Ganga, Yamuna are ‘living human entities’, rules Uttarakhand HC
India > Ganga, Yamuna > Mar 21
In a landmark judgement, the Uttarakhand High Court has declared Ganga and Yamuna, two of the country’s most sacred rivers, as “living human entities”. “Holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna have been declared to be treated as a living human entities,” said a division bench of Justices Rajeev Sharma and Alok Singh of the High Court.
Supreme Court says Ayodhya land dispute a ‘sentimental’ issue, suggests mediation route
India > Ayodhya land > Mar 21
Describing the Ram Mandir as a “sensitive” and “sentimental” issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that it would be best if the contentious issue is settled amicably. The suggestion from the top court comes after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy sought urgent hearing on the Ayodhya dispute. The court called upon parties concerned to sit together to arrive at a consensus, and asked Swamy to consult the parties and inform it about the decision on March 31.
BJP's Adityanath sworn in as UP chief minister with 2 deputies
India > UP chief minister > Mar 19
Five-time Parliamentarian , the BJP's Adityanath, was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh's chief minister along with 49 ministers, in a ceremony graced by a plethora of BJP luminaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior opposition politicians and a raft of sadhus, sanyasis and sanyasinis.
Unions to oppose VRS for SBI associates' employees
Banks > VRS > Mar 17
Bank unions said they will strongly oppose any voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) that is likely to be announced soon for the employees of five associate banks of State Bank of India, which will be merged on April 1.
CEOs of IDBI Bank and Indian Bank to swap banks from next fiscal year
Banks > CEOs > Mar 20
The swapping of CEOs of the Indian Bank and IDBI BankBSE -0.64 %, aimed at reviving the latter that suffered losses stemming from mounting bad loans, is likely to be effective from the beginning of the next fiscal year.