Top stories of the day: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea to live-stream Ayodhya hearings, Vaiko files habeas corpus petition to produce Farooq Abdullah, and more

Fishermen wait after casting their net at the Dal Lake in Srinagar on September 11, 2019.

Fishermen wait after casting their net at the Dal Lake in Srinagar on September 11, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

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Supreme Court agrees to hear plea to live-stream Ayodhya title dispute hearings

Appearing before the five-judge Bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, senior advocate Vikas Singh, for activist K.N. Govindacharya, said the hearings concerned an issue of social and constitutional gravity. The Govindacharya petition has reminded the Supreme Court of its own judgment of September 2018 that ordered live-streaming of hearings in momentous cases of national importance. The judgment is yet to be implemented.

Vaiko moves Supreme Court to produce Farooq Abdullah in court and set him free

Habeas corpus petition says former Jammu and Kashmir CM is scheduled to attend a conference in Chennai on September 15.

P.K. Mishra appointed Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed his most trusted bureaucratic aide P.K. Mishra as his Principal Secretary in place of Nripendra Misra, who recently stepped down from the top job at the Prime Minister’s Office. Former Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha, who was appointed as Official on Special Duty in the PMO, is appointed as Principal Advisor to the PM from September 11.

New Motor Vehicle Act will not be implemented in Bengal: Mamata

“We are not implementing the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, which was passed recently in the Parliament, at present in West Bengal because it is very harsh. Of course we are going for a “Safe Drive Save Life” campaign,” the Chief Minister told journalists at the State Secretariat.

Patel was right, Nehru wrong on Kashmir: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Minister said Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was a “historical blunder” and by scrapping that special status, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown “immense courage and corrected that historical wrong”.

Modi says India fully capable of dealing with the challenge of terrorism

Strong roots of terrorism flourishing in “our neighbourhood”, the Prime Minister says.

Chidambaram moves Delhi High Court for bail

Mr. Chidambaram also challenged a trial court order’s September 5 order remanding him to 14 days judicial custody in the case till September 19.

Gifts given to PM to go under the hammer from September 14

The base price of a silk print with the Prime Minister’s face is set as ₹2.50 lakh.

Chandrababu Naidu placed under preventive detention, say police

Additional police forces have been deployed at the former CM’s house; TDP claims several leaders are under house arrest.

Data: India’s policemen work overtime, but most don’t get paid extra

The “Status of Policing in India Report 2019“ is based on a sample survey of 11,834 police personnel across 105 locations in 21 States. The survey was conducted between February and April 2019.

Hong Kong protesters hit pause in memory of September 11

Hong Kong has been rocked by months of sometimes violent unrest, prompted by anger over planned legislation to allow extraditions to China, but broadening into calls for democracy and for Communist rulers in Beijing to leave the city alone.

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, however, referred the matter to Britain’s Supreme Court for resolution. A hearing there is due to begin on September 17.

Three Indians among hockey officials appointed for Tokyo Olympics

While there is no Indian umpire in the women’s panel, Raghu Prasad and Javed Shaikh have been named in the men’s panel of umpires. Among three medical officers, Bibhu Nayak is from India.

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