Bourses in Japan and South Korea ended with gains, while Hong Kong closed with sharp losses as the market opened after the Lunar New Year break. Bourses in China remained closed. … [Read more...] about Markets rally after 2 days, Sensex rises by 231 points
"The hollow claim that the death penalty creates a special kind of deterrence which is not caused by life imprisonment and that and life imprisonment amounts to 'forgiving' the criminal is backed by nothing more than a barely masked need to justify vengeance and retribution," the plea said. … [Read more...] about Uncertainty looms over execution of Nirbhaya convicts on Feb 1
NEW DELHI: The law ministry is working on giving shape to an EC proposal to link voter ID with Aadhaar number through an amendment in the Aadhaar Act as well as Representation of the People Act. In a communication sent to the ministry in December, EC had listed the safeguards that will be put in place to ensure that the data is not leaked or accessed by unauthorised users. A PTI report quoted law ministry official as saying that a bill may be moved in the Budget session of Parliament to give the Election Commission statutory backing to collect the Aadhaar number of new applicants and existing voters to check multiple entries in electoral rolls. "It is true that the law ministry wrote to us in September last year, seeking details of the safeguards that would be in place to protect the voters' data. We subsequently sent this information to the law ministry in December but have not heard from them since, on the way forward," an EC official told TOI. PTI, however, quoted law ministry … [Read more...] about Soon, bill to link voter card with Aadhaar?
On Monday the court had said that it would expeditiously take up the pleas of the death row convict. Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde had directed the lawyer to move the Supreme Court registry for urgent listing of the plea. If somebody is going to be hanged then there is nothing more urgent that this, Justice Bobde had also said. … [Read more...] about Nirbhaya: Killer’s curative plea rejected, torture not ground to review mercy petition says SC
According to official sources, the summonses issued under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) come in the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) finding that the recent violent protests in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act had an alleged "financial link" with PFI but the Kerala-based organisation has termed this as "baseless". … [Read more...] about ED summons PFI, linked NGO officials in PMLA case