In the News Today – 11 November 2019

The man who changed Indian Elections, Former Election Commissioner T.N.Seshan passes away at the age of 86

TN Seshan

Pic Courtesy : @ShashiTharoor

@narendramodi – Prime Minister : 

  • Shri TN Seshan was an outstanding civil servant.
  • He served India with utmost diligence and integrity.
  • His efforts towards electoral reforms have made our democracy stronger and more participative.
  • Pained by his demise. Om Shanti.


@MVenkaiahNaidu – Vice-President :

  • Shri Sheshan did a yomen service to the nation through initiatives such as Introduction of Voter IDs, strict implementation Election Code of Conduct, setting expenditure limits and many more.
  • The nation is ever grateful to his invaluable contributions and service.


Sonia Gandhi : 

  • A seasoned civil servant who served as Cabinet Secretary, Shri Seshan will always be remembered for strengthening India’s EC & pioneering many far reaching electoral reforms

Rahul Gandhi :

  • Unlike today, there was a time when our Election Commissioners were impartial, respected, brave & feared.
  • Shri TNSeshan was one of them.
  • My condolences to his family on his passing.

@PriyankaGandhi :

  • I have fond memories of Shri. TN Seshan and his wonderfully frank and humour filled relationship with my father.
  • His legacy of fearlessness and determination in enabling strong and fair institutions that did not bend to the will of political masters is sorely missed today.

@ikamalHaasan : 

  • TN Seshan will be remembered as an embodiment of courage & conviction.
  • It was he who brought the powerful role of the “Election Commission” into the drawing room discussion of the Common Man.

@theKiranbedi – Lt.Governor, Puducherry :

  • TN Seshan we shall miss u.
  • You were our mentor. An icon.
  • We drew inspiration from you. You were iron willed. And clear headed.
  • You were a performer and a doer.
  • You were rare. And perhaps still…


@ShashiTharoor :

  • Sad that former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan has passed away in Chennai.
    He was my father’s classmate at VictoriaCollege Palakkad — a courageous &crusty boss who asserted the Election Commission’s autonomy & authority as no CEC before him had done.
  • A pillar of our democracy



Justice Sahi sworn in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi was sworn-in as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court by Governor Banwarlilal Purohit at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan today.

TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami greeted new Chief Justice of Madras HC Amareshwar Pratap Sahi immediately after he was sworn-in at Raj Bhavan. TN Governor and Chief Secretary were also present.


Pic Courtesy : @TNDIPR



Define ‘A’ Certification for contents that are violent and abusive too  : Gautami


CBFC Board Memember and Actor Gautami addressing a Seminar on “Regulation of Online Content, Film Certification & Ease of Doing Filming” organised by PIB underway in Chennai today :

  • Producers should include time taken for CBFC certification while planning the schedule for film production and release.
  • CBFC should define ‘A’ Certification not only for films that are sexually explicit but also for contents that are violent and abusive.




Kali Bein is said to have a mystical experience in GuruNanak Dev Ji’s life

@550yrsGuruNanak :

  • Kali Bein is said to have a mystical experience in GuruNanak Dev Ji’s life.
  • It was here that he disappeared for 3 days and uttered ‘Naa Koi Hindu na Musalmaan’ after reappearing.


Pic Courtesy : @550yrsGuruNanak


Guru Ramdas Airport all set to welcome devotees

@HardeepSPuri – Union Minister for Civil Aviation : 

  • On the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji Maharaj, the Sri Guru Ramdas ji Airport in Guru di Nagri is all decorated & decked up to welcome the devotees.
  • With several additional international & domestic flights, this airport sees a footfall of nearly 3 million passengers annually.
  • This figure will rise to a whopping 7 million passengers every year, once the infrastructure & facilities are expanded & fully implemented.

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