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Friday morning news brief, May 11

May 11, 2018
Friday morning brief May 11 2018
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
CBI has confirmed rape charges against Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar. The investigation agency corroborated the survivor’s charge that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar raped her at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Makhi village on June 4 last year while his female accomplice, Shashi Singh, stood guard outside the room. A CBI officer said that in a deliberate attempt to shield the accused, the police delayed the girl’s medical examination and didn’t send the vaginal swab or her clothes to the forensic laboratory. Read more
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National Legal Services Authority, in consultation with the Centre, has fixed compensation for rape, acid attack victims. As per the scheme, a minimum Rs 5 lakh is to be paid in case of loss of life or gang rape of a victim and maximum has been fixed at Rs 10 lakh. A minimum amount of Rs 4 lakh is to be paid in case of rape or unnatural sexual assault. For the loss of any limb or part of the body resulting in 80% of permanent disability, Rs 2 lakh is to be given and Rs 2 lakh in case of grievous physical injury. The scheme is binding on all states.
A day before Karnataka elections, RR Nagar Congress MLA, 13 others have been booked in the ‘fake’ voter ID card case. On the tenability of sitting Congress MLA Munirathna’s candidature in the wake of him being named in the FIR, Sanjiv Kumar said mere naming of a person in an FIR does not bar him from contesting elections. Nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were seized from an apartment in Bengaluru’s Jalahalli area in the RR Nagar constituency earlier this week.
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PM Modi is scheduled to begin his two-day state visit to Nepal today. Modi’s third visit to Nepal as PM within a period of three years shows his commitment to the neighbourhood first policy and his tactfulness in handling foreign policy aimed at, in a way, healing the old wound. Kathmandu is decorated with welcome gates and the flags of both countries and the major roads have been black-topped to welcome the Indian leader.
Intelligence agencies have said that a ‘unilateral’ ceasefire in J&K is an idea worth pursuing. The central security establishment feels a &ldquo;unilateral&rdquo; <a href=”https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/intel-agencies-say-unilateral-ceasefire-in-jk-is-an-idea-worth-pursuing/articleshow/64116706.cms”>ceasefire </a>proposed by the Mehbooba Mufti government coinciding with Ramzan and Amarnath yatra can be a doable proposition as long as counter-terror operations can be conducted on specific tip-offs and in case forces are attacked. As many as 213 terrorists were neutralised in 2017 and more than 60 have been killed so far this year.<br />
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