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Breaking News: Supreme Court grants bail to Arnab Goswami

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New Delhi: Supreme Court of India has granted interim bail and ordered release of Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday 11 November ordered the concerned jail authorities and the Superintendent of Police, Raigad to ensure that the release order is complied with forthwith

The order by the two Judge Bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Ms Justice Indira Banerjee says: “We are of the considered view that the High Court was in error in rejecting the applications for the grant of interim bail. We accordingly order and direct that Arnab Manoranjan Goswami, Feroz Mohammad Shaikh and Neetish Sarda shall be released on interim bail, subject to each of them executing a personal bond in the amount of Rs 50,000 to be executed before the Jail Superintendent. They are, however, directed to co-operate the investigation and shall not make any attempt to interfere with the ongoing investigation or with the witnesses.”

The appeals before the Supreme Court arose from the order of the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai on 9 November 2020 by which the applications for the grant of the interim bail moved by the appellants pending the disposal of their writ petitions were rejected.

Senior advocates Harish Salve, Siddharth Bhatnagar, Mukul Rohatgi and Gopal Shankaranarayanan represented Arnab Goswami in the Supreme Court.

Senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Amit Desai and CU Singh were from the side of the respondents – Maharashtra Government and others.

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Arnab Goswami case: Landmark observations by Supreme Court of India in matter of personal liberty

Arnab assaulted and then arrested by Maharashtra Police

Please tell people of India my life is under threat: Arnab Goswami

Free Arnab; Restore Freedom of Media

Arnab Goswami case: Landmark observations by Supreme Court of India in matter of personal liberty

Lalit Shastri

Justice at last: I’m delighted by the observations of Justice DY Chandrachud in Supreme Court on Wednesday 11 November 2020 in the Arnab Goswami case. He has made landmark observations in favour of personal liberty and freedom of expression. The apex Court has rightly pointed to the failure on the part of the High Court of Bombay when it came to addressing the issue.

There has to be active incitement and encouragement (In the matter of abetment to suicide)

We are travelling on the path of destruction if we don’t interfere today

Our democracy is extraordinarily resilient. Governments must ignore all this. This is not the basis on which elections are fought

Can’t deny bail on technical grounds. This is not a case of terrorism.

Newsroom24x7 has a message for those equating Goswami’s arrest with the arrest of a few in Uttar Pradesh, who were strutting around as journalists, have links with PFI and are accused of anti-national activities. They should see reason and desist from drawing a parallel or any kind of analogy because if they do so they would be inviting rebuke and criticism based on facts.

Also check: Breaking News: Supreme Court grants bail to Arnab Goswami

Supreme Court upholds the transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput case to CBI

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New Delhi: Supreme Court of India on Wednesday 19 August 2020 passed order to uphold the transfer of Patna Police’s FIR in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case to the CBI.

The single Judge bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy said the Bihar government is competent to transfer the case to the CBI for investigation.

The apex Court order says:

“While the steps taken by the Mumbai police in the limited inquiry under Section 174 CrPC may not be faulted on the material available before this Court, considering the apprehension voiced by the stakeholders of unfair investigation, this Court must strive to ensure that search for the truth is undertaken by an independent agency, not controlled by either of the two state governments (Bihar and Maharashtra). Most importantly, the credibility of the investigation and the investigating authority, must be protected.”

Further, the order says:

“The ongoing investigation by the CBI is held to be lawful. In the event a new case is registered at Mumbai on the same issue, in the fitness of things, it would be appropriate if the latter case too gets investigated by the same agency, on the strength of this Court’s order. Such enabling order will make it possible for the CBI to investigate the new case, avoiding the rigors of Section 6 of the DSPE Act, requiring consent from the State of Maharashtra.

The order concludes by underscoring “to ensure public confidence in the investigation and to do complete justice in the matter, this Court considers it appropriate to invoke the powers conferred by Article 142 of the Constitution. As a Court exercising lawful jurisdiction for the assigned roster, no impediment is seen for exercise of plenary power in the present matter. Therefore while according approval for the ongoing CBI investigation, if any other case is registered on the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the surrounding circumstances of his unnatural death, the CBI is directed to investigate the new case as well.


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Supreme Court orders States to pay for the travel of migrant workers

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered not to charge the migrant workers for their travel back home. The court ordered that fare should be shared by originating and destination states and railways to be in charge of providing them food and water.

The apex court has passed this order taking serious note of migrants distress due to COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown. The Supreme Court’s order also comes as a censure of and lapses on part of both Centre and states when it comes ensuring the welfare of the migrant labourers. Significantly this order also brings in sharp focus the Opposition parties and more particularly Congress President Sonia Gandhi who launched the Speak up campaign against the Modi Government by blaming the Centre for not taking care of the migrant workers who have been forceed to return home him walking hundreds of kilometres. In some of these States, the Congress is in power or it is a ruling ally.

Close on the heels of the Supreme Court order, there was an official statement on Thursday, 28 May 2020 underscoring that Indian Railways has distributed more than 85 lakh free meals and about 1.25 crore free water bottles to nearly 50 lakh migrants travelling in Shramik Special Trains.

The number of cases under active medical supervision was 86,110 on Thursday evening. So far, a total of 67,691 people has been cured. In the last 24 hours, 3,266 patients were found cured. This takes our total recovery rate to 42.75%.

Cabinet Secretary reviewed COVID situation in 13 worst affected cities

Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with Municipal Commissioners, District Magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities to take a review of the situation. Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories concerned attended the meeting.The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst Coronavirus affected locations and constitute about 70 per cent of the positive cases in the country.The 13 focus cities are Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi / New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata / Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu).The measures taken by the officials and the staff of the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were reviewed in the meeting.

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council
Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) here today. The meeting reviewed the current global and domestic macro-economic situation, financial stability and vulnerabilities issues, major issues likely to be faced by banks and other financial institutions as also regulatory and policy responses, Liquidity / Solvency of NBFCs/HFCs/MFIs and other related issues. Besides, market volatility, domestic resource mobilisation and capital flows issues were also discussed by the Council.The Council noted that the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis poses a serious threat to the stability of the global financial system as the ultimate impact of the crisis and the timing of recovery, is uncertain at this point of time.

Indian Railways operationalizes 3543 “Shramik Special” trains till 27th May2020 (1000hrs)across the country and transports around 48 lacs passengers to their home states through “Shramik Special” trains in 26 days
As on 27th May 2020, a total of 3543 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. On 26.05.2020, 255 Shramik Specials were originated. Till now, around 48 lacs migrants have been transported through Shramik Special Trains in 26 days.These 3543 trains were originated from various states. The top five States/UTs from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat(946 Trains), Maharashtra(677 Trains), Punjab(377Trains), Uttar Pradesh (243 Trains) and Bihar (215 Trains).These “Shramik Special” Trains were terminated in various States across the country. The top five states where maximum trains terminated are Uttar Pradesh(1392 Trains), Bihar(1123 Trains), Jharkhand(156 Trains), Madhya Pradesh(119 Trains), Odisha (123 Trains).

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Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with Municipal Commissioners, District Magistrates of 13 COVID-19 hit cities to take a review of the situation. Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories concerned attended the meeting.The meeting bears significance as these 13 cities are considered to be the worst Coronavirus affected locations and constitute about 70 per cent of the positive cases in the country.The 13 focus cities are Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi / New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata / Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu).The measures taken by the officials and the staff of the municipal corporations for the management of COVID-19 cases were reviewed in the meeting.

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council
Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) here today. The meeting reviewed the current global and domestic macro-economic situation, financial stability and vulnerabilities issues, major issues likely to be faced by banks and other financial institutions as also regulatory and policy responses, Liquidity / Solvency of NBFCs/HFCs/MFIs and other related issues. Besides, market volatility, domestic resource mobilisation and capital flows issues were also discussed by the Council.The Council noted that the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis poses a serious threat to the stability of the global financial system as the ultimate impact of the crisis and the timing of recovery, is uncertain at this point of time.

Indian Railways operationalizes 3543 “Shramik Special” trains till 27th May2020 (1000hrs)across the country and transports around 48 lacs passengers to their home states through “Shramik Special” trains in 26 days
As on 27th May 2020, a total of 3543 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. On 26.05.2020, 255 Shramik Specials were originated. Till now, around 48 lacs migrants have been transported through Shramik Special Trains in 26 days.These 3543 trains were originated from various states. The top five States/UTs from where maximum trains originated are Gujarat(946 Trains), Maharashtra(677 Trains), Punjab(377Trains), Uttar Pradesh (243 Trains) and Bihar (215 Trains).These “Shramik Special” Trains were terminated in various States across the country. The top five states where maximum trains terminated are Uttar Pradesh(1392 Trains), Bihar(1123 Trains), Jharkhand(156 Trains), Madhya Pradesh(119 Trains), Odisha (123 Trains).