NEW DELHI: SC Nod for Beach Launch of ‘Make In India Week’
The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Bombay High Court order and allowed Maharashtra to hold an event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai to start the ‘Make in India Week’ programme. The court allowed the submission of advocate Mukul Rohatgi that the proposed function is “India’s pride” and the administration does not propose to raise any permanent structure. Rohatgi also opposed the apprehension the holding of such an event will obstruct traffic flow, saying, “I am the State. Do you think that the State will obstruct the smooth flow of traffic?”
Swachh Bharat Survey Results Out Next Week
The success of the Modi government’s Swachh Bharat Mission would come under the scanner next week when the government will release the rankings of 75 cities based on the achievements under the flagship scheme of the NDA. The results of the survey, which has been conducted by the Quality Council of India, will be out next week. The survey which began from January 5 has taken into consideration only cities with a population of one million and above.“This is to ensure that there is no unfair competition among big cities and small towns,” an Urban Development Ministry official said.
Shani Temple Protester Files Defamation Petition
Trupti Desai, who led the agitation for gaining women’s entry into the Shani Shingnapur shrine in Maharashtra, has filed a complaint against several administrators of some WhatsApp groups for allegedly defaming her. Desai told she had found several obscene pictures of couples kissing on roads circulating on WhatsApp. “The caption of the pictures said the woman was me. That is a lie,” Desai said. “I think Shani Shingnapur villagers are behind the defamation campaign.”
Don’t Pay Taxes If Govt Fails to Curb Graft: HC
The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has asked citizens not to pay taxes if the government fails to curb corruption. Reports said Justice Arun Chaudhari had on Tuesday passed several strictures against the Maharashtra government and the Bank of Maharashtra for overlooking the embezzlement of `385 crore in the Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Vikas Mahamandal a corporation meant for uplift of the backward Matang community. “The miasma of corruption can be beaten if all work together. If it continues, taxpayers should refuse to pay taxes through a non-cooperation movement,” he said.