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News18 Daybreak I CJI to Hear Contempt Petition Against Sabrimala Head Chief Today and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For

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Updated:January 3, 2019, 8:22 AM IST
News18 Daybreak I CJI to Hear Contempt Petition Against Sabrimala Head Chief Today and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For
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CJI to hear contempt petition against Sabrimala head chief today

The Chief Justice of India will be hearing a contempt petition against the Sabarimala head priest over the shuddi or ‘purification’ ritual he led after two women in their 40s entered the shrine. On Tuesday, over 50 lakh women had formed a 670 km long ‘wall’, to protest against the right-wing groups' opposition to the entry of women in the Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala. Following this, news of the two women entering the temple broke yesterday morning. Incidences of protests and stone-pelting sprung up soon afterwards, leading to the death of an Ayyappa devotee.

Uproar in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to continue over Rafale and Triple Talaq?

Discussion on the Rafale deal will continue in the Lok Sabha today with Rahul Gandhi questioning the Centre. Yesterday, the parliament witnessed a heated debate between the two sides as Gandhi leveled several arguments against Narendra Modi, and even attempted to release a purported audio clip of a Goa minister on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's alleged claim of a file on Rafale deal "lying in his bedroom". Meanwhile, the contested ‘Triple Talaq’ bill is expected to be discussed in the Rajya Sabha.

Organizations led by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti to hold indefinite protest against Citizenship Bill

70 organisations led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti have announced indefinite protests against Citizenship Bill after a Joint Parliamentary Committee approved of a draft of the Citizenship Amendment, 2016. According to KMSS adviser Akhil Gogoi, the bill will not accommodate for the indigenous communities of the state and reservation of seats in the assembly is nothing but “eyewash”. They organizations are likely to form a rail blockade and economic blockade. Meanwhile, counting for the National Register of Citizens is still on as 30.2 lakh people have filed for claims after a final draft of the bill was brought out in December 31.

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26 AIADMK legislators suspended for causing disruptions in the house

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday suspended 26 AIADMK legislators for disrupting the Lok Sabha session. The legislators protest against Karnataka’s proposal to build a dam on the Cauvery, came at a time when a heated debated was being fought between the Congress and BJP sides over the issue of the Rafale deal. The parliamentarians, who have been demanding for the Centre to intervene in matters of the dam proposal, cannot attend the next five sessions. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has accused the AIADMK of trying to protect PM Modi by disrupting the house at a crucial time.

Haryana Govt announces plans to revival mythical Saraswati river

Haryana Government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced 11 projects that will work towards the rejuvenation of mythical Saraswati River. Among these are Somb Saraswati barrage, Saraswati reservoir and Adi Badri dam on Somb river, a tributary of the Yamuna that originates in the Shivalik Hills, which according to a few experts are a part of the original course of the Saraswati. The projects were approved in a meeting of the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board.

100% crop insurance for farmers, announces West Bengal CM

As many state government moved to give financial aid to their farmers, Mamata Banerjee also announced to pay 100% crop insurance. “From now onwards, we will pay the entire insurance amount to the farmers. The Centre pays only 20% of the cost with much hue and cry around it,” Banerjee said. Earlier, the West Bengal Chief Minister had initiated a series of schemes for nearly 71 lakh farmers including a life insurance.

File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. (PTI  photo)

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