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Supreme Court defers hearing on pleas over Article 370

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New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the hearing on the pleas challenging the abrogation of Article 370 which had granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

A five-Judge Constitution Bench of Justices N.V. Ramana, S.K. Kaul, R. Subhash Reddy, B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant said that there is a need for a compilation of all material in one place to conduct the hearing smoothly and directed all the parties to prepare and complete this compilation process on the next date of hearing.

On the direction of the court, both sides nominated one counsel to do this exercise.

The court also directed the Centre to file a counter on or before November 22.

Meanwhile, senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan, representing the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference, requested the court to give the first priority for hearing the issue on aspects like a bifurcation of services, division of assets and transfer of properties but the court said that it would hear the entire case.

Last week, the Centre has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, justifying the revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir by saying that the power under Article 370(1)(d) of the Constitution could validly be exercised even after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly of the erstwhile state. The court was hearing multiple petitions challenging the legal route adopted by the Centre, which includes the use of presidential powers.

The Centre contested it by contending that the power to amend Article 370, represents an important part of the constitutional setup wherein the framers of the constitution, realizing the importance of a united Union, reserved such powers to the Parliament.

“In this regard, it is submitted that the powers of the Union Parliament, with regard to the nature of powers under Article 3 i.e. alteration of state boundaries, bifurcation, new States, etc, is very wide in nature”, said the affidavit claiming the assertions of the petitioners were “untenable”.

National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone has moved the top court citing ‘Swaraj’ or self-governance and said the right to autonomous self-government within a federal framework is an essential fundamental right. After him, various others, including IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal, Sajjad Lone-led Peoples Conference, CPI-M leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, Kashmiri artist Inder Salim alias Inderji Tickoo, retired military officers and bureaucrats joined him and challenged Presidential orders on Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

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CBSE Board Class 10th Result 2020: How to check via websites, Umang app

CBSE Board Class 10th Result at cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in 2020: Over 18 lakh students who had appeared in the exam can check the results through the websites- cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in. The result can also be accessed via the Umang app

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Tripura TBSE 10th results

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the class 10 result on July 15, however, the result time is not confirmed yet. Once released, over 18 lakh students who had appeared in the exam can check the results through the websites- cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in. The result can also be accessed via the Umang app.

The class 10 exams were scheduled to be held in February and March, but it was postponed midway due to coronavirus pandemic. The board later decided to cancel the pending exams and assess the candidates on the basis of a new evaluation scheme.

Based on the inputs of an internal expert committee, CBSE took the decision in consultation with the HRD Ministry. According to the scheme, the results of students who have completed examination in all subjects will be declared based on their performance. For students who have appeared for more than three subjects, average of the marks obtained in three best-performing subjects will be awarded for subjects whose examinations have not been held yet.

The scheme also says that students who have appeared in only three subjects, average of marks in two best-performing subjects will be awarded for papers whose exams have not been conducted. The majority of the examines, who were going to appear for Board exams in July, belong to the category of students who had completed three or more papers.

CBSE class 10 result 2020: How to check marks online
Step 1: Visit the official website cbseresults.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the result link available on the homepage

Step 3: Log-in using credentials

Step 4: Result will appear, download

Students can also get themselves registered here at indianexpress.com to get their results on their mobile phone and email id. In order to complete the registration a candidate needs to fill the box below.

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Man tries to kill wife who got sex change to get married

Soon the couple started staying separately. The husband shifted to Kotla Mubarakpur while the wife remained in the double storey building in Amar Colony.

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New Delhi, July 14: Four years back, a young man changed his sex. Three years on, she fell in love with a man. Both decided to marry. However, in a year tragedy struck and husband Gyanendra Shukla slit his wife’s throat and left her to die.

The brutal attack took place in South Delhi’s Amar Colony. Shukla expected his wife not to survive when he fled leaving her in a pool of blood.

The woman, not only survived but gathered enough strength to made a video call to her father and tell him about the gruesome attack that took place on July 11.

“The father made a PCR call from Gurugram, while the profusely bleeding wife dragged herself to the door and started knocking with a hammer to raise an alarm and get someone’s help because her vocal chords were slashed,” said DCP South East Delhi R.P. Meena. Her neighbours shifted her to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Shukla was arrested the same day. He hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district.

His interrogation revealed that he got married on March 13, 2019. His family members were against the marriage. Soon after marriage the relationship turned sour as he could not accept the outgoing nature of his wife.

He lost confidence in the relationship and started suspecting his wife at every turn. He checked her messages and did not approve of her partying.

The couple initially stayed with the wife’s family but the father-in-law asked them to leave as the woman’s family could not take the daily dose of quarrel. The couple shifted to Lajpat Nagar-IV area and moved into a rented accommodation. Their disputes were endless and converted into routine quarrels.

Soon the couple started staying separately. The husband shifted to Kotla Mubarakpur while the wife remained in the double storey building in Amar Colony.

On Saturday, he decided to kill her and end it once and for all. Shukla has been booked for attempt to murder.

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Delhi Gymkhana Club turned from ‘vyayamshala’ to ‘madhushala’: Govt

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New Delhi, Jul 14 : The Central government has filed an appeal challenging the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order, which allowed it to appoint two members (Central government nominees) to the Board (General Committee) of the Delhi Gymkhana Club (DGC), instead of appointing an administrator to manage its affairs.

In an appeal before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), the Centre said that the NCLT has erred in not granting effective safeguards and an efficacious remedy.

“While allotting membership of the Club, the company has been treated like a ‘Riyaasat’ (kingdom) of the persons, especially the GC members, by misusing MoA and the AoA of the company. It is not out of place to submit here that over the years, the activities of the Club have been turned over from a ‘vyayamshala’ to a ‘madhushala’ and the functioning of the General Committee is like ‘siyasat’,” the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) said in the plea in the NCLAT.

The MCA argued that the violations are of extremely serious and grave nature, which indicates the GC members have been acting autocratically to the benefit of a few chosen members of the club, at the expense of the general public.

“It has to be borne in mind that the Board of companies function on majority decisions, here by permitting appointment of only two nominees, the Tribunal has provided inadequate relief and cosmetic representation on the Board will not cure mismanagement and the gravity of the rot that has set deep in the management of DGC,” it contended.

The plea said that the continuing management of affairs by successive GCs, “have pervasively twisted the objects of the company, to benefit a select few, who managed to remain in control of the DGC, through an unauthorised and complicated hereditary succession mechanism”.

“The admission process can only be described as ‘parivaar-vaad’. The general public applicants are being made to wait for decades (in some cases since 1972) for membership of the club, all the while (the club) having unauthorisedly collecting lakhs of rupees in the form of registration fees, process fees, enhanced registration fees etc, over and above the entrance fee,” it said.

The plea contended that the NCLT accepted most of MCA’s submission and also agreed with its allegations, yet it refused to grant interim relief sought.

“Till quite recently the unauthorisedly collected fee was not even refunded to the unsuccessful or waitlisted applicants. These nefarious activities by the GC of DGC are being carried out on prime land of 27.03 acres in New Delhi, all the while paying a miniscule amount of rent on the perpetual lease from the Ministry of Urban Affairs,” contended the plea.

In its June 27 order, the NCLT declined to suspend the club’s General Committee and also the appointment of an administrator as sought by the Centre, but instead directed it to appoint two of its nominees in the GC to monitor the affairs of the club, along with other GC members and give suggestions.

The ministry had moved the NCLT asking for replacement of the directors of the club with government nominees to run the affairs of the company, and in the interim relief, asked for suspension of the GC and for appointment of an administrator until the final order is granted.

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