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Two CPM MLAs Charged in 2012 Kannur Murder Case
The CBI has submitted a chargesheet in Thalassery Sessions Court in the case of Muslim Youth League worker Ariyil Abdul Shukoor’s murder in 2012. The CBI has charged CPM’s Kannur District Secretary P Jayarajan & MLA TV Rajesh with conspiracy to commit murder.
21-Year-Old Raped by 10 Men near Ludhiana in Punjab
A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by 10 men near Issewal village on the banks of Sidwan canal, about 15 km from Ludhiana, after the car she was travelling in with her friend was stopped and she was dragged out, police said today.
The woman was travelling with a man from Ludhiana to Issewal village on Saturday night when their car was stopped in Jagraon by men in three bikes, who were following them, Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Tarun Rattan said.
Bombay HC Extends Teltumbde’s Interim Protection
The Bombay High Court today extended Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde’s interim protection from arrest till 22 February and directed the Pune Police to release him on a personal bond and surety in case he is arrested before the next hearing.
Teltumbde, who is facing arrest by the Pune Police in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, was granted time till February 11 to exhaust all his legal remedies seeking protection from arrest.
He had approached the high court earlier this year, seeking anticipatory bail.
SC Refuses to Entertain BJP Plea Challenging Ban on Loudspeakers in WB
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the West Bengal BJP seeking to overturn the 2013 ban enforced by the Mamata Banerjee government on the use of loudspeakers in the state between February and March due to the class 10 and 12 board examinations.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan and Justice Sanjiv Khanna expressed unwillingness to allow the plea, leading senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi to withdraw it.
College Trust Cancels Mevani Event; Principal Quits in Protest
A local college cancelled its annual day function today, after its trustees got protest calls against Dalit leader and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani being made the chief guest.
Slamming the decision of the Brahamchari Vadi Trust, which runs the HK Arts College, principal Hemant Shah resigned from his post, claiming the trust “compromised on the freedom of expression” and gave in to threats by student leaders of a political party.
Mevani is an alumnus of the college. The trustees denied access to the auditorium, located on the campus, due to which the event had to be cancelled.
“Because of threat calls made by BJP goons, trustees of HK Arts college, Ahmedabad I graduated from cancelled the annual function where I was invited as chief guest. Was going to talk about life and mission of Babasaheb (Ambedkar). Salute to Principal Hemant Shah who resigned on moral ground,” Mevani tweeted.
Parliamentary Panel Summons Twitter CEO Jack, Issues 15 Day Notice
The Parliamentary Committee has issued a 15 day notice to Twitter’s global CEO Jack Dorsey. Twitter India’s representatives, including Director of Policy Mahima Kaul, were summoned by the panel today over citizen’s concern on Twitter.
Ruchira Kamboj Appointed as India’s Ambassador to Bhutan
Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj has been appointed as India’s next ambassador to Bhutan, the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
Kamboj, a 1987-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is presently India’s High Commissioner to South Africa.
She is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the ministry said in a statement.
Mamata to Leave for Delhi Tomorrow to Take Part in Opposition Rally
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for New Delhi on Tuesday to participate in the mega rally of non-BJP leaders convened by Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on 13 February against the Narendra Modi government.
She is likely to be in New Delhi till Thursday, a TMC leader said.
Director of Policy Mahima Kaul Summoned Before Parliamentary Panel
Director of Policy Mahima Kaul has been summoned before a parliamentary panel over citizen’s concern on Twitter.
Kargil Observes Shutdown over Setting up of Administrative Headquarters in Leh
The town of Kargil and adjoining areas observed a shutdown today to protest against the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up the permanent headquarters of the newly-created Ladakh division in Leh.
“Shops and business establishments are closed, while roads are deserted due to the shutdown called by local leaders in Kargil,” officials said.
Robert Vadra Arrives in Jaipur to Face ED
Robert Vadra and his mother Maureen Vadra arrived in Jaipur for questioning in connection with a money-laundering case related to a land scam in Bikaner.
Top Pentagon Official in Afghanistan Amid Push for Peace
The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.
School Teacher Allegedly Attacked With Acid in Ranchi
A woman sustained acid burns on her face after allegedly attacked by two persons, the police said on Sunday.
According to police, the woman — a teacher — was on her way back to home from school in an auto rickshaw after attending Saraswati Puja function.
590 gm Gold Paste Recovered at Goa’s Dabolim Airport
Air Customs officers of Goa customs apprehended a woman passenger, coming from Dubai, at Dabolim Airport. 590 gm of gold paste valued at Rs 18,08,840 was recovered from her.
The paste was kept in a polythene packet concealed in the waistband of her pair of jeans.
Delhi: Man Shot For Objecting Molestation of Female Friend
A man was shot at by two unidentified men in Delhi’s Kamla market late Sunday night after he objected to his female friend being molested by them.
The miscreants later fled away with the victim’s car. Both the men were later arrested by police, weapons recovered from their possession.
Former TN CM Jayalalithaa Death Probe: Madras High Court Rejects Petition of Apollo Hospital
Madras High Court rejects the petition of Apollo hospital in former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa death probe seeking stay on the Arumughaswamy Commission proceedings until a medical board is formed. The next date of hearing is 15 February.
HC Notice to Moin Qureshi on CBI’s Plea to Enhance Security Amount to Travel to UAE, Pak
The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi on a CBI plea to enhance the security amount he has to pay to travel abroad.
Justice Chander Shekhar sought the response of Qureshi on the agency’s plea seeking enhancing of security from Rs two crore to Rs six crore which Qureshi, accused in a cheating and corruption case, has been asked to furnish to travel to the UAE and Pakistan.
Nagaland Govt to File Affidavit Explaining Delay in Lokayukta Appointment
Nagaland government is to file an affidavit explaining the delay in appointment of Lokayukta.
The Tamil Nadu government directed to complete the process of Lokayukta appointment within four months.
SC Directs NCM to Decide on Representation Seeking Definition of Term ‘Minority’
SC asked national minority commission to decide representation seeking fresh definition of term “minority”.
Congress MPs Protest Against ‘Operation Kamala’ in Karnataka
Congress MPs held protests in Parliament premises against ‘Operation Kamala’ in Karnataka.
Naz Foundation Withdraws Petition Against 2013 Supreme Court Verdict
Naz Foundation withdrew curative petition filed from Supreme Court against its ruling on Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality.
Suspicious Movement Detected Around Army Camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri
Security personnel of Army Artillery unit at Rajarwani, Uri detected some suspicious movement around the camp and opened fire on Sunday night.
The area was cordoned off and is currently being searched jointly by the police and Army. Two people are being examined.
Five Arrested in Delhi’s Rohini, Weapons Seized
A team of Special Cell of Police apprehended five people after a brief shootout near Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini. Three out of the five people were injured and five weapons were seized from their possession. They are associates of the members of Neeraj Bawana gang and are wanted in two murder cases.
Fog Delays 17 Trains of Northern Railway
17 trains of Northern Railway are running late on Monday due to Fog and low visibility.
Gujarat Police Seize Demonetised Currency Notes Worth Rs 3.5 Cr
Gujarat: Police seized demonetized currency notes worth Rs 3.5 crore in Navsari on 10 February, reported ANI .
Shaileshgiri Goswami, Investigation Officer said, “Four persons have been arrested and the car from which the demonetized currency was recovered, has been seized.”