Bihar Governor Malik moves to J&K

He continued in office after the State was placed under Governor’s rule on June 20 and Centre needed an experienced administrator given the ongoing Amarnath Yatra that concludes on August 28.Mr. Malik started out as a student leader in Meerut. In 1974 he joined Charan Singh’s Lok Dal and was …

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WhatsApp CEO gets India’s wish list

Minister asks him to set up local corporate entity, appoint a grievance officer, curb fake messages Stepping up efforts to clamp down on the spread on “sinister” messages through WhatsApp, the Union government on Tuesday asked the instant messaging platform to implement three measures in India: set up a local …

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Centre rules out total ban on firecrackers

Suggests the production of “green crackers”, community cracker bursting to curb pollution .The Centre on Tuesday ruled out a national ban on firecrackers and suggested the production of “green crackers”, community cracker bursting in major cities and a freeze on the production of series crackers or laris as alternative measures …

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It’s a calamity of a severe nature: Centre

The Centre has said that the Kerala floods were a “calamity of severe nature for all practical purposes”, keeping in view the intensity and magnitude of the floods and landslides. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the Kerala floods were being treated as natural calamity of severe nature …

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‘Give Perarivalan remission data’

The Central Information Commission has directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to provide copies of all orders passed by the Union Government from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015, granting remission to various prisoners across the country to A.G. Perarivalan, one of the convicts undergoing life imprisonment in …

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‘Multiple PANs still a menace’

All the attention over the privacy aspects of Aadhaar has diverted the conversation from the legitimate uses of a biometric ID, such as weeding out multiple PAN cards linked to the same person, according to a number of lenders. The issue, they said, is that many unscrupulous people run up …

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‘Allow video-conference between lawyer, accused’

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has directed legal services authorities and committees to extend video-conferencing in every criminal case whenever the accused is in jail. The court said both accused were represented by advocate Shikhil Suri in the Supreme Court. Mr. Suri, who was entrusted with the appeals …

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‘Simultaneous polls impossible this year’

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat on Wednesday said the upcoming polls to four States were unlikely to be held together with that of the Lok Sabha in December due to various procedural issues and a shortage of election machinery. “All the four States [Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Rajasthan] have …

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Disclose panels on sexual harassment, companies told

Rules amended by Corporate Affairs Ministry In order to ensure better implementation of the law against sexual harassment at workplace, the Centre has made it mandatory for companies to disclose whether they have constituted an internal complaints committee (ICC) to probe such allegations. Rules amended The Corporate Affairs Ministry has …

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