Maharashtra House: Uproar over goof-up in translation of Governor’s address
The Maharashtra Assembly has witnessed a goof-up in translation during Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao’s address, triggering protests and walkout by the opposition. Speaker Haribhau Bagde said the matter would be investigated and action taken accordingly. The governor as well as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanded strict action against those responsible for the lapse. During the governor’s customary address to the joint sitting of the two houses of the state legislature on the opening day of the Budget session, Marathi translation was not available.
BJP suspends party worker accused of mowing down 9 kids in Bihar
The BJP has suspended party worker Manoj Baitha, who has been accused of mowing down nine children while driving an SUV in an inebriated state in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar on Saturday. At least nine children were killed and about 20 injured when the speeding vehicle lost control and ploughed through them outside a government school building on the outskirts of Muzaffarpur on Saturday.
Sealing drive: Centre gives recommendations to amend Delhi Master Plan 2021
The Centre has recommended amendments to Delhi’s Master Plan 2021, including shifting of pubs, clubs and restaurants from residential areas, Union Urban Development Minister H S Puri said today amid a huge furore in the national capital over the sealing issue. The recommendations include uniform Floor Area Ration (FAR), shifting of pubs, clubs and restaurants from residential areas and augmentation of infrastructure services such as water and sewage by concerned service providing agencies.
Dubai Police awaits ‘clearance’, return of Sridevi’s body may be delayed
There could be a further delay in the return of Sridevi’s mortal remains with the Dubai police informing the Indian Embassy that another “clearance” was awaited before it could release the body of the actor, who according to the government there, died of accidental drowning in her hotel bath tub after losing consciousness. Maintaining that the Embassy and Consulate are working closely with the authorities here to expedite the return of Sridevi’s body, Indian envoy to the UAE Navdeep Suri told PTI that they have been informed that the Dubai police can release it only after receiving another “clearance”.
From Satyam to PNB: Surely, the role of auditors needs to be probed here too?
Given the central bank’s failure to discover, in its multiple inspections over the years, that Punjab National Bank’s (PNB) SWIFT messaging system was not even linked to its core banking solutions, it is obvious RBI will bear the brunt of the blame for the Nirav Modi scam. While the government has asked RBI for a report on whether or not there were regulatory lapses, it seems clear the authorities have learnt little from the various scams over the years.