✔ SC directs DD to air prime time programme on dangers of Blue Whale game
The Supreme Court on Friday directed public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) to conceive and air a cautionary and educational programme on the dangers of Blue Whale online game, which allegedly has caused several suicides.
The court noted that “anything that threatens life should be condemned.”
✔ Journalist Vinod Verma arrested on charge of blackmailing Chhattisgarh Minister with sex CD
Former BBC journalist Vinod Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh police from his Ghaziabad residence early Friday morning on the charge of him blackmailing a Chhattisgarh Minister with a sex CD. A case had been registered against him under various sections at the Pandari police station in Raipur.
✔ Madras High Court dismisses plea to revoke censor certificate of ‘Mersal’
The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation 9PIL) petition filed by a lawyer seeking a direction to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the censor certificate issued to Vijay starrer Mersal for its ”anti GST” dialogues.
✔ Apex court stays its order to demolish multi-level car parking near Taj Mahal
The Supreme Court on Friday stayed its order directing the demolition of a multi-level car parking being built near the iconic Taj Mahal and asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a comprehensive policy on preservation and pollution in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ).
✔ US releases nearly 3000 Kennedy assassination files
The United States has released nearly 3,000 secret files related to the assassination of former president John F Kennedy which divulged details of attempts of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro besides other revelations.
✔ Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw half of its forces from trouble-hit Darjeeling, Kalimpong
The Supreme Court on Friday told the Mamata government in West Bengal that “law and order is your problem” and allowed the Union government to withdraw seven of the 15 companies of the central police forces stationed in the restive Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts and deploy them in poll-bound States.
✔ Tough fight on the cards as England, Spain clash in U17 World Cup final
A riveting contest is on the cards when England and Spain lock horns in the first-ever all- European summit clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which will have a new champion on Saturday after a record-breaking tournament.
✔ Rajasthan High Court issues notice to Centre, Rajasthan on pleas against ‘gag’ ordinance
The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre and the State government on a batch of writ petitions challenging the controversial ordinance that has extended protection to public servants against investigation.
Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award.
Mr. Akhtar received the honour in Mumbai on Thursday night at an event marking the 28th anniversary of Hridayesh Arts and the 80th birthday of veteran music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.
✔ Tamil Nadu government announces ₹10 crore for setting up Tamil Chair in Harvard
In a fillip to a proposal to set up a Chair for Tamil studies at the prestigious Harvard University, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced a sum of ₹10 crore towards the plan mooted by two United States-based Tamil enthusiasts.