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SC rejects Tamil Nadu govt's plea seeking 50% OBC quota in medical colleges

DNA Monday, 26 October 2020
A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao rejected the pleas seeking implementation of 50% OBC reservation in Tamil Nadu for All-India Quota (AIQ ) seats in State-run medical colleges this academic year.
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Comedian Kunal Kamra faces contempt proceedings for tweets against the Supreme Court. The Attorney General KK Venugopal on Thursday gave nod for criminal contempt proceedings against the comedian. KK Venugopal said the tweets ‘crossed the line between humour and contempt of court’. “I have gone through each one of the tweets which you have annexed for consent to proceed by way of criminal contempt against Kunal Kamra. The tweets which I am extracting below are not only in bad taste but clearly cross the line between humour and contempt of the court”, Venugopal said in his letter. “I therefore grant consent to proceed by way of initiating contempt proceedings against Kunal Kamra”. “The other tweets also are highly objectionable and it would perhaps be for the court to decide the question as to whether these tweets also would constitute criminal contempt of the Supreme Court of India,” Venugopal said. Watch the full video for more details.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin held a protest rally in Tamil Nadu's Salem against Centre's farm laws on December 05. While addressing the protest, Stalin questioned Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K. Palaniswami. He said, "We went to Court against the laws. Kerala and Punjab have already approached Court. Our CM says he's a farmer first, why has he not taken any step?" Meanwhile, fifth round of talks between the central govt and farmers are scheduled to be held today in Delhi.

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