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RTI petitions should be accompanied with ID proof for verification of identity already disclosed on RTI petitions


Since misuse of filing RTI petitions in name of others has become quite common, copy of Identity Proof-ID proof bearing signature of petitioner should be made compulsory to be attached with every RTI petition. It is also otherwise necessary because RTI Act does not permit those ex-Indians who later took nationality of some other country. Public-authorities can never-never identify such ... Read More »

High Courts still named after old city-names?


There was a move from Central government sometime in January 2015 for renaming Bombay High Court and Madras High Court after long years of renaming these cities as Mumbai and Chennai. But till now change is not affected. Even Calcutta High Court is to be renamed as Kolkatta High Court. It is significant that except for these three High Courts ... Read More »

Now domestic help at public-expense also for retired judges of Delhi High Court: Is pension and other post-retirement income not enough to hire domestic help?


It refers to shocking news-item that Delhi Government on 30.05.2017 through a notification approved one domestic help for all the retired judges of Delhi High Court and their spouses, subsequent to judges of Delhi High Court passing a resolution to this effect in April this year. Earlier Supreme Court judges also arranged similar facility for themselves in November 2016 subsequent ... Read More »

Hotel Janpath to Close Down, to be Used For Govt Offices


The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the closure of ITDC’s Janpath hotel in the national capital and the property will now be used for setting up government offices. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave ‘in-principle’ approval for the transfer of property of Hotel Janpath to the Ministry of Urban Development. “Hotel Janpath is ... Read More »

Again a Parliamentarian involved in airport-controversy


It refers to yet other drama at Terminal-3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi where this time BJP Parliamentarian Priyanka Singh Rawat on 02.06.2017 is said to have insisted on taking a folding knife in her hand-bag in Air India flight AI-411. Fortunately things were sorted out with responsibility of Air India officers who did not bent upon ... Read More »

Formality of observing World-No-Tobacco-Day on 31st May


Indian government as per its annual tradition, has fulfilled formality of celebrating World-No-Tobacco-Day this year also on31.05.2017 by giving half-page advertisements in newspapers. Unfortunately tobacco-lobby in India is so strong that it even managed super-powered Group of Ministers to dilute area and design of pictorial-warnings on cigarette-packs against wishes of the then Union health Minister Dr A Ramadoss and other senior ... Read More »

Re-issue of one-rupee note: Why not notes of rupees two and five?


It refers to Reserve Bank of India notifying yet another 2017-series of new one-rupee notes signed by Shaktikant Dass, Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India. One-rupee note was re-issued in the year 2015 after being discontinued long two decades back in the year 1994 with signature of the then Union Finance Secretary Rajiv Mahrishi. Re-issued one-rupee notes ... Read More »

Yogi Adityanath does not spare even his own minister for wrong-doing


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has once again established to be an impartial and unbiased Chief Minister when he even sought clarification from his own minister Swati Singh for inaugurating a beer-bar in the state-capital. Even IPS couple present during the inauguration of beer-bar that too allegedly without a valid license has been asked to give explanation for leaving ... Read More »

Complimenting Union Sports Minister for bold stand on Indo-Pak cricket series


It refers to welcome stand taken by Union Sports Minister that terrorism and cricket cannot run together. He has rightly said that Board for Control of Cricket in India-BCCI should have taken nod of Union Sports Ministry before negotiating with its Pakistani counterpart for having any biletral cricket-series. Vijay Goel has been totally practical in his stand when he clarified ... Read More »

Cooking and eating beef in public be taken as punishable offence for provoking religious sentiments


It refers to media-reports about celebrating beef-fest in Kerala through cooking and eating beef in public as a protest against ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. Such an act of protesters tends to provoke religious sentiments of vast majority of people of the country. Since not much is expected against such unholy protest, central government should take action against ... Read More »

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