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WHY IS THE NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY BEING STARVED OF RESOURCES?

LESS PRIVILEGED SECTIONS OF INDIAN POPULATION ARE STILL VULNERABLE IN COURTS
Author: Yash Agarwal - Published 16-09-2020 15:57 GMT-0000
While analysing the Union Budget and the Demand For Grants (DFG) as presented by ministries for a Member of Parliament earlier this year, one startling revelation stood out. The Ministry for Law and Justice had a rather barebones demand placed for approval before Parliament, vis a vis other ministries whose presentation for grants ran into multiple pages. A particular allocation within the DFG specifically caught my attention, mainly because it was allocated a negligible amount. Besides, the allocations were decreasing every year. Believe it or not, it pertained to the resources allocated to the National Legal Services Authority (NLSA).

LETTER TO JUSTICE MISHRA: CONSTITUTION, NOT CONSCIENCE

IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO ATONE FOR SOME OF HIS DECISIONS
Author: A J Philip - Published 16-09-2020 15:54 GMT-0000
It is your parting comment that you wrote your judgements on the basis of the dictates of your conscience that prompts me to write this letter.

FIERCE CAMPAIGNING IS ON IN MADHYA PRADESH FOR BY-POLLS IN 27 SEATS

SCINDIA’S POLITICAL FUTURE DEPENDS ON SUCCESS OF HIS LOYALISTS
Author: L S Herdenia - Published 16-09-2020 15:50 GMT-0000
Although dates for polling in 27 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh are yet to be announced, both Congress and BJP have launched campaign with full fury. M.P. Congress chief Kamal Nath and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the company of Jyotiraditya Scindia are visiting the constituencies where by-elections will be held. They are addressing public meetings flouting all the corona norms. People attending public meetings are not seen wearing masks and maintaining distance. In the course of their speeches, they are using unparliamentarily language. For example Kamal Nath described Scindia as traitor and in retort Scindia says the real traitor is Kamal Nath who did not implement promises given in the Congress “Vachan Patra”.

DICHOTOMY IN GOVT’S FANCY INVESTOR-FRIENDLY REGIME

SACRIFICING LONG TERM GOALS FOR SHORT TERM GAINS
Author: K Raveendran - Published 16-09-2020 15:44 GMT-0000
The reported remarks by a key Toyota executive in India about how the company looks at its business in the country in view of the high levies on the passenger car segment typically signifies the lack of consistency in the Modi government’s much-trumpeted policy of making India more investment-friendly.
SPORTS: CRICKET IPL

DELHI CAPITALS HAS ENOUGH FIREPOWER TO BE TITLE CONTENDER THIS TIME: ALL-ROUNDER AXAR PATEL

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 15-09-2020 17:36 GMT-0000
New Delhi: All-rounder Axar Patel believes that Delhi Capitals has enough firepower to be a serious contender for the title in the 13th Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) commencing in UAE from 19th September.

LAWYERS MUST SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, SAYS INDIRA JAISING

INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY IS ENSURED BY VIGILANT BAR
Author: Amrita Nair - Published 15-09-2020 10:14 GMT-0000
The motto of the courts, as one sees, is “Satyamev Jayate” that translates as: “The truth shall prevail.” Speaking at a webinar held by The Lawsters on the subject, “The nature of the Legal Profession: Its role, challenges and limitations”, senior lawyer Indira Jaising remarked, “One can never know what the truth really is as we, as lawyers, are no eye witness to what happened. Our role is to serve the seekers of justice and help the court do justice.”

RESTRUCTURING OF RAILWAY BOARD ON CORPORATE LINE

Author: M.Y. Siddiqui - Published 15-09-2020 08:41 GMT-0000
Union Ministry of Railways has issued orders restructuring Railway Board on corporate lines (claimed by the Ministry on functional lines) with effect from September 8, 2020. Restructuring has been effected to deal resolutely with the ongoing privatization of Indian Railways. Accordingly, Chairman Railway Board (CRB) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Government of India has been redesignated as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a trimmed five-member Board. Existing designation of CRB will continue but for all practical purposes he/she will be known as CEO, Indian Railways. Posts of two members, Member Electricals (ME) and Member Staff have been abolished and their work profile interpolated with two redesignated Members, Member/Infrastructure and Member/Traction and Rolling Stock. The post of Member Staff, after abolition, has been downgraded to Director General (Human Resource).
SPORTS

CHESS ESPORTS IS GOING TO BECOME BIG IN POST-COVID ERA: VIDIT GUJRATHI

Author: Harpal Singh Bedi - Published 14-09-2020 18:02 GMT-0000
New Delhi: Grandmaster Vidit Gujrathi who led India to a historic gold at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad feels that Chess Esports is going to become big in post-Covid era.

MOTORSPORT: AKHIL RABINDRA FINISHES FOURTH IN RACE 1 AT MAGNY- COURS

Author: Special Correspondent - Published 14-09-2020 17:57 GMT-0000
New Delhi: India’s Akhil Rabindra along with French driver G.Vannelet, driving an Aston Martin Vantage AMR finished fourth at the Magny-Cours in the Championnat de France FFSA GT this weekend.

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