Daily Archive: July 5, 2018

Vijay Mallya’s UK Home Can Be Searched, Assets Seized In Win For Banks

London :

Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s home can be searched and his assets can be seized as a means of recovering the money he owes banks in India in unpaid loans, following an enforcement order by a UK judge.

The enforcement order gives 13 banks the legal option of entering the properties of Vijay Mallya, who is fighting extradition to India on fraud and money-laundering charges.

A UK enforcement officer "may use reasonable force to enter the property if necessary," it says.

The banks can now enforce the Indian court ruling freezing his wealth in England and Wales.

The order allows the UK High Court Enforcement Officer to enter the 62-year-old tycoon’s properties in Hertfordshire near London. The officer and his agents can enter Mr Mallya’s home in Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge in Tewin, Welwyn. Banks have the option to use the order to recover estimated funds of around Rs 9,000 crores.

"The High Court Enforcement Officer, including any enforcement agents acting under his authority, may enter Ladywalk, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn and Bramble Lodge, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn, including all outbuildings of Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge to search for and take control of goods belonging to the First Defendant (Mallya)," notes the June 26 order by Justice Byran.

India’s extradition case comes up in a UK court on 31 July.

Source: NDTV

Will Justice Gogoi be next CJI ?

Will justice Ranjan Gogoi succeed Chief Justice Dipak Mishra on October 2? Now the ball is in the court of CJI Justice Dipak Mishra. The government has made it clear “as far as next CJI is concerned, the convention is clear.The sitting CJI would forward the name of is successor. When the name does comes to us, we would discuss it. But there is no reason to doubt our intention.” It means appointment of new CJI depends on the recommendation of CJI. Will he recommend name of justice Gogoi or justice Sikiri ?

MP: BJP Govt wants ‘deletion of NCERT chapter’ that discloses Political facts

“We sought deletion of some topics- State BJP chief Dipak Vijaywargiya.”

Bhopal: Enlightening students about past and history is something not okay with the saffron party who wants to emit a complete chapter which discloses facts that have happened during its reign in different states.

According to the sources, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday has written to the union resource development Ministry (HRD) asking them to delete an entire chapter named ‘Politics of Independent India’ from Class 12th Political Science NCERT book, HT reported.

The chapter widely speaks of Indian politics, facts that have come across over various issues including communal riots that we can relate today with and also includes 2002 Godhra Riots along with mentioning the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s famous “follow the Raj Dharma” advice to the Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government.

“We sent a letter to the HRD ministry and NCERT on Wednesday, asking them to delete the controversial chapter,” said the state school education minister Dipak Joshi.

National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education.

The education minister conveyed that the facts have no correlation with the saffron party and claimed saffron party had no connection with the Godhra riots.

The chapter which spoke about the Godhra incident that killed 1,100 people during the Vajpayee’s tenure as PM who asked Modi-led Gujarat government to follow the Raj Dharma.

“Many controversial things were incorporated in NCERT books during the previous UPA regime,” said the state BJP chief spokesman Dipak Vijaywargiya.

“When we noticed them, we had informed the authorities concerned, seeking their deletion. Some controversial content was scrapped. Now some more such thing has come to our notice,” he said.

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress boldly said that BJP should “accept the truth”.

“BJP should accept the truth regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi as mentioned in the chapter. Vajpayee had asked then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to follow Raj Dharma,” said the state Congress spokesman Pankaj Chaturvedi said.

“The BJP may get the chapter dropped, but it cannot erase people’s perception of it being communal,” he said.

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Results 2018: Here’s the expected date

New Delhi: Results of Civil Services Prelims 2018 is expected soon. This exam was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 3rd June 2018.

According to the report published in Times Now, the result is expected to be released on or around July 15, 2018. Once released, the result will be available on the official website of UPSC (click here).

It may be mentioned that UPSC usually releases Civil Services Prelims results within 40-45 days from the date of the examination. As per experts, this year, UPSC may release the result on or around July 15.

Timetable for UPSC Civil Services Main Exam 2018

UPSC had released the timetable for the Civil Services Main Examination 2018. It can be downloaded from the official website of UPSC.

As per the official timetable, the examination will start on 28th September 2018. Examination for General studies will be held on 29th and 30th September. Indian language and Optional paper exam will be conducted on 6th and 7th October respectively.

It may be mentioned that this examination is meant for the recruitment of 24 different vacancies and posts.

It may be noted that the examination is conducted in two stages, Civil Service Preliminary and Civil Service Mains (Written and Interview). Marks obtained in written and Interview will be considered for ranking.