Breaking News LIVE Updates: January 11, 2021:
10:52 PM | Union Minister Shripad Naik’s wife and personal secretary died on Monday evening after the car in which the three were travelling in met with an accident in Karnataka. His wife and his personal secretary Deepak, who were critical after the crash, died in the hospital, police confirmed. Reportedly, Naik is out of danger.
08:55 PM | Full service carrier Vistara said on Monday it will be operating daily flights between Delhi and Sharjah from January 20 onwards.
04:45 PM | Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma blessed with a baby girl
Congratulations are in order, as Virat Kohli announces the birth of his fifth child, a baby girl with Anushka Sharma earlier this evening.
02:05 PM | HC issues notice to Kejriwal govt, others over child marriages in Delhi
The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Arvind Kejriwal government and others on a woman, who was married at the age of 16, on Monday; following a petition challenging her marriage and seeking to declare child marriages performed in the state of Delhi as void-ab-initio.
02:00 PM | Delhi to impose restriction on supply of processed chicken from outside national capital
I would request the general public to not panic, the government is taking all precautionary measures. It has been decided to impose a restriction on the supply of processed chicken from outside Delhi, said Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM of Delhi.
12:20 PM | Disappointed with the way process is going, said Chief Justice of India on Farm laws
Supreme Court starts hearing a batch of petitions, including those filed by DMK MP Tiruchi Siva, RJD MP Manoj K Jha, challenging the constitutional validity of the three farm laws, passed by the Centre along with the plea to remove protesting farmers. Here are the highlights of CJI’s statement:
- We are disappointed with the way the process is going.
- “We don’t know what negotiations are going on? Can the farm laws be put on hold for some time?
- “Some people have committed suicide, old people and women are a part of the agitation. What is happening?
- Each one of us will be responsible if something goes wrong. We don’t want anybody’s blood on our hands.
- We will stay implementation of laws. You can carry on the protest. But the question is whether the protest should be held at the same site.
- If the Centre does not want to stay the implementation of farm laws, we will put a stay on it.
- The Union of India must take responsibility for all this. Centre is bringing the laws and you can do it in a better manner.
- Can the implementation of laws be put on hold for the time being.
- Attorney General KK Venugopal said that there are Supreme Court precedents saying that the Courts cannot stay legislation.
- What happened with Haryana CM cannot happen. On 26th January, farmers with their tractors are planning to march down to Rajpath to destroy a day of national importance, said AG KK Venugopal before SC during hearing on petitions challenging constitutional validity of farm laws.
- Centre has not handled this properly, we will have to take some action today.
- How can such important laws be passed through voice vote in Parliament, said senior advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for one of the farmers’ unions.
- If the Centre is serious, then it can hold a joint session of Parliament. Why is the govt shying away from it, he added.
- We should be allowed to go to the Ramlila Maidan. We are not interested in any violence, said Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave appearing for one of the farmers’ unions.
- Senior lawyer, Harish Salve (representing one of the petitioners) states that there are few elements which should be weeded out from the protest. Salve mentions about a Vancouver based organization collecting money under the banner ‘Justice for Sikhs’.
10:00 AM | Bird flu has been confirmed in Delhi after testing eight samples from dead crows and ducks. All the samples tested positive for avian flu, said Animal Husbandry Department, Delhi.
09:50 AM | At least 11 crows were found dead in Mumbai’s Chembur area amid the bird flu scare, the police said, adding that samples have been sent for examination.
The central teams formed for monitoring the spread of bird flu are visiting the affected sites in seven states across the country.
Setting yet another grim milestone, the overall global coronavirus caseload has surpassed the 90 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.92 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 90,237,469 and 1,934,096, respectively.
Middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Monday added another feather to his cap as he completed 6,000 runs in Test cricket, thus becoming the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the feat.
The fourth and final Test of the ongoing series between Australia and India will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane from January 15 to 19, Cricket Australia has confirmed.