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Tuesday Evening News Brief, April 24

Apr 24, 2018
Tuesday evening brief Apr 24 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
PM Modi today stressed that people must respect their daughters and make sons more responsible for an atmosphere of safety. “There is a government in Delhi which listens to your voice and takes decisions. The Centre has made a provision for capital punishment to the monstrous intent,” he said while referring to the recent ordinance on rape against minors. He, however, called upon the people to create a safe atmosphere for the daughters. Read
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Venkaiah Naidu said his decision to reject the impeachment motion against CJI Misra was ‘not hasty and came after due diligence’. “Freedom of expression allows that but ultimately truth prevails. I have done the just thing in the best possible manner expected of me,” a source quoted Naidu as saying on his decision having been termed by some as “hasty”. Naidu yesterday rejected a notice by seven opposition parties to impeach the Chief Justice of India on five grounds of “misbehaviour”.
The Indian cricket team will play its first match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup against South Africa on June 5. The match was earlier scheduled to place on June 2 but had to be postponed as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between IPL final and international assignment as per the Lodha Committee recommendation. The 2019 World Cup will be held in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
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The Trump administration is planning to end the work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders. The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits. H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary today said that even Parliament is not immune to casting couch in response to Saroj Khan’s controversial remarks. Earlier today, choreographer Saroj Khan defended the casting couch culture, saying the Indian film industry “at least” provided jobs and did not abandon women after raping them. “It is not just in the film industry. It (casting couch) happens everywhere and it is the bitter truth. Don’t imagine that Parliament is immune or other work places are immune to it,” Chowdhary said in response.
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