Wednesday, 21 April, 2021

Judiciary

Stubble burning in Punjab increased 44% this year compared to 2019 — Centre’s report in SC

New Delhi: Stubble burning cases in Punjab have increased by over 44 per cent this year compared to 2019, according to a report submitted...
Arnab Goswami after being released from Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai on 11 November

Bombay HC allows Arnab Goswami to challenge chargesheet in 2018 abetment to suicide case

Arnab Goswami and two other accused were arrested by the Alibag police on 4 November in connection with the suicide of architect-interior designer Anvay Naik in 2018
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Mumbai court grants bail to Republic Media Network CEO in alleged TRP rigging scam

Republic Network CEO Vikas Khanchandani, who was arrested Sunday from his residence by the police's Crime Intelligence Unit, was granted bail on a cash surety of Rs 50,000.
Protestiing farmers have been camping at Delhi's borders since 26 November 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC proposes to form committee to settle dispute between govt and farmers over 3 new laws

Supreme Court is hearing three petitions on the ongoing protests. Solicitor General says farmers not willing to budge on demand while govt is ready to discuss laws clause by clause.
File photo of medical workers in Ahmedabad taking people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in New Delhi to a quarantine facility

Delhi court acquits all 36 foreigners facing trial for attending Tablighi Jamaat event

The foreigners were charge-sheeted for attending the event allegedly in violation of visa norms, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating govt's Covid guidelines.
Doctors in PPE at a Gujarat hospital | Representational image | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

SC asks Centre to consider giving break to doctors doing Covid duty citing mental health

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured the SC bench that govt would consider the suggestion to grant some break to health workers engaged in Covid duty.
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WhatsApp denies allegations of data being hacked by Pegasus in Supreme Court

The issue came up during the hearing of a plea seeking direction to RBI for framing regulation to ensure that data collected on UPI platforms are not exploited.
A church under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church | mosc.in

SC issues notice to Malankara Syrian churches, Kerala govt over ‘mandatory confession’

Three petitioners have claimed the practice violates a citizen's right to privacy and has also led to parishioners being blackmailed and/or sexually exploited. 
Indira Gandhi

Plea seeks 1975 Emergency proclamation be held unconstitutional, SC issues notice to Centre

A 94-year-old has filed the petition, citing her personal experience of her family's rights being infringed upon. Supreme Court says prima facie, it doesn't see any merit in case. 
A file photo of Siddique Kappan. | Photo: Twitter/@vssanakan

Kerala journalist was asked to travel to Hathras by Delhi riots accused, UP govt tells SC

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court last week, UP government alleged that Siddiqui Kappan's travel was facilitated by PFI's student wing, and accused him of misleading probe.

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