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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 02, 2018, 06:34 PM(IST)

Hasina Khatun, 24, whose husband Abdul Hashim was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2, 2017. Photograph:( Reuters )

Collegium meets, but defers decision on Justice Joseph's elevation to Supreme Court

The collegium met Wednesday but deferred its decision on the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court. Justice Joseph's name had recently been returned by the government to the collegium for reconsideration. 

Hundreds of dead baby girls found dumped in Pakistan

Hundreds of dead babies have been found dumped in Pakistan in the last year, news reports said Wednesday. Since the beginning of 2017, a total of 345 newbornds have been found dumped in Karachi. 99 per cent of the babies were girls. 

Why not pay IAS officers on basis of calories they need? Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kerjiwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked why IAS officers should not be paid on the basis of calories they need. Kejriwal was addressing a meeting of the Delhi Workers' Conference on May Day or International Workers' Day. 

Rohingya girl recounts horror of escape to UN Security Council envoys

Zohra Begum, 12, was one of several Rohingya refugees who met United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members over the weekend during their visit to the camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Chhota Rajan, 7 others sentenced to life imprisonment in journalist J Dey murder case

Mafia don Chhota Rajan was on Wednesday awarded life sentence by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)  court for the killing of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey seven years ago. 

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