Top news of the day: Rafale review pleas dismissed, Sabarimala review pleas to wait for larger bench decision, and more

The Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on November 14, 2019.

The Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala on November 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI


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Supreme Court dismisses Rafale review pleas, asks Rahul Gandhi to be ‘more careful’ in future

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi dismissed petitions seeking a review of the December 14, 2018 judgment upholding the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft. The Bench also closed a criminal contempt petition against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing the phrase chowkidar chor hai to the court. It wondered whether Mr. Gandhi had even perused its order before making the statement. Mr. Gandhi had apologised to the court. | Chronology of events

Sabarimala review pleas to wait

A majority judgment delivered by a five-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday kept a final decision on the Sabarimala review and writ petitions in abeyance till a larger Bench of seven judges delivers an “authoritative pronouncement” on the exact role a non-epistolary court can play in deciding whether a particular practice is essential or integral to a religion. The review Bench, however, did not pass any interim order for stay of its September 26, 2018 judgment, which upheld the right of women aged between 10 and 50 to enter and worship at the temple in Kerala. | Chronology of events

AGR woes: Vodafone Idea posts Q2 loss at ₹50,921 crore | Bharti Airtel posts net loss of ₹23,045 crore

In its order on October 24 on Adjusted Gross Revenue, the Supreme Court had ruled in favour of DoT, and had directed telecom operators to pay their dues to the government within a period of three months.

Sanjay Raut slams Amit Shah, says details of talks should have reached Narendra Modi

“I have not heard Amit Shah saying it, I had heard Modiji saying it (that Mr. Fadnavis will become CM once again). Considering the PM’s stature, we did not counter him. But whatever was decided between Amit Shah and Uddhavji in a closed room, Modiji was not apprised of it. Is Modiji being kept away from the Shiv Sena?”

BJP fields 13 disqualified MLAs for Karnataka bypolls

Earlier in the day, 16 of the 17 disqualified MLAs joined the BJP in the presence of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. The party is yet to announce tickets for two other poll bound constituencies — Shivajinagar and Ranibennur. Disqualified MLA from Shivajinagar R. Roshan Baig did not join the BJP. Another disqualified MLA R. Shankar from Ranibennur has also not yet been announced.

IIT Madras student death probe transferred to Central Crime Branch

Chennai Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan said the investigation into the death of 19 year- old- girl student, Fathima Latheef, in IIT-Madras campus has been transferred to Central Crime Branch.

Writers, journalists across the world ask govt. to review Taseer OCI decision

The Home Ministry had revoked writer Aatish Taseer’s OCI last week, saying he had “concealed the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin”

ED arrests ex-Ranbaxy promoter

Malvinder Singh was earlier arrested by the EOW of the Delhi police on October 10 in connection with the alleged ₹2,397-crore Religare Finvest Ltd funds misappropriation case.

Pakistan rules out any deal with India in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

“Any step taken to implement the ICJ’s decision regarding Mr. Jadhav will be according to the Constitution,” says Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mohammad Faisal.

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