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13 high courts, including Gujarat, to get new Chief Justices; SC collegium recommends names to Centre

Thirteen high courts across India, including the Gujarat High Court, are going to get new Chief Justices (CJs). Notably, the Supreme Court collegium has eight names to the Union government for elevation, whereas five sitting CJs are likely to be transferred to other high courts. Elevations The names recommended for elevation include acting chief justice...

Major infiltration bid at Uri: Search operations in progress to track down 5-6 infiltrators

The attempt comes 5 years after 19 soldiers were killed in Uri by suicide attackers; mobile internet suspended Baramulla: Over two days after foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, search operations continued in the area on Tuesday. It is suspected that a few men...

Army helicopter crashes in Udhampur, pilot and co-pilot injured

In an unfortunate incident, an Army helicopter with two people aboard crashed in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place at Shiv Garh Dhar and excessive fog resulting in poor visibility might have resulted in the accident, the police said. The helicopter met with the accident due to bad weather, but...

Porn Content Case: Raj Kundra released from Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail

Actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was on Tuesday released from jail after nearly two months of his arrest for allegedly producing and distributing pornographic content. Notably, a Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai granted bail to Raj Kundra and the IT head of one of his firms, Ryan Thorpe, on Monday. The businessman...

Snap elections in Canada: Justin Trudeau wins third term, but fails to get majority

Ottawa: The Liberals have won the snap elections in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defeated his Conservative opponent Erin O’Toole. Thus, Justin Trudeau will continue to be the Prime Minister, but still with a minority government, instead of a majority that he had hoped the snap elections would give him. Trudeau had called the snap...

India reports 26,115 COVID-19 cases, 252 deaths in a day

The health ministry on Tuesday informed that 26,115 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 3.35 crore. The ministry also informed that over 81.85 crore COVID-19 jabs have been administered so far. Of it, over...

UP seer Narendra Giri found dead; FIR filed against disciple Anand Giri

Narendra Giri reportedly died by suicide at his residence at Baghambari Math in Prayagraj Prayagraj: Police have registered an FIR against Anand Giri, disciple of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad head Narendra Giri who was found dead at his home at Baghambari Math on Monday. Narendra Giri, the head of the top religious body in Uttar...

BJP won’t field candidate against TMC’s Sushmita Dev in Rajya Sabha bypoll

The BJP on Monday announced that it will not field a candidate for the Rajya Sabha bypoll scheduled on October 4 in West Bengal, which essentially means that TMC leader Sushmita Dev will win the election unopposed. Notably, the Rajya Sabha seat turned vacant as TMC’s Manas Bhunia quit the Rajya Sabha after winning the...

Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra granted bail in pornographic content case

A Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Mumbai on Monday granted bail to actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra in connection with the pornographic content case. Apart from Raj Kundra, the IT head of one of his firms, Ryan Thorpe, was also granted bail by the court. Raj Kundra had on Saturday requested bail arguing...

India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export from October

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said that India will resume export and donation of COVID-19 vaccines under its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative from October onwards. Notably, the export of vaccines was stopped by the government in April after facing severe criticism over the shortage of vaccines in the country amid rising infections. By then,...

Vaccination of pregnant, lactating women: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre following concerns raised regarding vaccination of pregnant and lactating women. The Apex Court was hearing a writ petition by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR). The petition had been filed in May this year amid the second wave of...

Russia: Student opens fire on campus, leaves 8 dead

The shooting happened at Perm State University in Russia on Monday morning Moscow: At least eight people were killed and several others injured after a student opened fire at Perm State University in Russia. The incident took place on Monday morning. Visuals of the spot showed students jumping out of the window of a classroom...