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Obama nominates Indian-American as district court judge

United States President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian-American counsel to the key post of US District Court judge for Washington, DC. Announcing Amit Privardhan Mehta’s......

Exclusive: 'No grey areas with Modi, he is focussed on objectives'

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad believes governance is finally on track. An exclusive chat with Rashme Sehgal. An expansive Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister with joint charge of law and justice and......

US captures prime suspect in Benghazi consulate attack

The White House has ruled out sending Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a key suspect in the attacks at the United States consulate in Benghazi in September 2012, to the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention......

President Pranab's address to Parliament: The transcript

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday addressed the first joint sitting of Parliament as mandatorily required under the Constitution after the general elections. The address is the political,......

'I did a revolution, got branded as a criminal'

'Did you see my pamphlet?' Andimuthu Raja, the 2G scam-tainted DMK MP from Nilgiri, asks Rediff.com's Saisuresh Sivaswamy. 'Two things are very clear. One, that I did not have any disproportionate......

FM refuses to rule out sovereign bonds

A sovereign bond float continued to be among the range of options to address the current account deficit (CAD), Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday, even as former Finance Minister......

US immigration bill to reduce deficit by $175 bn in 10 years

The US immigration bill, which is awaiting passage by the Senate, will reduce the American budgetary deficit by $175 billion in 10 years, an independent Congressional report has said. The......

Hope dims for H-1B visa holders' spouses

Hopes are fading that the immigration reform bill will allow H-1B visa holders’ spouses who are on H-4 status to work legally in the United States.“They would only be able to apply for......

COLUMN: Are we reinventing journalism?

An FTC discussion paper proposes radical measures such as tightening copyright laws to prevent search engines from showing news search results without paying the newspaper concerned, and enabling......

Indian-origin law student courts trouble at Rajat Gupta trial

An Indian-origin law student, who has regularly been attending the insider trading trial of ex-McKinsey head Rajat Gupta, got into trouble with the court after she sent to the presiding judge three......

Hope IOC assists India to return to Olympic fold: Jitendra

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh asked the International Olympic Committee to "assist" in bringing India back into the Olympic fold and said that the country is at "crossroads" as far as sports......

Serie A club Napoli's offices raided by finance police

Italian finance police raided Serie A club Napoli's head offices on Wednesday, taking away a number of documents in an investigation into possible foul play. Four officers from the finance police,......

IOA welcomes FIH's decision to conduct Olympics Qualifiers

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) welcomed FIH's decision to conduct next year's Olympic Qualifiers in India and said by recognising only Hockey India as the National Federation for the sport, the......

HI-IHF pact 'bizarre live-in relationship': IOA

Calling the working agreement between Hockey India and the Indian Hockey Federation a "bizarre live-in relationship", IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Tuesday said the two federations......

Federer eases past friend Melzer into Wimbledon quarters

Six-times champion Roger Federer showed a ruthless streak against one of his best friends on tour when he destroyed Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 for a place in the quarter-finals at......

  People speak for federal judiciary

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Q. In what respect the Indian federal system is similar to that of the United States?(a) Method of distribution of powers between centre and the States (b) Procedure of creation of new states (c) Position of judiciary(d) Representation of States in the upper house of the federal legislature
Octopus:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/in-what-respect-the-indian-federal-system-is-similar-to-that/22427257/answers/

Octopus
Q. President of India today is too ceremonial; in times of crisis such as what is being faced by Indians with corruption at the highest levels this would be an appropriate measure. If this is done then there is no need for another office called "Lokpal (Ombudsman)" Indian President should take over Powers to control corruption charges at Federal level (including, Legislature, Armed Forces, Judiciary) through investigative arms like CVC, CBI & at State levels through Governors & Lokayuktas. Like PM of India President of India is also indirectly elected by the people of India. -Discuss
Octopus:  A. Yes but it is said that our President also works at the instructions of Congress supremo.... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/president-of-india-today-is-too-ceremonial-in-times-of-crisi/22427257/answers/20210488

venkatesaldevarajan
Q. After the second world war, 200 + countries got independence. In 1947, India had more than 600 independent states; in a very short time and without much of blood letting, they were assimilated in the body of Indian state. Like India, no other country has got democracy, freedom of speech and independent judiciary and that too with a Billion people. In addition, we are the second fastest growing economy after China. Do you feel that very few Indians appreciate such great achievements of the founding fathers of our country?
Venkatesaldevarajan:  A. gotta to love the PEOPLE I agree 20000% on every count, the diversity here's awesome, but not the system. Decentralization is a BAD idea,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/after-the-second-world-war-200--countries-got-independence.-/20210481/answers/15702778

Sankar  Mitra
Q. what are the duties of Election Commissioners in India....?
Sankar Mitra:  A. The commission presently consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners,appointed by the president.The Election...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-are-the-duties-of-election-commissioners-in-india..../15629107/answers/14274619

  Web results for Federal Judiciary
Suspected Jewish Museum gunman charged with terrorist-linked murder

Brussels: A Frenchman suspected of carrying out a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged Wednesday with "murder in a terrorist... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/suspected-jewish-museum-gunman-charged-with-terrorist-linked-murder_951299.html
Sentencing of Messrs. Thulani Rudolf Maseko and Bheki Makhubu to two years of prison

New information SWZ 001 / 0314 / OBS 023.5 Sentencing / Arbitrary detention Swaziland July 25, 2014 The Observatory for the Protection... ...

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/swaziland-sentencing-messrs-thulani-rudolf-maseko-and-bheki-makhubu-two-years-prison
Martial law challenged in Pakistan court

Pakistan government's decision to call Army for security in Islamabad was on Monday challenged in a court. The imposition of Article 245 (to... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/martial-law-challenged-pakistan-court-817
Silence From Modi, Great Social Media Mogul

(Mani Shankar Aiyar is a Congress MP in the Rajya Sabha) Eleven Shiv Sainiks go on the rampage in New Maharashtra Sadan, stuffing chapattis down... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/article/opinion/mani-talk-silence-from-modi-great-social-media-mogul-566719?pfrom=home-topstories
NWC Issues Report Blasting Chamber of Commerce's Attempt to Undermine Major Federal Anti-Fraud Law

The FCA is widely acknowledged as America's most effective anti-fraud law. It encourages whistleblowers to report fraud in government contracting,... ...

http://www.webnewswire.com/node/3606998

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