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Ahmedabad citizens a harried lot at Lokdarbar 25.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) organised a two-day Lokdarbar, an on-the-spot tax complaint redressal round, for bringing solutions in the tax bills queries. On day one, the civic body received 737 applications, out of which 436, were resolved. A query of a senior citizen at Bodakdev zonal office ended successfully. "Previously, I had applied to correct my name in the property bill. I made the last application on March 15. They did nothing. I came here today after reading about the Lokdarbar in an advertisement," said Harshad Patel, a 68-year-old applicant. "They asked me to write a new application. I was told I will be called after 15 minutes. They have been making excuses even after an hour has passed. I used to work in AMC. Now, I have no idea about the situation," he said. Patel was one of the people who had come to Lokdarbar and had to file fresh applications. Standing committee chairman Pravin Patel said the first day of Lokdarbar was successful because around 436 applications were ...
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Central government plans Bill in Parliament to scrap 'no-detention' rule 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Central government plans to introduce a bill in the Parliament soon to scrap the existing 'No-Detention' clause, which currently does not allow schools to 'detain' students between classes 5 and 8. Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday told Zee 24 Taas in Pune that many states have demanded that the policy be scraped. "We have formulated a bill in this regard which will be passed in the upcoming session of the Parliament. Schools will conduct exams for class 5 and 8 and if a student fails, he will be given a second chance to pass the exams. However, if he/she fails in the second attempt, the school can them detain the child. The move will help improve learning outcomes," Javadekar said. The minister said that the government is also planning to reduce the syllabus across all standards. "Children in class 2 are given seven books which is a lot for their age. This puts a lot of burden on them and it has to stop," he said. The 'no-detention' policy which is a key component of the RTE act was ...
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Atmosphere of fear in country, situation similar to Pakistan under dictatorship: Rahul Gandhi 17.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Against the backdrop of political developments in Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today claimed the situation in the country was similar to that in Pakistan under "dictatorship". At an event here, he alleged there was an atmosphere of fear in the country and the Constitution was under "severe attack", with even the institutions such as the judiciary and the press being suppressed and threatened. His remarks came hours after BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the chief minister of Karnataka. While the Congress-JD(S) combine in the state has been claiming a majority with the support of 117 MLAs, the BJP has 104 seats in the Assembly which has 224 elected members. Polling was not held in two seats. The House has a nominated seat. "The Constitution is under severe attack in the country... In Karnataka, the MLAs are on one side and the Governor on the other and you know what attempt is being made," Gandhi said. "The JD(S) leader has said its MLAs were offered Rs 100 crore," the Congress ...
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Creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in Department of Commerce 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Department of Commerce formally issued notification for creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minister Sh. Suresh Prabhu has given his approval for creation of DGTR in Department of Commerce, consequent upon amendment carried out by Government of India to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 on May 7, 2018 in this regard.
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SC justifies its verdict on SC/ST Act, says protected fundamental rights to life and liberty of innocents 16.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
 The Supreme Court today justified its March 20 verdict on the SC/ST Act, saying even Parliament cannot allow the arrest of a person without a fair procedure and asserted that it has protected the fundamental rights to life and liberty of innocents by ordering prior scrutiny of complaints. The Centre opposed the verdict saying that courts cannot order to supplant or substitute a provision in the law enacted by the Parliament. A bench of Justices Adarsh Goel and U U Lalit said, "we are not living in a civilised society, if we allow an innocent to go behind bar on a one-sided version". The bench deferred the hearing of the matter after the summer vacation and said it would hear all the parties concerned in detail. Justice Goel, who is heading the bench will retire on July 6, 2018, soon after the court reopens after summer vacation on July 2. During the hearing, the bench said, "There are series of judgements which say that Article 21 (Right to life and liberty) of the Constitution has to be dealt in every ...
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Boost to Metro connectivity 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In a major boost to public transport infrastructure in NOIDA, the Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved extension of Delhi Metro corridor from Noida City Centre to Sector-62, Noida Uttar Pradesh covering a length of 6.675 k.m. at the total completion cost of Rs.1,967 crores.
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Cabinet approves signing and ratification of Agreement between India and Brunei Darussalam for the Exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection with respect to Taxes 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has has approved the signing and ratification of Agreement between India and Brunei Darussalam for the Exchange of Information and Assistance in Collection with respect to Taxes.
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Delhi HC seeks govt, DGCA's stand on pleas of Air India, FIA regarding pilots' duty limitations 15.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the stands of the Centre and aviation regulator DGCA on the pleas of Air India and FIA, a body of major Indian airlines, on the issue of changes in the stipulated flight and duty time limitations (FDTL) of pilots. Air India and the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), which represents private carriers Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, have sought modification of the high court's April 18 direction to DGCA to not permit variations in FDTLs. Besides the Centre and DGCA, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to a Kerala-based lawyer on whose petition the high court had passed the April 18 order, and sought their replies by the next date of hearing on May 22. The airlines have claimed that variations in FDTL were sometimes necessary, as in the latest instance of diversion of around 70 flights from Delhi to other airports due to the dust-storm on May 13. The airlines today claimed before the bench that had they ...
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Creation of Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) in Department of Commerce. 9.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government of India carried out an Amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 on May 7, 2018 substituting “Directorate General of Trade Remedies” in place of “Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties” in Department of Commerce.
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She has endured enough trauma: Bombay HC allows minor rape victim to terminiate 24-week pregnancy 9.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday allowed a minor rape survivor to terminate her 24-week pregnancy, considering her "tender age" and the fact that she had already suffered enough trauma. A vacation bench of justices A K Menon and Bharati Dangre passed the order on a petition filed by the 16-year-old girl's mother, seeking permission to terminate her daughter's pregnancy. According to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, an abortion beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy can be done only after getting the high court's nod. The woman had filed the petition earlier this month, after her daughter complained of stomach pain and was taken to a hospital. She had claimed that she got to know about her daughter's pregnancy only then. According to the petition, the girl was allegedly raped by a relative's friend. The court had last week directed that the girl be examined by a special panel of experts and doctors at the Rajawadi hospital. The panel had submitted a report to the court, stating that the girl was ...
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West Bengal Panchayat polls: Calcutta HC allows filing of nominations through e-mail 8.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Calcutta High Court today directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to accept the nominations of those, who had sent their papers to the poll panel via e-mail for the upcoming West Bengal panchayat election, if those were found to be valid. A division bench of justices B Somadder and A Mukherjee directed the SEC to accept the valid nominations, filed through e-mail by 3 pm on April 23, which was the extended date for filing nominations for the rural polls. The court passed the order on an appeal filed by the CPI(M) and directed that it pertained to those candidates, whose names appeared in the list submitted by the appellant before it. The SEC had opposed the appellant's plea to allow filing of nominations through e-mail, claiming that the West Bengal Panchayat Act did not have any such provision. The CPI(M) had submitted a list of over 800 intending candidates, claiming that they were prevented from filing nominations at the designated offices and thus, had sent their documents to the SEC through ...
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Ashok Gehlot not homesick, seeks status 8.5.2018 DNA: Money
The office of former ex-chief minister Ashok Gehlot has shot a letter to General Administrative Department (GAD) seeking guidance over the status of his allotted bungalow in the light of the Supreme Court order issued on Monday.  The Apex court cancelled changes to the law that enabled former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh to live in official homes for life and in its order said that bungalows are a public property that belongs to the people of the country. The letter written by Gehlot’s private secretary and RAS officer Devaram Saini asked the GAD to issue instructions over the status of the bungalow which was allotted to him in the Civil Lines area as per the laws. On the other hand, BJP MLA from Sanganer has launched offensive against Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje. In a statement issued in Jaipur on Monday, Ghanshyam Tiwari questioned the rationale of chief minister staying in house number 13 in Civil Lines; one that was allotted to her when she stepped down from the post of chief ...
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Major steps taken by CBSE to ensure successful conduct of NEET Examination for the benefit of candidates 7.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
1. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in 1987 suo moto decided to award the work of holding the Medical entrance examination for 15% All India Quota seats to the CBSE. Since then CBSE has been holding medical entrance examination for 15% All India Quota seats and later on as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and as per All India Medical Council Act, 1956 and the Dentist Act, 1948 as amended in 2017, CBSE is holding National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) for 100% seats of MBBS/BDS in the country.
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Yogi Adityanath govt to comply with Supreme Court order on ex-CMs bungalows 7.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
All the former Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh will have to vacant their palatial government bungalows within two months as the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to issue notices to comply with the Supreme Court order quashing law passed by erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government overruling earlier order of the apex court.  Estate Officer Yogesh Kumar Shukla said that the department will comply with the Supreme Court order. “We are awaiting copy of the Supreme Court order to begin the process for its compliance,” said Shukla. Once the order is received, the Estate Department is likely to issue notices to Mulayam Singh Yadav, Kalyan Singh Yadav, N.D. Tiwari, Mayawati, Rajnah Singh, and Akhilesh Yadav for vacating their government accommodation within the apex court deadline of two months. The department will also realise heft rent from the former Chief Ministers as directed by the Supreme Court. Earlier, the department had issued notices to over 100 journalists illegally occupying government ...
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National WAQF Conference Reviewed the Progress of WAQF Related Schemes and their Implementation 7.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that under “Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karykram” (PMJVK), the Minority Affairs Ministry will construct schools, colleges, ITIs, skill development centres, multi-purpose community centres “Sadbhav Mandap”, “Hunar Hub”, hospitals, business centres etc on waqf properties across the country.
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Ministry of Tribal Affairs to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts across the country 7.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
After the launch of the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra atBijapur by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 14th April, 2018 and his call to converge Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Govardhan Schemes, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Government of India proposes to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts across the country.
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A Mosaic Undone 6.5.2018 DNA: Money
A portrait of Pakistan’s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, at AMU sparked a national controversy and plunged the prestigious university into chaos. But this is only the latest in a string of crises seen in its 143 years of chequered history. DNA looks back to explain what the institution stands for today A few years after the events of 1857 sealed the Mughal Empire's fate in India, two students of Molvi Mamlook at Delhi Madrassa (now Anglo-Arabic School near Ajmeri Gate) were discussing ways to infuse confidence among the battered and depressed Muslim community. They wanted to promote education as a defence mechanism, but differed completely on its strategy and nature. Disturbed at the massacre of religious scholars in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli, Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi travelled to that belt in 1866 and established the world famous Darul Uloom Deoband — the mother of all madrassas dotting south Asia's landscape. His idea was to produce an anti-West clergy and set up a force to attend to the religious ...
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Change in the shareholding pattern of GSTN 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Goods and Services Tax Network - Special Purpose Vehicle (GSTN-SPV) was created as a private limited, not-for-profit company under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013) by Govt.
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SC/ST Act judgment: Supreme Court turns down stay on 'no instant arrests', says no single new word added in law 4.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the Centre's demand for a stay on its verdict on the SC/ST Act and said it favoured "100 per cent" the protection of the rights of these communities and punishing those guilty of atrocities against them. The top court also strongly disagreed with the Centre's contention that its March 20 verdict had led to loss of lives in the violence that had broken out later in several states. The Centre told the top court that its March 20 verdict, laying guidelines putting certain safeguards on the immediate arrest of a person for offences, countermanded the law enacted by the legislature and should thus be stayed and the case referred to a larger bench. However, a bench of Justices Adarsh Goel and UU Lalit refused to stay the verdict and said various aspects and earlier judgments of the top court were considered before arriving at this conclusion. "It's not that the judgment says there shall be no registration of crime. It's not that accused shall not be arrested. The safeguards ...
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North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre to come up soon in Delhi: Dr. Jitendra Singh 3.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that a North Eastern Cultural and Information Centre will come up in Delhi soon.
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