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Rajasthan: Plan to regularise shops, offices in residential areas 15.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The state government is exploring options to regularise shops and offices in residential areas under the urban local bodies. Provisions for the purpose have been made in the development control regulations currently under consideration of the urban development department. Expected to benefit large number of commercial unit owners, the state government intends to implement them before upcoming assembly elections. “A draft of the regulations has been approved by the urban development minister and sent to additional solicitor general office for legal opinion,” said an official. It had been for a couple of years that the state government has been making efforts in the direction. However, the process has remain stalled following restrictions imposed by Rajasthan high court on alterations in land use depicted in master development plan. The state government since has been seeking alternative provisions in development regulations for regularisation of these units. Development of zonal plans is thus intended to ...
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Telangana CM Rao to meet PM Modi on June 15 over state's issues 13.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 15 to discuss various issues concerning the state. The meeting would take place at 12.30 pm and Rao would leave for New Delhi on Thursday, the Chief Minister's Office said on Wednesday. "The CM will discuss several issues pertaining to the state," it said. The state government has been taking up several issues, including Centre's nod for increasing reservation for backward sections among Muslims and Scheduled Tribes, linking rural employment scheme NREGA with agriculture, minimum support price for various crops and the new zonal system vis-a-vis government employment. The state assembly had passed a bill last year enhancing reservation for backward sections among Muslims and Scheduled Tribes. The MPs of ruling TRS had raised these issues in the parliament earlier.  Article ...
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French parliament set to approve bill on SNFC reform, boon for President Macron 13.6.2018 DNA: Money
France's parliament will approve a bill on Wednesday overhauling the indebted state-run rail company SNCF, handing a significant victory to President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to outwit the unions and reform the economy. The vote in the National Assembly, where Macron's Republique En Marche party has an absolute majority, is largely a formality after a committee of the lower house of parliament and the Senate agreed joint amendments to the legislation on Monday. The Senate upper house will approve the bill on Thursday. It represents the most fundamental reform of the 150,000-strong SNCF since rail nationalisation in the 1930s. Dismissed by some as an unreformable entity, Macron has taken on a challenge that defeated previous administrations. Conservative Prime Minister Alain Juppe had to withdraw welfare reforms in 1995 after weeks of strikes and social unrest led by rail workers. The new law will turn the SNCF into a joint-stock company, giving its management greater corporate responsibility, will ...
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J&K revises Syed Ali Shah Geelani aide’s pension 8.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Pro-Pakistan Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani's close aide Ghulam Nabi Sumji has sought revised pension and arrears from the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly for being a former MLA. Sumji, who heads Muslim Conference an important constituent of Hurriyat Conference, had won assembly election from Bijbhera of Anantnag district in 1987 on a Muslim United Front ticket. Two years later, he along with Geelani and others resigned from the Assembly at the onset of militancy in 1989. Sumji later joined the separatist conglomerate and advocated azadi for Jammu and Kashmir and its merger with Pakistan. However, in March this year, he wrote a letter to the secretary of the state Legislative Assembly, seeking enhanced pension and arrears. "I beg to submit that pension of ex-MLAs has been revised and the arrear dues have been released by the Act. It is therefore prayed that my increased pension along with arrear dues be released in my favour," read his letter. After this, the state Assembly gave a formal ...
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Spain: Mariano Rajoy loses trust vote, Pedro Sanchez takes over as new PM 1.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain's prime minister on Friday, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party. Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain's seventh Prime Minister since its return to democracy in the late 1970s following the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. But Rajoy's departure after six years in office casts one of the European Union's top four economies into an uncertain political landscape, just as another - Italy - pulled back from early elections.  Sanchez won Friday's no-confidence motion with 180 votes in favour, 169 against and 1 abstention. He suggested on Thursday he would try to govern until the scheduled end of the parliamentary term in mid-2020. But it is unclear how long his administration, with only 84 Socialist deputies in the 350-member legislative assembly, can last. With most Spanish parties and Sanchez himself being pro-European, investors ...
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Polling to be held in 173-Jayanagar Assembly Constituency on 11th June 2018 24.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            Whereas, for the purpose of holding of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018, the Governor of Karnataka had, by Notification issued under Section 15 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) and published in an extraordinary issue of the State Gazette dated 17th April, 2018, called upon the 173-Jayanagar  Assembly Constituency in the State of Karnataka  to elect members to the said Legislative Assembly; and             Whereas, one contesting candidate, namely, Shri B.N. Vijaya Kumar from 173-Jayanagar  Assembly Constituency set up by Bharatiya Janata Party, a recognized National Party, died on 4th May, 2018, and;             Whereas, in consequence thereof and in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 52 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Returning Officer for the said constituency adjourned the poll to a date to be notified later, and reported the fact to the Election Commission;             Now, therefore, in ...
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26 functioning panels of Jaipur Municipal Corporation formed 18.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
After a long wait of 17 months, the functioning committees of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) were formed on Thursday. The Local Self Government Department issued orders for 26 functioning committees of the municipal corporation.  Five new committees have been formed this year after amendments made in the Rajasthan Municipality Act-2009 last year. Just like the existing three sanitation committees, three new committees for street lights have been formed. Mayor Ashok Lahoti has shown the way out to 4 old faces in his team. While 9 new faces have been included. After the Beat contract payment controversial audio going viral, the 3 chairman of the health panel was dismissed and have not been included in the committees. In place of the trio, three new councillors have been included. The representation of caste equation and assembly constituency has been taken care of in the committees. Three councillors each of Civil Lines, Sanganer, Kishanpole, Hawa Mahal, Vidyadhar Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Adarsh Nagar ...
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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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President Ram Nath Kovind gives nod to Delhi Working Journalist Act 11.5.2018 DNA: India
President Ram Nath Kovind assented the 'Delhi Working Journalist Amendment Act 2015' on Thursday, which is aimed at ensuring "effective implementation" of the Majithia Wage Board. The amendment, besides increasing the wages, allows penal provisions, including imprisonment of up to one year, in case of non-adherence to the act. Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai while commenting on the act, on Thursday, said, "Delhi has become the first state to bring amendments in the law to ensure effective implementation of the Majithia Wage Board in the country." Nagendar Sharma, media in-charge of the AAP, also tweeted that "Delhi becomes the first government to ensure implementation of journalists wage boards." The Delhi Assembly had in 2015 passed a bill seeking to amend the Delhi Working Journalist Amendment Act, 2015, in order to introduce changes in the existing law. According to a Delhi government notification, as per the amended law, in case of non-payment of the due wages to an employee, the employer will be ...
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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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Electoral Bond Scheme 2018: Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorised Branches of State Bank of India (SBI) 24.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India has notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 vide Gazette Notification No. 20 dated 02nd January 2018. As per provisions of the Scheme, Electoral Bonds may be purchased by a person, who is a citizen of India or incorporated or established in India.
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Election Commission of India issues Notification in respect of extension of hours of Poll in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly Election 23.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
No. 464/KT-LA/2018:- Whereas, the Governor of the State of Karnataka has, by Notification issued under sub-section (2) of section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), published in the official Gazette of the State on the 17th April,2018  (Tuesday), been pleased to call upon all the Assembly Constituencies in the State of Karnataka, to elect members to the Legislative Assembly of the State, in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and of the rules and orders made there under: Whereas, the Commission has, under Section 56 of the said Act notified hours of poll from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm as the hours of poll during which the poll shall be taken in all the assembly constituencies of the state; and Whereas, the Commission considers that in view of the extreme heat in the State of Karnataka at present and also due to the introduction of VVPAT, it is necessary to extend the hours of poll to facilitate all the voters to cast their votes even in the late hours.
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Can simultaneous Lok Sabha, Assembly polls be held in 2019: Modi govt to ask Election Commission 14.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
The government will seek the Election Commission's (EC) opinion on whether simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies be held in multiple phases beginning next year, official sources have said. The views would be sought from the EC after the submission of a report by the Law Commission, which is likely to recommend simultaneous election in two phases in 2019 and 2024. The Law Commission is likely to submit its report on the matter to the Law Ministry later this month. A similar report of the government think tank NITI Aayog recommending simultaneous polls in two phases had been referred to the poll panel for its views. The government, the sources said, wanted the EC to send its views in coming months so that a view can be firmed up on the issue. Seeking to give shape to the government's concept of 'one nation, one election', a Law Commission internal working paper has recommended holding simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies in two phases beginning 2019. The second ...
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Gujarat governor OP Kohli refers two Bills for Presidential assent 13.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Gujarat governor OP Kohli on Thursday approved 11 out of 14 Bills passed by Gujarat Assembly in the latest Budget session of the State Assembly. Three bills have been referred to the President for his assent. The three bills which are in the concurrent list of the Acts of the central government have been sent to the Home Ministry for approval from the President. The three bills sent for approval are: the Gujarat SC/ST and OBC (Regulation of Issuance of and Verification of Caste Certificates) Bill, Registration (Gujarat Amendment) Bill and the Gujarat Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation of Holdings (Amendment) Bill. The SC/ST and OBC Bill suggests criminal proceedings against persons reaping benefit of caste reservation by producing fake certificates. The said bill seeks to create a new Act to curb the practice of producing fake caste certificates. As per the provisions of this proposed legislation, those found guilty of producing fake caste certificate either for government jobs, or for ...
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General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Karnataka 2018 – Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding 12.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
A copy of the Order No.437/TA-LA/1/2018/Communication, dated 12th April, 2018 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018 is enclosed for the information of the general public.
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Health Minister Satyendar Jain orders inspection of milk products 10.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain ordered his department to inspect milk products on a daily basis and submit reports after MLAs raised the issue of adulteration in the Delhi Assembly. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Rajesh Rishi from Janakpuri claimed that synthetic milk is being supplied in the city, which is allegedly "damaging kidneys and liver" of people. Other AAP MLAs also raised the issue, seeking strict action against those involved in food adulteration. "I am issuing an order today to my department to conduct inspections of milk products on daily basis and submit reports to my office," Jain told the House. Speaker Ram Niwas Goel also formed a seven-member committee to suggest the amendments in the existing laws to ensure stern action against the culprits. MLAs Mandan Lal, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, Nitin Tyagi, Alka Lamba, Anil Vaipayee, Adarsh Shastri and SK Bagga have been appointed as members of the committee. Goel said that the government will incorporate suggestions to be made by the committee, ...
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Pakistan plans permanent ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, other terror groups 8.4.2018 DNA: India
The Pakistan government is working on a draft bill to permanently ban Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa as well as other groups and individuals on the watch list of the interior ministry. The bill will replace the presidential ordinance that banned outfits and people already on the watch list of the interior ministry. Citing its sources in the law ministry, Dawn reported that the proposed draft bill to amend the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 was likely to be tabled in the upcoming session of the National Assembly scheduled to commence tomorrow. The law ministry was involved in the process for the purpose of vetting the proposed draft bill, the sources said, adding that the military establishment was also on board. The government decided to prepare a draft bill to amend the ATA as part of its damage-control campaign after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) approved a nomination proposal tabled jointly by the US, the UK, France and Germany to place Pakistan on the international ...
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Delhi Assembly Budget Session: Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra marshalled out of House 6.4.2018 DNA: India
Rebel Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kapil Mishra was marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on Thursday after he went near Speaker Ram Niwas Goel's chair and tore a copy of the House's business list, demanding removal of a scheduled discussion regarding "alleged attempt to incite communal disturbance on pretext of Ramnavami procession". Mishra, an MLA from Karawal Nagar, questioned the need for a discussion on the issue when there is no incident of "communal disturbance" in Delhi, but ruling AAP MLAs insisted on it. As Mishra continuously demanded the removal of the scheduled discussion and also tore a copy of the business list of the House, the Speaker ordered him to be marshalled out of the House. Later, all four BJP MLAs, including Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, O P Sharma, M S Sirsa and Jagdish Pradhan, staged a walk out. The Speaker said that such an incident had occurred in his constituency Shahdara area, but the Delhi Police has not registered an FIR in this regard so far. According to the list of ...
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General election to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951: all present provisions provided in the R. P. Act, 1951 shall prevail and binding for all. 3.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In January, 2018, the Commission, in the wake of expansion and diversity of media platforms and to address the challenges in regulation and control on the display of ‘election matter’ during the period of last 48 hours, as provided in Sec. 126 of RPA 1951, constituted a high level Committee.
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Jaipur: Budget blues 1.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
A political slugfest in Jaipur’s urban bodies is taking a toll on the sm operations of these entities. This is creating a hurdle in the development of the city. In Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), Mayor Ashok Lahoti, who is facing the resentment of his own party councillors in the municipal corporation, sent the budget directly to the state government for approval instead of having a discussion at the General Body Meeting (GBM). Urban local bodies (ULB), which are responsible for a city’s governance, primarily play a big role in a city’s development and resolves the problems of its people.   But the situation is not hunky-dory. It is such that many urban bodies have not even passed their own budget. Twenty-two urban bodies across the state, including JMC, have not passed their budget this year. Rather than discussing the budget, these bodies sent the budget directly to the state government for green light. Under the provisions of the Rajasthan Municipality Act-2009, the urban bodies should pass their ...
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