25th October 2020

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Daily NEWS Summary: 23.09.2020

Opposition parties organize series of protests in parliament

Opposition parties staged three rounds of protests in parliament on the last day of the monsoon session. The leader of the opposition to Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met with President Ramnath Kovind and urged him not to approve the three agricultural bills passed in parliament.

  • Wednesday at noon, more than 75 MPs of Rajya Sabha of Congress, Trinamool Congress (TMC), DMK, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), CPI, CPI-M, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Samajwadi Party and the NCP staged a silent protest march from Gandhi statue to Ambedkar statue, both located in the Parliament complex.
  • Hours later, another group of lawmakers from the TRS and TMC held a brief DNA. In the evening, Lok Sabha’s MPs organized another march.
  • Opposition parties also held two rounds of meetings to strategize to continue the campaign against the Three Farm Bills. The parties had sent a joint memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to return the invoices on the grounds that their approval to Rajya Sabha was flawed.
  • This petition should serve as the basis for future legal proceedings. Sources said opposition parties were divided over whether to move the Supreme Court on the issue.
  • A day after Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 and six other bills, opposition leaders criticized the government for rushing to pass legislation in an almost empty house without the good ones. discussions. Trinamool Congressman Derek O’Brien said the monsoon session of Parliament was a “sham,” without discussing any of the important issues, while Congressman Jairam Ramesh said the amendment to the essentials law, which would only help black accumulators and merchants, was passed in an empty house.

Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh summoned in drug related case

Actors Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh have been summoned by the Bureau of Narcotics Control (NCB) in a surprising twist of drug research linked to the Sushant Singh Rajput investigation.

  • Everyone has been invited to introduce themselves within the next three days. These are the most well-known names emerging from a growing investigation of drug use claims linked to the film industry.
  • Padukone was called Friday and Rakul Preet tomorrow. Ali Khan and Kapoor will be questioned on Saturday, and fashion designer Simone Khambatta will also be questioned tomorrow, authorities said.

No Coercive Action Against Facebook, Delhi Assembly Says

The Delhi Legislative Assembly told the Supreme Court today that “no coercive action is planned” against Ajit Mohan, vice president and general manager of Facebook India, when its commission a “witness” to the allegations related to the riots in Delhi.

  • Judge S.K. Kaul, at the head of a bench of three, pointed out that there is a disparity between what Singhvi presents in court about the nature of the summons and what is actually said there.
  • In his petition, Mohan and Facebook, represented by senior lawyers Harish Salve and Mukul Rohatgi respectively, accused the assembly of threatening him with a “breach of privilege” if he did not appear before the committee and testify.
  • They said the committee did not have the power to compel him to testify. Rohatgi argued that the Delhi Assembly panel had predetermined that Facebook was colluding in the Delhi riots.
  • Mohan was summoned to appear before the Committee on September 23. After Singhvi told the court that the committee adjourned the meeting, the court asked the assembly not to schedule further meetings with the Facebook official at this time as the case was under consideration.
  • When issuing the notice, the court asked Singhvi to present its response, recording the clarifications. The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for October 15.

Government Issues Notice to Sudarshan TV

The Union government informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a case notice was issued to Sudarshan TV under the Cable TV Networks Act against its content.

  • Program, ‘Bindas Bol’, which accuses Muslims of “infiltrating” public services with the help of funds from organizations linked to terrorism abroad.
  • On September 15, a bench of three judges led by Judge D.Y. Chandrachud had continued to broadcast episodes of the show. When the court issued the court order, four episodes had been broadcast on television.
  • Meanwhile, the court order of September 15 on the broadcast of the program would continue. The judiciary examines several issues, including the point beyond which freedom of expression in the media undermines the dignity of a community.
  • The court is also examining the broader aspect of strengthening the electronic media self-regulatory mechanism. He noted that the way the Muslim community was portrayed in “Bindas Bol” was “clearly offensive”.

Saudi Arabia Bans Flights To and From India

Saudi Arabia has banned flights to and from India as of Tuesday amid a surge in coronavirus cases. In a circular issued Tuesday, the Saudi General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA) said it was “suspending travel to and from the following countries; (India, Brazil and Argentina), including anyone who has stayed in one of the countries mentioned above during the last 14 days before their arrival in the Kingdom.

  • “However, it excludes” passengers who have official government invitations.
  • “The GACA circular, entitled” Suspension of travel to countries where it has been unleashed the Covid-19 virus “, was sent to all airlines and companies.
  • Charter flights operating at airports in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates host a large population of Indian immigrants.

Peasants ‘rights activist Akhil Gogoi’s group to form a political party

The group of imprisoned peasants’ rights activist Akhil Gogoi, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), is expected to form a political party in late September, following consultations with 70 other groups that had jointly protested the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

  • The move follows the launch of the regional Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) by the Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), two large state student organizations.
  • Saikia said that the regional parties in Assam should have ideally come together to face the BJP in the 2021 assembly elections.
  • The AJP did not respond to the KMSS call to respond to its call for unity before September 20.

The number of reported coronavirus cases in India stood at 57,16,409 at the time of publishing this news summary, with a death toll of 91,060.

  • Delhi’s Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, was admitted to the city’s Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital after complaints of fever and shortness of breath. He had been in isolation at his official residence since testing positive for Covid-19 on September 14.
  • Suresh Angadi, Union Minister of State for Railways and BJP Member of Parliament for Belgavi, Karnataka, passed away today. He had been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi after testing positive for Covid-19. He is the second deputy to succumb to the coronavirus, after Congressman H Vasanthakumar, who died last month.
  • In the compensation contract relating to the Rs 60 billion contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, sellers Dassault Aviation and MBDA have so far “unconfirmed” technology transfer in technical assistance to the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on the development of engines (Kaveri) for light combat aircraft, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in a report presented in parliament on Wednesday.
  • DRDO has successfully tested a locally developed laser-guided anti-tank missile at a firing range at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, authorities said Wednesday. The weapon, with a range of up to 4 km, has the potential to significantly enhance the firepower capabilities of the Indian army, especially along the borders with Pakistan and China, authorities said.
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