Daily News Summary – May 6, 2017


Pakistan funds anti-national activities in India

An ongoing investigation revealed Pakistan ‘s ISI funds stone-pelters in Kashmir to keep the issue alive in India. An expose aired on Times Now has showed Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency routed about Rs 70 lakh to the stone-pelters through Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah, the Times of India reported. Citing the channel, it further claimed that the captured ISI agents have confessed to receiving money regularly from Pakistan’s envoy to India Abdul Basit.


Justice Leila Seth passed away

Delhi High Court’s first woman judge, Justice Leila Seth passed away. Seth studied law in London, then practiced her profession in Patna at the Patna High Court for several years. In 1958, she topped the London bar Exam. Here she handled many tax related matters, cases etc. She was appointed as the first woman judge of Delhi High Court in 1978. Seth, who became the first woman to top the London bar exam in 1958, was also an IAS officer. She practiced law in Patna High Court for about ten years and handled a number of tax matters, civil and criminal cases, matrimonial suits and writ petitions.


Major overhaul in education system: Education minister Prakash Javdekar

Announcing a major overhaul in education system, at the North-Eastern Region workshop on ‘Innovations and Best Practices in School Education, the minister said “We have taken a very important decision and we will take a call on it this month. We had a meeting of education ministers from all the states, wherein those from 25 states lamented that they were finding it difficult to improve the quality of education without examinations. On their demand, we unanimously decided that the right to decide on detention will be left to the states and it will be done anytime soon,” Javadekar said.


If anyone can resolve Kashmir problem, it is PM Modi: Mehbooba

Reacting to the worsening situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can resolve the Kashmir problem as he has a strong mandate and appealed to him to pull the valley out of morass. “He (PM) has a strong mandate. Whatever decision he takes, the country will support him,” said Mufti, whose party is running a government in coalition with the BJP.


J&K Governor N.N. Vohra meets PM Modi
Governor N.N. Vohra met Prime Minister Modi and apprised him of the security situation and the development works undertaken by the government in the state, sources said. Vohra had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday to discuss the worsening security and law and order situation in the state. There has been a spate in militant attacks in Kashmir.


Baba Ramdev to enter fast food business

Capitalising on the global trend of vegetarian food, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali said it will enter the quick service restaurant (QSR) space by offering 400 vegetarian recipes, The Times of India report said. Stressing on the importance of vegetarian food, the company said it will not have any separate menu for North Indian and South Indian population. He said that the MNCs here were not working for the country’s development, rather their sole objective was to “loot” India.


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