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    • Vigilance DGP’s Phone Tapping: Crime Branch To P...

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      Thiruvananthapuram,  (PTI) Kerala government today informed the Assembly that the Crime Branch would probe the complaints of alleged phone tapping and hacking of emails of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) chief DGP Jacob Thomas.

      Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said tapping of phone calls of politicians and officials was not the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s policy and any kind of illegal hacking was an offence.

      He was replying to a notice for an adjournment motion by Congress-led UDF opposition over the reported complaint of Thomas to state police chief Loknath Behera that his phone calls were being tapped and emails hacked.

      “Jacob Thomas has not raised any such allegation or complaint. He just brought to the notice of DGP about media reports that his phone calls were being tapped and emails hacked and expressed his concern over this,” Vijayan said.

      Thomas’s request was to take action if the allegations were found to be true, he said.

      Stating that phone calls were usually tapped by the investigating agencies on matters related to national security and integrity, the Chief Minister said any kind of illegal tapping and hacking was an offence.


    • Hemant Gupta Elevated As Acting CJ Of Patna HC...

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      New Delhi,  (PTI) Justice Hemant Gupta, senior-most judge of the Patna High Court, was today elevated as its acting chief justice.

      A Law Ministry notification issued here said Justice Gupta has been appointed as acting chief justice consequent upon the retirement of Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari on October 29.

      Out of the total 24 high courts, three are now headed by an acting chief justice.

      Besides Patna, the other high courts are Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh/Telangana.

    • 7th Pay Commission latest news: Government likely ...

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      New Delhi, : The second meeting of senior government officials with central government employees unions leader has already started in New Delhi over the hike in their minimum wage. The meeting started at 4:00 pm and will end in few hours after which a major announcement is expected today. Most of the central government employees believe that the in spite of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley‘s promise, the government had not done enough for them and the government has not cared to make any attempt to hike minimum pay till date. The high-level meeting between the Additional Secretary (Expenditure), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side) NJCA, was earlier postponed and it was held today at 4:00 PM.

      In the meeting, the NJCA Secretary Shiv Gopal Mishra is also present along with senior other officials. Earlier there was a similar meeting held in which senior officers failed to arrive at any decision for hiking the minimum pay of central government employees. Shiv Gopal Mishra was earlier reported saying that, the government has assured us they will act in minimum pay, but so far nothing had happened. After the 7thPay Commission recommendations…

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