3 activists walk free on HC’s prod, 48 hours after bail order
Thursday, 17 June 2021 It took a second intervention in less than 48 hours by the DelhiHC to finally ensure Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha and JNU’s Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal were released from Tihar jail on Thursday. Despite getting bail from the HC on Tuesday, the trio, who had been arrested in May last year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in the northeast Delhi riots conspiracy case, had to remain behind bars.
Today, Twitter appointed Vinay Prakash as Resident Grievance Officer for India. The appointment was announced on the official website of Twitter. The company has also published its compliance report for the period of May 26, 2021, to June 25, 2021.
For previous updates on the Twitter issue with new IT rules, watch:
Twitter informs Delhi HC that it will take 8 more weeks to appoint an RGO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyRrYQDmJt4
Twitter yet to comply with new IT rules; Delhi HC says govt can take action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O6qzipiXDc
Twitter receives final notice from MeitY to comply with new IT rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyyFBx1h9r8&t=3s
Social media platforms under scrutiny for not yet complying with Intermediary Rules: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_QcAGkpCQ&t=1s
#Twitter #VinayPrakash #ITRules
The Indian Space Research Organisation is getting back into launch activity at Sriharikota spaceport; Today in the afternoon, three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir; WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said that the organisation is likely to take a decision on EUL of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin within four to six weeks; The centre has informed the Delhi High Court that it has asked all states and Union territories to ensure strict compliance with the national directives for Covid management.
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The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to take action on the Unifrom Civil Code so that youth belonging to different communities, tribes, castes or religions who solemnise their marriage “ought not be forced to struggle with issues” arising due to conflicts in various personal laws.
#UniformCivilCode #DelhiHC #UCC
Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in clashes that broke out in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, will be laid to rest at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard in New Delhi; Today, the IMA warned the Kerala government against easing Coronavirus restrictions ahead of Eid al-Adha or Bakrid; The Uttar Pradesh government has now made it mandatory for travellers entering the state to produce a negative RT-PCR report; The government has prepared a big legislative agenda for the Monsoon session of Parliament beginning tomorrow.
#DanishSiddiqui #Jamia #MonsoonSession
19-year-old Rambhakt Gopal who had shot at anti-CAA protesters at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia university last year was arrested by the Haryana Police on Monday. He was nabbed for allegedly making communal speeches in Pataudi.
#AntiCAAshooter #HaryanaMahapanchayat #Gopal
Seven European Union countries - Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and Spain - and Switzerland have cleared the Serum Institute of India's Covishield amid travel pass row, sources have said; Elections every few years to change the ruler need not be a guarantee against tyranny of those elected, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said at a function; A National Investigation Agency court Thursday discharged Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi in the only pending UAPA and sedition case against him. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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While granting bail to student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday made some sharp observations on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, its interpretation by the government and the Delhi Police’s decision to file the case under the stringent law.
#DelhiHC #Natasha Narwal #DevanganaKalita,
Today, the Delhi High Court has granted bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal, and Devangana Kalita. The three were arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act during the North East Delhi riots.
#UAPA #NEDelhiRiots #BailGranted
Today, Mamata Banerjee met with Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi; Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the US has ‘really messed it up’ in Afghanistan, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pointed out that Kerala now accounts for 50% of all new Covid-19 cases in the country; Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is planning on having 70 aircraft within four years for a new airline.
#MamataBanerjee #SoniaGandhi #AkasaAir
BJP leader Basavaraj Somappa Bommai today took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. Fourteen opposition parties, led by the Congress, met in Delhi today to chalk out a strategy to take on the centre over the Pegasus phone-hacking scandal. India recorded 43,654 new coronavirus cases, 47 per cent higher than yesterday when fresh cases dipped below 30,000 for the first time in nearly four months. 18 labourers, sleeping on the road in front of a bus they had been travelling in, were crushed to death.
#KarnatakaCM #BasavarajBommai #Covid19