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DELHI: After taking Suo motu cognizance on a media report by a vacation bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar in a special mentioning case, in which 29 persons were injured including three advocates who suffered gunshot wounds, the Delhi High Court on Sunday ordered the transfer of Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Sanjay Singh and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harinder Singh at a special hearing at 1P.M following Saturday’s police brutality on lawyers at the Tis Hazari courts and appointed retired justice S P Garg to conduct a judicial enquiry within six weeks. Read it
DELHI : As the air pollution level crossed danger level, principal secretary to the prime minister and the cabinet secretary will hold a high-level meeting Sunday evening to discuss the issue of deteriorating air pollution in Delhi-NCR, officials said.
NRC: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Sunday strongly defended the current exercise of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, saying it would be a base document for future and was urgently needed as prior to it there was “guesswork” on the number of illegal immigrants in the state that had fuelled fear and a vicious cycle of violence. Justice Gogoi said, “NRC is not without contestations. Let me take this occasion to clarify. The NRC is not a new nor a novel idea. It founds expression as early as in the year 1951 and in particular context of Assam in year 1985 when the Assam accord was signed. In fact, the current NRC is an attempt to update the 1951 NRC.”
ASEAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for expanding of India’s multi-sectoral engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Thailand. “I welcome India-ASEAN cooperation on Indo-Pacific outlook. India’s Act East policy is an important part of our Indo-Pacific vision and ASEAN lies at the core of it. Integrated, strong and economically prospering ASEAN is in interest of India,” Modi said.
BREXIT DELAY: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31.“It is a matter of deep regret,” Johnson told Sky News, before criticising Donald Trump after the US president said the prime minister’s deal struck with Brussels would prevent a future Britain/US trade agreement.
IMMIGRANT INSURANCE: US District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday. The order put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.
MALI ATTACK: The Islamic State(IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.
HOMELAND SECRETARY: President Donald Trump said that he is going to name Chad Wolf to be the next acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the fifth person in the administration to lead the agency responsible for securing the country.
PAKISTAN: JUI-F Azadi March led by Maulana Fazlur Rehman has decided to give the government an extension in the previously set “two-day deadline” for the prime minister to resign, until a final decision by opposition members is taken during an All Parties Conference (APC).