Major News and Events of 07 May 2014
What Happened on 07 May 2014
Modi denied permission to hold a rally in Varanasi
8th phase of elections witness brisk polling in all states, except in Baramulla, J&K
Tripura HC terminates services of 10,323 teachers
Amit Shah's name cleared in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case
No penalty on pre-payment of floating loans: RBI
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has requested the Election Commission of India (ECI), to ban the live telecast of rallies in Bengal, held on a polling day in the state. As per media reports, Modi will be addressing three rallies in West Bengal, and even the CM Mamata Banerjee will be addressing four rallies in the state. The CPM has also stated, that the telecast of the Varanasi rally on 24 April was incorrect.
As per media reports, Narendra Modi was denied the permission to hold a rally and other meetings in Varanasi. Modi was scheduled to hold a rally and a Ganga aarti at the Ghats, along with a meeting with some important people from the city at a hotel. All these have been denied on the basis of maintenance of law and order. BJP has taken a strict stand of this. Later, Modi was allowed to hold four out of the five events that were scheduled to take place in Varanasi.
In the 8th phase of the Lok Sabha polls, Bengal saw 72% voter turnout and Bihar witnessed 50% turnout till 4:00 pm, as per media reports. Early in the day, EC asked the Priyanka Vadra's secretary to leave Amethi, after complaints from the BJP candidate Smriti Irani, stating that she was trying to influence voters. The polling for 64 seats was held, and brisk polling was observed in all states except the Baramulla constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Tripura High Court has put an end to the services of 10,323 government-appointed school teachers, as per media reports. The court has also asked for fresh recruitment to be done by December, this year. The decision came after allegations of unfair means of recruitment came into light. As many as 1,100 post graduate and more than 4,600 teachers at graduate level and around same number in the under graduate level were appointed in the last three years by the government.
The CBI has informed a special court, that there is no sufficient evidence against Modi aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan. Though, the CBI has charged the IB officers and the police in the encounter case. The fact remains, that Amit Shah has charges of murder and conspiracy in two more fake encounters of Tulsiram Prajapati and Sohrabuddin Shaikh.
RBI has restricted the banks from imposing any penalty on individual borrowers who do pre-payment of floating loans. As per media reports, the Central Bank stated that the banks will not be allowed to impose foreclosure charges with immediate effect. At present, it is upto 2% of an outstanding loan.