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Friday evening news brief, May 11

May 11, 2018
Friday evening brief May 11 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Supreme Court collegium in principle agreed to reiterate justice KM Joseph’s name for elevation to top court. The SC collegium decided to send Justice Joseph’s name along with some other names for appointment as SC judges. The other names will be decided on a meeting on May 16. Until then, Justice Joseph’s name will not be sent back to the Centre. The collegium had previously met on May 2 but deferred its decision on the matter. Read.
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Infosys independent director Ravi Venkatesan has stepped down from the board with immediate effect. “This is to inform that Ravi Venkatesan, Independent Director has resigned as a director of the company with immediate effect to pursue an exciting new opportunity. Accordingly, the Board took note of the same, ” Infosys said in the statement. Infosys had appointed Venkatesan as the co-chairman of the board last year in April.
The Income Tax department has filed 4 chargesheets against Chidambaram’s family under the Black Money Act. Nalini Chidambaram, Karti and Srinidhi have been charged for allegedly not disclosing, either partly or fully, immovable assets like the one at Cambridge in the UK worth Rs 5.37 crore, property worth Rs 80 lakh in the same country and assets worth Rs 3.28 crore in the US, officials said.
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Former Maharashtra ATS chief Himanshu Roy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence in Mumbai. He was suffering from cancer for over two years. According to reports, the senior officer put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. Roy is credited with being involved in the solving of a string of prominent cases, including the murders of journalist J Dey, fringe Bollywood actor Laila Khan and law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta in Mumbai.
Pakistan has imposed “reciprocal” restrictions on the movement of US diplomats after Washington took similar measures. Earlier, the restriction was to come into effect from May 1, but was deferred as the two sides decided to resolve the issue. “The restrictions will be implemented from May 11 and on a reciprocal basis,” Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said, adding that “however, negotiations were going on between the two sides, on the matter.
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