The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to strike a balance between the privacy and reputation of individuals and sovereignty of the state while drafting regulations to check the misuse of social media. The court has been asked to inform within three weeks the time needed to frame the regulations.
United States President Donald Trump on Monday said his offer to mediate in the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was still in place if both countries agreed to it. He made the remark in a press meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York City.
The Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, on Tuesday imposed a Rs 1,000 withdrawal cap on customers of Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank for six months.
Tremors were felt in parts of the National Capital Region, Jammu and Punjab on Tuesday around 4.35 pm. There were no immediate reports of any damage or injuries.
Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s claims that the terrorist camp in Balakot had been reactivated.
Tripura Congress chief Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman on Tuesday announced that he had resigned from the party. He told IANS that he had sent an email to central party leaders and would submit a formal resignation letter after the bye-election process for Badharghat Assembly constituency concludes.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to strike a balance between the privacy and reputation of individuals and sovereignty of the state while drafting regulations to check the misuse of social media. The Centre has been asked to inform the court within three weeks about the time needed to come up with the guidelines.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam donated Rs 25 crore to Left parties during the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year. Of this amount, Rs 15 crore was given to the Communist Party of India and Rs 10 crore to the Communist Party of India (Marxist). However, the Left parties are in a tight spot since the amount has not been mentioned in their election expenditure affidavit so far.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Monday said the Centre was focused on the development of Jammu and Kashmir, and that Assembly elections will be held in the proposed Union territory once the situation becomes normal.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to strike a balance between the privacy and reputation of individuals and sovereignty of the state while drafting regulations to check the misuse of social media. The Centre has been asked to inform the court within three weeks about the time needed to come up with the guidelines. The next hearing is on October 22.
Assam minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said the Centre would introduce the pending Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament again in November, PTI reported. He also said the ruling party would implement a new National Register of Citizens for the state and would tell the Supreme Court that it rejects it in the current form.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the police do not have the power to attach immovable properties of an accused during the course of an investigation in a criminal case.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna held that Section 102 of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not give police the power to seize and attach immovable properties.
The principal of a private school in Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh has deregistered a student after she was allegedly raped, The Indian Express reported on Tuesday. Two men have been arrested for allegedly raping the girl in Sarai Meer area.
The Supreme Court on Monday said the faith of Hindus in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case would be difficult to question. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said during the day-long hearing that even Muslim witnesses had pointed that the disputed land was as sacred to Hindus as Mecca was for Muslims.
A government dossier has listed 27 charges against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah to detain him under the stringent Public Safety Act, The Indian Express reported on Tuesday. Abdullah was booked on September 14 under the “public order” section of the Act, which provides for detention of up to six months without trial.
Police have arrested 13 persons in connection with clashes between supporters of two Youth Congress activists in Ullal town of Karnataka on Sunday. Suhail Kandak, the state general secretary of the outfit, allegedly shot at one of the supporters of another activist, Salman, on Sunday night. Salman’s supporters allegedly assaulted Kandak and his group. Six persons were arrested for the shooting, and seven for the assault, Police Commissioner PS Harsha told reporters on Monday.
Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa’s wife has been served notices by the Income Tax Department on tax evasion charges, PTI reported on Monday, quoting unidentified officials. Novel Singhal Lavasa has been asked to explain certain details in her tax returns with regard to holding directorship in about 10 companies between 2015 and 2017.
United States President Donald Trump on Monday said his offer to mediate in the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was still in place if both countries agreed to it. Calling himself an “extremely good arbitrator”, Trump said, “If I can help, I will certainly do that.”
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday raised concerns over the continued detention of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case. Singh said that no decision in the country was taken by one person and asked how Chidambaram’s act of approving recommendations could be a crime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India will spend $50 billion [approximately Rs 3.5 lakh crore] on water conservation in the next few years. He spoke about India’s ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, which promotes water conservation, rainwater harvesting, and the development of water resources in his address at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.