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Daily Archives: 11th January 2020

Order suspending internet indefinitely impermissible, says SC

A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana has, through the judgement, linked the internet to the freedom of speech and expression and also the freedom to practise or carry on any trade, business or occupation.

Amazon lays off several staffers for leaking customers’ info

In an email to those affected, the tech giant said that your email address and phone number were "disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third party in violation of our policies."

Sonia terms CAA divisive, seeks probe into police excesses

A comprehensive high-powered commission should be set up to enquire into incidents connected with the CAA protests and provide justice to the affected people.

Anurag Kashyap wants to see PM Modi’s father’s birth certificate

With the CAA coming into force, it facilitates non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan getting Indian citizenship from now on.

Anti-CAA protests welcome Modi in Kolkata

The protestors, sans any political banners but holding aloft the tri-colour and black cloth, filled up the streets in various parts of the city, as they shouted slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Iran’s IRGC accepts responsibility for Ukrainian jet crash

"We accept full responsibility for this act (shooting down the plane), and we will obey and carry out what decisions the authorities will make," Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency, reports Xinhua.

SC to hear curative pleas of 2 Nirbhaya convicts on Januray 14

A five-judge bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Fali Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh, who moved the apex court on Thursday.

Delhi Police identifies WhatsApp group in JNU attack

According to a senior Delhi Police officer heading the investigation, they are not ruling out ABVP activists' involvement in the mob attack.

Cuba slams extension of US ban on flights

"I strongly reject new US government ban on charter flights to Cuba, except for Havana, and restrictions on their number," Xinhua news agency quoted Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez as saying in a tweet on Friday.

SC notice on plea for CAA pleas’ transfer from HCs to it

A bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant issued notices to all petitioners and scheduled the hearing on January 22, along with other anti-CAA petitions.

Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error, says Iran

The news was confirmed by General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, reports Press TV.

South Korea’s Gangwon to host 2024 Winter Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision following its session on Friday in Lausanne, where the 2020 edition is underway, reports Xinhua news agency.

Iraqis demand new govt amid spike in regional tensions

Amid strong security measures and despite the deployment of troops across several cities, demonstrators on Friday chanted slogans against Washington and Tehran for turning Iraq into an arena for settling their scores, reports Efe news.

ED attaches Rs.78.15 cr assets of Chanda Kochhar, family

According to the ED, the asset attachment is under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA) in the ICICI Bank loan case.

Sultan Qaboos of Oman passes away

"The Diwan of Royal Court announces mourning and disrupts the official work of the public and private sectors for three days and flags at half-mast in the next 40 days," Xinhua news agency quoted the state TV public channel as saying on Twitter.

Amended Citizenship Act comes into effect from Friday

The Ministry of Home Affairs announcement came through a gazette notification almost a month after the law was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019, during the monsoon session.