03-01-2017

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1.Seeking votes on religious basis a corrupt Act : SC.

Terming religion a very private relationship between man and his God, a seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday, in a majority judgment, held that an appeal for votes during elections on the basis of religion, caste, race, community or language, even that of the electorate, will amount to a ‘corrupt practice’ and call for disqualification of the candidate.  read more

2.Agni-IV test a ‘grand success’.

t can carry a nuclear warhead weighing one tonne over a distance of more than 4,000 km

New Year 2017 began on a happy note for the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) with the flight-testing of India’s long-range, strategic

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3.Centre stalling judicial transfers: SC.

Recommendations of the Collegium cannot be allowed to languish on somebody’s desk, says CJI

The Supreme Court on Monday accused the Centre of allowing transfers of Chief Justices and judges of various High Courts to “languish on somebody’s desk” for months together, even as senior advocates, including Ram Jethmalani, told the apex court that it is “time the judiciary taught the government a lesson.”

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4.All’s not well in the Army.

A military force with sharp internal divisions and discontent in the ranks has far-reaching national security implications. It’s time the defence establishment got its act together

The ‘controversial’ appointment of the new Indian Army chief who assumed office on January 1, 2017 is perhaps the appropriate occasion to discuss the rising uneasiness within the Indian Army on a number of significant issues. While the unconvincing rationale given for the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief speaks volumes of the deep-rooted tactical

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1.SC: Candidate using religion to seek votes can be barred

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, race, community or language by a candidate, his agent or anyone with his consent would be a corrupt electoral practice rendering the person open to disqualification.   read more

2.Ordinance re-promulgation a fraud on the Constitution: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday held that repromulgation of ordinances without being placed before the legislature was constitutionally impermissible as it amounted to bypassing the legislative body which was the primary source of law making authority in a parliamentary democracy .  read more

3.Judiciary cannot rectify imperfections in elections'.

New Delhi While four of the seven judges in the Supreme Court’s Constitution bench delivered a landmark judgment banning use of religion, caste, community , race or language in electioneering, the other three termed this as an exercise in judicial legislation, forbidden by Constitution.  read more

4.Establishing consent of candidates to violate SC order a tough ask, says EC

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that seeking votes in the name of religion, caste, race, community or language by a candidate, his agent or anyone with his consent would be a corrupt electoral practice rendering the person open to disqualification.  read more

5.Is MGNREGA destroying factory jobs? Disquieting data shows it discourages skill development

As Budget Day draws near, economic policy makers in the country are likely to shift their attention to the allocation of funds to various programmes planned for the upcoming year. Nrega is one such programme. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act aims to provide at least 100 days employment to the rural unemployed and underemployed by engaging them in rural infrastructure building.  read more

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1.‘Ordinances not immune from Judicial review.

EW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that re-promulgation of an ordinance was like a fraud on the Constitution and the satisfaction of the President or the Governor to promulgate an ordinance was not immune from judicial review.  read more

2.Kashmir takes PDS lessons from Chhattisgarh.

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