New Delhi: The International court of justice (ICJ) might soon set a time frame on the detailed hearing of the kulbhushan Jadhav case. But New Delhi is yet to hear from Pakistan as to whether the former naval officer will be allowed domestic legal recourse, which had been mentioned during the hearing of the case of ICJ . Gautam Bambawale, the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, handed over two appeals from Jadhav’s mother– one to the Pakistan Army’s court of appeal against the death sentence, and another asking the Pakistan government to free her son– to Pakistan’s foreign secretary, Tehmina Janjua, in Islamabad on April 26.
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Washington : The US justice department on Friday announced the indictment of Adam Purinton, a white man accused of killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, on federal hate crime charges that could get him the death penalty if found guilty. Purinton, 51, opened fire on Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani at a bar in Olathe, Kansas on February 22, after using ethnic slurs at them and telling the to go back to their country. He has also shot at Ian Grillot, a white American who had tried to intervene. The indictment accused Purinton of “Kuchibhotla for his äctual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin” and attempting to kill Madasani for his actual and perceived race, colour, religion and national origin”. And a third count of indictment accused Purinton of violating “federal fire arms statue by discharging a firearm at them and Grillot.
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday asked why can’t Delhi Metro provided free basic services like Drinking water and sanitation to travellers at the metro stations.
When the DMRC’s counsel submitted that they were giving water at the stations at a nominal charge of rs. 1 per glass and also adding better services each day, the court rapped the corporation saying it was behaving like this at it had no competition.
“What services you are giving ? where there is no competition, there is no service. If you get a competitor, you will give all the facilities. Why are you charging even rs, 1 ? you should give drinking water for free,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said.
The court was hearing a plea filed by Kush Kalra, a commuter, complaining that Delhi Metro does not provide toilets, drinking water and dustbin facilities at any of the stations here.
During the hearing, advocate Kush sharma, appearing for the petitioner, argued that Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) was charging rs. 1 per glass of water, whereas it should be provided free.
The DMRC was even charging commuters for using toilets and had removed dustbins from the stations, he said.
Earlier, the court had directed DMRC to indicate on affidavit how many toilet and drinking water facilities were available at metro stations and whether the amenities were generally accessible to commuters. It had said it has provided toilet facility for commuters at 138 metro stations but there are 11 metro stations where there are no such facilities due to lack of space.
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