Mekedatu project Karnatakas request for talks an attempt to impede court proceedings

first_imgCauvery Water SHARE SHARE EMAIL December 10, 2018 Published on rivers COMMENT The Tamil Nadu government on Monday said Karnataka’s request for talks on the Mekedatu issue “is an attempt to impede” proceedings in the Supreme Court and asked it not to go ahead with the DPR on the project and also any other construction in the Cauvery river basin without its nod.Law Minister C Ve Shanmugham was responding to Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar, who had last week written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami seeking an appointment with him to discuss the proposed project and reach an amicable solution.Shivakumar had said the project will help in regulating judicious release of water so that excess water is not allowed to flow from the Mettur dam in Salem in Tamil Nadu into the sea needlessly as has had happened this year. He had wanted to discuss with Palaniswami, the “misconceptions” over his State’s proposal for a dam. SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

J P Nadda appointed BJPs working president

first_imgJune 17, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTS Published on Former Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda was on Monday appointed the new working President of the BJP. Announcing it here, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the decision has been taken following a formal request from Amit Shah to relinquish his post as BJP chief following his appointment as Home Minister.Shah relinquishes“As BJP President, Amit Shah has served the party for the last five years in an exemplary fashion. The party won several elections in the States. In the Lok Sabha elections, too, it was Amit Shah’s organisation that complimented the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and popularity. After the PM gave him a new responsibility as Home Minister, Amit Shah had himself requested that he would be busy with his ministerial duties and someone else should be appointed BJP President,” said Rajnath Singh, following a meeting of the BJP parliamentary board chaired by the PM.The Defence Minister said while most members of the parliamentary board were of the opinion that Shah should continue, he insisted that someone else be appointed.“We were of the opinion that he should continue, at least till the organisational elections are. But he insisted that someone else should take charge. In the discussion that we had, everyone unanimously agreed that JP Nadda should be appointed working President.”Not in CabinetIt was reported exclusively in BusinessLine on May 30 that Nadda was tipped to be Shah’s successor as party President. Nadda, an affable, low-profile leader from Himachal Pradesh has worked closely with Shah in several Assembly and the just-concluded Lok Sabha concluded elections. The fact that he was not included in the Union Cabinet for a second term was a clear pointer to him succeeding Shah in the party.Although the BJP Constitution does not specifically prevent anyone holding an official post from simultaneously remain the party President, Shah has himself requested to be relieved of his duties as BJP chief.Nadda’s taskShah formally took over in July 2014 and the tenure allows him two consecutive terms of three years each. As such, he has more than one year left in his second tenure. Nadda’s advantage is that he is trusted by Shah and is sensible enough to follow the line of command emanating from Modi and Shah.So, the BJP’s future challenges — whether it is upcoming Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand or dismembering of the Trinamool Congress and Mamata Banerjee’s rule in West Bengal — can be planned and executed in perfect harmony with Nadda as the head of the party organisation.center_img Jagat Prakash Nadda   –  THE HINDU BJP parliamentary board takes the decision following Amit Shah’s request to be relieved from the post 0 SHARElast_img read more

Article 370 is a temporary provision in the Constitution Govt

first_img The government on Wednesday said that Article 370, which provides for special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is a temporary provision in the Constitution and Article 35A, which gives special rights to the natives of the state, was added through a Constitution order issued by the President of India.Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy told Rajya Sabha that the Article 370 was a temporary provision with respect to Jammu and Kashmir in Part XXI (Temporary, Transitional and Special Provisions) of the Constitution. “At present, Article 35A is contained in the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 which was added through the Constitution Order issued by the President of India under Article 370,” he said in a written reply.Reddy said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and matters relating to the Constitution are internal and entirely for the Parliament to deal with. “No foreign government or organisation has any locus standi in the matter,” he said.The reply came in response to a question on whether the government is going to repeal articles 370 and 35A and whether repeal of these articles in any way violate United Nations regulations or any international obligation of the country. Published on G Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs (File photo)   –  REUTERS COMMENT Jammu and Kashmir July 10, 2019center_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL Rajya Sabha SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Boustead names four new directors

first_img {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News KUALA LUMPUR: Boustead Holdings Bhd (BHB) has appointed four new independent non-executive directors with diverse backgrounds effective July 15.“They are Lieutenant General (Rtd) Datuk Fadzil Mokhtar, Datuk Nonee Ashirin Mohd Radzi, Abraham Verghese and Loong Caesar.”“BHB is pleased to welcome these accomplished individuals to the board. The group will certainly benefit from their distinguished backgrounds and broad experience.“With this diverse and well-rounded board at the helm, BHB is set to see positive momentum,” the well-diversified group, which is controlled by the Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT), said in a statement. AdChoices广告Serving in the Malaysian army for over 41 years, Fadzil has vast experience in addressing security challenges.Nonee Ashirin, chairman of a maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider for military and civil engines Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd, has more than 20 years’ experience in the aerospace and defence industry. A barrister-at-law of Lincoln’s Inn, London, she is also a partner in Arthur Yeong Nonee Ashirin Advocates & Solicitors.Verghese, an independent director on the board of property developer Tadmax Resources Bhd , has broad experience in accounting, auditing and financial consulting. He was a worldwide partner of Arthur Andersen from 1997 to 2001 and a partner at Ernst & Young from 2002 to 2016.Loong, founder and managing partner of law firm Raslan Loong, Shen & Eow, has a legal career spanning 34 years. He also sits on the board of real estate and hospitality group Mulpha International Bhd .The latest appointments came hot on the heels of massive boardroom changes at BHB’s 65%-owned subsidiary Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd, which saw the addition of six non-executive directors and the resignation of two non-executive directors effective July 10. — Bernama Analyst Reports 2d ago Trading ideas: Malakoff, FGV, Boustead, Magna Prima, Mudajaya, Bintai Kinden Corporate News Corporate News 10 Jul 2019 BHIC makes sweeping boardroom changes Tags / Keywords: Business News 11 Jul 2019 BHIC appoints six new directors Related Newslast_img read more

Bareilly BJP MLAs daughter who married Dalit moves court seeks protection

first_img Press Trust of India AllahabadJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 18:42 IST Bareilly BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh on Thursday filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.The next hearing in the case has been fixed for July 15 as Shakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh were not present in the court.Sakshi Misra (23) had uploaded a video on a social media platform last week, making her marriage with Ajitesh Kumar (29) public.In another video, she alleged there was a threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate.The couple asked for security, contending that there was a threat to their life from the BJP MLA, who was “unhappy” with their marriage as Sakshi was a Brahmin and Ajitesh a Dalit.The petitioners prayed that police or Rajesh Mishra do not disturb them in “their peaceful living as both petitioners were major and had entered into marriage with a free will”.ALSO READ | Respect her decision: BJP MLA denies threatening his daughter for marrying DalitALSO WATCH | Watch: Drunk BJP MLA Pranav Singh Champion brandishes guns while dancingFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow BJP MLA Bareilly BJP MLA’s daughter who married Dalit moves court, seeks protectionBareilly BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter Sakshi and her husband Ajitesh on Thursday filed a petition in the Allahabad High Court, seeking protection to “live a peaceful life” as a married couple.advertisement Nextlast_img read more