Monthly Archives: September 2018

Goa Congress moves to remove Speaker

Seen as a bid to mount pressure on the BJP-led coalition government Congress MLAs in Goa on Friday submitted a 14-day notice to the Goa State Legislature Secretary, preparatory to moving a motion for the removal of the Speaker, Pramod Sawant. The notice comes while the House is not in …

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Reinstated staff can’t have back wages: SC

‘Should prove no job post-dismissal’ An employee has no right to back wages merely because the court has set aside his dismissal and returned his old job, the Supreme Court held in a judgment. “A workman has no right to claim back wages from his employer as of right only …

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We’re not tigers, says top court

‘The State govt. is not a helpless entity’ States should not fear if a matter is pending before the Supreme Court as it is not a “man-eating tiger”, the apex court has said. “We are not a tiger or something. We are not man-eating tigers. They should not have fear,” …

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Agencies to do eco-impact checks

Centre plans randomised monitoring by reputed government institutions The Union Environment Ministry proposes to allow research organisations and accredited agencies to monitor if companies are complying with environmental conditions. “…the Central Government proposes to introduce the concept of randomised third-party compliance monitoring of the environment clearance conditions through national-level reputed …

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Surgical Strike Day not compulsory: Javadekar

‘Thousands and lakhs of students want to hear about it’ Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that the celebration of September 29 as Surgical Strike Day in universities was not compulsory, but said such an event was decided on the advice of many students. …

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Morning shock in the Valley

Militants barged into the homes of policemen and took them away When suspected militants barged into the homes of three special police officers in Shopian in south Kashmir early on Friday morning, the unarmed men were caught unawares — one was having a bath, another had just returned from offering …

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Ban on adoption by live-in partners lifted

CARA decides to withdraw circular issued earlier this year Individuals in a live-in relationship will once again be able to adopt children from and within India after the country’s nodal adoption agency decided to withdraw a circular issued earlier this year disallowing them from doing so. The Child Adoption Regulatory …

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