No proof against Muslim man accused of ‘love jihad’ : UP govt to HC
Uttar Pradesh government told Allahabad High Court that there was no evidence against a Muslim man accused of ‘love jihad’ under anti-conversion law.
A complaint was filed by a person named Akshay Kumar Tyagi from Muzaffarnagar, claiming that the man had “trapped his wife with the aim of converting her”.
The man had promised to marry her, Tyagi had alleged.
SC dismisses Abu Salem’s plea claiming his extradition was illegal
Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Abu Salem, who claimed that his extradition was illegal and liable to be cancelled due to breach of terms by Indian authorities.
The bench asked him to approach the Bombay High Court with his plea.
Salem also sought to be transferred from Maharashtra’s Taloja jail to Delhi’s Tihar jail.
What steps taken to prevent COVID-19 spread at farmers protests, SC asks Centre
Citing the March 2020 Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi that was blamed for a rise in coronavirus infections, the Supreme Court asked the Centre, “We do not know if farmers are being protected from COVID-19.
What guidelines have you issued for prevention of such things?” The court further asked, “Have you learnt from your experience in handling this event ?
Justice Hima Kohli becomes 1st woman Chief Justice of Telangana HC
Justice Hima Kohli has sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of Telangana High Court in Hyderabad.
Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office to her at Raj Bhavan.
The event was attended by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Deputy CM Mahmood Ali and state ministers along with judges of high court and senior bureaucrats.
You can’t punish someone for falling in love : Supreme Court to Khap members
The Supreme Court heard arguments over grant of bail to 11 persons, who formed part of a Khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh that ordered hanging of three youth, including two lovers, in 1991.
The offences are serious that can disrupt society.
You cannot punish someone for falling in love, it’s a worse form of crime, the court observed.
The BJP-led government is anti-Muslim in Assam, AIUDF MLA Rafiqul Islam Islam says.
Political parties have been accusing one another of various problems.
Assam MLA claims that amid protests by the people of Assam.
Rafiqul Islam: “This government is doing work against humanity.
Rajnath Singh launches an online distribution platform for electronic goods through CSD canteens
On Friday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a platform to sell costly products online
There are costly products in the AFD-1 band, such as washing machines, microwave ovens, refrigerators, air conditioners and air conditioning.
Five die in UP’s Bulandshahr after drinking spurious liquor, 16 seeking treatment
Police said five people died and 16 were ill after allegedly drinking spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh
Efforts are on to nab the prime perpetrator, even though several of his associates are in
Act on GOVT against squatters. Self-catering: NHRC to Odisha
The Odisha government has been ordered by the NHRC to take action against workers who have occupied government quarters after retirement.
Mr. Akhand said in his petition that as many as 308 retired officers and workers had unlawfully occupied government quarters.
Retired workers were found to be occupying quarters for many years.
Meeting of Govt-farmers ends; next round of talks possibly on Jan. 15
The eighth round of talks between the government and the union leaders who protested ended
Sources say not much debate could take place at the conference.
Farmers want repeal of three farm reform laws. They also want to guarantee their crops
Next round of Centre-farmers’ talks on January 15
Next round of talks between the Centre and farmer leaders to be held on 15th of January.
Announcement made while talking to media after the 8th round of talks with representatives of farmers’ unions
Kangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli in sedition case appear before Mumbai Police
Their tweets hurt sentiments of Muslims.
Both appeared before the Bandra police in relation with an FIR registered against them.
Tamil Nadu: Two men arrested for abducting, raping woman in temple
2 men arrested for abducting and raping a 40-year-old woman.
Crime committed on the premises of a temple in Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam.
PM Modi to meet chief ministers of all states on Monday for vaccine rollout
Meeting is expected to take place at around 4 pm.
Meeting will be held via video conferencing for roll out for vaccine.
82 in India detected with new UK mutant coronavirus strain
82 persons have symptoms of new ‘more transmissible’ UK coronavirus mutant strain.
Persons have been quarantined in designated healthcare facilities by respective state governments.
H-1B selections now upon salary levels
H-1B cap lottery process has been replaced with a salary based selection process before Biden administration to take charge.
The proposal was issued by the Trump administration before the US elections.
This final rule giving priority to those earning the highest salaries in their respective occupations and geographic areas of employment will come into effect in 60 days.
Brazil passes 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, 2nd most in world
The Health Ministry said the country had 1,524 deaths in the previous 24 hours, rising to a total of 200,498 for the pandemic.
The milestone was reached as Brazilians are once again crowding their beaches.
While many countries imposed new restrictions to limit the spread of the virus in mid-December, Brazil’s government gave its blessing for holiday fun in the sun.
Pak arrest warrant for JeM chief Masood Azhar
An anti-terrorism Court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for banned Jaish-e-Mohamad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the charges of terror financing.
The Jaish chief has been named by India for the Pulwama attack in February 2019.
India sees arrest warrant as an attempt by Pakistan to evade adverse scrutiny at the FAFT review due this month.
WHO reviewing Oxford-Astra Vax
World health organization is reviewing Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Chinese developers for possible emergency listing its top immunisation and vaccination expert.
This was followed by the UN’s health agency’s listing of a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech on December 31.
WHO urged vaccine developers to submit data on promising candidates.
Senegal, West Africa battles Avian influenza outbreak
Senegal, country in West Africa has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – a flu virus that infects birds.
The outbreak is in a poultry farm where 58,000 deaths out of 100,000 have been reported.
In the notification sent on Thursday to the World Organisation for Animal Health, authorities specified birds in contact with proven cases were culled.
Contract to set up 4,244 EV charging stations from state-run REIL taken up by Okaya Power
Okaya bagged a contract from state-owned Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) on Friday 4,244 multi-standard EV charging stations across the country.
This is the second such contract won from REIL by the company in about a year’s time.
Renegotiation of EPC contracts amid rise in input cost wanted by Infra sector firms, opposed by lenders
The World Bank and the SBI, the country’s largest commercial lender voiced their opposition to the raising demand for renegotiation of EPC contract amid rise in input costs while several private companies in the infrastructure space.
Concerns about the impact on the already stressed asset quality and appetite for lending to core project was raised by other lenders at different for a.
Direct flights on Kolkata-Shillong route to be resumed by IndiGo from February 1
IndiGo’s private carrier to resume direct flights from February 1 between Kolkata and Shillong.
The Meghalaya government would reopen the state for tourist after remaining closed for 10 months due to COVID-19.
Gig economy to be boosted in 2021, Hybrid workforce shall be a reality
Gig economy and hybrid workforce to be boosted by efficient remote working in 2021 shall be a reality, according to the 2021 Talent Technology Outlook study by SCIKEY.
Promoting diversity, inclusion and business pressure for cost optimization will give Gig a major push though there would be a limitation on eternal hiring.
Bathinda refinery for 40 days from end-January to be shut by HPCL-Mittal Energy
In northern Punjab state, India’s HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL), part-owned by steel tycoon L N Mittal, would shut its 226,000 barrels per day Bathinda refinery from end-January for 40 days for maintenance.
HMEL will also carry out work to be able to hook petrochemical units during the shutdown.
Ashwin came into pressure, Australia wins
Smith wasn’t able to perform in the last two tests, but was able to make a comeback and chased a great score run of 131.
He says that, faster footwork along with plan of attacking Ravichandran Ashwin finally worked and he was able to score in his Home Land.
Attempted Murder of his Sister, UFC Fighter gets Arrested.
Irwin Rivera, an UFC Fighter got arrested on Thursday in an attempt to murder his sister.
Two Women of age 22 and 33 were admitted to hospital from Rivera’s House, they found with Multiple Stabs says the report of ESPN.
Daniel following the Family Legacy completes its 1000 Appearance for Maldini Family
Daniel’s played as a Substitute player in against Juventus on Thursday hence completed his 1000 Series.
Daniel Maldini is a part of a Family Legacy, Three-generation played the match with AC Milan.
Winning Streaks Breaks, Los Angeles Lakers losses Basketball Match
The trip to Los Angeles turned out to be the necessary break that was needed by the San Antonio Spurs to lure out of their tardiness.
Spurs wins the Match at Staples Center after defeating Los Angeles Lakers by 118-109.
Records were Broken in the Opening Partnership
Though India lost in the match against Australia but still broke the record of longest opening partnership.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill scored a strong score of 70, the first wicket was lost at 27th Over which has been the longest partnership in tests.
DEFENSE, MED, TECH, AND SCIENCE NEWS
More than half of Army personnel under severe stress
The Indian Army has been losing more work personnel each year in suicides, fratricides, and untoward incidents than in enemy activity.
Units and sub-units under stress are likely to witness an increased number of incidents of indiscipline, unsatisfactory state of training, and low morale which affects operational performance.
Digital services tax does not discriminate against US firms: India
India on Thursday said the two percent equalization levy doesn’t discriminate against US organizations as it applies equally to all non-resident online business operators irrespective of their nation residence.
The comments came in the backdrop of a USTR investigation which has concluded that India’s two percent digital services tax on e-commerce supply discriminates against American companies.
The United States has inconclusively suspended 25% tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags, and different imports it had planned in counter for a digital service tax.
Washington announced the tariffs in July after concluding a French DST would harm firms, for example, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon.
Doctors should be trained in India in infectious diseases
With India fighting swine flu, a prominent Indian-American doctor has said it is the right time the government in the nation quickens the process of training its doctors in infectious diseases.
Dr. Navin Shah said that with more than a billion population, India is literally sitting on a time bomb of infectious disease, and the Indian Government despite knowing this fact are reluctant to accelerate the process.
A country of one billion people needs at least 15,000 ID specialists.
New gene therapy strategy developed by scientists to delay aging
Cellular senescence, a state of permanent growth arrest, has emerged as a hallmark and fundamental driving force of aging in living organisms.
It is regulated by both genetic and epigenetic factors.
Mechanistically, inactivation of KAT7 reduced acetylation of histone H3 lysine 14 and suppressed p15.