Former CJI Lalit defends Collegium system: ‘Perfect as it stands now’

“It was the conclusion of the five judges that the collegium system is the ideal one and that is the system we need to follow,” Lalit, who retired on Nov. 8, told reporters at his residence. “I think it’s perfect the way it looks now,” he said. Apparently referring to the attempts to bring in … Read moreFormer CJI Lalit defends Collegium system: ‘Perfect as it stands now’

Himachal Pradesh Elections: 66% Prove to Seal Fate of 412 in Battle

Himachal Pradesh registered a turnout of nearly 66 percent on Saturday, the election commission said, citing preliminary poll figures up to 5 p.m. for the 14th assembly elections — a crucial test for the BJP, which hopes to beat the precedent and also come back to power. as for Congress seeking a revival of the … Read moreHimachal Pradesh Elections: 66% Prove to Seal Fate of 412 in Battle

At a summit meeting in September, the government accepted the call to double Russian trade

Despite the United States-led sanctions against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, India has decided not only to continue, but also to double its trade with Moscow in the “near future”. The increase in trade volumes between the two countries is mainly due to sharply higher imports of competitively priced Russian crude oil by India. … Read moreAt a summit meeting in September, the government accepted the call to double Russian trade

Asked to contribute for loss and damage, say India, China ready, but first to the developed world

Shocked after the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda demanded that India and China, as major emitters, also be asked to pay for the losses suffered by smaller countries from climate catastrophes, both countries responded Wednesday to say they were prepared to help, but the main responsibility still lies with the developed world. “India is … Read moreAsked to contribute for loss and damage, say India, China ready, but first to the developed world

To meet the demand of states, Prime Minister Awas Yojana will be given Rs 13,000 crore extra

MONTHS AFTER the Union Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) signaled a shortage of funds for the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Gramin (PMAY-G), the Union Ministry of Finance approved an advance payment of Rs 13,000 crore for the Contingency Fund of India’s nationwide housing plan, it has been learned. The tranche of Rs 13,000 … Read moreTo meet the demand of states, Prime Minister Awas Yojana will be given Rs 13,000 crore extra

16 Voters And A Hamlet Called Ka: All Silent On This Poll Front

Flanked by hills and with a steady stream of the Sutlej running down the middle, lies Ka. The hamlet, with a few isolated houses on uneven ground, is an eye-catcher for tourists heading towards Lahaul-Spiti and Leh. But with the state vote on Saturday, Ka has had visitors. Last week, a team from the Election … Read more16 Voters And A Hamlet Called Ka: All Silent On This Poll Front

Study links PM2.5 pollutants to anemia prevalence

Long-term exposure to airborne particulate matter — PM2.5 pollutants — may increase the prevalence of anemia in women of reproductive age due to systemic inflammation, a study has shown. According to the study, “Reducing the last of anemia in Indian women of reproductive age with clean-air targets,” the prevalence of anemia will drop from 53 … Read moreStudy links PM2.5 pollutants to anemia prevalence

SC decides on EWS quota validity tomorrow

The Supreme Court will rule on Nov. 7 on the constitutional validity of the 103rd Amendment to the Constitution, which introduces a 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in admissions and government jobs. A five-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, Judges Dinesh Maheshwari, S Ravindra Bhat, Bela M Trivedi … Read moreSC decides on EWS quota validity tomorrow

Smaller governance units needed to make democracy work: Abhijit Banerjee

For India’s democracy to really work, it needs smaller administrative units, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said Friday. “There is a fundamental problem with the design of our democracy, which is that our states are far too big. We have 20 times as many seats in parliament as the UK,” Banerjee said. Banerjee delivered the 27th … Read moreSmaller governance units needed to make democracy work: Abhijit Banerjee

HC allows RSS marches in 44 of the 50 places on November 6

The Madras High Court on Friday authorized RSS to conduct route marches in 44 sites in Tamil Nadu, excluding six sites in two municipally sensitive districts of Coimbatore and Kanyakumari, on Nov. 6. Judge GK Ilanthiraiyan heard a number of contempt petitions filed by the RSS against the state police for not allowing the march … Read moreHC allows RSS marches in 44 of the 50 places on November 6