Uttar Pradesh: Two policemen suspended for assaulting motorcylist after video goes viral

A video of two policemen in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar district dragging, kicking and beating a motorcyclist is doing the rounds on social media. The man was assaulted even as a child, who was identified as his nephew, looked on. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

J&K: Four US senators urge Donald Trump to press India to end communications blackout in Valley

A bipartisan group of United States senators on Thursday wrote to President Donald Trump, requesting him to press India to lift the communications blackout in Kashmir Valley and ease the lockdown. “With each passing day, the situation for the people of Kashmir becomes increasingly difficult,” senators Chris Van Hollen, Todd Young, Ben Cardin and Lindsay Graham told Trump.

DK Shivakumar’s ED custody extended till September 17, court says his health is first priority

A court in Delhi on Friday granted the Enforcement Directorate custody of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar till September 17 in an alleged money laundering case, ANI reported. The court added that the former state minister’s health should be the first priority for the investigating agency. The agency had arrested Shivakumar on September 3.

Bhima Koregaon case: Activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest extended by 3 weeks

The Bombay High Court on Friday extended activist Gautam Navlakha’s interim relief from arrest in the Bhima Koregaon case for three weeks so that he can appeal in the Supreme Court but refused to quash the charges against him.

DU students union elections: ABVP wins three posts, NSUI bags one

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad won three posts in the Delhi University Students Union elections, the results of which were announced on Friday. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated student wing won the posts of president, vice president and joint secretary.

Saradha scam: High Court withdraws ex-Kolkata police commissioner’s interim protection from arrest

The Calcutta High Court on Friday withdrew its order that gave protection from arrest to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. The court also rejected Kumar’s plea that sought the quashing of the Central Bureau of Investigation notice to him to appear before them.

INX Media case: Delhi court dismisses P Chidambaram’s plea to surrender

A Delhi court on Friday dismissed former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s plea to surrender in the INX Media case, PTI reported. Chidambaram is currently lodged in Tihar Jail, in 14-day judicial custody.

Mumbai: NCP leader Supriya Sule alleges harassment by taxi driver at railway station

Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday alleged that she was harassed by a taxi driver at Mumbai’s Dadar railway terminus. The NCP MP said the driver, identified as Kuljeet Singh Malhotra, entered the train compartment and blocked her way while asking if she needed a taxi.

Money laundering case: Delhi court allows Robert Vadra to travel abroad, grants anticipatory bail

A court in Delhi on Friday allowed businessman Robert Vadra to travel abroad for business purposes. It also granted him anticipatory bail while accepting his plea. Special Judge Arvind Kumar permitted Vadra to travel to Spain from September 21 to October 8.

‘We have lost faith in the government’, says Madras HC after AIADMK hoarding kills techie in Chennai

The Madras High Court on Friday criticised the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government for failing to implement its order banning political hoardings in the state. The Madras High Court’s observation came a day after a techie died as an AIADMK hoarding fell on her in Chennai.

‘Appointment for political gains not morally correct’, says Bombay HC on defection of ministers

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and two other ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government, but said the appointments made for political gains were not morally correct, PTI reported.

NCW to seek report from Delhi Police on complaint against AAP legislator Rituraj Jha

The National Commission for Women said in a statement on Friday that it will seek a report from the Delhi Police, after receiving a complaint that Aam Aadmi Party MLA Rituraj Jha used indecent language against a member of the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party’s women’s wing at a rally, PTI reported.

Centre drops names of 312 Sikhs of Indian origin from ‘adverse list’: Reports

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said that it had removed the names of 312 Sikhs of Indian origin from an “adverse list”, and only two individuals remained on the list, PTI reported, citing officials. This would allow them to apply for Indian visas and visit the country.

J&K: Curfew reimposed in Kishtwar town after militants snatch rifle from security officer

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday reimposed curfew-like restrictions in Kishtwar district after suspected militants snatched an AK-47 rifle from the personal security officer of Peoples Democratic Party district president Sheik Nasir, PTI reported. The authorities are conducting a massive search operation to nab them.

Assam: NHRC seeks report from Udalguri police officers about firing by security forces

The National Human Rights Commission has sought a report from Udalguri Superintendent of Police Longnit Terong and the deputy commissioner of police about firing by security forces at a village near Kalaigaon in Assam on July 6, The Telegraph reported on Friday. The NHRC passed the order while hearing a petition by activist Sailen Kumar Sharma.

Babri Masjid demolition case: UP government extends tenure of judge till the time he concludes trial

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it had extended the tenure of special Central Bureau of Investigation court judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who is conducting the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Yadav had in July asked the top court for more time to conclude the trial in the case as he was due to retire on September 30.

PNB scam: Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi’s brother Nehal Modi

The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against Nehal Deepak Modi, the brother of diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is the key accused in the Punjab National Bank scam. Nehal Modi, who lives in Belgium, has been charged with money laundering, according to the Interpol website.

Kolkata court acquits man accused of attacking Mamata Banerjee 29 years ago

A court in Kolkata on Thursday acquitted a Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader accused of attacking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee 29 years ago, The Indian Express reported. The court acquitted Lalu Alam as there were no witnesses and no evidence to convict him of the crime.

Delhi: Odd-even scheme to return from November 4 to 15

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme will be implemented in the national Capital from November 4 to November 15.

SC/ST Act: Supreme Court refers Centre’s review plea on 2018 judgement to a three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Centre’s plea seeking a review of its earlier order on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to a three-judge bench. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Uday Umesh Lalit said the three-judge bench would hear the matter next week.

BJP leader Chinmayanand, accused by UP law student of rape, questioned by SIT for seven hours

Former Bharatiya Janata Party MP Chinmayanand was questioned by a Special Investigation Team for around seven hours on Thursday night. This came days after a 23-year-old law student from Shahjahanpur, who had earlier accused Chinmayanand of harassment, alleged that the former Union minister had raped and physically exploited her for a year.

Linking social media with Aadhaar: Facebook is not complying with Indian law, Tamil Nadu tells SC

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that Facebook and other social media organisations were not abiding by Indian laws, leading to an increase in lawlessness and difficulties in solving crimes. The state government asked the top court to modify its August 20 order, which had directed the Madras High Court to continue hearing petitions that sought to link social media profiles with Aadhaar but restrained it from passing any orders.

UP: Firozabad college denies it has banned women from wearing burqa on campus

The authorities of a college in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday denied reports that they had banned the burqa in their premises. A controversy had erupted after reports that the college had banned women from wearing burqas.

India’s economic growth ‘much weaker than expected’, says International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday said India’s economic growth was much weaker than expected, and attributed it to factors such as “corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty”.

Delhi: Truck driver fined Rs 2.05 lakh for overloading his vehicle, other offences

A truck driver in New Delhi was charged Rs 2.05 lakh under the amended Motor Vehicles Act for allegedly overloading his vehicle. The incident took place in Mubarka area of New Delhi. The amended Act, whose provisions came into effect on September 1, provides for an increase in penalty for overloading from Rs 2,000 to 20,000 for the first tonne after the limit. For each tonne beyond that, the penalty has been raised from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000.

Madhya Pradesh: 11 dead after boat capsizes during idol immersion in Bhopal

At least 11 people drowned to death after a boat capsized during the immersion of a Ganesha idol in Bhopal’s Khatlaputra Ghat on Friday morning. Search and rescue operations are under way as three or four others are still reportedly missing. At least 40 police personnel and a team from the State Disaster Response Force are spearheading the search operation.

Chennai: Woman crushed to death by water tanker after AIADMK hoarding falls on her

A 23-year-old woman riding a two-wheeler was crushed to death in Chennai’s Pallikaranai area on Thursday after a hoarding fell on her. She lost her balance and fell on the road, and then a water tanker ran over her. The hoarding was allegedly put up by workers of the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

J&K: Shah Faesal withdraws plea against his detention, says hundreds of others have no legal help

Kashmiri bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal on Thursday withdrew his plea against his detention filed in the Delhi High Court, saying that several residents of his state had been unlawfully detained since August but had no legal assistance.

India-China military standoff in Ladakh on Wednesday was quickly resolved after talks, says MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said it was important to note how quickly a face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh the day before was resolved. The incident occurred after Chinese troops objected to the presence of their Indian counterparts, who were patrolling the area.

J&K: Indian diplomat briefs UN human rights chief about Pakistan’s alleged attempts to disturb peace

Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh on Thursday briefed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Bachelet had voiced concerns on Monday about the state of human rights in the region and urged the Indian administration to respect and protect the rights of the Kashmiris.

Jharkhand lynching case: Tabrez Ansari’s cardiac arrest was triggered by severe trauma, say doctors

A medico-legal document by five doctors of a medical college in Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur city confirmed that Tabrez Ansari, who was assaulted by a mob in June, died of cardiac arrest triggered by severe trauma.

Manmohan Singh suggests five ways to tackle growth slowdown; blames note ban, faulty GST for crisis

Former Prime Minister and economist Manmohan Singh has pitched for structural reforms to tackle the economic challenges the country is facing. In an interview to The Hindu BusinessLine, which was published on Wednesday, Singh said the government first had to acknowledge the crisis.

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