Assault of judge is assault of judiciary, plea in Supreme Court demands judicial inquiry into attack on Bihar by police
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passed away this morning due to multiple organ failure after having tested positive for novel coronavirus last month.
Ahmed Patel was one of the tallest leaders of the Congress party and an 8 time parliamentarian from Gujarat.
A bench headed by justice a m Khanwilkar directed advocate Vishal Tiwari, appearing on behalf of the petitioner to add the concerned police officer as a party and then approach the court.
SC dismisses Skoda Volkswagen‘s plea to quash FIR for alleged use of cheat device in car
The SC dismissed a plea by German car maker Skoda Auto Volkswagen challenging an FIR registered in UP by a customer over the alleged use of “cheat device” in its diesel car.
CJI S.A. Bobde and A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian pronounced the verdict and dismissed the plea by the automobile maker.
Handling pendency: Appointing additional judges looks easy from outside, but no so, comments SC
On an appeal to appoint more judges, to handle the huge pendency of cases, the SC commented: “It may appear easy from outside but it’s not so”.
The petition field by Lol Prahori, came before bench of CJL, S.A. Bobde and A. S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian. It sought appointment of additional judges in order to avoid pendency of cases in the top court.
What are you doing to check air pollution, Court asks up govt
With the level of air pollution in UP reaching dangerous level in many cities, the issue has reached the HC.
The Allahabad HC asked the government to clarify what steps have been taken to stop this.
The HC has summoned the government and the UP-pollution control Board and has the government and the pollution Board to file affidavits in six weeks.
Four more teenagers have been charged for the beheading of Samuel Paty’s:
Four teenage students have been charged in France over the killing of Samuel Paty.
Also three other pupils were charged with complicity earlier this month over the beheading of Paty on Oct 16, who had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as part of a lesson on free speech.
Three of the four students charged on Thursday were suspected of identifying Paty to his killer, 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov as per news report.
Malaysian Parliament has approved the government proposed 2021 budget:
Malaysia’s Parliament approved the government’s proposed 2021 budget on Thursday.
Throwing a political lifeline to embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin amid strong resistance to his 9-month-old leadership.
Opposition lawmakers as well as members of his governing coalition had warned during three weeks of debate that they would reject the budget, citing insufficient funding to fight a surge in coronavirus cases and help those hit by the pandemic as per news report.
Atlast, the budget was approved despite the dissenting voices.
Shipping industry associations called on Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos to support some seafarers stuck on merchant vessels:
Industry bodies including the International Chamber of Shipping wrote an open letter urging Bezos to exert pressure on the incoming Biden administration and other leaders to recognise seafarers as key workers, according to a joint statement on Nov 26.
The strength of Amazon’s supply chain is central to the success of red-letter retail days like Black Friday which was signed by the chairs of the industry groups as per news report.
A Turkish court handed down dozens of life sentences on Thursday for some of the nearly 500 defendants :
Turkish court in the capital Ankara handed down aggravated life imprisonment for a number of defendants in one of the biggest trials on the Gulenist Terror Group’s (FETO) coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
Four civilian defendants in the case were sentenced to 79 instances of aggravated life imprisonment as per news report.
While several military officers were handed down the same sentence for their role in the attempt in the Akinci trial, named after the air base in the capital where putschists coordinated the coup bid.
The trial was held in one of the largest courtrooms in the country specifically built for coup trials inside a maximum-security prison complex in the Sincan district of Ankara respectively.
Greece’s government announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown :
Government spokesman Stelios Petas said the lockdown, which was due to end on Nov. 30, would be extended to the morning of Dec. 7.
The announcement came amid a 24-hour strike by civil servants on a variety of demands, including better workplace protections against the coronavirus.
The strike disrupted public transport and services, while several hundred people defied a ban on gatherings imposed due to the pandemic, holding protests in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki.
Cyclone Nivar destroyed numerous trees in Southern India
On Thursday, after Cyclone Nivar crashed into shores of Southern India, many parts of them encountered heavy rains and numerous trees were destroyed as per initial news report.
Furthermore, in Chennai there was power cut for several hours.
The officials have stated that the full extent of the damage done is yet to be known however its effect was hugely diminished by the efforts and steps taken by Government as per news.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the people in charge are working continuously to assist the victims of the Cyclone.
J&K : Terror attack on Army Patrol near Srinagar; two Jawans martyred
Two CRPF soldiers killed in an attack near Srinagar.
The militants ambushed the patrolling party and fired at them indiscriminately critically injuring two soldiers, who later succumbed.
The attack on the Indian Army road opening party (ROP) came on the 12th anniversary of the Mumbai 26/11 attack.
Operation is underway to nab the attackers.
All set to resolve differences : Union farm minister Tomar
Union Agricultural minister Narendra Singh Tomar invite farmers from Punjab to resolve differences on Dec 3.
Narendra Singh Tomar said, “I want to appeal to farmer brothers to not agitate. We are ready to talk about issues and resolve differences.”
The new farm laws were the need of an hour, he further added to a news.
Haryana has completely sealed border as farmers march to Delhi.
India, Sri Lanka, Maldives are set to revive Maritime Security Operation
Trio are set to revive their Maritime Security Cooperative talks tomorrow.
Three more country – Bangladesh, Seychelles & Mauritius also invited as observers for meeting.
This is the 4th edition of the trilateral meeting & the last one was held in 2014.
PM Modi: India needs ‘One Nation, One Election’
PM Modi pitched for the ‘One Nation, One Election’, saying it is the need of India as polls taking place every few months impact development works.
The PM also suggested a single voter’s list for Lok Sabha, assembly and panchayat polls, saying separate lists are waste of resources.
He also called for raising awareness about the Constitution.
French Ambassador meet CM Yogi to promote new Partnerships
Ambassador Lenain met with UP CM Yogi in Lucknow.
France to collaborate with UP Govt plans to develop sustainable cities, defence industry & aerospace.
CM Yogi tweeted, “we had fruitful discussions regarding further strengthening the ties between the France and India”.
Ambassador tweeted, “excellent meeting with UP CM Yogi Adityanath, very impressed by UP dynamism.”
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves proposition of Rs 36K crore for Ganga Expressway
On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved the state government’s proposition of Rs 38K crore for the Ganga Expressway Project, as per news.
In addition, the arrangement of 595Km long expressway was also accepted.
The expressway which is proposed is said to provide fast and easy traffic movement from Haridwar to Prayagraj which is mostly parallel to Ganga.
The Cabinet which approved the said proposal was headed by Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi.
Foxconn Said to Shift Some Apple Production to Vietnam to Minimise China Risk
Foxconn is building assembly lines at its plant in Vietnam, expected to come online in the first half of 2021.
Foxconn is building assembly lines for Apple’s iPad and MacBook laptop.
This will be the first time Foxconn has assembled iPad outside of China.
Foxconn and Pegatron are also considering building plants in Mexico. This is from news report.
Micromax IN 1b’s sale delayed, next sale date unconfirmed
Micromax in 1b comes with a starting price of Rs. 6,999.
Micromax In 1b was set to be available via Flipkart and company site.
The smartphone comes in two distinct versions.
Micromax In 1b was launched alongside In Note 1 earlier this month.
Quarantine over as Kohli and company check into new hotel on eve of 1st ODI
The visiting Indian cricket team on 26th November checked into a new hotel in Sydney after completing their Quarantine period.
India’s much-anticipated tour of Australia begins on Friday with the first ODI at the Sydney cricket ground.
The visiting players and support staff were staying at Pullman in Sydney Olympic Park during the soft Quarantine period.
Also, no player was allowed to sit beside each other and multiple buses were used for travelling.
After the completion of two weeks Quarantine, Indian team has moved into the new hotel finally.
Two days Mourn declared by Kerala for Maradona
The Kerala government on Thursday announced today morning in the sports sector as a mark of respect to agent and legend Diego Maradona.
Maradona visited Kerala in 2012 for a sports campaign.
In his memory the chief minister of Kerala said, “the people of Kerala among the football fans across the world pained by the death of legendary player Maradona”.
“Football is a beautiful game and Maradona was the most popular player all around the world,” said Chief minister.
The today’s mourning will be on 26th November and 27th November.
Sakshi Malik remembers Rio bronze and her fight till the end
Star Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik gives all credit to a three-month training camp that helped her win an Olympic gold medal in Rio 2016.
For the Rio Olympics, we had training camps abroad where we could train with the partners from different countries,” said Malik.
“I learnt a lot of techniques and gained a lot of experience,” Malik.
“I was down 0-5, but I knew that I had a lot of time to make a comeback and I did,” quoted Malik.
“when I started playing aggressively, I started to win points I didn’t give up until the last”.
Bajrang believes lack of competition wouldn’t stop him from going into World championship
The United World wrestling cancelled the junior words but is hopeful that senior championship will be held in Belgrade.
Indian’s are currently training at this post 30 of India’s Sonipat centre.
“It is very good that we are back at training,” said Bajrang.
There are two men’s freestyle International events schedule in Poland and Russia.
“At these events, any number of wrestlers can come but at the world’s only one wrestler in each category will be there”.
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India, Bahrain seek to build defence and maritime security partnership: Extended neighbourhood
The two sides have decided to further strengthen the India-Bahrain ties
In areas of defence and maritime security, space technology, trade and investment, infrastructure, IT, FinTech, health, hydrocarbon and renewable energy.
Xi orders Chinese military to strengthen training under real combat conditions
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday ordered the armed forces to strengthen training under real combat conditions and raise the capability of winning wars.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks while attending a CMC meeting held in Beijing.
In the meeting, Xi highlighted the importance of deepening the implementation of the Party’s thinking on strengthening the military in the new era and military strategy for new conditions.
He urged the military to improve their real combat capability through training and accelerate the building of new combat forces and the training system to further liberate and develop its combat capability.