Monday Evening News Brief, May 14

Monday evening brief May 14 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Shashi Tharoor has been named as an accused in the chargesheet filed by Delhi Police in Sunanda Pushkar’s death case. The senior Congress leader has been charged for abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda, who was found dead at Delhi’s Leela Hotel in 2014. The police in its chargesheet, which runs into around 3,000 pages, has alleged that Tharoor had subjected his wife to cruelty. Tharoor has called the chargesheet “preposterous” and said he intends to contest it “vigorously”. Read
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Pakistan’s ousted PM Nawaz Sharif today defended his recent remarks about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. Sharif had publicly acknowledged in an interview that terrorist organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people. Sharif today dispelled the notion that the comments were falsely attributed to him, saying that he will speak the truth come what may.
The CBI has filed its first chargesheet in the PNB scam against prime accused Nirav Modi and others. The chargesheet, filed in a special court in Mumbai, names several other top officials of the bank including former PNB chief Usha Ananthasubramanian. The agency has also named PNB executive directors KV Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan, and general manager (international operations) Nehal Ahad in the chargesheet.
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The Centre today submitted the draft Cauvery management scheme before the Supreme Court for its approval. The scheme has been submitted for the implementation of the top court’s February 16 judgment for sharing the river’s water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. The apex court said it will examine whether the draft scheme is in consonance with its earlier order.
To push eco-friendly cars in the country, the government may offer sops to those scrapping petrol- or diesel-fired vehicles. The Centre plans to offer incentives as part of a Rs 9,400-crore package for electric and hybrid vehicles. Buyers of electric two-wheelers that cost up to Rs 1.5 lakh will receive sops of around Rs 30,000, a draft policy formulated by the government has proposed.
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