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India heads down right path of economic reforms at wrong speed

In recent weeks, India’s government has shown unusual amounts of energy in pushing through

long-awaited economic reforms. The last session of Parliament — cut short when several MPs

tested positive for Covid-19 — was exceptionally productive. Two labour-law amendments were

passed, as was a package of measures addressing the agricultural sector.

Government to borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in second half of 2020-21

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday said the government will borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the

second half of the current fiscal to meet its expenditure requirement amid COVID-19 crisis

afflicting the country’s economy.

The government is sticking to Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing target for the current fiscal, Economic

Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj said.

Lack of jurisdiction cannot decide transfer of criminal cases, says Supreme Court.

Section 406(1) in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973(1) state that Whenever it is made to

appear to the Supreme Court that an order under this section is expedient for the ends of justice,

it may direct that any particular case or appeal be transferred from one High Court to another

High Court or from a Criminal Court subordinate to one High Court to another Criminal Court of

equal or superior jurisdiction subordinate to another High Court.

The Single Bench of Justice V. Ramasubramanian passed this Judgment on a petition filed by

Kaushik Chatterjee, seeking transfer of three criminal cases from the Additional Judicial

Magistrate, Gurugram, Haryana, to any competent court in New Delhi.

Special Court acquits all 32 accused in Babri Masjid demolition case; sweets distributed at

Joshi’s hous

A special CBI court today acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani,

MurliManohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, of criminal conspiracy charges almost 28 years after the

Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya.

Special CBI Court judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, in his 2,000-page judgment, said that he found

that evidences against the accused were not strong enough and that the Babri Mosque demolition

incident was not preplanned.

Ayodhya’sBabri Masjid was demolished by karsevaks on December 6, 1992.

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