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No moral conviction in absence of legal evidence: Bombay HC | India News – Times of India
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No moral conviction in absence of legal evidence: Bombay HC | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: "In the absence of legally admissible evidence there cannot be moral conviction," said the Bombay high court as it set aside a 2012 murder conviction and life sentence of three people, including a man whose wife had died due to asphyxiation from hanging. A bench of Justice Sadhana Jadhav and Justice N R Borkar recently ruled in a 2010 "cruelty to wife" case that there was evidence for conviction under section 498A of IPC. “In cases like the present one, just because the wife has died in her matrimonial house within two months of marriage, the entire family cannot be stigmatized as having committed offences as serious as (murder)," the HC said. It acquitted the family of all charges, including the ones under the Dowry Prohibition Act and dowry death. The victim, a postgraduate in...
Soon, a 24/7 digital window to file cases from anywhere | India News – Times of India
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Soon, a 24/7 digital window to file cases from anywhere | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Limiting the role of registry in prioritising cases, the phase-III of the e-Courts project, currently in draft stage, has proposed a 24/7 digital window to litigants and lawyers to file cases from anywhere, anytime with provision of scheduling digital hearings in an open court, ensuring compliance of timelines by both judges and litigants. Use of artificial intelligence (AI) has been proposed to “intelligently recommend schedules for hearing by optimising and coordinating the schedules and time of different actors (judges, lawyers and litigants).” The Centre’s ambitious eCourts project, initiated in 2005, has completed two phases so far. At a cost of Rs 2,300 crore, it has computerised almost all 19,000 functional district and subordinate courts with broadband connectivity an...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath self-isolates as staff members test positive | India News – Times of India
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath self-isolates as staff members test positive | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday self-isolated himself as a precautionary measure after some officials in his office tested positive for coronavirus. "Some officers in my office have been infected with Corona. These officers have been in contact with me, so I have taken a precaution as a precaution and am starting all the work virtually," tweeted Yogi Adityanath. मेरे कार्यालय के कुछ अधिकारी कोरोना से संक्रमित हुए हैं।यह अधिकारी मेरे संपर्क में रहे हैं, अतः मैंने एहतियातन अप… https://t.co/ijSFds36I5— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) 1618320912000Uttar Pradesh reported its highest ever one-day spike of over 18,000 new cases on Tuesday. Source link ...
No question of Prashant Kishor deciding on tickets for 2022 assembly polls, says Amarinder Singh | India News – Times of India
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No question of Prashant Kishor deciding on tickets for 2022 assembly polls, says Amarinder Singh | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Putting to rest all media speculation, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out any role of newly-appointed principal advisor Prashant Kishor in the finalisation of Congress tickets in the 2022 assembly elections. "There is no question of it. Kishor has no say in the matter," said the chief minister amid reports of resentment brewing in the Punjab Congress over Kishor deciding on the tickets. An official statement citing the chief minister said there are set norms and patterns for ticket allocation in the Congress, which are followed in all elections in all states and that Punjab was no exception. "There is a state election committee set up by the high command ahead of any assembly poll, which considers all the names and decides on the final candida...
Election Commission warns Suvendu Adhikari for March 29 speech | India News – Times of India
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Election Commission warns Suvendu Adhikari for March 29 speech | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India has warned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari over a speech delivered by him on March 29, for which he had filed a reply on April 9. The Election Commission has advised him to desist from using such statements while making public utterances when Model Code of Conduct is in force. An order from the EC stated, "Whereas, the Commission has issued a notice dated April 8 to Suvendu Adhikari, candidate of BJP from 210-Nandigram Assembly Constituency for violation of provisions contained in clause (2) and (3) of Part 1 of 'General Conduct of Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of political parties and candidates' during ongoing General Election to Legislative Assembly of West Bengal." Whereas the Commission has received a reply from Suvendu Adhikari to the a...
Sushil Chandra assumes charge as chief election commissioner | India News – Times of India
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Sushil Chandra assumes charge as chief election commissioner | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sushil Chandra assumed charge as the 24th chief election commissioner on Tuesday. Chandra was appointed as the CEC on Monday, the day Sunil Arora demitted office. Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He would demit office on May 14, 2022. Under him, the Election Commission (EC) will hold assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The term of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on various dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh assembly ends on May 14 next year. Chandra belongs to the 1980 batch of the Indian Revenue Service. He is also an ex-officio member of the Delimitation Commission since February 18, 2020 looking after the process in th...
Dr Reddy’s gets EUA for Sputnik V | India News – Times of India
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Dr Reddy’s gets EUA for Sputnik V | India News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd on Tuesday said it has received permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to import Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations. The permission has been granted as per the provisions of the New Drug and Clinical Trials rules, 2019 under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, it said in a regulatory filing to the bourses. Commenting on the development, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories co-chairman and managing director GV Prasad said, “We are very pleased to obtain the emergency use authorisation for Sputnik V in India. With the rising cases in India, vaccination is the most effective tool in our battle against COVID-19. This will enable us to contribute to our nation’s effort of vaccinating a significant proportion of our po...
PM Modi pays tributes to Jallianwala Bagh massacre victims | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi pays tributes to Jallianwala Bagh massacre victims | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to the victims of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and said their courage, heroism and sacrifice give strength to every Indian. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, "Tributes to those martyred in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Their courage, heroism, and sacrifice give strength to every Indian." Tributes to those martyred in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Their courage, heroism and sacrifice gives strength to every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1618281325000The Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place on April 13, 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army, under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer, fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters and pilgrims who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab's Amri...
Coronavirus Vaccination | India import foreign-produced Covid vaccines – विदेशों से टीके लेगा भारत, वैक्सीनेशन कार्यक्रम में तेजी लाना मकसद वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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Coronavirus Vaccination | India import foreign-produced Covid vaccines – विदेशों से टीके लेगा भारत, वैक्सीनेशन कार्यक्रम में तेजी लाना मकसद वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

कोरोना के खिलाफ भारत विदेशों में बने टीकों का भी इस्तेमाल करेगा. केंद्र सरकार विदेशों में बनी वैक्सीन का आयात करेगी. टीकाकरण कार्यक्रम में तेजी लाने के मकसद से विदेशों में निर्मित कोरोना वैक्सीन, जिनको अलग-अलग देशों में आपात इस्तेमाल की मंजूरी मिल चुकी है, का भारत में आयात किया जाएगा. Source link
Mumbai Police set to dismiss Waze from service without ‘dept probe’ | India News – Times of India
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Mumbai Police set to dismiss Waze from service without ‘dept probe’ | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The city police is in the process of dismissing assistant police inspector Sachin Waze from service following a report submitted by the NIA on his involvement in the planting of explosives in a Scorpio near industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the subsequent murder of the vehicle owner. The Mumbai police will invoke provisions of Article 311 (2) of Constitution to dismiss Waze. Article 311 deals with the dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of those employed in civil capacities under the Union or a state. Under the article, the competent authority has power to dismiss an erring officer in the larger interest. If the authority is satisfied that the official can be dismissed, they have the power to take action without conducting a departmental probe. “In the normal cours...
SC dismisses ‘frivolous’ plea on Quran verses | India News – Times of India
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SC dismisses ‘frivolous’ plea on Quran verses | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed former UP Shia Central Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizwi’s plea for deletion of 26 verses from the holy Quran and slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on him for filing an “absolutely frivolous” petition. A bench of Justices RF Nariman, BR Gavai and Hrishikesh Roy indicated that it was not inclined to entertain his petition and asked Rizwi’s lawyer if he still wanted to argue. As the advocate persisted with his submission and pleaded the court that Centre and Madarsa Board be asked to file response for imparting teachings from Quran which allegedly promoted violence and terrorism. “Are you serious about the petition and do you want to still press for petition,” the bench asked advocate RK Raizada, immediately after the case came up for hearing. He sai...
French minister braves Covid for India ties | India News – Times of India
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French minister braves Covid for India ties | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The foreign minister of France, Yves Le Drian, has braved India’s Covid surge to arrive here for in-person meetings with his counterpart S Jaishankar in a bilateral visit spanning four days. Le Drian will hold formal talks with Jaishankar on Tuesday and call on PM Narendra Modi in the evening. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, who was here last week, did not get to meet the PM. Modi is supposed to make a bilateral visit to Paris after the India-Europe summit at Porto on May 8. However, given the current Covid situation in the country, there is a rethink about whether the PM will actually go to Europe next month. It should be remembered that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had cancelled his India trip for Republic Day due to the rapid rise in Covid cases there. Ther...
PILs in HC for judicial probe into Sitalkuchi firing | India News – Times of India
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PILs in HC for judicial probe into Sitalkuchi firing | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Two public interest litigations were filed in the Calcutta high court on Monday seeking a judicial inquiry into the CISF firing incident in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar, during the fourth phase of elections on Saturday. Four people were killed in the CISF firing. One of the petitions sought that the CISF unit involved in the firing be removed from the election process and not deployed for the remaining four phases. The writs also called for providing adequate compensation to the families of the deceased. Seeking the formation of an independent committee headed by a retired HC judge, the petitioners — an advocate at Calcutta high court and a school teacher — stressed the need to unravel the truth and identify the offenders. While Trinamool Congress has said that the firing was unprov...
‘Covaxin, Covishield both work against Covid’s UK strain’ | India News – Times of India
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‘Covaxin, Covishield both work against Covid’s UK strain’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Both Covaxin and Covishield — the two vaccines against Covid in use in India — are effective against the UK variant, which is one the two prevailing mutations found in the country, senior officials said. Officials said so far there has been no Indian variant as only a double mutation has been found in Maharashtra. It requires multiple mutations for a new variant to be recognised as such and to make a discernible impact. So far, three “imported variants” — UK, South Africa and Brazilian — have been detected in India. During genome sequencing of samples, the total number of cases with these variants of the Covid-19 virus adds up to 948 till Monday evening. The presence of UK and South African variants is more in samples sequences in India, whereas very few samples have tested p...
J&K will soon unveil new policy to attract filmmakers: LG | India News – Times of India
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J&K will soon unveil new policy to attract filmmakers: LG | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir will soon roll out a new policy to attract filmmakers and bring back the lost golden era of filmmaking in the Union territory, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said here on Monday. Addressing the two-day virtual conference on ‘Tapping the Tourism Potential of Kashmir — Another Day in Paradise’ at SKICC on the banks Dal Lake, Sinha said the J&K government has almost finalized the new film policy “which will be announced within 10 days from now”. “The policy entails a road map on how we can bring back Kashmir’s golden era on the silver screen in the 70s and 80s. We have been reading and hearing that Kashmir used to be the favourite destination of Bollywood filmmakers. We as a team will work to bring back that lost era,” Sinha said. He also said that there ar...
Sanjay Raut says Centre discrediting Maharashtra and other non-BJP states ‘for not controlling pandemic’ | India News – Times of India
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Sanjay Raut says Centre discrediting Maharashtra and other non-BJP states ‘for not controlling pandemic’ | India News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday slammed the Centre saying that it is discrediting the Maharashtra government in controlling the pandemic because it is not a BJP-ruled state. Speaking to ANI here today, Raut said, "I see a big reason to discredit Maharashtra. Where there is no BJP Government, the state government is said to have failed in controlling coronavirus. Where there is a BJP chief minister, there is no coronavirus." His remarks came days after Union health minister Harsh Vardhan accused the Maharashtra government of "misgovernance" in tackling Covid-19, saying that it has followed "utterly casual approach" and is putting the residents in danger "by letting people escape institutional quarantine mandate for the sake of their personal vasuli". In a statement, the he...
French foreign minister to begin 3-day India visit on Tuesday | India News – Times of India
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French foreign minister to begin 3-day India visit on Tuesday | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will begin a three-day visit to India on Tuesday to boost cooperation in a range of key areas, including in the Indo-Pacific region. Announcing the visit, the Ministry of External affairs (MEA) said it will pave the way for further strengthening of the bilateral partnership across the trade, defence, climate, migration and mobility, education and health sectors in the post-COVID-19 context. It said Le Drian will hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest, besides meeting Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at a panel discussion on climate change. The French embassy, in a statement, said the talks between Jaishankar and Le Drian will cover "all aspects o...
Sonia Gandhi writes to PM, seeks GST exemption for drugs, equipment used in Covid treatment | India News – Times of India
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Sonia Gandhi writes to PM, seeks GST exemption for drugs, equipment used in Covid treatment | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has urged the Prime Minster for early clearance of eligible vaccine candidates and exemption of GST for all equipment and medicines used in Covid treatment. In her letter, Gandhi stated that she has taken a stock of the Covid situation in all states where the Congress is either in power or part of a ruling alliance. Urging constructive cooperation, she said that several states are left with just 3-5 days of vaccines in stock. "...it will also be prudent to allow emergency use authorisation of all the vaccine candidates that have the required clerances, withut further delay" she wrote. Soni also stressed the need for substantially ramping up domestic production capacity. Sonia pointed out that even ventilators, oximeters and oxygen cylinders cur...
Give everyone vaccine, stop ‘eventbaazi’: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Give everyone vaccine, stop ‘eventbaazi’: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked Prime Minister Modi to ensure that everyone in the country gets the coronavirus vaccine and advised him to stop 'eventbaazi.' "Modi Ji you had said that we will win the fight against corona in 18 days. You got people to ring the bells, bang thalis, flash the light of their mobile phone. Corona kept moving ahead," said Rahul in reference to the government's steps last year when coronavirus started spreading in India. "Now there is second wave in the country and lakhs of people are getting infected. Please stop the eventbaazi and get vaccine to everyone who needs it," said Rahul. 385 दिन में भी कोरोना से लड़ाई नहीं जीत पाए- उत्सव, ताली-थाली बहुत हो चुके अब देश को वैक्सीन दो!… https://t.co/SXDAKQjFTl— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 16182...
Covid-19: India approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19: India approves Russian vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Monday granted Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to Russia's anti-covid vaccine Sputnik V, as the country continues to reel under the second wave of coronavirus. The approval comes on the day India reported 168,912 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours to overtake Brazil as the second-most affected Covid-19 country in the world. India's overall coronavirus tally has reached 13.53 million. The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) had met earlier last week and asked for more information on the vaccine. The committee, set up by the government, looked into Dr Reddy's application seeking approval for the vaccine to be used in India. The Russian vaccine has an effectiveness of 91.6 per cent. Dr Reddy's Lab has partnered with the Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to bring...