AAP MLA’s plea against their disqualification to be heard: Delhi HC

Seeking for justice, the 20 disqualified Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs have moved Delhi High Court against their disqualification. The Election Commission called for their disqualification for holding office of profit. On January 22, after the AAP MLAs withdrew their earlier petition in the High Court seeking a stay on the Election Commission’s (EC) recommendation […]

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Plea By Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Govts to ban Padmaavat rejected: SC

On January 23, the Supreme Court dismissed the review petitions by Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments seeking ban on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat on January 25 in their respective states. Headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the bench declined to accept their request to reconsider its earlier order on law and the […]

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Mobile calls, net surfing while flying now allowed: TRAI

On January 19, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) allowed air travellers in India and also those flying over the country to have access mobile and internet services on-board flight, thereby allowing In-Flight Connectivity (IFC). In order for the airlines to make use of this allowance, and offer it to its customers, they must […]

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New CEC, Om Prakash Rawat appointed by President

On January 22, the Union Law Ministry stated that the next Chief Election Commissioner elected is Om Prakash Rawat, just a day before the current incumbent Achal Kumar Joti quits charge. In place of Om Prakash Rawat, Former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed as an Election Commissioner to that would have arisen in the […]

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TRAI issues recommendations for in-flight connectivity

Air passengers will soon be able to make calls and browse the internet while flying in Indian airspace, with the telecom regulator recommending that domestic and international airlines be permitted to offer both the services. Furthermore, the telecom regulator in its recommendations to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), mentioned that as long as provision of […]

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Shri Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner

The President in pursuance of clause (2) of Article 324 of the Constitution, appointed Shri Om Prakash Rawat as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 23rd January, 2018. Ministry of Law and Justice Tweet The post Shri Om Prakash Rawat appointed Chief Election Commissioner appeared first on SCC Blog.

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Online platform for sale of NPAs to be set up: RBI

In a suggestion made at the inauguration of ‘Assocham Arcon 2018 – ARCs: Emerging avatar in new distressed landscape’, Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya implied that asset reconstruction companies, banks and other credit rating agencies could come together to set-up an online platform for sale of NPAs (Non-Performing Assets) in India. […]

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