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SC declines to stay proceedings against Shivakumar in tax evasion case

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice A.S. Bopanna and Justice V. Ramasubramanian allowed the Income Tax Department to file its reply in the matter and scheduled the matter for further hearing after four weeks.

Andhra HC orders status quo on 3 capitals till September 21

While extending the status quo, a three-judge bench of the high court agreed to hear the case on a day-to-day basis from September 21.

Delhi riot-accused Tahir Hussain no longer a Municipal Councillor

The proposal to sack Hussain was brought to the House as a monthly agenda and was passed unanimously. His membership was scrapped under section 33(2) of the Delhi Municipal Act.

Christchurch mosque gunman sentenced to life without parole

The verdict, which is the first of its kind in New Zealand, came after three days of the final hearing of the case at the High Court in Christchurch, reports Xinhua news agency.

Jamia plans legal action against TV channel for offensive promo

"We have called a meeting to discuss the next course of action against the TV channel for airing mala fide content. Every student of Jamia's Residential Coaching Academy who has cleared the UPSC exam should file an FIR against the channel for its hateful content," Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, told IANS.

Air India bars jeans and t-shirts for employees

In a circular issued on August 25, Air India has prescribed that "Employees must at all times look well groomed, professional and should not wear casual clothes like shorts, T-shirts, polos, jeans, slippers, sandals, ripped jeans, flip flops, too tight, too flowy, short, low cut or transparent clothes".

SC denies permission for Muharram processions across country

A bench comprising Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A. S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian said, "Cannot grant general directions....case different from Puri (Rath Yatra) or Jain temples, as they had identified areas of access."

122 people killed in Afghan flash floods

In a statement, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs said the floods were reported in the provinces since Tuesday night, reports Xinhua news agency.

Relief for Patanjali, SC declines to entertain plea against Madras HC order

A bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea.

Secretariat fire: Kerala Governor forwards Congress’ letter to CM

Khan has sought appropriate action on the letter. It was on Tuesday night after the fire that broke out at the general administration department (GAD) at the Secretariat that Chennithala inspected the spot.

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Batra, Norman & Hockey India

A division bench of the high court presided by Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan, issued notice to the central government, Hockey India, Batra and Norman seeking their response over the petition and slated the matter for further hearing on

Rs10 lakh was put in 2 Pakistan bank accounts of Jaish’s Umar Farooq for...

The revelations were made in the 13,800 page charge sheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a Special NIA court in Jammu on Tuesday.

Germany extends Covid-19 travel warning for over 160 countries

The travel warning, which also applies to the UK, will remain in effect until September 14, Xinhua news agency quoted the government as saying on Wednesday.

Quota within Quota: SC for revisiting 2004 verdict on sub-classification

A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, and comprising Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M.R. Shah and Aniruddha Bose, said it is essential to reconsider the 2004 verdict in the E.V. Chinnaiah case and, this matter should be placed before Chief Justice S.A. Bobde for appropriate direction.

Pence accepts Republican VP renomination with nationalist speech

Pence, who will be ranged against Kamala Harris, the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, painted her and party's presidential candidate Joe Biden with the brush of radicalism in his acceptance speech on Wednesday night from the historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jeff Bezos first person ever to be worth over $200 billion

The net worth of the world's richest person went up by $4.9 billion after Amazon stock edged up two per cent as of Wednesday afternoon, Forbes reported.

6 held for acid attack on Dalits in Jhansi

Senior Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar P. said: "We have arrested all the six accused. Additional police force have been deployed in the village to prevent any unwanted incident while a detailed investigation is on."

At 75K, India now has worst single day Covid spike in the world

Out of the total 33,07,749 cases, 7,25,991 are active cases; 25,23,771 people have recovered from the deadly virus while a total of 60,472 have died due to the pandemic, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said.

Google not in race to buy TikTok, says Sundar Pichai

On the latest episode of podcast 'Pivot Schooled Live', the Recode's Kara Swisher and New York University Professor Scott Galloway asked Pichai whether the company is interested in acquiring TikTok.

Allahabad HC grants bail to 16 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members

Justice S. S.Shamshery passed the order on two separate bail applications.

Pakistan rejects ‘fabricated’ NIA chargesheet in Pulwama attack

"Pakistan categorically rejects the so-called 'chargesheet' by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA), which mischievously attempts to implicate Pakistan in the Pulwama attack," said a statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry.

States entitled to decide fees for vehicle registration number, says SC

A bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao and S. Ravindra Bhat said: "This court, therefore, holds that the assignment of 'distinctive marks' i.e. registration numbers to motor vehicles (which includes the power to reserve and allocate them, for a specific fee) is a distinct service for which states or their authorities (such as the registering authorities, in this case) are entitled to charge a prescribed fee."

US imposes visa ban on Chinese people responsible for occupation of South China Sea

In a statement issued by the State Department on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that from August 26 it has begun "imposing visa restrictions on People's Republic of China (PRC) individuals responsible for, or complicit in, either the large-scale reclamation, construction, or militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea, or the PRC's use of coercion against Southeast Asian claimants to inhibit their access to offshore resources".

Jeanette Epps set to become first Black woman ISS crew member

Epps will join NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for a six-month expedition to the orbiting space laboratory, the US space agency said on Tuesday.

AAI launches Krishi-Udan Scheme for marketing of NE farm produce

AAI's Regional Executive Director (North East) Sanjeev Jindal said that it was one of his wishes that has come true after a dedicated domestic freighter started its services in the northeastern region.

Mayawati back to playing caste card in UP

She has asked these party leaders to visit the spot whenever persons from their caste or community face atrocities, social injustice, or are victims of serious and sensitive crimes and lead the fight for justice for those at the receiving end.

Prithviraj resumes work with public awareness film shoot

Prithviraj posted a mirror selfie on Instagram that shows him sporting an olive green shirt paired with khaki pants.

Lebanon to witness medicine crisis as central bank lifts subsidies on basic items

"This will lead to a sharp increase in the prices of medicines in Lebanon and the bankruptcy of the National Social Security Fund which covers more than 80 per cent of the medicine bills of over 60 per cent of the Lebanese population," Al-Amine said.

Uber kicks off ‘Auto Rentals’ in 6 Indian cities

The service allows riders to do more by the hour at an affordable price point of Rs 149 for a one-hour/10 km package, with the option of selecting from multiple hourly packages that can be booked up to a maximum of 8 hours.

After months, Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple opens for devotees

Adithya Varma told media that neither he nor any of his immediate family members recollect such an extended closure of the temple for devotees.

Mehul Choksi moves HC against Netflix series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires: India

A single-judge bench of the high court presided over by Justice Navin Chawla after hearing brief arguments posted the matter for further hearing on August 28.

Bengaluru Metro to resume services amid Covid-19

"We are waiting for the Central government's clearance to resume operations on east-west and north-south routes in compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and guidelines of the Union Health Ministry to ensure the safety of commuters," the official told IANS.

Floods displace nearly 8,800 people in Uganda

Julius Mucunguzi, the Communications Advisor to the Prime Minister of Uganda, told Xinhua by telephone on Tuesday that the rising water levels in Albert and Kyoga lakes have displaced 8,780 people and destroyed property in the districts of Amolatar, Buliisa and Nakasongola.

Delhi HC declines PIL against transfer of Rs 15 crore to PM CARES fund

A division bench of the high court presided by Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan refused to entertain the petition filed by Naveent Chaudhary and was about the impose costs on the same but the counsel appearing for the petitioner chose to withdraw the same.

‘Voice of Art’ on Gender Equality Day

Throughout human history, art has always been a significant tool to chronicle different facets of culture and react against inequalities and injustice. ITC Vivel has embarked on a unique celebratory and expressive initiative, Vivel Voice of Art, to weave a new-age narrative of equality through art.

Accenture to lay off 25K employees, Indians set to lose jobs

A report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) first reported this, citing an internal staff meeting by Accenture CEO Julie Sweet in mid-August.

Australian Covid-19 vaccine yields positive pre-clinical results

The University of Queensland (UQ) released detailed results of animal trials of its vaccine candidate on Tuesday to the International Society for Vaccines, Xinhua news agency reported.

Fire at Secretariat conspiracy to save Vijayan, says Chennithala

The Kerala government, meanwhile, directed Additional Director General of Police Manoj Abraham to conduct a probe into the fire. On Wednesday morning, the team began the probe.

Ex-President Mukherjee is in deep coma

The hospital authorities said, "Hon'ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee is being treated for a lung infection. His renal parameters are slightly deranged since yesterday."

Karnataka ready to resume interstate bus services

"From our end, we are all set to restart bus operations to these states, Telangana, Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. We are also ready to restart services to Puducherry, but not Maharashtra," said Transport Minister Laxman Savadi.

Williams suffer shock defeat to crash out of Western & Southern Open

Sakkari, who started the week with a decisive victory over American teenager Coco Gauff, trailed by a set and a break in her first meeting with the 23-time Grand Slam champion only to roll through the final set after two hours and 17 minutes to win the match 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1 on Tuesday evening.

India’s Covid tally crosses 32 lakh, toll nears 59.5K

The actual caseload is the active cases, which currently stands at 7,07,267. The silver lining is that the recoveries are over three times more than the active cases.

Ronaldinho returns to Brazil after house arrest in Paraguay

Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis were whisked past dozens of journalists and fans at Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim international airport before being taken in a private car to a condominium in the affluent Barra da Tijuca district on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Epic Games wins against Apple on Unreal Engine, loses Fortnite

Apple had threatened to terminate Epic Games' developer account by August 28 which would cut the company off from iOS and macOS development tools.

Africa declared wild poliovirus free

"Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization's African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free," said Rotary International President Holger Knaack.

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam

An official of Assam Home Department said that the AFSPA has been extended in view of the recent terror attacks on security forces in the northeastern region, and recovery of illegal arms and ammunition from different areas of Assam.

Syrian president orders formation of new government

According to a presidential decree, Assad ordered Hussein Arnous, prime minister of the previous government, to form a new government, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Big B sings in musical film presented by AR Rahman

The film tells the story of a 12-year-old chai delivery boy and his dream.

Toll in UP bus accident rises to 4

The injured were shifted to hospital after the early morning collision between the two buses, one headed to Lucknow from Hardoi, while the other headed to Hardoi from the state capital.

AAP MP serves privilege notice against 8 UP Police officials

In a letter sent to Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, Sanjay Singh has said that the eight senior police officials of the Uttar Pradesh Police had registered FIRs against him with a malafide intention and were trying to prevent him from discharging his political duties.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.8 million

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,820,104 and the fatalities rose to 818,137, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Melania urges Americans to ‘take chance on Donald again’

"He's not a traditional politician. It is something I have always admired," Melania said, seeking to frame Trump as the insurgent once again, that heady template which catapulted Trump to power in 2016.

Police arrests JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam in connection with Delhi riots

On Sunday, he was brought back to Delhi from Assam on the production warrant.

Fire in Kerala Secretariat, Opposition alleges conspiracy to destroy gold smuggling evidence

The fire broke out at around 4.30 p.m. at the general administration department (political) of the state Secretariat.

What is wrong in apologising, SC asks Bhushan; reserves sentence

A bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari reserved the verdict after a detailed hearing on the matter.

Government to revamp weekly markets on lines of Hong Kong, says Kejriwal

Noting that there is a need to reopen the shops and businesses that remained shut for a long period of time due to the Coronavirus-triggered crisis, Kejriwal said: "Currently, we are having a fragile situation... and there is no source of revenue or tax for the Delhi government."

Kerala HC refuses to stay handing over of TVM airport to Adani

The Court however posted the case for detailed hearing for September 15 and asked the State government to come with their points before September 9.

Intelligence issues alert over Sikhs For Justice’s call for ‘Punjab Bandh’

The pro-Khalistan group, which was declared an "unlawful association" by the Ministry of Home Affairs in July last year, in a recent message called for a "Punjab Bandh" on August 31 to commemorate the 25th death anniversary of Dilawar Singh -- the assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

Hamas imposes lockdown after 4 new Covid-19 cases in Gaza

"The four cases comprise three males and one female," Salama Marouf from the Hamas-run information office told reporters on Monday, adding the infected persons are from the same family in the al-Mughazi refugee camp.

Interpol Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi’s wife

The notice, which acts as an international arrest warrant, will begin the process for extradition.

Karnataka Congress chief Shivakumar tests Covid positive

"Shivakumar has been admitted in a private hospital in the city's northwest suburb after he tested Covid positive earlier in the day," a party official told media here.

Guterres calls for sustainable recovery of tourism

"It is imperative that we rebuild the tourism sector. But it must be in a way that is safe, equitable and climate friendly," said Guterres in a video message for the launch of his policy brief on tourism and Covid-19.

Tablighi Jamaat case: SC seeks reply from Bihar government on consolidation of trial

A bench comprising Justices A. M. Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna asked the counsel for the Bihar government to file a response on this aspect and posted the matter for further hearing on August 30. Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy, representing the petitioners, contended before the bench that the trial against a few foreigners was ongoing in Patna and urged the top court to consolidate it in Delhi on humanitarian grounds.

Pulwama terror attack: NIA names JeM chief Masood Azhar in chargesheet

These are apart from the current six arrested accused.

Setback for Kerala government; HC rules CBI probe into Periya twin murders

Incidentally, it was the Vijayan government which brought in high-profile lawyers to defend them, after a single bench of the High Court earlier directed a CBI probe, quashing the police charge sheet in the case last year.

RBI to conduct open market operations worth Rs 20,000 crore

The OMO would be conducted in two tranches, each worth Rs 10,000 crore. The auctions would be conducted on August 27, 2020 and September 3, 2020.

7,012 fires burn 1.5 million acres of land in California

At this time last year, 4,292 fires had burned 56,000 acres, Xinhua news agency quoted California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) as saying on Monday.

Sensex trades above 38,900; finance, auto stocks rise

Around 10.10 a.m., Sensex was trading at 38,929.95, higher by 130.87 points or 0.34 per cent from the previous close of 38,799.08.

YRF to launch new logo marking start of 50-year gala

The logo will be unveiled by YRF chairman and managing director, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, on the 88th birth anniversary of his father, late filmmaker Yash Chopra, on September 27. The new logo might be launched in all the official languages of India.

TikTok files lawsuit against Trump administration’s executive order

In the 39-page indictment, US President Donald Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and US Department of Commerce were listed as defendants, Xinhua news agency reported.

Global Covid-19 cases top 23.5 million

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,571,084 and the fatalities rose to 811,748, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Online classes for Telangana schoolchildren from September 1

The School Education Department issued an order to permit online classes on various digital/TV/T-SAT platforms as part of e-learning and distance education programmes.

Microsoft’s iconic Windows 95 turns 25

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates launched the iconic Windows 95 on August 24. The software was so popular that seven million copies were sold during the first five weeks.

HC seeks Centre, RBI response over plea against Google Pay

A division bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre and all other respondents and slated the matter for further hearing on September 24.

On opening night of RNC, Nikki Haley urges Americans to re-elect Trump

Haley's prime time speech on Monday night comes a week after California Senator Kamala Harris made history becoming the first Black and Indian-American woman to be chosen for a major party's presidential ticket.

For first time in 700 years, no ‘tazia’ processions in Delhi

"Even during the Partition in 1947, there was no ban on 'tazia' processions in the dargah, but this time due to the corona pandemic, Delhi and the Central government have not allowed processions to be held in a mass religious programme."

Rahul did not say letter was written at BJP’s behest, neither in CWC or...

In a series of tweets, Azad, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said, "A section of media is wrongly attributing that in the CWC I told Rahul Gandhi to prove that the letter written by us is in collusion with BJP -- let me make it very clear that Rahul Gandhi has neither in CWC or outside said that this letter was written at the behest of BJP."

Telangana court puts brakes on RGV’s controversial film ‘Murder’

The special court for SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) cases in Nalgonda directed Varma and producer Natti Karuna not to make and release the movie till the probe into the murder of Pranay Kumar was completed.

Haryana CM tests Covid positive ahead of Assembly session

"I was tested for novel coronavirus today. My test report has returned positive," Khattar said in a tweet.

SC reserves order on recovery of AGR dues from insolvent telcos

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra is likely to pronounce the judgment on three counts: Staggered payment schedule, where the Centre said it is fine with the 20-year arrangement to recover AGR dues; Can spectrum be transferred or sold by companies under IBC; and, additional liabilities, if any, on Jio, Airtel for the past dues of RCom, Videocon, and Aircel.