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Scott Morrison is new Australian PM after Turnbull’s ouster


Canberra, Aug 24: Former treasurer Scott Morrison, one of the architects of Australia's tough immigration policy, was sworn in as the country's new Prime Minister following the ouster of Malcolm Turnbull from the post amid growing discontent and a revolt of the ruling Liberal Party conservatives.Turnbull's dismassal came after a week of turmoil, as...

Jharkhand HC cancels Lalu Yadav’s provisional bail


Ranchi, Aug 24: The Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected the provisional bail of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, asking him to surrender by August 30.The court while hearing the former leader's regular bail plea on August 10 had said that he could not stay in a...

Urns carrying Vajpayee’s ashes handed over to UP ministers


Lucknow, Aug 24: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey on Friday handed over the urns containing the ashes of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to party functionaries and ministers, to take them to different districts of the state where they will be immersed in 16 rivers.After...

SC moves closer to live streaming of its proceedings, reserves verdict


New Delhi, Aug 24: The Supreme Court on Friday moved closer to the live streaming of its proceedings as it said that it was an expansion of the concept of open court hearing of matters without crowding the court rooms.Reserving the order on a batch of petitions including by senior counsel Indira Jaising, the...

Mullaperiyar dam water level to be kept at 139.99 ft till August 31, SC told


New Delhi, Aug 24: Keeping in view the unprecedented floods in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed with the Disaster Management sub-committee that the water level at Mullaperiyar dam be maintained at 139.99 feet till August 31.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud took into note...

BJP causing divisions in society, says Rahul


Berlin, Aug 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the BJP and RSS were weakening the country by causing divisions and spreading hatred.Addressing an event organised by the Indian Overseas Congress on Thursday, Gandhi said the Congress differed with the way the Narendra Modi Government functions. Our work is to bring the people...

Rohingyas continue to battle uncertain future in Bangladesh camps


Dhaka, Aug 24: Hafez Ullah had fled Myanmar in early September last year, following the torching of his village near the Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine by the Army.On Friday, it will be a day shy of one year when the Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh had begun after the Myanmar Army launched an...

NIA recovers 14 stolen service hand guns in Manipur


Imphal, Aug 24: Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday night recovered nine 9mm pistols from the residence of P. Haokip, the 'commander-in-chief' of the United Kuki Liberation Front, a signatory to the peace pact with the Centre.The UKLF is an insurgent outfit in Manipur whose members came overground after signing Suspension of...

Kerala giving wrong information on Mullaperiyar: Palaniswami


Chennai, Aug 24: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said Kerala government was giving wrong information about Mullaperiyar dam so that the water storage level does not go up to 152 feet.Speaking to reporters at Mukkombu near Tiruchirappalli, about 350 km from the state capital, Palaniswami refuted Kerala government's allegation that opening...