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    The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to file its response by the end of the week on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the sedition law. A three-judge bench of C...

    Gujarat Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani was rearrested by Assam Police on Monday for allegedly assaulting officials after a court here granted him bail in a case related to a tweet by him against Prime... Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen VK Singh (Rtd) on Monday inaugurated the mega 'Yog Prabha' event at Delhi's Safdarjung airport. The top court is hearing a petition filed by journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge and senior advocate Anjana Prakash, who have also sought a direction for an "independent, credible and impartial investigation" by an SIT into the incidents of hate speeches against the Muslim community. casio edifice india website The incident occurred on the Bahraich-Lakhimpur Kheri highway when a black Scorpio, with 'Vidhayak' (MLA) written on its windscreen collided with a bike, killing the two bike-borne men belonging to Kiratpur village. Andhra Cement failed to abide by its repayment obligations, following which Pridhvi Asset Reconstruction and Securitisation Company moved the NCLT. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which took up the case after directions from the Calcutta High Court, has already collected samples from the home of the main accused Braja Gopal Gayali, the son of a Panchayat-level leader of the ruling Trinamool Congress. In a statement, PM Modi said he will be visiting Berlin on May 2 at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Following that, Modi said, he will travel to Copenhagen on May 3-4 at the invitation of his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen to hold bilateral engagements and also participate in the Second India-Nordic Summit. Justice Chandrachud referred to a recent verdict passed by him and said that similar was the case of Telecom services which was not there in 1986 legislation but the court said that it implied that it was covered under the "services of any description". The bench said, "The speech of the minister which you are referring to is very guarded. We will affirm the judgement of the High Court and you shall pay the fine within four weeks". Winding up the debate on the demand for grants for his department, the Minister said, "the move will not only help to enhance productivity but also expand the acreage under cultivation leading to farmers' welfare.", Unions representing autorickshaws and taxis called off their strike against fuel price hike on Tuesday, however, they have warned that if the demands of auto/taxi drivers are not met within the next 25 days, they will cut Delhi's food supply chain.
    After the meeting, CM Thackeray's office here issued a statement detailing the Centre and the state government's share of taxes charged on fuel - mainly petrol and diesel. "The Union government owes Rs 26,500 crore to the Maharashtra government. Maharashtra's contribution in direct taxes collection at the national level is 38.3 per cent and its share in the GST (collection) is 15 per cent, but the Centre gives us step-motherly treatment," Thackeray said in the statement.
    Under this initiative named Mission Navchetna, ministries and departments are joining hands to train more than one million teachers across every district in the country to generate greater awareness about the menace.

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given Bharat Biotech's Covid vaccine Covaxin restricted emergency use authorisation for children between the age of 6-12 years. Further DCGI also granted emergency use authorisation to Corbevax for children between the age of 5-12 years, Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted on Tuesday.

    ​​As many as 26 premises are being searched in these cities by the federal agency under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

    About 500 samples have been sent for genome sequencing and the experts said that results are expected to come sometime this week, people in the know told ET.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-27 03:52:05 )