Fadnavis took oath as Maha CM, Siva Sena shunted out-Cong on footpath-23/11/19

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister on Saturday along with Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister.

The BJP staked claim to form the government on Saturday morning after which the governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari asked the Centre to withdraw the rule in Maharashtra.

Fadnavis said after taking oath that, “There was a need to form a stable government in Maharashtra. I want to thank Ajit Pawar for giving us this support. Along with Pawar there are section of MLAs and other independent legislators who are supporting us. We will now prove our majority on the floor of the house.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:

“Congratulations to @Dev_Fadnavis Ji and @AjitPawarSpeaks Ji on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM of Maharashtra respectively. I am confident they will work diligently for the bright future of Maharashtra.”

President issued the following proclamation at around 5.48 AM

New Delhi, the 23rd November, 2019

G.S.R. 873(E).—The following Proclamation issued by the President of India is published for General information:—


In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of article 356 of the Constitution, I, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India hereby revoke the Proclamation issued by me under the said article on the 12th day of November, 2019, in relation to the State of Maharashtra with effect from the 23rd day of November, 2019.

New Delhi,
The 23rd November, 2019


Ministry of Home Affairs



Police brutality on Tis Hazari lawyers: HC orders FIR, CBI assisted inquiry, suspension of police and Ex-gratia compensation

Lawyers body expressed no faith on police and Delhi Police transferred the probe to  the crime branch and ordered for special investigation team (SIT)

On Sunday Delhi High Court 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.

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 on 2nd November, 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.

The bench said Justice Garg will be assisted by directors of CBI, Vigilance and Intelligence Bureau or any other senior officers appointed by them. The court also directed to register FIR and statements of the victims u/s 161 to be recorded. Further directed ex-gratia compensation to three lawyers for Rs 50 thousand, Rs 25 thousand and Rs 10 thousand. The court also directed the police chief to ensure that no coercive is taken against lawyers.

The court also directed the Police Commissioner to take immediate action with regard to suspension of Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kanta Prasad, who allegedly dragged an advocate inside the lock up and beat him up, and ASI Pawan, who allegedly fired at the lawyers.

The Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Supreme Court Bar Association, Delhi High court Bar Association, coordination committee of Delhi district courts, which appeared and demanded that the senior officials of Delhi Police who ordered lathi charge and firing be arrested and suspended along with those who manhandled the advocates.


Mission Shakti India’s Anti-Satellite Missile

Government of india

Mission Shakti India’s Anti-Satellite Missile test conducted on 27 March 2019

Press release

March 27, 2019

I. What was the test?

1. On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex. This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in a lower orbit. The test was fully successful and achieved all parameters as per plans. The test required an extremely high degree of precision and technical capability.

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Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition of live-streaming of Ayodhya case on September 16

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a petition filed by one senior advocate Vikas Singh on behalf of activist K.N. Govindacharya.

The petitioner though not a party of the proceeding appeared through his lawyer before the Constitution Benching hearing Ayodhya Title dispute Appeal mentioned the matter by saying, that the Title appeal pertains to an issue of social and constitutional gravity. The petitioner further submitted that the result of the case will have greater social ramification, therefore to maintain transparency the hearing should be telecasted live.

The petitioner has reminded the Supreme Court of its own judgment of September 2018, which ordered live-streaming of hearings in momentous cases of national importance. The judgment is yet to be implemented.

The petitioner said “The Supreme Court has already held that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Live streaming as an extension of the principle of open courts will ensure that the interface between a court hearing with virtual reality will result in the dissemination of information in the widest possible sense, imparting transparency and accountability to the judicial process,” the petition said.

The petitioner further submitted that the Title Dispute has been pending for long nine years and the public at large want to know about the delay and day by day proceeding before the Bench.

The UAE will give highest civilian award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

19 August 2019: The UAE will give highest civilian award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Gulf state next week, The Hindu reported Monday.

According to a statement from the Indian External Affairs Ministry, Modi will visit the UAE on August 23 and 24 where he will receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civilian award of the country.

Modi would also pay a state visit to Bahrain on August 24 and 25 where he would launch the renovation of a temple of Shreenathji, it further added.

“The order in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it is awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed,” the statement said.


Dawood’s aide Moti faces extradition trial to the US in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London

July 04 2019: During the ongoing extradition trial of 51-year-old Jabir Moti, a “high-ranking member of D-Company”, Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Wednesday[July 03 2019] heard that Dawood, wanted for coordinated bombings in Mumbai in 1993 that killed more than 200 people, is currently in exile in Pakistan.

“The head of D-Company is Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian Muslim currently in exile in Pakistan. Dawood Ibrahim and his brother and top lieutenant, Anis Ibrahim, have been fugitives from India since 1993, when D-Company was implicated in coordinated bombings in Mumbai that killed more than 200 people,” according to excerpts of a US Attorney’s affidavit for extradition read out by Moti’s barrister, Edward Fitzgerald.

“The present investigation has revealed that Jabir Motiwala is a top lieutenant in D-Company who reports directly to Dawood,” he added.

Fitzgerald was trying to establish that his client being linked by the US authorities to Dawood and D-Company would mean he would be subjected to “special administrative measures” (SAMs) at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in New York, which would involve isolation and put him at the risk of harm due to his suicidal tendencies.

Dawood, who heads a vast and multifaceted illegal business, has emerged as India’s most wanted terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings.

Dawood’s aide Moti faces extradition to the US on charges of money laundering, extortion and conspiracy to import unlawful substances such as heroine.

Moti was arrested by Scotland Yard officers from a London hotel in August 2018 in connection with a US grand jury indictment following an extensive FBI investigation.