The Ministry of Rural Development has sought the poll panel's approval to revise the wages paid under the MGNREGA from April 1, a move that could benefit more than several crore beneficiaries across the country, sources said Tuesday.
The Centre has refused to share details related to the appointment of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das citing a clause in the transparency law which bars disclosure of such information.
Political parties will not be allowed to campaign in the vicinity of churches on Good Friday, the state's Chief Electoral Officer Kunal has instructed. The Christian holy day comes just days ahead of April 23, when the state will have polls for two LS seats and bypolls for three Assembly seats.
The Madras High Court has directed election officials to remove all unauthorised flag poles of political parties in public places throughout Tamil Nadu by April 1. A bench gave the direction on Monday based on a PIL seeking a complete ban on erection of poles in public places.
The Delhi Chief Electoral Office said it was awaiting a reply from the makers of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled to be released on April 5, after it felt that the film violated the model code of conduct.
A bench comprising Justice S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad concurred with the submission of the Election Commission (EC) that there was no constitutional bar on street dwellers or people residing on such water bodies in exercising their franchise.
Cases under the code can be taken up only after approval from the tribunal, which has benches in different parts of the country.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had earlier told the court that it has no objection with Saxena being allowed to turn approver as it would be very useful for the agency.
Special judge Arvind Kumar granted the interim relief to Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi.