The Supreme Court today said it would hear all the universities in the matter relating to challenge to the Bar Council of India (BCI) Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules 2015, which mandate verification of lawyers. "We will hear all of you and decide it once and for all," a bench of Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman said after senior advocate K K Venugopal, representing BCI, said that the apex court can hear the University Grants Commission (UGC) and all the univeristies in the matter.
Daily Archive: February 10, 2017
Nearly 2.6 crore people in 73 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh will be eligible to vote on Saturday in the first of the seven phases of high-stake Assembly elections, seen as a litmus test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nearly three-year rule. 839 candidates, including from main contenders BJP, BSP, allies Congress and Samajwadi party, RLD as well independents, are in the fray from the seats in 15 districts where 26,823 polling stations have been set up. Among the electorate are 1.17 crore women and 1,508 belonging to third gender category. The largest constituency in terms of electorate is Sahibabad, while Jalesar is the smallest.
When people are poor and unable to meet even basic daily necessities, maintaining hygiene becomes a secondary issue. Bathing regularly is more like performing a ritual, neglecting its basic function of maintaining cleanliness.
ISI agents arrested in Madhya Pradesh linked to BJP; party leaders privately express anguish over possible infiltration
Madhya Pradesh Congress today alleged that one of those arrested by the state Anti Terrorist Squad was a district coordinator for the BJP’s IT cell.
JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today arrested along with five others after he tried to lead a march here to demand mortal remains of party founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Malik appeared at a shrine in Sarai Bala and took out a march towards Lal Chowk, nerve centre of the city, shortly after Friday prayers but was stopped by police near the main chowk, officials said.
The investment clearance committee, comprising officials from NITI Aayog and Union Water Resources Ministry, for Ken-Betwa river linking today gave the nod for the Rs 18,000-crore national project envisaged to address drinking water and irrigation requirements of the parched Bundelkhand region. Union Water Resources Secretary Amarjeet Singh, who heads the committee, confirmed the investment clearance given to the project. "The investment clearance committee has recommended the investment clearance for the project after detailed deliberations and discussions," he said.
Senior bureaucrat Ajay Tyagi appointed chief of markets regulator Sebi: Press Trust of India.
Aiming at eliminating the scope for malpractices in its recruitment process, Indian Railways is conducting the world’s "largest" online examination to fill up over 18,000 vacancies in various categories. A whopping 92 lakh candidates had applied for the jobs, of whom 2.73 lakh qualified the preliminary exam and were called for written test on January 17-19, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
From 2018, the admission in all engineering and architecture colleges for undergraduate courses will be done through a single entrance examination, said the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday.
Making a clarion call for opposition unity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was the need of the hour. Participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s book "Fearless in Opposition" as part of the Express Book Series along with Rupa, he said, "It is time the Centre came clear on what has been achieved by demonetisation. There is no use in diverting attention from the issue.