Suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig was on Monday detained in connection with the IMA Jewels scam when he was about to board a flight from the Bengaluru airport, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said. Baig was detained by the special investigation team looking into the ponzi scam.
The Bar Association of India on Monday condemned the searches by the Central Bureau of Investigation at the homes and offices of senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. The association said the CBI’s action was “excessive, disproportionate and unjustified”. The investigating agency had on July 11 conducted the searches in a case related to the alleged violation of rules under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea of 15 rebel legislators of Karnataka’s ruling coalition against the delay by Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar in accepting their resignations. Sixteen MLAs of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) have submitted their resignations since July 1.
Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic early on Tuesday after months of closure for Indian flights. In a notice to airmen issued around 12.41 am Indian time, the Civil Aviation Authority said: “With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (air traffic service) routes”.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police Crime Branch on Monday moved a plea before the Juvenile Justice Board seeking that the trial of one of the accused in the gangrape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua last year be adjourned. The police said that the Jammu and Kashmir High Court was yet to decide if the accused was a minor.
The Bihar Public Service Commission on Monday said it has blacklisted a person who set a question for the mains exam asking if the governor was merely a puppet. The bilingual paper used the Hindi word ‘kathputili’, which means puppet. The question in Sunday’s paper on General Knowledge was: “Critically examine the role of the Governor in state politics of India, especially in the context of Bihar. Is he a mere puppet?” Lalji Tandon is the present governor of Bihar.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his government will provide free safety kits to all workers engaged in the cleaning of sewers. “We are concerned about the lives of sanitation workers and will give free safety kit to those working in Delhi so that no mishaps happen,” Kejriwal said. According to government data, 88 workers have died while cleaning sewers in 2019 alone. Of these, Delhi recorded the highest number of deaths – 18.
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