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Bail given: Italy; up to SC: India

UN tribunal order sparks new row03 May 2016 | 1:40 AM

NEW DELHI: India and Italy today continued their posturing even as the UN Court in The Hague reportedly ruled that the Italian marine Salvatore Girone should be allowed to travel back home on bail even as the arbitration proceedings go on.

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Bail given: Italy; up to SC: IndiaMarine Salvatore Girone

Simran Sodhi

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2

India and Italy today continued their posturing even as the UN Court in The Hague reportedly ruled that the Italian marine Salvatore Girone should be allowed to travel back home on bail even as the arbitration proceedings go on. Italy was quick to claim that it has succeeded in bringing the marine back home, while sources in the government here said Italy was “misrepresenting the tribunal order”.

Sources say the tribunal order affirms the Supreme Court of India’s authority and that India and Italy have been asked to approach the Supreme Court for relaxation of bail conditions for Girone. Sources maintain his possible return to Italy is strictly conditional on Italy guaranteeing to send him back, if needed.

Both India and Italy have been embroiled in a diplomatic row since 2012 when Girone and fellow marine Massimiliano Latorre were arrested for killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala. The marines in their defence said they mistook the fishermen for pirates. Italy argued since the incident took place in international waters, India has no jurisdiction over the matter.

While Girone has been residing on the Italian Embassy premises in the capital here, Latorre was allowed to travel back to Italy in 2014 for treatment after suffered a stroke.

According to the Italian foreign ministry, it will start consultations with India that the conditions to give effect to the decision of the arbitral tribunal are quickly defined and agreed. According to an Italian news agency, the ruling about the same will be made public tomorrow.

Affirms SC’s authority

The UN arbitration tribunal order affirms the Supreme Court of India’s authority. It has reportedly asked India and Italy to approach the apex court for relaxation of the Marine’s bail conditions

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Forest fire scare in Dharampur now

03 May 2016 | 2:11 AM

SOLAN: Around 600 students and 150 staffers of a residential school near Dharampur were evacuated to an open field after a forest fire threatened to engulf the complex around 10 am today.

SC orders overhaul of medical education

03 May 2016 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to overhaul the medical education system within a year to improve the quality of doctors and health services and appoint within a fortnight a three-member committee headed by retired Chief Justice of India RM Lodha to oversee the functions of the Medical Council of India (MCI) till then.

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03 May 2016 | 2:13 AM

NEW DELHI: Distinguished public servant Gurbachan Jagat has joined as a trustee of The Tribune.

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03 May 2016 | 1:42 AM

NEW DELHI: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose passport has been revoked by the government, on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha.

Govt to move SC over ban on diesel taxis in Delhi

Govt to move SC over ban on diesel taxis in Delhi

03 May 2016 | 1:37 AM

NEW DELHI: As protesting taxi drivers created a traffic chaos here today, the government said it will request the Supreme Court to reconsider the ban on plying of diesel taxis in the national capital.

On tape: Woman abducted from public place in Bengaluru

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03 May 2016 | 1:43 AM

BENGALURU: In a shocking incident caught on camera, a 22-year old woman from North-East was kidnapped at a residential locality here by an unidentified man who allegedly tried to molest her, as bystanders watched passively.


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IG terms gangsters’ offensive FB posts freedom of speech

03 May 2016 | 1:38 AM

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03 May 2016 | 1:05 AM

RAKHIGARHI (HISAR): Archaeological findings and scientific data have indicated that Rakhigarhi had been the more important centre of the Indus Valley Civilisation than the townships of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro located in Pakistan.

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03 May 2016 | 12:57 AM

DEHRADUN: Three persons have died, 14 have been injured and three have been arrested for allegedly causing forest fires that have devastated 3185 hectares of forest area in the Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand, Additional Chief Secretary S Ramaswamy said.

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03 May 2016 | 1:31 AM

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NoYusuf Pathan celebrates after leading KKR to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Monday. afp

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03 May 2016 | 2:22 AM

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