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SC quashes extension of OBC reservation to Jats in 9 states

The Supreme Court said it cannot agree that politically organised Jats are backward class so as to be entitled to OBC reservation 

 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the 4 March 2014, notification by the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government extending other backward  class (OBC) reservation to Jats in nine states, ignoring the recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes to the contrary.
 
An apex court bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said: "We can't agree that politically organised Jats are backward class so as to be entitled to OBC reservation."
 
"Inclusion of politically organised class such as Jats... can't be affirmed", said Justice Gogoi pronouncing the judgment.
 
 

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Court order in defamation case against Kejriwal on 2nd May
The Metropolitan Magistrate observed that Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav have not explained any reasonable ground for the plea seeking exemption from personal appearance in the Court and they have no respect of law
 
A City Court on Tuesday fixed 2nd May for delivering its order on framing of charges in a defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two others after they appeared before it.
 
Earlier, the Court has asked Kejriwal and two others to explain why should they be exempted from court appearing and directed them to be present in a defamation case filed by Surender Kumar Sharma.
 
Metropolitan Magistrate Mayuri Singh observed that accused persons have not explained any reasonable ground for the plea seeking exemption from personal appearance in the court and they have no respect of law.
 
Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav moved their application seeking exemption from personal appearance at the hearing.
 
Keeping the matter pending for 2pm, the court asked them to appear before it on Tuesday.
 
The complainant, advocate Surender Kumar Sharma had alleged that in 2013 the AAP approached him and asked him to contest the Delhi assembly elections on a party ticket, saying Kejriwal was pleased with his social services.
 
On 14 October 2013, Sharma claimed, articles in leading newspapers carried "defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons" which have lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society.
 
The court had earlier reserved the order for 11th February and then adjourned it for 17th March on framing of charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yadav.
 
All three leaders are at present out on bail.
 
Sharma said he filled up the application form to contest the polls after Sisodia and Yadav allegedly told him that the AAP's Political Affairs Committee had decided to give him the ticket. However, it was later denied to him.
 

 

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Consumer Complaints: Identity Theft remains at top for 15 Years in a Row
FTC releases its top consumer complaints of 2014, including identity theft, debt collection, imposter schemes, telephone and mobile services, bank and lenders, prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries and auto related issues
 
Once again, identity theft steals the show. For the 15th straight year, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has listed ID theft as the year’s top consumer complaint. The 2014 rankings — borne out of consumer complaints recorded in the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network — also saw imposter schemes cracking the top three for the first time, which the FTC said signalled a rise in governmental impersonators. Overall, consumers last year reported annual losses of more than $1.7 billion to fraud. Here’s how the rest of the top seven rounds out.
 
 
Learn how better to protect yourself from identity theft here
 

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COMMENTS

vswami

2 years ago

OFFHAND
The illegality, or irregularity reported from across the globe, no doubt,makes for a startling reading;particularly to know that it has been going on FOR YEARS; and, if not mistaken, has been coming to light only through consumer complaints, not in the normal course.Does that mean, the computerized system even in US with the most advanced technology in place has yawning gaps left unplugged?

Incidentally, Mrs Grundy in other countries, such as not- so-advanced as India,will be curious, rather worried to know whether it has similar network akin to CSN of FTC, and reliable and authentic record maintained likewise updating 'governmental impersonators'!

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