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4:13 pm: Supreme Court to deliver its judgement on the petition challenging the validity of Section 497 (Adultery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) tomorrow.

4:05 pm: Telangana: Man hacked to death in broad daylight by four people in Rachakonda. Police begin investigation.

3:54 pm: Her tweet was derogatory. The PM represents our sovereignty & republic. It is a disgrace to our nation & is a contempt. An FIR has been registered: Syed Rizwan Ahmad, lawyer on filing complaint in Lucknow against Congress’ Divya Spandana over her tweet on PM Modi.


3:49 pm: French President Emmanuel Macron on Rafale deal, says, “It was a govt to govt discussion. I just want to refer to what PM Modi very clearly said a few days ago. I was not in-charge at that time. I know that we have very clear rules.”

3:21 pm: Income Tax Department conducts raids at RJD MLA Abu Dojana’s office in Bihar’s Patna.

3:16 pm: Union Cabinet approves National Digital Communications Policy-2018 and re-designation of the Telecom Commission as the “Digital Communications Commission”

3:06 pm: Congress cuts a very sorry figure here, they introduced the idea but they did not know what to do with it: FM Arun Jaitley on Aadhaar Verdict.

3:05 pm: Everyone who has been criticizing Aadhaar should understand that they cannot defy technology. Mainstream should accept changes, one can understand the fringe being against: FM Jaitley.

3:01 pm: It is a historic order, Aadhaar’s concept has been accepted after judicial review, we welcome this decision of Supreme Court: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

2:59 pm: This is a good & a progressive judgement. It will bring efficiency in the country. The Supreme Court has said that this (Aadhaar) has stood the test of constitutionality: Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog on Aadhaar Verdict.

2:54 pm: BJP worker Ankit Bharadwaj in 2017 had approached Court against Sanjay Singh for allegedly declaring Bharadwaj as the one who slapped former water minister Kapil Mishra on May 10, 2017. Next date for evidence is 15th October.

2:53 pm: Delhi: Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate has framed charges against AAP MP Sanjay Singh in a defamation case filed by BJP worker Ankit Bharadwaj.

2:51 pm: I have asked the deputy commissioner to give me a report of the destruction of crops so that we can give compensation accordingly. 5 people have lost their lives in the area towards Gurdaspur. Damage is being assessed by the revenue department: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh.

2:48 pm: Union Cabinet has approved a comprehensive policy to deal with excess sugar production in the country.

2:46 pm: Union Cabinet has approved the transfer (disinvestment) of incomplete projects of Hotel Gulmarg Ashok and Hotel Patliputra Ashok, Patna to the State Governments of Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar respectively.

2:45 pm: Union Cabinet has approved construction of a new Domestic Terminal at Patna Airport: FM Arun Jaitley.

2:44 pm: Income Tax Department conducts raids at RJD MLA Abu Dojana’s office in Patna.

2:25 pm: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh conducts aerial survey of flood affected areas of the state.

2:13 pm: West Bengal: Visuals from Islampur as BJP has called for a 12-hour statewide bandh over the death 2 students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur.

2:03 pm: By striking down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act, Supreme Court has firmly put an end to the mass surveillance exercise being carried out under the guise of #Aadhaar by the Central Government and the grotesque distortion of an idea conceived by the UPA: Kapil Sibal, Congress.

1:33 pm: Kullu: Two Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and one Medium Lift Helicopters (MLH) deployed in Bhuntar. The ALH rescued 7 people from Patsio yesterday, 5 from Bara-Lacha Pass & 14 people from Stingri today. It dropped 1000 food packets for those stranded in Rohtang.

1:24 pm: Himachal Pradesh, Kullu: Two Israeli nationals, Nitzan Shmueli and Nimrod Pitussi, rescued in a private helicopter from Jammu’s Kurgiakh.

1:21 pm: Himachal Pradesh: Tourists who were stranded in Lahaul-Spiti district being airlifted to Kullu.

1:12 pm: I am very happy with the judgement. It is a landmark and remarkable judgement: Attorney general KK Venugopal to ANI on Aadhaar Verdict.

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4 children and a woman died after a three-storey building collapsed near Sawan Park in Ashok Vihar Phase 3 today. Search and rescue operation underway. #Delhi

12:57 pm: Supreme Court dismisses a petition challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, the petition was filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment.

12:56 pm: I think on the whole it is a good judgement. Though personally, I am happy with Justice Chandrachud’s judgement striking it down on the ground that it bothers right to privacy: Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee on #Aadhaar verdict.

12:50 pm: Supreme Court allows live streaming of court proceedings, says, ‘it will start from the Supreme Court. Rules have to be followed for this. Live streaming of court proceedings will bring accountability into the judicial system.”

12:28 pm: Delhi Ashok Vihar building collapse: 2 children killed, total 8 people rescued out of which 3 are in critical condition; Search and rescue operation underway.

12:18 pm: Judgement welcome to a certain extent since SC didn’t impose a restriction in this regard & clearly said that centre or state govts can provide reservation if they want: Mayawati on SC refuses to hear 2006 verdict in Nagraj case on reservation in promotion for SC/ST in govt jobs.

12:04 am: Supreme Court on Aadhaar matter: Justice Chandrachud says, “Aadhaar violates the right to privacy as it could possibly lead to profiling of persons and voters”.

11:56 am: Himachal Pradesh: Kullu DC says BRO (Border Roads Organisation) has rescued 35 IIT Roorkee students who went missing in Lahaul Spiti while returning after trekking from Hampta trekking pass in Kullu. The students are at Mountaineering Institute in Manali.

11:55 am: Supreme Court says “Aadhaar not mandatory for obtaining a new SIM card.”

11:56 am: Supreme Court strikes down the section 57 of Aadhaar Act; as a result, private companies cannot ask for Aadhaar card.

11:45 am: Supreme Court says, “Aadhaar not mandatory for opening of bank account”

11:37 am: Aadhaar card is mandatory for PAN linking: Supreme Court.

11:35 am: Supreme Court on Aadhaar: Aadhaar is not mandatory for UGC, NEET & CBSE examinations. Biometric data shall not be shared with any agency without the permission of the court.

11:34 am: Bengaluru: Bellandur lake continues to spill toxic foam.

11:33 am: No mobile company can demand “Aadhaar card”: Supreme Court

11:29 am: Supreme Court says, “the government needs to ensure that illegal migrants do not get Aadhaar card”.

11:29 am: Supreme Court says, “Education has taken us from thumb impression to signature, now technology has taken us from signature to thumb impression.”

11:27 am: Supreme Court says, “Aadhaar need not be made compulsory for school admissions.”

11:26 am: Supreme Court says, “education has taken us from thumb impression to signature, now technology has taken us from signature to thumb impression”.

11:24 am: Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar.

11:19 am: Aadhaar matter: Justice AK Sikri asks Centre to “introduce strong data protection law as soon as possible.”

11:11 am:Verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar: Supreme Court says, “minimal demographic & biometric data of citizens are collected by the UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolment. Aadhaar number given to a person is unique & can’t go to any other person”

11:07 am: Verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar: Justice AK Sikri says, “Aadhaar empowers the marginalised section of the society and gives them an identity, Aadhaar is also different from other ID proofs as it can’t be duplicated”.

11:06 am: Justice AK Sikri while reading out verdict in Supreme Court on constitutional validity of #Aadhaar, says, “It is better to be unique than to be best.”

11:05 am: Verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar: Justice AK Sikri has authored the judgement on behalf of him, CJI and Justice Khanwilkar. Justice Chandrachud and Justice A Bhushan have written their individual opinions.

11.04 am: Supreme Court Justice Sikri while reading out verdict on constitutional validity of Aadhaar: There is a fundamental difference between Aadhaar card and identity. Once the bio-metric information is stored, it remains in the system

10.50 am: Supreme Court’s Justice Sikri begins reading out verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar


10.40 am: SC/ST reservations in promotion: Supreme Court’s five-judge bench refuses to refer the Nagaraj judgement to a larger bench


10.24 am: The judgement will have a far reaching effect because Aadhaar is relevant for a large no. of subsidies. It is also relevant to plug loot & waste that has happened. I hope the judgement is in favour of Aadhaar: Mukul Rohatgi, as AG he represented the government in Aadhaar case

10.20 am: Delhi: Three-storey building collapses near Sawan Park in Ashok Vihar Phase 3. More details awaited

10.15 am: Tamil Nadu (Hosur): New-born baby rescued from bushes in Achettipalli today by passers-by who heard him crying. Infant admitted to hospital, probe underway. Mutugamma, one of the rescuers, says,’I brought him to hospital. He was bitten by ants all over the body.I want to adopt him’.


10.00 am: An 11 month-old baby reportedly died on-board Qatar Airways Doha-Hyderabad flight, today; Further details awaited


9.50 am: Siliguri: Police have arrested 24 bandh supporters from Bagdogra and Naxalbari areas. BJP has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal today, in protest against the death of 2 students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur

9.45 am: Sri Lankan national living in a refugee camp in Tiruchi tried to illegally cross over to Sri Lanka in a plastic boat from Rameswaram earlier today. Custom officials nabbed her in Thangachimadam.She has been taken to Ramanathapuram custom office. Inquiry being conducted.

9.30 am: Delhi: A 17-year-old boy was murdered in Mangolpuri area last night, police investigation underway

9.00 am: Howrah: Security increased in the city in view of the 12-hour bandh called by BJP in West Bengal today, in protest against the death of 2 students in a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur. Buses vandalised, bus drivers wear helmets for safety

8.00 am: Howrah: Train movement obstructed by protesters on Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line. BJP has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal today in protest against the death of 2 students following a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur.

7.00 am: West Bengal: Protesters vandalise government buses and torch tyres in Midnapore. BJP has called for a 12-hour statewide bandh today in protest against the death of a student who died following a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur.

6.30 am: West Bengal: Latest visuals from Kolkata’s Esplanade. BJP has called for a 12-hour statewide bandh today in protest against the death of a student who died following a clash with police in North Dinajpur’s Islampur.

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