Friday Morning News Brief, April 14

Friday morning brief Apr 14 2017
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The US dropped the largest ever non-nuclear bomb for the first time in Afghanistan. The GBU-43, also called the “mother of all bombs,” is a GPS-guided munition that was dropped at 7:32 pm (1502 GMT) on a network of caves and tunnels used by the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said. US President Donald Trump touted the bombing as evidence of a more muscular US foreign policy since he took office in January.
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The Pakistan army has ruled out any compromise in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. “Pakistan has undeniable evidence against the Indian spy. He was caught red-handed planning espionage and subversive activities in the country and he has made confessions about his involvement in terrorist activities,” Pakistan’s foreign office said. Pakistani authorities also warned against linking its missing ex-army officer Muhammad Zahir Habib in Nepal with the Jadhav issue.
BJP won five of 10 bypolls in eight states while AAP’s candidate lost his deposit in Delhi. For the Congress, the consolation was retaining two seats in Karnataka and another in Madhya Pradesh. The BJP won a seat each in Assam and Rajasthan, retained one in Madhya Pradesh, came second behind a dominant Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and won over the Congress and AAP in Delhi. The saffron party also retained its seats in Himachal Pradesh and Assam.
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Justice C S Karnan has summoned the Chief Justice and six other Supreme Court judges to his ‘home court’. The ‘suo motu judicial order’ to appear on April 28 was passed from Justice Karnan’s residence, which, the judge said, has now become his “makeshift court”. Justice Karnan told reporters the seven judges comprising the bench that initiated contempt proceedings against him insulted him “wantonly and deliberately and with malafide intention”.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar called the description of a female body in a CBSE textbook “sexist”. Javadekar ordered an investigation into why the textbook cited proportions of what a “perfect” female body are. Read
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