CJI DY Chandrachud, Justices Hima Kohli, JB Pardiwala to Hear the Gyanvapi Mosque Case Today
Supreme Court: CJI DY Chandrachud, Justices Hima Kohli, JB Pardiwala to Hear the Gyanvapi Mosque Case Today
A bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justices Hima Kohli and JB Pardiwala will be hearing the controversial Gyanvapi Mosque case today. The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking the protection of 'shivling' found inside the Gyanvapi Mosque complex in Varanasi. On May 17, the top court had passed an interim order, directing to protect the area where the shivling was found. It also granted access to Muslims for namaz in the Gyanvapi Mosque till the maintainability of the suit is decided by the Varanasi Court. Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu parties, said that the Supreme Court's order expires on November 12 and needs to be extended. Earlier, the Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee that manages the Gyanvapi Mosque questioned the maintainability of the suit filed by Hindu women. However, it was dismissed by the Varanasi District Court.
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Chennai: Schools, Colleges Shut in Multiple Districts in Tamil Nadu Amid Heavy Rain Alert
In view of the heavy rainfall alert, schools and colleges have been shut in multiple districts of Tamil Nadu. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall alert. Taking note of it, a holiday has been declared in schools and colleges situated in Tiruvallur, Madurai, Dindigul, Kancheepuram, and Sivaganga, among other districts. The IMD has informed that a low-pressure area is forming over the Southwest Bay of Bengal off the Sri Lanka coast with associated cyclonic circulation. Tweeting about the same, IMD wrote: "The low-pressure area over southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto mid-tropospheric levels persists. It is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours," The weather department also said that isolated extremely heavy rainfall is expected over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Karaikal and Puducherry on November 11 and over Puducherry, Karaikal and over north Tamil Nadu on November 12.
Bengaluru: PM Modi Flags Off The First Vande Bharat Express In South India, Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express at the Kranthiveera Sangolli Royanna (KSR) railway station in Bengaluru. PM Modi also flagged off the Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan train under the Bharat Gaurav scheme, which sends pilgrimages from Karnataka to Kashi. The Chennai-Mysuru Vande Bharat Express is the fifth Vande Bharat Express in the country and the first in South India. The PMO said: "It will enhance connectivity between the industrial hub of Chennai and the tech and startup hub of Bengaluru and the famous tourist city of Mysuru," Meanwhile, Karnataka has become the first state to get the benefit of the Bharat Gaurav Scheme, which is a collaboration between the Karnataka government and the Ministry of Railways.
Bribes Worth ₹100 Crore Paid In Delhi Liquor Policy Scam, Claims Enforcement Directorate Agency
On Thursday, the Enforcement Directorate agency claimed that bribes worth ₹100 Crore was paid in favours in connection to the now-rolled-back Delhi liquor sales policy. The central agency even claimed that over dozens of VIPs, including Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, allegedly changed over 140 mobile phones in order to destroy digital evidence. AAP leader Manish Sisodia has categorically denied any wrongdoing and says that the charges are politically motivated. Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has also vouched for Mr Sisodia, saying that agencies like ED, and CBI have been asked by the centre to target leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party before the Gujarat Assembly Elections due next month. For the unversed, the Delhi liquor excise policy came under the CBI scanner after Delhi Lieutenant Governor recommended a CBI-led probe into the alleged irregularities found in the implementation of the new liquor policy 2021-22.