Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

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“Supreme Court Grants Permission to Withdraw 8 UAPA Petitions, Advocates High Court Appeal”

In a significant development, the Supreme Court has allowed eight petitions challenging various aspects of India’s anti-terror law, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), to be withdrawn. This decision enables the petitioners to approach the respective high courts for further legal recourse.

“Supreme Court Implements Fresh Guidelines for Case Postponements”

In a significant move aimed at tackling the prevalent "adjournment culture," the Supreme Court of India has introduced stringent guidelines governing the circumstances under which lawyers may seek adjournments in cases. These measures, outlined in a circular issued on Wednesday, mark a concerted effort to streamline court proceedings and enhance professionalism within the legal system.

“Supreme Court Accepts Listing of Manish Sisodia’s Curative Plea Overturned Bail Denial”

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has agreed to list Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia's curative plea challenging the dismissal of his bail in the case related to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy for the year 2021-22. The decision came on Monday, following senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi's request for the listing of Sisodia's fresh plea.

“Supreme Court Denies Deadline Extension for Bilkis Bano Case Convicts, Upholds January 8 Surrender Order”

In a significant development, the Supreme Court dismissed the plea filed by 10 convicts of the Bilkis Bano gangrape case, refusing to extend the deadline for surrender imposed on January 8. The convicts had sought additional time, citing various reasons such as family responsibilities, care for aged parents, winter crop harvesting, and health conditions.

Former Karnataka CM Accuses Government of Using Hijab Issue to Conceal Failures

The hijab controversy in Karnataka has become a battleground for political accusations, with former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai accusing the current CM, Siddaramaiah, of exploiting the issue to divert attention from the government's failures.

“Delhi High Court Denies Immediate Help to Mahua Moitra on House Eviction”

The Delhi High Court refrained from providing immediate relief to Mahua Moitra, an expelled Trinamool Congress (TMC) Member of Parliament, who sought to annul the directive compelling her to vacate her government residence by January 7. The court cited the pending plea challenging her expulsion from Parliament in the Supreme Court, stating that addressing her current petition could potentially interfere with the apex court's proceedings.

“Supreme Court Declines Stay on Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Survey Amid Dispute”

Amidst the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Masjid dispute in Mathura, the Supreme Court declined to halt the Allahabad High Court's authorization for a scientific survey of the Shahi Idgah complex on the disputed land. The contentious matter, centered around claims by Hindu groups asserting the mosque was erected on Lord Krishna's birthplace, has sparked fervent demands for an extensive survey, acknowledged by a local court last year.

“Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Mahua Moitra’s Expulsion Challenge to January 3rd”

The Supreme Court has deferred the plea filed by Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra against her expulsion as a Lok Sabha member in connection with alleged misconduct in a cash-for-query case. The adjournment until January 3 follows Moitra's expulsion on December 8 over charges related to unethical conduct and her purported direct involvement in the cash-for-query affair. Moitra, representing the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal, faced allegations stemming from her "direct involvement" in what was deemed as "unethical" behavior.

“Supreme Court Advises Czech Court Route for Indian Held in US Murder Conspiracy”

The Supreme Court of India, in response to a petition filed by the family of Nikhil Gupta, the individual accused by the United States of plotting to kill Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, advised them to seek relief from a Czech court regarding alleged violations of Gupta's religious and human rights during his detention in Prague. The court declined immediate intervention, setting a next hearing date for January 4, and directed the petitioner to furnish a copy to the government.

“Supreme Court Urges Tamil Nadu Governor and Chief Minister to Resolve Bill Impasse”

The Supreme Court intervenes in the dispute between Tamil Nadu Governor and Chief Minister over pending bills, urging resolution for the impasse delaying legislative processes.

“Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Ban Pakistani Artists in India, Advocates Cultural Harmony”

Supreme Court dismisses plea to bar Pakistani artists in India, affirming cultural inclusivity. Upholding the Bombay High Court's decision, the apex court advocates for patriotism aligned with harmony and unity, emphasizing the transcendence of arts beyond national boundaries.

“Supreme Court Issues Warning to Patanjali Over Misleading Advertisements; Threatens ₹1 Crore Fine”

The Supreme Court's cautionary stance toward Patanjali Ayurved emphasizes the cessation of misleading medical claims in advertisements. Amid concerns raised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the court warns of stringent fines for false assertions about curing diseases, underscoring the need to halt any smear campaigns against modern medicine.

“Delhi Implements Ban on App-Based Taxis to Tackle Air Pollution Crisis”

The Delhi government has announced a ban on app-based taxi services in a move to control air pollution in the city. The decision comes in response to the Supreme Court's request for alternative measures to reduce vehicular pollution, following criticism of the vehicle rationing scheme's effectiveness.

“Chief Justice Urges Efficiency, Warns Against Becoming a “Tareek Pe Tareek” Court”

Chief Justice of India, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, expresses concern over a rising number of adjournment requests in urgent cases, highlighting the need for efficiency in the Supreme Court. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining citizens' trust in the judicial system.

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