10 days left in office for CJI Ramana, five important cases await decision

With just 10 days left in office, Chief Justice N.V. Ramana’s decision is awaited on five key matters — Maharashtra political scenario, report by Pegasus panel, PMs security lapse in Punjab, attempt by Maharashtra Wakf Board to replace Attorney General K.K. Venugopal as the counsel in the case, setting up of a bench to … Read more

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza after 3 days

A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect Sunday night in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that has killed dozens of Palestinians. Egyptian officials had worked to bring the sides to an agreement after the flare-up of fighting that saw Israeli aircraft pound targets … Read more

Hate speech: Mobile data services suspended for 5 days in entire Manipur

Mobile data services have been suspended for five days across Manipur, an order issued by Special Secretary (Home) H Gyan Prakash said on Saturday. According to the order, some anti-social elements are using social media to transmit hate speeches inciting the passions of the public. The decision came following a report … Read more

Har Ghar Tiranga: Post Offices to remain open on all days till I-Day

To facilitate the sales and distribution of national flags under Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, all post offices across the country will function on holidays, falling before Independence Day 2022, informed the Ministry of Communications on Saturday. The Ministry said all delivery post offices and other important post offices across the country will … Read more

Section 144 extended till August 6 in Mangaluru, liquor ban for 2 more days

The Karnataka government on Sunday extended Section 144 and other restrictions for two more days in Mangaluru. “Section 144 has already been extended till August 6 in Dakshina Kannada police jurisdiction. Additional restrictions i.e. early closure of shops at 6 pm is also imposed in the entire district for next two days,” … Read more

Surplus rains give Delhi 24 ‘satisfactory’ air quality days this July

Delhi recorded 24 “satisfactory” air quality day this month on account of surplus rainfall, making it the cleanest July for the city since 2015 when the Central Pollution Control Board started maintaining AQI data. The average air quality index this July stood at 87. Only July 2020 was better with an average … Read more

Public grievance redressal time reduced to 30 days from 45 days: Minister

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the time for redressal of public grievances received on an online portal has been reduced from 45 to 30 days. He said this decision is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on effective implementation of public grievance redressal mechanism with disposal of grievance … Read more

Legislative assemblies met for average of 21 days last yr, passed 500 bills

State legislative assemblies met for an average of 21 days in 2021 and passed over 500 bills on a range of subjects including ones on regulating higher education, online gaming, religious conversions and preservation of cattle. Most of these bills saw “little legislative scrutiny” with about half of the bills being passed … Read more