Thursday, February 21, 2019
National News
Government decides to stop share of river waters which flow into Pakistan
New Delhi Feb 21(Agencies) The Government has decided to stop the share of river waters which flow into Pakistan. In a series of tweets, Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari said, Government of India will divert water from Eastern rivers and supply it to the people in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab. He said, the construction of dam has started at Shahpur- Kandi on the Ravi. The Minister said, the Ujh project will store India's share of water for use in Jammu and Kashmir and the balance water will flow from second Ravi-Beas Link to provide water to other basin states. He said, all the....
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Bangladesh: Death toll rises to 81 in fire accident in Dhaka
Bangladesh Feb 21(Agencies) In Bangladesh, the death toll has risen to 81 in a fire accident at Chawkbazar area of state capital Dhaka. A massive fire ripped through several multi-storey buildings at a chemical warehouse on the ground floor of the five-storey building. Fire service chief Ali Ahmed said, the blaze may have started with a gas cylinder and quickly spread through the building where chemicals were stored. As per local media reports, the main gate of one of the buildings was locked, leaving its residents trapped, unable to escape the blaze. Over 50 people, including women....
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Supreme Court to hear Ayodhya matter on Feb 26
New Delhi Feb 20(Agencies) The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed February 26 as the next date of hearing in Ayodhya's Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute matter. It will be heard by a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. On January 27, the apex court had cancelled the scheduled hearing for January 29 as Justice S A Bobde, one of the five judges of the Constitution Bench, was not available that day. Besides CJI and Justice Bobde, members of the bench are Justices D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer. The bench will hear the appeals against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.....
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