Visitors will not be allowed inside the Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal – Calcutta High Court:
Visitors will not be allowed inside the Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal, and the Puja mandap will be treated as a “buffer zone” this year, the Calcutta High Court said in an order Monday.
- A bench from the division of Judge Sanjib Banerjee and Judge Arijit Banerjee said that only organizers of Durga Puja committees can list pandals in numbers ranging from 15 to 25.
- No-registration notices are expected to be posted near pandals. this year. and an awareness campaign should be conducted to inform people about the Superior Court order, the court said.
- Having heard a public interest dispute over whether or not to allow Durga Pujas to the state during the Covid-19 pandemic, the court determined that the police do not have sufficient resources to control the crowd if the people go out on the streets.
- The court also ordered that the names of authorized Durga Puja organizers within the pandal puja be displayed outside the pandal, and this cannot be changed every day.
- The court also expressed disappointment that the state government did not come up with a plan to implement the previously issued guidelines. The court asked the state government to submit a report on the matter on November 5.
- The ordinance is of great importance as there are around 37,000 Durga Pujas across the state despite warnings from doctors that overcrowding during Durga Puja may make the pandemic worse. In recent days, the state has registered a new spike in Covid-19 cases.
Australia to Join Naval Exercise Malabar Next Month
Amid the ongoing clash with China in eastern Ladakh, the Defense Ministry announced on Monday that Australia will join the Naval Exercise Malabar 2020, comprised of India, Japan and The United States will take place next month, more than three years after Australia first applied for membership.
- The exercise is expected to take place in late November and the planning conference to finalize the modalities of the exercise is expected to take place near the end of October, according to an official source.
- This will formally bring together the military from the four countries of the Quad group. After years of reluctance due to Beijing’s sensitivity, India finally accepted Australia’s inclusion in Malabar, which began as a bilateral exercise between India and the United States in 1992 and expanded. to a trilateral format with the inclusion of Japan in 2015.
Very Disappointed in Republic Network Actions – BARC
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) viewer rating agency accused Republic TV of misrepresenting its private and confidential communication, saying it did not comment on the investigation ongoing on alleged handling of notes.
- In a statement, he said he was cooperating with the police as part of their ongoing investigation into the television rating tampering (TRP) case. Responding to Republic TV’s claims that an email from BARC proves that the channel was not involved in any alleged professional misconduct, the agency said it was “very disappointed” in the broadcaster’s actions.
- Mumbai police, following a complaint from the BARC, are investigating allegations of tampering with TRP ratings. Republic TV is one of the four channels studied. BARC’s statement came after Republic TV revealed what it said was an email conversation between the agency’s CEO Sunil Lulla and Republic Media Network CEO Vikas Khanchandani.
- Meanwhile, Bombay HC asks police to summon Arnab if he is to be charged at FIR: On Monday, the Bombay High Court asked the Mumbai police to issue a subpoena to Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami, if proposes to add him as a defendant in the FIR in the case of manipulation of the PRT.
A bench of the S.S. Shinde and M.S. Karnik heard a criminal petition filed by ARG Outlier Media Private Limited and Goswami, who is the managing director and publisher of Republic Media Network.
- The motive seeks to annul the FIR registered by the Kandivali police station against him on October 6. The charges were brought under Sections 409 (criminal breach of trust by an official, or by a banker, merchant or agent), 420 (cheating and dishonest enticement to surrender property), 120B (punishment for criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
- Senior Defender Harish Salve, who appeared on behalf of Goswami, argued that the Mumbai Police had a bad faith interest in arresting Goswami and requested interim protection from arrest. At this, the court said it could not approve this order because Goswami had not been named a defendant.
- Chief lawyer Kapil Sibal, representing the government of Maharashtra and the Mumbai police, said subpoenas would be issued to Goswami. However, he [Mr. Sibal] couldn’t promise that Goswami wouldn’t be arrested.
Muthiah Muralitharan Asks Vijay Sethupathi to ‘Get Away’ From His Biopic
Retired Sri Lankan cricketer icon Muthiah Muralitharan asked actor Vijay Sethupathi, who was scheduled to star in his biopic, 800, of ‘s ‘move away’ from the project so as not to find any problems in his career in the future. Vijay Sethupathi shared Muralitharan’s statement with a message “Nandri, Vanakkam” as if to suggest he will not play in 800.
- In a statement from the United Arab Emirates, Muralitharan, who currently works as a bowling coach for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Indian Premier League, said he “doesn’t want to be the reason for derailing the career of a great artist like Vijay Sethupathi “.
- As soon as the official 800 poster was released, political leaders and many in the Tamil film industry said the actor should not act in the biopic of someone who made comments perceived to be supportive. to the war led by Sri. Lankan forces against the LTTE, resulting in the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians.
Army detains Chinese soldier in Demchok area
A Chinese soldier was arrested in Demchok area in eastern Ladakh after crossing the Royal Line of Control (LAC), the army said on Monday.
- The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier was identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long. In accordance with established protocols, it will be returned to Chinese officials at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point after completing the formalities, the army said.
- ED questions Farooq Abdullah in J&K Cricket Association case: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah regarding alleged embezzlement of Cricket Association funds of Jammu and Kashmir, of which he was president.
- Abdullah, whose statements have been recorded in the case on several occasions since 2018, was summoned to the ED office in Srinagar for another round of questioning.
- The move came days after he, along with Mehbooba Mufti, who was recently released after 14 months in detention, and a few other political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir met over Article 370. The case ED’s money laundering claim alleging misappropriation of Rs 43.69 crore is based on an FIR registered in 2015 by the CBI at a High Court address in J&K.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 75.85,278 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a toll of 1,15,080.
More than half of Indian farmers oppose the three land reform laws passed by parliament last month, while only 35% support them, according to a new poll in 16 states by Gaon Connection Insights.
- Almost 40% expressed concern that the new laws would end public procurement and public procurement at minimum support prices. Despite widespread opposition to these laws, nearly 44% of those polled said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was “pro-farmer”, while only 28% said it was “anti-farmer”.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on the country’s youth to be flexible and adaptable to the changing nature of jobs. In virtually delivering the Mysore University Centennial Convocation speech, Modi underlined the importance of “training, retraining and skills upgrading” in today’s world and stressed that National Education Policy (NEP) recently introduced by your government has paid attention to this.