Supreme Court panel to probe alleged fake encounters in Manipur

The Supreme Court today decided to appoint a commission to investigate alleged fake encounters in Manipur. The commission will have former Supreme Court judge Santosh Hegde, former Chief Election Comm... Related Stories After Supreme Court rap, government set to notify rules to regulate drug trials Supreme Court asks government if lawmakers facing sexual assault charges can be disqualified ...

Supreme Court to appoint panel to inquire into Manipur encounter killings

The Supreme Court today decided to appoint a commission comprising former judge Santosh Hegde, former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) JM Lyngdoh and a senior police officer to hold an inquiry into t... Related Stories Need to reduce age limit for juveniles to 16, say states Eight accused in Delhi police constable's death move High Court for quashing case Police rescue Indian whose finger was ...

Senator from cotton state named top Republican on farm panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran claimed the role of Republican leader on the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday, giving the U.S. cotton-and-rice-growing region a more powerful voice in the debate over how to reform farm subsidies. Cochran, who chaired the committee from 2003 to 2007, displaced Pat Roberts from Kansas, one of the largest wheat-growing states. Roberts ...

Senate panel to examine CIA contacts with "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After the Senate Intelligence Committee's chairwoman expressed outrage over scenes that imply "enhanced interrogations" of CIA detainees produced a breakthrough in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the panel has begun a review of contacts between the makers of the film "Zero Dark Thirty" and CIA officials. In the latest controversy surrounding the film, Reuters has learned ...

Contested UTLA panel elections signal internal fissures

Some union members fear outside groups that encouraged teachers to run for UTLA's House of Representatives, its official decision-making body, will try to influence policy. The young staff at the Alexander Science Center has been hard hit by seniority-based layoffs, the main factor behind a turnover of at least 28 teachers in the last five years — this in a school with a faculty of about 28.

Contested UTLA panel elections signal internal fissures

Some union members fear outside groups that encouraged teachers to run for UTLA's House of Representatives, its official decision-making body, will try to influence policy. The young staff at the Alexander Science Center has been hard hit by seniority-based layoffs, the main factor behind a turnover of at least 28 teachers in the last five years — this in a school with a faculty of about 28.

Contested UTLA panel elections signal internal fissures

Some union members fear outside groups that encouraged teachers to run for UTLA's House of Representatives, its official decision-making body, will try to influence policy. The young staff at the Alexander Science Center has been hard hit by seniority-based layoffs, the main factor behind a turnover of at least 28 teachers in the last five years — this in a school with a faculty of about 28.