Summary of The Hindu 4th FEBRUARY 2024

L.K. Advani to get Bharat Ratna

Former Vice Prime Minister and BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani has been chosen for Bharat Ratna award .

PM Modi in his tweet wrote “ One of the most respected statesman of our times , this contribution to the development of India is monumental . “

Court permits Hemant Soren to attend vote of Confidence .

A special PMLA court granted request of Hemant Soren to participate in trust vote in Jharkhand Assembly .

Currently Hemant Soren is in five day ED custody.

The floor test will be held on Monday .  80 memeber Jharkhand Assembly will require 41 memeber suport to form government.

JMM had given signed letter of support of 43 MLAs to form the govt .

Time to rethink , reimagine and reform legal system , says Modi

Commonwealth Attorney and Solicitor General conference started in Delhi . Speaking at the inauguration. PM Modi speaking on this occassion lighted on nature and scope of crimes in recent times , and of multinational criminal networks and their use. of latest technology in finding and operations .

He also highlighted challges of rise of Cryptocurrency and cyber threats .

30 economic fugitives were located abroad in ,2022  : report

Interpol recently shared 305 reports on “  foreign terrorist fighters “ in 2022 , the report has following key points

     As many as 278 fugitives wanted in other countries were located in India in 2022 .

     30 Indian fugitives were located abroad .and 24 were deported in 2022 .

Laddakh  residents seek statehood and constitutional safeguard

Laddakh observed a complete shutdown on Saturday as thousands gathered in Leh to demand constitutional safeguard , protection of  cultural identity and statehood for the state .

Currently a high powered committee of home ministry is in talk with Laddakh civil society regarding these demands .

World

US airstrike in Iraq and Syria leave 40 dead

US on Saturday launched airstrike on more than 85 places that was linked to Iran ‘s Revolutionary Guard .  40 people were killed in the strike that killed in the strike , which use of B1 bombers .

The strike was in retaliation of death or 3 US soldiers in Iran backed  militant group in Jordan earlier in the week .

The White house said that US had informed Iraq ahead of strike.

Iraq condemned the strike and called US envoy ..

Despite strike the Pentagon has said that it doesn’t want to escalate tension in region .

Earlier Joe Biden had told that US will respond at time and place of its own choosing .

In a historic shift ,  Northern Ireland appoints  Irish Nationalist Michelle ‘o’ Neil as First Minister

Nothern Ireland’s parliament has appointed an Irish nationalist Michelle O  Neil pointed as it’s first minister .

In Ireland a First Minister is equivalent to Prime Minister .  Nothern Ireland is part of United Kingdom .

SriLanka signs free trade agreement with Thailand

SriLanka and Thailand signed a free Trade Agreement on Saturday . The FTA is aimed at enhancing market opportunities with negotiation covering various aspects as Trade in Goods , Investment , and aibtellevtual Property related agreement .

The two countries also signed a new bilateral service agreement ,providing for liberalised services between the two countries .

Imran , wife Bushra get 7 year jail term for ‘ un Islamic ‘ marriage

A Pakistani Court on Saturday sentenced Imran Khan and his wife Bushra for seven years of imprisonment .

Ms. Khan’s first husband , Khanwar Menka had filed the case alleging that she violated the Islamic practice of marriage of not holding mandatory pause ( iddat ) between two marriages .

Mr. Khan has recently been sentenced for 10 year and 14 year jail in Cipher case and Toshalhana case respectively. .

Maldives ask India to share detail about coast guard action in its economic zone

The Maldives governement has asked Indian govt to provide  “ comprehensive details “ of an incident in which three Indian coastguards boarded a Maldivian fishing vessel in Indian Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ ) .

On December 31 , the Indian army intercepted a Maldivian shipping vessel operating in india Exclusive Economic Zone ( EEZ ) located 72 miles of the coast of Dhindhoo  Haa  Alifu atoll .

The India govt has not released any response over Maldivian request .

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