India's nuke liability law as per international norms: Govt
India on Saturday maintained that its liability law on nuclear damages was in accordance with international norms, days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that New Delhi should engage the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to make its liability regime at par with global requirement.
Maintaining that Clinton was expressing her country's view, government sources said India intends to proceed with its domestic law passed by Parliament, rules of which were being framed and added that there was no non-compatibility between India and the US on the issue.
They also said New Delhi was in discussions with Indian as well as American companies on the issue as it is very "serious" in meeting its energy demands.
Noting that the country has already inked the UN Convention on Supplementary Compensation on Nuclear Damages, the sources said it also intends to ratify it.
Focal Point police have arrested four members of a gang of fraudsters involved in duping people by preparing forged land documents . SHO at Focal Point police station, Sub-inspector Kuldeep Singh, said that they had registered a case under Sections 419, 420, 467, 468, 471, 120B of IPC on June 11 based on a complaint lodged by Harsimran Jasbir Singh of Sector 4 of Chandigarh.
Mumbai: The city this year experienced its driest June in seven years. The India Meteorological Department's base weather station at Santacruz recorded just 252.4mm of rainfall since June 1, as of 8.30am on Wednesday, as against the normal measure of 493.1mm. This is the lowest June rainfall received in Mumbai since 2014, which happened to be a drought year for the entire country when the IMD received just 87.3mm of rain.
Acrimonious scenes were witnessed between the Opposition Congress and treasury benches in the Punjab assembly on Monday over the launch of government luxury bus service to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Kejriwal had launched the Volvo bus service from Punjab to IGI Airport from Jalandhar on June 15. Besides Jalandhar, seven cities are to be covered under the service: Amritsar, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Patiala and Chandigarh.
Former forest minister Sangat Singh Gilzian has approached the Punjab and Haryana high court, seeking quashing of an FIR registered by the Punjab vigilance bureau against him on the allegations of corruption. The FIR in question was registered on June 6 by the Punjab vigilance bureau under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and criminal conspiracy. His predecessor in the previous Congress regime, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, has been arrested in the case.
Two men have been arrested for thrashing a scrap dealer and vandalising Ajaypal's car on the National Highway near Dhandhari Bridge, late on Tuesday night. The accused have been identified as Paramvir alias Pamma of Dehlon and Ranjodh Jodha of Sahnewal, who work at a cement manufacturing firm. Ajaypal said that when he came back, he found that his wallet was missing but it was later found inside the car.