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India will be part of anti-IS operations under UN flag: Parrikar
India will participate in operations against the Islamic State only if this is under the UN flag, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.
 
"It is India's policy... If there is a UN resolution, India will participate in operations under the UN flag," Parrikar told reporters here after laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to commemorate Vijay Diwas.
 
"We can always share intelligence," he added.
 
The rising threat of Islamic States militants has been an issue of concern for India, and it also figured in the joint statement from India and US after Parrikar's visit where he met US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
 
Parrikar has on earlier occasions expressed concern over IS trying to recruit youth from India.
 
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Prepare procedure, SC to centre on judges appointment
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the central government to prepare a memorandum of procedure that will be followed by the apex court collegium in the appointment of judges to the higher judiciary.
 
Pronouncing the order, the apex court constitution bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said that the government will prepare the memorandum of procedure in consultation with the Chief Justice of India who in turn will undertake the exercise with the unanimous opinion of the five-member collegium.
 
The collegium consists of Chief Justice of India and the four senior most judges immediately following him.
 
The court said that the eligibility criteria for the appointment of judges would include minimum age, both at the level of high court and the supreme court and a transparent method will be followed. However, the court in a rider said that confidentiality in the appointment would be maintained.
 
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MG Warrier

1 year ago

The central government may, at this stage, consider a total overhaul ofthe entire processes and procedures for appointments to top positions in government and statutory bodies. Such a review can consider, among other things (a) making procedures professional and transparent, (b) creating a talent pool for consideration of candidates for succession when vacancies arise, (c) ensuring a market-related compensation package for top positions and (d) providing guidance on qualifications, experience and minimum tenure at top positions including at CJI’s level, which may need certain changes in the present concept of retirement.
M G Warrier, Mumbai

SC hikes environment charge on commercial vehicles in Delhi
The Supreme Court on Wednesday increased by 100 percent the environment compensation charge (ECC) for the commercial vehicles entering Delhi and imposed a blanket ban on the registeration of diesel vehicles of engine capacity of 2,000 cc and above in the entire National Capital Region.
 
The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said that no commercial vehicle registered prior to 2005 will enter Delhi and all the taxis will have to switch over to CNG by March 31, 2016.
 
A 100 hundred increase in ECC would now mean that light commercial vehicles with two axles will have to pay Rs.1,400 for entering Delhi and commercial vehicles with three and four axles will have to pay Rs.2,600 for each trip for entering Delhi.
 
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