The Supreme Court, on November 13, ruled that the Chief Justice of India’s Office is a public authority and is comes under the Right to Information Act (RTI).The apex court, in a majority verdict, also said that protection must be provided to the judges under the confidentiality clause.The verdict was delivered by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi. Other members of the bench are Justices NV Ramana, DY Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. CJI Gogoi retires on November 17.Close The bench was hearing a plea challenging the Delhi High Court decision of bringing the Office of the CJI under the RTI. related news Explore feasibility of hydrogen-based Japanese tech to fight air pollution: SC to Centre Issue of forensic audit of JIL must be taken up at next CoC meeting: Homebuyers Banks Board Bureau recommends names for heading 3 state-owned banks On April 4, the bench had reserved its verdict on the appeals filed … [Read more...] about Chief Justice of India’s office is public authority, comes under RTI: Supreme Court
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In 2017, South Indian films witnessed a promising trend in the overseas market with the euphoria surrounding these films getting fuelled by the dream run of Baahubali: The Conclusion in markets like US/Canada, United Kingdom, Gulf, Australia and China. And its international journey continues as the film will see a release in Japan and Russia on December 29 and January 11, respectively.While audience is already queuing up in large numbers at ticket counters in Japan to book in advance, a special screening has been organised for Baahubali 2, which is an unusual setup as it says screaming screening where movie goers can watch the film the way they want to. Normally, cinema goers need to maintain silence while watching a film in the country.Close お正月映画の真打ついに登場！pic.twitter.com/ukzGq3zuAj— バーフバリ 王の凱旋 (@BAAHUBALI2JAPAN) … [Read more...] about Abroad affection: As Japan welcomes Baahubali 2, a look at the country’s love for Indian films
Perceiving the possibility of early assembly elections in Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, the Congress is preparing a strategy for a simultaneous win in the upcoming general elections and assembly polls, according to The Economic Times.According to the report, members of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the three Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) are preparing for simultaneous elections with the possibility of early assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, citing internal equations and compulsions of the BJP in the two states. This may also affect Jharkhand.In Haryana, the Congress leadership feels that the “weak” state government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar cannot face the assembly polls confidently in October 2019. This may let the BJP to conduct the state elections along with the general elections.Close Haryana PCC president Ashok Tanwar confirmed the possibility of simultaneous polls to the publication. “The Haryana Congress is … [Read more...] about Sensing early elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Congress gears up for simultaneous polls
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena on February 18 announced that the parties would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha and assembly polls together.Seat-sharing talks between the two parties had been on for some time, but, according to reports, there were several issues that had to be resolved for the alliance to go forward. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the issues were to do with woes of farmers and "the common man" on state level, and Ram Mandir on national level.However, according to reports, these were not the only issues that the two parties discussed. News18 reported that Sena had demanded Palghar Lok Sabha seat for itself, and it was one of the main pre-conditions put forth by the party for a tie-up. Fadnavis underlined the importance of the seat when he said that a Sena candidate would be fielded from the region.Close However, even before the alliance was announced, BJP workers in Palghar had started resigning. BJP's Palghar unit chief … [Read more...] about Palghar factor in Sena-BJP alliance: Why is the seat important?
The industrial production contracted for the second consecutive month, shrinking by 4.3 percent in September with weakness across sectors. In fact, it hit the lowest level of almost eight years.It was much weaker than a poll of analysts conducted by CNBC-TV18 which was pegged at negative 1.9 percent and contraction of 1.4 percent in August.The growth in the mining segment fell to a multi-year low of (-8.5 percent against 0.1 percent MoM). In sync with the slowdown in the economy, manufacturing IIP also contracted by (-3.9 percent against -1.2 percent MoM) led by large sectors.Close From the use-based classification side, capital goods, consumer durables, infrastructure and construction goods, and primary goods led the slowdown, contracting by -20.7 percent (against -21 percent MoM), -9.9 percent (against -9.1 percent MoM), -6.4 percent, and -5.1 percent (against 1.1 percent MoM), respectively. related news With infra in focus, this smallcap stock could double your investment … [Read more...] about Another 50bps repo rate cut likely by March 2020