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Jadhav case: ICJ asks India to make submission by Sept 13, Pak by Dec 13

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New Delhi/Islamabad, Jun 16 : The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has asked India to make its submission in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case by September 13, the Ministry of External Affairs said today and debunked Pakistan’s claim that its request seeking more time in case had been rejected.

Pakistan has been asked by the court to complete its submission by December 13 this year, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

Asked about Pakistan’s claim that India’s request for more time in the case has been rejected by the ICJ, Baglay said it was not true as India had sought four months and had got that with the court fixing the deadline in September.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali was quoted by Dawn News as saying that, India had asked the ICJ to offer it time till December to file pleadings in the Jadhav case, however, “the court has dismissed their request”.

“India had adopted the stance that the matter was one of life and death, but Pakistan had stated that the ICJ is not a court of appeals. The ICJ is supposed to conclude whether or not Jadhav can receive consular access, for which a time period of two to three months is more than enough to file a response,” he said.

Baglay said the timelines had been decided in the June 8 meeting ICJ President Ronny Abraham had with agents of the two countries.

Asked if the hearing in the case would begin after the submissions of the two countries, Baglay said the court will decide if it needs more submissions and then take a call on the future course of action.

In a hearing of the case on May 18, a 10-member bench of the ICJ restrained Pakistan from executing 46-year-old Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer who has been awarded death sentence by a Pakistan army court for alleged “involvement in espionage and terrorist activities in Pakistan”.

India moved the ICJ against the death sentence on May 8, describing the charges against Jadhav as “concocted” and his trial as “farcical”.

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Hemraj’s wife moves to Supreme Court,challenging acquittal of Arushi’s parents

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In Arushi-Hemraj Murder Case of 2008,  Hemraj’s wife has moved to  Supreme Court, challenging acquittal of  Arushi’s parents Rajesh &  Nupur Talwar.

The Allahabad high court on 12th October acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, setting aside the 2013 verdict by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad.

The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on 26 November 2013, a day after their conviction.

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Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India

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New Delhi, Dec 15: A bill to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

“The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought. This is to correct the whole medical ecosystem,” he said.

The MCI is a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. The bill seeks to replace the MCI with a new Commission.

According to government sources, the National Medical Commission Bill envisages a four-tier structure for the regulation of medical education, with a 20-member National Medical Commission at the top.

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New Delhi, Dec 15 : Researchers in Hindi can opt for an upcoming fellowship that will grant Rs 75,000 per month for a period of six to nine months. The research will ultimately culminate into a full-fledged book, which the organisers will help publish.

Titled “Gyanvriti,” the fellowship is being organised by the Dainik Jagran newspaper and is aimed at promoting research in original writing in Hindi, covering diverse subjects like History, Political Science, Social Science and Economics, among others.

“Gyanvritti will give opportunity to scholar to do research in in subjects like History, Political Science, Social Science, and Economics etc. Scholars can apply online for this fellowship program only. Applicants can send their entries by writing synopsis in a thousand words in related topics,” the organisers said in a statement.

The final decision will rest with the jury members: Professor S N Chaudhary from Barkatullah University and Shakti Sinha, director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, along with the editorial team of Dainik Jagran. The selection of the research fellow will be based on a 1000-word synopsis that the applicants are required to submit.

The selected scholar will then be required to present the progress report of research every three months before an expert panel of the organisers.

The copyright of the 200-page book resulting from this fellowship will rest with the author.

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