The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its verdict in the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) case and granted 10 years time to telecom firms to clear outstanding dues. The 10-year timeline for repayment of the dues will begin from April 1, 2021, said the Supreme Court bench led by Justice Arun Mishra. The top court said that the remaining installments will have to be paid by February 7 every year.
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Uttar Pradesh doctor Kafeel Khan terming his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) over his speech against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) speech “illegal”. The UP doctor was “illegally” detained by the Uttar Pradesh government over his speech against the CAA at a talk at the prestigious Aligarh Muslim University last year.
Pranab Mukherjee’s funeral will take place today with full military honours. The former president’s body has been taken to his official home in Delhi, 10 Rajaji Marg, for people to pay their last respects. The government and many states have announced seven-day official mourning.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on September 1 yet again accused Facebook and WhatsApp of attacking “India’s democracy and social harmony”, days after his party wrote to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for the second time in two weeks over the social media giant’s alleged bias towards the BJP.
Rhea Chakraborty’s parents, Indrajit Chakraborty and Sandhya Chakraborty, have left for the DRDO guest house from their home for the CBI questioning. The couple was summoned by the CBI as they were close with Sushant Singh Rajput. Rhea’s father was present at the meeting the late actor held with his advisers and CAs in January 2020.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) 2020 is beginning today and will continue till September 6. Nearly 16 lakh students had registered for the very popular engineering entrance examination across the country. Although the education ministry has assured that there will be adequate safety measures and preventive options in place at the examination centres, students and parents have raised concerns about transportation and access to the exam centres amid the lockdown.
The Health Ministry said that the country’s tally now stands at 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated and 65,288 deaths.
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