In a move to the reduce the large number of vacancies in the higher judiciary, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday cleared the appointment of 25 judges in two High Courts. Issuing separate notifications, the Law Ministry notified the appointment of 19 additional judges in the Allahabad High Court and six in the Calcutta High Court. The Allahabad High Court, the largest in terms of Bench strength, has an approved strength of 160 judges.
Sources from the ruling AIADMK said that Palaniswami is expected to meet the Governor in a day or two. A day after the Assembly speaker disqualified 19 rebel AIADMK MLAs supporting ousted leader TTV Dhinakaran, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is likely to meet the governor CH Vidyasagar Rao shortly. The governor, who met President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday, arrived Chennai in the afternoon.
On a day when the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker disqualified 18 pro-TTV Dhinakaran faction MLAs, Governor Ch. He met President Ram Nath Kovind. The Governor, according to sources, apprised the President about the prevailing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu. We also had brief discussions on the legal tenability of the Speaker's decision to disqualify the 18 MLAs. We are confident that the Courts will not overturn the decision, a senior AIADMK leader said.
Tamil Nadu Governor Vidyasagar Rao met President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on a day that saw Speaker P Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs owing allegiance to rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran. Though Rao's meetings with Kovind and Singh were described as courtesy calls, they came a day ahead of his proposed visit to Chennai for three days from Tuesday. Rao, who is Governor of Maharashtra, holds the TN Governor's post as an additional charge.
India is losing $53.8 billion every year as a consequence of inadequate sanitation which includes expenditure on the treatment of water-borne diseases, chief of WASH, Unicef, said here on Monday. The campaign was started by President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday from Ishwariganj village in Kanpur, which was recently declared free from open defecation. The UN official said that the Indian government's Swachh Bharat Mission was a once-in-a-generation movement to address the intractable problem of open defecation.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has backed PM Modi at many instances including notes ban. If dynasts have reached somewhere then people with no dynasty to back them have also reached the top. Even on bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which he has earlier opposed, Nitish Kumar said today that he would hold discussions with the BJP and frame his final response.
The state funeral of Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh will be held on Monday morning in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, Sad at demise of a great air warrior & Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh. Arjan Singh, known for his role in the 1965 Indo-Pak war, was admitted to the Army Hospital Research and Referral after he suffered a heart attack.