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Cabs and taxis from other states will need permit to ply in Delhi: Transport Minister Gahlot 9.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Cabs and taxis of other states plying in the national capital will have to get Delhi government's permit as it is firming up a policy to regulate such vehicles. In reply to a question by BJP MLA Jagdish Pradhan, Delhi's Transport minister Kailash Gahlot  told the Delhi Assembly that taxis and cabs of aggregator services are plying in Delhi through agreements. "Licensing and Regulations of App based Aggregators Rules were formed. A high powered committee has been formed to give final shape to it," Gahlot said. The Rules will be implemented after the committee submits its report, Gahlot said and added "Cabs of other states entering Delhi will have to seek permits to ply in the national capital. I think that there will be such provision in the proposed taxi scheme for app-based cab aggregators." The transport vehicles registered in other states can enter Delhi if they have national permit, all India tourist permit or if they are covered under agreements between states, he said in his written reply. The ...
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Dalit MLAs plan Bill to ensure SC/ST funds not squandered on other projects 3.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Dalit organisations, leaders, and MLAs belonging to the community will take part in an andolan on August 7 in an effort to convince BJP MLAs to join hands with them for a Dalit cause. MLA Naushad Solanki said at a press conference following a meeting of various Dalit leaders in the city that they would soon be introducing a Bill in the Assembly which would make it mandatory for SC/ST funds to be used only for their benefits and not other purposes. If this Bill gets passed, Rs 4 lakh crore will be available for the community and you can uplift them in a matter of just a decade, he said. "At present, what is happening is that although the budget makes an allocation for SC/STs, a substantial part of it is used for things that don't benefit the communities. Take for example, the statue of unity. Some part of the funds for the project have come from those reserved for SC/STs. How does the statue benefit the community? How does it uplift them?" asked Solanki. He said that even the advertisement expenses of the ...
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Opposition raises a stink over e-PoS for ration delivery in National Capital 29.7.2018 DNA: Money
Opposition leader in Delhi Vidhan Sabha Vijender Gupta questioned Kejriwal government's "intention" behind stopping e-PoS (electronic point of sale) system after it was implemented. He also accused the government of being hand in glove with ration mafia, thereby letting distribution of fake ration cards go on unchecked. The criticism comes after three minor girls died of starvation in the national Capital on Wednesday. "After implementation of the e-Pos system in December 2017 / January 2018, all ration cards against which ration was not drawn continuously for three months were to be cancelled. Out of 19.5 lakh ration cards holders, more than 4 lakhs did not draw ration from the fair price shops from January to March 2018," said Gupta. He claimed that instead of taking action as per government rules, Food and Supply Minister Imran Hussain issued instructions not to take any action for cancellation of these fake ration cards. Gupta asked why these fake ration cards were not cancelled till now. The BJP ...
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Maharashtra government to call special assembly session over Maratha reservation 29.7.2018 DNA: India
A special session of the state assembly would be convened to pass "a law or a resolution" to grant reservation for the Marathas, after the State Backward Class Commission submits its report, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday as political parties backed a quota in jobs for the influential community. An all-party meeting was called to discuss the strategy for approving the reservation after the bandh called by the Marathas on Wednesday turned violent. The Chief Minister said that after assuming power in 2014, the party had approved the Maratha reservation Bill but it was squashed in the Supreme Court. "We did not get relief. Now, on the lines of Tamil Nadu, we have decided to get a social backwardness report from the backward commission. In this extraordinary situation, we can extend the reservation limit of 52 per cent," Fadnavis said. He further said, "We had earlier appointed a chairman for the backward commission but he passed away. Now, the new commission has been appointed. Once we ...
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Govt calls Rahul Gandhi's push for Women's Bill a gimmick 17.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to ensure the passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill, prompting the government to call the move a political gimmick. Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Rahul's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed the double standard of Congress because it was in alliance with those who opposed the proposed legislation. "Will Congress break its alliance or ensure letters of support from them? BJP has always supported the Bill. It's Congress that is sitting with those opposed to it," he said. Rahul said the Bill should be passed during Parliament's Monsoon Session that starts on Wednesday. He offered his party's unconditional support to the Bill that promises to guarantee 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies. Rahul's letter also comes two days after Modi said that Rahul was siding with Muslim men but not with Muslim women. He accused the Opposition of being a hurdle ...
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Karnataka puts hold all promotions till clarification from SC 13.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
 The Karnataka government today said it will put on hold all promotions until there is clarity from the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case related to consequential reservation in promotions. The case is scheduled to come up for hearing in the Apex Court on July 27. Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Krishna ByreGowda stated this while replying to an issue raised by BJP MLAP Rajeev over delay in implementing the 'Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the post in the civil services of the state) Act, 2017.' President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill last month, which the state government subsequently notified. Raising the issue in the assembly, Rajeev sought to know from the government the reasons for the delay in implementation. "Despite being passed by both houses and the President signing it, the government is not implementing it. Why is the government delaying it when there is no stay on this?" he asked. Gowda ...
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Pakistan polls: Islamic hardline party vows to bring 'surprising results' 2.7.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
As Pakistan is all set to go to polls on July 25, a newly-launched Islamic hardline party led by a radical cleric has expressed confidence to bring "surprising results" as it aimed at making inroads into the existing power matrix by stirring up the religious sentiments of the voters. The Tehreek-i-Lab baik (TLP) Pakistan chief, Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who launched the election campaign from Karachi yesterday night said he saw no competition to his party candidates in the elections. Sitting in a wheelchair, Rizvi, whose legs are paralysed, said his party's manifesto is same as that of Islam's teachings to create a truly Islamic welfare state in Pakistan. We are confident that those who believe in Khatm-i- Nabuwwat (the finality of the prophethood) would vote for us and you will see surprising results in the elections, Rizvi said. The party has fielded candidates on all the national assembly and provincial assembly seats from the city. Massive traffic jams were witnessed in and around the airport area ...
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Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 29.6.2018 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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MP CM Chouhan calls rapists 'dharti par bojh', says they don't deserve to live 29.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here today that rapists were "burden on the earth" and do not deserve to live. He also condemned the incident in Mandsaur, where an eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man, who abducted her from outside her school. "Yeh darinde dharti par bojh hai. Yeh dharti par jeevit rahne ke layak nahi hai," (These beasts are a burden on the earth. They do not deserve to live)," Chouhan told reporters at his residence. "In cases of rape, we have made a provision for trial in the fast track courts. We will request the high court and the Supreme Court to make a similar provision so that culprits in such crimes get capital punishment at the earliest," he added. The Madhya Pradesh Assembly had unanimously passed a Bill last year awarding death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. On the Mandsaur episode, Chouhan said, "It was a painful incident. We are with the (victim's) family and keeping an eye on the girl's condition. Her ...
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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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