Delhi HC for gender equality
Pushing for gender equality in the armed forces, the Delhi High Court has asked the central government to consider granting permanent commission to serving women officers and granted it six weeks time to respond on the matter.
The high court’s suggestion for extending the benefits of permanent commission to women serving officers followed the government’s claim that a policy decision was taken in September 2008 to grant permanent commission to women officers who would be recruited in future but not to those who are serving at present.
Seeking more time, the government counsel told a division bench that besides this, other prayers including absorbing them in other departments of the force and pension for retired officers were under consideration.
Continuing its war of words with senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, the party's dissident faction on Monday alleged he was trying to destroy the Uddhav Thackeray-led political outfit on the orders of Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar.
A day after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala's posthumously released song SYL was blocked on YouTube in India, the Twitter handle of Kisan Ekta Morcha has been withheld in response to a complaint filed by the Centre. Also read: Centre raises red flag, Moose Wala's 'SYL' removed from YouTube “Another attack by the Government of India on the rights of farmers and workers,” the Kisan Ekta Morcha posted on its Instagram account shortly after.
Seven Maharashtra citizens have filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay high court seeking directions to Eknath Shinde and 38 rebel legislators to return to the state and resume their duties as elected representatives, claiming that citizens were suffering because they were neglecting their work. The PIL was mentioned on Monday morning before the division bench of chief justice Dipankar Datta and justice Makarand Karnik by advocates Ajinkya Udane and Asim Sarode.
A special Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday refused to extend the judicial custody of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in the case related to alleged money laundering through Kolkata-based shell companies, news agency ANI reported. The CBI court has now asked the Enforcement Directorate to produce him through video conferencing, ANI further reported. The money laundering case is based on a 2017 CBI first information report (FIR) lodged against Satyendar Jain.
The son of rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, Shrikant Shinde, on Monday hit out at senior party leader Sanjay Raut, who has, in recent days, used threatening language when talking about the dissenting faction of the Uddhav Thackeray-led outfit. The 35-year-old Sena MP from Maharashtra's Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency was reacting to Raut's statement on Sunday, in which he described the rebel legislators as 'living corpses'.