Wednesday Morning News Brief, August 2

Wednesday morning brief Aug 2 2017
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Chinese President Xi Jinping said yesterday that China will defeat all invasions and won’t allow anyone to split the country. Xi was addressing the top military and Communist party officials on the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army at the great hall of the people at Beijing. Xi’s statement comes amidst a border standoff with India in Sikkim and analysts said it showed that the recent parleys between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese officials had not yielded results.
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Congress relieved general secretary Digvijaya Singh of the charge of the party’s affairs in Telangana. According to sources, the decision to remove him was reportedly taken following the feedback from the former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who visited the state this week to meet dalits who were tortured by police. All India Congress Committee secretary R C Khuntia has been appointed in place of Singh and Satish Jarkiholi has been named as AICC secretary to assist him.
The Supreme Court said that economic rights of citizens could never be a ground to undermine basic fundamental rights. The observation came when advocate C A Sundaram, appearing for the Maharashtra government, reiterated the Centre's stand that <a href=”http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/making-fundamental-right-subservient-to-economic-rights-dangerous-sc/articleshow/59872324.cms”>right to privacy </a>would always take a back seat when it came to Aadhaar, which enabled the government to secure right to food, a more important right, for millions of poor living below poverty line. &quot;What is better &mdash; two square meals or right to privacy,&quot; he asked.
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The Jharkhand cabinet approved a bill to ban religious conversions by force or allurement yesterday. The Jharkhand Religious Independence Bill 2017 is likely to be introduced during the monsoon session of the assembly beginning on August 8. Cabinet coordination secretary Surendra Singh Meena said that violating the provisions of the bill may lead to three years of imprisonment or Rs 50000 fine or both. The penalty will be higher for forced conversions of minor girls and women from the scheduled tribes.
The Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey. The vote was 92-5 for Wray, a former high-ranking official in President George W Bush’s Justice Department who has worked on white-collar crime and regulatory cases as a partner at the King & Spalding law firm. Wray inherits FBI at a challenging time given Trump’s ousting of Comey, who was admired within the bureau. Wray had won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
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