The Division Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar of Delhi High Court today concluded arguments and reserved its judgment in the petitions challenging the disqualification of 20 MLAs of Delhi assembly by the President, Ram Nath Kovind, on the Election Commission’s recommendation that they held offices of profit, by virtue of their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries. As the counsel for the Election Commission, Amit Sharma, and the senior counsel for the MLAs, K.V.Vishwanathan summed up their arguments, it became increasingly clear that the grounds for striking down their disqualification are fairly strong. Although Sharma kept saying that the E.C.’s recommendation is non-existent once President Kovind took a decision on it, he addressed the bench on why the MLAs’ plea that they were not given an opportunity of oral hearing by the E.C. was not tenable. He took the bench through various dates, to convince that the MLAs did get ample … [Read more...] about Office Of Profit: Will Delhi High Court Strike Down Disqualification Of 20 MLAs?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani March 23, 2018 8:42 pm Change Font Size In a major relief for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Delhi High Court has set aside the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) recommendation for disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for holding office of profit. The Bench comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar directed the ECI to take another look at the allegations, observing that the MLAs were not given an oral hearing before the ECI recommended their disqualification. The Court noted that the ECI had pronounced its order more than six months after its last order, which had stated that the next date of hearing would be intimated. However, no such date was intimated to the Petitioners, and neither were they informed about the recusal and rejoining of Chief Election Commissioner, Mr. O.P. Rawat. This, the Court opined, vitiated the entire proceedings. The Petitions The MLAs had … [Read more...] about Office Of Profit Row: Here Is What The Delhi HC Said While Setting Aside Disqualification Of 20 AAP MLAs [Read Judgment]
0 Comments Hilary Benn: 20 months in, we still don't know how Prime Minister plans to square circle BelfastTelegraph.co.uk As we mark the first anniversary of the triggering of Article 50, the road towards Brexit is still shrouded in fog and uncertainty. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/hilary-benn-20-months-in-we-still-dont-know-how-prime-minister-plans-to-square-circle-36754289.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36754287.ece/3c127/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-03-29_new_39684917_I1.JPG Email As we mark the first anniversary of the triggering of Article 50, the road towards Brexit is still shrouded in fog and uncertainty. With just 12 months to go, we still do not know what our future economic relationship is going to be because we have only just begun to talk about it with the EU. Nowhere will that relationship have more consequence than on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. We all know how important our … [Read more...] about Hilary Benn: 20 months in, we still don’t know how Prime Minister plans to square circle
World A man has been arrested in Japan for allegedly confining his son in a wooden cage for more than 20 years, according to local media reports. Yoshitane Yamasaki, 73, claimed he was forced to confine his son, now aged 42, in the box because he suffered mental health problems and sometimes became violent, reported Japanese public broadcaster NHK. (File picture) Japanese police arrested a man who kept his son confined in a cage for 20 years Reuters The cage was reportedly one meter high and two meters wide, and was kept in a hut by the family’s home in Sanda, Kyoto. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary The son was reportedly first locked up in the cage when he was 16, fed every day, and washed every other day. He has been taken into the care of … [Read more...] about Japanese Man Locked Son in Cage for 20 Years
0 Comments Good Friday Agreement at 20: We created a positive narrative for change... and steadily the tide turned in our favour BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Good Friday Agreement changed my life. I left my job in the charity sector as director of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action to run the 'Yes' campaign as a cross-party and non-party movement of persuasion. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/good-friday-agreement-at-20-we-created-a-positive-narrative-for-change-and-steadily-the-tide-turned-in-our-favour-36791233.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article30604165.ece/45830/AUTOCROP/h342/NWS_2014-09-22_NEW_004_32991655_I3.JPG Email The Good Friday Agreement changed my life. I left my job in the charity sector as director of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action to run the 'Yes' campaign as a cross-party and non-party movement of persuasion. We set up what might now be termed a pop-up campaign in … [Read more...] about Good Friday Agreement at 20: We created a positive narrative for change… and steadily the tide turned in our favour