Monthly Archives: September 2018

Centre appoints search committee for Lokpal

It will be headed by former SC judge Ranjana Prakash Desai After a long delay, the Centre on Thursday constituted an eight-member search committee, to be headed by former Supreme Court judge, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, to recommend the chairperson and members of the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. The Lokpal and …

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Man is not owner of wife’s sexuality: Chandrachud

‘She can makeher ownsexual choices’ Justice D.Y. Chandrachud held that a married woman can make her own sexual choices. By marrying, she has not consented to refrain from sexual relations outside marriage without the permission of her husband. A husband is not the owner of his wife’s sexuality. To be …

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Railways to roll out smart coaches

The Indian Railways are set to launch their ‘Make in India’ smart coaches with new features like black box and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered CCTVs, matching international standards. Named ‘Smart Trains’, the coaches have been equipped with sensors that can detect defects on bearings, wheels, and the railway track, giving constant …

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‘Don’t bring adultery back as crime’

It will be tantamount to State entering into a ‘real private realm’, says SC Treating adultery as an offence is tantamount to the State entering into a “real private realm,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra wrote in his main opinion for the Constitution Bench on Thursday. If Parliament, as …

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Enhanced pay for J&K SPOs based on threat perception

Centre’s nod for increase follows abduction, killing of SPO, policemen last week The Union Home Ministry’s decision to increase the salaries of Special Police Officers in Jammu and Kashmir came after the State Chief Secretary wrote to the Centre highlighting the threat to their lives. On Wednesday the Ministry enhanced …

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Hearings on Ayodhya title suit to resume, decides SC

Plea to refer issue to larger Bench rejectedNew three-judge Bench to be constitutedHasty decision, says dissenting judgment A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court, in a majority opinion of 3:1 on Thursday, declined to refer the question if a “mosque as a place of prayer is an essential part of …

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Cinchona Position.

The Cinchona administration report just issued [in Ootacamund] sets out that the output of quinine rose from 62513 to 55014 pounds in the official year. This is a source of satisfaction as the increased production was accomplished without any addition to the manufacturing plants. Post office pice packets are becoming …

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Inamdars and tenants in Mysore.

A Commission to examine the relationship between Inamdars and their tenants in Mysore has just been appointed by the Government of His Highness the Maharajah. The rights and responsibilities of this class of landholders in the State are not known with any definiteness, especially in the state of things now …

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