Category Archives: New Appointments

Narinder Batra set to become Indian Olympic Association’s Chief

Top tennis official Anil Khanna has decided not to contest the election for the Indian Olympic Association president’s post even though the December 3 deadline for the withdrawal of his nomination papers has passed.

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Khanna, a former All India Tennis Association chief, was in the fray for the president’s post along with International Hockey Federation president Narinder Batra.

But in a surprise move, Khanna has written to the IOA election commission, informing his decision to withdraw and support Batra for the president’s post in its elective AGM on December 14.

Khanna’s decision to withdraw will clear the decks for Batra to be elected as the IOA president. Batra will thus become one of a few sports administrators who heads a National Olympic Committee while holding the post of president of an important international federation.

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Mehbooba Mufti elected PDP chief for sixth consecutive time

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was re-elected as the president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) here on Saturday. After the death of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on January 7 last year, Mehbooba had become the party chief since the same month. Following her father’s death, Continue reading

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lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked the second national judicial pay commission, which was notified in November, to find out the number of lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases.

The higher judiciary and the executive have been at variance over the exact strength of the subordinate judiciary. Currently, India has less than 22,000 sanctioned posts for judicial officers in the lower judiciary, of which nearly 5,000 are vacant.

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Salil Satish Parekh named new Infosys CEO & MD

BENGALURU: Salil Satish Parekh, who lost out to Vishal Sikka the last time Infosys was hunting for a new chief executive officer in 2014, has now been tasked with leading the company a little over four months after Sikka’s acrimonious exit, with chairman Nandan Nilekani and the board of India’s second largest outsourcing firm putting their faith in a technology industry experienced person of nearly three decades.

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NK SINGH NAMED 15TH FINANCE COMMISSION HEAD

Former revenue secretary NK Singh, who is also a member of the BJP, was named head of the 15th Finance Commission, whose terms of reference were notified by the Narendra Modi government.  Continue reading

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Ajay Bisara is the next envoy to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Ajay Bisaria, currently the Indian ambassador to Poland, has been appointed the country’ s top envoy to Pakistan.

The 1987- batch IFS officer will succeed Gautam Bambawale, who was last month posted to China.

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Prem Kumar Dhumal is BJP’s Himachal CM face

SHIMLA/NEW DELHI: Veteran BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal was on Tuesday named the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls to be held on November 9.

The decision to name the 73-year-old Dhumal, Continue reading

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SC asks govt – why judges are not being appointed

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court asked the government’s top law officer on Friday to explain the delay in finalising a new procedure to appoint judges.

The Supreme Court and the government have been at fight over how to appoint judges, one of several areas of divergence between the two, the most recent being the judiciary’s stand over the dismissal of state governments and the right to privacy.

In 2015, the top court struck down a law the government brought — the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act — to end a more than 20-year-old practice, unique to India, of judges appointing judges under a collegium system. Continue reading

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India’s new chief justice-Dipak Misra

Justice Dipak Misra took oath as India 45th Chief Justice on Monday following the retirement JS Khehar a day earlier.

At a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Misra took the oath in English. Continue reading

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Venkaiah Naidu elected India’s 15th vice president

Venkaiah Naidu elected as India’s 15th vice-president. Naidu defeated Opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

While Naidu received 516 votes, Gandhi got 244 votes, said election officer Shemsher K Sharif. Continue reading

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