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India can’t be developed if there are glaring inequalities based on caste, creed, religion and sex: Vice President 17.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we cannot create a developed India if there are glaring inequalities based on caste, creed, religion and sex. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Book “Social Exclusion and Justice in India”, authored by Shri P.S. Krishnan, here today. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
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Private doctors in Karnataka call off strike 16.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
Private doctors in Karnataka withdrew their strike hours after the High Court urged them to call off their indefinite strike, reports ANI. However, the protests will continue in Belagavi.  Division bench comprising acting Chief Justice HG Ramesh and Justice PS Dinesh Kumar observed that the the doctors should call off their protest as the government has an "open mind on the issue", and asked them to participate in the talks convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The doctors are opposing the amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, 2007, which among others propose six months to three years jail term and hefty penalty for medical negligence on the part of doctors. The proposed amendments are based on recommendations of former Supreme Court judge Vikramajit Sen. The bench said there was no strong case for the doctors to protest as the KPME amendment bill has not yet been tabled in the Assembly, and adjourned further hearing on the PIL petitions on the matter for tomorrow. The ...
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OBC quota: Supreme Court reserves order on Rajasthan plea 14.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Supreme Court on Monday reserved its order on plea filed by the Rajasthan government against HC order which has restrained the state government from enacting the Bill which grants five per cent reservation to Gujjars and four other castes in Rajasthan. The Bill was passed by the Assembly last month. A Bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud reserved the order on appeal filed by Rajasthan government. During the course of hearing state Government said that Government has power to pass such a bill and Court cannot interfere with the legislative process. Petitioner who  challenged the bill in HC said that Rajasthan government had violated Supreme court order of maintaining status quo. On last Thusday, Rajasthan High court said since the Supreme Court had already asked the state government to maintain status quo after the 2015 Gujjar reservation Bill was struck down by Rajasthan High Court, “it will not be appropriate to allow ...
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I want an India where my surname does not matter: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on equal rights for all 12.11.2017 DNA: Top News
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Friday said that he would not have become a Lok Sabha member had he not hailed from the Gandhi family. Speaking for people's Right to Recall their elected representatives if they fail to fulfill their duties, Varun, the cousin of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said, “I am Feroze Varun Gandhi. If my surname was not Gandhi, would I have become an MP at the age of 29? I want to see an India where it doesn't matter if I am Varun Dutta or Varun Ghosh or Varun Khan. I want to see a nation where all are given equal rights, regardless of their names," Gandhi said at an event here. In 2016, the MP from Sultanpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh had proposed an amendment in the Representation of the People Act 1951 through his Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill in the parliament, seeking for the right of common masses to remove their elected representatives within two years from being elected, if 75% of those who voted for them are not satisfied with ...
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General Election to Legislative Assembly of Gujarat 2017-Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State Political Parties -regarding. 30.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
A copy of the Order No.437/TA-LA/2017/Communication, dated 30th October, 2017 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat, 2017 is enclosed for the information of the general public
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Despite ‘reservation’, Rajasthan’s bill on reservation passed 27.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Rajasthan Backward Class (Reservation of seats in Educational Institutions and of Appointment of Seats and Posts in services under the State) Bill, 2017 was passed in the Assembly on Thursday. The bill brings under implementation the recommendations of State Backward Classes Commission submitted in July this year and proposes to increase the quota of other backward classes from 21 per cent to 26 per cent and provide 5 per cent of it be kept exclusive for “More Backward Classes”. Among these more backward classes are Gurjars, Banjara, Gadiya Lohar, Rabaris and Gadariya, previously included among the special backward class category. Implementation of the bill has once again raised the total reservation quota in the state to 54 per cent. “Not less than four commissions and committees, each headed by a person who has been a judge of high court, have concurrently concluded that these are extremely backward classes and need immediate and special attention,” said Arun Chaturvedi, minister of Social Justice ...
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72 corruption cases against babus in 3 years 26.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered 72 cases against IAS and RAS officers in last three years. Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria informed this in the state assembly while replying to a question from BJP legislator Mohan Lal Gupta on Wednesday. According to the home minister, investigation was incomplete in 56 out of 72 cases. There were 18 cases against 10 IAS officers while 50 RAS officers had 54 cases against them. The ACB has filed charge sheets in 10 cases and final report was filed in six. “Some cases are complex therefore investigation takes time,” he said while expressing inability to set time limit for filing charge sheet against the accused officers. Gupta’s question is relevant in context of ongoing controversy about amendments in CrPC and IPC. The government was forced to refer both the bills to the select committee. These bills were seen as an attempt to provide protection to ‘corrupt’ officials. Pending cases in ACB against IAS and the current status of enquiry Naveen Jain: Case ...
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Ordinance-stung Govt tables Gurjar quota bill 26.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Rajasthan Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services Under the State) Bill, 2017 to give reservation to Gurjars and 5 other castes was tabled in the Assembly on Wednesday.   The bill when passed will give government the power to provide reservation in educational institutions in the State and appointments and posts in the services under the State for the category of more backward classes within the backward classes.   With this, the reservation for other backward class will increase from 21 % to 26 %. However the bill doesn't mentions this. Sources inform that once the government gets power to provide reservation under this bill to Gurjars and other 5 castes namely Banjara, Gadiya Lohar, Raika and Gadaria, it may issue a notification for increase in the percentage under this category.   Just after the discussion on various issues raised by various MLAs which they had taken up through the slips was completed, the various ...
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Protest against 'kala kanoon' 26.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2017 has been passed to the select committee,but civil societies continue their protest demanding its complete withdrawal. On Wednesday, a protest rally was staged by various civil rights organizations in Jaipur in which RTI activist Nikhil Dey was also present. Representatives of civil societies also submitted a memorandum of their demand to the government, though their day-long efforts to meet the home minister in order to hand over the memorandum in person, went futile. Speakers at the protest rally said the bill has not been withdrawn, it is still in force and passing the bill to select committee, clearly shows state government still has an intention to implement the ‘kaala kanoon’ by any means and in any form. “If the government wants to respect people's wishes, withdraw it,” Kavita Shrivastava, national secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties said. “ordinance is not over yet, till December 4 the ordinance is very much on the anvil for ...
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Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, 2017. 25.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
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 Commission is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the State of Gujarat before expiry of its present term.
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Govt on back foot: Select panel to review ‘gagging’ provisions 25.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
Amid growing uproar from all sections over the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill 2017, the Raje government has gone on the  back foot, finally. The government has referred the bill to the select committee to review its ‘gagging’ provisions which will table a report in the first week of budget session in February next year. After Monday night when chief minister Vasundhara Raje informally directed a group of ministers to revisit the laws, the government on Tuesday was in a defensive mode on the floor. When the opposition legislators were storming into the well, shouting slogans demanding farmers loan waiver, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria rose from treasury benches to table a proposal to forward the controversial law to the select committee. “Considering the sentiments of the people about the provisions of the law, I propose to forward the law to the select committee. The committee will table its report in the first week of next budget session. Members of the committee will be listed soon,” ...
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Civil rights activists continue protest against ordinance 25.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
Objections against the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill did not slow down even after it was passed to the Select Committee on Tuesday. Members of various professional associations, including lawyers, journalists, and civil societies are yet not convinced and continued their protests on Tuesday. City-based journalists, on Tuesday, took out a rally outside the legislative assembly in protest against the bill, while the assembly was in session. The protesters were, however, barred from meeting anyone from the chief minister’s team. “We have named this bill ‘Kala Kanoon’ and have requested the state government to take back this ‘Kala Kanoon’. Any curb and regulation on the journalists of the state will not be tolerated. We have exposed the corrupt officials earlier, and will continue to do it,” said LL Sharma, president, Pink City Press Club. In addition to this, district bar association of the city has submitted a memorandum to the additional district magistrate, stating the ambiguities of the ...
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Congress MLAs protest on Day-2 of Assembly session 25.10.2017 DNA: Opinion
On the second day of state assembly, Congress raised slogans during the proceedings of the house on Tuesday, demanding all bank loans wavier of farmers and cancellation of The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan, Amendment) Bill. The Congress MLAs created ruckus while the speaker completed legislative work amid agitation. During the ruckus of the Opposition, two bills were passed in the house and were later adjourned until Wednesday. After the adjournment of the Assembly proceedings, the Congress MLA continued with dharna in the house which continued till night. The Congress started a ruckus in the name of the controversial bill and the demand for full loan waiver of farmers from question hour. The leader of the Opposition, Rameshwar Dudi asked Assembly speaker Kailash Meghwal for permission to speak on this issue. As the speaker did not grant the permission, the Congressmen continued with the ruckus. All this led to  delay in the zero hour that started at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The protest of Congress MLAs ...
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Vasundhara Raje sends 'gag' Bill to Assembly panel 25.10.2017 DNA: India
Following strong protests from all sections, including its own MLAs, the Vasundhara Raje government on Tuesday referred the controversial Bill aimed at protecting public servants and judges from prosecution without its prior sanction as well as disallowing any media coverage into allegations against them to a select committee of the Assembly. The Bill is aimed at replacing an ordinance to this effect promulgated on September 7. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017, seeks to protect serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on- duty action, without its prior sanction. It also bars the media from reporting on such accusations till the sanction to proceed with the probe is given by the government. The decision to refer the Bill to the Select Committee, reported by DNA today, came after senior Central government functionaries and legal experts told the Raje government that the Bill has several flaws, some of which may not stand scrutiny ...
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Ruckus in Assembly has become order of the day: Kailash Meghwal 24.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal and chief minister Vasundhara Raje expressed concern over the happenings of the day-1 of the Assembly session on Monday. Meghwal said that Lok Sabha and Assembly today has become a ruckus house. Earlier impresive speeches were given by ministers, but now only ruckus takes place. The problem must be addressed and solved by all the parties. Raje said that sometimes commotion inevitably surfaces, but order should be maintained.  Meghwal was addressing during the Senior Legislative Felicitation Ceremony organised by Sunder Singh Bhandari Charitable Trust on Monday. He also said that it is a challenge to run the House keeping everyone follow discipline. “Things will fall in line only when we all work towards the problem at hand. Many a times the harsh words have to be used and even I have done that,” he added.  The chief minister said that at times ruckus occurs as every party has its own ideology and the legislators are bound by the party line. But, this quarrel should not be ...
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Protest against ‘gag ordinance’ gets louder 24.10.2017 DNA: Top News
The Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the House protesting against the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment)Ordinance calling it a ‘black law’ on the first day of the Assembly session on Monday.PCC chief Sachin Pilot, along with more than 50 leaders, was detained by the police while he was going to the governor’s house to submit a memorandum  against the ordinance.  The proceedings of the House began with condolence messages to pay respects to the departed ministers and later when the Congress MLAs began raising slogans against the Bill which was tabled by home minister Gulab Chand Kataria, the session was briefly interrupted. The MLAs stormed into the well demanding the government to withdraw the Bill immediately. The argument took an ugly turn when the Opposition whip Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress party MLA Ramesh Meena had an altercation with parliamentary minister Rajendra Rathore over the Bill. The agitated MLAs walked out from the House and later the speaker Kailash Meghwal adjourned the House ...
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Crack in the Shield! 24.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Rajasthan government seems to have lost its nerves over the Ordinance. After facing severe criticism from political parties, civil societies and media, chief minister has agreed to review the Ordinance that aims to shield public servants against malicious allegations besides barring media to report on such allegations without verification by the government. According to highly-placed sources, government may refer this Ordinance to select committee for review and its recommendations.  Sources said that the select committee would have to place its recommendations in this session itself.  “If it fails to do so, the entire Ordinance may get quashed,” the source said.  However, there is every likelihood that the portion referring to media gag may be deleted and remaining Ordinance may be passed based on select committee’s recommendation. The Maharashtra government also has similar law barring any media restrictions. For constituting the select committee, damage control and further plan of action, the chief ...
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Rajasthan tables 'immunity' Bill amid din, may remove some clauses 24.10.2017 DNA: India
The government on Monday tabled the Criminal Code of Procedure (Rajasthan Amendment Bill), 2017, amid huge protests from the Opposition, both in the House and outside, even as two Union Ministers strongly backed the controversial piece of legislation. Government sources, however, indicated late in the night that some contentious clauses, including the one seen as a gag on the media, might be dropped. Congress MLAs staged a walkout in protest against the Bill that seeks to shield public servants and politicians from prosecution without prior approval. State party head Sachin Pilot along with over 50 leaders was detained by the police when he was en route to the Governor House to petition the President of India. BJP MLA Ghanshyam Tiwari and NPP MLA Kirori Lal Meena also joined the Congress in opposing the Bill that bars courts from taking up complaints against judges, ministers without the government's nod. Meanwhile, two writ petitions were filed in the Rajasthan High Court challenging the proposed law ...
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Ordnance from social media makes Raje Ordinance top trending 23.10.2017 DNA: India
While the state government is preparing to face the opposition onslaught over the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 during the assembly session beginning on Monday; the battle over the implications of the Ordinance is being fought in cyber space. The opposition has launched a vicious onslaught on chief minister Vasundhara Raje and the issue is the top trending topic on social media. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a concerted attack against Raje and tweeted “Madam chief minister, with all humility we are in the 21st Century. Its 2017 not 1817. This was in reference to the 1817 Treaty between the British and erstwhile Gwalior royal family, to which Raje belongs. The RaGa tweet about 1817, say political observers is more targeted at Jyotiraditya Scindia who is the direct descendant, while Raje happens to be the daughter of the family. Observers feel that the tweet targets Rahul’s own close aide as much as it does Raje.     AAP leader and incharge for Rajasthan Kumar Vishwas ...
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HOUSE THAT: Opp all set for post-D dhamaka 23.10.2017 DNA: India
Outnumbered within Assembly house, the Opposition Congress will be looking to grab public attention outside Vidhan Sabha during the Assembly session beginning on Monday. The Congress MLAs are set to enter the Assembly premises waving placards against the government policies. Their focus and main point of target would be the proposed CrPC amendments to shield government employees. “Today the issue is in focus of national media and is being discussed across the country as a sign of the government’s dictatorial attitude. We will protest the same outside and inside the house,” a senior congress leader said revealing the party’s plan. During late evening discussion between selected party leaders, leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi and state party president Sachin Pilot, the action plan to be followed by the Congress during the session was discussed. Accordingly the Congress MLAs are to gather at the residence of party MLA Girraj Malinga on Monday morning and they will subsequently march to Assembly premises ...
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