Parliament’s winter session ends ahead of schedule, and nine other important topics
A look at the headlines right now:
- The winter session ends before the scheduled time, the president of RS asks the deputies to do an introspection on what went wrong: The upper house witnessed repeated disruption because 12 Rajya Sabha members from five opposition parties were suspended for the remainder of the November 29 session.
- Videos of psychics, Ashwini Upadhyay of BJP calling for murder of Muslims, Hindu rashtra sparks anger: At two separate events in Delhi and Haridwar, speakers like Sudarshan editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke, Bharatiya Party leader Janata Party Ashwini Upadhyay and seer Yati Narsinghan and Saraswati called on Hindus to buy weapons for the genocide against Muslims.
- Delhi bans Christmas and New Year’s gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise: In an order, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority said it had banned gatherings and congregations on December 15, but the restrictions were not followed.
- Jharkhand passes a bill to prevent mob violence and lynching, and provides for a life sentence for those responsible: The bill defines lynching as “any act or series of acts of violence or death … whether spontaneous or planned, by a mob for reasons of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth, language, eating habits, sexual orientation. , political affiliation, ethnic origin or any other reason â.
- Center issues notification notice against Akali Dal chief Bikram Singh Majithia in drug case: The first information report against Majithia invoked Articles 25 (authorizing the use of the premises for the commission of an offense), 27A (financing of illicit traffic and accommodation of offenders) and 29 (encouragement and association of criminals) of the law on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.
- Eight activists say they were denied bail in the Bhima Koregaon case due to a factual error in a court order: On December 1, the court denied release on bail to eight defendants – Sudhir Dhawale, P Varavara Rao, Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling, Professor Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira – they did not request the release. on time bail. .
- Urban Company calls for the legal suspension of demonstrations by Gurugram workers: Since December 20, around fifty women “partners” of the home service provider have been protesting against the changes in its policy in the beauty category.
- National security is the “ultimate sacred cow” across the country, says Madras High Court: The judge made the observations while quashing a complaint against a man for his trivial posting on social media.
- The Center disagrees with India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index: In March, Reporters Without Borders said India ranked 142nd out of 180 countries for press freedom. He added that the nation was classified as “bad” for journalism.
- Sony Pictures and Zee Entertainment sign agreement to merge TV channels, film assets and streaming services: Sony will hold 52.93% of the capital of the merged company while Zee will hold 47.04%.