QAhead: What Will Make Headlines Today, June 5, 2015

Here are the stories which will make it to the headlines today, June 5, 2015.

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Human Rights Activist Irom Sharmila addressing media persons in Delhi (Photo: Reuters)

1. Rahul Gandhi To Resume his Padyatra From Odisha Today

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will resume his countrywide padyatra (foot march) from Odisha today. The padyatra had been launched from Vidarbha in Maharashtra on April 30 to protest the BJP-led NDA government’s policies on farm, land and labour reforms. In Odisha, Gandhi will highlight the “failures” of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal. He will also meet a section of tribals in Jharsuguda – his second visit to the area after having addressed a tribal youth convention there in July 2014.

2. Court to Hear Case Against Irom Sharmila Today

A Delhi court will today hear a case in which rights activist Irom Sharmila is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar in 2006.  Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who was scheduled to record evidence in the case, fixed today and tomorrow for further proceedings as Sharmila did not appear before the court.

3. IIT-M Emergency Meeting Today

The Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M) has decided to convene an emergency meeting of the Board of Students to discuss the recent de-recognition of one of its student bodies, which has sparked a national controversy. The meeting has been scheduled for today, said members of the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC) who met the institute’s director-in-charge on Tuesday, as IIT-M director Bhaskar Ramamurthy is out of the country.

4. Mamata Banerjee to Leave for Dhaka Today.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave Kolkata for Dhaka today and join Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will formally sign the Land Boundary Agreement along with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the next day.

I will be reaching Bangladesh on June 5 and will be back on June 6 after the signing of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)
– Banerjee said

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a two-day visit to Bangladesh from June 6.

5. Panel of State FMs to Submit Views on GST Today

The State Finance Ministers’ panel will submit their views on the goods and service tax (GST) Bill top the Rajya Sabha Select Panel today. The Rajya Sabha Select panel on GST is expected to submit the report before the Monsoon Session begins.

6. Netherlands PM to visit India Today

Prime Minister Mark Rutte of Netherlands, accompanied by two ministers and a large trade delegation, will arrive in India today. He will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, and will be accompanied by Foreign Trade Minister Lilianne Ploumen and Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma.

7. DU Offline Admissions to Begin Today

The offline application process for admissions to Delhi University’s undergraduate courses is set to begin today, with over two lakh candidates having already registered online for the same. The eight registration centres where offline forms will be accepted are Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PG DAV College, Rajdhani College, Shyam Singh College and SGTB Khalsa College.

8. Revanth Reddy’s Bail Petition Adjourned to Today

The Special Court for Anti-Corruption Bureau Cases at Nampally on Tuesday adjourned the hearing to today on the bail petition of TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy, who was arrested in the ‘Cash for Vote’ case.

9. Muzaffarnagar Gangrape Case Plea: Court Order Today

A local court will today pronounce its order on a plea seeking issuance of arrest warrants against five persons accused of gang-raping a 30-year-old woman during the riots in 2013. Senior lawyer Vrinda Grover argued that the warrants against the accused should be issued as the victim’s statement was already recorded in the court. The proceedings were recorded in camera.

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