New IT rules 'assault' on freedom of speech: News portal Leaflet tells HC
Digital news portal The Leaflet told the Bombay High Court on Thursday that the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 were an "assault on the fundamental right of freedom of speech".
The portal last week filed petition in the high court, challenging the new IT Rules as being violative of Articles 14 (right to equality), 19 (a) (freedom of speech and expression) and 19 (1) (g) (freedom to practice any profession, or to carry on any occupation, trade or business).
Devendra Fadnavis rubbishes talk about Munde sisters being unhappy over non-inclusion in Modi cabinet
Dismissing reports that non-inclusion of BJP's two-time MP Pritam Munde into the Union Cabinet has left her and her elder sister Pankaja Munde angry, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said attempts to malign them and spreading rumours should stop.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday carried out a major revamp of his cabinet. While 12 ministers resigned from the cabinet, a total of 43 new ministers were sworn-in.
Monsoon in revival mode; moderate showers in city, good rains likely in Maharashtra for 4-5 days
After a long gap, Maharashtra is expected to receive good rainfall for the next 4 to 5 days as the southwest monsoon has become active once again, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.
In signs of the monsoon revival in Mumbai, the city and its suburbs received light to moderate rainfall since Thursday morning.
Shubhangi Bhute, deputy director, IMD Mumbai, said the monsoon has been revived as the "synoptic situations ((pressure pattern, wind direction and speed) necessary for the monsoon have become favourable, along with formation of a low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal".