beware the ides of March, Congress to CJI

Impeachment motion: Beware the ides of March, Congress to CJI

20 Apr 2018 | 8:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Opposition parties on Friday submitted to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naiduhim notices for an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra.

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Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police files affidavit, updates current status to SC

Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi Police files affidavit, updates current status to SC

20 Apr 2018 | 8:30 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Delhi Police has submitted an affidavit with the Supreme Court regarding the current status of the Sunanda Pushkar case, the police said on Friday.

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Oil falls after Trump slams OPEC, says will not accept inflated prices

20 Apr 2018 | 8:29 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Crude oil benchmark prices, Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI), fell around one per cent in international market on Friday after US President Donald Trump said OPEC is keeping oil prices artificially high and he would not accept that.

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Is impeachment being used as a tool to intimidate judges? asks Jaitley

20 Apr 2018 | 8:23 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday hit back at opposition attempts to move an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra and asked if it will set a precedent of political parties using it as an instrument to intimidate judges hearing controversial matters?
``The impeachment of a Judge of the Supreme Court is to be done only in the case of either his `incapacity’ or on `proven misconduct’.

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