Metrovaartha http://www.metrovaartha.com/ en-us Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0530 Nearly 15,000 voters in Rajasthan are over 100 years old https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74706/nearly-15-000-voters-in-rajasthan-are-over-100-years-old https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74706/nearly-15-000-voters-in-rajasthan-are-over-100-years-old Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:56:08 +0530 ]]>There are 14,976 voters aged 100 years and above in 33 districts of Rajasthan, shows the election commission data. The maximum number of 1,688 such voters are registered in Jhunjhunu district and the lowest 73 are in Baran district. Jaipur | There are 14,976 voters aged 100 years and above in 33 districts of Rajasthan, shows the election commission data.
The maximum number of 1,688 such voters are registered in Jhunjhunu district and the lowest 73 are in Baran district.
These figures have come to the fore in the physical verification of senior voters conducted by state's Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Gupta, an official statement said.
These centenarians will be honoured on the occasion of International Day of Elderly Persons on October 1.
Gupta said that after Jhunjhunu, there are 1,126 voters in Jaipur, 968 in Udaipur, 844 in Bhilwara, 828 in Sikar and 820 in Pali, whose age is 100 years or more.
He said 73 such voters are in Baran, 96 in Churu, 103 in Tonk, 121 in Dholpur, and 153 in Jaisalmer.
The chief electoral officer said these voters would be honoured on International Day of Elderly Persons. Older people who are able to move will be felicitated in public at a function organized in Panchayat Bhawan or school building and those who are not able to move, officials will reach out to them and felicitate them.
The elderly people will be given certificates of appreciation signed by the chief election commissioner, Gupta added. 

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Salman on rumours of charging Rs 1,000 crore for 'Bigg Boss 16': Won't work if I get paid this much https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74705/salman-on-rumours-of-charging-rs-1-000-crore-for--bigg-boss-16---won-t-work-if-i-get-paid-this-much https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74705/salman-on-rumours-of-charging-rs-1-000-crore-for--bigg-boss-16---won-t-work-if-i-get-paid-this-much Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:30:04 +0530 ]]>Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Tuesday dismissed the rumours that he is charging 'Rs 1,000' crore for hosting the latest season of "Bigg Boss", saying he will stop working the day he earns such a whopping amount. Mumbai | Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Tuesday dismissed the rumours that he is charging 'Rs 1,000' crore for hosting the latest season of "Bigg Boss", saying he will stop working the day he earns such a whopping amount.
While he was rumoured to have earned Rs 350 crore for the last season of Colors reality series, a report in July claimed Salman demanded Rs 1,000 crore for the 16th installment.
The actor, whose remuneration is subject to gossip whenever a new chapter of the show is around the corner, also quipped he plans to return the hundreds of crores "that he never got in the first place".
"If I get this amount I will not work in my life... Those Rs 1,000 crore, I was rumoured to be getting this year, I was about to return the money I never got in the first place. So, Colors will be in complete profit," Salman said.
He was in conversation with actor and former "Bigg Boss" winner Gauahar Khan at a press event here.
Alluding to his run-ins with the law, the 56-year-old actor joked he will use the money to pay his lawyers when he earns this much.
"If I am getting this price, I have so many expenses, like the fees of the lawyers. Here Salman earns, here Salman gives. It comes, it goes," he added.
On a serious note, Salman said his salary figure has been "exaggerated".
"There is income tax... The ED (Enforcement Directorate) also notices that and they come. They know the truth," he said.
The "Bharat" star said viewers should expect the unexpected from the upcoming season since Bigg Boss himself is one of the participants this time.
"I don't know what will happen. Whatever will happen will be good. This time the game is different because Bigg Boss is part of the competition. This season will be different, fast and unpredictable." Salman, who has been hosting "Bigg Boss" since 2010, said he has developed an affinity towards the show over the years.
"It's been 12 years now, it's been a long time. I am used to it. I like the game, there is a lot to learn. You get to meet so many people. You protect the ones who are being bullied and bully the one who bullies. In those four months, we develop a bond," he said.
Asked if he will ever enter the Bigg Boss house as a participant, the actor said he has already been playing the game the "right way".
"In the beginning when 'Bigg Boss' had started, people were playing the real game, (they would) show their personality. Then people saw this game and started playing a false game. They think we don't see anything but we can see everything.
"The system of the show is not to be partial at all and make sure no one crosses the boundary. We try to bring real personalities into the house. In the previous seasons, different personalities would come with a notion and then after one-and-half months or so, their true personality would come out," he added.
Tajk singer Abdu Rozik was announced as the first contestant of the new installment. Rozik has sung a song for Salman's upcoming film "Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan", the star said.
The 16th season of "Bigg Boss" will premiere on October 1. The show will air on weekdays at 10 pm and at 9.30 pm on the weekend.

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Maha govt to withdraw bill that curbed Governor powers to appoint VCs in varsities https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74704/maha-govt-to-withdraw-bill-that-curbed-governor-powers-to-appoint-vcs-in-varsities https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74704/maha-govt-to-withdraw-bill-that-curbed-governor-powers-to-appoint-vcs-in-varsities Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:20:40 +0530 ]]>The bill, passed by the legislature last year, empowered the Maharashtra government to recommend to the Governor the names for appointment as vice-chancellors in state universities. The decision to rollback the bill, that amended the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Mumbai | The Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to withdraw a bill moved by the erstwhile Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) administration that curtailed powers of the Governor in the appointment of vice-chancellors in state universities.
The bill, passed by the legislature last year, empowered the Maharashtra government to recommend to the Governor the names for appointment as vice-chancellors in state universities.
The decision to rollback the bill, that amended the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016, was taken at a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
The Act was amended by the previous Shiv Sena-led MVA government. The amendment was aimed at curbing the powers of the Governor with whom the then-Uddhav Thackeray-led government shared an uneasy relationship.
In December 2021, the state legislature passed the bill during the winter session.
The bill was, however, not given an assent on the grounds it was against the provisions of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
“Considering this background, it was decided to take back the bill,” said an official statement issued after the cabinet meeting.
The Governor is the chancellor of universities in the state.
Under the earlier mechanism, a VC was appointed by the chancellor on recommendation of a committee, which comprised a nominee of the chancellor, who is a retired judge of the Supreme Court or HC, principal secretary of the higher and technical education department and director or head of an institute of national repute established by an Act of Parliament.

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Cong issues show cause notice to 3 Gehlot loyalists after party observers seek action https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74703/cong-issues-show-cause-notice-to-3-gehlot-loyalists-after-party-observers-seek-action https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74703/cong-issues-show-cause-notice-to-3-gehlot-loyalists-after-party-observers-seek-action Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:09:43 +0530 ]]>The Congress on Tuesday night issued show cause notices to three Ashok Gehlot loyalists - Rajasthan ministers Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi and MLA Dharmender Rathore - for their "grave indiscipline" and asked them to explain within 10 days why action should not be initiated against them. New Delhi | The Congress on Tuesday night issued show cause notices to three Ashok Gehlot loyalists - Rajasthan ministers Shanti Dhariwal and Mahesh Joshi and MLA Dharmender Rathore - for their "grave indiscipline" and asked them to explain within 10 days why action should not be initiated against them.
The action came two days after 82 MLAs participated in a parallel meeting at Dhariwal's residence in Jaipur laying down conditions to the party and did not attend the official legislature party meeting convened for passing a resolution authorising the Congress chief to appoint a successor to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was to contest the Congress presidential election.
The party's disciplinary committee sent the notices after Congress observers Mallkarjun Kharge and Ajay Maken submitted their written report to party chief Sonia Gandhi charging the three state leaders with "gross indiscipline".
The panel's member secretary Tariq Anwar in the notice to Dhariwal, Joshi and Rathore, referred to Maken's report.
"Prima facie, the above charges are an act of grave indiscipline. Therefore, this show cause notice is being issued seeking your reply within 10 days as to why disciplinary action not be taken against you as per the provisions of the constitution of the Indian National Congress," the notice to all three leaders said.
Anwar in his notice to Dhariwal said that the observers' report has submitted that as parliamentary affairs minister he sits on the dais and is a prominent speaker at all CLP meetings in Rajasthan.
Apart from issuing statements, he has committed grave indiscipline by hosting a parallel MLAs' meeting at his residence "pressuring them not to attend the official meeting", the notice said said "As parliamentary affairs minister, hosting the unofficial meeting confused the Congress MLAs as to which one was convened officially.
"This happened even when Shri Kharge and Shri Maken repeatedly clarified that they have come here to speak to each MLA individually and impartially report to Congress President. No decision would be made in haste. After knowing the views of MLAs, Congress President will discuss them with everyone and take a well-considered decision," the notice said.
Rajasthan PHED minister Mahesh Joshi was told that he, being the Chief Whip, officially informed every Congress MLA for the meeting slated to be held at 7 PM on September 25, 2022 at the Chief Minister's Residence.
"You as Chief Whip have conducted grave indiscipline on two counts. Boycotting the official CLP meeting, even after you had informed (given notice) every Congress MLA to attend it, and by participating and convening a parallel meeting of the MLAs at the time when officially appointed observers were waiting for the official meeting to start.
"As Chief Whip your presence at the unofficial and illegal meeting confused the MLAs as to which one was convened officially, the notice to Joshi said.
In his notice to Rathore, who is the chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Anwar said he as Chairmen of RTDC and a member of the PCC "made all logistical arrangements and were behind the entire planning of the unofficial meeting of the MLAs, held parallel to the official Rajasthan CLP meeting" which is an act of "grave indiscipline".

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SC live-streams proceedings of three Constitution benches, gets over eight lakhs viewers https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74702/sc-live-streams-proceedings-of-three-constitution-benches--gets-over-eight-lakhs-viewers https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74702/sc-live-streams-proceedings-of-three-constitution-benches--gets-over-eight-lakhs-viewers Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:07:20 +0530 ]]>In a first, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took a giant leap towards transparency and accessibility as it live streamed proceedings of three constitution benches simultaneously through its webcast and video streaming on "YouTube" which was watched by more than eight lakh viewers. New Delhi | In a first, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took a giant leap towards transparency and accessibility as it live streamed proceedings of three constitution benches simultaneously through its webcast and video streaming on "YouTube" which was watched by more than eight lakh viewers.
The Supreme Court in its official communication called it "Truly, a historic day".
"This is a humble beginning and the attempts will now be made to live stream proceedings in all important matters before live streaming of all the proceedings becomes the order of the day," the top court said.
The apex court added that its "statistics show that more than eight lakh viewers watched the proceedings before the three constitution benches''.
It said that the decision to live-stream the proceedings of the Constitution benches was taken by the full court on September 20, 2022, and soon thereafter trial runs were undertaken by the registry.
"The technical support teams ensured that the live streaming was without any obstruction or difficulty and was completely seamless", the press statement said, adding that this step will go a long way in overcoming barriers of distance and provide to citizens from every nook and corner of the country opportunity to watch the Supreme Court proceedings.
Proceedings of three constitution benches including a bench headed by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit, which heard and reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitution amendment providing 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) persons in admissions and government jobs.
The second five-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud heard a batch of petitions related to the Maharashtra political crisis and allowed the Election Commission to go ahead with the hearing of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde group's plea seeking recognition as the real Shiv Sena and allocation of the party's bow-and-arrow poll symbol to it.
The third five-judge bench was headed by Justice SK Kaul which considered questions, including whether a pre-enrollment examination can be prescribed by the Bar Council of India under the Advocates Act, 1961.
On Monday, a bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit said the top court will soon have its own "platform" to live-stream its proceedings instead of having to use YouTube.
On August 26, for the first time since its inception, the Supreme Court live-streamed proceedings of a bench headed by then Chief Justice (since retired) N V Ramana through a webcast portal.
It was a ceremonial proceeding as Justice Ramana was to demit office that day.
During the COVID pandemic times, when the top court had curtailed its functioning and was mostly working through virtual mode, then Chief Justice NV Ramana started live streaming of proceedings of various courts for journalists.
Exactly four years ago, on September 27, 2018, the then Chief Justice of India CJI Dipak Misra, heading a bench delivered the landmark judgement on a live telecast or webcast of important proceedings in matters of constitutional importance, saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant".
It had said as a pilot project, only a specified category of cases that are of constitutional or national importance and are being argued before a constitution bench should be live streamed.
The top court had said that sensitive cases such as those dealing with matrimonial disputes or sexual assault should not be live streamed.
Recently, activist-lawyer Indira Jaising, who had also filed a separate petition in 2018, seeking live streaming of the court proceedings has written a letter to CJI UU Lalit seeking implementation of the 2018 verdict and live broadcast of proceedings of constitution bench cases heard by the apex court.
Justice Chandrachud, who was also one of the authors of the 2018 verdict along with now-retired Justice AM Khanwilkar and then Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on July 31 while speaking at a valedictory ceremony of the first All India District Legal Service Authorities said that judicial institution has to give up resistance to adopting modern means of communication to reach out to the masses and earn the respect of the community at large, or else it will "lose the game".
While referring to tools like social media platforms, he has said that the courts have been "reticent" to modern means of communication.
He was of the view that judges and judiciary have to "shed their fear", whether it is about using platforms like Twitter and Telegram, which are now widely prevalent, or the live streaming of proceedings.
"There is a world of accountability at large and I think we can earn the respect of the community at large provided we adopt and come on the platforms which are so prevalent in the society. The judicial system cannot be left behind if we are to be the harbinger of change," Justice Chandrachud had said.
He had added, "Unless, we as a judicial institution, shake this resistance to adopting these means of communications, which are so widespread in our society today, we would perhaps lose the game and I do believe that we are already in the process of losing the game unless we shake this fear as to what would happen if we use modern means of communication".

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Registration of IMEI number of all mobile phones must before sale in India from next year https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74701/registration-of-imei-number-of-all-mobile-phones-must-before-sale-in-india-from-next-year https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74701/registration-of-imei-number-of-all-mobile-phones-must-before-sale-in-india-from-next-year Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:05:20 +0530 ]]>The government has made the registration of IMEI number of all mobile phones mandatory before their sale in India on its anti-counterfeit and lost handset blocking portal from January 1, 2023. New Delhi | The government has made the registration of IMEI number of all mobile phones mandatory before their sale in India on its anti-counterfeit and lost handset blocking portal from January 1, 2023.
According to a notification dated September 26, all mobile phones, whether made locally or imported, will need to be registered and get IMEI (International mobile equipment identity number) certificates from the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal that is run by the Department of Telecommunications.
"The manufacturer shall register the international mobile equipment identity number of every mobile phone manufactured in India with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the government of India in the Department of Telecommunications prior to the first sale of the mobile phone," the notification said.
The notification has been issued under the Prevention of Tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2022.
Every mobile phone comes with a unique 15-digit IMEI number which serves as unique ID of the device.
There have been concerns over inability to track lost mobile phones due to the presence of counterfeit devices with the same IMEI on telecom network.
The government has launched the Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) project to block and trace lost or stolen mobile phones and added Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction (ICDR) system to curb proliferation of such handsets .
At present only blocking facilities of stolen or lost mobiles are available on the portal.
The CEIR project is working to resolve the issue of lost mobile phones by addressing the issue of counterfeit devices as well.
With the fresh notification, IMEI number of even imported devices will need to be registered on ICDR system, and obtaining IMEI certificates will be mandatory for the import of mobile devices through various customs ports.
"The international mobile equipment identity number of the mobile phone imported in India for sale, testing, research or any other purpose shall be registered by the importer with the Indian Counterfeited Device Restriction portal of the government of India in the Department of Telecommunications prior to import of mobile phone into the country," the notification said.
The ICDR system has been operational since January 28, 2020. It can be accessed through a web portal for registration and generation of IMEI certificates without paying any charges.
The new system has replaced the old IMEI cloning and duplication restriction system, which was operated and maintained by the Mobile Standard Alliance of India (MSAI)-- a private body.
MSAI is no longer authorised for registration, generation or issue of IMEI certificates and the government directly operates the system. 

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Undertrial prisoner molests doctor inside Mandoli jail, case lodged https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74700/undertrial-prisoner-molests-doctor-inside-mandoli-jail--case-lodged https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74700/undertrial-prisoner-molests-doctor-inside-mandoli-jail--case-lodged Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:00:59 +0530 ]]>An undertrial prisoner allegedly molested a 31-year-old doctor at Mandoli jail here and also tried to rape her. The incident took place on Monday when the junior resident doctor was conducting a regular check up of all the inmates. New Delhi | An undertrial prisoner allegedly molested a 31-year-old doctor at Mandoli jail here and also tried to rape her, police said on Tuesday.
The incident took place on Monday when the junior resident doctor was conducting a regular check up of all the inmates, they said.
The accused hid himself in the bathroom and later allegedly molested her. He even tried to rape her. But the doctor raised an alarm and alerted the security staff. She managed to push him away and ran outside, a senior police officer said.
The inmate was immediately apprehended," a jail official said.
The police received information about the incident from the jail's deputy superintendent, officials said.
The doctor was contacted and counselled. Her medical examination was also conducted, a senior police officer said.
A case was registered under section 376 (rape), 511 (attempt to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life, or imprisonment, and in such attempt doing any act towards the commission of the offence) 307 (attempt to murder), 35 (When such act is criminal by reason of its being done with a criminal knowledge or intention) and 506 (criminal intimidation), the officer said.
The accused is in jail in two cases of crime against women. He has been convicted in a 2020 case registered at Yamuna Depot Metro police station, he added.
Jail authorities said they have increased security around the barracks to prevent any such incident in the future. 

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Model policy soon for opening more film theatres https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74699/model-policy-soon-for-opening-more-film-theatres https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74699/model-policy-soon-for-opening-more-film-theatres Tue, 27 Sep 2022 22:57:53 +0530 ]]>The Centre will encourage opening new theatres to ensure that film goers have more avenues to enjoy the magic of movies on the big screen, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra said. New Delhi | The Centre will encourage opening new theatres to ensure that film goers have more avenues to enjoy the magic of movies on the big screen, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra said on Tuesday.
Speaking at the inaugural session of FICCI Frames in Mumbai, Chandra said the Centre will also work with state governments to formulate a 'Model Theatre Policy' with an aim to reverse the decline in the number of theatres across the country.
Chandra said the recent experiment of bringing down movie ticket prices to Rs 75 to mark the National Cinema Day had seen filmgoers flock to theatres in huge numbers.
"This shows that if price points are right, people can afford theatres. The craving to go to the theatres is there. So we need to work on how we can bring people back to theatres," Chandra said.
"We will assign the Film Facilitation Office to work with 'Invest India' to come up with a single-window portal for opening theatres so that more and more theatres can come up and the public gets more avenues to watch the magic of films," he said.
The secretary said he also had a fruitful meeting with some stalwarts of the film industry on Monday on the proposed amendments to the Cinematograph Act.
"All stakeholders present supported the proposed amendments for introduction of anti-piracy provisions and age classification with UA category," Chandra said.
Chandra said with the support of the film industry, the government plans to table the amended Bill in the winter session of Parliament.

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Xi Jinping appears in public first time after returning from SCO summit; Visits party exhibition https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74698/xi-jinping-appears-in-public-first-time-after-returning-from-sco-summit--visits-party-exhibition https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74698/xi-jinping-appears-in-public-first-time-after-returning-from-sco-summit--visits-party-exhibition Tue, 27 Sep 2022 22:55:20 +0530 ]]>Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday visited an exhibition of the Communist Party, appearing in public for the first time after his return from the SCO summit on September 16, which sparked rumours about his absence from the limelight ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling party. Beijing | Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday visited an exhibition of the Communist Party, appearing in public for the first time after his return from the SCO summit on September 16, which sparked rumours about his absence from the limelight ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling party.
Xi on Tuesday visited an exhibition on the great achievements of the Communist Party of China and the country over the past decade, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Speaking at the exhibition, he called for concerted efforts to forge ahead determinedly toward a new victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the report said.
Accompanied by No. 2 leader and Premier Li Keqiang and other top CPC officials, Xi went around the exhibition.
In his speech, Xi highlighted CPC's and China's achievements under his leadership during the past 10 years.
The Party and the State have made historic achievements and undergone historic changes, providing a more perfect system, a more solid material foundation and more active spiritual power to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, he said.
"We should widely publicise the strategic initiatives, transformative practices, breakthroughs and landmark achievements over the past 10 years, and publicise the milestone significance of the great changes" in the last decade in the history of the Party, the history of new China, he said.
This is the first time official media reported on his public appearance after his return home from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on September 16.
Observers say that Xi not being seen in public may have been due to seven days mandatory quarantine in a designated place followed by a three-day home stay as per the official guidelines for those returning from abroad under the Dynamic Zero COVID policy, firmly advocated by Xi himself.
His absence sparked rumours of tensions within the CPC which is all set to hold its once-in-a-five-year Congress on October 16 in which 69-year-old Xi is widely expected to get endorsement for a record third-term.
Scotching rumours and speculation over tensions within the CPC over Xi's continuation, the party on Sunday announced that all delegates totalling nearly 2,300 were "elected" for the Congress under the guidelines set by Xi.
A total of 2,296 delegates were "elected" to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the CPC to be held on October 16, the party said in a statement.
The delegates were elected under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and in accordance with the Party's Constitution, adopting methods required by the CPC Central Committee, it said.
The Congress, in which Xi is expected to get endorsed for an unprecedented third term, is being held amid a big purge of top security officials, stated to be part of a political clique opposed to the Chinese President.
Three security officials were sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve this week for corruption, raising eyebrows about the sudden surge of punishments ahead of the Congress.
Sun Lijun, former vice minister of public security who was accused of heading a political clique opposed to Xi, was sentenced to death on Friday with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, manipulating the stock market and illegally possessing firearms by the Intermediate People's Court of Changchun in northeast China's Jilin Province.
A day before that the same court sentenced Fu Zhenghua, former Justice Minister and one of China's most powerful police chiefs, to death with a two-year reprieve for indulging in corruption amounting to USD 17.3 million and abuse of power.
Hours later, the same court gave a similar sentence to former Jiangsu official Wang Like. He was also sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery, conniving with criminal gangs and faking identity cards, official media here reported.
Since he came to power in 2012, Xi has carried out a shock and awe anti-corruption campaign in which over a million officials, including dozens of top military officers, were punished.
The CPC holds a Congress every five years. But this year's Congress is regarded as significant, as it is a leadership change year for the century-old party.
Xi, heading the party, the military and Presidency, is due to complete his 10-year tenure.
As per the norm widely followed since the death of party founder Mao Zedong in 1976, all Xi's predecessors strictly followed a 10-year tenure keeping up with the directive of Mao's successor Deng Xiaoping.
Deng, regarded as Paramount Leader for his pragmatic social and economic policies introducing market reforms diluting socialist ideology, directed the leaders to strictly confine to a 10-year tenure to ensure the emergence of new and collective leadership to avert some of the excesses like the Cultural Revolution pursued by Mao in which millions of people were killed in the name of ideological experimentation.
Indications are that Xi, who is conferred with the title of "core leader" like Mao, is expected to continue in power for a third term and perhaps for life, which reportedly caused consternation among some of the 96-million-member strong party. 

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CBI arrests businessman Vijay Nair in Delhi Excise Policy case https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74697/cbi-arrests-businessman-vijay-nair-in-delhi-excise-policy-case https://www.english.metrovaartha.com/news/74697/cbi-arrests-businessman-vijay-nair-in-delhi-excise-policy-case Tue, 27 Sep 2022 22:52:47 +0530 ]]>CBI arrested businessman Vijay Nair on Tuesday in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy scam case in which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also an accused. Nair was arrested for his alleged role in "cartelisation" and "conspiracy" related to alleged irregularities in the allocation of liquor licence in the national capital. New Delhi | The CBI arrested businessman Vijay Nair on Tuesday in connection with the Delhi Excise Policy scam case in which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is also an accused, officials said.
Nair, who was abroad for quite some time, was called for questioning at the agency office on Tuesday, they said.
Sources said Nair was arrested for his alleged role in "cartelisation" and "conspiracy" related to alleged irregularities in the allocation of liquor licence in the national capital.
The FIR has alleged that Arjun Pandey, an associate of Sisodia, had once collected about Rs 2-4 crore in cash from liquor businessman Sameer Mahendru on behalf of Nair, former CEO of Only Much Louder, an entertainment and event management company.

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