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Last updated: Aug 30 2014 08:06 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How the children of Poonch struggle to attain their fundamental right to education 28.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
The 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 makes education a Fundamental Right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by stating "the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine". The Act further provides under Article 51-A (k) that it shall be a fundamental duty of every citizen of India who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child between the age of six and fourteen years. But in India today, 4% of our children never start school. 58 percent don't complete primary schools. And 90% don't complete school. On a global map India has the third highest rate of teacher absenteeism, costing USD 2 billion per year. Despite the high rate of school enrolments, India has the largest number of illiterate adults compared to any other country. On one hand when urban India is battling its weak areas in the educational system, rural India has not seen a clear light of day ...
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Government notifies Act to empower Sebi with extra powers 28.8.2014 ET: Policy
The new Act has as many as 57 clauses to amend various sections of the Sebi Act and two other related legislations.
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Here's how Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to identify and evaluate obsolete laws 28.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
In an attempt to review laws that have gone obsolete over the years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a committee that will identify acts and rules from the last 15 years. The committee has been asked to submit its report within three months, following which it will be introduced in the winter session of the parliament. The committee will be examining all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1998,  Zee News reports . Earlier, too, Modi had expressed concern that out of the 1,382 Acts recommended for repeal by the committee, only 415 have been repealed so far. He has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules, Zee News stated. A new comprehensive bill will be introduced during the Winter Session of Parliament based on the committee's recommendations. The committee will be headed by R Ramanujam, Secretary in the Prime ...
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US government sues small city in Minnesota over denial of permit for mosque 28.8.2014 DNA: Mumbai
The US federal government has sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony in the state of Minnesota for violating a law by rejecting permission for a proposed mosque. "Religious freedom is one of our most cherished rights, and there are few aspects of that right more central than the ability of communities to establish places for collective worship," Acting Assistant Attorney General Moran said. The lawsuit alleges that the council's decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to set up a worship center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalised Persons Act passed by Congress in 2000. The complaint, filed in the US District Court in Minneapolis, alleges that the city council treated an application for a conditional use permit to assemble in the Business Center filed by Abu Huraira on less than equal terms as other, non-religious, conditional use permits for assembly.  The denial of the necessary permit for the worship center ...
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Kal Cables moves Madras HC over licence cancellation 28.8.2014 ET: Media
Kal Cables in its affidavit has said that the act of sending notice of cancellation of licence registration is "vindictive, malafide and with ulterior reasons."
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NHRC to examine juvenile justice bill 28.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will examine "inherent contradictions" and inadequacies in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill that was introduced in the Lok Sabha during the last Parliament ...
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HC accuses Sonia of not abiding by CIC directive 28.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
In what could spell trouble for Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the Delhi high court on Wednesday issued directions on a petition accusing her of failure to abide by a Central Information Commission ...
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PM s new panel to identify and phase out obsolete laws 28.8.2014 TOI: India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday constituted a committee to identify all obsolete and archaic laws with a view to weeding them out ...
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Advice on charged ministers 28.8.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
New Delhi, Aug. 27: A constitution bench of the Supreme Court today advised the Prime Minister and chief ministers to desist from appointing as ministers those against whom charges have been framed by a criminal court.
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Centre dumps Gadgil panel 28.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The Centre on Wednesday dumped the Madhav Gadgil committee report and told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that the Kasturirangan panel recommendations would be considered for conservation of the Western ...
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Netas charged with heinous crimes may be barred from polls for 13 years 28.8.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
The law ministry is ready with the draft bill of Representation of People Act and depending on PM's approval may table it in Parliament in the next ...
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Pune blasts: MCOCA court order stayed 27.8.2014 DNA: Opinion
The Bombay high court on Wednesday stayed a Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court order, discharging eight accused charged for the 2012 Jangli Maharaj road serial bomb blast in Pune, and directed them to be tried only under the Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act. A division bench of Justice PV Hardas and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai admitted the appeal filed by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) challenging the order of the special court passed on August 2. The special court, while dropping the charge, had held that MCOCA cannot be applied to the accused as terrorist activities were not aimed at pecuniary gains, as defined under the Maharashtra law. While dropping the charge, the judges had said a person cannot be identified as offender simultaneously under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and MCOCA. Advocate Raja Thakre, appearing for the ATS, said: "When there was material to attract the provisions of both UAPA and MCOCA, there was no ground to drop the ...
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PM Modi sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws 27.8.2014 TOI: Home
Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion".
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Government mulling amendments to MMDR Act to bring mineral auction 27.8.2014 ET: Policy
Government is considering amendments to the MMDR Act, 1957, to bring in provision of auction for bulk minerals like iron ore & others.
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Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Meets Chief Minister, Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik to take Forward Steel & Mines Sector in the State 27.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister for Steel, Mines, Labour & Employment Shri Narendra Singh Tomar met the Chief Minister, Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar today. In the meeting, they held discussions on various issues relating to mining, steel and development in the state of Odisha. The Minister assured every support for the state government in development of steel and mines sector. Shri Tomar apprised Shri Patnaik about various steps that have been taken by the central government for bringing improvements in these areas.
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PM sets up Committee to identify obsolete laws within three months 27.8.2014 Govt of india: PIB
PM sets up Committee to identify obsolete laws within three months
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Narendra Modi sets up committee to identify obsolete laws within three months 27.8.2014 DNA: India
According to news reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of a Committee to carry out a review to identify obsolete laws. Modi, who is known to follow a stringent approach to work has time and again made it clear that his objective is, 'More governance, less government'.  This newly-constituted Committee will examine all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1998. Narendra Modi has expressed concern that out of the 1382 Acts recommended for repeal by that Committee, only 415 have been repealed so far. He has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules. The Committee will also examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last ten to fifteen years.  The Committee will be chaired by Shri R. Ramanujam, Secretary PMO. Shri V.K. Bhasin, former Secretary, Legislative Department, will ...
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Supreme Court was wise to not lay down law on disqualitfication of ministers: Subramanian Swamy 27.8.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court was wise in not laying down the law on disqualification of ministers. Swamy told ANI, "I think, therefore, the Supreme Court was wise in not laying down the law, because it would have been improper. So, they have done the second best thing and that is an appeal to the conscience of the Prime Minister to try and find out people with clean background." "It is correct judgment, because strictly speaking the Supreme Court has to go by the law. If there is no law they can't make one, because the power of making law is with the Parliament of India. Now the law is essentially codified in the representation of people's act, which has restrictions on who you would consider as of people with criminal background", he added. Citing an example, Swamy said, "Supposing there is an FIR, you can't say that the person is having a criminal background. Or even a police charge sheet is not a criminal background. If the charges are ...
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Supreme Court places onus on Narendra Modi in disqualifying ministers with criminal past 27.8.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to disqualify ministers with criminal cases and placed the onus on the Prime Minister's wisdom. The apex court also made the point that those involved in serious offences should not be ministers at all. This came as a relief for Narendra Modi as his cabinet has many ministers with criminal pasts, but the shift in onus has again placed a huge responsibility on him.  Here's what the Constitution bench of the country's five senior-most judges, headed by Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, said: * Corruption is an enemy of the nation. As a trustee of the Constitution, the PM is expected not to appoint unwarranted persons as ministers, no disqualification can be prescribed, * It is expected that the PM will not appoint persons against whom charges have been framed and he is facing trial. We leave it to the PM and chief ministers.  * The Centre had argued that the dismissal of ministers would be against the constitutional prerogative of the PM and the will of the people, and ...
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Jaitley hopeful of Parliament nod on Insurance Bill by year-end 27.8.2014 TOI: India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expressed hope that long-pending Insurance Bill seeking to hike FDI cap to 49 per cent will be passed by Parliament by the end of this ...
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