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In happy tidings for India's tourism sector, the year 2017 ended on a high with the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) crossing the 10-million mark, which pushed the country's earnings to over 27 billion dollars.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra took the first step on Tuesday towards resolving the stalemate with four senior judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — by holding a meeting with them and promising to consider their grievances.
In keeping with Supreme Court orders and its own political plank, the Modi government will no longer provide subsidy to Haj pilgrims and has pledged that funds saved will be used for the education of minorities, particularly girl children.
In a dramatic twist in the ongoing strife in the Supreme Court, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday ordered that the PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya be put up before an "appropriate bench".
The 11-year-old spent two hours reliving his memories in the house where he lived with his parents, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and Rivka Rosenberg. "Shalom...bahut khushi (I'm very happy)," Moshe had said earlier, while speaking to media at Mumbai airport.
Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, injuring an Army Captain, officials said. The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, a security official said.
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Under the proposal, cleared at the meeting chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, 72,000 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines will be procured, the sources said.
The scope and timing of the recent US exercises suggest a renewed focus on getting the country's military prepared for what could be on the horizon with North Korea.
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The Supreme Court (SC) today told the Maharashtra government the Justice BM Loya 'mysterious death' case is a matter in which the petitioner should know all the facts and must be able to examine all the documents, including the medical report.
A crisis erupted on January 12 after four senior judges — Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — openly castigated the functioning of the top court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.