Top news of the day: Rahul and Priyanka detained while proceeding to Hathras; Supreme Court says pandemic can’t be an excuse to deny workers their dignity of labour, and more

A policeman stops Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while he was on his way to Hathras at Yamuna Expressway in Noida on October 1, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Rahul, Priyanka detained while proceeding to Hathras

Police sources said they have been detained under Section 188 of the IPC for violating prohibitive orders. The leaders have been taken to the Buddh International Circuit, the racing track in Greater Noida.

Autopsy report of Hathras victim confirms injury to cervical spine

The girl was brutally assaulted by four upper caste men on September 14 in Boolagarhi village of Hathras, and after a long struggle for life in Aligarh’s J.N. Medical College and Hospital, passed away in Safdarjung Hospital on September 30.

Why was Hathras woman cremated in a hurry, National Commission for Women asks U.P. Police chief

The victim’s family have said that despite their appeals to the District Magistrate for permission to take the body home for last rites, the police went ahead with the cremation while most of her family members were away.

Pandemic can’t be an excuse to deny workers their dignity of their labour: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has quashed a Gujarat government notification exempting factories from paying overtime wages to workers during the lockdown between April 20 and July 19.

Most fakes are ₹2,000 notes: NCRB

Four years after demonetisation, the highest number of all counterfeit notes seized in 2019 was in the denomination of ₹2,000, according to the National Crime Records Bureau’s annual Crime in India report.

Ordnance Factory Board dismisses Army’s reports attributing accidents to poor quality ammunition

According to internal data of the Army between 2014 and 2019, there were 403 incidents due to poor quality of ammunition manufactured by OFB, due to which the Army suffered 25 deaths and 146 injuries and also disposed of ₹960 crore worth of ammunition before the shelf life was complete.

Supreme Court gives bail to terror accused charged under UAPA

Accused Aadil Ansari is booked under Section 43D(5) of the UAPA for allegedly indulging in terror activities. It is practically impossible to get bail under this provision. It allows a court to reject bail even if police documents or the prosecutor suggests the allegations are “prima facie true”.

Coronavirus | U.S. commits $1.9 million to India to support informal sector workers, micro enterprises

“The financial assistance from US Agency for International Development (USAID), extended generously by the American people to partners in India, will support efforts to rebuild local economies and improve the livelihoods of Indians who have been hit hardest by this pandemic,” U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster said.

Coronavirus | Push to bring COVID-19 vaccines to the poor faces trouble

In one of the biggest obstacles, rich countries have locked up most of the world’s potential vaccine supply through 2021, and the U.S. and others have refused to join the project, called Covax.

Outage freezes Tokyo Stock Exchange

There was no indication that the outage at the world’s third-largest exchange resulted from hacking or other cybersecurity breaches.

GST collections at ₹ 95,480 crore in September

The revenues for the month are 4% higher than the total GST collection in the same month in 2019.

IPL 2020 | Ambati Rayudu comeback big boost as CSK take on upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rayudu’s much-awaited comeback will be a shot in the arm for an under-pressure Chennai Super Kings when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have shown resilience after early setbacks, in the IPL in Dubai on October 2.

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