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Daily Archives: 14th February 2020

SC decides to fast-track hearing of criminal appeals in death penalty cases

A circular was issued on Friday by the apex court saying all appeals must be listed for hearing not later than six months, no matter if the appeal is ready or not, a significant departure from the past when appeals from high courts did not come up for hearing for years.

Passengers from Japan, S Korea, Thailand to be screened at airports

According to a circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation: "Universal screening of all passengers coming in flights directly from Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore besides the flights from China and Hong Kong shall be ensured immediately once they step out of the specific identified aerobridge.

Airtel to pay Rs 10,000 cr as part of AGR dues by February 20

Airtel further said that self-assessment of 22 circles and licences is a complicated time consuming process.

EC to implement SC directive on candidates’ criminal cases

If any party fails to submit such compliance report, the poll body said it would bring such "non-compliance by the political party concerned to the notice of the Supreme Court as being in contempt of this Court's orders or directions".

DCW sends notice to police, DMRC in molestation case

The incident was reported by a woman passenger on Wednesday on social media in a series of tweets. She alleged that while she was travelling in a metro on Yellow Line, a man flashed his private parts facing her.

CMDRF not paid money raised through concert, action demanded

This issue surfaced after a RTI query revealed that not a single rupee has been deposited in the CMDRF account.

Coronavirus: Third Indian tests positive on Diamond Princess

The embassy tweeted: "Update (as on 14 Feb 2020) On #Indian Nationals On-Board the Quarantined Cruise Ship #DiamondPrincess at #Japan" and attached the health bulletin in the tweet, which said: "As of 14 February 2020, altogether 218 people have tested positive for COVID-19, including 3 (three) Indian crew members. All 2018 people including Indian nationals have been taken to hospitals for further treatment and quarantine."

CAIT to appeal against order staying probe on Amazon, Flipkart

In a statement, the traders' body said that the court has stayed the order for investigation passed by the CCI on the ground that the ED has already initiated investigation into Flipkart and Amazon's activities that are alleged to be in contravention of the FDI policy and so, CAIT would now urge the government and the ED to fastrack the probe.

Erdogan attempts to rile up Muslims in Pakistan over Kashmir

Addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad, for the fourth time, Erdogan reiterated his country's support for Pakistan and its stand on the Kashmir issue.

Congress youth wing demands roll-back of LPG price hike

The workers in the protest displayed gas stove and cylinder placed on a cart and demanded the roll-back of the increased price.

Karnataka HC stays CCI probe against Amazon, Flipkart

The court has asked the respondents in the matter including CCI and Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) to file their responses within eight weeks.

Pune court transfers Koregaon-Bhima case to NIA

The ruling came a day after the Maharashtra government indicated it had no objection to the NIA taking over the case and conducting the further proceedings.

Bombay HC Judge Dharmadhikari quits

Justice Dharmadhikari made the announcement of his resignation in the open court, saying he had demitted office and Friday was his last day in office.

Bhima Koegaon: Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha denied anticipatory bails

Mumbai: Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant anticipatory bails to Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case. The court, however, extended...

Go Girl Go campaign hunts for ‘fastest girl in Maharashtra’

The competition will be held in three different age groups, 6-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-18 years.

No relief for Omar Abdullah; SC seeks reply from J&K

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra declined to entertain submission by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Sara, seeking immediate relief in the Habeas Corpus petition.

Facebook releases Pinterest clone ‘Hobbi’

The app is available for iPhone users and it was created by New Product Experimentation (NPE) a team within Facebook tasked with experimenting new products and services, CNET reported on Thursday.

Bopanna-Shapovalov enter Rotterdam Open semis

The Indo-Canadian pair registered a 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 victory in 74 minutes on Thursday night to enter the last four of the ATP 500 event.

SC asks telco directors to be present for next AGR hearing

A three-judge Supreme Court Bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Abdul Nazeer and M.R. Shah directed the presence of all Directors of the telecom companies, including the Managing Director, on the next date of hearing. The matter will be heard next on March 17.

Petition soon in SC to seek Babri rubble

He said that he would soon discuss the issue with senior lawyer Rajiv Dhawan and would file a petition in the Supreme Court later this month.

74 people in Odisha under observation for coronavirus

74 travellers who have returned from Coronavirus affected countries after January 15 have been identified by the state surveillance system and kept under home quarantine, said the Health Department official.

Sri Lanka approves extension of free-visa facility till April 30

The visa-free programme was introduced by the former government on August 1, 2019, for a period of six months, the Daily Financial Times said in the report.

IPL 2020: RCB reveal redesigned logo

The redesigned logo with the majestic lion illustrates and brings alive RCB's philosophy, a bold and fearless attitude of playing exciting cricket.

Russia fines Twitter, Facebook on localization of databases

Russian legislation requires Internet service providers to store and process personal data of Russians on the territory of Russia, Xinhua news agency reported.

US announces proposal with Taliban to reduce violence in 7 days

"We've said all along that the best if not only solution in Afghanistan is a political agreement," Efe news quoted Esper as saying at the end of a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers here on Thursday.

Gargi molestation: HC agrees to hear plea seeking CBI probe

Sharma on Friday made an urgent mentioning before a division bench of the high court presided by Justices G.S. Sistani and C. Harishankar.

Passengers disembark in Cambodia from cruise amid COVID-19 fears

The Westerdam, of the Holland America Line shipping company, docked at the Sihanoukville port, a day after it anchored off the coast, reports Efe news.

Green tribunal pulls up Defence Ministry

The Principal Bench of the NGT headed by chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goyal observed: "In view of repeated failures, coercive measures have become necessary against the concerned Joint Secretary including attachment of salary and issuance of the warrant.

US Senate passes bill to curb Trump’s war powers on Iran

The Iran war powers resolution was approved by a vote of 55-45 - hours after Trump warned that it would make America less safe from Iran, the BBC reported on Thursday.

Cong blames Goa govt for Kashmir-like prohibitory orders

Drawing a parallel between the government's decision and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress spokesperson Trajano D'Mello said: "So, is the government trying to say that the situation in Goa is as bad as the situation in Kashmir?"

Unhappy by admin’s response, Gargi protest to enter day 5

"Gargi College has continued to strike for its fourth consecutive day, to reiterate that the students aren't happy with the answers given to them by the administration," the student body said in a statement.