Saturday morning news brief, September 23

Saturday morning brief Sep 23 2017
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For the second year in a row, there may be no SAARC summit as India-Pak relationship continues to be tense. As Sushma Swaraj met Saarc foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, India’s disinterest in the summit was evident, which has resulted in a downgrading of the institution where India plays the lead role. The 18th Saarc Summit, which was scheduled for Nov 9-10 last year, was cancelled for indefinite period after India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan refused to participate in the event citing Pakistan’s open support to terror. Read…
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China refused to join Pakistan over Kashmir issue saying matter should be resolved only by India and Pak. The remark is seen as a major snub from its “all-weather ally” after Pakistan managed to raise the issue at a recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The signal from Beijing is that it would not get involved in to the Kashmir issue because it does not want to sacrifice its interests in India.
Supreme Court ruled that states were obliged to compensate victims of violence perpetrated by cow vigilantes. The law and order has to have primacy and anyone violating it must be dealt with sternly,&rdquo; said a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, while hearing a petition by Congressman Tehseen S Poonawalla and activist Tushar Gandhi who sought direction to states to check <a href=”http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/states-must-compensate-victims-of-cow-vigilantes-supreme-court/articleshow/60801846.cms”>cow vigilantism</a>.
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The CBI has taken over the probe into the Gurugram’s Ryan school murder case. After receiving a formal notification from the Central government, the CBI registered an FIR in the matter on Friday. With the CBI taking over the case, there will likely be more focus on forensic evidence analysis as agency has at its disposal CFSL, CDFD Hyderabad and experts from AIIMS to find out about sequence of events which led to the death of seven-year-old Pradhyumn, use of weapon and exact time of alleged murder.
Taking a stern view of the ragging incident at IIT Kanpur, its senate has suspended 22 students. Senate (the apex decision making body of IIT Kanpur) has decided to place all 22 accused students under suspension till next senate meeting takes place (scheduled in November). The ragging incident dates back to August 19 and 20 (2017), the freshers were made to do formidable tasks, were abused and bullied. Some of the freshers had even complained that they were forced to strip by their seniors which had left them embarrassed and humiliated.
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