August 31, 2022

Uyghurs Detention News Updates: United Nations releases report on alleged rights violations in China’s Xinjiang region

Delhi Politics News LIVE Updates: Outside the Delhi LG’s office, Aam Aadmi Party officials and supporters organised a sizable protest. Police have detained AAP MLAs, including Saurabh Bharadwaj. To examine the state of law and order in the city, Aam Aadmi Party MLAs sought a meeting with the lieutenant governor of Delhi.

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Kamathipura case

Kamathipura Case: No woman should go through this, says Prakash Devi, the victim

They slapped me & hit me. Yes, I did (on being asked if she has gotten a case filed). Police are probing. They wanted to install banner outside my shop, I declined & told them to install it somewhere else, so they hit me… no woman should go through this, said Prakash Devi, the victim.A video went viral showing a man hitting & pushing a woman in Kamathipura, Mumbai on Aug 28, allegedly over installing a bamboo stick (for an ad) in front of woman’s shop without consent. A non-cognizable offence lodged at Nagpada PS, Mumbai Police revealed.

On average more than 90 lakh DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) payments are processed daily (in FY 2021-22). On average 28.4 crore digital transactions are performed in a day: Ministry of Electronics & IT

Indian Army contingent participates in Exercise Vostok-2022 in Russia

Tejas Mark 2 will fill critical capability void, essential to ensure timely induction: IAF chief

A Lord Ganesh idol made using 60 kg of onions, established by Jai Bhavani Ganesh Mandal in Kamargaon, Washim

A Lord Ganesh idol made using 60 kg of onions, established by Jai Bhavani Ganesh Mandal in Kamargaon, Washim

Jharkhand cabinet approves the hiring of a charter aircraft for one month to facilitate the travel of VIPs/VVIPs to undertake government business

Sidhu Moose Wala’s Murder

Two suspects arrested from Kenya, Azerbaijan in Moose Wala’s murder case, India in touch with authorities

Delhi reports 271 fresh cases and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases stand at 1,621

Delhi reports 271 fresh cases and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases stand at 1,621

Vasudha Gupta assumes charge as DG, AIR News

Clear the air on ‘opinion received’ from EC about Soren’s continuation as Jharkhand CM, UPA MLAs write to state Governor

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan felicitates Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Cochin

Mahanagar gas says Manoj Jain ceases to be Chairman: Reuters

Sidhu Moosewala Murder: SC seeks details of FIRs filed against Lawrence Bishnoi

POCSO Case: Police issues lookout notice against the chief pontiff of Murugha Math in Chitradurga

We’ve already issued a lookout notice (against accused seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the chief pontiff of Murugha Math in Chitradurga). We are questioning the female warden, she has not been detained. The investigation is underway, said Chitradurga SP, K Parashurama.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde visits MNS President Raj Thackeray amid Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited MNS President Raj Thackeray at his residence in Mumbai amid Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. “It was a courtesy meet, I enquired about his health as he was recently operated upon,” said Shinde

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde visits MNS President Raj Thackeray amid Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations

A delegation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) calls on Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi

A delegation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) calls on Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi

I request all CMs to conduct surveys in their respective states for the rights of children: Chairman of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

I’d like to thank UP CM & UP Minority Affairs Minister for having taken cognizance & ordered a survey for the same. I request all CMs to conduct surveys in their respective states for the rights of children. No communal right can be above the right of children, said Priyank Kanoongo. Owaisi sir is lying, misleading the minorities & playing with the rights of youth. Article 30 argument won’t apply as govt is the custodian of rights of children who are out of school. We’ve to go to Madrassas to know the data on out-of-school children, he added.

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Indian women who died in Portugal

We are aware of the Indian women who died in Portugal. I am not aware of the full details. We are in touch with the family. This is a very unfortunate incident, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Indian women who died in Portugal.

BJP General secretaries to meet BJP National President JP Nadda this evening

MEA spokesperson on reports of China infrastructure in the Karakoram region

I do not have any information to specifically share about without knowing the details on this issue now. The govt keeps a watch on all developments having a bearing on our security, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on some reports of China infrastructure in the Karakoram region.

MEA spokesperson on singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder

One suspect each in Kenya & Azerbaijan has been taken into custody. We are in contact with our officials in both countries for further steps, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder.

MEA spokesperson on singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder

UP govt is continuously & sincerely working for minorities, Owaisi always does misleading politics, says UP Minority Minister Danish Ansari

UP govt is continuously & sincerely working for minorities. Whether it is modernising 4 Madrasas or empowering the Madrasa Muslim youth, the Yogi govt is working for the Muslim community’s advancement, said UP Minority Minister Danish Ansari.Apart from 16,513 legal Madrasas, many other Madarsas in diff districts have been established which are not recognized by the board. Their data needs to be with govt to check whether the students studying there are getting quality education & facilities, he added.He continued to talk about UP Government’s efforts while taking a dig against Owaisi, UP government is thus getting a survey done to ensure the same. Owaisi Sahab (AIMIM chief) always does misleading politics. But today’s Muslims are well-aware, they know what’s good for their development & they trust the Yogi govt, he said.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina will visit India from September 5 to 8: MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is also likely to visit Ajmer. In recent yrs, both sides have sustained a high level of engagement between the two countries. The forthcoming visit of Sheikh Hasina will further strengthen relationship between the two countries, said MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar features on JDU posters.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar featured on JDU posters, where he promised good governance, and gave slogan ‘Pradesh mein dikha, desh mein dikhega’ ahead of the 2024 general elections; visuals from JDU office in Patna.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar features on JDU posters.

India at UN

India at UN urges global community to call out Pakistan for supporting terror outfits

POCSO Case: Police arrests female warden of the hostel who filed complaint against SK Basavarajan

A female warden of the hostel who filed a complaint against SK Basavarajan has been detained by police for more investigation. She’s the second accused in POCSO case filed against seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, the chief pontiff of Murugha Math in Chitradurga, said SP Parashuram.Chitradurga court grants bail to JDS MLA SK Basavarajan and his wife Sowbhagya in connection with kidnapping of students who stayed in Muruga mutt’s hostel.

PM Modi to inaugurate multiple development projects in Karnataka, Kerala

Jharkhand Political Crisis: MLAs of CM Hemant Soren’s party and Congress meet Governor

Delhi LG VK Saxena on Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi LG V K Saxena charges CM Arvind Kejriwal with resorting to ‘diversionary tactics’ and ‘false accusations’

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging constitutional validity of CA amendment Act

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre and others on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of various sections of the Chartered Accountants Amendment Act and the Company Secretaries Amendment Act. Meanwhile, a plea challenging sections 21(9), 21A(6) and (7) and 21B (6) and (7) of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 as amended by The Chartered Accountants (CA) and Company Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 2022, was filled earlier. A petition seeking to issue directions declaring the aforesaid provisions are ultra vires to the Constitution as being contrary to the principles enunciated in articles 14, 19(1)(g) and 21 and to quash said provisions to the extent they run contrary to the principles enunciated in the Constitution.

Railways Police bust inter-state job racket, 5 held

Five people were held for impersonating trainee ticket examiners, as Railways Police busted a job racket on Wednesday. The case has been registered under sections 419, 420, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under sections 147 and 149 of the Indian Railways Act at the Police station at New Delhi Railway Station. The racket had inter-state network and ramifications, all of which stand unearthed now, said Railways Police.

The government (Jharkhand) is busy with themselves. The administrative system isn’t working, urgent action was needed in the incident that happened in Dumka. Jharkhand government looked insensitive

– Union Minister Arjun Munda on Dumka girl who died after being set ablaze by a man

Amit Shah launches CAPF eAwas web portal

Union Minister Amit Shah said, “increasing housing satisfaction ratio for Central Armed Police Forces personnel is a priority area of govt, thus, a common web portal by the name ‘CAPF eAwas’ for online allotment is being launched.” He called the launch of web portal a key step towards PM Narendra Modi’s commitment to increasing the Housing Satisfaction Ratio among the paramilitary personnel.

Over 36 Congress leaders, J-K NSUI leaders resign in solidarity with Ghulam Nabi Azad

Over 36 Congress leaders including leaders of the National Students’ Union of India, the youth wing of the Congress party, from various universities in Jammu have submitted their resignations in solidarity with Ghulam Nabi Azad’s who recently announced his exit from the grand old party. Among those who resigned include State Vice President Anirudh Raina and State General Secretary Manik Sharma who stepped down from the basic membership of the NSUI. The development comes just in the wake of mass resignations from the Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Congress party in support of Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Rupee slips 4 paise to close at 79.56 (provisional) against US dollar

Sensex tanks 770.48 points to end at 58,766.59; Nifty falls 216.50 points to 17,542.80

SC orders MHA to obtain verification reports from eight states

Supreme Court ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs to obtain verification reports from Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, and Jharkhand on the steps taken on alleged attacks on Christian institutions and priests. Supreme Court asked Chief Secretaries of these States to ensure and give information regarding registration of FIRs, status of the investigation, arrests made, and charge sheets filed. Court granted two months to conduct the exercise.

RSS Samanway Baithak to be held in Raipur from Sept 10

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, heads of different Sangh affiliates, BJP president JP Nadda and BL Santhosh are likely to participate in the meeting.

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on LCA Mark 2 fighter aircraft dev project

“Tejas Mark 2 will fill a critical capability void. Therefore, it’s essential that all stakeholders should need to work in tandem to ensure the timely induction of this aircraft into IAF,” said IAF chief. He also stated that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the rapidly depleting strength of fighter squadrons of IAF & phasing out of the MiG 21 aircraft in coming years. “It will give a tremendous boost to the indigenous design & development of our next-gen fighter aircraft. It’ll further ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative in domain of aircraft manufacturing,” he added.

JMM delegation to meet Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais

Th meeting will take place at 4 pm today amid political crisis, reported PTI citing Raj Bhavan sources

RBI working on guidelines to regulate First Loss Default Guarantee (FLDG)

Kerala HC orders police protection for Adani’s Vizhinjam port construction

Kerala Assembly passes contentious University Laws (Amendment) Bill 2022 which will curtail Governor’s powers as Chancellor

Mahindra & Mahindra posts 87% jump in domestic passenger vehicles sales

Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday reported an 87 per cent increase in domestic passenger vehicles sales at 29,852 units in August. The company had sold 15,973 units in the same month last year, M&M said in a regulatory filing.
Sales of cars and vans were at 336 units in the month under review, up from 187 units in the year-ago month. In the commercial vehicles segment, the company said it sold 21,492 vehicles in August 2022, as against 8,814 units in the same month last year.

Sensex slumps 699 points; IT stocks dip

The Indian stock market’s key indices, Sensex and Nifty, were trading with a loss of more than one per cent in the afternoon session on Thursday dragged by heavy selling pressure in IT stocks amid weak global sentiments and concerns over economic growth. The 30 stock S&P BSE Sensex was trading 699.1 points or 1.17 per cent down at 58,837.97 points at 1.20 pm against its previous session’s close at 59,537.07 points.

Sri Lankan shares jump as IMF provisionally agrees on $2.9 billion loan

Sri Lankan shares kicked off September on a positive note on Thursday, extending gains to a third day, after the crisis-hit country reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a loan of about $2.9 billion. At the close of trade, the CSE All-Share index was up 2.02% at 9,254.81. Last month, the index had surged 17.33%, its biggest since January 2021.

Shivpal Yadav announces formation of new outfit

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia founder Shivpal Yadav on Thursday announced formation of a new organisation for the Yadav community, and said it will fight for the cause of social justice. Yadav said the organisation — Yadav Renaissance Mission — was not for or against any political party.
While Shivpal is the patron of the organisation, former MP from Sambhal DP Yadav is its president while writer Vishwatma is founder member of the Mission.

CBI raided Manish Sisodia’s residence, went to his village and searched his bank locker, but found nothing, but it is under pressure to arrest him

– Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal

Russia launches war games with China, others

Russia on Thursday launched weeklong war games involving forces from China and other nations in a show of growing defense cooperation between Moscow and Beijing as they both face tensions with the U.S. The maneuvers are also intended to demonstrate that Moscow has sufficient military might for massive drills even as its troops are engaged in military action in Ukraine.

Income Tax Dept raids Kolkata-based business group

The Income Tax Department has raided 28 premises spread in West Bengal and Jharkhand belonging to a prominent Kolkata-based business group engaged in the manufacturing of power transmission and distribution structures, steel structures, steel ERW pipes, and polymer products among others, Union Finance Ministry said on Thursday. The search and seizure operation by the Income Tax Department was carried out on 24th August 2022. During the course of the search operation, various methods of tax evasion adopted by the group were unearthed.

SC allows voting on the resolution plan of ADAG’s Reliance Commercial Finance

WB coal mining scam: Delhi HC extends custody parole of accused

The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended by five days the custody parole of an accused, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering investigation linked to an alleged coal mining scam in West Bengal. Justice Jasmeet Singh granted relief to Gurupada Maji to enable him to attend certain rituals following the death of his mother last month. The court, while dealing with the plea of the accused for extension of his release, said that instead of September 3, his custody parole will end on September 8.

Flood situation in Pakistan highly likely to boost disease spread

The catastrophic flood situation in Pakistan will highly likely increase the spread of disease, says the World Health Organization (WHO), as the country continues its relentless battle against the deadly deluges. In its latest situation report on flooding in Pakistan, the WHO pointed out that the heavy monsoon rain which started in mid-June are continuing in many parts of the country and have affected 116 districts (75 per cent) out of the total 160, Geo News reported.
The most affected province is Sindh, followed by Balochistan. As of August 25, more than 33 million people have been affected and over 6.4 million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 421,000 refugees, the WHO report highlighted.

Three BJP MLAs marshalled out of Delhi Assembly for entire special session

Three BJP MLAs were on Thursday marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly for the entire session following an argument with Deputy Speaker Rakhi Birla who did not heed their demand to take up their calling attention notices before a discussion on the no-confidence motion. The rest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs walked out of the House soon after.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had brought in the no-confidence motion on Monday to show that the alleged “Operation Lotus” of the BJP had failed in Delhi. Birla said no calling attention notice will be taken up till the no-confidence motion is debated and voted on.

Boeing sees Indian airlines raising capacity by 25% over next year

Planemaker Boeing Co expects Indian airlines to boost their capacity by at least 25% over the next year as demand rebounds quickly in the world’s fastest-growing major market, an executive said on Thursday.
“We are forecasting airlines to rebound quickly and add 25%-plus percent annual seats back into the market,” Dave Schulte, the managing director for regional marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told reporters.

August manufacturing growth continues to trend higher on strong demand

India’s manufacturing sector activity in August witnessed the second-strongest improvement in operating conditions in nine months, boosted by strengthening demand conditions and softening inflation concerns, a monthly survey said on Thursday. Production volumes were also supported by a pick-up in exports and upbeat projections for the year-ahead outlook. Firms were at their most optimistic for six years. The seasonally adjusted S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was little changed from July’s reading of 56.4, posting 56.2 in August.

Delhi Police files FIRs under UAPA against Bishnoi, Goldie Brar

Delhi Police has filed two FIRs under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against numerous infamous gangsters of Delhi and Punjab including Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldie Brar. Bishnoi and Brar are accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. According to the police, the action has been taken on the orders of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

“The Delhi Police Special Cell has taken this big action against many famous gangsters of two big gangs of Delhi Punjab which have become synonymous with terror and crime. In which two FIRs have been registered under UAPA against a dozen gangsters of Lauresh Vishnoi gang and Bambiha Neeraj Babaniya gang,” said the police.

India’s Q1 growth may not deter RBI from raising rates

India’s lower-than-expected economic growth in April-June is unlikely to alter the course for the Reserve Bank of India that is anchored to taming inflation with more rate hikes, analysts said. Asia’s third-largest economy grew 13.5% in the April-to-June quarter, its fastest pace in a year, though below the 15.2% forecast by economists in a Reuters poll, data showed on Wednesday.
Growth, however, was well above 4.1% in the previous quarter. For 2022/23, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has projected economic growth at 7.2%.

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