Chief Justice, 4 judges make truce attempt to California horror home: Top stories of the day
Supreme Court’s chief justice met four dissenting judges to end the crisis which has gripped the nation since Friday. The government announced it was ending subsidy for Haj. Thirteen malnourished children were found held captive in their home in California. These stories made news on Tuesday.india Updated: Jan 17, 2018 07:21 IST
The crisis in the Supreme Court after four senior judges publicly dissented with the Chief Justice continues. The government announced it was ending subsidy for Haj. Twelve malnourished children were found held captive in their home in California. These stories made news on Tuesday. Here is more about them.
Chief Justice reaches out to four dissenting SC judges
Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra met four senior judges who last week publicly criticised him for the way he allotted cases and administered the court. “The ice has begun melting,” said sources after Misra called the judges to his cambers for a meeting.
Govt ends Haj subsidy, says decision will empower minorities
The government won’t subsidise Haj pilgrims from this year, saying funds it saves will be used for the education and empowerment of Muslim women. A record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will make the pilgrimage this year despite the subsidy withdrawal, said minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
Rein in khap panchayats from acting against inter-caste marriages: SC
The Supreme Court warnedthat it will step in if the Centre does not stop khap panchayats from illegally intervening against inter-caste marriages. “If an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat or society can question them,” said the court. Khap panchayats are community groups usually comprising elderly men of a village and often adjudicate on social issues but have no legal standing.
Pravin Togadia cries foul, says he faces threat to life
Pravin Togadia, leader of the right wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad, said he feared for his life after the Rajasthan police visited his home in Ahmedabad to serve a court warrant on Monday. “Rajasthan police team came to arrest me. Someone told me the plan was to kill,” Togadia said at a press conference in Ahmedabad after the VHP alleged that the he was missing but was found admitted in a hospital for low-sugar level.
Schools in rural areas failing, children don’t know India’s capital or map: Survey
Education in rural schools is faltering. One-fourth of people aged 14-16 cannot read their own language fluently, while 57% of them struggle to solve a simple sum of division, said a survey report on rural education. Shown a map of India, 14% couldn’t identify it and 36% couldn’t name the country’s capital.
13 malnourished, shackled children rescued from California home
A California couple has been arrested on charges of torture after authorities on Monday said their 13 malnourished children were held captive in their home, with some shackled to beds in the dark. Authorities said they were alerted after a 17-year-old girl managed to escape the house on Sunday and call police using a cellphone she found.
Maharashtra police trooper opens fire, kills 3 near Pune
Three persons were killed when a trooper of Maharashtra’s reserve police force opened fire at two places in Daund town, around 80 km south of Pune city. Sanjay Shinde fled to his residence after opening fire.
Three killed during bull-taming events in Tamil Nadu
Three persons were killed during bull-taming events in different places in Tamil Nadu. A man was gored during Jallikattu in Aavarangaadu in Tiruchirappalli district. Two spectators died in Siravayal in Sivaganga district while they were attending Manjavirattu, another bull-taming sport. A 19-year-old spectator was gored to death during Jallikattu in a village in Madurai district on Monday.
Reliance Industries to invest Rs 5,000 crore in West Bengal: Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said his company will invest Rs 5,000 crore in West Bengal in sectors ranging from petroleum to retail. The investments over the next three years will promote the electronic industry by manufacturing mobile phones and set top boxes, Ambani said at the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata.
Moshe Holtzberg returns to Mumbai after 26/11 terrorist attacks
Moshe Holtzberg, a young boy whose parents were killed at a Jewish centre in Mumbai during the 2008 terror attacks, returned to that city for the first time to visit the site of the attack with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Shalom ... Bahut khushi (I am very happy),” said Moshe after he arrived in Mumbai. Netanyahu is on a six-day visit to India.