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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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Forest land diverted but cost not recovered from companies: CAG 30.3.2018 DNA: Top News
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its report tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday criticised the forest department's inability to recover the Net Present Value (NPV) and 5% project cost from companies. As per the audit report over Rs 42 crore remained unrecovered. It should be noted that as per the rules, the department has to recover the NPV and 5% project cost from user agencies when it diverts land that come under Wildlife Sanctuaries and Nature Parks in the state. This amount can be recovered from the user agency only in the event of the land being diverted for non forest purpose. The funds so collected is to be put in the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Plan Authority (CAMPA). The report stated that the department approved 44 proposals for diversion of 1,134 ha of land from sanctuaries and national park. Of this, the CAG audited 10 such sanctions and found that only in two cases did the department recover the NPV. It thus failed to recover Rs38.98 crore in the other ...
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Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 28.3.2018 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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Delhi Assembly passes resolution for bill to make stalking non-bailable offence 27.3.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The Delhi Assembly passed a resolution on Tuesday seeking amendments to existing laws to make stalking a non-bailable offence, and to award death penalty to those convicted of raping minors. The resolution, moved by AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, demanded that the Delhi government present a bill asking the Centre to amend the law. Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba had demanded that the government make stalking a non-bailable offence in an anti-stalking bill. Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain told the House that the government would present the bill seeking amendments. "The government will table the bill. It will be sent to the Centre once it is passed by the Delhi Assembly," Jain said. The minister added that he hoped the Centre would not object to it. "The law should be amended to make stalking a non-bailable offence. The law should also be amended to make juvenile rape punishable with death penalty," the resolution stated. Last week, a 17-year-old girl hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her outer Delhi ...
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Election Commission of India announces Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018. 27.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The term of the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka is normally due to expire on 28.05.2018. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Election Commission of India is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the State of Karnataka before expiry of its present term.
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The ABC of Lokayukta 24.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The day Rajasthan government extended term of its existing Lokayukta S S Kothari by 3 more years, the Supreme Court went on to ask chief secretaries of 12 states to give reasons for not appointing a Lokayukta. These states are Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi and West Bengal. What is Lokayukta? Lokayukta is an anti-corruption authority or ombudsman – an official appointed by the government or by parliament to represent the interests of the public. Most importantly, it investigates allegations of corruption and mal-administration against public servants and is tasked with speedy redressal of public grievances. Genesis: The Administrative Reforms Commission headed by Late Morarji Desai in 1966 recommended the setting up of the institution of Lokayukta for the purpose of appointment of Lokayukta at the state’s level, “to improve the standards of public administration, by looking into complaints against the ...
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Rajasthan first state to give electropathy the recognition 24.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to give electropathy recognition. For the purpose, the Rajasthan Electrotherapy System of Medicine Bill 2018 has already been passed in the latest budget session of the state assembly. Thanking CM Vasundhara Raje for the same, a delegation of electropathy practitioners met her on Friday and expressed their gratitude for recognising electropathy as a system of medical treatment in the state. “With the government’s recognition, now electropathy practice has got acceptance as system of medicine. Now a board will be set up for the development, research and education in electropathy,” Dr Hemant Sethiya, president of Electro-Homeopathy Medical Council (EHMC) told DNA. “It is an important decision as presently over 2.50 lakh electropathy practitioners are a part of medical treatment system. Similarly, over 150 colleges across the country and around 20 in Rajasthan are offering courses in electropathy, and the most widely pursued one is Bachelor of Electropathy ...
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Will amend Depositors Protection Act: Maharashtra Government 21.3.2018 DNA: Top News
In a relief for depositors who have lost their money in Ponzi schemes or deposit plans, the state government will amend the law to ensure that properties of such companies and their directors can be auctioned faster and the money returned to the victims. The state government will also purchase enemy or fugitive properties and develop them through agencies such as MHADA. "It is true that off late, white collar crime or economic offences are showing a higher rise than street crimes," said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was speaking in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday on a question by Praniti Shinde (Congress, Solapur City Central). Fadnavis said the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors in Financial Establishments Act, 1999, (MPID) approved by the Maharashtra government, had been ratified by the Supreme Court but added that they had realized its shortcomings, namely, those relating to the confiscation of property and its sale. "The state government has decided to amend this (MPID) ...
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Transparent Political Funding System 16.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Government notified the Electoral Bond Scheme, 2018 on January 02, 2018 to establish and cleanse the system of political funding in the country. Broad features of the said Scheme are under: Electoral Bond (EB) would be a bearer instrument in the nature of a Promissory Note and an interest free banking instrument.
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Debate over probe report in Asaram case ensued ruckus 15.3.2018 DNA: Top News
Day in Gujarat assembly began with fiery arguments on Wednesday when independent MLA Jignesh Mevani asked questions on status of the probe report of death of two kids in Asaram Ashram. He asked to the CM Vijay Rupani who also holds home portfolio that why his government did not table the report even after ten years of incident. That also gave impetus to Congress members to pose awkward questions during the question hour. The minister of state for home Pradipsinh Jadeja answered on behalf of the chief minister Vijay Rupani. Answering to Mevani’s questions, Jadeja said, “The government didn’t want to hide anything but the report is under the consideration of the state government. The government will table report after due procedure.” Senior member of Congress Niranjan Patel asked whether the government violated the provision in inquiry of commission act by delaying the tabling report in house. Jadeja replied with political observations and said that Congress government in past never tabled reports of ...
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Washed out: Week’s Parliament proceedings 10.3.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Nothing, not even the presence of parliamentary delegation of South Korea led by the Speaker of its national assembly, Chung Sye Kyun, as guests could deter the MPs from their protests on Friday as both the Houses of Parliament got adjourned for the fifth consecutive day without conducting any legislative business or debate. While the Lok Sabha adjourned amid protests for the day soon after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan paid tributes to former members Prabodh Panda, Shyama Singh and Bhanu Kumar Shastri who died recently, the Rajya Sabha too followed suit failing to conduct even the business of private members Bill that usually goes unscathed. It was the first week of the second half of the budget session of Parliament, in which the Finance Bill 2018 and Demands for Grants are required to be passed. MPs of several parties including TDP, YSR Congress and AIADMK, continued their protests over special status for Andhra Pradesh and constitution of Cauvery river management board respectively. While the TRS pressed ...
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