Karnataka: If rebels are disqualified, SC would have to give larger interpretation of its order

rebel-mlasBengaluru, July 22: Speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly, Ramesh Kumar said in the assembly that the whip would be applicable to the rebel MLAs as well.

When proceedings began in the assembly, he said that he had taken time as he was studying the order of the Supreme Court, which had said that the rebels cannot be compelled to come to the assembly.

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Zakir Naik created firms with dummy directors to launder cash

zakirnaikIn a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate submitted a complaint against Aamir Gazdar, a close aide of controversial Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik. The ED says that Gazdar is an associate of Naik and operated as a front while dealing with funds of the Islamic Research Foundation.

The ED says in its complaint that an offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act has been committed.

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UP election result: How Mayawati’s Elephant shrunk

The elephant has shrunken further in Uttar Pradesh. With just 19 seats in her kitty, the experts suggest that the game for former CM Mayawati may just be over.

Despite the first mover advantage, Maywati could not rake in the numbers and after the results were declared accused that the EVMs had been tampered with.

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J&K: Pellet guns to return with a tweak

pelletgunSrinagar, Feb 28:The pellet guns will be back in the valley, this time, however, with a tweak. The new pellet gun will have a deflector on the muzzle to prevent the pellets from ascending.
This would ensure that the shrapnels do not hit a person above the abdomen region.

Demonetisation has had no impact on political party funding, say experts

New Delhi, Jan 30: There is a nexus between the bureaucracy and politicians where recovering election expenditure is concerned said former chief election commissioner, Dr SY Qureshi. He was speaking at a discussion organised by the Association for Democratic Reforms on Effects of Demonetisation on Political Financing and Black Money.

 Dr Qureshi noted that political parties could not agree on expenditure limits or the rationalisation of expenditure limits. He recommended state funding of political parties be based on their performance, instead of state funding of elections. He proposed that in such a model regular CAG audits would be conducted and there will be a total ban on any private donations.

CBI registers inquiry against Manish Sisodia for irregularities in Talk to AK campaign

manishNew Delhi, Jan 18: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a preliminary inquiry against Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. The inquiry has been registered for irregularities in the Talk to AK campaign.

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Forget terrorists, birds pose greater risk to Republic Day celebrations

Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft jets fly past during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi, Jan 18: Birds pose a bigger threat to the Republic Day celebrations compared to terrorists. While general alerts to wake up the security mechanism have been issued by the Intelligence Bureau, the real danger comes from the garbage pile up in East Delhi.

The garbage pile up has been attracting birds and this poses a risk to the traditional Republic Day flypast by the Indian Air Force. This is an issue that comes up every year.

The administration goes through a tough time to ensure that there is no disturbance from the birds during the Republic Day celebrations. Bird hits can cause serious damage to the aircrafts.

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Was Karnataka minister viewing old pictures of Melania Trump?

melinaBengaluru, Nov 16: It was photographs of Melania Trump that Karnataka education minister, Tanveer Sait was allegedly surfing on his mobile during a government function.
The police who sourced the video footage of the minister surfing photographs found that he was looking at pictures of Melania which were shot over a decade back.

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25 NGOs indulged in anti national activities

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New Delhi, Nov 5: There are 25 NGOs that are under the scanner for alleged anti national activities. The renewals of 11,000 NGOs under the FCRA were cancelled as they had not applied for a renewal.

The ministry for home affairs however found that there were alleged anti national activities being carried out by 25 NGOs and hence has decided to deny a renewal of the FCRA licence.

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Lodha panel reforms: SC tells BCCI, that’s the only way to play cricket, gentlemen

bcciNew Delhi, Oct 18: In yet another setback for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court today (October 18) rejected a review petition that challenged the order which upheld the recommendations made by the Justice RM Lodha Committee.
The BCCI had sought for a re-look at the Supreme Court’s July 18 verdict which had upheld the recommendations of the committee headed by former Chief Justice of India, R M Lodha.

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