Arvind Kejriwal to seek trust vote on January 2
The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP goverment in Delhi will seek a vote of confidence on January 2 on the floor of Delhi assembly.
The session of the assembly will begin on January 1 and the election of the Speaker and the deputy speaker has been fixed for January 3, a Delhi government press release said on Saturday after a meeting of the cabinet chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Earlier this week, Kejriwal was conveyed by Lt governor Najeeb Jung to Kejriwal to seek the confidence vote within seven days of his swearing in as chief minister.
AAP has a tally of 28 MLAs in the 70-member House and its government is backed an eight-member Congress.
BJP is the largest single party in the assembly with 31 members.
Rachana Hanumanth and Jagrut S, who were among the toppers in the police sub-inspector recruitment exams held in October last year, had approached the HC earlier this month after they were named in the second FIR filed with regards to the case in Bengaluru. Rachana and Jagrut had participated in a protest against the scam earlier. The epicentre of the scam, Kalaburagi, was the exam centre from where most rankers emerged from.
It is not prudent to allow a workman to get his job back when there is loss of mutual trust between the employer and employee, the Karnataka High Court has said. The court therefore ordered a digital services company to pay compensation of ₹10 lakh to the techie who was terminated but did not allow Ashis Kumar Nath's reinstatement to the job.
Veteran politician S M Krishna has written to Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, expressing concern that frequent rain havoc in the city would hurt "Brand Bengaluru" and drive away investors. The 90-year old leader, credited by many for putting Bengaluru on the global map, has also made some suggestions aimed at protecting the "Brand Bengaluru." Krishna joined the BJP in 2017 after more than 45 years' association with the Congress.
In a push to make processes hands-free in the IT hub of India, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation will reportedly replace smart cards, tokens and passes with face recognition technology at the automatic fare collection gates of the Namma Metro stations. The BMRCL had launched one-day and three-day passes on April 2 to increase the Namma Metro's ridership. The one-day passes were priced at Rs. 200, while the three-day passes are priced at Rs. 400.
The family members of Gurnam Singh, 65, who lost Gurnam Singh's life 34 years ago in a road rage incident involving cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in Patiala, said that they are thankful to Almighty for the favourable order. The grandson of Gurnam Singh, Sabby recalled that Sidhu had reacted strongly when he was acquitted. “Take Sidhu's version. We can only say that we are thankful to God,” he added. Sidhu was an international cricketer when the incident took place.