The Supreme Court on Friday questioned Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the assembly session to December last year from this January, asking what difference would it have made if the sitting was held as originally scheduled. “What would be the change or the difference if the assembly proceedings would have taken place on pre-scheduled January 14 instead of December 16,” a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice J S Khehar, said. The poser ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the BJP government’s recommendation to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, triggering the possibility of a continuing political impasse in the crisis-ridden ...IndiaTV News, 1 week ago Arunachal crisis: SC to hear Congress' plea on Jan 27 Rediff.com, 1 week ago Arunachal row: Congress moves SC against recommendation for Prez rule Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Centre and state governments are steadily increasing excise duties and value-added tax Record production in the United States, weakened demand from the Eurozone and emerging economies like China and Brazil, and Iran’s entry into the international market have effectively slashed the price of crude oil for India, from $106 per barrel in July 2014 to $26 in January 2016 - a 75 per cent drop over 15 months. So, why are you not seeing evidence of this price-cut at your local petrol and diesel ...Rediff.com, 1 hour ago
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s daughter Anar on Saturday rubbished Congress’s allegations of taking undue favours from the state government after reports claiming dubious land dealings involving her business associates emerged. The state Bharatiya Janata Party unit also came out in support of Anar accusing the Congress of trying to malign the chief minister and her daughter by levelling allegations against them. “I, Anar Patel, am neither a director nor a share ...Rediff.com, 19 hours ago Gujarat CM's daughter caught in land allotment row; Congress targets PM Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Hardening her stance, People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday made it clear that she will not form the government with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Jammu and Kashmir if the Narendra Modi dispensation does not create a ‘conducive atmosphere’ by committing confidence building measures for the state. “There are problems within problems. To face these difficulties, we need to have support and, to have that, a conducive atmosphere (for forming government).Rediff.com, 1 day ago Governor gives 1 day to PDP, BJP to decide on government formation Rediff.com, 5 days ago BJP blames PDP's 'adamancy' for delay in government formation Rediff.com, 4 days ago Mehbooba to take call on J&K government when convinced of alliance objectives Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday defended the governor’s sanction for prosecuting Congress leader Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam case, stating the step was taken as per the advice of the state’s top law officer and rejected the ‘vendetta’ charge. Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday gave sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the case, days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
In a letter, Malhotra ‘urged the Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Labour & Employment to formulate a scheme to provide employment guarantee to national and international sportspersons Image used for representational purposes. Photograph: Dean Alberga/World Archery Federation via Getty Images Veteran sports administrator V K Malhotra, has shot a letter to Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment, urging him to provide job guarantee to India’s national ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Despite all the incentives, the start-ups’ mega event fell short of expectations The government’s start-up action plan has kindled hopes of the young and restless entrepreneurial community in the country. Several game changing measures including a three-year tax holiday and exemptions from provisions of some cost-escalating laws have been introduced. There were some rehashes from the ‘ease of business’ campaign such as insolvency law, easier registration process etc, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Beyond the start-up hype Rediff.com, 1 week ago
With his government under attack over the Dalit student’s suicide in Hyderabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government was committed to the welfare of Dalits, poor and oppressed. At a function to distribute aides to differently-abled persons in his constituency -- Varanasi, he referred to Dalits but made no mention of the controversy over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar in Hyderabad University over which two of his ministers have come under attack. “This ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago VOTE: Should madrassas be barred from teaching in Urdu, Arabic? Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The situation is unlike any other legislation/ordinance that governments at the Centre and states had passed on earlier occasions after the higher judiciary had held certain laws, orders or decisions ultra vires of the Constitution, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Ask social activists from across the country and they would tell you that the Supreme Court’s ban on jallikattu, the bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu, was the right thing to do. Read some posts by a few social media ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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