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Defining article 175

Article 175 does empower the Governor to address and send messages to the House or Houses (in states with a Legislative Council). The Governor can send messages “whether with respect to a Bill then pending in the Legislature or otherwise”, and the House “shall with all convenient dispatch consider any matter required by the message to be taken into consideration”.

However, as held by the Supreme Court in many cases, the power of the Governor is not absolute. He is bound to act on the advice of the state cabinet. In its landmark judgment in Union of India vs Valluri Basavaiah Chaudhary and Others, a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court in 1979 held that the Governor was a “constitutional had of the State Executive, and has, therefore, to act on the advice of the Council of Ministers”.

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A reproduction of the actual article which appeared onlineFAKE NEWS Reports PUBLISHED IN US Websites

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes” -Mark Twain

As a news reporter, Mark Twain planted many a false story in the newspapers. In 1864, he even left Nevada in an extreme hurry to save himself from a duel-fight with someone against whom he had written a hoax news report.

Hence, this celebrated writer was absolutely true when he made the above observation. False news stories do become global sensations while the original ones don’t spread over the city’s boundary. Just see what impact the false “Assam Rape Festival” story had had. It created global ripples!

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Satsang - A novel plane of living

Satsang is a charitable philanthropic man making institution of world repute with millions of devotees and disciples belonging to various cast, creeds, communities and religious faiths in different walks of life from every nook and corner of the world with its headquarters at Satsang Nagar, Deoghar, Jharkhand. The life force of the institution is Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra who is regarded as the living embodiment of infinite love and knowledge by devotees.

In the year 1946 Sri Sri Thakur all of sudden came to Deoghar at the Add a comment Read more...

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The last words of comfort

Palliative Care in Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

Though a cure for cancer is yet to be found by scientists and experts, every care is now taken to ensure that the incurable does not suffer the pangs and agonies and breathes his last comfortably. This is how Cachar Cancer Hospital and ResearchCentre located at Meherpur Silchar has made this its prime concern under the able guidance and leadership of 

Dr. Ravi Kannan, Director. There has been a stream of professional visitors from home and abroad with specializationin palliative care to this centre of cancer treatment. Among them mention may be made of Priya Patel, Director of Operations and Mayank Singhal, Director of Development, India Run for Hope, USA.

Their organization extended support to the palliative care unit of the Hospital through the Indo-American Cancer Association. Dr. Meg O’ Brien, Director, Global Access to

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The Rekindling of Old Flames

Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee with GJM leaders in Darjeeling

Is the Mamata - GJM friendship back on track?

The Mamata - Morcha friendship seemed to come much closer on the 25th of October as a long meeting between the two dubbed the much hyped meet as successful wherein it was decided that a bipartite meet would be held after the festival of lights. Any talks with the State Government had been ruled out by the Morcha in its latest tirade against the Government earlier. While the bipartite talks would be held in Kolkata, it is expected to be followed by tripartite talks and the three GJM legislators would be heading to Delhi along with the TMC MPs to pressurize the Central Government to release funds to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). “I am happy that the GTA has started functioning. However they will have to elect a new GTA Chief” said the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee after the meeting. “I have requested them not to indulge in bandhs as it hampers development and Add a comment Read more...