The United States and Iran are drafting elements of a nuclear deal that commits Tehran to a 40 per cent cut in the number of machines it could use to make an atomic bomb, officials told The Associated Press today.
The six-day session of ADP, United Nation's subsidiary body on climate change, has concluded here with nearly 200 member countries adopting the 86-page text as the basis for negotiation on reaching a climate agreement in Paris scheduled to be held in December.
A hearing to determine the legitimacy of panel dominated by Islamists which approved the draft Constitution by President Mohamed Mursi was reportedly postponed on Sunday by Supreme Constitutional court.
Amid a raging controversy over
land acquisition, the government on Friday unveiled a new draft bill
putting in place a transparent, legal framework aimed at
giving adequate compensation to land owners and ensuring
rehabilitation of those displaced.
Contrary to Anna Hazare team`s description of government`s Lokpal Bill draft as a "very big hoax", Swami Agnivesh, an associate of the Gandhian`s anti-graft campaign, termed the latest draft as an "improvement" of its 2010 draft.
Torture including over-drives and over-loads and unnecessary killing of any animal will be dealt with stringent punishment and heavy fines, according to the Environment Ministry`s proposed draft Animal Welfare Act, 2011.