Archive for: March 2020

Corona Victimised Two In USA,PCTF Extended

(Washington)Corona Victimised Two In USA,PCTF Extended
Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the addition of the following individuals to the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:
Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Last week, the Vice President announced the addition of Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, and Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx to the task force.
Source White House

Punjab Cabinet Approved Lokayukta Bill to Replace Lokpal 1996

(Chd,Pb)Punjab Cabinet Approved Lokayukta Bill 2020
The state cabinet on Monday approved the Punjab Lokayukta Bill-2020 for passage in the ongoing session of the legislative assembly.
The Bill seeks to replace the existing Punjab Lokpal Act, 1996 and will cover all public functionaries, including the chief minister.
However, the prosecution of the chief minister, ministers and MLAs would require the approval of the 2/3rd members of the House
“The Lokayukta shall have all powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. It will also provide for prosecution in case of a false complaint,”
The legislation bars a parallel probe into a complaint against any officer/public functionary if an inquiry is being conducted into the matter by the lokayukta
He, however, said the lokayukta will not have the authority to conduct a parallel inquiry of the matter already under investigation by the government.

Delhi LG Baijal Meets PM, Discuss Violence But Reveal Nothing

(New Delhi) Delhi LG Baijal meets PM Discuss Delhi Riots But Reveal Nothing
Delhi LG Anil Baijal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for almost an hour and they are likely to have discussed the violence in the national capital.
“I met PM Modi,” said Baijal after the meeting but did not reveal what was discussed.
The two are likely to have discussed the violence in the city. This Morning Parliament Houses faced Adjournment on the same Issue of Communal Riots in National Capital
At least 42 people have lost their lives and over 200 were injured when clashes broke out between two communities lasting three days in northeast Delhi.

Parliament Houses,as Expected, Faced Adjourned on Issue of Delhi Riots

(New Delhi) Parliament Houses,as Expected, Faced Adjourned on Issue of Delhi Riots
Lok Sabha And Rajya Sabha Proceedings Adjourned Till 2 pm
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Monday till 2 pm
AAP member From Punjab Bhagwant Mann sought to raise the issue of riots in Delhi and was also holding a placard.
But as soon as Speaker Om Birla expressed condolences over Mahto’s death and adjourned the House till 2 pm.
JD(U) member Baidyanath Prasad Mahto, who was elected from Valmiki Nagar in Bihar, died on February 28. He was 72 years old
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, among others, were present in the House.
In Rajya Sabha Also Opposition Demanded permission to raise issue of Delhi Riots and Ghulam Nabi Azad ‘s Comment on the negligence of centre during riots irritated Treasury bench So Speaker Adjourned House Till 2 pm

Nepalese PM Oli To Undergo For Kidney Transplantation

(New Delhi) Nepalese PM Oli To Undergo For Kidney Transplantation
PM of India Narendra Modi wished successful surgery, speedy recovery to his Nepalese counterpar.Oli ,67, underwent kidney transplant in India in 2007 after both his kidneys failed to function.Oli would undergo his second kidney transplantation procedure later in the week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said
My dear friend @kpsharmaoli ji, wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. May Lord Pashupatinath bless you always with good health, happiness and a very long life. Look forward to your continued contribution to taking India-Nepal relations to new heights.

DMK Repeats Strongman ‘Tirchi’Siva For Rajya Sabha

(Chennai) DMK Repeats Strongman ‘Tirchi’Siiva For Rajya Sabha
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has announced the candidates for Rajya Sabha, which include party strongman ‘Tiruchi’ Siva being renominated for the March 26 polls.
‘Anthiyur’ Selvaraj and N R Elango are the other two candidates to contest in the polls, party president M K Stalin said in a statement here on Sunday.
Six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu are falling vacant in April following the retirement of several members from the Upper House.
The MPs who would complete their terms are AIADMK’s S Muthukaruppan, A K Selvaraj and Vijila Sathyanath and expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa, who recently joined the BJP.
DMK’s ‘Tiruchi’ Siva and CPI(M)’s T K Rangarajan are the other two.
The ruling AIADMK is yet to announce its candidates for the polls.
According to the Election Commission, the notification would be issued on March 6, the last date for filing of nominations is March 13. Polling is on March 26. The votes would be counted on the same day.

Supreme Priest ‘Pope’ Francis Expels Rapist Keralite Priest

(Kochi)Supreme Priest ‘Pope’ Francis Expels Rapist Keralite Priest
: Pope Francis has expelled a Kerala priestconvicted of rape from all priestly duties and rights,
Syro-Malabar Church priest Robin Vadakkumchery is currently serving a jail term for impregnating a 16-year-old girl in Mananthavady diocess
He was suspended from priestly duties soon after the news about his crime was reported in early 2017.
A POCSO court in Thalassery last year had sentenced Vadakkumchery to 20 years of Rigorous Imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs three lakh on him.
The priest, 50, was the vicar of the local church in Kottiyur in Kannur district and manager at the school where the victim was studying.
He was arrested two years ago while trying to flee to Canada.