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SC warns delay in registering hate speech cases will be treated as contempt of court. 

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court dismissed the bail plea of AAP leader and former Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia in connection with money laundering related to Excise scam, according to media reports

The Delhi Police apprised the Supreme Court that it has decided to register an FIR on Friday over sexual harassment allegations levelled by seven women wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

A CBI team on Friday reached the residence of Satya Pal Malik, the former Governor of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, to gather more information in an alleged corruption case of Rs 60 crore.

India recorded 7,533 new coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 4.49 crore, while the active cases decreased to 53,852, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

10:13 PM

Delhi Metro services to be curtailed on Airport Line Sunday for maintenance work

Delhi Metro services will be curtailed on a section of the Airport Express Line for two hours in the morning of April 30 owing to a scheduled track maintenance work, officials said on Friday. The work will be undertaken between the Dhaula Kuan and Delhi Aerocity section of the corridor from 5:30 am to 7:30 am, they said.
9:30 PM

IMD starts issuing heat index on experimental basis

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday started issuing heat index for different parts of the country on an experimental basis, taking into account the air temperature and relative humidity.
7:56 PM

Supreme Court grants bail to Hardik Patel in 2015 Patidar stir case

The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to BJP leader Hardik Patel in a case lodged against him in connection with the violence during the Patidar stir in Gujarat in 2015 subject to his "diligent participation" in the investigation. A bench of Justice A S Bopanna and Justice Hima Kohli made its earlier order granting protection to Patel absolute.
7:25 PM

SCBA terms BCI resolution on same sex marriage highly inappropriate

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has condemned a resolution passed by the Bar Council of India which said the apex court should desist from hearing the pleas seeking legalisation of same-sex marriage, terming it "highly inappropriate."
6:51 PM

Delhi, Haryana to work in coordination to clean Yamuna: L-G office

Officials of Delhi and neighbouring Haryana will coordinate among themselves to enhance the impact of the efforts being made at the government level for cleaning and rejuvenating the Yamuna river, according to a statement. The statement from the Delhi lieutenant general's office said officials of the two states on Thursday attended the meeting of a high-level committee set up by the National Green Tribunal for the rejuvenation of the river.

6:42 PM

Delhi court denies bail to Sisodia in excise money laundering case

A Delhi court on Friday dismissed the bail application of AAP leader Manish Sisodia in a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam, saying the evidence prima facie "speaks volumes of his involvement in commission of the offence". Special Judge M K Nagpal denied the relief to Sisodia, saying that the prosecution was able to show a genuine and prima facie case for Sisodia's involvement in commission of the alleged offence of money laundering.
6:25 PM

IEDs, arms and ammunition seized in Jharkhand

Three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and arms and ammunition were seized in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Friday, a CRPF official said. Acting on a tip-off, a search operation was undertaken in Bere forest in Chipadohar area, around 160 km from Ranchi, and two IEDs weighing 7 kg each and one IED of 2.5 kg weight were unearthed, CRPF commandant P K Sahu said.
5:23 PM

Soren launches Jharkhand's first air ambulance service

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday launched the state's first air ambulance service from Ranchi to other parts of the country. Soren flagged-off the service for which an aircraft of the Redbird Airways has been taken on lease, an official of the state civil aviation department said.
5:06 PM

India likely to see heatwaves in May, particularly in eastern parts

India will probably experience heatwaves in May, especially in eastern states, the weather office said on Friday. The country will also probably receive average rainfall that month, the India Meteorological Department said in a statement.
5:02 PM

Civil aviation ministry's panel discusses sustainable aviation fuel

A committee on bio-aviation turbine fuel programme, constituted by the petroleum & natural gas ministry, has submitted its report on promoting the use of clean fuel in aviation, the civil aviation ministry said on Friday, as it listed out various initiatives being taken to reduce carbon emissions.

4:43 PM

BBC chairman Richard Sharp resigns over loan to Boris Johnson

Richard Sharp, the British Broadcasting Corporation's (BBC) chairman, resigned on Friday after it was discovered that he had concealed his role in helping to arrange a loan of roughly USD1 million for former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to CNN.
4:09 PM

Chhattisgarh: IED used in Dantewada blast planted by Naxalites 2 months ago, say police

The Chhattisgarh police on Friday said the powerful improvised explosive device (IED) that exploded killing 10 policemen and a civilian driver in Dantewada had been planted by Naxalites at least two months ago.

The explosive, however, remained undetected during the demining exercise conducted a day before the attack on Wednesday, they said.

3:56 PM

Pakistan's former PM Imran Khan gets bail in mutiny case

A top court here on Friday granted protective bail till May 3 to Imran Khan in a mutiny case registered against the former Pakistan prime minister.

Manzoor Ahmed Khan, a magistrate, earlier this month filed a first information report (FIR) at Islamabad's Ramna police station against the ousted prime minister for spreading hatred between the institutions and the public and for trying to cause unforgivable damage to the institutions and their top officers.

3:24 PM

Harassment allegations against WFI chief: Delhi Police tells SC FIR will be registered today

The Delhi Police apprised the Supreme Court that it has decided to register an FIR on Friday over sexual harassment allegations levelled by seven women wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Delhi Police, told a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha that the FIR would be registered today.

3:15 PM

10% of crop loss compensation for labourers employed by farmers: Punjab CM

Ten percent of the total compensation for crop damage will now go the labourers employed by farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Friday after a Cabinet meeting in Ludhiana. He said the decision was taken as when crop gets damaged due to heavy rains or hailstorms, farm labourers also lose work and income.

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First Published: Apr 28 2023 | 8:59 AM IST

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