What is the money laundering case against Sanjay Raut about

Sanjay Raut has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case

New Delhi, Jun 27: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut in connection with a money laundering case. He will have to appear before the ED tomorrow.

In April when the ED attached assets worth over Rs 11.5 crore of Raut’s wife and two of his associates he had accused the BJP led union government of misusing central agencies against its opponents.

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Twitter withholds Rana Ayub’s account, her supporters term it censorship

With Twitter withholding Rana Ayub’s account several took to the social media to state it is a result of censorship

New Delhi, Jun 27: A notice from Twitter was posted by journalist Rana Ayyub in which she was informed that her microblogging site was withheld in India under the Information Technology Act 2000.
On Sunday she took to her Twitter to post the notice and wrote, ‘ hello @Twitter, what exactly is this.’

The notice from Twitter read, ‘in order to comply with Twitter’s obligations under the Indian local laws, we have withheld the following account in India under the country’s Information Technology Act 2000: the content remains available elsewhere.

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How IAMC, Muslim Brotherhood reward Indian journalists to drum up an anti-India rhetoric

Groups such as the IAMC, Muslim Brotherhood have been drumming up an anti-India rhetoric through their paid journalists, activists and NGOs

New Delhi, Jun 24: Jammu and Kashmir has for long witnessed this problem, but in the past few years the propaganda channels comprising journalists, activists and journalists are drumming up an anti-India rhetoric across the nation.

A popular Twitter handle, ‘The Hawk Eye,’ tweeted, ‘ it is payout day. Jamat-e-Islam arm, fake news propaganda wing IAMC’s project HRRF journo award is distributing cash award of 50k to 1 lakh.

The reference was being made to the awards distributed by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) to some Indian journalists who have often drummed up an anti-India rhetoric. To be sure, the IAMC, an Indian-American Muslim body had on June 23 praised Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for introducing a resolution in the US House of Representatives that condemns India for the alleged human rights violation of minorities in particular the Muslims. The IAMC commended Omar whose resolution is unlikely to see the day of the light given the vindictive approach being adopted by her and the fact that she has openly sided with Pakistani officials on the issue of India.

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Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to seek suspension of Shinde faction may not stand test of law

New Delhi, Jun 24: The Uddhav Thackeray faction sought the disqualification of 12 Shiv Sena MLAs aligned to Eknath Shinde. This was sought on the ground that they missed a key meeting of the Shiv Sena amidst the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.

Shinde however hit back and called this a made up law. He said that a disqualification cannot be sought for before the deputy speaker on the ground that MLAs did not attend a party meeting. Citing the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution he said that a whip is applicable only to assembly proceedings and not party meetings.

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Maharashtra crisis: Governor not bound by advise of council of ministers to dissolve house

The Supreme Court has on several occasions said that the Governor is not bound by the advise of the council of ministers

New Delhi, Jun 23: The role of the Governor and the advise of the council of ministers is back in the narrative as Maharashtra faces a political crisis.

If Uddhav Thackeray decides to dissolve the assembly and go in for fresh elections, the question arises whether the Governor is bound by that decision. The decision to dissolve the assembly can take place only if the Chief Minister and Governor are on the same page like we saw in the case of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in 2018.

Rao had advised the Governor E S L Narasimhan to dissolve the assembly when six months of its term was remaining. The Governor agreed to the same and the assembly was dissolved as both were on the same page.

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The Maharashtra political crisis and the applicability of the anti-defection law

The law allows a party to merge with or into another provided in case at least two-thirds of its legislators are in favour of the merger.

New Delhi, Jun 22: Maharashtra leader, Eknath Shinde who has gone to Assam’s Guwahati from Gujarat claimed that he has 40 MLAs with him. While there is speculation that he may float his own party, Shinde has said, we have not left Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena and will not leave it. We have been following his Hindutva and will carry it further.

With the crisis blowing out of proportion for the Shiv Sena the next question that would arise is the applicability of the anti-defection law. The Tenth Schedule, technicalities and also the Anti Defection Law would be cited during the crisis. Ultimately the matter could also end up in the Supreme Court. Now, let us take a look at what the Anti Defection Law is and when does it come into play and how it is also implemented.

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Draupadi Murmu: The many firsts and how BJP led NDA gains from her candidature

Draupadi Murmu

Prior to joining politics, she served as the honorary assistant teacher in Shri Aravindo Integral Education and Research, Rairangpur, and also as junior assistant in Irrigation Department.

New Delhi, Jun 22: The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced on Tuesday that Draupadi Murmu would be its presidential candidate. In her candidature the BJP led NDA has many advantages.

Murmu hails from Odisha and has been the tribal face of the party in the national level for many years.

She is also the first woman leader from Odisha to be appointed as Governor. She began her political career in 1997 when she was elected councilor in the Rajrangpur district in Odisha. She was elected as MLA from the same constituency in 2000.

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How business interests of coaching centres influence agitations?

In the protests that broke out following the announcement of Agnipath, the police have found that some coaching centres had instigated the rioters who caused widespread damage

New Delhi, Jun 21: There has been widespread violence and arson following the announcement of the Agnipath Scheme. Trains, trucks and buses have been burnt resulting in huge losses to public property.

Violent incidents were reported in Bihar, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh and scanner is now on the coaching centres. The question being raised is whether the military recruitment scheme, Agnipath would put many coaching centres out of business.

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All your myths and confusion around ‘Agnipath’ busted in 1,652 words

New Delhi, Jun 17: There have been protests after the government announced the Agnipath Scheme. While it is being made to look like a knee jerk reaction by the government, the fact that this decision was taken after extensive consultations.

Here is everything you should know about the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme:

What is Agneepath Yojana and what are its benefits?

  • Agneepath scheme belonging to Indian Armed Forces is a scheme in which selected candidates will be enrolled as Agniveer for a period of four years.
  • On completion of a period of four years, these Agniveers will return to the

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Agnipath scheme: No cause for insecurity, decision taken after detailed consultations

New Delhi, Jun 17: There have been protests after the government announced the Agnipath Scheme. While it is being made to look like a knee jerk reaction by the government, the fact that this decision was taken after extensive consultations.

The decision was not made overnight and consultations have taken place with Army officials for over an year before the announcement was made.

“The scheme will bring in new dynamism to the armed forces. It will help the forces bring in new capabilities and take advantage of the technical skills and fresh thinking of the youths… It will allow the youths to serve the nation,” the Press Information Bureau said in a Facebook post.

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