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Delegation to defend government rights record in Geneva

Delegation to defend government rights record in Geneva

In a statement, MEA said "the National Report of India covers areas that were part of the recommendations accepted by us following the UPR-II in 2012". Look for latest news from India in NewsGram . Highlighting the inherent checks in AFSPA against any immunity to security forces, Rohatgi said, "Recently, the Court held that the armed forces can not use excessive force in the course of the discharge of their duties under the Act, which does not allow blanket immunity for perpetrators of ...


Crowds mass at jail where Jakarta governor held

Crowds mass at jail where Jakarta governor held

As hundreds of protesters gathered outside calling for the maximum penalty to be given, Dwiarso Budi Santiarto, the presiding judge, told the court that Purnama was "convincingly guilty of committing blasphemy". However, this characterization has been stretched to the limit by Basuki's trial, which his allies say was politically motivated. Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, had criticised his opponents' use of the Koran in political campaigning ahead of the election for governor a year ago.


Carter Page rebukes Senate Russia investigators in letter

Carter Page rebukes Senate Russia investigators in letter

This latest move to investigate Russia's interference in the US election comes as former national security adviser Michael Flynn was "warned" about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition. It requested "all communication records. related in any way to Russia, conducted between you and members and advisors of the Trump campaign", as well as "a list of all meetings of which you are aware between any individual affiliated with the Trump campaign and any Russian official or ...



Yates account builds Flynn-Russia drama

Two days after the election, President Barack Obama told President-elect Donald Trump that Mike Flynn was bad news. Most notably, she and her fellow witness, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, remained mum about the leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that turned the matter from an internal intelligence community investigation into a national political scandal.


Major networks refuse to air Trump advertisement

Major networks refuse to air Trump advertisement

The ad is Trump's first since his inauguration. The ad itself, for the most part, mostly recites a glowing view of President Trump's agenda before it veers into a photo split of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and CBS News' Scott Pelley with the "Fake News" banner shown.


Turkey Issues Warrants for 23 Judges and Prosecutors

Turkey Issues Warrants for 23 Judges and Prosecutors

Ankara accuses Gulen, an opposition figure, of orchestrating and masterminding the mid-July 2016 failed coup. Turkey's High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) dismissed these judicial officials over their alleged links to USA -based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of being behind the failed coup attempt in July 2016, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.