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Setback for Pak, ICJ stays Jadhav’s death sentence

| | New Delhi

 In a severe jolt to Pakistan, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has shot off a letter to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asking him to stay the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of “spying”.

The ICJ stayed Jadhav’s execution following India's submission that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business after retiring from the Navy.

       

 
 
 

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Prez’s arts council quits over Trump’s Virginia remarks

20 Aug 2017 | AFP | Washington

The entire President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, that includes Indian-Americans Jhumpa Lahiri and Kal Penn, has resigned over President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks after the racist violence in Virginia. In a letter signed by 16 of 17 committee members, including author Lahiri and actor Penn, Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has also been cited as a reason for their resignation...

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2,467 kWp solar capacity installed in C'garh last year: Centre

20 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Solar power plants having total capacity of 2,467 kWp have been installed at various places including industries in Chhattisgarh in 2016-17, the Central Government has informed. Notably, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to identify more potentially rich areas for installation of renewable energy projects and carry out advance planning for evacuation and transmission of power in an effective and coordinated manner...

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