UP Police Arrest Journalist On The Way To Hathras
A Delhi reporter working for a Malayalam news portal was among four people arrested by Uttar Pradesh police on their way to Hathras. The arrests came hours after state police, under fire for their handling of the Hathras rape and murder case, claimed there was an international conspiracy to smear the government of l ‘State and start caste riots after the Hathras incident.
- The four were arrested at a toll booth in Mathura while traveling by car from Delhi to Hathras, police said. Mathura police said that of the four, “suspicious literature has been recovered, which could have a negative impact on the peace.”
- However, you have not yet disclosed the content or established the laws that the literature has violated. The four detainees were identified as Ateeq-ur-Rehman, Siddiqui Kappan, Masood Ahmed and Alam.
- Kappan is a journalist working for various Malayalam outlets and reportedly traveled to Hathras to cover the case on Monday.
- In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Kerala Labor Journalists Union called for Kappan’s release, saying he was trying to fulfill his duty as a journalist. “Hathras Police Station and the State Police Department have so far failed to provide any information about his arrest,” said Miji Jose, chairman of KUWJ.
Supreme Court asks UP government for affidavit on witness protection
- Supreme Court said on Monday it would guarantee investigation into alleged gang rape and murder of 19-year-old Dalit by men of the upper caste in Hathras CA is doing well.
- “We will ensure that the part of the investigation goes smoothly,” said Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde, who heads the three-judge bench.
- The court ordered the government of Uttar Pradesh to submit an affidavit stating that the witnesses in the case are protected.
The Chief Justice said there was no doubt what had happened to the victim was “horrible” and “shocking”. There was no doubt that the case was “extraordinary”, the court said.
Give me a free press and this government will not last long, says Rahul Gandhi
- At a press conference in Patiala on Tuesday, in response to a question of whether the central government was capable of making unilateral decisions only because of of weak opposition, former president Congressman Rahul Gandhi said: “Give me a free press and other key institutions and this government [NDA] will not last long.”
- He noted that the opposition in any country was operating within a framework that included the media, the judiciary and the institutions that protected the voice of the people.
- “In India, this whole image has been controlled and captured by the government of the Bharatiya Janata party; All the architecture designed to give people a voice has been captured ”.
- Gandhi described government control of institutions as a big problem. No other country in the world has faced a situation where even the media did not question the government when their land was confiscated by another nation.
- “Mr. Modi is not interested in the Indian people, he only cares about protecting and promoting their image, which would have been damaged if he had admitted the incursion from China. The media, helping to promote his image, I am also guilty, ”he said, before telling the journalist who asked the question that he“ also entered into slavery ”by not doing his job.
India is committed to a rules-based world order, Jaishankar told the Tokyo Quad meeting
- “Like-minded” countries should coordinate to counter the novel coronavirus pandemic which has brought about “profound transformation globally, “Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar said at the start of a meeting of the four foreign ministers from Australia, India, Japan and the United States during of the quadrilateral or “quadruple” dialogue held Tuesday in Tokyo.
- Jaishankar said that as a member of the UN Security Council next year, India will seek “collective solutions to global challenges,” including the pandemic and UN reform.
- “As vibrant and pluralistic democracies sharing common values, our nations have collectively affirmed the importance of maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.
- We remain committed to upholding the rules-based international order, supported by the rule of law, transparency, freedom of navigation in international seas, respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, and peaceful settlement disputes, “Jaishankar said, speaking to his Australian counterparts. Chancellor Marise Payne, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Japanese Chancellor Toshimitsu Motegi.
- Although he did not directly refer to the situation in the effective line of control with China, it is understood that the current confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops was one of the topics of discussion during the meeting as well as the issues highlighted by Jaishankar; “Connectivity and infrastructure development, security, including the fight against terrorism; cybersecurity and maritime security; and stability and prosperity in the region. “
Cinemas to open; I&B Ministry publishes guidelines
After an interval of more than six months, theaters will open on October 15. But it will not be the same, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) issues a set of protocols that allow only 50% of places, and no delivery of food in the corridors.
- According to the guidelines, only prepackaged foods will be allowed, face masks and thermal detection will be mandatory, show times will be staggered, and your contact number will be used to facilitate contact tracing later.
- Aside from the usual six-foot physical distance standards between two people and the provision of hand sanitizers in the common area in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the department, each alternate seat must be vacated, which means that when you and your loved ones go to a movie together, you should sit separately, with at least one seat space between them.
- Cinemas should also ensure that common areas, hallways and bathrooms are not overcrowded during intermissions. It could even mean not leaving the room during the interval.
- When leaving, the aisles must also ensure a staggered movement in the direction of the lines to avoid overcrowding and unlike in the days leading up to Covid, when multiplexes were showing many movies simultaneously on multiple screens, the I&B department suggested that the start time, interim period, and end time of a show on any screen.
- It does not overlap the departure time, the intermission. period or time of completion of a program on any other screen of a multiplex.
Three people share Nobel Prize in physics for their findings on black holes
- David Haviland, member of the Nobel Committee in Physics, left, and Goran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Academy of Sciences, announce the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics at a press conference at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden, October 6, 2020.
- The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists for their research into black holes, “one of the most exotic objects in the universe, which has become a staple of science and science fiction and where time seems to have stopped. ”According to the Nobel Committee.
- Briton Roger Penrose, 89, was honored for showing “that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes”, while Reinhard Genzel, 68, from Germany, and Andrea Ghez, 55, de The United States was jointly awarded for discovering “that an invisible and extremely heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the center of our galaxy,” the jury said.
- Incidentally, Ghez is just the fourth woman to receive the physics prize since 1901, when the first Nobel prizes were handed out.
The number of reported coronavirus cases from India stood at 67,25,222 at the time of publishing this newsletter, with the death toll at 1,04,088.