Monthly Archives: February 2019

11 EU nations back Guaido as President

Move comes after an ultimatum given to President Nicolas Maduro to call fresh elections expired Eleven European nations joined the U.S. in recognising opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President on Monday, heightening a global showdown over Nicolas Maduro’s socialist rule. The EU members’ coordinated move followed the expiry …

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SC upholds government’s Haj policy

They were categorised on the parameters of their experience and financial strength The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Haj Policy 2019-23, which categorises the Haj Group Organisers (HGOs) on the parameters of their experience and financial strength. The court found “nothing arbitrary or unreasonable” in such a classification by …

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Centre seeks report from Bengal Governor

The Opposition, on the other hand, accused the BJP-led government of using the CBI as a ‘weapon’ to destroy political rivals and target Opposition-ruled States. The lower House didn’t see any business as the House was adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions. “There may be a constitutional breakdown in …

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Petition challenges validity of Ayodhya Act

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Ayodhya Act of 1993 under which the Centre acquired 67.703 acres of land, including the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid (RJBM) premises and adjacent areas. The petition filed by several persons, including two Lucknow-based advocates who claim to …

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PM-KISAN: Aadhaar must for second instalment

Farmers who wish to avail themselves of benefits under PM-KISAN, the new income support scheme announced in the Union Budget, must have Aadhaar identification to get the money from the second instalment, which would be paid by July 2019. However, this would not be compulsory for the first instalment expected …

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