37 dead, many of whom are missing after a bus fell in the canal in M.P.’s Sidhi district.
At least 37 people, including 16 women, have died after the bus they were traveling in fell from a bridge in a canal near the village of Patna in Sidhi district in Madhya Pradesh on the morning of February 16.
- After initially harvesting 18 bodies, rescuers have recovered another 19 bodies so far, Rewa’s division commissioner Rajesh Jain said. “A total of 37 bodies, including 16 women, 20 men and a child, have been removed from the Bansagar Canal so far,” he said, adding that a masterful investigation had been ordered.
- At first glance, 44 passengers were boarding the bus at the time of the accident, which happened around 8:30 am. “Seven people managed to swim to the edge of the canal after the incident and 37 bodies were found. All 44 passengers have been identified, ”Jain added.
- Early in the morning, Inspector General (Rewa region) Joga had confirmed the recovery of 18 bodies from the crash site. The bus landed in the canal near the town of Patna, about 80 km from the Sidhi district headquarters, around 8:30 a.m.
- The state government has canceled the opening ceremony of the ‘grih pravesh’ or house which Union Home minister Amit Shah will virtually attend in light of the bus crash.
- The cancellation of the event, which was scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at Minto Hall in Bhopal, was announced by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after his arrival at the scene.
- Amit Shah was to participate by videoconference in this program for beneficiaries of more than one lakh of houses built in Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
Arrest of Disha Ravi: Court asks Delhi police to share copy of FIR; DCW Failure Notice
A Delhi court on Tuesday ordered Delhi police to hand over to climate activist Disha Ravi, 21, a copy of the FIR relating to her arrest for allegedly sharing a “toolkit” on social media about the farmers’ protest, PTI reported.
- The court also allowed him to speak to his family. In addition to the FIR, the court also ordered the police to provide him with copies of the arrest memorandum and pre-trial detention document that had been posted to request his questioning.
- The court also allowed him to obtain warm clothes, masks and books. Metropolitan Chief Magistrate Pankaj Sharma allowed Ravi to talk on the phone with his family members for 15 minutes per day and to meet with his lawyer for 30 minutes per day, while in custody.
- The court approved the order on an application filed by Ravi through his lawyer.
- On Sunday, the court sent Ravi into custody for five days after the agency said his custodial questioning was needed to investigate a larger alleged plot against the Indian government and determine his alleged role in connection with Khalistán’s movement. .
Meanwhile, the Delhi Women’s Commission (DCW) on Tuesday issued a notice to Delhi police about Ravi’s arrest. With full knowledge of the facts, the women’s panel, in its letter to the police, sought the reasons why preventive traffic detention had not been requested.
Environmental activist Shantanu Muluk, a suspect in a case recorded by Delhi police in connection with the toolkit shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg over the ongoing farmers’ protest, was granted provisional bail from the Mumbai High Court on Tuesday .
- The higher court will approve his order on another defendant on Wednesday, according to a similar statement from defender Nikita Jacob.
- The case was filed under Articles 124 (a) (sedition), 153 (a) (promotion of enmity between different groups) and 120 (b) of the IPC’s criminal conspiracy.
OTT platforms: explain action taken, SC tells government
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court was unimpressed by the government’s presentation that it was “considering” regulation for over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
- The court issued a notice regarding a guilty plea filed by lawyers Shashank Shekhar Jha and Apurva Arhatia seeking suitable counsel / institution / association to monitor and manage content from various OTT / streaming platforms and digital media.
- Initially, during the hearing, the court asked the petitioners to address the government with their representation. However, the court later ruled that the government
- However, the court later ruled that the government should better present a written response to the petition. The motive argued that there is no law or autonomous body that regulates digital content to monitor and manage the content of OTT platforms made available to the general public without any kind of filtering or filtering, he said.
- However, last week, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said that 17 platforms, including Netflix, Disney + Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video, had adopted a “ set of tools ” for an effective implementation of the self-regulation code presented in February. 2020. The industry body added that it will also establish an “IAMAI Secretariat for the Code”, made up of representatives of the Code’s signatories and AIMAI.
Covid Watch: The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 1,09,26,678 at the time of this newsletter, with a death toll of 1,57222.
- Some cases of the most infectious South African and Brazilian strains of the coronavirus have been detected in India and people arriving from those countries could be tested more aggressively, the government said on Tuesday.
- The South African strain of the coronavirus has been detected in four people in the country and the Brazilian variant has been seen in one, according to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), a leading medical body.
- All five have been quarantined. There are 187 cases of the British strain in India, according to the ICMR, and all of their contacts have been isolated and tested.
India is now back in contention for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) after a 317 point victory over England in the second round in Chennai. They knocked out England by a measly 164 on the fourth day. England was chasing an impossible goal of 482. It was India’s biggest victory over tourists in terms of racing. India has now climbed to second in the WTC standings and needs to at least win one more and draw another in the four-game series to advance to the final in June.
The Supreme Court has registered a suo motu criminal contempt case against veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai for his August 2020 tweets in which he criticized the judiciary. The case was registered despite the refusal of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal to give his consent for the opening of a process for contempt