Top news of the day: SC to consider sending 10% quota law challenge to Constitution Bench, special court reserves verdict in Samjhauta Express blasts case, and more

File picture of the Samjhauta Express in flames after it was hit by blasts near Panipat, Haryana, on February 18, 2007.

File picture of the Samjhauta Express in flames after it was hit by blasts near Panipat, Haryana, on February 18, 2007.   | Photo Credit: AP

Here are the important news stories of the day

SC to consider sending 10% quota law challenge to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to consider the question whether the challenge to the 10% economic reservation law should be heard by a Constitution Bench.

Samjhauta Express blasts case: special NIA court reserves verdict; next hearing on March 14

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday deferred its order in the case of blasts on the Samjhauta Express on February 18, 2007, near Panipat in Haryana that killed 68 people and injured a dozen.

President confers Padma awards on 47 ‘inspiring’ personalities

Forty-seven prominent personalities, including Malayalam actor Mohanlal, former Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, Akali Dal leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and renowned journalist Kuldip Nayar (posthumous), were conferred the Padma awards by President Ram Nath Kovind here on Monday.

National Herald case: our eviction due to BJP’s ‘pathological hatred’ of Nehruvian ideals, AJL tells SC

Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the publishers of The National Herald, moved the Supreme Court on Monday against their eviction from a centrally-located building in the National Capital, tracing their dislodgement to the “pathological hatred” felt by the BJP towards the secular ideals of India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who founded the paper.

TTV Dhinakaran moves SC; says no rules were subverted to appoint Sasikala as party general secretary

Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran on Monday moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court judgment upholding an Election Commission of India (ECI) decision to recognise the E.K. Palaniswami-O. Panneerselvam faction as the “real” All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) worthy of the ‘two leaves’ election symbol.

RBI board had said note ban a commendable step but will have short-term negative effect on GDP for current year

The Reserve Bank of India board, which included the present Governor Shaktikanta Das as a director, had warned of short-term negative impact of demonetisation on the country’s economic growth and observed that the unprecedented move will not have any material impact on tackling the black money menace.

PNB scam: ED files fresh charge sheet against Nirav Modi under anti-money laundering law

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a fresh charge sheet against Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi under the anti-money laundering law, officials said on Monday.

'Key conspirator' in Pulwama suicide car bomb attack among 2 militants killed in encounter

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) 'commander' Mudasir Ahmad Khan, a “key conspirator” in the Pulwama suicide car bomb attack that left 40 CRPF jawans dead on February 14 last, was among two militants killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama on Sunday night, a Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police spokesman said on Monday.

India can’t stop water from flowing into Pakistan: Pak official

 India cannot stop the flow of water into Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty, a top Pakistani officials said on Monday, asserting that Islamabad will move the International Court for Arbitration if New Delhi halts the water from the Ravi, Sutlej and Beas rivers.

Iranian couple arrested after marriage proposal in public

A young Iranian couple have been arrested after a marriage proposal in public, captured on a video clip that went viral on social media. The police say the pair offended Islamic mores on public decency but were later released on bail.

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