Not What We Said: Supreme Court Asks Rahul Gandhi To Explain Rafale Remark
Rahul Gandhi has been accused by the Supreme Court of misquoting it on its Rafale order and has been given a week to explain before the ruling BJP's contempt case against him is taken up next Tuesday.
"We make it clear the statement attributed to this court in the address made by the respondent (Rahul Gandhi) to the media and public have been incorrectly attributed to this court. We make it clear this court never made such observation. We only decided on the admissibility of documents," three judges led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
Rahul Gandhi had last week made the comments in response to the Supreme Court ruling that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence to consider requests to review a verdict clearing the Rafale jet deal.
"I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire country is saying that Chowkidar chor hai (Chowkidar has committed theft). It is a day of celebration that the Supreme Court has talked about justice," the Congress president had said in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP accused him of putting words in the mouth of the supreme court and sued him for contempt.
The Supreme Court today said it wanted Rahul Gandhi's response. "We never made any such observations commented on by Rahul Gandhi," said the court.
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Supreme Court Rejects Centre's "Classified Documents" Stand On Rafale Papers
The Supreme Court today flat-out rejected the center's argument that classified documents accessed by the media on the Rafale fighter jet deal can't be evidence. The court said it will examine the secret documents while considering petitions asking for a review of its order giving the government a clean chit on the deal that the opposition alleges was corrupt.
The judges today unanimously dismissed the center's objections to considering documents leaked from the defense ministry as evidence and said they would go ahead with the hearing of review petitions, which would be decided on merit.
This means classified documents sourced by the media without authorization can be considered by the court. It is a huge win for a free press at a time questions have been raised over strong-arm tactics to suppress the media.
Pointing to the documents, petitioners had called for a review of the verdict. "These are sensitive documents relating to defense, but that was precisely what we said too - that because they are documents of importance, they must be treated as part of supporting documents," said former union minister Arun Shourie, one of the petitioners.
The center had told the court that the documents filed by the petitioners are "sensitive to national security", those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft and put national security in jeopardy by leaking them to the public.
Dismissing the argument, the court said it would fix a date to hear the petitions.
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BJP and AGP can collapse together for Ajmal fort
This is an exciting encounter for Dhubri Lok Sabha seat of Assam this time. Badruddin Ajmal of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), representing the Dhubri Lok Sabha seat of Assam in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, is contesting again. They are facing the Congress of Abu Taher Bepari. This time Congress has changed its candidate. In the last elections, BJP was at number three.
This time, BJP is in the electoral fray with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) in Assam. For this reason, the candidate of Asom Gana Parishad Javed Islam, AIUDF candidate has come down to demolish the fort of Ajmal. Nurul Islam Chowdhury from Trinamool Congress is trying his luck in the election field.
On 4th of April, four seats in Assam will have to be voted in the third phase. After the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on March 10, the election environment has been burnt across the country. On March 28, the notification for this seat came out, on April 4, the last date of nomination, on April 5, was finalized on the final list of candidates. Now all the parties have given their strength to vote for April 23. In the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, 2019 polling is going on for 115 Lok Sabha seats in 14 states. The result of the voting is to come on May 23.
Badruddin Ajmal MP from AIUDF is currently on the Dhubri parliamentary seat of Assam. This seat was once dominated by the Congress, but after the mutual differences, the AIUDF was going strong here. 4 out of 10 seats in Dhubri, AIUDF, Congress on 4 and BJP on two seats. Here MP Badruddin Ajmal was one of the main faces in Mamta Banerjee's grand alliance rally in Kolkata. Dhubri district is situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and the river Gadadar. This district is surrounded by rivers and rivers, so it is also called the city of rivers. The current MP Badruddin Ajmal has been accused of infiltrating the Bangladeshi people by creating fake ID cards.
Congress has won the most number of times in Assam's Dhubri Lok Sabha seat. In the first Lok Sabha election held here in 1951, Amjad Ali, the candidate of Praja Socialist Party, won. Amjad also won the elections in 1957, but this time he won from Congress ticket. Congress candidate Gaysiduddin Ahmed won the election in 1962. In the elections of 1967, the Praja Socialist Party once again occupied this seat. After this, Congress candidates won the elections in 9 times from 1971 to 2004. In 2004, Anwar Hussain won the election of Asom Gana Parishad candidate Afzalur Rahman with 1, 16, 622 votes. In the 15th Lok Sabha elections in 2009, Badruddin Ajmal, the candidate of Assam United Democratic Front, won the Congress candidate with a huge margin of 1,84,441 votes. Badruddin again won the 2014 election.
There are 10 assembly seats in Dhubri parliamentary constituency. Among them is Congress on Manakachar, Congress on Salama South, AIUDF on Dhubri, AIUDF on Gauripur, BJP at Golgunj, Bilasipara, AIUDF in West, BJP in Bilaspur East, Goalpara East Congress, Goalpara West Congress, and Jaleshwar seat AIUDF.
According to the 2011 census in Dhubri parliamentary seat, there are 27 lakh 71 thousand 883 population. In this, 89.1 percent of the population is rural while 10.9 percent of the population is urban. This seat has 3.54 percent SC and 5.78 percent STs. The total number of voters in Dhubri is 15 lakh 50 thousand 166. There are 7 lakh 97 thousand 235 male voters, while the number of women is 7 lakh 52 thousand 931.
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Mysore Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka, the second phase will be held on April 18
In Mysore Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka, the second phase will be held on April 18. The nomination process has been completed for this. This seat is the main battle between the Congress and the BJP. BJP has fielded Pratap Simha, while Congressional candidate C.H. Vijayashankar is trying his luck. At the same time, Bahujan Samaj Party, Dr. B Chandra Gowda has given the ticket. JDS and Congress in Karnataka are contesting elections in the alliance. Hence JDS is supporting Congress candidate in this seat.
One of the key Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka is a tough fight between the BJP and the Congress in Mysore. This seat spread over Wadiyar-Mysore district is now part of BJP's Pratap Simha. He had defeated Congress MP Abgoru H Viswanath by nearly 30 thousand votes. This seat will be voted on April 18.
Tipu Sultan ruled this city till 1799. Tipu Sultan was killed in the battle of Srirangpatnam and then the British rule over Mysore. Due to Tipu Sultan's Mysore Palace i.e Amba Vilas Palace, it is situated on the banks of the famous Mysore Kaveri and Kabini river all over the world. Due to being on the banks of rivers, the main livelihood of this area is dependent on farming. Apart from this, millions of tourists visit Mysore every year.
The Mysore Lok Sabha seat, which was in existence in the year 1977, is a Congress stronghold. In the election of 1977, the Congress won the seat from HD Tulsidas. After this victory, M. Rajasekharamurthi won from this seat in 1980. 1984 and 1989 elections won the Congress's Srikantadatta Narsingharaj Wadiyar. In 1991, Congress won the Chandra Prabha. Srikantadatta Narasimha Rao managed to win the winner on Congress ticket again in 1996.
In 1996, for the first time in this seat, BJP's account was open and CH won Vijay Shankar. Congress again came back in 1999. Shrikantadatta Narasimharaj reached the Parliament for the fourth time on Congress ticket. After this, once again, BJP won the victory of CH Vijayshankar in the 2004 elections. However, he lost the 2009 election and won Abbigoru H Viswanath on the Congress ticket. BJP's Pratap Simha won this seat in the 2014 election.
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In the field of e-waste, 5 lakh jobs will be generated in the country till 2025
By the year 2025, there may be about 5 lakh jobs in India in the field of e-waste i.e electronic waste. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Finance Institute focused on the private sector in emerging markets, has conveyed this estimate.
According to IFC, there will be 450,000 direct jobs created by 2025 in complete chain-collection, aggregation, dismantling and recycling in the electronic waste area. In addition, thousands of indirect jobs will also be created. Also, there is a possibility of creating 180,000 jobs in allied sectors like transport and manufacturing.
IFC 2012 is operating in the e-waste area. According to the government's e-waste (Management and Handling) Rule 2016, a productive responsibility organization (PRO), named 'IFC' and 'Karoj Possible', to show that the ground level in India for the challenges of the region But solutions are possible, in 2017, the India E-Waste program was launched.
This program focuses on supporting the PRO model and developing the ecosystem for responsible e-waste management. Under the program, more than 4,000 metric tonnes of e-waste has been collected from citizens and corporations and it has been recycled responsibly.
2,260,000 citizens, including schoolchildren, have been made aware of safe disposal of unscrupulous electronics devices. IFC Senior Country Head Vikramjit Singh said, "IFC develops a solution to the private sector to solve the complex challenges facing the world.Through the India E-Waste Program, we have prepared a large and inclusive private sector-led solution that would promote formal employment in the fast-growing areas of India and create investment opportunities.
India is one of the fastest growing markets for electronics and the demand here is expected to reach 400 billion dollars by 2020. Every year 20 lakh tons of e-waste is produced in India. It is expected to reach 50 million tonnes by 2020.
According to India's e-waste (Management and Handling) Rule, 2011, the responsibility of the recycling and reducing of e-waste will be of the manufacturer. The manufacturer will open a collection center for this or start a tech back system.