In the December 11 edition of In The News podcast, host Anvita Bansal talks to Siddhesh Raut and Shraddha Sharma to find out the top news stories from India and around the world.Raut talks about SEBI requesting RBI to probe the role of banks and NBFCs in connection with the Karvy stock broking fraud.Close He discusses the key highlights from the Union Cabinet meeting on December 11, during which a second amendment to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill was approved. He also speaks about economist Abhijit Banerjee receiving the Nobel Prize along with his wife in traditional Indian attire.Lastly, Sharma gives an account of the launch of ISRO's RISAT-2BR1 and nine other foreign satellites.Tune in to In The News podcast for more.Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it … [Read more...] about In The News podcast | RBI may probe Karvy lenders; Banerjee receives Nobel in dhoti; ISRO launches 10 satellites and more
The Supreme Court of India (SC), on December 12, ordered a judicial inquiry into the killing of four men accused of raping and murdering a veterinary surgeon in a police encounter in Hyderabad.The commission will be headed by former judge VS Sirpurkar. The panel has been given six months from the date on which it starts inquiry to complete the process.An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde was hearing two public interest litigations (PILs) seeking an independent probe into the deaths last week.Close The Telangana government had justified the encounter, saying the accused snatched two firearms and shot at a police party. related news RBI has not put banks on alert: Shaktikanta Das Modi govt will try to address concerns over Citizenship Bill, Amit Shah assures Tripura delegations Indo-US 2+2 talks opportunity to deepen strong partnership between two largest democracies: Official The bench, also comprising Justices SA Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, said … [Read more...] about Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused
The Supreme Court pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday, questioning the state's refusal to indict Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a 2007 hate speech case.The top court issued a notice to the UP government on the basis of a plea that challenged the Allahabad High Court's decision of accepting the state's refusal to grant a sanction to prosecute Adityanath in the hate speech case.The petition was filed by Gorakhpur resident Parvez Parvaz and Azamgarh resident Asad Hayat.Close A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, has issued a notice to the Director General of Police (Crime Branch), Gorakhpur District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police. related news Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship (Amendment) Bill … [Read more...] about Yogi Adityanath hate speech case: SC sends notice to UP govt
The Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment on September 6, decriminlising consensual sex in the LGBTQ community. However, it was held that bestiality will continue to be an offence under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). So technically, Section 377 has not been scrapped, it has only been read down.Now, let’s take a look at the legal fineprint and how this landmark verdict will make a difference on the ground.What does Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code entail?Close Section 377 of the IPC, titled “unnatural offences”, criminalises an individual for engaging in “carnal intercourse which is against the order of nature”. The punishment could be a term ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment; or punitive fine. related news Telangana rape and murder case | Supreme Court orders probe into police encounter of accused SC for impartial inquiry into encounter of Telangana rape-murder accused IUML moves SC challenging Citizenship … [Read more...] about Section 377 verdict: What difference will it make on the ground?
Delhi Congress president and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit announced on March 5 that the Congress will not be stitching an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) from Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.She declared that a unanimous decision was taken that there will be no alliance in Delhi, and that the decision was taken in a meeting presided over by party chief Rahul Gandhi.What ensued before the announcement?Close Since the time talks of an alliance between the two parties have been doing the rounds, it has been clear that the AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been keen on an alliance in order to take on the BJP, while the Congress has not been so enthusiastic about it. related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 recommendations of Swaminathan report accepted by govt: Agri minister Believe Congress will take 'good decision' about leadership: Sachin Pilot Before Dixit declared her decision … [Read more...] about Explained | Why is the Congress reluctant in forging an alliance with AAP in Delhi?