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109 Undertrials Released on Bail From Naga Jails:Covid Boon

109 Undertrials Released from Naga Jails:Covid Boon
As per Supreme Court’s directions 109
undertrial prisoners were released from 11 jails across the state decongesting the jails in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
The jails in the state have a capacity to accommodate 1,450 prisoners and housed 537 people before the undertrials were released

UK’s Top Judge Lord Reed Sat Beside CJI in Supreme Court

(New Delhi)UK’s Top Judge Lord Reed Sat Beside CJI in Supreme Court
The President of the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court Lord Robert John Reed on Monday witnessed proceedings of the Supreme Court.
Justice Reed, who had come to India to take part in the International Judges’ conference 2020, sat besides Chief Justice of India S A Bobde in the Supreme Court.
Attorney General K K Venugopal welcomed the head of the judiciary of the United Kingdom in the courtroom.

Airtel Paid ₹ 10,K Cr to Telecom Deptt Towards Statutory Dues

(New Delhi) Bharti Airtel Paid ₹ 10,K Cr to Telecom Deptt Towards Statutory Dues
fter Supreme Court rap and the government’s stringent deadline, Bharti Airtel on Monday said it has paid Rs 10,000 crore to the telecom department towards statutory dues.
The company said it will make payment of the balance amount after self assessment exercise.
“The…total amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been paid on behalf of Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom, and Telenor.
The company said it will also submit supporting details at the time of making balance payment.
The telecom department on February 14 began issuing orders asking firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to clear past dues immediately.
The DoT, which faced the ire of the Supreme Court for putting on hold recovery of dues from telecom companies, had started issuing circle or zone-wise demand notices to the firms.
Airtel had previously responded to DoT order by offering to pay Rs 10,000 crore by February 20 and the remaining before March 17. Airtel owes nearly Rs 35,586 crore, including licence fee and spectrum usage charge, to the government.

Opposition Again Takes Out Jinn of Reservation in Parliament

{New Delhi}Opposition Again Takes Out Jinn of Reservation in Parliament
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Kalyan Banerjee (TMC) targeted the government, saying there has been an onslaught on SC and ST reservation since the Modi government came to power.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will make a statement on the issue in Lok Sabha in the afternoon.
Opposition parties in Lok Sabha on Monday targeted the government over the Supreme Court order that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments, saying the Centre has failed to defend the reservation system.
Hitting back, the government said the Congress is trying to politicise a sensitive issue. “This is my charge that the Congress is politicising the sensitive issue,” Defence Minister and deputy leader of the House Rajnath Singh said.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi also urged Speaker Om Birla to expunge remarks made by opposition members against the government.
Birla said he would look into the issue.

Capt Opens Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab

(ChdPb) Capt Uses Baton on Stubble Burner Farmers
Capt ordered to Open Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the state’s agriculture department to provide financial assistance to small and marginal farmers who had not burnt any paddy straw.
The chief minister also ordered stringent action against violators of the ban on stubble burning, in compliance with the apex court’s directives on penalization of such farmers, according to an official statement issued here.
Singh chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court orders, which would put an additional burden on the cash strapped state, which was already reeling under fiscal problems in the GST regime.
The meeting was informed that more than 900 FIRs had so far been registered against erring farmers, mostly in Muktsar and Bathinda, with some cases reported in Sangrur.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to give an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal within 7 days to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt crop stubble. The burning of crop residue in the three states is stated to be responsible for 44 per cent of the air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).

Dr Farooq Prescribes Talk With Pak But Mehbooba Talks War On 35 A

Dr Farooq Abdullah[Srinagar]Dr Farooq Prescribes Talk With Pak But Mehbooba Talks War On 35 A
National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah said Monday, asserting that Islamabad should make strong efforts to end militancy on its soil.
“There are attempts to create war hysteria. You should pray to God to save us from war. There have been four wars, but nothing was achieved except loss of lives,” Abdullah said while addressing party functionaries, workers and delegates at the NC headquarters
“The only way out is through dialogue and Pakistan should try to end the militancy and it should do so strongly, “If it does not do so, then that country will be labelled as a terror state which will bring miseries to its people.”
The Srinagar parliamentarian expressed happiness over Pakistan MP Rajesh Kumar Vankwani meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
“I am happy that (Pakistan Prime Minister) Imran Khan had sent his representative who met the Prime Minister of India and Sushma Swaraj. I am hopeful that the war hysteria which was being built would have lessened. Please pray to God so that the clouds of war make way for peace,” the NC chief said.
Ex CM Mehbooba Mufti threatening Supreme Court and Govt Of India Said that if 35 A is attacked then We Can Change Our Flag
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Top Court Reinstates Alok Verma as CBI’s Director:Parrot Freed

[New Delhi]Top Court Reinstates Alok Verma as CBI’s Director:Parrot Freed Verma’s Tenure Ends On 31st January
The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Centre’s October 23 decision divesting CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma of his powers and sending him on leave.
The top court reinstated Verma but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the Central Vigilance Commission inquiry into corruption charges against him is over.
The apex court also said that any further decision against Verma would be taken by the high-powered committee which selects and appoints the CBI Director.This Includes Opposition Leader Also
The court also set aside the Centre’s decision to appoint senior IPS officer M Nageswara Rao, who was the joint director, as the interim chief of the agency.
The judgment on Tuesday was penned by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. However, the CJI didn’t attend the court and the judgment was pronounced by Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph.
Verma’s two-year tenure as CBI Director ends on January 31.
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Top Court Not Convinced By CBI On The Bofors

[New Delhi]Top Court Not Convinced By CBI On The Bofors So Dismisses CBI’s Appeal
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed CBI’s appeal against the Delhi High Court verdict discharging all the accused including Hinduja brothers in Rs 64 crore Bofors pay-off case.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not convinced with the grounds of the CBI on the delay in filing the appeal.
The apex court, however, said that an appeal against the same HC verdict filed by advocate Ajay Agarwal is pending and the CBI can raise all grounds in it.
The Rs 1,437-crore deal between India and Swedish arms manufacturer AB Bofors for the supply of 400 units of 155-mm Howitzer guns for the Indian Army was entered into on March 24, 1986.

Supreme Court Gets 4 New Judges ,Taking Strenth to 28

[New Delhi]Supreme Court Gets 4 New Judges
Justices Hemant Gupta,
R Subhash Reddy,
M R Shah and
Ajay Rastogi
were Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court, by Chief Justice Ranjn Gogoi ,taking its strength to 28.

Justice Gogoi [63]Sworn In As 46th CJI :SC’s New Era Begins

[New Delhi] Justice Gogoi Sworn In As 46th CJI :SC’s New Era Begins
Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Wednesday sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India.
He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to the 63-year-old Justice Gogoi at a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Darbar Hall.
Justice Gogoi will have a tenure of a little over 13 months and would retire on November 17, 2019.