Broadcast Ministry Directs J&K Schools to Celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’

‘All the authorities shall send one page report of all the activities conducted along with pictures and videos to this office through directorates of school education in Jammu and Kashmir and also upload the same on their respective website.’ Srinagar: Schools across Jammu and Kashmir have been directed to celebrate ‘Surgical Strike Day’ on September 29, with strict instructions to heads of all educational institutions to submit proof of the celebrations in form of pictures…

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It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels: AMIT SHAH

While addressing the party’s social media volunteers in Rajasthan’s Kota recently, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah said that the group had the power to make any message go viral, whether real or fake. “All of Rahul Gandhi’s followers are foreigners, don’t be afraid of hired goons. It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels. Keep making messages go viral. We have already made a WhatsApp…

"It is through social media that we have to form governments at the state and national levels: AMIT SHAH"

Only 16% houses built in four years of urban housing scheme under PMAY

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the forerunner in the urban housing scheme with 1,33,663 homes built in the state, according to the data available on the PMAY website. Only a little over 16 per cent of houses sanctioned under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) have been completed in the four years that the scheme has been active. A total of one crore houses for the urban poor are supposed to be constructed by 2022…

"Only 16% houses built in four years of urban housing scheme under PMAY"

Candidates cannot be disqualified on filing of chargesheet, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today ruled that it cannot issue a disqualification to bar those candidates from contesting elections against whom a chargesheet has been filed in criminal offences. The judgment was pronounced by a Constitution Bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The Court noted that the Indian Constitution clearly provides that it is the Parliament that has to make the law concerning…

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MPs, MLAs not barred from practising law, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today ruled that Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies (MPs and MLAs) cannot be barred from practicing law. The Court made it clear that Rule 49 of the the Bar Council of India Rules is applicable only to full-time salaried employees, and does not cover legislators within its ambit. The judgment was delivered by a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud in a…

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Debasish Kar Gupta J. to be Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta HC from Sept 25

The Central Government has notified that Justice Debasish Kar Gupta will be taking over as Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court following the impending retirement of Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. Chief Justice Bhattacharya is due to retire from office on September 25. Accordingly, the notification issued yesterday states that Justice Debasish Kar Gupta, being the next senior most judge of the High Court, will be tasked with the duties of the Chief Justice…

"Debasish Kar Gupta J. to be Acting Chief Justice of Calcutta HC from Sept 25"

MP CM Chouhan Moves to Dilute SC/ST Act After Protests by Upper Castes

The Supreme Court, on March 20 this year, had placed safeguards on the provisions for immediate arrest under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. In a move aimed at placating protesting upper caste groups in his poll-bound state, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced he will ensure that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is “not misused and no one will be arrested…

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Broadcast Body Asks Republic TV To Apologise For Using Derogatory Language

Notable journalist and news anchor, Arnab Goswami, who is the managing director at the Republic TV- a channel that he co-founded with BJP MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar in 2017, has been ordered by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on August 30 to air a full screen apology to its viewers after the NBSA received a complaint regarding inappropriate comments made by him. Goswami had claimed during a show aired in January earlier this year that…

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Karnataka: Plastic Banned At All Govt Events After Govt Passes Order

The Kumaraswamy Government in Karnataka passed an order on Thursday, August 30, stating that all state government departments, state-run boards, companies, and educational institutes are not allowed to use plastic in any form during any function, seminar or meeting, reported the News Minute. The order has been welcomed by various environmentalists in the state, however on Friday, August 31, more than 500 workers and owners of plastic units protested against the ban, claiming the order…

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2 held for making Aadhaar cards illegally

Accused prepared 150 Aadhaar cards and changed details of 400 other cards Two persons have been arrested by the Faridabad Police Crime Branch for allegedly making Aadhaar cards illegally and also changing the names, address and other details on many, the police said on Wednesday. The two had allegedly prepared 150 Aadhaar cards and changed details of 400 other cards, the police said. A team, led by Sector 56 Crime Branch Inspector Anand Kumar, arrested…

"2 held for making Aadhaar cards illegally"