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New Delhi,17/07/19:In a major relief for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday asked Pakistan to review its conviction and sentencing of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, facing execution on charges of spying.
“ICJ has ruled in favour of India on merits, affirming Jadhav’s right to consular access and notification. The Court has directed Pakistan to provide effective review and reconsideration of his conviction and sentences”, Reema Omer, International Legal Advisor, South Asia said in a tweet.
“The Court has also said that Jadhav’s death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction/sentence in light of Pakistan’s breach of Art 36(1) i.e. denial of consular access and notification”, she said in another tweet.
In its order, ICJ said that Pakistan deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation and thereby breached obligations incumbent upon it under Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
The Court has, however, rejected most of the remedies sought by India, including annulment of military court decision convicting Jadhav, his release and safe passage to India.
Kulbhushan Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism” after a closed trial in April 2017.
Cuttack,17/07/19:Team India made a grand start to their campaign in team championships and topped their groups to qualify for the Super Eight stage in both sections of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
The team management started with the threesome of Sharath, Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai who did their job pretty much well to first beat Scotland 3-0 and then follow it up with a similar result against Singapore.
In women event, however, the coaches tried out the bench strength with different combinations in the two group matches. Manika Batra and Ayhika Mukherjee, who played against Sri Lanka posting a 3-0 triumph in the company of Archana Kamath, were rested for the match against South Africa. Instead, Madurika Patkar and Sutirtha Mukherjee were tried out with Archana. They didn’t disappoint as they posted yet another 3-0 victory over South Africa.
In a related development, Uganda team and Guyana members have got their respective government’s nod and they would be sending them for participation in the individual events. According to a communication to TTFI from the two federations, Uganda will be sending five members while three from Guyana, who will compete in singles and doubles events which get underway from July 19 after the team finals.
Group A: Singapore bt Scotland 3-0; Singapore bt Wales 3-0;
Group B: India bt Sri Lanka 3-0 (Manika Batra bt Bimandi Bandara 11-5, 11-4, 11-5; Archana Kamath bt Ishara Madurangi 11-5, 11-5, 12-10; Ayhika Mukherjee bt Chamathsara Fernando 11-3, 11-3, 8-11, 11-4); India bt South Africa 3-0 (Archana Kamath bt Danisha Patel 11-6, 11-2, 11-2; Madhurika Patkar bt Palesa Mtshoelibe 11-2, 11-5, 11-3; Sutirtha Mukherjee bt Simeen Mookrey 11-1, 11-4, 11-4)
Group C: Australia bt Cyprus 3-0; Malaysia bt Australia 3-1
Group D: Nigeria bt Bangladesh 3-0; England bt Nigeria 3-1.
Group A: England bt Cyprus 3-0; England bt Sri Lanka 3-0;
Group B: India bt Scotland 3-0 (G. Sathiyan bt Niall Cameron 11-4, 11-7, 11-8;
- Sharath Kamal bt Colin Dalgleish 11-2, 11-6, 11-9; Harmeet Desai bt Dylan Curry 11-2, 11-6, 11-1); India bt Singapore 3-0 (G. Sathiyan bt Yu En Koen Pang 11-7, 11-9, 11-8; A. Sharath Kamal bt Zheyu Clarence Chew 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9; Harmeet Desai bt Shao Han Josh 11-4, 11-7, 11-6).
Group C: Nigeria bt Bangladesh 3-0.
Group D: Australia bt Wales 3-0; Australia bt South Africa 3-0.
NO ILL INTENTION TO MISBEHAVE OR HURT ANYONE
Kendrapara,17/07/19:The Kendrapara district Superintendent of Police, Mr Sekhar landed in trouble after a video, purportedly showing him raising his hand to slap a local television journalist, surfaced today. The video footage of the SP’s misbehaviour with journalist at the Barimula helipad in the district has gone widely viral on social media.
According to the reports, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had gone to poll-campaign Patkura for promote party candidate Sabitri Agarwalla and the journalist was there to cover the news. But unfortunately , the SP, who was present at the helipad, got irked and raised his hand to beat the journalist (?).
Though the incident has induced criticism from several quarters, comments from the concerned SP could not be obtained on the matter.
Later the Kendrapara SP sought an Sorry over the incident and said, “I haven’t even touched anyone, slapping is far too an assumption. Anyway if it has hurt to any of the scribes. I express my Sorry”. We all are doing our job. Certain behavior at certain time may hurt some but again there was absolutely no intention to misbehave or hurt anyone. Let’s forget and move ahead looking forward to a cordial and friendly relationship for ever.
Jeypore,17/07/19:A dreaded criminal and inter-state ganja mafia was nabbed following an encounter at Hatisala Chowk area in Jeypore of Koraput district early on Wednesday morning.
The injured criminal has been identified as Kabul Khara. He was rushed to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.
According to reports, at around 4.30 am today a team of Jeypore Town Police conducted a raid in the area after a tip-off about the presence of Kabul. Spotting the cops Kabul fired two rounds at them while the police fired in retaliation. Kabul sustained bullet injuries on his left leg.
Several criminal cases are pending against Kabul at different police stations in Jeypore and neighbouring districts. Kabul was actively involved
New Delhi,17/07/19:With the Congress facing uncertainty after Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as party chief, voices within are growing in favour of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leading the party in these critical times.
Former MP Abhijit Mukherjee, who is the son of ex-president Pranab Mukherjee, made an open plea in favour of Priyanka Gandhi, saying she should not ignore the “clarion call of lakhs of Congress workers” across the country to take over the party.
Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Anil Shastri said Priyanka Gandhi is the best person to lead the party at this time and the AICC should elect her as the new Congress chief in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s insistence on quitting the post..
“Now that Rahul Gandhi is firm on his resignation as Congress President, it’s the question of party’s existence. And, if the party has to survive we have to have a President at the earliest. There can’t be a better person to lead the Congress than Priyanka Gandhi and let the AICC elect her,” Shastri said on Twitter.
The Congress is yet to decide on its new president after Rahul Gandhi made his resignation public, taking moral responsibility for the party’s Lok Sabha poll debacle.
Gandhi, during the crucial meeting of the Congres Working Committee on May 25 where he quit as party chief, had made it clear that the grand old party should find a new president other than anyone from the Gandhi family.
He had also rejected demands from senior partymen for making Priyanka Gandhi as party chief.
Abhijit Mukherjee said the party is facing an existential crisis and Priyanka Gandhi should take over its reins and change its fortunes. She will drive it back to a landslide victory like her grandmother Indira Gandhi did, he said.
Provides freshly cooked food to about 1.25 Lakh devotees
Distributes 5500 glucose packets among devotees
Bhubaneswar, July 17, 2019:JSPL Foundation, the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), provided freshly cooked pure vegetarian meals, chilled drinking water and glucose packets to the devotees during the Rath Yatra Festival at Puri. In coordination with the District Administration, the Foundation provided about 1.25 Lakh freshly cooked meals, 5500 glucose packets and chilled drinking water during the grand festival.
JSPL Foundation's Free Food Distribution service was continued on Netrostav Day on 3rd July, Rath Yatra Day on 4th July, Gundicha Yatra on 6th and 7th July, Sandhyadarshan Day on 11th July, Bahuda Yatra Day on 12th July and Sunabesha Day on 13th July, 2019 in a special stall at Bus Stand, near Gundicha Temple, Puri. Devotees from various region enjoyed the freshly cooked meals, which included rice, dalma (medley of lentil and vegetables) and khatta (condiment made from raw mangoes). People from various walks of life appreciated the efforts of JSPL Foundation in serving free food. The service was provided under the guidance of JSPL Foundation's Co-Chairperson Smt. Shallu Jindal. Responding to the appreciation of JSPL Foundation's services in social media, Smt Jindal said, " It is all for the Wishes of Lord Jagannath, we are only His Sewaks".
In coordination with the District Administration, the Foundation also distributed 5500 packets of Glucose among the devotees at Badadanda on Rath Yatra. In addition to these, throughout the 10 days of the festival, devotees were also served chilled drinking water from a refrigerated mobile drinking water tanker of 1000 litre capacity engaged by the Foundation. This provided uninterrupted service of drinking water to the devotees.
Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
Berhampur,17/07/19: One most wanted criminals allegedly involved in gold chain snatching incident from a Tution going student near Khallikote college on 17thJune 2019 afternoon. The accused was identified as Manga alias Rakesh Panda of Gosainuagaon,Berhampur under Town Police limit.
Veteran Manga @Rakesh Panda has been arrested in connection with a Case of snatching this afternoon by Town Police Station..He has committed robbery of Gold chain from Bijipur Chhak on 6th March 2019 from a lady.
Both the gold chains Weighing 20gms and 15.650 gms have been recovered. By Police.
While interacted with SDPO,Town Mr BP Pati he said many secrets may come into front after the TI parade will be conducted. At this juncture nothing more can be communicated as the same will hamper prosecution.
New Delhi,17/07/19:Senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan has been appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh by President Ram Nath Kovind.The 84-year-old politician was elected to Odisha Assembly for five times from Chilika and Bhubaneswar constituencies. He began his political career as a member of Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971.Mr Harichandan was a cabinet minister in the BJD-BJP coalition government in 2004.