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He said the government was "committed" to file a review petition against the dilution of some provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. "Appropriate follow up actions are being taken", he said. The government has now chose to file a petition, asking the court for a rethink, Union minister Thavar Chand Gehlot told NDTV.
  • Crowd in Kemerovo condemns officials over disaster that killed 41 children

    Crowd in Kemerovo condemns officials over disaster that killed 41 children

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    Hundreds of angry protesters, many of them crying, gathered in central Kemerovo yesterday morning. "Everyone will be checked one by one, from those who issued licenses to those who were supposed to ensure safety", Putin said . On Wednesday, Kemerovo region deputy governor Vladimir Chernov told journalists that the regional authorities supported the initiative of the fire victims' relatives to set up a memorial on the site of the burnt building.
  • Australia cricket scandal: Darren Lehmann set to resign

    Australia cricket scandal: Darren Lehmann set to resign

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    Smith also said that he didn't blame Bancroft or anyone else in the Australian cricket team for the incident and took full responsibility for his involvement in the incident. Smith had already been suspended for one Test and docked his entire match fee by the International Cricket Council , and Sutherland said further punishments "will reflect the gravity of the situation".
  • Australia captain sent home following ball-tampering scandal

    Australia captain sent home following ball-tampering scandal

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    Australia cricket captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner have been banned for 12 months for their role in a ball-tampering scandal in the Test series in South Africa , Cricket Australia (CA) announced. CA Chief Executive James Sutherland met the players at their hotel in Johannesburg's Sandton district to tell them their fate before they flew back to Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels Russian diplomats to 'send message' about Skripal case

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels Russian diplomats to 'send message' about Skripal case

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    It was previously allowed 30. "Those consultations have resulted so far in the expulsion of over 140 Russian officials by over 25 NATO Allies and partners", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. Slovakia also said it would not be taking any steps to expel diplomats now, but that it was summoning the Russian ambassador " without delay ", adding that the development of the situation would influence the country's next steps.
  • Venezuela: Police station fire kills at least 68

    Venezuela: Police station fire kills at least 68

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    A woman kicks at a riot police shield as relatives of prisoners wait to hear news about their family members imprisoned at a police station where a riot broke out, in Valencia , Venezuela , on Wednesday. One woman, Dora Blanco, told local media: "I am a desperate mother". Still others wept quietly and clutched their hands in prayer. National guard troops carrying rifles and wearing bullet-proof vests were deployed to the scene, keeping the families away from the building.
  • Gaza: barrier set on fire, Israel strikes Hamas positions

    Gaza: barrier set on fire, Israel strikes Hamas positions

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    Israel has long rejected the return of Palestinian refugees or their descendants to its territory, arguing that it would undermine its Jewish character. Sources close to Hamas alleged that the protest was initiated by students affiliated with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party.
  • Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston

    Storms could bring severe weather, flash flooding to Houston

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    Forecasters said wind is the main threat, though "a brief tornado or two can not be ruled out". The National Weather Service said areas north the Interstate 10 corridor face the greatest risk of severe weather, though all of southeast Louisiana and southern MS are included in the hazardous weather outlook.
  • Judge will not delay court order for special elections

    Judge will not delay court order for special elections

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    Frank Lasee, who resigned in December to join Walker's administration. Walker has been trying to get around the order. "Representative government and the election of our representatives are never 'unnecessary, ' never a 'waste of taxpayer resources, '" the court wrote in turning down Walker's appeal.
  • Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

    Malala sets foot on home soil after five years

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    The 20-year-old accompanied by her parents, landed in Islamabad from London at around 1.41 am, reports Geo News. As a part of her Pakistan visit, Malala is likely to have meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi , Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other dignitaries.