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Gujarat HC Bar Association prez moves court over no-confidence motion 22.6.2018 DNA: Top News
A petition in the Gujarat high court has sought that a no-confidence motion brought against the president of the Gujarat Bar Association be declared illegal and in blatant defiance of the law and should be set aside. The petition filed by Asim Pandya, president of the Gujarat high court's advocates association in the court of Justice Bela Trivedi also sought the court's directions to the managing committee of the Association to take a decision on the resignation letter submitted by the petitioner (the president of the association). The petitioner has stated that despite him sending a resignation letter, the committee did not accept it but instead passed a no confidence motion against him to malign his reputation. As per the facts of the case, the petitioner got elected as the president of the association in 2016 and got elected unopposed for a second term on 2017. In April 30, 2018, some members of the association sought an extraordinary general body meeting for a condolence meet of a lawyer killed ...
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Panama Paper Leaks: Multi Agency Group looking into fresh revelations, says finance ministry 22.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The finance ministry on Thursday said the fresh revelations under the 'Panama Paper Leaks' are being looked into by the Multi Agency Group (MAG), which includes the tax department and the Reserve Bank. The 'Panama Paper leaks' were originally revealed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on April 4, 2016, following which, the Indian government had set up the MAG to probe the matter. As per a report in a section of media, more than 1.2 million fresh documents, of which about 12,000 are linked to Indians, have come to light. "The fresh release made in the media today under the Panama Paper Leaks' is being promptly looked into by the law enforcement agencies under the aegis of the MAG already constituted for facilitating coordinated and speedy investigation," the ministry said in a release. It said the Panama Paper leaks involving 426 persons have been already investigated by the Income Tax Department and other member agencies of the MAG. In the 74 cases found actionable, it ...
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Rate of Exchange of Foreign Currency in Indian Rupee notified. 21.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) No.49/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.
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Prompt investigation in fresh series of cases pertaining to ‘Panama Papers’ 21.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The fresh release made in the media today under ‘Panama Paper Leaks’ is being promptly looked into by the law enforcement agencies under the aegis of the Multi Agency Group (MAG) already constituted for facilitating coordinated and speedy investigation.
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Make agriculture Viable, Profitable & Sustainable: Vice President 21.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for making agriculture viable, profitable and sustainable to improve the lot of farmers and ensure home-grown food security.   Inaugurating a two-day National Consultation on Making Agriculture Sustainable and Profitable at Vaikuntha Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Managemen, Pune in Maharashtra today, the Vice President said concerted, coordinated and focused action is required to double the farmers income in the coming years.
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Smart policing is the need of the hour: Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir at 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Print Bureaux 21.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has said that there is a need to amend the Identification of Prisoners Act 1920, to provide legal authority for taking of finger impressions, photographs and measurements of persons arrested.
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OBC aspirants face the brunt of new norm in Delhi University 21.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
With changes in the norms for students seeking admission under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category at the Delhi University (DU), students faced difficulties on the first two days of the admission process. This year, the university has asked the aspirants to produce certificates issued only after March 31, 2018. Most of the aspirants, who turned up for admission, were left in a lurch when they were asked to produce recent certificates given to them by the authorities. "I did not know that the norm has changed for the OBC certificate. I have an old certificate with me and now I will have to go back to my hometown in Himachal Pradesh and get it renewed," said Sandhi Soni, an aspirant at the Kirori Mal College (KMC). Until last year, the aspirants were allowed to submit certificates that were issued up to a year ago. "Many students had not read the rules properly and were confused when we did not accept their documents," said an admission official at the Hansraj College. However, later in the day ...
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Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir to inaugurate the 19th all India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureaux in Hyderabad tomorrow 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir will inaugurate the 19th all India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureaux in Hyderabad tomorrow. During the two-day conference, participants will deliberate on latest Automatic Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS), usage experience of AFIS in Maharashtra and Telangana, integration of Finger Prints with CCTNS/ICJS.
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Amendment in Rule 10CB of IT Rules, 1962 in respect of computation of interest income pursuant to secondary adjustment u/s 92CE of IT Act, 1961 – Comments and suggestions 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In order to make the actual allocation of funds consistent with that of the primary adjustment, section 92CE was inserted in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) vide Finance Act, 2017 with effect from 1st April, 2018, to provide for secondary adjustment by attributing income to the excess money lying in the hands of the associated enterprise (AE).
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CCI approves the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG under Section 31(7) of the Competition Act, 2002, subject to modifications/remedies to address the anti-competitive effects resulting from the said acquisition 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
On 7th August, 2017, the Competition Commission of India (Commission) received a notice from Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (Bayer) in relation to its proposed acquisition of Monsanto Company (Monsanto). Bayer, the acquirer, is a German stock corporation and is a life sciences company with competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture.
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Dam Safety Bill, 2018: a step towards standardizing and strengthening dam safety practices and institutions 20.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet,in its meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 13.6.18,  approved the proposal for introduction of Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in the Parliament. The objective of this Bill is to help develop uniform, countrywide procedures for ensuring the safety of dams.
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Insurance firms hold talks with MahaRera on land title premium 20.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Insurance companies are in discussion with the authorities of Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRera) to fix a premium on land title insurance products. Land title insurance will soon be made mandatory for the registered developers in Maharashtra. The title insurance will secure new buyers of properties from any losses that could arise due to a certain defect in the property title. As per the Rera Act, title insurance is mandatory for housing projects but insurance companies were yet to design such products for the same. Now insurance companies have applied to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irda) for launching title insurance products. However, Rera authorities are worried that the title insurance policy premium shouldn't be high. Initially, the premium would be paid by the developer, but after receiving the conveyance from the builder the society would be liable to pay for the premium payment. As insurance premium would be decided on the gross development ...
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Gujarat: Session starts, RTE admissions in limbo 20.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
The attempts of the state government to send more children to school under the Right to Education (RTE) Act seem to have gone futile this year. With over a week of the new session already over, the RTE admissions are in a limbo for various reasons. It all started with over 30,000 seats lying vacant after the first round of admissions, followed by a long delay before the second round. On the other hand, the CBSE schools have written to the state government, seeking clarity on the age rule under the RTE Act, which is different from the CBSE rules. As per the RTE Act, to be eligible for admission in Class 1, students have to be five years old, whereas it is six as per the CBSE rules. Moreover, parents seeking the RTE way to get education for their children have raised the problem in the system due to lack of a grievance redressal mechanism. They have accused officials of not accepting their objection applications in cases where the schools allotted to them were not viable. Many have alleged that schools ...
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European Union set to launch WTO reform against US Tariffs 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
European Union countries will commit to drive reform of the World Trade Organization to ensure trade is both free and fair, assuming their leaders adopt draft conclusions prepared ahead of next week's EU summit. EU leaders will meet in Brussels on June 28-29 to discuss a range of issues, including migration and security as well as trade, which has taken on added importance after US President Donald Trump imposed import tariffs on EU steel and aluminium. The draft conclusions see EU leaders calling on the European Commission, which oversees EU trade policy, to produce proposals with "like-minded partners" that could improve the WTO's functioning in "crucial areas" and ensure a level playing field. Such areas would include new rules on subsidies, enforcement, negotiations and a different view of development. The call would echo French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal at the end of May to overhaul global trading rules. Macron said the EU, the United States, China and Japan should together draw up a ...
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UK: Theresa May government suffers fresh Brexit defeat, sparking new showdown 19.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Britain's House of Lords inflicted another defeat on the government today over its flagship Brexit bill, sending it back to MPs and setting up a fresh showdown between Prime Minister Theresa May and her pro-European rebels. Unelected peers in the upper house voted by 354 to 235 to support a rebel amendment on the role parliament should play if the government fails to secure a deal with the European Union before Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019. "I want to ensure that parliament does have a meaningful vote and I don't want to see that left to chance," said Lord Hailsham, the member of May's Conservative Party who proposed the motion. The amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill was drawn up in consultation with pro-European MPs in the lower House of Commons, who will have a chance to vote on it themselves on Wednesday. They had threatened to rebel on the same issue when they debated the bill last week, but held off following personal assurances from May that she would heed their concerns. However, her ...
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Rajasthan: Sanjay Agarwal to attend Interpol meet on organised crime 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Police commissioner Sanjay Agarwal will take participation in 24th Interpol, Americas Regional Conference scheduled to be held in Punta Del Este, Uruguay from July 10 to 13. The department of personnel (DoP) has given clearance to his foreign visit. According to the sources, senior law enforcement officials focus on the critical transnational crime issues in the Americas Regional Conference. Organised crime including drugs, human and weapons trafficking, terrorism and cybercrime are discussed by delegates from participating countries.  The participants from India, who generally happen to be IPS officers, share regional operational strategies against crime, weapons trafficking and cybercrime. This time, the Union ministry of External Affairs has picked Raj cadre IPS officer Agarwal to be part of the delegates attending the regional conference. The officer will be on a three-day deputation (excluding journey time), to attend the conference starting from July 10. As per rules laid in the permission ...
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Right to Service Act for tree trimming being misused: Activist 19.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
After the fatal incident in Chembur last monsoon, where a 54-year-old lady, Kanchan Nath died after a coconut tree fell on her, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) passed a proposal to include tree trimming under the Right to Services Act. This meant that after receiving requests to trim dangerous trees, the tree department will either prune trees within a stipulated time frame or give reasons – in writing – for denying permission. However, instead of trimming risky branches on priority, the service is misused as more and more applications are submitted and immediate permissions are granted by BMC, said tree activists. This decision to include tree trimming under Right to Services Act was taken after the Chembur's society complained that even after seeking permission to cut the coconut tree, the ward's tree officer denied to cut it and then, Kanchan Nath died while taking a walk. Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Gardens), Kishore Kshirsagar said, "We have implemented the service online and we ...
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33 New initiatives have been taken by the Government to strengthen education sector in last 4 years- Shri Prakash Javadekar 18.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Human Resources Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar has said that 33 new initiatives have been taken by the Government in the last four years to strengthen the education system. Addressing a Press Conference at New Delhi today on the achievements of four years of HRD Ministry, Shri Javadekar said that revolutionary changes have been made to provide affordable and quality education for all. The Minister said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi transformational changes have taken place in the education sector bringing in accessibility, quality, accountability, equity & affordability and have also given a tremendous push to research and innovation.
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Construction sector jobs witnessing double-digit increase; job market looking up: Arun Jaitley 18.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday wrote a detailed blog on the economy, stating that there had been an increase in jobs. “An analysis of the data released clearly shows that the construction sector is expanding by double digits. It is a job creating sector. Investment is increasing. Domestic investment is also increasing. The FDI is at an unprecedented level. The IBC is unlocking the value in the Non-Performing Assets. Fixed capital formation is growing. Manufacturing is expanding. We are spending huge amounts on infrastructure creation. Expenditure on rural projects has increased in a big way. The social sector schemes, more particularly the financial inclusion programmes, have created a wave of self-employment. Each one of these is a high job creating sector,” Jaitley wrote in his blog. He also addressed the GDP data rise, impact of structural reforms,  and revenue situation. Read the full blog here The Fourth quarter results of GDP data showed a phenomenal 7.7 percent growth rate and has ...
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Welcome to Philippines, land where tech has turned couples into cybersex child traffickers 18.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam. Ruby's doubts turned to despair when her new employers - a husband and wife - dragged her in front of a computer and webcam and explained that her work would entail stripping and performing sex acts for paying customers across the globe. "It was like a bomb exploded," Ruby, now 21, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an empty church in Tagaytay city in the Philippines. "I had seen cybersex dens in TV shows and movies, but I didn't know that they existed in real life." "I had been totally fooled," Ruby added. "I was forced to do things you could not imagine a 16-year-old having to endure." Ruby is not a rare case but one of a rising number of ever-younger victims of cybersex trafficking - a form of modern-day slavery where children are abused and raped over livestreams. The Philippines is seen by rights groups as ...
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