Outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi has a word of praise for the media

ranjangogoiNew Delhi, Nov 16: Outgoing Chief Justice India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday expressed his inability to have a one-to-one interview with scribes and lauded the press for its “maturity” and “character” in preventing “canards and falsehood” in “trying times” of the judiciary.

Justice Gogoi, the 46th CJI and the first from a north-eastern state, said it was not the requirement of the Supreme Court that judges “reach out to our citizenry through the press”.

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India has learnt how to play on the front foot by not joining RCEP

RCEPNew Delhi, Nov 05: India took a strong decision on not joining the RCEP. The decision taken in national interest will help India’s farmers, MSMEs and dairy sector. India’s stand is a mixture of pragmatism, the urge to safeguard interests of the poor and the effort to give an advantage to India’s service sector.

While not shying away from opening up to global competition across sectors, India made a strong case for an outcome which is favourable to all countries and all sectors.

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Special Aircraft flying Narendra Modi to be under IAF from 2020

img_0151New Delhi, Oct 09: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special aircraft will be under the Indian Air Force (IAF). Currently, the aircraft known as Air India One is under Air India.

Come 2020 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Air India One fleet will be on part with Air Force One that is used by the President of the United States.

How NATGRID will help wipe out cock and bull intelligence

natgridNew Delhi, Sep 23: Intelligence gathering plays a very crucial role in the fight against terror. There are various kinds of inputs that are gathered and several times, the agencies end up hitting a dead end due to false intelligence or what they sometimes call as cock and bull intel.

During a recent meeting of the the Home Ministry held last week, the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) was discussed and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that he would want this up and running by 2020.

Military Doctrine to spell out India’s stand on use of anti-satellite weapons

These are weapons which allow for attacks on enemy satellites. There are currently three countries which have the capacity to attack enemy satellites. They are US, China and Russia. The doctrine would outline India’s stand on the use of such weapons.

Sources tell OneIndia that the doctrine is almost ready and the Defence Planning Committee is all set to submit the same.

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Not involved in conversion, did not propagate sedition: Tough laws set for NGOs

New Delhi, Sep 18: Every member of a NGO must now under oath, through an affidavit must certify that they have not been involved in diverting foreign funds or propagating sedition or advocating violent means.

It is also now mandatory for associations especially NGOs to file an affidavit declaring that its office bearers have not prosecuted or convicted for forced conversions and creating communal tensions in order to apply for permission or renewal of registration under the Foreign Contributions Act (FCRA).

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Landed in Kerala, missing since then: The curious case of Lisa Wiese and Muhammad Ali

Thiruvananthapuram, July 13: The Interpol recently issued a yellow notice, following a request by the Kerala police to track down a German woman missing since March 10.

The probe by the Kerala police appears to have hit a roadblock as one of the key persons in the case Mohammad Ali has still not been traced. The police feel that he may have slipped out of the country.

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Plea by Vice-Admiral Verma challenging appointment of next Navy chief rejected

Vice_Admiral_Bimal_VermaNew Delhi, May 19: The petition filed by vide-admiral Bimal Verma challenging his supersession for the post of Navy chief has been rejected by the Defence Ministry.

The matter will now come up before the Armed Forces Tribunal for hearing on Monday. The tribunal had initially allowed the defence ministry to take a call before it would hear the petition.

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Asato ma sadgamaya: Why are we moving away from Sanskrit, while the world is embracing it

New Delhi, Jan 29: A petition questioning a Sanskrit prayer in Kendriya Vidyalaya was referred to a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court. The petition questioned the daily singing of Asato Ma Sadgamaya. The court said that the petition raises questions of seminal importance as to the correct interpretation of Article 28(1).

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No blueprint on Meghalaya illegal mine says Centre

New Delhi, Jan 5: The Centre told the Supreme Court that they were facing difficulties in the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13 as there was no blueprint of the 355-feet well.

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