NRC: Assam citizens may get to offer new proof

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed to agree with the Centre’s proposal to let 40 lakh people, excluded from the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, to produce additional documents to prove their legacy.Justice Ranjan Gogoi orally observed that the court agreed with the suggestion made by Assam NRC Co-ordinator Prateek Hajela in his report that those left out of the draft NRC could submit any one of the 10, of a total 15 documents in List-A of the Centre’s draft Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for claims and objections.He said claimants could submit any of the 10 documents, provided they were authenticated by the relevant authority which issued them. “We are allowing only 10 because the other five can be cooked up,” Justice Gogoi told Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal. The Bench gave the government two weeks to respond to Mr. Hajela’s suggestion. The court deferred the process of receipt of claims and objections, and posted the next hearing for September 19.The court further refused to provide a copy of the full report of Mr. Hajela to the Centre.“We are extremely interested in having a copy,” Mr. Venugopal submitted.To this, Justice Gogoi replied that “you may be interested, but we have to balance it. The court has called for the report, now it is the discretion of the court to give it to you or not. First you respond to this suggestion (of Mr. Hajela), then we will see about it”.Later, in the court’s order, Justice Gogoi recorded that “the Attorney General has sought a copy of the co-ordinator’s report. We are of the view that what has been set out in the order (of the court) would be sufficient for the Union of India, stakeholders to indicate their views on it”.last_img read more

MTS to increase frequency of some of its busiest bus routes around

first_img January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, MTS to increase frequency of some of its busiest bus routes around San Diego SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Metropolitan Transit System officials Thursday announced it will increase the frequency of some of its busiest bus routes beginning next week.Under MTS’s Transit Optimization Plan, more than 30 routes will have a frequency of 15 minutes or quicker by the time the plan is fully implemented in June at a cost of $2 million, according to the agency.On Jan. 28, MTS will roll out the first changes on some its most frequently traveled routes. Among them is Route 3, which services Hillcrest, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter, which will see weekday frequency increase from 15 to 12 minutes and Sunday frequency increased from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.Route 5, which services downtown, Stockton, Chollas View and Euclid, will see its weekday frequency increased from 15 to 12 minutes.Route 950, which links Otay Mesa and Iris Avenue Station, will now run every 10 minutes during morning peak hours.Other routes are being split in two to increase reliability.“We know that frequency and speed of service are the keys for our current riders and attracting new riders,”  MTS Chief Executive Paul Jablonski said. “We are investing into our system to make it as convenient and efficient as possible. Hundreds of thousands of people already choose transit every day. We’re working hard to make our system an even more attractive choice for people all over the San Diego region.”A complete list of changes can be viewed at www.sdmts.com/TOP. Posted: January 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Biocon claims to take Syngene unit public by selling stake

first_imgBiocon claims to take Syngene unit public by selling stake16K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Biocon claims to take Syngene unit public by selling stake16K viewsBusinessBengaluru, Jan 23 (ANI): Biocon Ltd would list its research services business arm Syngene by selling up to 15 percent stake in a public offer, the company said, after reporting third-quarter earnings on Friday (January 23). Biocon had previously said it planned to list Syngene but had not given a timeline. Late on Thursday (January 22), it said its board had approved starting the process of listing and hiring merchant bankers to sell 10-15 percent from Biocon’s majority stake in the unit in the public offer. Separately, Biocon agreed with Gilead Sciences Inc to licence its chronic hepatitis-C product range, it said in a statement.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Bengaluru, Jan 23 (ANI): Biocon Ltd would list its research services business arm Syngene by selling up to 15 percent stake in a public offer, the company said, after reporting third-quarter earnings on Friday (January 23). Biocon had previously said it planned to list Syngene but had not given a timeline. Late on Thursday (January 22), it said its board had approved starting the process of listing and hiring merchant bankers to sell 10-15 percent from Biocon’s majority stake in the unit in the public offer. Separately, Biocon agreed with Gilead Sciences Inc to licence its chronic hepatitis-C product range, it said in a statement.last_img read more

Fraudulence in Russian polls say opposition NGO

first_imgA woman casts her vote for Russia`s presidential elections at the Russian embassy in Berlin on 18 March 2018. AFPRussian opposition activists and an NGO on Sunday reported ballot stuffing and multiple voting during the presidential election which is set to see Vladimir Putin win a fourth Kremlin term.The non-governmental election monitor Golos, which publishes a list of fraud cases online, by early afternoon had counted 1,764 irregularities, including observers prevented from carrying out their work.The movement of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most vocal opponent who has been barred from standing in the election for legal reasons, said it had sent out 33,000 volunteers to monitor the election.Navalny’s website reported hundreds of cases of fraud, notably in Moscow and the region around the capital, Saint Petersburg and Bashkortostan in the Urals.Support for Putin is significantly lower in Moscow and Saint Petersburg than in Russia as a whole, according to recent official polls.Navalny supporters working as election monitors were prevented from entering some polling stations, a lawyer for the campaign said during a press briefing.Navalny himself tweeted a link to a video showing ballot stuffing in a polling station in Russia’s far east.The Central Election Commission said it will investigate.Some 80 per cent of polling stations are under video surveillance, according to the commission.In the absence of doubt over the outcome, the main focus of the election has become voter turnout-with the Kremlin seeking a strong mandate for Putin and Navalny calling for a boycott of polls he denounces as a sham.Opposition activists said they had also witnessed voters being bussed to polling stations by police and discount coupons being given to Russians who turned out to vote.last_img