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Om Prakash Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner

Om Prakash Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner

Om Prakash Rawat was on Sunday appointed the next chief election commissioner, the Union law ministry said, a day before the present incumbent Achal Kumar Joti demits charge. Former finance secretary Ashok Lavasa was also appointed as an election commissioner to fill up the vacancy that would have arisen in the three-member Election Commission after Joti's retirement. Sunil Arora is the other commissioner in the poll body.   Rawat will take over as the CEC on January 23, a law ministry ..., 1 month ago

Who will regulate the regulators?

It would be a good idea to create independent oversight committees for each regulatory institution and indeed, even for their appellate bodies, says A K Bhattacharya. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that in India while the political leadership is held accountable for all its actions and inaction, the regulators are not accountable in the same way.   Jaitley’s comment came in the wake of the letter of undertaking (LoU) scam that has ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

After media reports, Canadian embassy cancels invite to Khalistan terrorist

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s maiden India visit plunged into yet another controversy on Thursday over a dinner invitation to convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal by the Canadian high commissioner to India. Swiftly moving to control damage, High Commissioner Nadir Patel cancelled the invite for the dinner, hosted on Thursday for Trudeau, while the external affairs ministry said it will “ascertain” how Atwal entered India. “The high commission has ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Union Budget 2018: Here is the full text of Finance Minister Arun Jailtey's speech

On Thursday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the last full budget of the Modi government. Arun Jaitley, who arrived in the Lok Sabha to present the general budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, was the center of attraction between journalists and ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago

Finally, Urijit Patel opens up on banking frauds, crony capitalism and the RBI's limited authority

The over $ 2-billion-dollar Punjab and National Bank (PNB) scam involving Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi had led to many questioning the Reserve Bank of India's failure to stop the misuse of the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) ...
 Sify5 days ago

Why young India is paying for expensive private colleges

With overburdened, excessively competitive public universities and an unchecked spurt of private universities, the undergraduate system is in shambles. To raise the bar for undergraduate education in India, a clutch of private universities -- and some public ones -- are changing the way institutes admit students, run institutions and impart education. Manvi Kapur reports. With plush campuses and shift in pedagogy, private universities like Ashoka University, Shiv Nadar University, Azim Premji ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

China boosts its defence budget with an eye on 'peaceful development'

China is increasing its defense budget yet again, this time by 8.1% for the year ahead. China thus remains the second highest spender on its military in the world, eclipsing Russia but still far behind the USA. China's defense spending, announced on 5 March ...
 catchnews.com1 week ago China boosts defence budget to achieve 'peaceful development'  Sify1 week ago

Open prisons: Why India should move towards reforming its inmates

Many, perhaps most, of our societies would consider it a taboo to let sentence-serving convicts mingle with ordinary citizens. The fear of prisoners being habitual law-breakers is enough to deter most governments from letting them outside jails. But this norm ...
 catchnews.com2 weeks ago

BJP stirs Kasganj cauldron as Centre seeks report from state

FC Bureau City: Lucknow The Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the communal clashes in Kasganj, where one person was killed and two others were injured in the clashes that followed stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago

India's farmers need a buget outlay of Rs 2 lakh cr to break the debt cycle

It is never clear to me why media make a screaming headline out of budget announcements around agriculture credit. “Agri credit raised to record 10 lakh crores” was the headline last budget season, while the finance minister and the government ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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