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News Services Division of All India Radio,Supreme Court's Concern Over Lapses in Investigation and Prosecution

The News Services Division of All India Radio, ‪#‎AIR‬ in its "‪#‎Samayiki‬" programme brings you a discussion on "Jaanch aur Abhiyojan mein kamiyo par Supreme Court Ki Chinta ".

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In its "‪#‎Spotlight‬/ News Analysis" programme we brings you a discussion on "Supreme Court's Concern Over Lapses in Investigation and Prosecution".

AIR‬'s weekly programme Earthvyavastha mein Pravasi Bhartiyon Ka Yogdan

In ‪#‎AIR‬'s weekly programme "Charcha Ka Vishay Hai" we brings you a discussion on " Earthvyavastha mein Pravasi Bhartiyon Ka Yogdan" "अर्थव्यवस्था में प्रवासी भारतीयों का योगदान".

The participants are : Manohar Puri, Member of International Cooperation Council, Jagdish Lodiya, Pravasi Bhartiya, Fizi, Indra Singh, protector, Global Organisation of People of India Origin. Shesh Narayan Singh, Political Editor, Deshbandu.

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Saudi Arabia may restrict expats’ stay to eight years

Move expected to affect a large number of Indians Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers’ stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians. The proposed law has been floated by the Labour Ministry which is studying new proposals to expand the Nitaqat law in its bid to reduce the number of foreign workers and dependents besides creating more jobs for citizens with higher salaries.

Railway stations to get child protection panels

Stations are a major hub of human trafficking Known to be major transit points for human trafficking, railway stations will soon get Child Protection Committees (CPCs), as per the standard operating procedure developed by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The committees are being instituted in compliance with a Delhi High Court directive on safeguarding child rights.

Homework done, India ready for Geneva meet on Syria

Point man was sent to Damascus to assess situation India says it is ready for the international conference on Syria, which begins in Geneva on January 22, even as Iran’s participation hangs in the balance following remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In preparation for the Geneva II Conference, India sent its point man for West Asia, Sandeep Kumar, to Syria late last month. The aim was to get a firsthand assessment of the developments, official sources said.

Proposal to abolish many taxes before BJP Parliamentary Board

Pune-based outfit suggests tax reforms to BJP leader Gadkari One of the several tax reform proposals before the BJP Parliamentary Board recommends abolition of the more than 30 local, State and Central level taxes levied at present. The proposal recommends that from the present tax system only import duties should be retained. The proposal received by former BJP president Nitin Gadkari from a Pune-based tax research outfit recommends replacing the present tax system with a single 2 per cent levy per receipt in bank accounts.

Gangotri glacier is retreating: report

“The Gangotri glacier is retreating like other glaciers in the Himalayas and its volume and size are shrinking as well,” a report, titled ‘Estimation of retreat rate of Gangotri glacier using rapid static and kinematic GPS survey’, by scientists from the Almora-based G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development has stated. The institute has been monitoring the Himalayan glaciers, particularly the Gangotri, since 1999. According to the report, “Recessional moraines and broad glacial terrace-like features provide sufficient evidences of shrinking of the glacier in the recent past between Gaumukh and Bhojbasa.” The Gangotri, one of the largest Himalayan glaciers, is in Uttarkashi district. Originating at about 7,100m above sea level, the glacier is 30.2km long and has a width that varies between 0.5 and 2.5km. The Bhagirathi,one of the main tributaries of the Ganga, originates from the glacier, which has retreated more than 1,500 metres in the last 70 years.

However, pos…

Jains to join minority list soon

Jains could soon become the sixth designated minority community of the country. An indication to this effect was given by Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rehman Khan in an interview to a media house on Tuesday. The Law Ministry and the Attorney-General had cleared a proposal to this effect, Mr. Khan disclosed in an exclusive interview to India Today .

Officials in the Ministry said a Cabinet note had been circulated and the political leadership was keen on seeing it through at the earliest. No legislation is needed and an announcement can be made through an executive order.

Google makes presentation to EC

Internet giant Google on Tuesday made a formal presentation to the Election Commission proposing a tie-up with it for voter facilitation services ahead of the Lok Sabha election. Google proposed providing its search engines free of cost to voters during the general election. It also proposed free online voter registration.

Chemical material shipped out of Syria

The first shipment of chemical material has been removed from Syria under a deal to rid the country of its chemical arsenal, the joint mission overseeing the disarmament said on Tuesday. “A first quantity of priority chemical materials was moved from two sites to the port of Latakia for verification and was then loaded onto a Danish commercial vessel,” the joint UN-OPCW mission said.

Joint session of legislature from January 22

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs T.B. Jayachandra on Tuesday said that the a Joint Session of the legislature would commence here on January 22. He said that the legislature would meet on eight working days and tentatively close on January 30 but may be extended by a day, if there was any important administrative or legislative measure to be completed.