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If Parrikar can’t keep mouth shut, PM should replace him: Capt Amarinder
05.01.17 - TEAM PT
If Parrikar can’t keep mouth shut, PM should replace him: Capt Amarinder



Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh has hit out at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his ill-informed comments on the selection of the Chief of Army Staff, saying the remarks were not only uncalled for but an insult to two top army commanders.
 
Talking to mediapersons here after ex-servicemen extended support to the Congress, Captain Amarinder said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Parrikar had been repeatedly betraying the defence forces with their apathetic attitude to the problems of the servicemen and the ex-servicemen.
 
From OROP to the 7th Pay Commission and the downgrading of army ranks, the armed personnel and ex-servicemen had, time and again, been humiliated by the Defence Ministry headed by Parrikar, said Captain Amarinder, adding that Parrikar’s comments on the appointment of the Army Chief were virtually the last straw.
 
"If Parrikar can’t keep his mouth shut on such matters, it’s time the PM chooses a man fit enough to look after our services, which are the last bastion of stability, secularism, and in whom the country across the board takes pride,” Captain Amarinder earlier wrote in a Facebook post.
 
Noting that an ill-informed defence minister was a dangerous thing to have, Captain Amarinder said that Parrikar should be aware that the services function on the rank structure, which indicates seniority and which was customary in the services to be maintained.
 
Referring to Parrikar’s comment that intelligence inputs were also considered while taking the decision on the appointment of the Army chief, Captain Amarinder asked if that meant that Generals Bakshi and Hariz also had some aspersions cast on them by the intelligence inputs. He pointed out that both were outstanding army commanders and soldiers of repute, and "these foolish off the cuff remarks were an insult” to them.
 
Parrikar’s comments, wrote Captain Amarinder, "speaks of the man’s ignorance of the working of the services.”
 
Pointing out that the Army was the one institution that the government has no interfered in till now, Captain Amarinder said "if once Gen Vaidya superseded Gen Sinha, which too was wrong, doesn’t mean one perpetuates such mistakes.”




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Punjab,Goa to vote on Feb 4, Uttarakhand on Feb 15; 7-phase elections in UP
04.01.17 - TEAM PT
Punjab,Goa to vote on Feb 4, Uttarakhand on Feb 15; 7-phase elections in UP



The election Commission on Wednesday announced the poll dates for the 5 election-bound states in the country. The Election Commission held a meeting on Tuesday with the Chief electoral officers of the 5 concerned states.
 
Uttar Pradesh will vote in seven phases starting February 11 with the final round of polling for the politically crucial state on March 8, the election commission announced on Wednesday.

Punjab and Goa will vote in a single phase on February 4. Uttarakhand will vote on February 15 and Manipur in two phases on March 4 and 8. Counting of votes in all five states will take place on March 11. 
 
Phase 1 of Uttar Pradesh elections will be held on February 11. The Phase 2 elections will be held on February 15, with 67 constituencies going to the polls. The third phase will be held on February 19. The fourth phase of elections will take place on February 23. The fifth phase takes place on February 27, the sixth on March 4 and the seventh phase on March 8.
 
The results of the elections for all states will be announced on March 11.

All states will go to elections simultaneously, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi  said.

He said that over 16 crore people will vote in the 5 states. 690 seats are at stake, with 23 reserved for SC/ST candidates. 1.85 lakh polling stations have been prepared for the election process.
 
Electoral roll of Goa will be published on January 5, Manipur on January 12, Punjab January 5, Uttarakhand on January 10 and Uttar Pradesh on January 12, Zaidi added.
 
The EC has imposed Model Code of Conduct in the states due for elections with immediate effect, restricting the central and state governments from announcing new schemes and sops..

Zaidi said that height of voting compartments has been increased to 30 feet for ensuring secrecy. He added that in order to promote women's empowerment, some polling booths will be manned entirely by women.

For the first time, ballots will carry photos of candidates.

"The limit for expenses for candidates is Rs 28 lakh for UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Rs 20 lakh for Manipur and Goa,” Zaidi said.

Zaidi also stated that the EC will completely abide by the Supreme Court verdict in the 'Hindutva' case, banning seeking of votes in the name of religion, caste and creed.

The election commission also announced a set of new rules for candidates contesting the elections, including opening separate bank accounts to pay for campaign expenses.
 
The panel said candidates must pay from these accounts by cheque for any campaign expense above Rs20,000. They will have to provide all details of expenses to the commission by no later than 75 days after the elections.

They will also have to furnish an additional affidavit undertaking that they do not have any outstanding government bills.




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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India
04.01.17 - TEAM PT
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India



Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI and also the first Sikh to hold the apex office. He would have a tenure of little over seven months.
 
Known in the legal circle as a no-nonsense judge, Justice Khehar has delivered several high-profile judgments since he became a Supreme Court judge. As a lawyer too he handled important assignments including defending Justice V Ramaswami, a Judge of the Supreme Court, who was accused of corruption as the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court.

Justice Khehar headed the bench which had set aside the imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh in January 2016.

He was a part of the bench which sent Sahara chief Subrata Roy to jail while hearing the matter relating to the refund of money invested by people in his two companies.
 
He even led the bench that quashed the controversial law that gave executive a say in the appointment of judges. According to the judgment the Centre and top court’s collegium have to redraft the memorandum of procedure followed to nominate judges. This exercise remained incomplete with both the judiciary and executive refusing to blink. It would be a challenging task for Justice Khehar, who now heads the collegium to iron out the differences.
 
Justice Khekar, known for his unflinching stand has had many rough brushes within the Judicial establishment itself, even if it meant impeachment of a colleague. In 2010, as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, Justice Khehar was appointed a member of the three jurists committee, set up to examine corruption charges against Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, P D Dinakaran, who was facing impeachment proceedings. Before the proceedings could get over, Justice Dinakaran had resigned from his post.

Later, as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Justice Khehar confronted a sitting HC judge accused of sexual harassment by a lady civil judge, resulting in his resignation as well.
 
However, Justice Khehar’s single-minded commitment to justice is best exemplified in his lambasting of the government of  in the high profile 2G scam case, he famously warned the government for its inadequate auctioning polices, saying that "no part of the natural resource can be dissipated as a matter of largess, charity, donation or endowment, for private exploitation. Each bit of natural resource expended must bring back a reciprocal consideration.”




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Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India
03.01.17 - TEAM PT
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India



Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). Khehar was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He succeeded Justice Tirath Singh Thakur. Khehar is the 44th CJI and also the first Sikh to hold the apex office. He would have a tenure of little over seven months.
 
Known in the legal circle as a no-nonsense judge, Justice Khehar has delivered several high-profile judgments since he became a Supreme Court judge. As a lawyer too he handled important assignments including defending Justice V Ramaswami, a Judge of the Supreme Court, who was accused of corruption as the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court.

Justice Khehar headed the bench which had set aside the imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh in January 2016.

He was a part of the bench which sent Sahara chief Subrata Roy to jail while hearing the matter relating to the refund of money invested by people in his two companies.
 
He even led the bench that quashed the controversial law that gave executive a say in the appointment of judges. According to the judgment the Centre and top court’s collegium have to redraft the memorandum of procedure followed to nominate judges. This exercise remained incomplete with both the judiciary and executive refusing to blink. It would be a challenging task for Justice Khehar, who now heads the collegium to iron out the differences.
 
Justice Khekar, known for his unflinching stand has had many rough brushes within the Judicial establishment itself, even if it meant impeachment of a colleague. In 2010, as the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, Justice Khehar was appointed a member of the three jurists committee, set up to examine corruption charges against Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, P D Dinakaran, who was facing impeachment proceedings. Before the proceedings could get over, Justice Dinakaran had resigned from his post.

Later, as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Justice Khehar confronted a sitting HC judge accused of sexual harassment by a lady civil judge, resulting in his resignation as well.
 
However, Justice Khehar’s single-minded commitment to justice is best exemplified in his lambasting of the government of  in the high profile 2G scam case, he famously warned the government for its inadequate auctioning polices, saying that "no part of the natural resource can be dissipated as a matter of largess, charity, donation or endowment, for private exploitation. Each bit of natural resource expended must bring back a reciprocal consideration.”




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Women are to blame for Bengaluru molestation incident: SP leader Abu Azmi
03.01.17 - TEAM PT
Women are to blame for Bengaluru molestation incident: SP leader Abu Azmi



The man who said women should be punished for being raped, today blamed women for the mass molestation that occurred in Bengaluru on New Year's Eve.
 
Samajwadi Party’s Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi on Tuesday became the latest in a long list of politicians to indulge in victim blaming. The SP leader said that ‘nudity’ in women’s fashion was to blame for the Bengaluru molestation incidents on New Year’s Eve.

"In these modern times, the more women are naked, the more fashionable, modern and educated they are considered. And this is increasing in the country. This is a blot on our culture,” he said.
 
 
"In these modern times, the more skin women show, the more they are considered fashionable. If my sister or daughter stays out beyond sunset celebrating December 31 with a man who isn't their husband or brother, that's not right," said Azmi, who two years ago said women should be punished for being raped.
 
"Partying late night in half attire, blindly following western culture, has never been our culture. Ladies hailing from well-to-do families, be it from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan or UP, they come out in decent attire and mostly with their family members,” he further said.
 
"I am saying what happened is very unfortunate. Undoubtedly, making security arrangement to thwart any eventuality is police’s job. But, as far as Bengaluru molestation is concerned, women and their guardians must also take precautions and think that security starts at home. Our women must think about their own security themselves,” Azmi said.
 
"The women are pride of our family and country. Therefore, it is our duty to safeguard them. If we allow them to follow western culture blindly, then I am sorry to say that people will misbehave them in such ways,” the SP leader said.
 
Azmi also defended Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara who had stoked a controversy by blaming the youngsters’ ‘western ways’ for the incidents.

"He (Parameshwara) said the harsh reality. These kind of things do happen when women try to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing,” he said.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that women were molested and groped and lewd remarks were also passed by miscreants late night on December 31 in a posh area of Bengaluru even as it was claimed that 1,500 police personnel had been deployed to control the crowds.




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