GN Staff | July 20, 2015
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi today (Monday) to discuss law and order in the city. the immediate provocation is murder of a 19-year-old girl, stabbed 35 times for protesting harassment. But the larger issue a demand for his government to be given control of Delhi Police. Delhi Police is currently controlled by the Union home ministry. Kejriwal said on Sunday: "I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi with folded hands that the control of the Delhi Police be handed over to us. He has to run the whole country. I am not saying Delhi Police officials are wrong. They are very good people and are working but the system is bad."
Meanwhile, Bassi has said that he will try and tackle "misconceptions" about his force during his meeting with the Chief Minister this afternoon. "There is a possibility of him telling something useful to us and maybe I will give him something which will make him informative towards policing because I have been working for 38 years in the department. As a professional police officer it is my duty that I should remove any misconceptions about policing. I have a good opportunity with the meeting to clear misconception if any," he told reporters.
PM Modi inaugurates 46th Indian Labour Conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated 46th Indian Labour Conference in Delhi. The Prime Minister dedicated the National Career Service (NCS) portal to the nation and launched health reforms of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation of India (ESIC) on the occasion. On Sunday evening, Modi heard labour policy-related woes of leaders of 12 central trade unions over tea, snacks and sandesh. The trade unions will go ahead with their September 2 strike, the leaders said adding that there were no assurances at the meeting. Besides the INTUC, AITUC, CITU and BMS, the meetings were attended by leaders of Hind Mazdoor Sabha, Hind Mazdoor Sangh, Labour Progressive Federation, National Front of Indian Trade Unions, Self-Employed Women's Association, Trade Union Coordination Centre and United Trade Union Congress.
India, Pakistan trade heavy fire in Poonch district
Pakistani troops on Monday targeted several Indian posts along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. This is the seventh incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops since July 15. One person has been killed and 16 have been injured in the firing. In July, there have been 11 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army.
Pak deletes Kashmir from Bajrangi Bhaijaan film
Pakistan does not like any reference to Kashmir, even in films. Bajrangi Bhaijaan film, which opened in Pakistan on July 17, has many cuts that include words Pakistan, Kashmir and bajarangi bhaijaan. The Pakistani censors have chopped off a scene depicting an attack on the Pakistani embassy. The scene has been excised even though there's a reference to it later in the film. The censors also wanted to mute the chant of bajrangi bhaijaan and a dialogue "Pakistani bohot martey hain" and "Woh Pakistani is ka kya haal karengey." Another deletion is the line, "Kashmir ka chota sa hisa hamrey pass bhi hai."
Bombay HC to hear Salman Khan’s plea today
The Bombay High Court will hear the plea of actor Salman Khan against five year imprisonment in the famous hit & run case today. A session’s court in Mumbai had announced five year imprisonment for the actor, who later filed a plea in High Court to dismiss the lower court’s verdict.
Vyapam scam: CM confesses flaws in selection as CBI gets tonnes of documents
Charge sheets, statements of the accused, victims, witnesses and case diaries of Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scandal are being handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and they run into lakhs of pages, almost 12 tonnes. This is the kind of work that the CBI is expected to takeover and unravel the scandal while the opposition parties bay for the blood of state chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The chief minister, meanwhile, said that the percentage of irregularities was "very low" -- around 0.01 percent -- but people were trying to defame the state. On Sunday he confessed that there were irregularities in selection of candidates through exams conducted by Vyapam, but only in the case of 1,338 people. Chouhan said over 3.54 lakh candidates have been selected through exams conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam).
No land bill in monsoon session, ordinance for fourth time
The government may repromulgate the land bill ordinance for the unprecedented fourth time and desist from introducing the bill during the monsoon Session beginning on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the parliamentary panel headed, which is looking into the contentious legislation likely to seek a two-week extension till August 3. This will enable it to present the report in the monsoon session itself.
10-year-old son of a milkman from Haryana is junior world golf champion
With as many as thirteen birdies during three rounds, Shubham Jaglan, a 10-year-old son of a milkman from Haryana, Won the Junior World Golf Championships at San Diego's Welk Resort Fountain Course in California,USA, on Monday. Shubham was trained at the Golf Foundation pioneered by Arjuna Awardee and Asian Games gold medallist Amit Luthra.
Greek banks to open today after three weeks
Greek banks are to open today (Monday) after a three-week shutdown. The cautious reopening of the banks, and an increase in value added tax on restaurant food and public transport from Monday, are aimed at restoring trust inside and outside Greece after an aid-for-reforms deal last week averted bankruptcy. Greeks will be able to withdraw 420 euros a week at once instead of just 60 euros a day, but the limit will effectively remain the same and capital controls will also stay in place.
UN to vote on Iran nuclear deal today
The UN Security Council is expected to give its approval Monday to the agreement Iran and a group of six world powers struck last week to limit the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The 15-member Council is voting Monday morning. Once passed, the deal would go into effect after no later than 90 days. The deal is going to benefit India immensily as the country can look forward to cheaper oil and gas supply from Iran.
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