Petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices skyrocket again
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-10-2021; Petrol prices in Delhi peaked at 102.14 per liter and 108.19 in Mumbai, according to a price notice from state-owned fuel retailers, making it the fourth once the government raises prices, which will undoubtedly have a cascading effect on the prices of other essentials.
Petrol and diesel prices skyrocketed across the country after rates rose again by 25 paise and 30 paise per liter, respectively. The price of CNG has also increased by Rs 2.28 per kg and that of cooking gas by Rs 2.10 in Delhi.
Along with rising petrol prices, diesel prices reached a record high of 90.47 yen in Delhi and 98.16 yen per liter in Mumbai. The price hike follows international oil prices that soared nearly three years ago, when global production disruptions forced energy companies to extract more crude oil from their inventories.
The fourth rate hike this week has pushed gasoline prices above 100 in most of the country’s major cities. Also, the seventh price increase in nine days has pushed diesel prices above 100 yen in several cities in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
State-owned companies Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) resumed their daily price revisions on September 24 after international oil prices approached their highest level since three years ago. The world’s benchmark Brent crude is trading above $ 78 a barrel. India relies on imports to meet almost 85% of its oil needs and therefore compares local fuel prices with international oil prices.
Uncle and nephew can’t use the same Bangla symbol, says EC
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-10-2021; The Election Commission intervened in the dispute of uncles and nephews of the Lok Janshakti party by ordering that the two factions of the Lok Janshakti party (LJP), led by the Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras and the Lok Sabha MP, Chirag Paswan, cannot use the name or symbol of the party for the next bye-election of the Bihar Assembly.
The interim order would cover the period of by-elections in the Assembly constituencies of Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur and would continue until the EC makes a final decision on the dispute, according to the order.
Both Parties had resold the name and symbol of the LJP, but with the deadline for nominating candidates for the second round of October 8, the EC will declare that “the time available is not sufficient to ensure due process. “Paswan had requested, in his October 1 oral presentations, a decision by October 8, according to the order. The elections were announced on September 28 and the vote is scheduled for October 30.
The EC said “… in order to put the two rival groups on the same keel and protect their rights and interests, and based on past priority,” the two groups will not be able to use the LJP name and symbol ” bungalow “, which is reserved for celebrations in Bihar.
The two groups could choose their own names and choose symbols from the list of available symbols notified by the EC, the EC said. Groups were invited to submit names and three symbol choices before Monday afternoon. In addition, they were asked to submit documents in support of their request for party representation before November 5.
After the death of LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan last year, his son, Chirag Paswan, and his brother, Paras, claimed the leadership of the party. Paras wrote to the EC on June 14, claiming to be the leader of the LJP in Parliament, according to the order. Chirag Paswan informed the EC in a series of letters of the party’s suspension of five deputies, including Paras. Chirag Paswan reiterated his claim to be party chairman on September 10, the EC said.
Government clears seven names as HC judges
Daily NEWS Summary | 02-10-2021; India’s Chief Justice N.V. Ramana said that the government had so far cleared seven of the 106 names recommended as Supreme Court judges by the Panel since May. Of the nine new Judges of various superior courts suggested by the Collegium to the government last May, the latter authorized one.
“Since May, my team has so far recommended the appointment of 106 judges and nine new chief justices to various higher courts. The government has so far authorized seven names of the 106 judges and one of the nine chief justices. I hope the government will clarify the rest of the names very soon, ”Chief Justice Ramana said.
CJI noted, however, that Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju had agreed to deal with the rest of the names within a short period of time. Chief Justice Ramana spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the six-week “Pan-Indian Legal Awareness and Awareness Campaign” organized by the National Legal Services Authority.
The CJI speech was delivered in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Rijiju and Supreme Court justices and members of the Collegium Justices U.U. Lalit and A.M. Khanwilkar. CJI said the appointments, because they emanate from the government, would to some extent address questions of treatment in High Courts.
“I seek the cooperation and support of the government to enable access to justice and strengthen democracy,” Chief Justice Ramana said. CJI said the nation’s effort must be to carry the banner of justice to its most remote corner and to the weakest person.
Chief Justice Ramana said inclusive growth can only be achieved through equal and inclusive access to justice. Unequal access to justice leads to greater gaps in the social fabric. In addition to treatment, vacancies and the backlog of thousands of cases, the pandemic has exposed deep-seated issues in society.
“The lack of medical care, the eviction from the house and the uncertainty about the next meal are all due to a lack of justice,” Chief Justice Ramana said.
President Kovind congratulated the legal services authorities for reaching the poorest in the country. She stressed the need for more female lawyers to participate in legal aid services in order to provide legal aid to more women.
“As a country, our goal is to move from ‘women’s development’ to ‘women-led development’. Therefore, increasing the number of women in national legal services institutions is as important as reaching as many female beneficiaries as possible, ”said the president.
CJI said socio-economic growth would be impossible to achieve without equitable access to justice.
Covid Updates: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 3,388,10,758 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a death toll of 4,48,818.