Morning Digest | 10 die in Vaishno Devi temple stampede, Resident doctors call off strike, and more
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At least 12 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir triggered by a heavy rush of devotees, officials said on Saturday. January 1, 2022.
Attacks on Christian community, institutions | Supreme Court gives Home Ministry two weeks to collate data on action taken by at least eight States
The Supreme Court on March 29 gave the Home Ministry exactly two weeks to collate data on action taken by at least eight States regarding the registration of FIRs, status of investigation, arrests and charge sheets filed in incidents petitioners allege as attacks targeting Christian community and institutions. Chief Justice of India D. Y. Chandrachud pointed out that the order to collate the details and file a report in the apex court was given to the Ministry in September last year. Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, for the Ministry, said some of the States took time to respond.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai lashed out Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar for “openly calling BJP MLAs” to join the Congress and assuring ticket in the second list of candidates in 100 constituencies.
The scholars in Kashmir decided to set the date of the first of Ramzan as March 16, 2023 so that all significant Islamic religious occasions, including Eid, in the month of Ramzan are observed jointly and not separately.
The Supreme Court Wednesday refused urgent hearing on an appeal challenging the March 28 order of the Calcutta High Court declining to interfere with the West Bengal panchayat election process at this stage.
Ravi Teja’s Tiger Nageswara Rao, a period film based on the life of the infamous titular dacoit, is all set to hit screens on October 20
Pakistan’s government on Tuesday night introduced a bill in the parliament to curtail the discretionary powers of the chief justice, hours after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that “history would not forgive us” if parliament did not enact laws to curtail the powers of the country’s top judge.
Medical services remained crippled in Rajasthan on Wednesday after government doctors and faculty members in medical colleges went on a one-day strike in solidarity with private doctors agitating against the Right to Health Bill. Emergency services have been exempted from the strike.
Ambasamudram police officer, ASP Balveer Singh, accused of custodial torture, suspended, says T.N. CM Stalin
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin announced in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that he had issued instructions to suspend Balveer Singh, the former Assistant Superintendent of Police of Ambasamudram sub-division in Tirunelveli district, who was recently accused of custodial torture and placed in vacancy reserve since.
Disrespect of national anthem complaint: Bombay HC refuses to grant any relief to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
The Bombay High Court on March 29 refused to grant any relief to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a complaint seeking action against her for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem at an event here in 2022.
The Central Government wants to amend a section of the Metro Railways Act 2002 to ensure that no attachment of properties or bank accounts or any asset of any metro rail can ever be carried out
Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Tom in Succession, has joined Ryan Reynolds, Emma Corrin and Hugh Jackman in ‘Deadpool 3’, slated to release next year in November