From Aadhaar to CBI, Mapping Modi Govt’s ‘Don’t Care’ Attitude
Oct 25, 2018, 20:58
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has written a letter to the Prime Minister stating that the CBI director can not be touched until the selection committee is taken in confidence.
A late night order on Tuesday from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent Verma and Asthana on leave. Senior officials pertaining to the matter said that the decision was taken on the recommendations of Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC), which has got complaints of corruption against Verma. "This is a clear case of the CVC being usurped and misused by the government to cover up things", Singhvi told the media here countering the Centre's bid to justify the move.
File Pic: PTICentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the country's premier investigative agency and maintenance of its institutional integrity is a precondition, the Government said on Wednesday.
The Delhi High Court has given former CBI Director Alok Verma time till Monday, October 29 to respond to the allegations against Asthana. This bureaucratic infight between Verma and Asthana came to a head when the CBI named Asthana in a First Information Report (FIR) in a bribery case and the allegations escalated. They also submitted documents buttressing their argument for the need of probe.
The CBI had filed an FIR against Asthana for allegedly accepting a bribe from a businessman, who was related to Moin Akhtar Qureshi case.
Meanwhile, the government has appointed M Nageswar Rao as the new interim chief, who replaces Verma. The presence of their men outside the directors house is likely to generate a political storm as opposition political parties are watching the developments closely and accusing the government of interference in the law enforcement agencies. This is to secure independence of the CBI and this has been violated by the present order. The top court has scheduled the hearing of his plea for Friday.
The story told by President Donald Trump and the White House about payments made to Daniels has evolved over time. She is arguing that the agreement is invalid because he never signed it, and that claim is still in proceedings.
Four of them drowned, including James King of Dry Fork, Virginia. "The community's pretty resilient", said Gregg Troy, 67. Further inland half the buildings were reduced to piles of wood, and those still standing had been left heavily damaged.
Afterward, the newlyweds plan a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor to give the public a chance to see them up close. But this royal wedding brings up a "genuine debate" about Britain's royal family, said BBC News' Simon Bates.
The operation is said to ensure the U.S.'s free passage through the strategic waterway, according to a Reuters report on Saturday. Taiwan's defence ministry confirmed the transit saying "US ships routinely passed the global waters of the Taiwan Strait".
But even an extension would not get rid of the EU's insistence that such a backstop must be agreed to secure a deal. However, a European parliament official said there had been progress made towards setting a date for the meeting.
After the bankruptcy announcement appliance maker Whirlpool said that it expects a "very limited impact" to its business. Lampert also became Land's End Inc's biggest shareholder when the clothing manufacturer was spun out of Sears in 2014.
Slann sent residents of The Woodlands an email saying the floor in front of the clubhouse fireplace had collapsed during a party. A large portion of a floor on the first level caved in as people were dancing, causing dozens to fall through to the basement.
The seven-time All-Star started the series opener but missed Game 2 and didn't travel with the team after being hospitalized. In the top of the eighth inning, Mitch Moreland was hit by a pitch, which forced Pearce to score.
Netflix is the first of the so-called Faang companies (Facebook, Apple , Amazon, Netflix and Google) to report this quarter. While most of that still funds shows licensed from other companies, original programs account for a growing share.
So far this year, eight US soldiers and three other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation service members have died in Afghanistan. Mattis commented on the attack in Kandahar during a break in meetings at an Asian security conference in Singapore.
When asked whether the promotion was legal, a spokesman for NSW Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton pointed to the same exemptions they had been questioned over.
5 takeaways from Week 8 loss to MI
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Seventh reported quake hits off the coast of BC
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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro announced to raise the bar
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Six Palestinians martyred in clashes on Israel border
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Two astronauts rescued as rocket fails
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Microsoft Has Pulled the Windows 10 October 2018 Update
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