- Calcutta HC revokes Mamata’s Durga immersion ban
Calcutta High Court directs state to allow immersion till 12 midnight all day as per almanac. The Calcutta HC has pulled up Mamata Banerjee government for the second time in a row. The court has stated that the state government is exercising power without any basis and that the state must think of welfare of both the communities.
- Kiran Joseph’s case transferred to Mumbai Crime branch
NewsX investigation has given a new direction to 29-year-old Pianist Karan Joseph death case, the probe has now been transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch. But his friends and family are still awaiting justice. Karan Joseph’s friend, one of the two people who Karan spoke to, just 30 minutes before the incident, spoke to NewsX. Avisa Keskar told NewsX – that Karan Joseph was neither depressed nor dejected, adding, he did mention Rishi Shah in the conversation.
- Pak forces target J&K civilians while its PM rants
Pakistan may have a new Prime Minister and a puppet at that, but he’s already following his predecessors in sticking to a tired script. Meanwhile its proxies continue their dirty tricks, with terrorists launching a grenade attack in Tral, while Pak forces continue to violate the ceasefire and injure Indian civilians.
- Home Minister calls Rohingyas illegal immigrants
Reiterating Centre’s stand on Rohingya Refugees, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and a threat to national security. Home Minister also said that none of the Rohingyas has followed the procedure to become legitimate refugee. Meanwhile, Supreme Court (SC) will hear the plea of Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Oct 3 which has opposed the deportation of Rohingya children. With this now Bengal government and the Centre stand in direct face-off on the issue. NHRC chairman HL Dattu said that he will plead in the SC to not send back Rohingyas without appropriate security.
- CM Naidu plans a ‘Baahubali’ capital
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu who has been scouting for suitable plans for the Assembly and High Court buildings of his new capital Amaravati has finally zeroed on Baahubali director SS Rajamouli. Rajamouli’s creation Mahishmati in his two-part Baahubali movie seems to have caught the imagination of the chief minister. The sets of Bahubali’s capital ‘Mahishmati’ had impressed many, including Naidu, who felt that Rajamouli’s suggestion would add an Indian touch to the designs of Amaravati.
- I-T raid at CCD owner’s residence and estates
Trouble mounts for Former External Affairs Minister SM Krishna’s son-in-law VG Siddhartha. The owner of India’s largest coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day. The Income Tax Department has begun the crackdown on 20 locations across India including the Cafe Coffee Day headquarters in Bengaluru. Raids are also underway at Siddhartha’s residence and estates in Chikmagalur.
- Delhi law student re-arrested for killing youth
Delhi law student Rohit Mahanta has been re-arrested for mowing down a youth named Gurpreet in Delhi. Gurpreet and his friend Maninder Singh had objected to Mahanta’s smoking. Following an argument over the objection, a drunken Mahanta first abused the duo and then chased them down and rammed his car into their motorcycle. Gurpreet succumbed to his injuries and Maninder was left seriously injured. Mahanta was arrested on charges of negligent driving and let off on bail. After the massive outrage by Gurpreet’s family, the Cops re-arrested Mahanta and added Sections 302, 307 and 304 of the IPC.