Prashant Bhushan hearing
In an emotionally charged sentencing hearing today, the Supreme Court questioned the firm determination displayed by civil rights lawyer Prashant Bhushan not to apologize for contempt, saying, “You hurt someone, owe the pain.”
“What’s wrong with an apology?
Is it a sin to apologize?Asked Judge Arun Mishra.
- The court gave Bhushan an opportunity to apologize after he was sentenced for contempt of court Bhushan responded yesterday by saying that he could not, in good conscience, make such an apology.
- Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, the country’s top judicial official, urged the court not to punish Bhushan. He said it was an opportunity for the court to enhance its greatness through its compassion. He suggested that the court should “warn Bhushan and let him go.”
“This institution must accept criticism, and not just criticism, but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are quite broad. Dhavan also argued that an apology cannot be forced, and disagreed with the attorney general, arguing that even a reprimand was unnecessary“Bhushan’s lawyer Rajeev Dhavan said
“Although the Attorney General says a reprimand is in order, I will say a general statement from you is enough. There is no need for reprimand, ”
“Criticize us, but don’t give us reasons,” Judge Mishra said, ending the process. He will retire on September 2.said Dhavan.
- Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned a contempt case against Prashant Bhushan. The court, led by Judge Mishra, requested that the case be published in another competent court on September 10.
- This particular contempt case arose as a result of comments on judicial corruption that Bhushan made in an interview with Tehelka magazine in 2009.
- The case was suddenly put on the bench of Judge Mishra recently after a hiatus of eight years.
Monsoon session of parliament likely from September 14 to October 1
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommended that the monsoon session of parliament be held from September 14 to October 1. There will be a total of 18 sessions. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Parliament is likely to see various measures for the first time, such as a staggered session of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and the use of cameras and galleries to welcome members, in addition to strict physical distancing rules. officials said. According to Rajya Sabha’s clerk, members of the Upper House will sit in both chambers and galleries during the session.
Seven Lakhs Of Users Affected By Rail Yatri Security Breach, Says Report
Data Breach In RailYatri Online Travel Market Affected About 7 Lakhs Of Users, Says Safety Report From Safety Research Lab Detectives. Security detectives said he reported the breach to RailYatri and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
- RailYatri in an official statement said that the server in question was a test server and was immediately connected from the network after CERT-In informed it of the security issue.
“We would like to clarify that the report suggesting that 7.00,000 email addresses were disclosed in three days is in fact incorrect, as it would be impossible for this to happen because the server contains at most one day of data,”said declared RailYatri.
Greta Thunberg speaks on behalf of students protesting exams amid pandemic
Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke today in support of the nationwide ‘JEE NEET reporter’ student movement, claiming that pass of exams during a pandemic was “deeply unfair” to students.
“It is deeply unfair that Indian students are being asked to take national exams during the Covid-19 pandemic and when millions of people have also been affected by extreme flooding. I agree with your call to #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID, ”tweeted the global icon, who has 4.1 million followers on Twitter.
- Parents and students across the country have called for postponement of medical and engineering entrance exams in light of pandemic and flooding
- Parents and students from across the country have been calling for a postponement of the engineering and medical entrance exams in view of the pandemic and floods in different states.
- But the government has so far remained firm that the exams will take place as scheduled.
- The entrance exams for undergraduate engineering courses (JEE) will begin from September 1, while the entrance exam for medical courses (NEET) will be conducted on September 13.
The number of reported coronavirus cases from India stood at 32,20,879 at the time of publishing this newsletter, with the death toll at 59,449. The Health Ministry today said that India is in conversation with Russia about its Sputnik-5 Covid-19 vaccine, which was recently launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“As far as Sputnik-5 vaccine is concerned, India and Russia are in communication. Some initial information has been shared,”said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry.
The Interpol has issued a Red Notice against Ami Modi, wife of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank fraud case, Nirav Modi.
- The notice was issued in connection with the money-laundering probe being conducted by the Enforcement Directorate.
- Modi had left India along with his wife and other family members in the first week of January 2018, shortly before the CBI registered FIRs against them.
- The ED probe has revealed the alleged role of Ami Modi, a U.S. citizen, in the laundering of funds generated through diversion of loans extended by the bank.
- At least ten people died and several others were injured after a five-storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra’s Raigad district on Monday evening.
- About 25 people are still feared trapped in the rubble. Three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) reached the crash site at 1.10 a.m. on Tuesday. The NDRF personnel managed to rescue a four-year-old boy from the debris.