HC stays order asking UPSC to reveal marks
The Delhi High Court on Monday stayed the single-judge order directing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to make public marks obtained by the candidates in the Civil Services preliminary examinations 2006.
A Division of Bench of Chief Justice MK Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Khanna put a stay till July 30 on the order passed by the single-Judge last month.
Directing the UPSC to place all the original records in a sealed cover before it, the court issued notices to all 25 candidates, who had earlier approached the Central Information Commission seeking disclosure of the cut off marks in the examination.
The UPSC had challenged the order of Justice BD Ahmed passed on April 17, who had upheld the order of the CIC, directing the apex recruitment body to reveal the marks.
The Court had also rejected the contention of the Government body that the scaling system followed by it was very confidential and it was their intellectual property which could not be revealed to anybody.
A month after leaving the Uddhav Thackeray camp, rebel Shiv Sena legislator Prakash Surve has asked his supporters to physically assault Shiv Sainiks. Surve, who is a two-term legislator from Magathane in the western suburbs, is among those who shifted loyalties to the Eknath Shinde-led camp when he launched his rebellion in June. Surve could not be contacted for a response.
This year's Ganesh Chaturthi festival falls on August 31 and, like clockwork, the annual Ganesh Utsav programme is back in Bengaluru with its usual pomp. Every year, the Bengaluru Ganesh Utsav is organised by the Shree Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangha at the APS College Grounds in Basavanagudi. However, performances take place in multiple locations, including Orion mall in Rajajinagar and National College grounds, Ravindra Kala Kshetra, Sringeri Shankara mutt, Jayanagar.
With a Karnataka Minister's alleged remarks that the "government is not functioning, we are somehow managing", causing an embarrassment to his administration, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday tried to do damage control by stating that the comments were made in a "different context". Madhuswamy's comments have drawn criticism from some Ministers, with Horticulture Minister Munirathna even advising him to quit the Ministry. Madhuswamy can be heard saying.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday in a message to the central government said that free education and healthcare facilities that the Delhi government provides should not be termed as 'freebies'. Hailing the Aam Aadmi Party's efforts, Kejriwal said that the central government should use Delhi's expertise to make India's school education and healthcare facilities "number one in the world".
Renowned freedom fighter from Karnataka, Tammannappa Budni, breathed his last on Monday as India celebrated 75 years of freedom. Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai paid tributes to Budni. The last rites of Tammannappa Budni are expected to take place on Tuesday. The 94-year-old Tammannappa hailed from Chichakandi village in Mudhola Taluk of Bagalkote district and he was one of the very few freedom fighters that are alive in the state.