Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: MLAs

Does a graduate MLA do better than a 12th-pass one? Here’s what UN University study found

Conducted by researcher from a Delhi-based think tank, study funded & released by United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research this month.

The corrupt won’t be spared, says Punjab CM Mann. Cites ‘One MLA, one pension’ as example

Under the scheme, MLAs will get pension for only one term, instead of for each term served. The CM has said his govt plans to table a bill on the same in the ongoing budget session.

Floods in Assam, need govt’s full attention, Cong asks Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde to leave

Congress state chief writes to Shinde, says the ‘royal hospitality’ provided to him and his MLAs at the time of floods was ‘unfair and unacceptable’.

MLAs are political entrepreneurs. Maharashtra is just the latest example

Your MLA is not on your side. Electoral victories are political equivalent of a start-up loan.

Training camp on voting? BJP shifts Rajasthan MLAs to resort days before Rajya Sabha polls

Move comes days after Congress sent its legislators to an Udaipur resort in an apparent bid to avoid poaching. Five candidates in fray against four Rajya Sabha vacancies in state.

MVA members arguing again, Pawar not convinced, but Uddhav govt backs new houses for ‘rural MLAs’

Opposition cites legislators’ high salaries & perks, calls new housing scheme an ‘attempt to keep the flock together’ in the House. Some MVA legislators have criticised the scheme as well.

Nearly 5,000 criminal cases pending against sitting & former MPs, MLAs, SC told

UP tops list with 1,339 cases still pending for final disposal. Bihar is second. Amicus curiae Vijay Hansaria says Centre didn’t provide suggestions over the monitoring panel.

Like Patel, Bose, Nehru, Indian MPs & MLAs must start at the bottom: in civic, panchayat bodies

Resistance to decentralisation does not come much from All-India Service officers but from state-level political leadership who know their powers of patronage will be curtailed.

Few special courts, bunked hearings — why thousands of cases against MPs, MLAs remain pending

Findings part of report submitted last week before Supreme Court. It was put together by senior advocate Vijay Hansaria and advocate Sneha Kalita.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.