Bihar government seeks Centre’s intervention
In a meet convened by Prime Minister, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought Centre’s intervention as he revealed that Nepal was non-cooperative in executing flood management work as districts in Northern Bihar have been inundated due to rivers originating in Nepal.
At present, the entire north Bihar is affected by the calamity and the situation is likely to remain grim till September. We received no cooperation from the government of Nepal this year, while we were to repair an embankment in Madhepura and another one in Madhubani, that falls in no man’s land. This situation deserves attention
Chief Minister also added hasn’t received its share of water Ganga as per Farakka Barrage Agreement and wanted Centre to take up the issue with Bangladesh.
”As per the Indo-Bangladesh agreement, a discharge of 1,500 cusecs has to be ensured through the barrage. Of this, Bihar contributes 1,100 cusecs and is left with only 400 cusecs for its own use. This deprives Bihar of its due share
of water from the Ganga, despite the river flowing through its territory”
-Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM
Palghar lynching case: 28 accused get bail
A Palghar court on granted bail to 28 accused in mob- lynching case in which 3 people were killed as no charge sheet was filed against them in 90 days.
The 28 accused were arrested on the basis of 2 FIRs relating to murder and attempt to murder. However, 18 among these will be taken into custody as their names figure in the 3rd charge sheet which named 47 people for obstructing police, rioting and attempt to murder.
A total of 154 people were arrested for the attack that took place at Gadchinchale village in Kasa area of Palghar.
Sachin Pilot meets Rahul Ghandhi
Ahead of the crucial Rajasthan assembly session from August 14, rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot indicated a compromise. Former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot expressed his ”interest” to work for the Congress party and its government in the state after he met Rahul Gandhi.
AICC general secretary (Organisation) K C Venugopal the two ”youth” leaders had a “frank, open and conclusive discussion” following which Sonia Gandhi constituted a 3 member committee to address the issues raised by Sachin.
Former Pakistani President Zardari indicted in corruption case
An anti-corruption court in Pakistan’s Islamabad indicted ex-President Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a corruption case where in he ‘influenced authorities to release loans to front companies”.
Asif Ali Zardari is the husband of late Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and this development now paves the way for the trial to commence.
Others who have been indicted in the case include the Omni Group chief Anwar Majeed, Sher Ali, Farooq Abdullah, Saleem Faisal and Muhammad Hanif, all however have maintained innocence and pleaded not guilty.
Zardari has been indicted for using his clout as the President to influence officials to release loans to front companies to a tune of Rs 1.5 billion and this was then transferred for his personal use through fake accounts and causing Pakistani exchequer a loss of Rs 3.77 billion.