Breaking LIVE News: Senior advocate smokes hookah during virtual hearing of Rajasthan HC, video surfaces on internet

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LIVE Breaking News, August 13, 2020:

6:10 PM| Kerala Gold Smuggling Case: A local court in Kerala court has dismissed bail plea of Swapna Suresh, who is the key accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case.

5:00 PM| Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni will join their training camp ahead of the Indian Premier League season after testing negative for coronavirus. IPL 2020 is all set to be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.

4:52 PM| Coronavirus found in Brazilian chicken wings. A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said.

3:56 PM| Congress revokes suspension of Rajasthan MLAs Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh: AICC general secretary Avinash Pande

3:35 PM| Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan was seen smoking a hookah during a virtual hearing of the Rajasthan High Court. The video clip, which has gone viral on social media, shows senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan holding a set of papers in front of his face as lawyer Kapil Sibal argues.

The incident was caught on camera on Thursday as the Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court resumed hearing on the plea challenging the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress.

3:00 PM| Haryana’s Special Task Force (STF) recovered 62 packets of Ganja weighing 331 kg 300 grams, which was being smuggled in a tractor-trolley from Chhattisgarh to Uttar Pradesh in Palwal district, reports ANI.

2:48 PM| Son of former president Pranab Mukherjee, Abhijeet Mukherjee on Thursday cleared the media speculations around his father’s health. Taking it to Twitter he informed, “Update : My father is & has always been a fighter ! He is slowly responding to medical interventions & all his vital parameters are stable. I urge upon every well wisher to pray for my father’s speedy recovery ! We need them.”

Next year if you apply for a passport or renew your existing passport, you may get an e-passport embedded with an electronic microprocessor chip. In a pilot project, the government has already issued 20,000 official and diplomatic e-passports with such chips.

According to the report, the agency will set up a dedicated unit and processes for preparing personalised e-passports to enable issuance of 10,000 to 20,000 per hour and IT systems will be set up in Delhi and Chennai to handle this load.

Railway board chairman releases E-pass module for online pass generation and ticket booking by Railway employees, reported ANI quoting ministry of railways.

Congress leader in Ayodhya lodges complaint against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra in connection with the sudden death of party spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi

Ram Janmabhoomi Trust chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. Eighty-year-old Das had travelled to Mathura for organising the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who laid the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5, had shared the stage with the Ram Temple Trust head. Others who were present at the stage were Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Anandiben Patel and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

With a record single-day increase of 66,999 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 23,96,637 on today, while the number of patients who have recovered from the disease surged to 16,95,982, pushing the recovery rate to 70.77% in the country, according to the Union health ministry. covers all top news as and when it happens and ensures readers don’t miss important updates.

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