Over 50k e-challans for mask related violations in Dec. 2021
Police to penalise drivers not wearing masks
In December alone, Telangana police issued 58,578 e-challans for face mask related violations across the State.
Of them, 14,596 challans were issued by the Hyderabad city police to those who were not properly wearing or not wearing masks in adherence to COVID-19 protocol.
With a sudden spike in COVID cases and several Omicron cases, police have once again intensified the ‘No Mask’ drive rule and started issuing contactless and spot e-challans to violators in the State.
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Key news stories to watch out for from Karnataka today
Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on March 29 took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘corrupt are coming on one platform’ remark, saying parties such as the JD(U) and the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray) were his allies at one point of time and are now “corrupt”, but were not so back then.
Wearing black dresses and holding placards, Congress legislators on March 29 took out a rally from MLA quarters to the Assam Assembly, protesting the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha. The Budget session of the Assembly resumed on Wednesday morning after a week-long recess. The Congress MLAs marched from the official residence of the Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia to the gates of the Assembly building.
In a major relief to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 28 renewed its request for registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat on March 29, 2023, issued notification to restore the membership of Lakshwadeep MP Mohammed Faizal P.P. on the basis of a stay order by the Kerala High Court on an earlier conviction in a criminal case.
The rupee declined by 10 paise to 82.26 against the U.S. dollar in opening trade on March 29 due to firm crude oil prices and a stronger greenback in overseas markets
India recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new coronavirus cases, the highest in five months, while the active cases increased to 11,903, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
Madras High Court commutes sentence imposed on 88-year-old man for raping 15-year-old girl, in 2013 case
The Madras High Court has commuted, from 10 years of rigorous imprisonment, to seven years, the punishment imposed on an 88-year-old shopkeeper for having a raped a 15-year-old girl child who subsequently died by suicide, in 2013. The leniency was shown considering the age and frail physical condition of the convict.
The Election Commission of India will announce the schedule for the upcoming Karnataka State election on March 29, 2023.
The 60-member Nagaland Assembly has unanimously resolved to repeal the Nagaland Municipal Act of 2001 with immediate effect, thereby negating the possibility of the State holding the elections to the urban local bodies (ULBs) with 33% of the seats reserved for women. Traditional tribal, community-based, and urban NGOs have been opposing the Niephiu Rio-led government’s March 9 decision to hold the ULB polls on May 16 following a Supreme Court directive. The Naga Hohos (apex tribal bodies) also threatened to boycott the polls if the government failed to guarantee that holding the civic polls would not violate the provisions of Article 371A of the Constitution of India granting special rights to Nagaland, including protection of Naga customary laws.