Daily Archives: March 9, 2018

SC acknowledges right to die with dignity

DAINIK NATION BUREAU In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised right to die with dignity and allowed an individual to issue an advance directive in the form of a living will authorising someone to withdraw his/her life support, if he/she went into a vegetative state because of an incurable and irreversible medical condition. The apex court, which ...

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Delhi HC grants interim relief to Karti Chidambaram in INX Media case


The Delhi High Court on Friday gave Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram interim protection from being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media money laundering case. The interim relief to Karti Chidambaram from “any coercive action taken against him” by the ED till 20 March came a day after the Supreme Court transferred to the ...

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Saubhagya scheme launched in UK

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power RK Singh has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing power connection to each the households of the country would be completed before the deadline March 31, 2019. He expressed these views after launching the ‘Saubhagya’ scheme in Uttarakhand at Pavilion Ground in Dehradun on Friday. He said ...

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SSC scam connection reaches to Devbhoomi

DAINIK NATION BUREAU Strange but true, SSC exam scam, which has grabbed the media attention because aspirants staged dharna outside the SSC head office. Bowing down under pressure of the aspirants government decided to conduct CBI enquiry on it. Following on it Haridwar DM Deepak Rawat made surprise inspection at a a coaching centre in Haridwar district. During raid he asked ...

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UK 5th spring bird festival begins

DAINIK NATION BUREAU The Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has inaugurated the fifth Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival at Thano reserved forest area, Dehradun on Friday. In his address, the CM said that in addition to natural beauty, state is also rich in wildlife diversity. The purpose behind organising this programme is to reduce the increasing gap between forests and ...

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Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court declared passive euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally-ill, to give advance directives to refuse medical treatment permissible. A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, in three concurring opinions, upheld that the fundamental right to life and dignity includes right to refuse treatment and die with dignity. ...

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US President likely to meet North Korean leader in May


President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who have been trading insults and threats of nuclear annihilation for months, have agreed to meet to negotiate an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, South Korean and US officials said Thursday. No sitting American president has ever met with a North Korea leader. The meeting, to be held in ...

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PNB may be given 1 year to provision against Rs 12,646 crore fraud


The Reserve Bank may provide four quarters to Punjab National Bank (PNB) for making provisions against the country’s biggest ever banking fraud of Rs 12,646 crore allegedly masterminded by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi. The bank has written a letter to the banking sector regulator seeking its opinion on making provisions for the fraud, sources said. Although there is a direction ...

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City Patrol Units to be deployed in Kashipur


Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district will become the sixth city in the state to have a motorcycle-borne city patrol unit. The patrolling unit primarily enforces traffic regulations. First introduced in 2014, CPU is operational in five cities – Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Haldwani and Rudrapur. Kewal Khurana, deputy inspector general of police (traffic), said, “After Rudrapur, we have decided to ...

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