Government Rules To Regulate OTT Platforms “Lack Of Teeth” – SC
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; The Supreme Court said that the government’s new rules to regulate over-the-top (OTT, ) platforms did not have the strength to punish violators or filter offensive content,
- While protecting, Aparna Purohit, the director of Amazon Prime Video India, web series of “Tandav” row, Justice Bhushan said.
“We have reviewed your 2021 information technology rules (guidelines for intermediaries and code of ethics for digital media), these are just guidelines.
No sanction or fine is foreseen, What is the mechanism to control it [content]?Judge Ashok Bhushan, asked Attorney General Tushar Mehta.
- Mehta agreed to consider drafting new regulations or even legislation to address the court’s concern about OTT platforms.
- The court ordered that the regulation / legislation, once adopted, be submitted to the court.
Owner of a vehicle parked near the Ambani residence found dead
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; Hiren Mansukh, owner of the explosive vehicle which was found parked near the residence of Mukesh Ambani last week, was found dead in a stream in nearby Thane.
- The investigations will now be handled by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
- Mansukh (45) was missing on Thursday evening. The body was found on the shores of the cove along the Mumbra Reti Bunder road, a senior Thane police official said.
- A Scorpio with gilettin sticks inside was found near Antilia, Ambani’s multi-story residence in southern Mumbai, on February 25.
Mamata will fight from Nandigram,
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the candidates for 291 of the state’s 294 assembly seats.
- Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Bimal Gurung faction will announce the names of the three remaining sieges in the Darjeeling Hills.
- Trinamool Congress President (TMC) said that she will be competing in the Nandigram Assembly constituency of Purba Medinipur district.
- Party’s list of candidates includes people from different sectors of society, such as women, youth, movie stars, athletes and retired bureaucrats.
- The list includes 51 women, 79 scheduled castes and 17 tribal candidates.
- Banerjee said that his party made the decision not to nominate anyone over the age of 80.
Bihar court sentences nine people to death in 2016 tragedy case
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; Nine people were sentenced to death and four women to life imprisonment by Gopalganj District Judge Luv Kush Kumar on Friday after being convicted in the Khajurbani town tragedy.
- Nineteen people died and six more lost their sight in August 2016 after consuming illicit alcohol in dry Bihar.
- The people sentenced to death in this case are Chhathu Pasi, Kanhaiya Pasi, Nagina Pasi, Lalbabu Pasi, Rajesh Kumar, Sanoj Kumar Pasi, Sanjay Pasi, Ranjit Chaudhary and Munna Chaudhary.
- The women sentenced are Laljhari Devi, Kailasho Devi, Indu Devi and Rita Devi.
- In June 2020, 21 police officers, three sub-inspectors, five assistant sub-inspectors and 13 police officers were dismissed in connection with the hooch tragedy,
- This tragedy occurred months after Bihar was declared a dry state.
NCB files Chargesheet against Rhea Chakraborty and others
Daily NEWS Summary||05-03-2021; The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today filed a 11,700-page chargesheet against 33 people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, in an alleged drug trafficking case.
- Eight of the accused are currently in judicial custody, while the rest are out on bail.
- The indictment sheet was submitted by the Mumbai Zonal Unit of the NCB.
- The case arose as a result of a money laundering investigation initiated by the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) on the basis of an FIR registered by the Patna police on July 25, 2020.
- The case was brought by the father of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
- Who accused Chakraborty and others of incitement to suicide, criminal conspiracy, cheating, breach of trust, theft, forced confinement and forced confinement.
- It was later taken over by the CBI.
No enforcement action in the Amaravati illegal lands case
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; The Andhra Pradesh government orally told the Supreme Court that it would not take any enforcement action against those named in an FIR regarding the ‘illegal’ purchase of land in Amaravati.
- In addition to this, AP government, also prepared to hand over the case to the CBI for a brief investigation.
- The statement was made before a court headed by Judge Ashok Bhushan by lead attorney Rajeev Dhavan, representing Andhra.
- The Supreme Court heard an appeal from the Andhra Pradesh government against the suspension of the FIR High Court investigation that appointed former Attorney General Dammalapati Srinivas and others.
- It also includes relatives of a sitting Supreme Court judge.
- The FIR shows offenses under the Prevention of Corruption Act, criminal breach of trust and cheating under the Indian Penal Code.
- The accusations include the abuse of official positions in the state, the exchange of inside information and the loss of the public treasury under the previous regime of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).
- The Superior Court suspended the investigation and prohibited the state from taking enforcement action against those named in the FIR.
Hurriyat President Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is prohibited from leading prayers
Daily NEWS Summary || 05-03-2021; Hurriyat president and valley cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was under house arrest and was reportedly not allowed to lead Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
- A day after the Jammu and Kashmir administration said that he was free to go anywhere.
- Mirwaiz has been arrested and then detained at his home since August 4, 2019, when the Center ended Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional position.
- Previously, the Hurriyat had announced that Mirwaiz, following the government’s decision to release him, would meet with religious leaders on Friday and also deliver a sermon at Jamia Masjid.
The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 1,11,89,459 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 1,55,569.
- On Saturday, for five hours, protesting farmers unions will mark the 100th day of their riots at the gates of the national capital by blocking the western ring road that surrounds the city and connects the three main protest sites in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur.
- In addition to the repeal of the three laws, they also require a legal guarantee of minimum support prices for their crops.