AIMPLB Attacks Section Of Media For Spreading Fake News Regarding Its Plan To Set Up Shariah Courts

New Delhi:  After a backlash in the media, All India Muslim Perosnal Law Board (AIMPLB) retracted by attacking on a section of the media for spreading fake news regarding its plan to set up ‘shariah courts’ in each district of the country.

“@AIMPLB_Official never demanded a parallel court system. It has been and will be running DarulQazas under the arbitration act. Our DarulQazas are only arbitration centers that are helping the society. Please ignore fake news,” it tweeted.

AIMPLB secretary ZafaryabJilani said there was no proposal for setting up new ‘darulqazas’ on the agenda of the board’s meeting in New Delhi on July 15. “We had set up our first centre in 1993 and more centres have come up since. Their progress report is presented to the board from time to time,” he said.


Biju Janata Dal And YSR Congress Come Out In Support Of One Nation One Poll

New Delhi:  Prime Minister NarendraModi’s ambitious plan to conduct LokSabha and Assembly elections together got some more support when the BijuJanata Dal (BJD) and the YSR Congress came out in support of it. With the two parties favouring the concept of simultaneous polls before the Law Commission today, a total of six parties are now in favour of the idea, while nine are opposed to it.

Representatives of the two parties met the law panel today and supported the concept. On July 7 and 8, the Commission had held consultations with various parties on the issue. These two parties presented their stand today. Besides the BJD, YSR Congress and the NDA ally ShiromaniAkali Dal, the AIADMK, the Samajwadi Party and the TelanganaRashtraSamiti support the idea.


HRD Ministry Likely To Consider Proposals Of Five More Public Institutions For IoE Status

New Delhi: Union human resource development (HRD) ministry is expected to consider proposals of five more public institutions that were recommended by the Empowered Expert Committee headed by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami (EEC) for institute of eminence (IoE) status.

The empowered expert committee (EEC) headed by former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami that selects IoEs will consider IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, Delhi University, Jadavpur University, West Bengal and Anna University, Chennai for the status, officials familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.


Uttar Pradesh Likely To Get Third Deputy Chief Minister As A Dalit To Woo The Community

New Delhi: BharatiyaJanataParty is planning to induct the third deputy chief minister in Uttar Pradesh from the Dalit community before elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are announced. This could be one of the attempts to retainthose seats that the Party had won in the 2014 LokSabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP is trying every bit for it as formation of the government at the Centre largely depends upon the success of the party in the state.

Cabinet expansion in the state is on cards and has already been discussed by the state leadership and the Central leadership. During the UP cabinet expansion, a Dalit deputy CM may also take oath of the office.


Kejriwal Over rules LG Approves Programme To Subsidise Pilgrimage By Senior Citizens

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister ArvindKejriwalhas approved 'Mukhyamantri Tirth YatraY ojana' for senior citizens under which the government will bear the expenses of 77,000 pilgrims every year. Kejriwalalso overruled all objections raised by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, days after the Supreme Court verdict on power tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre.

"Mukhyamantriteerthyatrayojana approved. All objections overruled..." Kejriwal tweeted. Delhi residents above the age of 60 are covered under this scheme. The government said that those selected, will be allowed to be accompanied by an attendant aging 18 years or above and their expenditure will also be borne by the city administration.