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Friday evening news brief, April 20 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Friday evening brief Apr 20 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Opposition leaders have submitted a notice for impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra to the vice-president. 64 MPs from seven political parties signed the notice for impeachment proceedings against the Chief Justice Misra. Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the notice mentions ‘five grounds of misbehaviour’ for the CJI’s impeachment. Read
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The Supreme Court has ordered the Centre to seize properties belonging to Dawood Ibrahim. An SC bench dismissed a plea filed by the underworld don’s family against the attachment of his properties in Mumbai. Last November, three south Mumbai properties belonging to the fugitive don were auctioned for Rs 11.58 crore.
Gujarat high court has acquitted former state minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. The court acquitted Kodnani giving her a benefit of doubt because none of the 11 witnesses mentioned about her involvement in the case. The court also acquitted 17 others, while convicting three out of 29 persons acquitted by an SIT court in 2012.
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Various reforms carried out in India have started bearing fruit and benefiting people, a top IMF official said. David Lipton, IMF’s first deputy managing director said implementation of GST is going to help secure the solidity of foundation of public finances. He also advocated in favour of Aadhaar, which he believes will facilitate inclusive growth and propel India towards becoming an economic powerhouse.
The 11-year-old rape-murder victim of Surat and her mother were ‘sold as bonded labourers,’ probe revealed. They were bought as bonded labourers from a place called Gangapur on the UP-MP border for Rs 35,000 and kept at a place in Surat district. The woman, a widow, had no source of income to earn her living, ‘agreed to be sold.’ The accused, who bought them, sexually exploited them both.
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