Hijab Ban Row News LIVE: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court judgement refusing to lift the ban on hijab in educational institutions of the state.
On March 15, the high court had dismissed petitions filed by a section of Muslim students from the Government Pre-University Girls College in Udupi seeking permission to wear hijab inside the classroom, saying it is not a part of the essential religious practice in Islamic faith.
The state government had, by its order of February 5, 2022, banned wearing clothes that disturb equality, integrity, and public order in schools and colleges.
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Aaditya Thackeray to lead Shiv Sena’s protest against Vedanta Foxconn plant being shifted to Gujarat
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren holds high-level meeting
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren held a high-level meeting of the state and police superintendents of all districts including naxal-affected districts on law and order situation and crime control in the state.
Rupee tanks 99 paise to close at all-time low of 80.95 (provisional) against US dollar
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SC appoints Justice L Nageswara Rao to conduct elections of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
He has also been directed to take assignment for ensuring a fair and development-oriented approach for the future of Olympic sports in the country.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat visited madrassa on my invitation, interacted with children there
– All India Imam Organisation chief told PTI
IndiGo adds 100th destination to its flight network
The airlines commenced new direct flights between Mumbai and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, reported ET NOW.
All forms of communalism regardless of where they come from should be combated. There should be zero tolerance towards it
– Rahul Gandhi on PFI raids
Gyanvapi Mosque Case updates
Next hearing in the Gyanvapi matter to be held on 29th September. Varanasi Court issues a notice to the Muslim side, on Hindu side’s plea for carbon dating of ‘Shivling’. Hearing took place at Varanasi Court today.Vishnu Shankar Jain, Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, Sudhir Tripathi, the 4 women petitioners and Dr Sohan Lal Arya from Hindu side and Mohd Shamim Ahmed from Muslim side were present at the court.”Court issued a notice over our application for carbon dating & demanded objections from Muslim side; disposal on Sept 29. Court rejected the 8 weeks time (sought by mosque committee to prepare for next hearing),” ANI quoted Vishnu S Jain, representing the Hindu side in Gyanvapi mosque case, as saying.
Supreme Court to hear matter related to McDowell on Sept 26, says ET NOW
Congress president is not just an organisational post, it is an ideological post and a belief system. Whoever becomes Congress president should remember he represents a set of ideas, a belief system and a vision of India
– Rahul Gandhi
Kartik Pande appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles
He is presently serving as Joint Secretary in Ministry of External Affairs. Pande is expected to take up the assignment shortly, informed MEA.
Indian Navy launches two indigenous DSVs
Indian Navy launched two indigenous Diving Support Vessels (DSVs)- INS Nipun & INS Nistar- on Thursday. “Matter of great pride & privilege to be here on this historic occasion of launch of 2 sophisticated & key platforms of Indian Navy. Once commissioned, these indigenous Diving Support Vessels(DSVs) will serve as INS Nipun & INS Nistar,” ANI quoted Navy Chief as saying.
ED attaches properties worth Rs 147.81 cr belonging to Gupta Builders and Promoters under PMLA
Enforcement Directorate has attached properties worth Rs 147.81 crores belonging to real estate company Gupta Builders and Promoters Pvt Ltd (GBPPL), its directors & their associates, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, said ED officials.
Delhi witnesses heavy downpour
Delhi | Heavy downpour witnessed in several parts of the national capital; visuals from Kartavya Path https://t.co/c1reQ3a31y
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Stampede breaks out among cricket fans purchasing IND-AUS match tickets in Hyderabad
ED attaches assets worth Rs 2,747.69 Cr in ABG Shipyard Limited case
Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 2,747.69 Cr in ABG Shipyard Limited case. The attached assets include Shipyard at Surat and Dahej located in Gujarat, agricultural lands and plots, various commercial and residential premises in Gujarat and Maharashtra, said ED officials.
Police use water cannons on BJP workers who were marching towards Punjab CM ’s residence
Police use water cannons on BJP workers, who were marching towards Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s residence, in protest… https://t.co/dQMXPV1B1K
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NCC & UNEP signed an MoU today to further advance Puneet Sagar Abhiyan. NCC started the program in Dec 2021 with motive to remove plastic & other wastes materials from waterbodies & eliminate adverse effects of pollution caused by plastic on our environment
– Defence Secy Ajay Kumar
Swiss central bank announces big rate hike in inflation fight
The Swiss National Bank has hiked its benchmark interest rate to 0.5%, bringing an end to an era of negative rates in Europe.
SC reserves order on petitions challenging Karnataka HC on hijab ban
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on various pleas against the Karnataka High Court and upheld the ban on Hijab in educational institutes. The SC was hearing a batch of pleas challenging the Karnataka High Court verdict holding that wearing hijab by students in educational institutions was not a fundamental religious practice in Islam.
BJP national president JP Nadda arrives in Madurai
Tamil Nadu | BJP national president JP Nadda arrives in Madurai He will meet eminent personalities from various f… https://t.co/vUGTVe8M9x
— ANI (@ANI) 1663832371000
Social media influencer Bobby Kataria gets anticipatory bail
A Delhi court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to social media influencer Bobby Kataria, in connection with a video showing him smoking on a SpiceJet flight.
In 2019 polls, you (Uddhav Thackeray) came (to power) by showing PM Modi’s photo; backstabbed BJP & went with Congress & NCP. You, along with Congress, NCP, tried your best to finish me, you could not finish me then and won’t be able to do it later
– Maharashtra Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis
Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet increases excise duty on liquor by 15%
Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL) in Arunachal Pradesh is set to become costlier, as the state cabinet has decided to increase the existing rates of excise duty by 15 per cent on all types of hard liquor (IMFL and bottled in original products) to be paid before the import or removal from the manufacturer.The rates of excise duty in respect of military or paramilitary units shall be 50 per cent of the rates of excise duty fixed to be paid before the import or removal from the manufacturer, the cabinet headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu decided on Wednesday, a communique from the CMO said.Among a slew of decisions, the cabinet also reviewed the ongoing exercise of resolving the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary and decided to amicably resolve the matter at the earliest.
106 PFI members arrested so far in multiple raids across 11 states
Total 106 PFI members have been arrested so far in multiple raids carried out by jt team of NIA, ED & state police across 11 states incl Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (9), Delhi (3), Karnataka (20), Kerala (22), MP (4), Maharashtra (20), Puducherry (3), Rajasthan (2), TN (10) & UP (8), reported ANI citing sources.
Fortis Healthcare responds to SC’s decision on disposing of plea
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Bombay HC defers hearing of Dussehra Rally petition till tomorrow
Bombay HC has deferred the hearing of the Dussehra Rally petition till tomorrow after applicant Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction’s lawyer sought time to amend his petition. It was earlier deferred till 2:30 pm today.
Punjab cabinet meeting updates
In the cabinet meeting today, it has been decided to convene an Assembly session on Sept 27, said Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann. He added that issues like electricity and stubble burning will be discussed in the session. “We will go to Supreme Court against the cancellation of the Assembly session (by Governor),” ANI quoted Mann as saying.
Reliance Retail planning to launch new clothing, accessories brand
The company is planning to launch a new clothing and accessories brand store chain to compete directly with Zara and H&M in India, reported ET NOW.
Congress issues notification for the party president elections
Congress issues notification for the party president elections Nominations to be filed from Sep 24 to Sep 30. If… https://t.co/KfgsWfy5tD
— ANI (@ANI) 1663827882000
AIIMS Delhi Director name to be announced soon
With the tenure of the sitting Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi Dr Randeep Guleria coming to an end on September 23, the announcement of his successor is expected anytime soon, reported ANI citing sources on Thursday.The frontrunner in the race for the post is Dr M Srinivas who is currently Dean of Employees State Insurance Company (ESIC) Hospital and Medical College in Hyderabad.However, the other name that is under consideration is Dr Sanjay Behari, who is the Director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. His name has been sent to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for approval.Earlier in March, the names of three doctors including Dr Pramod Garg, professor, in the gastroenterology department, Dr Nikhil Tandon, head of the department of endocrinology, Dr Rajesh Malhotra, chief of AIIMS Trauma centre.
Kerala Police detains PFI workers in Kannur
The workers were detained after they tried to block a road in order to protest against the NIA raids. NIA raids are underway at several locations linked to PFI in several states.
Odisha to invest Rs 400 cr to boost disaster management capacity
The state government has decided to invest Rs 400 crore for advancement of disaster management capacity. The investment will be used to bring modern equipment and intensive training of frontline units, reported news agency PTI citing officials.
Amit Shah chairs meeting with officials including NSA, Home Secy, DG NIA on raids by NIA on PFI
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a meeting wherein the ongoing searches at premises linked to the Popular Front of India and action against terror suspects, were believed to have been discussed, officials said. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Dinkar Gupta were among the top officials who attended the high-level meeting.
Signal snag disrupts Central Railway’s local trains services in Mumbai
Local train services on one of the Central Railway routes in Mumbai were disrupted due to a snag in a signalling system on Thursday morning, reported PTI citing officials. Some of the local trains, considered as the lifeline of Mumbai, were cancelled while some were running late, commuters said.Due to the disruption, the crowd in trains and on railway stations swelled during the morning rush hours. The snag occurred in the signalling system at Dadar railway station around 6 am.
Mumbai civic body denies nod to Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde factions for Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park
Mumbai civic body on Thursday denied nod to both the factions of Shiv Sena led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde seeking permission to hold its annual Dussehra rally at the iconic Shivaji Park in central Mumbai on October 5. The petition filed by Thackeray-led faction, seeking urgent hearing, was mentioned before a division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata on Wednesday.The bench posted it for hearing on Thursday.The plea said the party was constrained to approach the HC as the Mumbai civic body was yet to take a decision on their applications submitted in August seeking permission for the rally. The petition sought directions to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to forthwith grant permission for the Sena’s Dussehra rally at the Shivaji Park. The Sena in its plea also said the party was holding the Dussehra rally every year at the Shivaji Park since 1966 and the civic body had always permitted it.
SC begins hearing on Karnataka’s Hijab ban row
Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing on various pleas against Karnataka HC’s judgement upholding ban of Hijab in educational institutes.
Raju Srivastava’s last rites to be held at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium today
The funeral of comedian Raju Srivastava is scheduled to be held today in New Delhi. The last rites of the famous comedian will be held at the Nigambodh Ghat crematorium at Kashmere gate. The mortal remains of Raju Srivastava is being taken in an ambulance decorated with white flowers from his residence in Delhi, with his fans and followers following the van.Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava breathed his last breath at the age of 58, on Wednesday at AIIMS Delhi, after being admitted there following a heart attack on August 10. Raju, who received widespread recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2005, was part of the Indian entertainment industry since the late 1980s.
Congress’ central election authority issues notification for AICC president polls
Hearing on Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain’s bail plea begins
Principal Districts and Sessions Judge, Rouse Avenue Court, begins hearing the petition filed by ED seeking the transfer of Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain’s bail plea to another court.
Fortis Case updates
The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed off Daiichi Sankyo’s plea. It has ordered a forensic audit to audit transactions. Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo had earlier challenged the Fortis-IHH deal to recover the Rs 3,600 crore arbitration award it had won in a Singapore tribunal against Fortis’ erstwhile promoters, brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh.Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare had, in 2018, acquired a 31 percent controlling stake in Fortis by paying $1.1 billion in a bidding process overseen by an independent board.This had triggered an open offer to acquire another 26 percent of Fortis shares from the market. The open offer, however, could not move forward due to ongoing legal proceedings with respect to the transaction based on a plea filed by Sankyo. The Delhi Court has been directed to decide on the open letter.
SC disposes of Daiichi’s plea in Fortis case
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Congress presidential polls
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will reach Delhi today. He is likely to meet party interim president Sonia Gandhi. He is a likely contender for the post of party president, reported ANI citing sources.
ATS arrests 20 PFI-linked accused; probe underway in Maharashtra
In an early morning operation, ATS Maharashtra conducted a large number of raids in Aurangabad, Pune, Kohlapur, Beed, Parbhani, Nanded, Jalgaon, Jalna, Malegaon, Navi Mumbai, Thane & Mumbai. Four offences filed in Mumbai, Nashik, Aurangabad & Nanded in various sections of IPC & UAPA for indulging in unlawful activities promoting enmity amongst communities & for conspiring to wage war against state.
Rupee hits fresh record low
It opened at 80.28/$ vs Wednesday’s close of 79.98/$ and touched the lowest level of 80.45/$. Dollar climbed to a 20-year peak.
SpiceJet announces 20% salary hike for pilots from October
Budget carrier SpiceJet has announced a 20% salary hike for pilots from October, ETNow reported on Thursday. SpiceJet reportedly received the first tranche of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) payment of around Rs 125 crore last week. The Gurugram-headquartered airline recently decided to place certain pilots on leave without pay (LWP) for a period of three months, as a temporary measure to rationalise costs.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann holds a meeting with AAP MLAs in the state Assembly
They are expected to take out a peace march today, in protest against the cancellation of the special session of the House by the Governor, reported ANI.
Comedian Sunil Pal condoles Raju Srivastava’s demise
Indian comedian Sunil Pal condoled the death of Raju Srivastava on Thursday. “He was today’s Charlie Chaplin,” said Pal. Srivastava passed away on Wednesday morning. Fans, friends and relatives gathered outside the Kidwai Nagar residence of the comedian following the news of his demise in Delhi. Soon after the news of Srivastava’s death was flashed in the media, friends, relatives and fans reached his Kanpur residence where his family members reside, to pay their heartfelt tributes.While mourning for the comic-actor, fans recalled his spectacular personality and how grounded he was throughout his life despite making a name for himself.
NIA searches underway at PFI office in Bihar’s Purnia
NIA detains two PFI office bearers from Pune: ANI Sources
Punjab CM calls for cabinet meeting at state secretariat today
Mortal remains of comedian Raju Srivastav being taken to Nigambodh Ghat crematorium for last rites
NIA seals Telangana PFI head office in Hyderabad
NIA sealed the Telangana PFI head office in Chandrayangutta, Hyderabad in connection with a case registered earlier by NIA. NIA, ED, Paramilitary along with local police sealed the PFI office.
Visuals | National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting searches at PFI office in Purnia, Bihar
Bihar | National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting searches at PFI office in Purnia NIA is conducting sear… https://t.co/eSTvYMuq96
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Rupee falls 42 paise to all-time low of 80.38 against US dollar in early trade.
Visuals | NIA raids in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu | NIA is conducting searches at 8 places in the Madurai city area including Villapuram, Gomatipuram, and… https://t.co/6qxnW4L6uG
— ANI (@ANI) 1663817238000
Uttar Pradesh | 4 minors died, 2 injured after a wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Etawah
Uttar Pradesh | 4 minors died, 2 injured after a wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Etawah 4 children have di… https://t.co/PhLAVsUnsU
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) 1663816714000
Assam Police detain 9 persons linked with PFI across the state
A senior police official told ANI that, last night Assam police & NIA jointly launched op in the Hatigaon area, Guwahati & detained 9 persons across the state linked with PFI
EU considering new sanctions against Russia
European Union foreign ministers in an emergency meeting Wednesday looked at imposing new sanctions on Russia after it mobilized reservists for its war in Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat said. “We will study, we will adopt, new restrictive measures, both personal and sectoral,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters after the meeting, while adding that a final decision needed to be made at a formal session.