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Most Hilarious Moments when Rahul Gandhi made whole India Laugh.

There are million moments where Rahul Gandhi aka Pappu has given us a laughter dose, but these 3 moments stands out where the whole of India was going #ROFL. Enjoy these moments.

  1. After Losing the elections in 2014:

The most hilarious moment- It cant get better than this. It was a massive loss, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi was delivering a speech and was taking the responsibility of the defeat. But what took the attention of India was the way Rahul Gandhi behaved. Watch the funniest expressions ever- I am amazed who he was laughing at.

2. The next can be the visit to the students in Bangalore. At times I have noticed that Rahul does not know what he is speaking. So, I feel in the influence of Marijuan he started  criticising the “Clean India” policy of PM Modi. And he believed that students will also criticise it. Lol

Here he got bowled. Students took him on task and gave him a night to remember. Must watch and one of the most viral videos ever.

 

3. The interview with Arnob Goswami- Man it was hilarious. Arnob asked question ranging from “India’s growth” to “Narendra Modi” to Congress Party. And answer to every question was “Women Empowerment”. Lol..

A must watch.

http://www.thelotpot.com/most-hilarious-moments-when-rahul-gandhi-made-whole-india-laugh/

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JUDICIAL LAYOUT- Order in WP 7105/2007-Making karnataka into SLUM- 14 Years WP.PIL.40994/2002, CCC.87/2004, 7105/2007, The RAPE of HIGH COURT – by 867 Employee-Cum-Lokayuktas & Judges

Honble Justice RAM MOHAN REDDY & H.BILLAPPA
22/01/2016
Order in WP 7105/2007
After marathon arguments lasting for over five hours, we find from the records there is lack of material particulars over serious allegations touching upon the conduct of the business by the Society, said to be the beneficiary more than 154 acres of land acquired for a public purpose, by the State. The bye-laws have been read and re-read by all the learned counsel pointing to conditions relating to admission of persons as members and their rights to benefits. Earlier pronouncements of the Division Bench have also been referred to. Specific reference is made to Annexure-R10 to the statement of objections of the respondent-Society, being an order dated 29.9.2008 under Section 68 of the Karnataka Co-operative Societies Act, 1959 (for short Act ).

In the State of Karnataka, the respondent-House Building Co-operative Society is not only one which is registered under the Act , while there are more than a score of such societies. However allegation made by the petitioners touches upon the constitution, business and the working of the society which is also akin to every other house building co-operative society, since each of them are bound by model bye-law prescribed under the Act and Rules framed thereunder. In short, all house building co-operative societies are bound to have identical bye-laws as disclosed in the model bye-law. Any judgment rendered in this petition would affect every other society and therefore, a larger public interest is involved.

Arguments advanced over the maintainability of the petition is that petitioners are beneficiaries of allotment of sites and if such allotments are held to be illegal, petition ought to be rejected. That argument for the present is unsustainable since no conclusions are drawn over whether allotments are legal or illegal.

The question as to whether members, nominal and associate were entitled to allotment of sites in the layout and as to whether persons other than those who were employees of the judicial department and resided within the territorial jurisdiction of the society and did not possess any site/flat/apartment within the territorial jurisdiction of the society and who had served the department either continuously or intermittently for a period of five years, were disentitled to allotment or otherwise, deserves consideration. It is no-doubt true all allottees are not parties to this petition. Nevertheless, petitioners themselves are allottees, however, the nature of business transacted by the respondent-Society is the allegation of the petitioners.

Regard being had to Annexure-R10, the State Government to put-forth its say as to whether there was compliance by the respondent-Society over the directions contained in the order or whether any further proceeding were initiated pursuant thereto under the Act and Rules, in addition to, whether there was a challenge to the said order and if so, the outcome.

Respondent-Society to place before Court all relevant material, of which it is custodian in response to the allegations in the petition, by the next date of hearing.
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As Modi euphoria cools, govt faces test of FII trust :Feb 26, 2016

Long overshadowed by China’s spectacular rise, Modi’s powerful electoral mandate stirred hopes that India finally had a leader capable of boosting its underwhelming investment climate and stolid global image.

As Modi euphoria cools, govt faces test of FII trust

Nearly two years after Narendra Modi was elected as India’s prime minister with an ambitious business-friendly agenda, the feeble pace of reforms is starting to test the patience of one his biggest group of supporters: foreign investors. Long overshadowed by China’s spectacular rise, Modi’s powerful electoral mandate stirred hopes that India finally had a leader capable of boosting its underwhelming investment climate and stolid global image.

However, in a disappointingly reminiscent narrative of previous administrations, partisan politics and a hostile opposition have stalled Delhi’s reform push, including delays to legislation on an important goods and services tax sought by businesses hamstrung by existing, cumbersome levies. Foreign investors are showing their displeasure by heading for the exit, dumping a net USD2.4 billion in shares this year – the second-biggest outflows in Asia excluding China, according to exchange data around the region. A critical test now awaits Modi on Monday when the government unveils its budget for the year starting in April, giving the prime minister an opportunity to turn around views of the likes of Sergio Trigo Paz who said that India and Mexico were no longer the darlings of foreign investors. “These reform stories (Mexico and India) have run their course, and if anything, they are looking pricey,” said Paz, who is head of emerging debt at BlackRock in London. “A lot of overly positive expectations have been built. They need to reprice sometime, and that’s what we will see.” The numbers tell the story. The NSE Nifty has slumped about 12 percent this year and around 24 percent from its record high of March last year, helping to send the rupee dangerously close to near an all-time low against the dollar. Stock prices are now lower than they were in May 2014 when Modi swept to power with the biggest electoral mandate in three decades with a promise to deliver jobs to millions of youth and to transform India as a magnet for business. Foreign investors have also turned sellers of Indian debt with net outflows at USD833.5 million. That contrasts with USD54.6 billion in debt and equity investments over 2014 and 2015. After rallying over 2014 and 2015, the benchmark 10-year bond has retreated this year, sending its yield up around 11 basis points to its highest since late August. Some of this selling mirrors a wider downturn in global markets but foreigners are no doubt disillusioned with the slow pace of the much vaunted reform process. VAIN HOPES? Markets hope the government budget will steer spending towards sectors such as infrastructure, while reducing subsidies to contain the fiscal deficit. Yet Modi also faces a fraught domestic environment amid widespread doubts about the accuracy of data showing India’s economy grew at 7.3 percent in the October-December quarter, higher than China. [nL3N15N2IK] Perhaps more saliently for investors, Modi’s failure to deliver on his promises so far are also being reflected in earnings, which have failed to match expectations. Although net profits of 303 companies with market values of at least USD500 million rose 15.4 percent in October-December from a year ago, revenues fell 4 percent, a fourth consecutive quarter of declines, according to Thomson Reuters data. The weaker revenues has left equity markets pricey. HSBC, which has an “underweight” rating on Indian equities, says 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio of 15.9 times represents a 50 percent premium to Asia excluding Japan. “The earnings are arguably not really justifying the valuations, and high valuations demand high growth,” said Hugh Young, managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd. Analysts also warn the perception of India as being the least worst off among emerging economies will not buy it unlimited time. “I have been investing in India too long to hold out much hope before things actually happen,” said Anthony Cragg, senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund in Denver, Colorado.

eb 26, 2016, 04.54 PM | Source: Reuters

Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/as-pm-euphoria-coolsindia-faces-test-to-keep-investors-invested_5659261.html?utm_source=ref_article

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Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive: Movie Review-February 26, 2016

 

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive is an attempted spoof on Hindi movies, militant outfits, and the US of A’s war on terror.

It loops from one gag to another without hitting the right buttons often enough.

The terrorists “somewhere in Pakistan” participate in a sporting Olympiad that includes events like bomb relay and landmine jump.

<I>Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive</i> Movie Review

In faraway US, the President frets over his chances of winning a second term in office.

And in Mumbai, two young aspirants struggle for a foothold on the fringes of the movie industry.

To be fair, a few of the performances are lively, if not worthy of unstinted applause. It is the film’s slapdash storyline that is the problem.

A wannabe filmmaker Sharma (Manish Paul) flees the prospect of spending the rest of his life frying jalebis in his father’s Old Delhi eatery.

The young man ends up in Mumbai looking for a break in Bollywood.

In the city of dreams, he runs into a bumbling folk singer Paddi Singh (Pradhuman Singh). The latter’s face is his fortune – he is an Osama Bin Laden lookalike.

As the two men join forces with the intention of making a film on the al-Qaeda supremo. They even find a producer to bankroll their project.

But the duo’s plans go for a toss when Osama is taken out in a US attack on his Abbottabad hideout.

Cut to the White House war room. The President (played by Barack Obama impersonator Iman Crosson) is up for re-election and he needs concrete proof that Osama is indeed dead.

The President’s trusted aide David Chaddha (Sikander Kher), who alternates between a faux Yankee accent and Punjab-laced Hindi, hires the duo to make a video with Paddi standing in for Osama.

But hang on, there’s more. A group of jihadists across the border, led by a man named Khaleeli (Piyush Mishra), get to Sharma and Paddi first.

These guys are desperate to prove to the world that Osama isn’t dead and, therefore, need a film to be made to establish that their leader is alive and kicking.

The cat-and-mouse games that the American agent plays with the terrorists and the Hollywood-obsessed Bollywood guys careen out of control and cease to be funny even before the film has fully warmed up.

The lead actor of Tere Bin Laden, Ali Zafar, plays a substantial cameo that includes a flashy item number in praise of his six pack abs.

But he is quickly forgotten as Manish Paul and Pardhuman Singh (who is also the film’s dialogue writer) plunge into a mad race to save themselves and get their careers off the ground.

Amid the melee, Sikander Kher makes the greatest impression with his double act, occasionally pulling off the Jim Carrey imitation.

Piyush Mishra, saddled with an ill-defined role, isn’t given enough situations and punchlines to make his presence felt.

Several other actors from the original film – Sugandha Garg, Rahul Singh and Chirag Vohra – get a look-in as well. But that is about it.

The material at their disposal this time around simply does not have the potential to be turned into something that could be consistently watchable.

Absurdist comedies are always difficult to pull off because the line between the droll and the dreary is often dangerously thin.

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive, is seldom on the right side of that line.

For want of the inspired writing that launched the franchise, it rests mostly on deadwood ideas that are as insubstantial as they are prone to rapid disintegration.

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive is best avoided unless a bunch of characters running around in circles is one’s idea of entertainment.

http://movies.ndtv.com/movie-reviews/tere-bin-laden-dead-or-alive-movie-review-1239

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IPC needs thorough revision to meet the needs of 21st century: Pranab Mukherjee-Feb 26, 2016

High Lights:-

The President said that the security of citizens and of property is an essential function of a State and that it is achieved through the instrumentality of criminal law.

The mandate of criminal law is to punish criminals and prevent recurrence of crime. Criminal Law has to be necessarily sensitive to changes in social structure and social philosophy. It has to be a reflection of contemporary social consciousness and a faithful mirror of a civilization underlining the fundamental values on which it rests,” he said.

The President said the ‘rule of law’ is the cardinal principle on which a modern state rests and that it has to be upheld at all times.

The image of the police depends on its ‘actions’, in ensuring prompt, equitable and fair enforcement of laws. The police in our country must go beyond its role of being a law enforcing body. It has to also be a proactive partner in growth and development. The founding fathers of our Constitution had conceived inclusiveness, tolerance, self-restraint, honesty, discipline, respect and protection of women, senior citizens and weaker sections as essential ingredients of our democracy. Our police force must incorporate these features in its functioning,” the President said.


………………….The Speech
Kochi:
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Indian Penal Code (IPC) requires a thorough revision to meet the needs of the 21st century and changes are necessary in the “archaic” police system.

“The IPC has undergone very few changes in the last 155 years. Very few crimes have been added to the initial list of crimes and declared punishable,” he said at the valedictory event on the occasion of the year-long celebrations of the 155th anniversary of IPC.

In the light of the sedition law being applied on JNU students for allegedly raising anti-national slogans, there have been strong calls for either deletion or drastic changes in Section 124 A of IPC dealing with sedition. Underlining the threat posed by economic crimes, Mukherjee said this impeded inclusive growth and national progress.

“It is a challenge to bring all new age offences with its intricacies within the ambit of the criminal law,” he said. According to Mukherjee, the image of police depends on its actions and in ensuring prompt, equitable and fair enforcement of laws.

“The ‘Rule of Law’ is the cardinal principle on which a modern state rests. It has to be upheld at all times. It is incumbent on the law enforcing agencies, particularly the police force, to fulfill its foremost duty of maintaining law and order sincerely and with dedication.

“… The onus is on our law enforcing agencies to work towards transforming the archaic police system and bring it in tune with the requirements of a modern democratic nation,” he said. He suggested some action points in this regard.

“Our police officers must ensure quick redressal of the grievances of the common man. They must partner other stake holders in creating a peaceful and secure atmosphere conducive to progress and development,” Mukherjee said.

He said police “must” go beyond its role of merely being a law enforcing body. “It had also be a proactive partner in growth and development. The founding fathers of our Constitution had conceived inclusiveness, tolerance, self-restraint, honesty, discipline, respect and protection of women, senior citizens and weaker sections as essential ingredients of our democracy.

“Our police force must incorporate these features in its functioning,” Mukherjee said. He also said the emerging threat and challenge from cyber crimes calls for a proactive response from law enforcement agencies.

“This century has witnessed proliferation of technology in wider spaces of human interaction an transaction. It has resulted in greater conveniences but at the same time has led to occurrence of newer types of offences.

“Crimes in the cyberspace like email spoofing, financial fraud, online gambling, match fixing, cyber defamation and cyber stalking call for an ingenuous and proactive response from the law providers,” he said. He lauded the Kerala Directorate of Prosecution for not only organising the event but also strengthening public confidence in the criminal justice system in the state.

The IPC came into operation from January 1, 1862. Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and those from the legal services of the state were present during the event.

With PTI Inputs.

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Karnataka State govt recommends Justice S R Nayak as next Lokayukta; BJP to contest: 24 Feb 2016

BEGALURU: The state government after much delay sent the name of Justice S R Nayak to governor Vajubhai R Vala for his assent on Tuesday even as the BJP has opposed it.

Justice Nayak, who is chairman, State Law Commission and the former chairperson of the State Human Rights Commission, has been knee deep in controversies right from his appointment to the Law Commission to having disproportionate assets complaint lodged against him in the very institution to which is recommended to head.

On February 20, chief minister Siddaramaiah had set aside the suggestions of opposition leaders Jagadish Shettar and K S Eshwarappa, apart from that of chief Justice S K Mukherjee and legislative council chairperson D H Shankarmurthy to appoint Justice Vikramjit Sen as the Lokayukta. The BJP leaders had claimed that Siddaramaiah had convened the consultation meeting for the Lokayukta post as a “formality” and “completion of procedure” only to officially propose the name of Justice Nayak for the post.

With Justice Nayak’s name going to the Governor, the BJP is likely to contest his recommendation on legal grounds and on the allegations of him owning sites illegally We will submit a memorandum to the governor with proof of the several illegalities Justice Nayak has committed in acquiring properties,” said Eshwarappa.

The BJP is also banking upon Vala to reject Justice Nayak’s name basedon the precedence of Justice K L Manjunath, whose nomination was turned down for the Upa Lokayukta’s post.

Who is Justice S R Nayak?

Born on January 1 1945in Kumta, Uttara Kannada district, Justice Nayak completed his BSc from Mysore University and later his LLB and LLM from Bengaluru University. The, now, 71 year old was elevated to the post of a judge to the Karnataka High Court in 1994 and later was transferred to the Andhra Pradesh HC.

He was re-transferred to the Karnataka HC in 2003 and worked till 2005, during which period he took charge as an acting Chief Justice of the HC. He was elevated as the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh in November 2005 and retired as the Chief Justice January 1 2007.

Later he was appointed as the founder chairperson of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on July 25 2007 till July 2012 on completion of five years tenure. He was appointed as the chairperson of the Karnataka Law Commission by the present Congress government in June 2014, which was contested in the HC as any person appointed as an SHRC member or chairperson cannot assume office of the Central or State government agencies. The case is pending before the Supreme Court.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/State-govt-recommends-Justice-S-R-Nayak-as-next-Lokayukta-BJP-to-contest/articleshow/51125027.cms

Related :-

Oppn, civil society cry foul over govt push for Nayak as Lokayukta ; Times of India08-Jan-2016
State govt recommends Justice SR Nayak as next Lokayukta; BJP to
Government set to recommend SR Nayak for Lokayukta post ; The Hindu19-Feb-2016
Questions may be raised if Justice S R Nayak becomes Lokayukta ; Deccan Herald06-Jan-2016
Disproportionate Assets Case Against Justice S R Nayak ; The New Indian Express13-Jan-2016
Siddaramaiah’s pick Nayak to lead Ayukta? ; Deccan Chronicle17-Jan-2016
Sen or Nayak as Lokayukta: Karnataka Government Still in Two Minds ; The New Indian Express06-Jan-2016

 

 

 

 

 

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The High Court has dismissed a district judge A N Hakeem after an inquiry report concluded that there was truth in the charges that he had sexually harassed women employees who had worked under him in various courts during 2008 and 2011

[[01] Judge found guilty of sexual harassment, dismissed

[[02] Karnataka HC dismisses Judge on sexual harassment charge
[[03] Karnataka HC dismisses Judge who showed pornographic content to women employees

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[01] Judge found guilty of sexual harassment, dismissed

Bengaluru, Feb 23, 2016, DHNS:

 The High Court. DH file photo

 The High Court has dismissed a district judge after an inquiry report concluded that there was truth in the charges that he had sexually harassed women employees who had worked under him in various courts during 2008 and 2011.

After a four-year-long probe on a complaint, the High Court on January 22, 2016, dismissed A N Hakeem (57), who was working in Belagavi district.

After perusing the inquiry report submitted in July 2015, the Full Court of the High Court on November 20, 2015, decided to terminate the services of Hakeem who had joined the judicial service as a munsif in 1987.

The probe report, which runs into around 70 pages, stated that Hakeem used to make women employees watch pornographic videos and photos on his official laptop, official sources said.

Hakeem was dismissed after the Inquiry Authority (IA) concluded that his conduct was “unbecoming of a judicial officer” and also amounted to “misconduct” in accordance with the provisions of the Karnataka Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, the sources said.

On November 1, 2011, the then Chief Justice of the High Court received an anonymous letter that stated that women staff were being sexually harassed by Hakeem.
Subsequently, the Chief Justice directed the Vigilance Cell of the High Court to conduct a preliminary inquiry.

After the inquiry was ordered, a woman employee of the judicial department lodged a complaint against Hakeem with the Vigilance Cell on November 8, 2011, accusing him of sexual harassment.

The complaint was serious in nature as the woman had mentioned that Hakeem was forcing women staff to watch pornographic video clips and photos on his official laptop.

Pornographic content

As part of the inquiry, the laptop was seized. With the help of experts, engineers of the High Court’s computer wing retrieved pornographic content stored in the laptop.

As the inquiry progressed, many women employees who had worked under him in different courts between 2008 and 2011 explained how they had been sexually harassed by the judge.

They also narrated how he had misbehaved with them both in his chambers in the court as well as his residence when they had been summoned there for taking dictation.
According to sources, Hakeem raised certain objections during the inquiry claiming that some materials were “inserted” into his laptop by others though he could not provide any evidence of it, sources said.

Citing guidelines of the Supreme Court in the case of Apparel Export Promotion Council of India Vs A K Chopra as well as the orders in the Vishaka case, the Inquiry Authority finally
concluded that the material was sufficient to prove the charge of sexual harassment against Hakeem, the sources said.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/530490/judge-found-guilty-sexual-harassment.html

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Karnataka HC dismisses Judge on sexual harassment charge
NATIONAL » KARNATAKA Updated: February 22, 2016 01:28 IST

Acting tough against harassment against women employees in the judiciary, the Karnataka High Court has dismissed a District Judge from service on charges of sexually harassing women employees.

Fifty-seven-year-old A.N. Hakeem, who was serving in Belagavi district, was dismissed from the service on January 22, 2016 after an inquiry that took nearly four years to complete after receipt of the complaint. He had joined the judicial service as a Munsif in 1987.

Based on the outcome of the inquiry report submitted in July 2015, the Full-Court of the High Court on November 20, 2015 decided to terminate his services.

The inquiry conducted against Mr. Hakeem concluded that he was making women employees watch clippings of pornographic videos and photos on his official laptop.

The tip-off about alleged sexual harassment by the judge was received by the then Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court in the form of an anonymous letter on November 1, 2011. After the Chief Justice asked the High Court’s Vigilance Cell to initiate preliminary inquiry, a woman employee lodged a complaint on November 8, 2011 accusing the judge of sexual harassment.

As the complaint included that the judge was “forcing” women employees to watch clippings of porn videos and photos on the laptop officially allotted to him, the laptop was seized and the engineers of the High Court’s computer wing, with the help of experts, retrieved pornographic materials stored in it. During the inquiry more women employees, who worked under him during 2008-2011 in different courts, disclosed particulars of “exhibition of sexual proclivity” by him.

The women employees revealed the details about how he “misbehaved” with them both at his court’s chamber and at his home, where he used to call them to take dictation.

Besides, Mr. Hakeem was also making adverse remarks on their official work when they did not cooperate for his sexual overture.

Though the judge did not lead any evidence in his support, he raised some objections besides claiming that some materials were “inserted” into his laptop by others.

Stating that the judge had “not” suggested that the “evidences against him were created,” the IA found that woman employees had identified porn photos and videos that they were forced to watch, etc.

Observing that the district judges enjoy unquestionable trust of the colleagues and employees, the Inquiry Authority concluded that the material was sufficient to prove the charge of sexual harassment as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court in the case of Apparel Export Promotion Council of India Vs A.K. Chopra, and Vishaka case verdicts.

Charges were “proved” that the district judge’s conduct was “unbecoming of a judicial officer” and committed “misconduct” as per the Karnataka Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, the IA held.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/karnataka-hc-dismisses-judge-on-sexual-harassment-charge/article8264755.ece

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Karnataka HC dismisses Judge who showed pornographic content to women employees

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