Tuesday Morning News Brief, May 9

Tuesday morning brief May 9 2017
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Breaking his silence over Kapil Mishra’s allegations, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said ‘truth will triumph’. “Truth will triumph. Its beginning will be made during the special session of the Delhi Assembly tomorrow,” Kejriwal tweeted yesterday. Meanwhile, the AAP Political Affairs Committee (PAC) suspended Mishra from the party’s primary membership. Reacting to the decision, Mishra mocked Kejriwal for not “going the whole hog and expelling” him. “They could not show enough courage,” he said, adding that he would approach the CBI over his stunning allegation that Kejriwal had taken Rs 2 crore in cash from Delhi minister Satyendar Jain.
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Justice C S Karnan sentenced the CJI J S Khehar and seven other judges of the Supreme Court to 5 years imprisonment. Justice Karnan while awarding the ‘sentence’ said the eight judges have “jointly committed the offences punishable under the SC/ST Atrocities Act of 1989 and amended Act of 2015.” He named members of the apex court’s seven-judge bench, comprising the Chief Justice of India, Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Kurian Joseph.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh pitched for an aggressive strategy to quell the Maoist rebels. He asked the states affected by Maoist violence to “take ownership” of the operations launched against the Left extremists, while insisting on effective steps to “choke” their finances. “We will have to be cautious that extremely defensive deployment may result in reduction of operational offensive,” he said in his inaugural address to a conclave of chief ministers and top officers of 10 Maoist-hit states.
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The Delhi Metro raised fares by up to 100% with effect from Wednesday. The new fare structure is: up to 2 kms, Rs 10, 2 to 5 kms, Rs 15, 5 to 12 kms, Rs 20, 12 to 21 kms, Rs 30, 21 to 32 kms, Rs 40, and for journeys of over 32 kms Rs 50. The new fares would be applicable across five corridors-Blue, Yellow, Red, Green and Violet, of the metro that crisscrosses the national capital. The DMRC had last revised the fares in 2009.
A 20-year-old Indian woman said she was forced to marry a Pakistani man on gunpoint. She told a court in Islamabad that she was subjected to violence and sexual abuse after her forced marriage with a Pakistani citizen at gunpoint. She told magistrate Haider Ali Shah that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not for marriage. She further said she does not want to leave the Indian High Commission premises till she could safely travel back to India.
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